Closed for Labor Day
All three Davenport Public Library locations will be closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen our normal hours on Tuesday, August 3rd. As always, our website is available 24 hours a day.
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Closed for Memorial Day
All three Davenport Public Library locations will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen our normal hours on Tuesday, May 28th. As always, our website is available 24 hours a day.
Thank you, and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Happy Pi Day!
March 14th is the U.S. House of Representatives-approved Pi Day! Pi (π) is the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and is approximately equal to 3.14–hence the date March 14th (3.14)!
You can celebrate Pi Day by checking out one of our many books on the subject. Rather read something a little less technical? Try “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure” by Cindy Neuschwander:
When Sir Cumference drinks a potion which turns him into a dragon, his son Radius searches for the magic number known as pi which will restore him to his former shape.
Pi is not to be confused with the protagonist of Life of Pi.
Pi Day is also not to be confused with Pie Day, which is January 23rd. You know what? Go ahead and confuse them, because…pie.
KFC for Christmas dinner?
In Japan, KFC fried chicken is traditional Christmas dinner fare, with people lining up for blocks to order and pick up their chicken. This is mostly due to a 1970′s ad campaign suggesting that fried chicken is served at Christmas dinners in the United States.
However you celebrate, the Davenport Public Library would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season. For your convenience holiday hours are listed below.
Santa is coming to the Library again!
Have you been good this year? I bet you have, so come see Santa at the Main Library on Saturdays, December 1, 8, and 15! Santa will be at the Library from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Be sure to be in line no later than 2:15 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to take their child’s photo with Santa; so don’t forget your camera! Everyone is invited to this FREE event.
For more holiday fun, check out these names for Santa from around the world. My favorite it the Chinese name for Santa, Dun Che Lao Ren, or “Christmas Old Man.”