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The Threat of Fake News Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

April 18th, 2021

What is fake news? How can you recognize it? How is it spread and how has it influenced events? These topics and more will be discussed by local media leaders during a virtual panel discussion event on Tuesday, May 4th at 6:30 pm on Zoom. The panel will feature Herb Trix of WVIK, Mark Ridolfi of the North Scott Press, and Alan Sivell, Journalism Professor at St. Ambrose University. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-fakenews Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More

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

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

Alcohol Awareness Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

April 6th, 2021

Alcohol is the #1 abused substance in the state of Iowa and Iowa ranks second in the nation for excessive drinking. Almost half of the youth in Scott County reported having had their first drink of alcohol before age 17. Join prevention staff from the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc. on Wednesday, April 7th at 1:00 pm on Zoom to learn about the “What You Throw Away” media campaign and how you can address the dangers of underage drinking with the youth in your life. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7524247 Keep... Read More

Got Items You Need Shredded? Head To Davenport Public Library

April 6th, 2021

The Davenport Public Library is partnering with Oelerich, Reiling, & Miller PC & Shred-It to present a Free Shred Day on Thursday, April 22nd from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Davenport Eastern Avenue Branch (6000 Eastern Ave.). Community members can bring up to three standard file containers, maximum size 15 x 12 x 10 inches, for secure shredding. Documents will be confidentially shredded on-site. Binders must be removed, but staples and paperclips are fine. To ensure that this popular event moves smoothly and efficiently, follow the posted signs to drop off their materials in the order... Read More