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COMMUNITY SHRED DAY!

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY!

Saturday, April 2                                                                 Wednesday, April 6

9 – 11 a.m.                                                                             3 – 5:30 p.m.

Fairmount Branch Library                                               Eastern Avenue Branch Library

The Davenport Public Library partnering, for the fourth year, with Document Destruction and Recycling Services to present Community Shred Days for Money Smart Week 2011. This year we are going to have two events. On Saturday, April 2nd from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fairmount Branch (3000 N. Fairmount Ave.) and on Wednesday, April 6th from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Branch (3000 Eastern Ave.), people can drop off items to be shredded. This program is offered in conjunction with Money Smart Week Quad Cities, and is a great way to kick off your spring cleaning efforts.

Bring all of your personal documents – papers, bills, and miscellanea – to one of these free events and local company Document Destruction & Recycling Services will haul it away to be shredded, with full confidentiality. Participating in this program could save you from identity theft.
Money Smart Week (MSW) Quad Cities corresponds with state-wide efforts that will take place at the same time for MSW Iowa and MSW Illinois. More than 30 local organizations have been meeting on a monthly basis to plan, network and leverage resources for a weeklong package of activities and events. For a full listing of MSW activities taking place throughout the Quad Cities, visit www.moneysmartweek.org/quadcities.
The Library would like to thank local company, Document Destruction & Recycling Services, for their donation of services. We couldn’t offer this free program without their help.

March 31, 20110 comments
FROM SLAVE TO SOLDIER

FROM SLAVE TO SOLDIER

 

 Slave to Soldier PA

 

THE DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA PRESENTS

“FROM SLAVE TO SOLDIER”

 

Experience the transition from slave to soldier in the Civil War

 

 

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.

at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) 

Nationally known speaker, Joseph McGill, will explore the experience of African Americans who left slavery to join the Union soldiers of the Civil War.  McGill speaks from personal experience as the founder of the re-enactor’s 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the group of African American soldiers highlighted in the film Glory.  He will also speak about The Slave Cabin Project, an initiative backed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that is designed to bring attention to the dilapidated state of many slave cabins across the South.  He is frequently pictured near these important pieces of US history holding a sign stating “This Place Matters.” 

All ages are welcome to attend this free event.

 

For more information, contact the African American Museum of Iowa at 319.862.2101 or visit www.education@blackiowa.org.


                                       Contact the Davenport Public Library at 563.326.7832 or                                 www.davenportlibrary.com.

March 21, 20110 comments
THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT: WWI to WWII

THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT: WWI to WWII

The Davenport Public Library, Bettendorf Public Library, and Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities are partnering to bring the area an unprecedented four-part lecture series covering the history of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, presented by Dr. Art Pitz.

Lecture 1 – “A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Pre-WWI”will happen on Monday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive). Lecture 2 – “WWI through WWII and Aftermath,”will happen on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library Eastern Avenue Branch (3000 Eastern Avenue). Lecture 3, exploring the years of 1948-1967, will happen on Monday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library. The final lecture, covering 1967 to the present, will happen on Monday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library Eastern Avenue Branch. This series is appropriate for teens through adults.

Dr. Art Pitz has been studying and teaching about the modern Middle East for many years. He and his wife have been to Israel and the West Bank several times and have developed friendships in both areas. This program is funded by the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library, the FRIENDS of the Bettendorf Public Library, and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

For more information about these lectures, contact Allan Ross of the Jewish Federation, at 563-793-1300.

March 14, 20110 comments