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Main Menu Presented by the Davenport Public Library

March 25th, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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