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New Book, ‘Courage To Rise Above,’ Discusses Mental Health And Perspectives

December 19th, 2021
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The discussion over mental health challenges can be a difficult one. Admitting concerns can be daunting and treatment options and social stigmas surrounding the issue are often intimidating to those suffering from this disease, as well as those whose lives are touched by those suffering. The issue of mental health and the facilitation of discussion about its perspectives is the driving force behind the inspirational book “Courage To Rise Above,” by Quad-Cities author Jennifer Sergeant. Sergeant’s book, which is available at the Davenport Book Rack store as well as online at all retailers,... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Offers Course On Streaming Movies, Music And More Available

September 26th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Offers Course On Streaming Movies, Music And More Available

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, when libraries everywhere remind residents about the awesome benefits of a simple plastic library card. Rock Island Public Library offers insider tips on using that card through free “library university” online courses. The four Library University sessions are offered at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays in September via the Zoom meeting platform. Each week offers a new look at amazing things RIPL cardholders can access with their free library card.  Topics include: September 28: Streaming movies, music, and more. Maybe you already knew that libraries offer DVDs,... Read More

Reading Colors Your World At Rock Island Library

June 18th, 2021
Reading Colors Your World At Rock Island Library

Summer reading and events at the Rock Island Public Library begin the first week of June in full technicolor style with a summer reading “colorama” kickoff, a take-home pinwheel kit for kids, the start of Summer2Go events around the library bookmobile, a Friends and Family seminar with NAMI, and more. Through July 31, Reading Colors Your World summer reading challenges and events at the Rock Island Public Library will encourage readers of all ages to be creative, try new things, explore art and color, and see the beauty of diversity. Library summer reading programs help children and teens... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Coloring Kids’ Worlds With Reading This Week

June 1st, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Coloring Kids' Worlds With Reading This Week

Summer reading and events at the Rock Island Public Library begin the first week of June in full technicolor style with a summer reading “colorama” kickoff, a take-home pinwheel kit for kids, the start of Summer2Go events around the library bookmobile, a Friends and Family seminar with NAMI, and more. From June 1 to July 31, Reading Colors Your World summer reading challenges and events at the Rock Island Public Library will encourage readers of all ages to be creative, try new things, explore art and color, and see the beauty of diversity. Library summer reading programs help children and... Read More

Preservation Workshop: Homemade Book Weights Presented by the Davenport Public Library

April 18th, 2021
Preservation Workshop: Homemade Book Weights Presented by the Davenport Public Library

Join Davenport Public Library in learning how to practically care for and preserve materials at home with tips and tricks from the staff of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Each workshop will showcase different techniques and share applicable knowledge on creating tools and demonstrating methods of preservation for photographs, letters, books, and more. In this month’s Preservation Workshop on Tuesday, April 20th at 2:00 pm, we will demonstrate how to make homemade book weights. Books weights are a perfect tool for gently holding a book open, propping them up, and other... Read More

Quad Cities Comic Book Convention Returns To Bettendorf

March 5th, 2021
Quad Cities Comic Book Convention Returns To Bettendorf

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

Western Illinois University Celebrating Women’s History Month With Virtual Book Event

February 21st, 2021
Western Illinois University Celebrating Women's History Month With Virtual Book Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Western Illinois University (WIU) Libraries will hold a virtual presentation of Robert Lopresti’s award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count” in March. Robert Lopresti, a retired government information librarian from Western Washington University, (WWU) will discuss his award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count”(Praeger, 2017). The presentation is sponsored by WIU Libraries in acknowledgment of Women’s History Month. It will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Lopresti retired in 2018, after... Read More

WIU History Professor Releases Second Edition of Book

February 17th, 2021
WIU History Professor Releases Second Edition of Book

Western Illinois University History Professor Peter Cole recently launched a second edition of his book, “Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly,” an expanded and revised version of the first edition. The second edition has drawn readers’ attention far more than the first because more Americans are focused on fighting racism, compared to past years. Cole was originally inspired to write his book when searching for a dissertation topic back in the mid 1990s. While in a graduate seminar, Cole read a book about the history of the Industrial Workers of the World, a powerful... Read More

WIU Libraries Honors Women’s History Month by Hosting Virtual Presentation of ‘When Women Didn’t Count’

February 15th, 2021
WIU Libraries Honors Women's History Month by Hosting Virtual Presentation of 'When Women Didn’t Count'

Western Illinois University (WIU) Libraries will hold a virtual presentation of Robert Lopresti’s award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count” in March, in recognition of Women’s History Month. Robert Lopresti, a retired government information librarian from Western Washington University, (WWU) will discuss his award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count”(Praeger, 2017). The presentation is sponsored by WIU Libraries in acknowledgment of Women’s History Month. It will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Lopresti retired in 2018,... Read More

Introduction to Archives and Manuscript Collections Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

February 5th, 2021
Introduction to Archives and Manuscript Collections Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Join Davenport Public Library the first Friday of every month beginning Friday, February 5th at 2:30 pm to explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Each month, we will cover a different topic relating to the use and study of archives and manuscripts. We will feature collections and examples of relevant materials during each presentation. February’s topic is an introduction to our Archives and Manuscript Collections. We will provide an overview of our archival collection guides along with some tips and explanations... Read More