DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 4, 2021) — Join us Friday, June 11, 9:30AM, for a nature walk around the Fairmount Street Library with the Quad City Audubon Society. We will be walking the trails around Fairmount, so please dress for walking along the bike path, possibly on grassy areas, and bring binoculars if you have them.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 4, 2021) — The Library is partnering with the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in association with the Smithsonian Institution for “Are You Smarter Than an 1850s 8th Grader?”

Join us Monday, June 14, 2PM, and learn more about one-room schoolhouses and early education, then we will put the audience to the test by taking the 8th-grade graduation exam from the 1850s. This program will be meeting virtually using Zoom.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 4, 2021) — Juneteenth — short for “June Nineteenth” — marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told by Union troops that they were free. Since then, the date has become a national celebration of emancipation. Join us Tuesday, June 15, 6:30PM, for a virtual discussion led by Ryan Saddler, CEO of the Friends of MLK Inc as we talk about the history and celebration of Juneteenth.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 4, 2021) — LGBTQ+ resistance has a long history in the United States. Join us Thursday, June 10, 6:30PM, for a virtual presentation by Dr Caroline Radesky, Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Iowa. Dr Radesky will discuss how LGBTQ+ people have pushed back against cultural oppression in the U.S. from 1600 to the 20th century.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 2, 2021) — It's National Pet Appreciation Week! On June 7, 6PM, at Fairmount St (3000 Fairmount St) show your pal how much you care with a handmade toy. We'll have options for almost every pet - dogs and cats of course, but also our small, scaly, and feathered friends! Best for ages 7+.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 2, 2021) — Wrap up National Pet Appreciation Week with a celebration of our furry, feathered, and otherwise fantastic friends at our Virtual Pet Parade! On Saturday, June 12, 10AM, attendees will each take a turn showing off their perfect pet. Time per pet will be limited depending on the number of participants. You can use the registration questionnaire to guide your pet's time to shine! We can't wait to see all of your pets.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 1, 2021) — As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Communication is more than just talking and listening — it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 27, 2021) — Calling all trivia players! Do you like to show off all the random bits of knowledge stored in your head? Of course you do! Join us Tuesday, June 1st, 6:30PM, on Zoom for a night of fun-filled trivia.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 27, 2021) — Join us outside at the Eastern Ave Branch (6000 Eastern Ave) Story Circle for songs and books every Tuesday in June and July at 10AM. Registration for each session is required at https://bit.ly/dpl-outdoorstorytime.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 27, 2021) — Kick off Summer Reading 2021: Reading Colors Your World by helping us color our world outside the library! We'll bring the chalk; you bring the creativity!