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Eccentric tales

Open up and find extraordinary stories, astounding animals, and impressive feats. Read about gruesome parasites, the giant-sized turban, and the frog that swallowed a light bulb!

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In times of fading light a novel by Ruge, Eugen, author.

Alexander Umnitzer, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer, leaves behind his ailing father to fly to Mexico, where his grandparents lived as exiles in the 1940s. The novel then takes us both forward and back in time, creating a panoramic view of the family's history: from Alexander's grandparents' return to the GDR to build the socialist state, to his father's decade spent in a gulag for criticizing the Soviet regime.

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Library Closed for Good Friday

18 Apr 2014

The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Friday April 18 in observance of Good Friday. All of our locations – Main, Fairmount and Eastern – will reopen regular business hours on Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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National Library Week: 1961 and Now

17 Apr 2014

The motto for National Library week 1961 was “For a Better-Read, Better-Informed America”. That year, the Davenport Public Library was featured on a half hour TV show, Spectrum, on WHBF. Both the Davenport Morning Democrat and The Daily Times ran … Continue reading →

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