DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 24, 2021) — Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society and the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center of the Davenport Public Library invites you to attend a presentation on the Civil Conservation Corps by Linda McCann on Monday, April 5, 7PM, on Zoom.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 23, 2021) — Hungry for family history knowledge? Then choose something from our Main Menu on Thursday, March 25, 2PM! 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.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 11, 2021) Asian Carp are literally jumping into Midwestern boats. Join our Zoom Saturday, April 3, 2PM, with Illinois DNR to learn about these invasive species, how they came to our waterways, why they pose such a threat to native aquatic species, and what is being done to mitigate the threat. We will also learn some culinary possibilities for this seemingly unlimited fish.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 5, 2021) One in five Iowans has been negatively affected by a friend or family member’s gambling. Join prevention staff from the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services Inc. on March 24, 1PM, on Zoom, to learn about the hidden addiction of gambling. For many, gambling is a form of entertainment, but for others, gambling can lead to debt, bankruptcy, and failed relationships.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 5, 2021) Interested in learning about the preservation of heirloom scrapbooks? Join us for our Preservation Workshop premiering on Tuesday, March 16th at 2:00 pm on the Library’s YouTube channel! Library Assistant Karen discusses what to think about when caring for scrapbooks and shares some hands-on examples to help you when dealing with your own family treasures.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 4, 2021) Join the Library on Thursday, March 11, 2:30PM, as we discuss materials that focus on women's history that can be found in the library's collection.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 1, 2021) — Join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office on Wednesday, March 10, 6PM, in exploring the history of World War I through a discussion of the United States mobilization and training for the war. Delve deeper into First World War history by learning about Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal historical ties.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 1, 2020) — Join Naturalist Becky Baugh from the Wapsi River Center on Tuesday, December 8, 1PM, to learn about many wild edibles in your neck of the woods. We will focus on foraging basics, foraging safety, identifying plants, and preparing wild edibles. You will learn about five wild edibles available this season.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 1, 2020) — Join us for a discussion on safe medication practices on Monday, December 7, 1PM. Learn about the importance of following the directions for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. We will talk about disposing of medications safely, storing medicines properly, keeping track of medications, and avoiding the misuse of medication.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 30, 2020) — We know that strong readers go on to become lifelong learners, but almost 40% of today's children start kindergarten without the skills needed for success. The best way to prepare children for school and beyond? Introduce them to books as soon as possible.