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New April Programs
Downloadable Books and E-readers
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Story Times
Kid News & Events
Teen News & Events
Adult News & Events
FRIENDS of the Library News & Events
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You can help Davenport win a state-wide contest and bring resources to our community!  These resources will help make Davenport and the entire Quad Cities a healthier place to live.  Here's how you can help.  Visit www.bluezonesproject.com/citizens/signup, enter your name, email, for the city enter - Davenport, and then a zip code in Davenport (52801, 52802, 82803, 52804, 52805, 52806, 52807, or 52808).  That's all.  Watch the video below to find out more about the Healthiest State Initiative and then visit the link below.  You can also vote by texting BZP to 772937.



Healthiest State Initiative Video
Healthiest State Initiative Video


Becoming a Blue Zones Community!

New April Programs 


The Davenport Public Library is offering some great programs that are only being offered in April.  The titles, dates, times, and locations are listed below, and a description of each program can be found by clicking the title of the program. 



    The Titanic: 100 Years LaterTitanic


Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Fairmount Branch Library

Be sure to checkout some amazing Titanic facts on the PR Blog at blogs.davenportlibrary.com/pr.




Teen Movie Blitz  Movie and popcorn      


Friday, April 13 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Eastern Avenue Branch Library


Who says Friday the 13th has to be unlucky?





Journal and Diary Making


Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m.

Fairmount Branch Library


The Davenport Public Library invites you to celebrate the courage and creativity of Anne Frank by crafting your own handmade journal. Attendees will be able to use provided materials to create, decorate, and style their own diary.  This program is for teens and adults - ages eleven and older.




 Arab - Israeli Conflict: A Four Part Series

Middle East


Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Bettendorf Public Library

Palestinian and Jewish Refugees: What are the Fact?


Monday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Eastern Avenue Branch Library

Jerusalem: United or Divided?


Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Christians in Israel and the Arab World: Do They Have a Future? 


Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Eastern Avenue Branch Library

Prospects for Peace: Is There Any Hope?




 Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Jewish Experience in Film


Thursday, April 19

12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Films at Fairmount Branch Library


12:30 p.m.

  4:00 p.m.

  6:00 p.m.






    Community Shred Day                                   Invest In Your Child's Safety


 Saturday, April 21

Fairmount Branch Library

 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.










Downloadable Books & E-readers


Scan the QR code (What is a QR code?) below and listen to one of Davenport Public Library's reference librarians describe how to check out and download e-books for free using your Davenport Public Library card.  If you do not have a Davenport library card, please stop by one of our locations or visit the library's website to find out how to get your library card.  If you live outside of Davenport, watch the video to see how easy it can be to download books, and then visit your local library to find out how you can download books for FREE!  The second half of the video features a local family and their love of the Davenport Public Library!  Click this link if you don't have a QR reader.



E-Reader QR Video
How to download an e-book at DPL and testimonial by a local family on why they love DPL.  (3 minutes)















It's a brand new season of

awesome programs you don't want to miss. 








Here what teens are saying about the Davenport Public Library!


Family Focus Friday Library.mov
Family Focus Friday Library.mov


Weekly & Monthly Programs


Teen Anime Club - First and Third Tuesdays at Fairmount at

5:30 p.m.


Teen Volunteer Council - Second Tuesday of the month at Fairmount at 5:30 p.m.


Get Your Game On - Wednesdays at Fairmount from 3 - 5 p.m.


The Great Design - Wednesdays at Eastern at 3 p.m.











For more information on this or any of the hundreds of programs offered at the Davenport Public Library, call 563.326.7832.




In 2010, the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library raised nearly $7000 at its first ever Chair-ity event. Due to its success, the FRIENDS are hosting another event in October 2012 called the "Book-it, Chair-ity Event." This event will combine painted chairs with book-themed gift boxes. The items for this silent auction will be due October 10, 2012. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Davenport Public Library. These funds will be used to provide materials and programming for all three branches that the library would not otherwise be able to afford.


At this time, we are looking for book clubs willing to donate a book-themed gift box with a minimum value of $50, including the price of the book. We hope to have 75 boxes for this event. The FRIENDS are also looking for book donations from publishers, writers, and book stores to give out to area clubs to help with this endeavor. Clubs may also choose to provide their own books. If you, your book club, or your business is willing to help, please contact Carol Wagner, 563-359-5285, carolwagner01@gmail.com.   A flier with specifics for book clubs and donations will be available by January 15 at all three branches and on the library website, www.davenportlibrary.com. Sample boxes will be on display at the Fairmount and Eastern branch libraries after that date.


Anyone interested in helping with this event, please contact Carol Wagner (information above) or Rick Brammer, 309-945-3414 or via email at rebrammer@mediacombb.net.




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Davenport Public Library