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Don’t Forget to Register for Battle of the Bands!

June 26, 2012

Registration is still open for the 7th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands competition taking place on Saturday, July 14th at the Eastern Ave. Library.  Stop in and pick up a registration form at one of our 3 locations today!  Even easier — print one from here

Registration forms and the $20 fee are due June 30th so get your group together and sign up soon.  Call DPL at 563-326-7832 for more information on the Battle or any of our upcoming teen programs.

Own the Night – Teen Summer Reading Program

June 8, 2012

DPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program is underway.  If you haven’t registered yet stop by one of our 3 locations and sign up today!  All you need to do to register is provide us with some basic info–name, email, yada yada–and then we’ll give you a Summer Reading Log.  Use the log to keep track of what you read from June 2nd through August 2nd–you get 1 point per page.  Teens can also get points for attending library programs, listening to audio books, writing reviews, volunteering, and more.  Add them all up and when you reach 500 points you can redeem your halfway prize.  After you hit 1,000 points, turn in your log to receive a FREE BOOK and we’ll also enter you into a grand prize drawing.  Wahoo!  Plus, we have tons of cool programs for teens going on all summer long.  Oh, and remember–you get points for attending programs, too.  Win!  Win!

Stay tuned to the blog as we’ll soon preview many of the great programs we have lined up for you this summer.  Hunger Games Party–what?!!  Battle of the Bands–yes please!  Breaking Dawn Party AND How to Slay a Vampire–head explodes.  This summer could be quite a scorcher so don’t forget you can always stay cool at DPL…the air conditioning is free, so are the library cards, not to mention all the various items you can check out and take home.  Uh, just remember to bring them back.  Otherwise, that’ll cost ya.


2011 Battle of the Bands winners are…

July 12, 2011

With nothing but talent up on the stage, the 2011 Teen Battle of the Bands was our best battle to date.  No joke. 

Check out the winners:

1st place–Emily Majetic with special guest Ian Miller

Emily also won 1st place in our 2009 Teen Battle which makes her our first ever two time winner!  Bravo, Emily!  Her vocal stylings are much like those of a beloved songbird…natural, effortless, captivating, beautiful, sweet, and endearing.  As an added bonus for this performance she had another skilled musician on board for one song, keyboard that is, and vocals too, which brought so much more talent to an already winning performance. 

2nd place–Surface Tension

Unfortunately, we didn’t get any good pics of this band on stage so we hope you enjoy these candid backstage shots of them relaxed and having fun.  On stage however, these guys know how to get down.  Back for their second round of DPL’s Teen Battle (they entered last year, as well) it’s no surprise they took home a top prize this time around.  A group of dedicated young musicians with stage presence and style, Surface Tension is no stranger to the limelight as they’ve played over 50 area shows!  Maybe they’ll take it on tour someday.


3rd place–Homegrown Hero

Another rockin’ set was provided by Homegrown Hero, a group of experienced performers hailing from Eldridge, which earned them the 3rd place honor.  What’s great about these guys is not their killer musical skills, not their energizing sounds, not their ability to take the audience by storm, no, not any of these awesome qualities…they’re funny, too!  Seriously.  If they ever hang up their instruments they should take aim on careers in comedy.  And for those of you tuned in to Battles past, you may remember in 2008 a band called ‘That One Band’ who played a song called ‘That One Song’ yeah, well that was these fellas.  They won 1st place that year. 

Wow, it looks like with the top winners all having been in DPL Teen Battles before this year turned out to be quite the Battle of Battles.  We can’t wait for next year!  In the meantime check out the winning acts at Youth Fest this Wednesday in Centennial Park starting at 9 am.  Or at the Street Fest on July 29th & 30th on the corner of 3rd and Harrison.  And if you can’t make those don’t miss your last chance on Friday, August 12th at the Back to School Bash in Garfield Park.  All three gigs are sponsored by Davenport’s Parks & Rec. Dept.  Check their website for all the event details and more.

A ginormous THANK YOU to all the teens who participated in this year’s Battle.  When we said that there was nothing but talent on the stage, we meant it!!  Stay tuned as we feature other teen performers in the days to come…






6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands

July 6, 2011

It’s this Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

All are invited to the 6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands and the Eastern Ave. Branch’s 1st Birthday celebration this Saturday starting at 11 am at the Eastern Ave. Library.  There will also be crafts, cake, and fun for the whole family.  Party time!

The crowd pleasing tunes of Coupe DeVille will kick off the event as this great opening act takes the stage from 11-1.  Then the Teen Battle will begin!  This year we have 7 acts lined up to rock your socks and we want you to come cheer on your favorites!  Prizes will be awarded to the top three acts, with the chance to play 2 other paid gigs for the Davenport Parks & Rec Dept. this summer. 

For more information on this or any of our programs please call DPL at 563-326-7832.

6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands *REGISTER NOW*

June 10, 2011



Do you have what it takes?  Enter your group or yourself to find out if you have the skills to go all the way, and be the winning teen band.  Jam out at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library on Saturday, July 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Pick up a registration form and submit it at any Davenport public library between June 1 and June 30.  Registration fee is $20.  All area teens are welcome – groups or soloists; rock, blues, jazz, classical, or country!  The top three groups or soloists will win cash and three more paid gigs throughout the summer.

In order to make sign up even easier, you can also print the registration form found here, fill it out, and turn it in at any of our 3 locations. 

For more information on this or any of our programs please call 563-326-7832.

Summer programs for teens!

May 21, 2011

Are you making your summer plans already?  Be sure to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program (which runs June 4th – August 4th) and check out some of the great teen programs we have lined up this season. 

We figure the best way to beat boredom this summer and exercise your creative muscles is to attend our awesome Teen Craft Tuesdays.

In keeping with the Summer Reading Program theme of ‘You Are Here’ each week will highlight a different craft inspired by various countries around the world.  The finale of the summer will be a good old fashioned American tie dye party!   All of the teen craft programs will be on Tuesdays from 3-4 at the Fairmount St.  Library.  Check out the entire line up:

6/7 – DIY Travel Journals
6/14 – X-treme Mask Making
6/21 – Bangles & Jangles Pop Tab Jewelry
6/28 – Thai String Creature Key Chains
7/5 – Build Your Own Boomerang
7/12 – Ice Marble Magnets
7/19 – Guatemalan Worry Dolls
7/26 – Tie Dye Party


Also, continuing all summer long is our ever popular Get Your Game On program.  This free play gaming program gives teens a chance to hang with their friends, play their favorite board games, and test their video gaming skills on one of 6 screens.  It meets every Wednesday from 3-5 at the Fairmount St. location.  We can’t think of a cooler way to stay cool this summer…join us!


Lastly, our special event of the summer is the 6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands.  This year’s Battle will take place during the afternoon on Saturday, July 9th, at the Eastern Ave. Library.  Do you have what it takes to be the winning teen band for the Quad Cities this year? Our very own Library Idol?  Pick up your registration at any Davenport Library location starting June 1 and turn in before June 30.  Registration fee is $25.  All area teens welcome – groups or soloists; rock, blues, jazz, classical or country! 

Stay tuned to the blog for all the latest teen program details.  Have a great summer and keep reading!



June 24, 2010

The 5th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands is TONIGHT at the Fairmount Library starting at 5 pm!

LETS GET BRUTAL! (I have been watching a lot of Metalocalypse lately…)