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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
Stop in to get your items before the heat wave hits!

Stop in to get your items before the heat wave hits!

According to local forecasts it is going to get hot and steamy over the next week. Get a head start so you don’t have to go out later. Stop by the library and get some books and movies, go home, crank up the air, and relax. You probably deserve it!

July 14, 20110 comments
Teen ‘Battle of the Bands’ Registrations Due This Week!

Teen ‘Battle of the Bands’ Registrations Due This Week!

If you are in a teen band, a teen soloist, or in a small group of teen musicians be sure to get your registration turned in at one of the Davenport libraries this week. There is a $20 registration fee, but the top band wins $100 and two more paid gigs worth $200 each! First place $500, second place $275, and third place $200 total!

The battle takes place at the Eastern Avenue Branch on Saturday, July 9 from 1:30 – 4:30. 

For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com

REGISTRATION FORM!

 

June 28, 20110 comments
2011 SUMMER READING KICKOFF CARNIVAL, SATURDAY, JUNE 4!

2011 SUMMER READING KICKOFF CARNIVAL, SATURDAY, JUNE 4!

Kids of all ages, kickoff your summer fun at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) with the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 4 p.m.!  Play games, win fun prizes, knock one of the teen volunteers into the dunk tank, and signup for the “One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading Program.  All of these great activities and more are FREE for the entire family!

When you need a little break from all of the fun and excitement visit the FRIENDS Bookstore for some real bargains, then stop across  the hall at Cam’s Coffee House for fabulous food and drinks!  Just think, you get entertainment,  fun, check-out library materials, and sign-up for the summer reading program all for FREE and then buy a book and have lunch for around $5.00!  No where else in the Quad Cities can you get all of this excitement for such a great deal!

Kids and teens receive a free book for their half-way prize and the first 1600 finishers (total of all age groups combined) receive a FREE summer reading t-shirt.  Also, upon completion enter your name into a drawing for a chance to win an i-Pod Touch, a Color Nook, or a giant stuffed tiger!    The summer reading program ends August 4 at the Bix Porch Party, featuring Don Estes and the Prairie Area Ramblers, clowns, a stilt walker, and much more!

Keep track of all our fun activities throughout the year on our blogs at blogs.davenportlibrary.com or go now to www.davenportlibrary.com and visit the “Calendar of Events” for a list of all of the AWESOME SUMMER FUN at YOUR DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY!

June 3, 20113 comments