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Davenport Mandates Masks For All City Buildings

October 20th, 2020

Due to an executive order by Mayor Matson, effective today, October 20, 2020, masks will be required in all City buildings. This includes all Davenport Public Library Branches. Masks will be available at the Welcome Desk upon arrival for free of charge to anyone who may need one.  Read More

Terrifying Trivia Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

October 18th, 2020

Do you like Halloween? Scary stories? Horror movies? Then join Davenport Public Library for Terrifying Trivia on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 pm! Prizes will be awarded. Registration is required to get the Zoom login information. Register at: https://bit.ly/dpl-terrifyingtrivia. 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 or call the library at (563) 326-7832.  Read More

Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks Presented by the Davenport Public Library

October 17th, 2020

Learn how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google Tools. Whether you want to build a budget, create a meeting agenda, or organize your priorities, these best practices will boost your productivity. This program will meet virtually using GoToMeeting. No registration is required. We are offering this program in conjunction with Grow with Google. Information about how to join is listed below. Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks Mon, Oct 26, 2020 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (CDT) Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/147861965 You can also... Read More

Creepy Tales with Edgar Allan Poe on Facebook

October 12th, 2020

Every Tuesday in October the Davenport Public Library brings Creepy Tales with Edgar Allan Poe to Facebook Live. From 4 – 4:30 p.m. you can visit https://www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary/live_videos/ for a live reading of a classic story or poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Learn more about his history and his life, while enjoying a creepy tale. THIS SPACE For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

3rd Thursday at Hoover’s: Heroism and Humanity Behind German Lines Presented by the Davenport Public Library

October 12th, 2020

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! This event is part of the 3rd Thursdays at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum series. Join us Thursday, October 15th at 6:00 pm for “Heroism and Humanity Behind German Lines,” presented by historian and author Jeffrey B. Miller. To register, please visit here. Miller has written extensively on the WWI Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) and will share his insights into Herbert Hoover’s humanitarian efforts, delivering compelling portraits of young... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 11th: Creepy Tales, Spooky Spectaculars, Painted Pumpkins and MORE!

October 11th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! It’s no secret that the entertainment industry has gone through quite the transformation over the past seven months. When we began this column at the beginning of March 2020, we foresaw sharing ten (of the numerous) exciting events going on in the Quad Cities area throughout the week. Just a few weeks after launching this new feature, we were all presented with a reality we never saw coming. One thing never changed, however. While the look and feel significantly altered, amazing... Read More

Davenport Public Library Presents Reading Challenges for Every Age!

October 7th, 2020

Looking for a fun way to up your reading game? The Davenport Public Library is here to help with Beanstack, the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read, and participate in the Library’s reading challenges! Simply go to davenportlibrary.beanstack.com and create an account or download the Beanstack App to unlock countless challenges. Hallow-Read All Ages “It’s spooky season! Summon your favorite books and experience Halloween festivities for the family by reading and completing activities.” Master of Minutes All Ages Can you become a Master of Minutes? It’s... Read More

The FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library Announce Buy One Get One Free Children’s Book Sale

October 5th, 2020

The FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library Bookstore at our Fairmount branch (3000 N. Fairmount St.) has extended their back to school special offering buy one, get one free on all children’s titles! Stop in any time during Bookstore business hours and take advantage of this great opportunity! For more information, visit the FRIEND’s website at http://friendsofdavenportlibrary.org/bookstore.php or call (563) 888-3395.  Read More

Collaborate, Work, and Meet Remotely Presented by the Davenport Public Library

October 4th, 2020

Discover how to schedule and host effective virtual meetings, collaborate on documents with others in real-time, and access your files from anywhere—even from your phone. This program will be done virtually using GoTo Meeting. No registration is required. We are excited to offer this program as a partner with Grow with Google. More information on how to join is listed below. Collaborate, Work, and Meet Remotely Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (CDT) Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/887332573 You can also dial in using your phone: +1... Read More

Are You A Quad-Cities Musician Looking For Airplay? Check Out QC Beats!

October 3rd, 2020

QC Beats, an online audio streaming service, is taking submissions from local musicians the entire month of October. Thanks to the partnership of the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, and St. Ambrose University, QC Beats was created to showcase original music from Quad City musicians. Building a collection of featured local artists will expand the reach of our vibrant creative community by elevating musicians and connecting them with the larger community. QC Beats will also help support local musicians by paying them a $100 honorarium and feature artist biographies, upcoming show... Read More