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Take Grandma to see a mummy!

Take Grandma to see a mummy!

With Thanksgiving one week away and Christmas peering ominously around the corner, you may have family coming to town to visit. If you are running short on ideas for entertaining your visitors, why not stop into the Davenport Public Library and check out a Putnam or Figge Museum pass? Each pass is good for four museum admissions and you can use them for up to a week. Museum passes are available at all three of our locations on a first-come, first-served basis, so drop in soon. Your grandma will thank you.

For information on museum hours and exhibits visit for the Figge Museum and for the Putnam Museum.

November 17, 20110 comments
Banned Books Week Reading by Whoopie Goldberg

Banned Books Week Reading by Whoopie Goldberg

Here is a reading by Whoopie Goldberg from one of Shel Silversteins books. 


Why do you feel Silverstein’s books are banned or challenged?

This video was provided by the American Library Association.

September 27, 20110 comments
Teen ‘Battle of the Bands’ Registrations Due This Week!

Teen ‘Battle of the Bands’ Registrations Due This Week!

If you are in a teen band, a teen soloist, or in a small group of teen musicians be sure to get your registration turned in at one of the Davenport libraries this week. There is a $20 registration fee, but the top band wins $100 and two more paid gigs worth $200 each! First place $500, second place $275, and third place $200 total!

The battle takes place at the Eastern Avenue Branch on Saturday, July 9 from 1:30 – 4:30. 

For more information visit



June 28, 20110 comments
Another busy night at Fairmount; Games, New Moon, & Foreign Films!

Another busy night at Fairmount; Games, New Moon, & Foreign Films!

new-moon1First off, there are two exciting teen events scheduled for this afternoon and this evening.  At 3:00 is the ever popular “Get Your Game On!”  At this unique event, teens can play console games like the Wii and PS2, and challenge other teens to friendly competition. Think you’re the best Super Smash Bros. player in the Quad Cities? Try out your skills in front of new friends at this fun event! Teens are also welcome to “band” together for the interactive game, Rock Band. Be the singer, the guitar player or the drummer and get a perfect score! If dancing is your thing, we’ll also have Dance Dance Revolution available. 

Following “Get Your Game On,” at 5:30 teens can celebrate the anxiously awaited release of New Moon, the second movie in the “Twilight Saga” based on the series of books by Stephenie Meyer, and debuting at movie theaters on November 20th.  Teens can make Twilight crafts, participate in Twilight games, and watch Twilight video clips. One lucky fan will win a life-sized cardboard cutout of Edward. He’s already on display at the Library, so stop by and say “hello.” For more information, visit the teen blog at:

Then at 6:00 p.m. our Off-Beat Independent Film series will show the French film, Chocolat. A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. This film is a beautiful and captivating comedy that features mouth-watering confections that inspire the straight-laced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness.  Attendees of this program will receive free popcorn, refreshments, and great discussion. Run time, 122 minutes.

For more information call us at (563) 326-7832.

November 18, 20090 comments
Flu Season Is Here, What Should You Do?

Flu Season Is Here, What Should You Do?

fluYou have probably heard about the Seasonal Flu, Bird Flu, Swine Flu (H1N1).  But, what should you do to help prevent the spread of the virus or even worse, catching it yourself?  According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), you should fight the flu with the 3 Cs. 

Number one, COVER YOUR COUGH.  You should either do this with a tissue or cough into your elbow.  Just by coughing into your hands will cause the spread of germs as soon as you touch something.

Number two, CLEAN YOUR HANDS.  Use soap and water or hand sanitizer.  There are many hand sanitizers on the market and they are very inexpensive.  Especially if you consider the cost of being off work for a week.  You might even keep a tiny bottle (usually cost $1) in your pocket.

Number three, CONTAIN GERMS.  Stay home when you are sick.  It doesn’t do anyone any good if you go to work sick.  Most likely you will pass your germs on to someone else either in the air or on a surface.  That’s how you got it to begin with.  Someone else that was sick (they may not have even known at the time) sneezed, coughed, or touched something and transmitted the germs to you.  Don’t do the same to someone else!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) goes more in depth and offers another word of advise; get a flu vaccine.  They have vaccines for the seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu, both flus are easily spread and can make you very sick.  In some cases can even cause death!  If you are not sure about a vaccine and whether you should get one or not, please contact your health care professional.

For more information about the seasonal flu, swine flu, or any of the flus visit the CDC website or  Or for more local information, visit the Scott County Health Department.  It’s better to be safe than sorry!

October 13, 20090 comments