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Davenport Junior Theatre To Start 70th Season in October

July 12th, 2021
Davenport Junior Theatre To Start 70th Season in October

Davenport Junior Theatre (DJT) will be celebrating its 70th season of theater “for kids, by kids” with a four-show Mainstage season consisting of two DJT classics, Winnie-the-Pooh and Imagine That!, and two first-time shows: Annie Jr. and The Phantom Tollbooth. All shows will be free to audience members. “Coming out of the pandemic into our 70th season makes the cause for celebration even more special,” says Ben Gougeon, DJT’s artistic director. “We wanted to honor our history while also looking forward to DJT’s future. During last year’s ‘pause’ on live theatre, we also envisioned... Read More

Summer Reading And Events At Rock Island Library Enchanting Kids

June 30th, 2021
Summer Reading And Events At Rock Island Library Enchanting Kids

Summer reading and events at the Rock Island Public Library run through the end of July! 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 catch up on reading for fun, reduce summer learning loss, and connect to a lifelong pastime. The library’s summer reading contests encourage children, teens, and adults to continue reading with pre-set goals and rewards.... Read More

Davenport Public Library Offering Crafts For Kids

June 29th, 2021
Davenport Public Library Offering Crafts For Kids

Davenport Public Library has crafts for every color of the spectrum! Each week at the Fairmount Library we’ll offer a craft corresponding to color; do one or do them all. Registration is required for each week at http://bit.ly/dpl-craftingbycolor. Best for ages 6+ Wednesday, June 30th at 12:00 pm: Orange Hanging Paper Fish Wednesday, July 7th at 12:00 pm: Yellow Pineapple Planter Wednesday, July 14th at 12:00 pm: Green Pea Pod Clay Sculpture Wednesday, July 21st at 12:00 pm: Blue Bubble Wrap Painting Wednesday, July 28th at 12:00 pm: Violet Beaded Dragonflies When signing up, please indicate... Read More

Enjoy Storytime With The Kids Outdoors At Davenport’s Eastern Avenue Library

June 8th, 2021
Enjoy Storytime With The Kids Outdoors At Davenport's Eastern Avenue Library

Join us outside at the Eastern Ave. Branch (6000 Eastern Ave.) Story Circle for songs and books every Tuesday in June and July at 10:00 am! Registration for each session is required at https://bit.ly/dpl-outdoorstorytime. When signing up, please indicate how many children will participate and how many additional people will be present. Space is limited in order to maintain social distancing. If possible, please limit the number of non-participating attendees. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be cancelled. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com... 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

Virtual Storytimes Presented by the Davenport Public Library

January 25th, 2021
Virtual Storytimes Presented by the Davenport Public Library

Encourage the love of reading with virtual storytimes with the Davenport Library on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary! Baby Storytime – Tuesdays at 10:00 am – Join us on Facebook Live for a special Storytime presentation developed for your 0-12-month-old! Introduce your baby to our favorite stories, rhymes, and fingerplays as you settle in and enjoy some fun-filled one-on-one time. Storytime Live! – Wednesdays at 10:00 am – Join the Library’s Youth Services Department on Facebook Live for some storytime fun! We’ll read stories, sing songs, share... Read More

Quad-Cities Offers Options For Parents And Kids On New Year’s Eve

December 28th, 2020
Quad-Cities Offers Options For Parents And Kids On New Year's Eve

On the search for something fun to do with your kids and the whole family to celebrate the upcoming new year? There are a number of options to celebrate in the popular NOON year’s eve tradition! Here are a few around the Quad-Cities to check out: HyVee Virtual Noon Year’s Eve Allows Families To Celebrate New Years Eve Early Celebrate the New Year with HyVee’s Virtual Noon Year’s Eve Party at 11 a.m. Dec. 31! Join your Hy-Vee Dietitian Nina from the comfort of your own home for the following activities: • New Year’s Party Hat • New Year’s Noise Maker • New Year’s... Read More

Davenport Library, Putnam Want Your Pandemic Reflections

September 14th, 2020
Davenport Library, Putnam Want Your Pandemic Reflections

With a confluence of crises happening simultaneously, it’s obvious that we’re living through some very historic times. The Davenport Public Library and Putnam Museum & Science Center want you to be part of that history as it’s collected, by submitting your personal, written impressions, documents, photos and/or video about life in the Quad-Cities during the Covid-19 era. Both Davenport institutions are collecting individual or group reflections about how life has changed since the pandemic began early this year. With this collection, present and future generations of Quad Citizens will... Read More

Davenport Public Library Offers Storytime Live Wednesdays In September

September 6th, 2020
Davenport Public Library Offers Storytime Live Wednesdays In September

Join the Library’s youth services department on the Facebook Live every Wednesday beginning in September at 10:00 am for some storytime fun! We’ll read stories, sing songs, share interactive games & fingerplays, and hopefully, brighten up your day. We also love to say “Hi!” to our storytime friends who are watching live, so grownups (or kids if they have their grownup’s permission) are invited to drop a name in our Storytime Live comments for a fun shout-out. Each storytime video will remain on the Library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary/... Read More

Rock Island Parks And Rec Offering Variety Of Sports Programs For Kids

June 18th, 2020
Rock Island Parks And Rec Offering Variety Of Sports Programs For Kids

FRIDAY June 19th is the registration deadline for Tball and Coach Pitch Programs with Rock Island Parks and Recreation. You can register by calling 309-732-7275 option 1 weekdays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm or online by clicking the program links below: T Ball: 3-5 year old Coach Pitch “Modified”: 5-6 year old Coach Pitch Girls Softball: 7-9 year olds Coach Pitch Boys Baseball: 7-9 year olds We still have a few spots available for our modified outdoor sport camp programming. The following sports activities are offered: mini youth sports skills outdoor camps including basketball, baseball,... Read More