Cards can be so expensive these days. Do you ever go to the store looking for the perfect card and either not find the one you are looking for or you find one that’s too expensive? You could make one, but maybe you aren’t that good at crafting or you don’t have the knowledge and materials to make the perfect card. Well now you don’t have to worry. On Monday, February 13, the Rock Island Public Library is hosting a Make and Take Birthday Cards Workshop from 6:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. It’s a free class for adults on making creative birthday cards using acrylics and stamping tools.

To register for this event please visit the library’s website at the following link to sign up for this event. Or you can call the library at (309) 732-7341. The Rock Island Public Library is located at 401 19th Street in Rock Island.

The library offers three locations: the historic Main Library downtown, the 30/31 Branch at 3059 30th Street, and the Southwest Branch at 9010 Ridgewood Road. All three locations offer materials for all ages, free Wi-Fi and public internet, and the ability to sign up for a free library card. Library cards require two forms of ID showing either a Rock Island or Milan-Blackhawk area address. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. They are closed on Sundays.


Cheyanne Lencioni is a student at Augustana College and has been writing stories for 8 years. She is on the college’s Equestrian Team and Fencing Club as well as a member of Augustana’s Collegia Classica Classics Language group and wants to be a published Author after graduation.