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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

Davenport Public Library Hosting Program On How To Use Gmail And Google Calendar

November 29th, 2020
Davenport Public Library Hosting Program On How To Use Gmail And Google Calendar

Davenport Public Library is hosting a program on how to use Google Calendar and Gmail to share important dates, reminders, and events with others. Sharing schedules helps you become a better communicator. Effective communication defines expectations, improves teamwork, and builds trust. This program will be presented virtually on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30 pm using GoToMeeting. No registration is required. We are offering this program in conjunction with Grow with Google. More information on how to join is listed below. Communicate with Calendar and Gmail Wed, Dec 2, 2020 6:30 PM – 7:30... Read More

Explore Momentous Events in US History At Libraries

November 18th, 2016
Explore Momentous Events in US History At Libraries

The Rock Island and Colona Public Libraries will each explore major events in US history this November with two separate presentations by speaker Jim Gibbons. First, the Colona Public Library observes the 53rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s untimely death with a program on Tuesday, Nov. 22. In the 6:30 pm program on “The Kennedy Assassination,” Gibbons considers the events of that fateful day in Dallas. As Gibbon states on his website, “If you were alive at that time you may remember where you were and what you were doing that fateful day in Dallas. If not, you will... Read More