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Take Grandma to see a mummy!

Take Grandma to see a mummy!

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.

For information on museum hours and exhibits visit www.figgeart.org for the Figge Museum and www.putnam.org for the Putnam Museum.

November 17, 20110 comments
Banned Books Week Reading by Whoopie Goldberg

Banned Books Week Reading by Whoopie Goldberg

Here is a reading by Whoopie Goldberg from one of Shel Silversteins books. 

 

Why do you feel Silverstein’s books are banned or challenged?

This video was provided by the American Library Association.

September 27, 20110 comments
USPTO Names the Davenport Public Library to Support Intellectual Property Information Needs of Inventors and Entrepreneurs

USPTO Names the Davenport Public Library to Support Intellectual Property Information Needs of Inventors and Entrepreneurs

First Center Focused on Electronic Access and Training for Patent and Trademark Information in the Nation

WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the designation of Iowa’s Davenport Public Library as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). As the 81st library in the nationwide network, Davenport marks Iowa’s return to the PTRC program and serves as the first center in the nation geared away from the “paper depository” concept towards electronic access and training for patent and trademark information.

Replacing the State Library of Iowa, the former PTRC for the state, the Davenport Public Library will provide a place for Iowans to access patent and trademark information with the help of USPTO trained librarians. USPTO’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center – formerly known as the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program (PTDL) – is a nationwide network of public, state, special and academic libraries authorized to disseminate patent and trademark information and to support inventors, intellectual property attorneys/agents, business people, researchers, entrepreneurs, students, historians and the general public who are not able to come to USPTO’s offices in Alexandria, Virginia.

Services at the libraries are free and include assistance in using patent and trademark information, training on USPTO databases and hosting public seminars on intellectual property topics for novice and experienced innovators. A list of the current PTRC libraries can be found on the USPTO website at www.uspto.gov/go/ptdl.

The all electronic Patent and Trademark Resource Center will open to the public and celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, September 8, 2011. There will be a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. at the entrance to the Main Library, 321 Main Street. Mayor Bill Gluba, the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce, and other elected officials will be on hand to celebrate the opening. Training with Tom Turner from the USPTO will be from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Members of a panel of local resources who work specifically in the patent, trademark and intellectual properties realm will begin at 2 p.m. If you wish to participate in the training on Thursday, September 8, please R.S.V.P. to Karen Neal at 563.326.7841.

The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) program began in 1871 when federal law first provided for the distribution of printed patents to libraries for use by the public. A list of all the current libraries can be found on USPTO’s website at www.uspto.gov/products/library/ptdl/locations/index.jsp.

To stay current with the USPTO, subscribe to regular e-mail updates at www.uspto.gov/subscribe.

August 30, 20110 comments
Iowa Fallen Soldier Exhibit at the Davenport Public Library through Tuesday, August 23!

Iowa Fallen Soldier Exhibit at the Davenport Public Library through Tuesday, August 23!

There are only four days left to check out this amazing display of those Iowans who died for our freedom! The exhibit is on display at the Main Street Library (321 Main Street) through Tuesday, August 23! A video will be posted soon showing the opening ceremony this past Monday, August 15!

August 19, 20110 comments
FROZEN LEMONADE FROM CAMS HITS THE SPOT!

FROZEN LEMONADE FROM CAMS HITS THE SPOT!

Did you miss the note yesterday about grabbing your library items before the heat wave hit? No fear! Go to the library’s website at www.davenportlibrary.com to experience books, movie, education, and more. The library’s 24/7 will keep you cool on a hot day!

If you have to go out, stop by and get out of the heat for a while. Make sure you stop by Cam’s Coffee House for a cold drink. I just had a frozen lemonade from Cams and it was AWESOME!

July 15, 20111 comment