Kids are pretty amazing; they grow and learn at such a rapid pace, you never know what they are going to come up with next. Some kids, however, are downright mind-blowing. Take, for example, Kim Ung-Yong; he is thought to possess the highest IQ (>210) of any living person. He was conversing fluently at 6 months of age and by age 4 he could read Japanese, Korean, German, and English. At the age of 5 he was able to solve differential and integral calculus problems and was invited to the United States by NASA at age 7.
Of course the Davenport Public Library can’t promise that we’ll make your child a prodigy (which may not be the worst thing considering that Ted Kaczynski, A.K.A The Unabomber was a prodigy), but we can help you get your child on the path to literacy. Learn simple ways to help your child get ready to read with “Early Literacy Tips for Parents.” Monday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Branch and Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairmount Branch, parents and caregivers of children aged 0-5 are invited to learn about easy to implement activities that they can do with their child to get them ready to read. Angie Hammond, a library assistant trained on the American Library Association’s Every Child Ready to Read program, will talk about the principles and practices years of studies have proven are essential to early literacy. Parents/caregivers will receive materials they can take home to aid in the promotion of literacy. This FREE program is for adults about children.
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Not everyone is in to the hearts and cupids of a traditional Valentine’s Day. Some bristle at the commercialism of the holiday while others are irritated by the saccharine sentimentality. Are you one of those people? If so, then I have some good news; The Davenport Public Library is holding two Anti-Valentine’s Day parties (one for adults and one for teens.) The adult Anti-Valentine’s Day party will be held on Monday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library. The teen party will be held on Tuesday, February 14th at 5:30 p.m at the Fairmount Branch Library. These light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek events will be filled with unusual activities, great music, and a lot of fun. Registration is required for these FREE parties. To register, call 563-326-7832 or visit any of the three Davenport Public Library locations.
To get in the Anti-Valentine’s Day spirit, check out the Chicago Tribune’s list of the best Anti-Valentine’s Day movies.