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Davenport Public Library’s Winter Reading Program: Hibernate With a Good Book

January 22nd, 2021

Hibernate with a good book! Join the Library’s annual all-ages Winter Reading Program for a chance to win prizes this winter. From January 19th through February 27th, participants will receive one grand prize drawing entry for every book you read. Participate on Beanstack at davenportlibrary.beanstack.com or by picking up grand prize entry slips at our Fairmount and Eastern branches. 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 the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com... Read More

Join the Best Sellers Club, and Jump the (Holds) Line At Rock Island Public Library!

January 9th, 2021

If you just can’t wait for new releases from your favorite fiction authors, good news! The new Best Sellers Club at Rock Island Public Library could help you read those new titles earlier. The new service allows library patrons to sign up for automatic holds on new titles from their favorite adult fiction authors. Signing up is simple, and available to anyone with a valid library card from a PrairieCat member library. You choose the authors you want to follow from the list. When new titles arrive, Rock Island Library staff will place a hold for you. Members will receive a courtesy notice... Read More

Rock Island Library Launches 2021 Winter Reading Challenge with “Curbside Cocoa Kickoff”

January 5th, 2021

Since few things go better with cozy wintertime reading than a hot cup of cocoa, Rock Island Public Library will launch its 2021 Books Like Us Winter Reading Challenge with a Curbside Cocoa Kickoff. The free drive-through event for all ages is offered from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, January 8 in the Curbside pickup lane outside the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Participants can meet library staff, and pick up a free winter reading kit with cocoa, goodies, details about winter reading, and other Rock Island Public Library services.  The event is free and no registration is required.... Read More

Introduction to Book Fix Presented by the Davenport Public Library

December 26th, 2020

Looking for book recommendations? Try our new Book Fix service! Join our librarian Wednesday, January 6th at 6:30 pm for a run-through of how to use this new service and receive personalized recommendations! Registration is not required. This program will be held virtually using GoToMeeting. Information about how to join is listed below. Book Fix Wed, Jan 6, 2021 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM (CST) Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/358228805 You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (408) 650-3123 Access Code: 358-228-805 Keep up with our virtual programming... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Announces Holiday Hours

December 21st, 2020

Holiday and end-of-year holiday closures for Rock Island Public Libraries are as follows: Rock Island Downtown and Southwest Library locations will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Locations are open from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, December 26. Rock Island Library locations are closed Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Library locations are open from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Mobile Library2Go routes run as scheduled Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December... Read More

The Davenport Public Library Main St. Library Renovation to Begin December 28th

December 19th, 2020

The Davenport Public Library is excited to announce that the extensive renovation to its Main St. Library at 321 Main St. will begin on Monday, December 28th, 2020! For the safety of our patrons, the Main St. Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, December 28th until the renovation is finished, currently projected to be March 2021. For our patrons who use the Main St. Library to pick up materials, this location will no longer be available beginning December 16th, 2020. Items already on hold at Main St. can still be picked up using Curbside Delivery until the end of the day Saturday,... Read More

“The 1929 Christmas Eve White House Fire” Presented by the Davenport Public Library

December 16th, 2020

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! Join us Thursday, December 17th at 6:00 pm “The 1929 Christmas Eve White House Fire,” presented by Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum Archivist Craig Wright. To register, please visit https://bit.ly/dpl-thirdthursdaydecember. On Christmas Eve 1929, smoke was noticed by a White House telephone operator who sounded the alarm.  The fire was thought to be contained when the first engines arrived.  But flames suddenly appeared in areas outside of the fire... Read More

Jólabókaflóð at the Davenport Public Library

December 10th, 2020

This is the year for a new holiday tradition! Jólabókaflóð is the Icelandic Christmas Eve tradition of gifting your favorite people with a favorite book to read that very night! Here at the library, our patrons are our favorite people and we would love to gift you with a favorite book this holiday season! Register by December 11th for a wrapped present to be picked up at the library of your choice between December 18th – 23rd. Kids (ages 0-10) register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-yulebookfloodfkids Teens (ages 11-19) register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-yulebookfloodteens Adults (ages 20+) register... Read More

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: So Many Newspapers, So Little Time Presented by the Davenport Public Library

December 6th, 2020

Join the members and guests of the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society in learning about trends, techniques, and anything related to family history. On Monday, December 7th at 6:30 pm, Anne Thomas will present websites, libraries, historical societies, and other sources for finding newspaper articles about your ancestors. This presentation will be posted on The Library’s YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/Be399zjilcs. 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 the... Read More

Quad City Quarantine Cookbook Now Available from Rock Island Public Library

December 6th, 2020

Rock Island Public Library created The Quad City Quarantine Cookbook to document how the community spent time in their home kitchens during the COVID-19 shutdown. Now, this very tasty project is available for checkout, download, or purchase. Reference Librarian Rachel Ippolito first cooked up the special library project this spring, and then invited participation from other libraries in the Quad City Adult Programming Librarians Facebook group. The cookbook features 70 submissions from Illinois and Iowa patrons of the Rock Island, Colona, Cordova, East Moline, Silvis, Bettendorf, Davenport, and... Read More