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DPL on Pinterest: Read it First

DPL on Pinterest: Read it First

For those of you unaware, the Davenport  Public Library has been all over Pinterest! Pinterest is a virtual scrapbook to show off what you love, or a different way to bookmark things you don’t want to forget about. Common subjects are DIY projects, recipes, books, art, movies, clothes, accessories, celebrities, remodeling, and decorations.

Here is a board of books that are coming out as movies in the upcoming year!


May 1, 20130 comments
Neil Gaiman’s March Madness

Neil Gaiman’s March Madness

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman (author of the The Sandman graphic novels, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book) is a big fan of libraries. And let’s face it, we’re huge fans of Neil Gaiman! To celebrate, here are 12 short stories by Neil Gaiman which he “wrote in in three days of madness.” He goes on to explain, “Each one very different, each one inspired by a reply to a question I’d twittered to the world.” I love authors who interact with their fans.

Speaking of free things from Neil Gaiman… Do you know where else you can find his work for free? The library, of course! So much Neil Gaiman.

On a related note, did you know Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is being made into a television mini-series? Not only that, but the screenplay is being written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones! If you just thought to yourself, “Wow, that sounds amazing,” you would be correct. No word yet on a release date, but that gives you plenty of time to read (or re-read!) the book.

Good Omens

March 4, 20130 comments
Know when to fold ‘em

Know when to fold ‘em

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.

October 24, 20120 comments
Banned Books Week 2012

Banned Books Week 2012

Banned Books Week, September 24 through October 6, is the perfect opportunity to exercise your freedom to read. Celebrate by reading a banned book! All three locations of the Davenport Public Library have BBW displays full of banned books ready to be checked out!

I promise you won’t regret it if you take a moment to watch the below video which includes quotes from some of the most beloved banned books. I can’t promise that you won’t get misty-eyed, though.

 

September 24, 20120 comments
Hooray for hairy feet!

Hooray for hairy feet!

Kick off your shoes, eat a couple of breakfasts, and celebrate! In recognition of the shared birthday of hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, September 22nd is Hobbit Day which has been in observance for over 30 years.

What can you do to celebrate Hobbit Day? Check out these ideas for a Hobbit Day party. Find out your hobbit name with this nifty Hobbit Name Generator. Stop in the library to check out a J.R.R. Tolkien novel or borrow one of our DVDs of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. And don’t forget to tell them Cora Sandybanks of Frogmorton sent ya.

September 18, 20120 comments