As if great white sharks and deadly box jellyfish weren’t enough to scare you out of the briny deep: Did you know that there are also goblins and vampires in the sea? Well, goblin Sharks and vampire Squid, actually. While they look terrifying, neither poses a threat to humans, unless you consider inducing nightmares a threat. Enjoy the video clips of goblin sharks and vampire squids….if you dare.
For some fun spookiness, come to the Davenport Halloween Parade on October 31st starting at 7:00 PM and see our giant Libby balloon (weather permitting.) Click here for parade route.
Happy Halloween from the Davenport Public Library!
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 21-27 is National Friends of Libraries Week and we at the Davenport Public Library would like to take this opportunity to thank the Friends for all of their hard work and dedication in fundraising for our libraries, materials, and programs. If you are interested in becoming a Friend, call 563.326.7841. More information on our Friends group is also available at our website.
The Friends also have an exciting fundraiser that begins Monday, October 22. “Book-it, a Chair-ity Event” is a silent auction of one of a kind painted chairs and book-themed gift baskets. These items will be on display for silent auction at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library, October 22- November 8. The final event will be held on Saturday, November 10, 1-4p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library. Final bids will be taken from 1-2p.m. with the highest bid five chairs and gift boxes going to live auction at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Davenport Public Libraries. For more information call 359-5285 or 359-8259.
Starting October 7th, the Fairmount Branch Library will be open Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. Sunday hours continue through April, so here’s your chance to spend your Sunday afternoons using the computers, checking out a DVD from our extensive collection, or enjoying a book in front of the fireplace.
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.