The Davenport library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. All three buildings will reopen their regular hours on Saturday November 24th – 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
The library just added 20 new kits to our Bookclub in a Box collection! These kits include a minimum of 10 copies of a book along with a folder of discussion questions and book reviews. Some of them even come with the book on CD. Here’s a list of our newest kits:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
Time is a River by Mary Alice Monroe
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Did you or your kids get a Wii, XBox 360, or PlayStation 3 for Christmas? Instead of spending tons of money to buy new games for your system, check them out from the library for free! Here are some of the latest additions to our video game collection:
We have lots of older games for all three systems as well, so feel free to search our catalog or stop by any of our three locations to see what we’ve got!
The Davenport Library will be closed December 31 and January 1 and 2 in observance of the New Years holiday. All buildings will reopen on Tuesday January 2 for their regular business hours – Main and Eastern Avenue will be open 9:30am to 5:30pm and Fairmount Street will be open noon to 8pm.
Have a safe and festive Holiday!
The Davenport Public Library will be closed December 24, 25 and 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All buildings will reopen on Tuesday December 27 for their regular business hours – Main and Eastern Avenue will be open 9:30am to 5:30pm and Fairmount Street will be open noon to 8pm.
Have a safe and festive Holiday!
It is finally here – our library’s eBooks are now available for Kindle users through WILBOR! It’s really easy to use- just log onto Wilbor with your Davenport Public Library card and start searching for eBooks. Simply choose the Kindle version of the book you would like and after you complete the checkout process you will be transferred straight to Amazon. Log in to your Amazon account, choose where you would like the book delivered and the next time you connect to a wi-fi network – voilà – your eBook will be waiting for you.
For additional information, visit the WILBOR site for tips, tutorials and frequently asked questions or please contact the Reference Department at the Davenport Public Library.
You may have read the blurb in the newspaper that DPL is the first electronic patent depository in the country. Well, it’s true, but what does that mean to you, John Q. Inventor?
If you have an internet-connected computer, you can already easily search patents to see the originality of your idea the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s search page. However, advanced searchers will find a more streamlined experience using our PubWest searching station, which only Patent Depository libraries hold.
And, of course, we have a direct line of support to the USPTO to help you get your searching endeavors off the ground.
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