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26. Library Director Interview, April Fools Reading, and Our Seed Library!

April 1st, 2024
26. Library Director Interview, April Fools Reading, and Our Seed Library!

In this month's episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie sat down with the Davenport Public Library director, Jeff Collins, and Board of Trustees President, Steve Imming, to discuss all the recent changes and achievements our library has made in the last year. The also spoke with Aubrey from Family Resources about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the different support services offered at Family Resources. And as always, they talk books, books, and more books. Some upcoming programs:Adults: Plant Swap – April 20th @ 2-4pm | Eastern Teens/Tweens: Teen DIY: Disco Ball Painting –... Read More

25. Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Women's History Month

March 6th, 2024
25. Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Women's History Month

In this month's episode, Stephanie and Michelle are joined by Family Resource's Iowa Domestic Abuse Advocate, Sydney, as well as our own social worker Quinn, to discuss resources for young people facing violence in their relationships. Our librarians also discuss dragon books (for all the Fourth Wing fans!), and interview one of our Special Collections Librarians about outstanding women in Davenport history. Some upcoming programs:Adults: Publishing Workshop Series with the Midwest Writing Center – March 6th @ 6-7:30pm | FairmountTweens: Tween Pop Tasting Challenge – March... Read More

24. Social Worker Spotlight, QC Beats, and Valentines Day!

February 5th, 2024
24. Social Worker Spotlight, QC Beats, and Valentines Day!

In this episode, Brittany, Michelle, and Stephanie chat with social worker Aaron Shivers from Oak Street Health and talk about Groundhog Day Books!  Some upcoming programs:Davenport Black Voices: A Worthy Story –  February 22nd @ 6 – 7pm | FairmountTeen DIY: Faux Neon Sign – February 17th @ 11 – 12pm | MainPalentine’s Party – February 13th @ 4 – 5pm | Fairmount Helpful links from our discussion:Oak St. Health (Davenport, IA) KanopyQC BeatsBlack History Month Reading Challenge Library Links:Simply Held – Choose any author, celebrity pick, fiction pick, and/or nonfiction pick... Read More

23. Bonus Episode: A Discussion with ALA President Emily Drabinski

January 5th, 2024
23. Bonus Episode: A Discussion with ALA President Emily Drabinski

Join Brittany and Stephanie for a special bonus episode as they sit down and talk with ALA President Emily Drabinski about LibLearnX, books, and the amazing things Libraries are doing!  Other Episodes April 1, 2024 26. Library Director Interview, April Fools Reading, and Our Seed Library! In this month's episode, Brittany, Michelle,... Read More

22. Setting 2024 Reading Goals and Your Library

January 3rd, 2024
22. Setting 2024 Reading Goals and Your Library

On this month's episode, the librarians discuss setting reading goals and so much more! To share feedback or if you have segment ideas, please email checked.in@davenportlibrary.com. Helpful Links:Staff Picks Publication Navigating Religious Diversity in the Workplace  6 Tips for Navigating Your Religious Needs at Work  Religious Landscape Animated Map Shows How Religion Spread Around the World All Major Religions Explained in 6 Minute: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism Online Reading Challenge – Beanstack – Info CafeWinter Reading ChallengeFormalwear Giveaways:... Read More

21. Festivus (Book Edition!), Cold Weather Novels, and Reading Goal Wrap-Up!

December 7th, 2023
21. Festivus (Book Edition!), Cold Weather Novels, and Reading Goal Wrap-Up!

In their final episode of 2023, Michelle, Stephanie, and Brittany air their reading grievances in celebration of Festivus– the book edition! They also discuss short books to read for those hurrying to meet their 2023 reading goals, cold weather novels, and upcoming December programs.    Some upcoming programs: “Llama Llama Pajama Party” – December 16th @ 2pm | Eastern “Formal Wear Dropoff” – Dec. 22nd & Dec. 30th @ 9am – 5:30pm | Eastern | Fairmount“Teen Snack Around the World” – Dec. 30th @ 3:30pm | Fairmount Helpful links from our discussion:... Read More

20. Native American Heritage Month, DINOVEMBER, and Your Library

November 7th, 2023
20. Native American Heritage Month, DINOVEMBER, and Your Library

In this episode, Stephanie and Brittany discuss the Native American Heritage Month Reading Challenge, the prizes participants can win, and the books by Indigenous authors available for all ages! The library is also coordinating a Coats and Hygiene Drive with Kinna's House of Love, a Quad Cities based organization working to support and promote awareness of women and children affected by abuse. Drop off items at Kinna's House of Love anytime before November 20th. These items will be distributed to those in need at the Winter Wellness Event at the Main library on December 4th. Check out... Read More

19. Banned Books, Hispanic Heritage Month, and All Things Halloween!

October 11th, 2023
19. Banned Books, Hispanic Heritage Month, and All Things Halloween!

In this episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany talk banned books with our coworker, Beth. In preparation for fall, they give a run-down of all the cozy mysteries and witchy books you could possibly want. They also discussed Hispanic Heritage Month and what the library has to offer in October!  Some helpful links from our discussion: ALA Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022 Teentober Contests Hispanic Heritage Month Reading ChallengeLibrary Links:Library Social Worker – Do you need help navigating government benefits, affordable housing, or unemployment? Or, as a parent, you may be... Read More

18. Library Card Sign-up Month, Voter Registration Month, and Banned Books Week!

September 21st, 2023
18. Library Card Sign-up Month, Voter Registration Month, and Banned Books Week!

In this episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany take a deep dive into all things Romance! They also talk about Library Card Sign-Up Month, Voter Registration Month, Banned Books Week, and so much more!   Some helpful links from our discussion: Register to Vote!  Iowa residents  Illinois residents National Library Card Sign-Up Month – September is Library Card Sign-up Month! 16 local businesses are offering special perks this month for Davenport Public Library cardholders! Also, our friends at Lopiez Pizza have chosen the Library as their “artist of the month”! Stop by... Read More

17. National Parks and Rec Month, a Local Writer Interview, and Your Library

August 1st, 2023
17. National Parks and Rec Month, a Local Writer Interview, and Your Library

In this episode, Stephanie, Michelle, and Brittany interview Chad Dyson, Davenport Parks and Recreation Director, and Becca Niles, Community Outreach and Experience Manager, as well as local writer and St. Ambrose staff member, Caitlin Moran. They also chat with Kathryn, our Special Collections supervisor, and discuss what they've been reading this month! Some helpful links from our discussion: Summer Reading Program – Turn up the volume on your summer with the Library’s Summer Reading Program: Find Your Voice! Everyone is invited to be get creative, try new things, and find beauty... Read More