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Bix Jazz Festival weekend kicks off with Bix Porch Party

Local bands played jazz for the Davenport Public Library's annual Bix Porch Party.

Davenport, 7 Illinois libraries work out sharing agreement

Davenport Library cardholders will be able to borrow books and other materials from seven Illinois Quad-City area libraries — and vise versa — under a…

Author Gary W. Moore to present at Davenport Library

Gary W. Moore, author of Playing with the Enemy, will be giving a brown bag lunch presentation at the Davenport Public Library’s Eastern Avenue Branch…
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Back to School: The return of smiling faces

25 Aug 2016

With school back in session after summer break, we thought we would take a look back at the excitement of the first day of school in 1907. Schools reopened for students on September 3rd that year. The Daily Times noted in … Continue reading →

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

25 Aug 2016

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of … Read More →

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