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Creepy Tales with Edgar Allan Poe on Facebook

October 12th, 2020

Every Tuesday in October the Davenport Public Library brings Creepy Tales with Edgar Allan Poe to Facebook Live. From 4 – 4:30 p.m. you can visit https://www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary/live_videos/ for a live reading of a classic story or poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Learn more about his history and his life, while enjoying a creepy tale. THIS SPACE For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

From ‘Tiger King’ To ‘Last Dance’ To ‘Cobra Kai’ To ‘Social Dilemma,’ Netflix Has Nailed The Covid Zeitgeist

October 9th, 2020

Are Netflix executives reading our minds? There’s been an eerie pattern throughout the pandemic, in regard to the most popular programming emerging on the streaming platform. In an uncanny way, it’s mirrored the attitudes and zeitgeist of society at that time, especially over the past year during the time of covid. Certainly, some of it can be chalked up to unconscious needs and preferences being manifested in viewing choices — of people being attracted to certain programs at certain times and them becoming popular because the vast majority of us are feeling a certain thing at... Read More

A Global Social Dilemma Hits Home in More Ways Than One

October 3rd, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. I might as well face it – I’m addicted to my smartphone. I know I’m not the only one. Is there a support group, a 12-step program, a bleach I can take? Steve Jobs must be doing a jig in his Palo Alto grave. (It’s hard to believe the tech genius and Apple co-creator has been gone nine years already this Monday, Oct. 5. Jobs died at 56 from pancreatic cancer.) The first iPhone... Read More

Netflix’ ‘Social Dilemma’ Is A Dark, Must-See Mirror Into Our World

September 18th, 2020

There are very few shows you can deem “must see” anymore, although not as much due to their quality, as due to the fact that not many shows can truly be described as being targeted for a wide audience anymore. We live in a world that’s become increasingly fragmented and subdivided, and invariably there are few things upon which the vast majority of the population can agree. Entertainment used to be the great uniter of the people. When television began to rise to prominence in the ‘50s and ‘60s, cultural touchstones were based upon events it showcased. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. The finale... Read More

WQPT Features Local Children In PBS Kids Commercial

August 3rd, 2020

Along with the usual characters like Thomas the Train Engine, Elmo and Blue, you might see some familiar faces on PBS Kids. Local PBS station WQPT has debuted a new commercial playing between shows (technically called an interstitial) featuring a number of Quad-Cities kids doing a variety of activities during the past few weeks of coronavirus quarantine. “The idea for the spot came watching my neighbors’ sons riding their bikes on our frontage road,” said Lora Adams of WQPT. “They’re the only kids around and I saw them making their own fun as they played on their own.” With the commercial,... Read More

Fairytale STEM on Facebook Live

June 29th, 2020

Just because school is out, that doesn’t mean the fun and learning has to end! Throughout the month of July, the Davenport Public Library will be hosting Fairytale STEM on Facebook Live. The fun kicks off this Thursday Jul 2 from 2 – 2:30 p.m. and will continue every Thursday afternoon throughout the month of July. Every week, the DPL will read a different fairytale and then help your child(ren) complete a related STEM project on Facebook live. Supplies will be provided and can be picked up at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library (6000 Eastern Ave. Davenport). This program is best suited for children... Read More

Get Nervous With Neal Smith’s Original Music Concert Monday On Facebook

June 28th, 2020

Are you NERVOUS? Well, maybe you should be if you think you might miss Nervous Neal Smith’s live stream featuring his original music! Monday the 29th at 8 p.m. Central time, Smith will be presenting a Facebook live stream consisting entirely of original music. Included in the mix will be songs recently licensed for use by NBC Sports, The Science Channel, TruTV, and Telemundo. Smith is best known for his work with a variety of acts around the Quad-Cities, including the Kabalas and Metrolites, as well as his own bands. “If you don’t think the music will entertain you, watching... Read More

Discovery at Home

May 18th, 2020

Join the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a fun, nifty, uplifting idea you can try and talk about at home with your children and family. As we all stay home and stay safe, let’s stay connected in the great way that Discovery Center friends do! Watch for Discovery Center volunteers sharing their inspiration with you through videos and posts. And please — post back!  Share your photos, videos and comments about the things we are trying together.  Pass on other cool ideas so we can all keep the Discoveries happening... Read More

#Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020

May 13th, 2020

When schools were shut down recently, many students found themselves saying goodbye to the idea of in-person gatherings, extracurricular activities and what they knew as a ‘normal’ end to their school year, all together. But some of those students were saying goodbye to graduation ceremonies, diploma handoffs and parties they’ve waited their entire lives for. For the past four years, these young adults have worked towards one special day. Graduation. The Class of 2020 will go down in history as one of the most adaptable graduating classes of our time. They are experiencing one of life’s... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 10th: Drive-Bys, Derbies, Dancing and MORE!

May 10th, 2020

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’ll 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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

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