Archive for the ‘Special Events’ Category

Closing for the Holidays

December 23, 2013


Don’t forget, the three Davenport Public Library locations will all be closed on Tuesday December 24th and Wednesday December 25th.  We’ll re-open for our regular hours on Thursday, December 26th.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

Winter at Hogwarts

December 5, 2013


Muggles of all ages are welcome to attend Winter at Hogwarts this Saturday, December 7th at 7pm at the Davenport Public Library Eastern Avenue Branch!  We’ll have food, games, crafts and even more activities, all centered around your favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry.   Come in costume for a chance to win a prize!

As always, the event is totally FREE!  Let us know that you’re coming by calling (563) 326-7832.

The Teen Reading Challenge is almost over!!

October 18, 2013


Don’t forget, Saturday October 19th (TOMORROW!) is the last day of the Teen Reading Challenge!  Be sure to turn in your log books at any of our three locations.  You’ll get a prize and an invite to the Teen Reading Challenge Party, which will be next Friday night at the Rock Island Public Library.  Keep your fingers crossed that Team Davenport will emerge victorious this year!!

It’s Teen Read Week!

October 14, 2013



It’s that time of year again!  ALA’s Teen Read Week is going on NOW!  What are you reading this week?

And don’t forget, you can vote for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten now through Saturday October 19th.  Which of the nominees was your favorite YA book of the year?  (Code Name Verity gets my vote)

Last but not least, if you haven’t picked up a reading log for the Teen Reading Challenge, there’s still time!  Stop by any of our three locations to find one.  Keeping track of your minutes will get you cool prizes, an invite to the big party, and possible bragging rights for Team Davenport!

 *Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

Anime Fest at the Figge tomorrow!

October 11, 2013


Don’t forget, the annual Anime Fest at the Figge is TOMORROW!

Join us at 225 W. 2nd Street in Davenport from 12:00-3:00 on Saturday October 12th.

 $5 admission will get you entry to the event, where we’ll have noodles, candy sushi, crafts, lessons in calligraphy and Japanese, movies, cosplay, and more!

2013 Teen Reading Challenge

September 30, 2013


It’s that time of year again! The QC libraries are taking part in the annual Teen Reading Challenge. We want to see which library’s teens can read the most minutes! As always, it’s super easy to participate: all you have to do is keep track of how many minutes you read from today through October 19th. Reading 250 minutes will not only get you a super cool prize, it will also get you an invite to the Teen Reading Challenge Party! This year it will be at the Rock Island Public Library on October 25th, and we’ll be enjoying food, games, crafts, and a costume contest.

Feel like you could read 250 minutes like it’s nothing? Great!! Reading more minutes will get you entries into drawings for more prizes at the party! Plus, reading more gives Team Davenport a better chance of winning the challenge. To get started, visit any of our three libraries and pick up a reading log. Go Team Davenport!

*Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association


Banned Books Week

September 23, 2013

This week, libraries all over the country are practicing our freedom to read with Banned Books Week! Yes, that’s right, book banning is a thing that still happens. Just last week, new hit YA novel Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell faced a challenge for being “obscene”.

Check out the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week website here, and don’t forget to take a look at the list of Frequently Challenged Books here to see if any of your favorites are on it. Last year’s top 10 most challenged books list included YA hits The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group), Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group), and Looking for Alaska by John Green (Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group)

*Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association