View Sidebar

Post Tagged with: holidays

Deep Sea Spooks

Deep Sea Spooks


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!

October 29, 20120 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
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
Libby balloon at Red, White, & Boom 2012

Libby balloon at Red, White, & Boom 2012

Thank you to everyone who had their picture taken with the library’s 25′ Libby balloon! It was a great time! Checkout all of the pictures on our facebook page.

July 6, 20121 comment
St. Patrick and the snakes

St. Patrick and the snakes

While most of us are familiar with the story of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland (no, not in his Toyota Camry), there is no evidence that there were any snakes in Ireland for him to drive out. In fact, there is only one land reptile species native to Ireland; the common lizard.

March 5, 20120 comments