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Neil Gaiman’s March Madness

Neil Gaiman’s March Madness

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman (author of the The Sandman graphic novels, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book) is a big fan of libraries. And let’s face it, we’re huge fans of Neil Gaiman! To celebrate, here are 12 short stories by Neil Gaiman which he “wrote in in three days of madness.” He goes on to explain, “Each one very different, each one inspired by a reply to a question I’d twittered to the world.” I love authors who interact with their fans.

Speaking of free things from Neil Gaiman… Do you know where else you can find his work for free? The library, of course! So much Neil Gaiman.

On a related note, did you know Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is being made into a television mini-series? Not only that, but the screenplay is being written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones! If you just thought to yourself, “Wow, that sounds amazing,” you would be correct. No word yet on a release date, but that gives you plenty of time to read (or re-read!) the book.

Good Omens

March 4, 20130 comments
KFC for Christmas dinner?

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.

December 21, 20120 comments
Santa is coming to the Library again!

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.”

November 28, 20120 comments
Thank You, Friends!!!!!

Thank You, Friends!!!!!

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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.

October 17, 20120 comments
Fairmount Branch now open Sundays!

Fairmount Branch now open Sundays!

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.

October 2, 20122 comments