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Davenport Library Winter Wellness Event Is Free and Open to The Public!  

December 1st, 2022
Davenport Library Winter Wellness Event Is Free and Open to The Public!  

On Monday, December 5th from 9am – 12pm at | Main, The Library will be partnering with Amerigroup, St. Anthony’s Parish, Community Health Care, Inc., Iowa Total Care and Scott County Health Department to host a Free Winter Wellness Event. Healthcare Visits, Flu Shots, COVID shots and boosters, confidential HIV/HCV testing, gift cards, winter coats and blankets, hygiene items and 75 laundry vouchers valued at $10 each (sponsored by Amerigroup) will be provided free of charge to attendees of the event. For more information, please visit: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/9711612  Read More

Iowa Libraries Hosting English/Spanish Bilingual Storytimes in August

July 30th, 2022
Iowa Libraries Hosting English/Spanish Bilingual Storytimes in August

The Davenport Public Library will be hosting two English/Spanish Bilingual Storytimes in August on Monday, August 1st |Fairmount at 10am and Tuesday, August 16th |Fairmount at 6pm. Join us for bilingual English/Spanish storytimes this summer, co-hosted by leaders in the QC Latinx community! Everything you would expect from our traditional storytime – stories, music, and activities – will be presented in both English and Spanish language. English and Spanish speakers alike will enjoy these storytimes. These programs are geared for children ages 2-7, but all ages are welcome to attend and enjoy! Registration... Read More

Davenport Public Library Presenting Tree Identification Program

July 18th, 2022
Davenport Public Library Presenting Tree Identification Program

The Davenport Public Library will be providing a tree identification program on Tuesday, July 26th |Fairmount at 2pm. A walk through any neighborhood or park in the Quad Cities offers a view of a multitude of different trees, some of them quite spectacular. All trees have special features and learning how to notice and appreciate those features is the key to tree identification. This program will take you through that process using a systematic approach. Photos and samples of tree features in our community will be used. Learn more by visiting: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/9126307  Read More

Davenport Public Library Hosting English/Spanish Bilingual Storytime Tomorrow

July 6th, 2022
Davenport Public Library Hosting English/Spanish Bilingual Storytime Tomorrow

The Davenport Public Library will be hosting an English/Spanish Bi-lingual Storytime on Thursday, July 7th |Fairmount at 1pm. Join us for bi-lingual English/Spanish storytimes this summer, co-hosted by leaders in the QC Latinx community! Everything you would expect from our traditional storytime – stories, music, and activities – will be presented in both English and Spanish language. English and Spanish speakers alike will enjoy these storytimes. These programs are geared for children ages 2-7, but all ages are welcome to attend and enjoy! Registration is required. Learn more and register... Read More

QC PastPort Presenting a Program at the Davenport Public Library

May 23rd, 2022
QC PastPort Presenting a Program at the Davenport Public Library

The Davenport Public Library to host QC PastPort on May 24th |Main |Virtual at 6:30pm. Join us in learning from Natalie Linville-Mass about the QC PastPort project from its beginnings to its present-day activities. Dive into the history of the Quad Cities by hearing about an innovative partnership with the Channel Cat Water Taxi and area non-profits.  QC PastPort offers self-guided, interactive, physical, and digital tours throughout the Quad Cities bringing history to life. Follow this link to learn more from their website: https://qcpastport.com/ Sign up to attend this event in person or... Read More

Davenport Public Library to Host Family Roles with Chemical Dependency Program

April 7th, 2022
Davenport Public Library to Host Family Roles with Chemical Dependency Program

The Davenport Public Library will host a program on April 13th at 1pm |Main and |Virtual. When living under the same roof with someone who is dependent on alcohol or other drugs, children of addiction and other family members may adopt coping strategies that can create lasting negative effects. These coping strategies include individual roles each family member takes on to keep the attention off the individual with a substance dependence and keep the family secret from getting out. Participants of this training will learn about the common roles children of addiction take on and how they are impacted... Read More

“Love, Zac: Football, Concussions, and Raising Boys in 21st Century America” Author Visit Presented by the Davenport Public Library

March 3rd, 2022
“Love, Zac: Football, Concussions, and Raising Boys in 21st Century America” Author Visit Presented by the Davenport Public Library

For parents, the decision on whether to allow their son to play football is a difficult one weighing very real risks with very real rewards. There are the social pressures to join in on America’s favorite sport – and also the concerns about how concussions may impact their child’s future. And then there is weighing how football can help form their child’s character. Join us Monday, March 28th at 6:30 pm for a discussion with Reid Forgrave, author of “Love, Zac: Football, Concussions, and Raising Boys in 21st Century America.” In telling the story of Zac Easter, Reid... Read More

#ColorOurCollections Volume Five Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

January 29th, 2022
#ColorOurCollections Volume Five Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Join our annual coloring event by picking up your colored pencils, crayons, or markers to embellish images from the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center! During #ColorOurCollections Week, February 7st – February 12th, the coloring sheet will be available to download from the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center’s blog, Primary Selections from Special Collections, at https://blogs.davenportlibrary.com/sc/. This year is our 5th Annual Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Coloring Book! We have selected images depicting Davenport and Scott County’s history. Register... Read More

Google Business Program Presented Today at Davenport Public Library

January 25th, 2022
Google Business Program Presented Today at Davenport Public Library

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop on Tuesday, January 25th at 4:00 pm you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish. This program is scheduled to be held in person at the Main Library (321 N. Main St.) and virtually. Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance at: https://bit.ly/dpl-googlesearchandmaps. For in-person attendees,... Read More

Community Quilt Project Unfolds at the Davenport Public Library

January 1st, 2022
Community Quilt Project Unfolds at the Davenport Public Library

Do you love sewing and your Library? Then you have the perfect combination for adding to our community quilt project! Love your Library, but don’t sew at all? You’re still perfect for adding to our quilt!  Using books, reading, or community as the theme, create your own one-of-a-kind 10″ quilt block to donate to our project. The finished quilt will be displayed at one of our Library locations throughout the spring. Register to pick up a 10″ square to design, or bring your finished block to the service desk at any Library location between January 3rd, 2022 and January 28th,... Read More