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

April 18th, 2021

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

Oscar Trivia Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

April 18th, 2021

Calling all movie fanatics! Before you watch the award show, brush up on your Oscar trivia with us on Monday, April 19th at 6:30 pm! All questions will be based on who won an Oscar or what movie won an Oscar. You can play alone or you can form a team. Trivia will be played on Zoom. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-oscartrivia 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

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

April 17th, 2021

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us Thursday, May 6th at 1:00 pm on Zoom and review caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors exhibited by individuals living with dementia, such as agitation, confusion, and more. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-dementia Understanding and Responding... Read More

Climate Change Panel: River Resilience Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

April 15th, 2021

Why have seven of Davenport’s fifteen worst floods occurred in the last twelve years? On Saturday, April 17th at 11:00 am, join our ALA-funded panel of experts as they view climate change through the lens of worsening local Mississippi River flooding. Interact with our Zoom panel including representatives from the National Weather Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Western Illinois University, and the City of Davenport. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-climatechangepanel This program is provided by Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond... Read More

Davenport Public Library Hosting Climate Change Panel

April 13th, 2021

Interested in climate change? Check out this new program at Davenport Public Library this week. Why have seven of Davenport’s fifteen worst floods occurred in the last twelve years? On Saturday, April 17th at 11:00 am, join our ALA-funded panel of experts as they view climate change through the lens of worsening local Mississippi River flooding. Interact with our Zoom panel including representatives from the National Weather Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Western Illinois University, and the City of Davenport. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-climatechangepanel This... Read More

Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum Presents ‘”Shaping a Presidential Image: The Curious Case of Herbert Hoover” Presented by the Davenport Public Library

April 13th, 2021

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! Join us Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 pm for “Shaping a Presidential Image: The Curious Case of Herbert Hoover” with historian Dr. George H. Nash. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/dpl-thirdthursdayapril. Dr. George H. Nash, an American historian, and interpreter of American conservatism. He is a biographer of Herbert Hoover. He is best known for “The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945”, which first appeared in 1976 and has been twice... Read More

Weather Programs, ‘Fever’ Tryouts, Cornhole And More Highlight This Week’s FUN10

April 11th, 2021

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Resources for Land and Property Research in Scott County, Iowa Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

April 8th, 2021

Join Davenport Public Library Friday, April 9th at 2:30 pm to explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. April’s topic is Resources for Land and Property Research in Scott County, Iowa. We will demonstrate how to find a family’s past real estate transactions and how to trace the transaction history on a parcel of land using both microfilmed county records and original sources unique to our archives and manuscript collection. This program will be held virtually using GoToMeeting. Information about how to... Read More

“Decoding the Weather Machine” Virtual Documentary Discussion Presented by the Davenport Public Library

April 7th, 2021

In time for Earth Day 2021, let’s talk about climate change with a discussion of NOVA’s film Decoding the Weather Machine on Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Be sure to view the stream of the film online or check out a copy of the DVD from the Library and bring your thoughts. The film is available free to stream here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/decoding-the-weather-machine/ This program is provided by Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, a pilot program of the American Library Association. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details.... Read More

Estate Planning Program Coming To Davenport Public Library Tonight

April 7th, 2021

Do you have questions about estate planning? Do you wonder if you even need to do any estate planning? Join Jaime Ragins and Ray Kozicki from the Society of Financial Awareness on Wednesday, April 7th at 6:30 pm on Zoom as they discuss different aspects of estate planning. They will talk about: ✓ Distribution of estate, wills, and trusts ✓ Specific estate planning strategies ✓ The purpose of estate planning ✓ Avoiding probate Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-estateplanning Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch... Read More