All locations of the Davenport Library will be closed on Thursday, February 22 for a Staff Development Day. The Library will reopen on Friday, February 23 with regular business hours of 9:00am to 5:30pm. For more information, visit or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Monday, February 19, 2018, to honor the murdered and injured in Wednesday’s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s order to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced on Monday the launch of a new campaign to educate Iowans on the importance of reporting suspicious activity.

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities hosts 19th annual Gilda’s Run for Laughs Presented by UnityPoint Health - Trinity on Saturday, April 28

The Machine Shed Restaurant is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Machine Shed opened its first location in 1978 on the outskirts of Davenport, Iowa. Starting with only 100 seats, and a powerful commitment: “Dedicated to the American Farmer.” That five-word dedication meant working hard to have a restaurant that wasn’t just ‘farm themed’ but something that farmers could be proud of. The Machine Shed now has six locations across the Midwest. The food is made from scratch, daily.

The Illowa Orchid Society is hosting it's 46th annual Spring Orchid Show at the Quad City Botanical Center on March 24th and March 25th, 2018.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event to learn about, view, and purchase orchids from vendors coming from all over the Midwest. Artists providing orchid related art will also be at the show.  This is an American Orchid Society sponsored event that will include judging, ribbon awards and promotions to national level shows. 

Presented in partnership with the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, the Davenport Library will host a series of lectures on “Know Your Rights”.  The lectures will be held weekly through March at Fairmount (3000 Fairmount Street) beginning Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30pm. The schedule of lectures is:

Teen Video Makers: Get Your Work on the Big Screen with the Teen YouTube Challenge

·         Rock Island Public Library Teen YouTube Challenge Video Night

·         Tuesday, Feb 20, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street

Davenport, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2018) — Film-lovers will have a chance to see the world without leaving their seat as the World Adventure Series gears up for its final three programs of the season at the Putnam's Giant Screen Theater.

The series continues Feb. 20 by showcasing the “The Lure & Lore of Deserts” along with comments from film director Sandy Mortimer before and after the showing and concludes April 10 with “Guatemala: Land of the Maya.”