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The Library Will Be Closed April 3rd — Dress Accordingly!
The Davenport Public Library will be closed this Friday and our staff hopes to enjoy the Spring weather . . . whatever that turns out to be. As those of us who live here know all too well, Calendar Spring … Continue reading
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Still Doing His Rounds: The Haunting of 723 Main Street
Join us tonight at 7pm at the Fairmount Street Branch Library for a spooky talk from Terry Fisk, author of The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations. Mr. Fisk’s book includes two entries for Davenport. One is on the “Banshee of … Continue reading
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Mark Your Calendars: Plus-60 Club Genealogy Event at the Library!
The Quad-City Times Plus-60 Club is hosting an Introduction to Genealogy Research Event on October 30 (this Thursday) from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Film Room of the Main Street Davenport Library. Following a presentation, given by our our … Continue reading
What are you doing this Sunday?
Are the nuts in your family tree so well hidden you suspect that squirrels may be involved? We in the Special Collections Center understand. And we are once again opening our Center on a Sunday to give you a little … Continue reading
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Jessica Mirasol, our new Archives Supervising Librarian, joined the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center crew on August 25! Jessica earned her Master of Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Preservation from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. She … Continue reading
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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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