Gena Schantz, a scholar with extensive knowledge about George Davenport, his family, his home, and the role he played in the development of the Quad Cities, will present on the early fur trade in this region. This program will be offered virtually on Thursday, October 1st at 6:30 pm. For more information, please visit

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This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit or call the library at (563) 326-7832.


Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.