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Who is Jonas Grumby?

Who is Jonas Grumby?

Though rarely used after the series pilot, Jonas Grumby was the name of the Skipper on Gilligan’s Island.

You are not related to the Skipper; he is a fictional character from a TV show. But, if you are hard-pressed to fill out the real names on some of the branches of your family tree, in addition to regular weekday hours, the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center is open on the second Sunday of January, February, and March from 1-4pm for genealogy and local history research.  Who knows? You might just find you have an ancestor in common with Alan Hale Jr. (the actor who portrayed the Skipper.)

January 9, 20130 comments
LaWanda Roudebush Retirement Reception – Post Your Congratulation Wishes Here

LaWanda Roudebush Retirement Reception – Post Your Congratulation Wishes Here

Retirement Open House and Reception for LaWanda Roudebush, Davenport Public Library Director

Lawanda for newsletter - no edits2Join the staff, library board, and FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) for an open house and reception for LaWanda Roudebush.  She ends nine years (8/6/2003 – 1/31/2013) of dedicated and enthusiastic service as the Davenport Public Library Director!

Please stop by to congratulate and wish her well in her retirement!  In lieu of gifts, please consider a donation to the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library.

 

POST YOUR CONGRATULATION, THANK YOU, AND HAPPY RETIREMENT WISHES IN THE COMMENT SECTION FOR THIS POST!  We will print them off for LaWanda after her retirement on January 31.

January 3, 201310 comments
Rock-Paper-Scissors

Rock-Paper-Scissors

Do you always lose to your friends in Rock-Paper-Scissors? Believe it nor not, there are tips that you can employ to get the upper hand (pun completely intended.) If higher-stakes strategy piques your interest, DPL has non-fiction books under call number 355 that cover wartime strategy and tactics.

If you think that Rock-Paper-Scissors is too simplistic, then you are wrong, but you are welcome to try Rock-Paper-Scissors Plus.

Just don’t come crying to me when you sprain a ring-finger pulling a “Wolf.”

 

January 2, 20130 comments