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World War II in Iowa Explored in New Exhibit At Davenport’s German American Heritage Museum

September 14th, 2020

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, as Japan unconditionally surrendered to the Allies on Aug. 14, 1945. To commemorate the end of the global conflict (which killed 416,800 U.S. military), the German American Heritage Center in Davenport has a new exhibit – “Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State.” It explores how the war impacted Iowa. With this exhibit, the museum remembers and commemorates the period through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts. World War II cost the lives of 5,633 Iowa soldiers, as well as 18,601 from Illinois.... Read More

Music in Motion at Family Museum

September 7th, 2020

Looking for some morning fun with the littles this week? Join the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) for Music in Motion this Wednesday Sep 9 from 9:15 – 10 a.m. Music and plenty of action will take place as little ones clap, hop, tiptoe, run and scoot through a variety of movements! This fun program always ends with some social playtime with soft gym equipment so little ones can learn to follow directions and take turns. Music in Motion is included with paid admission. Participants should sign up at the Welcome Desk. For more information, please visit https://familymuseum.org/calendar/event/music-in-motion/1441.   For... 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

Summer Music in Motion at Family Museum

June 29th, 2020

Looking for a little summer fun for your little ones? Summer Music in Motion kicks off at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) this Wednesday Jul 1 at 9:15 a.m. and will continue every Wednesday morning throughout the month of July. Bring your little one and enjoy lots of music and plenty of action! Summer Music in Motion includes fun with clapping, hopping, tiptoeing, running and scooting through a variety of movements! This class is included with Family Museum general admission. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk when you arrive. For more information, please visit https://familymuseum.org/.   For... Read More

Kick-Off Summer at Fejervary Family Fun Day

June 18th, 2020

Come rediscover Davenport Parks and Recreation’s Mother Goose Land at Fejervary Learning Center (1800 W 12th Street Davenport) this Saturday Jun 20 from 12 – 5 p.m. for Fejervary Family Fun Days’ Kick-Off to Summer! Come enjoy family activities, nature crafts, and more! For free! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there will be no petting zoo, bounce house or face painting. Public health officials remind you to : Stay home if you’re sick. Practice social distancing. Avoid touching surfaces. Wash your hands with soap and water and / or use hand sanitizer frequently. For more information,... Read More

Contributions Sought for Quad City “Quarantine Cookbook”

June 2nd, 2020

If you’ve been spending time stress cooking or baking during the COVID-19 quarantine, the Rock Island Public Library wants your recipes. In partnership with libraries throughout the Quad City area, the Rock Island Public Library is collecting recipes for a Quad City Quarantine Cookbook. Contributors are encouraged to share what they’ve been making or baking to document life during the historically-significant pandemic of Covid-19. “People have been quarantining themselves with their families, cooking from their pantries, and limiting trips to the grocery store. We believe it’s important... Read More

Bettendorf’s Winter Carnival Providing Fun For All!

January 29th, 2020

The City of Bettendorf hosts their 4th Annual Winter Carnival this Saturday Feb 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Activities will be set up throughout Bettendorf for the 2020 Winter Carnival. All activities are free and open to all ages! Stop by the Bettendorf Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive) for some amazing and all-inclusive fun. Enjoy activities and crafts with Nahant Marsh, The Figge, QC Yoga Foundation, Master Gardeners; snowflake crafts for every age, tin foil art, and Little Hands Site with activities for ages 5 and under. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/. The... Read More

Bett STEM Expo Provides Educational Fun For All!

January 20th, 2020

The Bett STEM Expo is an annual event featuring fun and educational science, technology, engineering, and math activities for kids. This year’s event will be Saturday Janu 25, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bettendorf Middle School (2030 Middle Rd Bettendorf). The event is free and open to all children and their families. Some of the activities involved include hands-on experiments and displays including: A Sound Idea Absolute Science Beekeeping BHS Science Club Birds of Prey Bubbles Coding Music Experience Manufacturing Exploring the Heart Hovercrafts & Science Toys I-74 Virtual Reality Program John... Read More

Penguin Parade Waddles Into Botanical Center

January 16th, 2020

Go on a Penguin Parade at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Jan 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Penguin Parade is a family read-in at the Botanical Center in partnership with the Rock Island Public Library. Read with your family, do a penguin scavenger hunt, try the penguin obstacle course, do crafts and receive free giveaway items while supplies last. Admission is free during the event and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.  Read More

Icestravaganza 2020 Goes Extraterrestrial

January 15th, 2020

If you are looking for a free family-friendly event or a night out with friends this weekend, then make plans to head to Downtown Davenport! Icestravaganza returns for the 8th year this Saturday Jan 18 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmer’s Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport)! A team of professional ice sculptors will work to make the Davenport Freight house come alive with iconic American symbols from ice. Watch as 24,000 pounds of ice blocks are transformed into incredible works of art. This year’s theme is Aliens and Area 51! This event is free for all ages from 11 a.m. –... Read More

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