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SUMMER READING KICKOFF CELEBRATION!

SUMMER READING KICKOFF CELEBRATION!

catrow-spot-8“Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event

Join the Davenport Public Library on Saturday, June 13 at the Fairmount Street Library for an afternoon of fun and entertainment.  The event runs from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the workshops beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Workshops will be presented by Ellis Kell (Music), Rick Eugene (Magic), the DePriest Puppets (Puppeteering), and David and Stacey Houk (Illustrations) and  will begin every hour on the hour and will last about 30 minutes.  Children who participate will be able to take home a percussion instrument made out of recycled material, a handmade puppet, and their very own magic trick.

Oh yeah – listen up Twilight fans.  Groovie wizard rock band, Bella Rocks!, has just been booked to help us celebrate the kickoff of the 2009 Summer Reading Program.  Her vampy songs are inspired by the one-and-only Twilight Saga (by Stephenie Meyer), and are comparable to the sounds of Paramore and Avril Lavigne.  Mark your calendars now for the party – Saturday, June 13. It all starts at noon – Bella Rocks! will hit the stage at 4:00.  Want to know more?  Visit www.myspace.com/bellarocksmusic.  You can also download her album, “Diary of a Forks Girl,” from iTunes and Amazon.

The day’s events will include Summer Reading Program sign-up, fun and educational workshops, crafts, music, cookies and juice, and a chance to become part of history. Everyone who participates in the writing and illustration area will have a page that will be submitted to a book that will be professionally bound and placed in the Richardson-Sloan Special Collection Department.

Registration is not required for this FREE event!  For more information contact Steve Hart at (563) 328-6833 or visit online at www.davenportlibrary.com.

June 9, 20091 comment
An Exciting Saturday Planned for Davenport!

An Exciting Saturday Planned for Davenport!

libby_3dThis Saturday, April 11 the Davenport Public Library has two very exciting events planned for your enjoyment!  First stop at the Fairmount Street Library at 2:00 p.m. for the unveiling of our new library mascot, Libby – The Library Dog!  Enjoy crafts, story time, and refreshments as Libby’s story is told on how she became part of the Davenport Public Library.  Children and their families will also have an opprotunity to have their picture taken with Libby!  Don’t miss welcoming our new friend!

Then the Friends of the Davenport Public Library have their inaugural RE@D – River-city Entertainment at Davenport – Variety Show at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Davenport North High School.  The show features everything from magic, to dance, to the music of sensational blues artist, Ellis Kell!  Tickets can be purchased in advance at either Davenport Public Library for $4 for children (10 and under) and seniors (55 +), and $8 for all other ages.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10 for all ages.  Visit our website for a list of all of the entertainers.

Don’t miss a very exciting day in our community!  If you want to attend both events (like myself), visit Libby at 2:00 at the Fairmount Street Library and then go to the variety show at 7:00 at the North High School Auditorium.  All proceeds go to funding the new Davenport Public Library that will be built at 6000 Eastern Avenue!  Visit our website at www.davenportlibrary.com for more information on these events and vistit the Friends of the Davenport Public Library for more information on how you can help donate to the new Eastern Avenue Library.

April 7, 20090 comments