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Davenport's Eastern Avenue library celebrates birthday

Davenport’s newest library has come a long way in its first five years, so kids and parents alike checked out a “birthday” celebration Saturday.

Newest Davenport library director promoted from within

If being director of the Davenport Public Library requires endurance, then Amy Groskopf definitely is the woman for the job. In addition to having ma…

Downtown Davenport library reopens after remodeling

The Davenport Public Library’s downtown branch reopened Friday after about a two-week hiatus for the installation of new carpeting in the building.
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Banned Books Week: Surprising Challenges

02 Oct 2015

“Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you’ve got to fight it.” – Judy Blume Judy Blume would know — she has 5 of the top 100 most challenged books from 1990-1999 — but when you peruse the lists of the most frequently challenged books, it is hard not to agree.  Below, I’ve highlighted […]

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1925 Iowa State Census

01 Oct 2015

This month as the Davenport Public Library celebrates The Big Read with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic The Great Gatsby we are exploring the 1925 Iowa State Census which you may search for free on Family Search. Unlike the Federal … Continue reading →

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