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Stop in to get your items before the heat wave hits!

Stop in to get your items before the heat wave hits!

According to local forecasts it is going to get hot and steamy over the next week. Get a head start so you don’t have to go out later. Stop by the library and get some books and movies, go home, crank up the air, and relax. You probably deserve it!

July 14, 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 www.davenportlibrary.com

REGISTRATION FORM!

 

June 28, 20110 comments
2011 SUMMER READING KICKOFF CARNIVAL, SATURDAY, JUNE 4!

2011 SUMMER READING KICKOFF CARNIVAL, SATURDAY, JUNE 4!

Kids of all ages, kickoff your summer fun at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) with the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 4 p.m.!  Play games, win fun prizes, knock one of the teen volunteers into the dunk tank, and signup for the “One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading Program.  All of these great activities and more are FREE for the entire family!

When you need a little break from all of the fun and excitement visit the FRIENDS Bookstore for some real bargains, then stop across  the hall at Cam’s Coffee House for fabulous food and drinks!  Just think, you get entertainment,  fun, check-out library materials, and sign-up for the summer reading program all for FREE and then buy a book and have lunch for around $5.00!  No where else in the Quad Cities can you get all of this excitement for such a great deal!

Kids and teens receive a free book for their half-way prize and the first 1600 finishers (total of all age groups combined) receive a FREE summer reading t-shirt.  Also, upon completion enter your name into a drawing for a chance to win an i-Pod Touch, a Color Nook, or a giant stuffed tiger!    The summer reading program ends August 4 at the Bix Porch Party, featuring Don Estes and the Prairie Area Ramblers, clowns, a stilt walker, and much more!

Keep track of all our fun activities throughout the year on our blogs at blogs.davenportlibrary.com or go now to www.davenportlibrary.com and visit the “Calendar of Events” for a list of all of the AWESOME SUMMER FUN at YOUR DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY!

June 3, 20113 comments
Banned Books Week Podcast of Chris Crutcher

Banned Books Week Podcast of Chris Crutcher

2009.04.30 Chris Crutcher

As part of Banned Books Week, we are replaying a podcast of a visit that Chris Crutcher made to the Davenport Public Library about a year and a half ago as part of “Super Author Week.”  Listen to what Chris has to say about “Fostering Free Speech and Open Discourse.”  After listening to this podcast, be sure to stop by your local library and pick up one of Chris’ books and let us know what you think of his writings and whether they deserved to be banned and why?  We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

For more information about Banned Books Week visit www.ala.org/bbooks and be sure to visit your Davenport Public Library and check out some BANNED BOOKS!

September 27, 20100 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: http://blogs.davenportlibrary.com/teens.

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