Last week was National Friends of the Library Week and the Davenport Public Library would like to extend a HUGE thank you to our Friends that do so much to help raise funds for our libraries and our library programs. Every year the Friends raise money through their bookstores and different fundraising events. Currently the Friends of the Davenport Public Library are having a Chair-ity event. As you listen to the piece below, be sure to check out the chairs that are up for auction. They will appear after a couple of minutes in the background of the interview.
Come visit the new Eastern Avenue Branch Library on Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy a free movie, popcorn, and lemonade! This month Off-Beat Independent Films presents, “Munyurangabo.” After stealing a machete from a market in Kigali, Munyurangabo and his friend, Sangwa, leave the city on a journey tied to their pasts. Munyurangabo wants justice for his parents who were killed in the genocide, and Sangwa wants to visit the home he deserted years ago. Though they plan to visit Sangwa’s home for just a few hours, the boys stay for several days. From two separate ethnic groups, their friendship is tested when Sangwa’s wary parents disapprove of Munyurangabo, warning that “Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies.”
For more information on this or any of our hundreds of programs, please visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call 563-326-7832.
Stop by the Fairmount Branch Library this Thursday, October 14 for Computer Tutor! Trained staff will be able to help you with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, internet, job searching, setting up email accounts, and how to use library databases and catalog. Computer Tutor sessions meet on the first two Thursdays of the month at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street). The first Thursday of the month will be at 7 p.m., and the second Thursday of the month will be at 2:00 p.m. It will also meet on the third and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library (6000 Eastern Avenue). The third Wednesday of the month will be at 7 p.m., and the fourth Wednesday of the month will be at 2:00 p.m.
The program is operated on a first come, first serve basis and registration is not required. There is no set class outline or agenda. Everyone is helped on an individual basis depending on their need.
For more information on this or any of the library’s hundreds of programs visit their website at www.davenportlibrary.com and click on calendar of events.
The Davenport Public Library Fairmount Branch will have it’s 3rd annual Fairmount Fall Festival this Saturday, October 9 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. There will be free fire truck rides in a vintage fire truck from the Village of East Davenport from 12 -2 and there will also be an old civil war cannon being fired throughout the afternoon along with civil war memorabilia. We will have live music at 12:00 by local teen sensation Shyla Bruce and then the “Cadillac of Rock & Roll,” Coupe DeVille will perform at 3:30. There will be crafts and games for kids throughout the afternoon as well as the ever popular Kid Gladiators which will take place from 2 -3:30. Cam’s Coffee House will also be selling food throughout the day.