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Library Holiday Closings!

The Davenport Public Library, (and therefore our Special Collections Center) will be closed December 24th and 25th and December 31st and January 1st Otherwise, we will be open our regular hours throughout the holiday season.

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Save the Date! October Offerings: Intro to Electronic Subscription Databases for Genealogy

The Davenport Public Library subscribes to several electronic genealogy databases for our patrons’ research needs, including: Ancestry HeritageQuest Fold 3 Origins Genealogy Bank and Access Newspaper Archive You don’t even have to come down to our Special Collections Center to … Continue reading

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“An Honor to their Friends at Home, to the State, and their Country”

The Davenport Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of those who gave their lives so that we could have the opportunity to live ours in freedom. The Scott County Soldiers’ Monument was erected as a memorial to … Continue reading

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Second Sunday is Coming Up!

Our Special Collections Center will be open this Sunday (March 10th) from 1-4 pm for genealogy and local history research only—the rest of the Main library will not be open. Walk in through the Fourth Street door (behind the big … Continue reading

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Library Closed Wednesday for Renovations!

The Main Library (and our Center, too) will be closed for renovations on Wednesday, December 12.  We will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 13. Our Fairmount and Eastern Avenue branches will be open their regular hours, so if … Continue reading

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The Library Will Be Closed for Veterans Day!

The Davenport Public Library will be closed Monday,  November 12, to honor those who fought so that we can be free. However, the Special Collections Center will be open Sunday, November 11, from 1 — 4pm for genealogy and local … Continue reading

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Titanic Fashions, Midwestern Style

The entire world was shocked when the Titanic sank in April of 1912.   A hundred years and several movies later, we’re still fascinated with every detail of the doomed voyage—especially the passengers.  We want to know who they were, where … Continue reading

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Library Closing: April 8

The Davenport Public Library will be closed this Sunday, April 8. We will reopen Monday, April 9th, for our regular business hours.

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Coffee & Census!

Six Days until the complete 1940 Census is released! Why are we so excited about this? Because we’ve waited 72 years for the personal data—or ten since the 1930 Census—and the anticipation has been terrible. Because this Census includes 1935 … Continue reading

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Cool Donations: The Priester Collection

The Priester Construction Company has been a part of Davenport, Iowa since Walter and Oscar Priester, both native Davenporters, founded it in 1919—in fact, the company seems to have helped build most of it, from schools to companies to the … Continue reading

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