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Rock Island Public Library Offering More Services

June 27th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Offering More Services

As of June 21, Rock Island Public Library moved to a modified Phase 5 of our COVID operations plan. Here is what this means to our library patrons and staff at this time: Seating on our public floors returns, with no gathering or time limit restrictions. Please help by wiping down tables after you use them. Wipe stations available throughout our locations. All computers available for use, with pre-COVID time limits of 90 minutes for cardholders and 60 minutes for guest passes. Microfilm room open WiFi fully available, with no time limits. Newspapers available for browsing and reading inside... Read More

Mental Health 101 Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May 23rd, 2021
Mental Health 101 Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Join us Tuesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm for a discussion on various mental health issues. We will talk about the associated signs and symptoms of different mental health disorders. Also, we will talk about when to get professional help and how to do it. This presentation is presented by the Vera French Mental Health Center. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-mentalhealth101 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More

Davenport Public Library Woofing In With Reading Dogs

May 19th, 2021
Davenport Public Library Woofing In With Reading Dogs

The reading dogs are back! Join us outside in the Story Circle on Thursdays, May 20th, June 17th, and July 22nd from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Eastern Ave. (6000 Eastern Ave.)  and practice your reading skills while you read to one of QCCAN’s therapy dogs! QCCAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are specially trained, along with their handler, to provide the environment needed to help children improve their reading skills. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.  Read More

Star Wars Fans, Join Rock Island Library for “May the 4th Be With You” Trivia

May 4th, 2021
Star Wars Fans, Join Rock Island Library for “May the 4th Be With You” Trivia

Star Wars fans can show their galaxy full of knowledge at the Rock Island Public Library’s “May the Fourth Be With You” online trivia game. The free event for all ages will be offered via Zoom from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on, you guessed it, Tuesday, May 4. Play solo or with a team and see how much you know about a certain galaxy far, far away. One lucky participant will win a Star Wars prize pack! To play, register at the library’s online calendar and the meeting link will be sent via email. For more news from the Rock Island Public Library, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow the library... Read More

German Internet Research Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May 1st, 2021
German Internet Research Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society and the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center of the Davenport Public Library invites you to their monthly meeting. On Monday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm, James M. Beidler will present German Internet Research: A Launching Place for Your Research. He will talk about the different tools and searching tips to finding your German ancestors. Those wishing to attend may register for the event. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting Link and Meeting ID. Register at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7611545. Keep up with our virtual programming... Read More

Main Menu Presented by the Davenport Public Library

March 25th, 2021
Main Menu Presented by the Davenport Public Library

Hungry for family history knowledge? Then choose something from our Main Menu on Thursday, March 25th at 2:00 pm! The Special of the Day will feature unique resources available to patrons in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center that are not currently available on the internet. Learn about our in-house digitized records and indexes created by staff, volunteers, and the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society that might assist you with your family history research. This program is scheduled to be held virtually. Information about how to join will be posted at bit.ly/dpl-mainmenu. Keep... Read More

Industrial Hemp in Iowa Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

February 27th, 2021
Industrial Hemp in Iowa Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

What does the re-legalization of industrial hemp mean for Iowa? How is it grown? Can it compete with corn or replace single-use plastics? Eastern Iowa Community College now has a degree program in industrial hemp production. Join our Zoom presentation on Thursday, March 4th at 6:00 pm with instructor Shane Mairet to learn more about the fascinating possibilities. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7426946 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s popular Brown Bag Lunch to host Remote Edition: LeahLeah

February 23rd, 2021
Bettendorf Public Library’s popular Brown Bag Lunch to host Remote Edition: LeahLeah

In keeping with its long tradition of showcasing local music, the Bettendorf Public Library will be hosting its popular Brown Bag Lunch program with a remote edition featuring local artist LeahLeah. Beginning on March 1st,  and running through the entire month virtual concertgoers can access a short performance of original songs by LeahLeah through the Bettendorf Public Library’s website, https://www.bettendorflibrary.com. No registration is required to access this online concert and viewing is free thanks to the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. The Bettendorf Public... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Closing Early Today

February 4th, 2021
Rock Island Public Library Closing Early Today

Due to winter weather conditions, all Rock Island Public Library locations will close at 1:00 pm, today, Thursday, February 4, 2021. Mobile Library routes for this afternoon are also cancelled. Please watch the Rock Island Public Library website, www.rockislandlibrary.org, and Facebook page for updates on Friday hours.  Read More

‘The Library Book’ by Susan Orlean Book Discussion Presented by the Davenport Public Library

January 26th, 2021
'The Library Book' by Susan Orlean Book Discussion Presented by the Davenport Public Library

Cure the winter blues and join us for a virtual book discussion on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30 pm. We will be discussing “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. Copies of the book are available at our Eastern Avenue curbside location for patrons to borrow for this book club. This program will meet virtually using GoToMeeting. No registration is required. Information about how to join is listed below. ‘The Library Book’ by Susan Orlean book discussion Wed, Jan 27, 2021 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (CST) Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/402755917 You... Read More