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“Toward A Universal Suffrage: African American Women in Iowa and the Vote for All” Traveling Exhibit Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

August 23rd, 2021
“Toward A Universal Suffrage: African American Women in Iowa and the Vote for All” Traveling Exhibit Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to host the “Toward a Universal Suffrage: African American Women in Iowa and the Vote for All” traveling exhibit beginning September 1st through October 15th at the Main Library (321 N. Main). The exhibit honors and celebrates the contributions of African American women in Iowa to the women’s suffrage movement. It includes profiles of several leading suffragists and civil rights activists, historical information on voting rights in Iowa and the nation, and a map of important Iowa locations in suffrage and civil rights history. “Toward a Universal... Read More

Full STEAM Ahead For Rock Island Library Today!

August 18th, 2021
Full STEAM Ahead For Rock Island Library Today!

Rock Island Public Library children’s librarians will continue to show up at our Longview Park Library2Go bookmobile stop from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays in August for Full STEAM Ahead. Stop by for some fun with our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) kits. Miss Ranell will bring a new kit each week. This event is great for grades K-6! (Wednesdays are early dismissal days for Rock Island-Milan School District #41.) For more information, see www.rockislandlibrary.org.  Read More

Full STEAM Ahead Every Wednesday For Rock Island Public Library

August 9th, 2021
Full STEAM Ahead Every Wednesday For Rock Island Public Library

Rock Island Public Library children’s librarians will continue to show up at our Longview Park Library2Go bookmobile stop from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays in August for Full STEAM Ahead. Stop by for some fun with our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) kits. Miss Ranell will bring a new kit each week. This event is great for grades K-6! (Wednesdays are early dismissal days for Rock Island-Milan School District #41.) For more information, see www.rockislandlibrary.org.  Read More

Juneteenth: The Second U.S. Independence Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

June 7th, 2021
Juneteenth: The Second U.S. Independence Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Juneteenth – short for “June Nineteenth” – marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told by Union troops that they were free. Since then, the date has become a national celebration of emancipation. Join us Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30 pm for a virtual discussion led by Ryan Saddler, CEO of the Friends of MLK, Inc. as we talk about the history and celebration of Juneteenth. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7647800 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch... 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

Modern-day Huck Finn to give tour of the Mississippi via the Bettendorf Public Library

March 2nd, 2021
Modern-day Huck Finn to give tour of the Mississippi via the Bettendorf Public Library

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering an inside look at the Mississippi River this month through an online edition of Community Connections: Life on the Mississippi River with John Lynn. This special, live program will take place on March 18th at 7:00 PM.  The event features the story of America’s great river; its course, character, and general river life as experienced by John Lynn, a modern-day Huck Finn, while canoeing solo down all 2,300 miles of the Mighty Mississippi. This presentation will take place via GoToMeeting. Registration is required to receive the invitation and password... Read More

Kids Can Talk About Their Pets In Rock Island Library’s Virtual Show-And-Tell

February 24th, 2021
Kids Can Talk About Their Pets In Rock Island Library's Virtual Show-And-Tell

The Rock Island Public Library Children’s Department will host a virtual show-and-tell about pets via  Zoom at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 25. Each participant will have time to share details about their pet, its name, and what makes it special. “Show and tell is a great way for kids to practice verbal skills and language, and pets are always a popular subject,” said Ranell Dennis, Rock Island Children’s Librarian. “Join us as a family to tell us what you love best about your pet.” The event is for children in kindergarten through 6th grades and their families. Registration is due... Read More

Lincoln, Race And Challenge Of Self Government Program Today At Davenport Library

February 18th, 2021
Lincoln, Race And Challenge Of Self Government Program Today At Davenport Library

Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum is presenting “Lincoln, Race, and Challenge of Self-Government At Davenport Public Library! The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! Join us Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 pm for “Lincoln, Race, and Challenge of Self-Government” with Dr. Lucas Morel. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/dpl-thirdthursdayfebruary. This program will examine Lincoln’s statesmanship in the context of longstanding and widespread racial bigotry against black Americans. It will explore... Read More

Black Hawk’s Final Resting Place Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

December 8th, 2020
Black Hawk's Final Resting Place Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

The Sauk war leader known to the American settlers as Black Hawk fought and lost a war in 1832 as he tried to retake his homeland. His grave was robbed in 1839. The history books say his remains were destroyed in a museum fire in 1853 at Burlington, Iowa. The history books are wrong. Find out what happened to the great warrior’s remains during this Zoom presentation on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30 pm by Russ Fry, MA. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7264282 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual... Read More

Wild Edibles Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

December 7th, 2020
Wild Edibles Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Join Naturalist Becky Baugh from the Wapsi River Center on Tuesday, December 8th at 1:00 pm to learn about many wild edibles in your neck of the woods. We will focus on foraging basics, foraging safety, identifying plants, and preparing wild edibles. You will learn about five wild edibles available this season. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7268346 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... Read More