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Tuesday - March 9, 2021
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

WWI Lecture Series: Mobilizing and Training For War Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

March 8th, 2021

Join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00 pm in exploring the history of World War I through a discussion of the United States mobilization and training for the war. Delve deeper into First World War history by learning about Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal historical ties. This program is scheduled to be held virtually. More information will be posted closer to the program date here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7315863 Keep up with our virtual... Read More

Tiffany D. Jackson Virtual Author Visit Hosted by the Davenport Public Library and the Rock Island Public Library

March 7th, 2021

The Davenport Public Library and the Rock Island Public Library are excited to announce a virtual visit with award-winning young adult author, Tiffany D. Jackson on Tuesday, March 9th! We are happy to welcome her into the classrooms and home-learning spaces of students on both sides of the Mississippi River. If any teen (ages 11-19) is interested in attending the Tiffany D. Jackson virtual author visit and does not attend a school that currently has a partnership with the Davenport or Rock Island Public Library, please contact Amber Carlson at acarlson@davenportlibrary.com for information. Ms.... Read More

Western Illinois University Virtual Spring Book Study Begins March 10

March 7th, 2021

Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Initiative for Social Justice Pedagogies (ISJP) will host a virtual spring book study in March for Bettina L. Love’s book, “We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom.” This book study is open to anyone in the WIU community who is interested in educational reform and civic engagement: current and future educators, staff, administration and community members. This book study will meet a total of four times: March 10, 17, 24, 31, from noon-1 p.m. Love is an award-winning author and a professor... Read More

Quad Cities Comic Book Convention Returns To Bettendorf

March 5th, 2021

It’s baaaaaaaack. If you are looking to just buy comics and live in the QCA (or willing to drive there) you should come to the Quad Cities Comic Book Convention. No guests mean that you do not have to pay for the guests to come to the con, nor do the dealers so they pay less to set up and are more apt to give you a good deal. You can also attend as a fangirl or fanboy for FREE so if you are just looking for comics to buy then this is the place to go The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on Saturday March 6 at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, IA. The Ramada Inn is located at 3020 Utica... Read More

Dr. Seuss’ Estate Did The Right Thing, And Created Another Lesson From The Late Author

March 5th, 2021

Think about the person you are now. You are a product of your time. Of your upbringing. Of your environment. Think about the person you were before the pandemic. Just a year ago. Different person? Think about you 10 years ago. Different person? How about 20 years ago or more, around the time of 9/11. Different person? We all evolve, we all change, according to our times, environments and circumstances. The question, as always, is how do we change and how much? Is it for good? Is it for ill? This week, the estate of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which controls the late author’s books, decided... Read More

Collections Highlighting Iowa and Women’s History Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

March 4th, 2021

Join us Friday, March 5th at 2:30 pm to explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. March’s topic will cover collections with strengths pertaining to Iowa History Month and Women’s History Month. We will discuss the people and organizations that have created these collections and what makes up these collections. This presentation is open to any interested in learning more about our archives and manuscript collections. This program will be held virtually using GoToMeeting. Information about how to join is... Read More

Rock Island Library Partners with Prairie State Legal Services for Criminal Record Expungement Overview

March 3rd, 2021

Rock Island Public Library and Prairie State Legal Services will host a free virtual presentation on the criminal record expungement process at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 3. The presentation will be offered via Zoom, and registration is required. Kevin Hempy, the Equal Justice Works Fellow for Prairie State Legal Services, will provide a brief overview of Prairie State’s service area, types of cases, and how to apply for their services. Attendees will learn about record expungement, sealing of criminal records in Illinois, and other forms of criminal records relief. To register, visit the calendar... Read More

Modern-day Huck Finn to give tour of the Mississippi via the Bettendorf Public Library

March 2nd, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering an inside look at the Mississippi River this month through an online edition of Community Connections: Life on the Mississippi River with John Lynn. This special, live program will take place on March 18th at 7:00 PM.  The event features the story of America’s great river; its course, character, and general river life as experienced by John Lynn, a modern-day Huck Finn, while canoeing solo down all 2,300 miles of the Mighty Mississippi. This presentation will take place via GoToMeeting. Registration is required to receive the invitation and password... Read More

WQPT Hosting Variety Of Hemingway Related Activities

March 1st, 2021

WQPT presents a variety of outreach activities in conjunction with the new Ken Burns documentary Hemingway. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway examines the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography with excerpts from his writing, we will see beyond the façade of the public image, becoming intimately familiar with this brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and egocentric man. Beginning this week you can log on to https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/hemingway/events/ and join Conversations... Read More

Rock Island Library Partners with Prairie State Legal Services for Criminal Record Expungement Overview

February 28th, 2021

Rock Island Public Library and Prairie State Legal Services will host a free virtual presentation on the criminal record expungement process at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 3. The presentation will be offered via Zoom, and registration is required. Kevin Hempy, the Equal Justice Works Fellow for Prairie State Legal Services, will provide a brief overview of Prairie State’s service area, types of cases, and how to apply for their services. Attendees will learn about record expungement, sealing of criminal records in Illinois, and other forms of criminal records relief. To register, visit the calendar... Read More