The Moline Public Library is full of awesome activities to beat the winter blues this month, for kids and adults alike.

For the rundown of events, read on . . .
Through January

1st Floor

Quad Cities‘ own watercolor artist Tom Hempel has his art displayed for public viewing at the Library.

 

Wednesdays, January 18, 25

Health Navigator Assistance with Genesis

9 am – Noon

A Genesis Health System ACA Navigator is scheduled to assist patrons at the Moline Library during the healthcare marketplace open enrollment period.

 

Wednesdays, January 18, 25

Exploratorium

2:30 pm

Children’s Program Room

Grades K-4

STEAM programming made fun.
Wednesday, January 18

Story Time for Littles – Evening Edition

6:30 pm

Children’s Program Room

Ages Birth – 36 months

Nurture your young one’s love of books through music, movement, stories and art exploration while helping develop language, motor and social skills.

 

Thursdays, January 19, 26

Story Time for Bigs

10:00 am

Ages 3 – 5

Stories, rhymes, songs and more that encourage development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome.

 

Saturday – Thursday, through February 9

Minecraft Winter Reading Club

Grades K-6

Save our Steve!

Registration for our Library’s Winter Reading Club begins January 14.  Those who finish the program by February 9 will receive a free book.

 

Thursday, January 19

LEGO Lab

Ages 4-12

Children’s Program Room

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Listen to awesome stories then test skills as a master LEGO builder.  Blocks provided.

 

Friday, January 20

BLOCK Fest

10:00 am –or- 11:30 am

Support your child’s math and science growth through block play.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2480 or http://molinelibrary.com/register.html

 

Monday, January 23

Color Your World

Meeting Rooms

All Ages

6:30 pm

Take some time to switch off your brain from busy thoughts and focus on the moment with a quiet evening of adult coloring. Materials provided.

 

Tuesday, January 24

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Book Discussion led by Susan Zelnio

Meeting Rooms

6:30 pm

All Ages

As part of the Quad Cities area libraries programming initiative partnering with the United Way of the Quad Cities and funded by the Community Foundation of the Greater River Bend, Susan Zelnio, MBA, PHR, will facilitate a discussion of Robert Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Registration is required by contacting the Library’s information desk at (309) 524-2470. A limited number of FREE books are also available.

 

Tuesday, January 24

Chinese New Year Celebration

Children’s Program Room

6:30 pm

Join us for stories, treats and activities – even a dragon parade! Additional activities available January 23-28.

 

Thursday, January 26

Project Next Generation – Bristlebots

Grades 4-8

Children’s Programming Room

6:00pm

Build micro robots made from a conventional toothbrush head and micro motors.

Metro bus passes available.  Call (3309) 524-2470 for more information. Generously funded through a Project Next Generation grant from the State of Illinois.

 

Monday, January 30

Family Story Time

Children’s Program Room

6:30 pm

Family story time fun for all ages.

 

Additional information may be found on the Moline Public Library website. 

The Moline Public Library is always open online at www.molinelibrary.com

 

 

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