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Davenport Public Library Implementing Changes To Combat Covid

November 24th, 2020

As a result to the rising numbers of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in Scott County and Davenport, the Library will be rolling back some services in order to follow the guidance of the City of Davenport.  At this time, the Library will have restricted access during normal hours of operation.  The library is implementing the following changes: Patrons will no longer be able to enter our buildings to browse for materials and must place holds on all items to pick-up by curbside (|Main |Eastern) and by drive-up window (|Fairmount). Public computers can only be accessed by appointment.... Read More

Rock Island Author To Sign New Collection With Frankenstein Sequel

November 20th, 2020

Rock Island author Michael McCarty will hold a Covid-safe book signing (masks required) this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Igor’s Bistro, 3055 38th St., Rock Island. The 50-ish author’s latest is “Frankenstein’s Mistress: Tales of Love & Monsters,” published by Grinning Skull Press ($15 paperback). This collection of horror and science fiction stories includes a sequel to Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein” – with Victor Frankenstein, the monster, and a blind fortune teller named Rose Blackthorn. In other tales, even the apocalypse won’t stop Leonard Cartwright from... Read More

Caribou Was More Than Just A Coffee Shop, It Was A Part Of A Life Now Gone

November 20th, 2020

We’re all maps of our experiences, our lives a tapestry of our time spent. Every second, every moment of them. Those reflections of paths taken and choices made, big and small, lead to who we are, in ways big and small. Those decisions can be huge – who we decide to love, to marry, to live with. Or they can be small – the places we frequent, the habits we hold, the culture we imbibe. For more than a decade, Caribou Coffee was a huge part of the mural of my life, and my son’s. And while the closing of a coffee shop may seem small in the larger picture of things, it’s still something. Something... Read More

Rock Island Public Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays

November 19th, 2020

All Rock Island Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holidays. All locations are open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday, November 28. Online services and book-drops are open during the holiday break. RIPL remains open for Grab and Go, Curbside, and Online services in compliance with Tier 3 mitigations in the Restore Illinois Plan. Only quick browsing, material checkout, returns, and limited-time public computer/WiFi reservations are allowed. Tables, chairs, and extended visits are not available.  A maximum of one-hour per... Read More

Virtual Writers Studio Scribbling In Saturday

November 19th, 2020

The Virtual Writers Studio hosted by Ryan Collins and the Midwest Writing Center will scribble in online from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Here are the details: Writer’s Studio will be meeting virtually in the private Facebook Group listed below at the regular time (1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 11am-1pm). Writer’s Studio regulars or anyone interested in sharing and discussing their work in a constructive space, we’ve started a private group on Facebook for writers to connect while not meeting in-person. Please see the link below to join the group We will also be sharing other writing... Read More

Teen Anime Day Going Virtual

November 18th, 2020

Teen Anime Day is going virtual Saturday, November 21 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Zoom! Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7196938 The annual Teen Anime Day is going virtual! All Teens ages 11-19 are invited to register for a special Teen Anime Day To Go activity kit and to attend a special Zoom party with the Davenport Public Library, the Figge Art Museum and special guest, “JAPANNA” anna ito, founder at Japan Shinzen Art and Culture International! Each Teen Anime Day To Go kit will include cups of ramen, tea, and candy sushi supplies plus some simple crafts, drawing... Read More

New Book Asks, What If The Three Magi Were Ninja Wizards?

November 18th, 2020

You’ve all heard the classic tale of the Nativity – Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus as the three wise men follow a star to offer their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But what if… the three wise men were NINJA WIZARDS sent to protect Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus from the evil of King Herod and Satan, who sought to kill the holy family before they made it to Bethlehem? That’s the pulse-pounding premise of THE ARIMATHEAN, a new action- adventure novel from author Sean Leary. The book is an action-packed popcorn tale that’s part “Lord of the Rings,”... Read More

Chiropractic, Physicians, Scientology All Clash in New True Legal Thriller

November 17th, 2020

Howard Wolinsky is a veteran Chicago medical reporter, and he’s spent the past 40 years tracking the tale of a lifetime. His new book, “Contain and Eliminate,” tells the stunning, sprawling true story of how chiropractors – with the help of a Clinton, Iowa native and prominent Chicago patent attorney – took on the powerful American Medical Association (AMA), and triumphed in court. The father of the attorney, George McAndrews, was a chiropractor in Clinton who the local MDs called a quack. George never forgot that, and his brother, Jerry McAndrews, was the former head of Palmer College... Read More

Rock Island Library Releases Quad-City Quarantine Cookbook

November 14th, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library has created the Quad City Quarantine Cookbook to document how the community spent time in their home kitchens during the Covid-19 shutdown. This very tasty project is available for checkout, download, or purchase. Reference Librarian Rachel Ippolito first cooked up the special library project this spring, and then invited participation from other libraries in the Quad City Adult Programming Librarians Facebook group. The cookbook features 70 submissions from Illinois and Iowa patrons of the Rock Island, Colona, Cordova, East Moline, Silvis, Bettendorf, Davenport,... Read More

Feeding Backyard Wildlife Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

November 14th, 2020

Join us Tuesday, November 17th at 1:00 pm and learn about feeding the wildlife in your backyard! Learn about different bird feeders and how to attract birds to your yard. Presented by Becky Baugh, Naturalist from the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-feedingbackyardwildlife Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com... Read More