World Origami Days span October 24-November 11. Wonder why it is 2 1/2 weeks long? October 24 is the birthdate of Lillian Oppenheimer, the founder of the first origami group in America and was chosen as the date for American Origami Day. November 11 is the date on which Japan celebrates their Origami Day. In order to unify the celebrations, OrigamiUSA created World Origami Days.
So why not try your hand at some origami creations? The Library has tons of books on origami for people of all skill levels, so why not give it a shot? I will even though I usually can’t even manage a proper crane.
No, I am not suggesting that you to vandalize library property; I am inviting you to create art. The Davenport Public Library will be offering a “Book Sculpting” program on March 17 at 2:00 p.m at the Fairmount Branch. Book Sculpting is a great way to repurpose old books into 3-D art. This program is free. Registration is required and space is limited, so sign up soon! In the meantime, check out some breathtaking examples of book sculptures by Brian Dettmer and Kylie Stillman.
With Thanksgiving one week away and Christmas peering ominously around the corner, you may have family coming to town to visit. If you are running short on ideas for entertaining your visitors, why not stop into the Davenport Public Library and check out a Putnam or Figge Museum pass? Each pass is good for four museum admissions and you can use them for up to a week. Museum passes are available at all three of our locations on a first-come, first-served basis, so drop in soon. Your grandma will thank you.
Take time to check-out the first episode of KidTV. Each segment is kept seperate so that you have the opportunity to listen at your convenience. The total time allotment for the program is about 15 minutes.