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Hug A Book At Rock Island Library Next Week!

August 24th, 2019

Parents and caregivers can create some memories while they build a reader at Hug-A-Book: Create, a free event for two-to-five-year-olds and their families on Tuesday, August 27 at the Rock Island Public Library. The event is part of the library’s ongoing Hug-A-Book early learning programming. Families may drop in to try a variety of creatively messy art projects from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on August 27 at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Each child receives a Hug-A-Book art apron and a free book to take home. There is no charge to attend and no registration is required. Future events... Read More

The Learning Campus Discovery Fair Providing Fun for the Entire Family!

August 16th, 2019

Are you ready for some free family fun this weekend? Hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library with support from the Family Museum, The Learning Campus Discovery Fair will take place this Saturday Aug 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf). The Learning Campus Discovery Fair is a day filled with free learning and fun for the whole family! Experiences include: Magic Hovercraft Rides Hands-On Science Pottery Bubbles Drawing Water Colors Clowning Paper Rockets Flower Arrangement   Additional activities:  Petting Zoo, Balloon Creations,... Read More

August Library Events Offer Great Adult Options

August 13th, 2019

While the kids are back in school, the Rock Island Public Library has some great options to help keep adults of all ages keep learning their whole lives. Among other options, adults can learn about the Army history of the World War II battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The free talk is presented by a historian with the Army Sustainment Command (ACS) at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 14 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Also on Wednesday, August 14, the library’s genealogy series for online research continues with a video presentation by genealogist James Tanner on “Making... Read More

Atlas Two-Part Launch Party Showcases Young Writers

August 13th, 2019

The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program will host a two-part launch party for the latest issue of the Program’s literary magazine THE ATLAS on Thursday, August 15th in downtown Rock Island. The event will start at 5:00 p.m. with a Family and Friends Reception at the Rock Island Public Library Community Room. The interns will give a brief reading of their work, and the Tim Curry Outstanding Intern award will be presented to one of the interns. Then, at 8:00 p.m. the party will move down the street to Rozz-Tox, where the interns will read different selections from the magazine,... Read More

Atlas Two-Part Launch Party Showcases Young Writers

August 4th, 2019

The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program will host a two-part launch party for the latest issue of the Program’s literary magazine THE ATLAS on Thursday, August 15th in downtown Rock Island. The event will start at 5:00 p.m. with a Family and Friends Reception at the Rock Island Public Library Community Room. The interns will give a brief reading of their work, and the Tim Curry Outstanding Intern award will be presented to one of the interns. Then, at 8:00 p.m. the party will move down the street to Rozz-Tox, where the interns will read different selections from the magazine,... Read More

Joseph Dryoel Named Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship Winner

August 3rd, 2019

Joseph Dryoel of Colona has been named as the 2019 recipient of the Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship. Dryoel, a June graduate of United Township High School (East Moline) and co-valedictorian of his class, will receive $5,000 toward tuition at Loyola University (Chicago), where he plans to study pre-health in the fall. “Joey stands out, not only for his academic achievements but also because of the unique way he became interested in medicine — through the arts. We’re so pleased to present him with an award that will help him serve others with STEM,” said Amy Lank, president of American... Read More

May the 4th Be With You at the Putnam Museum

May 1st, 2019

Has your child ever wondered about the gravitational force of the Death Star? Just how did speed racers fly? Let them channel that curiosity through a variety of activities focused on these Star Wars physics problems during the Putnam Museum’s (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) Explorers/Explorers Jr.: “May the 4th Be With YOU!” this Saturday May 4 from 9 – 11 a.m. Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K* – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum... Read More

Hug A Book At Your Local Library!

April 3rd, 2019

The Rock Island Library’s Hug-A-Book early learning program and the Quad City Botanical Center’s KinderNature program have teamed up this spring help grow young readers with a Garden Starters event. The Hug-A-Book Garden Starters event is Tuesday, April 9, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the tropical sun garden of the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island. The event features stories and songs from the library’s Hug-a-Book program and nature fun and crafts from the botanical center’s KinderNature series. Preschoolers will plant a seed to take home their... Read More

TEDxDavenport Unlike Anything You’ve Experienced

March 10th, 2019

TEDxDavenport will be held at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) in the John Deere Auditorium on Wednesday Mar 27. The event will kick off at 12 p.m. sharp and run through 5 p.m. with a networking intermission and a local craft brewery social hour following the conference. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of SOLVE FOR X. TEDxDavenport is unlike any conference or networking event you’ve attended. You’ll engage with other open-minded idea-seekers in a half-day exploration of powerful ideas and unique... Read More

Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities

January 14th, 2019

Learn about some of the most Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities in the library at the Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House (1105 8th St. Moline) this Thursday Jan 17 from 7 – 8 p.m. Jeff Adamson of ComedySportz will take guests through a photo buffet of weird but true QC facts. From a misplaced river, to our local connection to the JFK assassination, these are stories you have probably never heard. And what better place to expand your knowledge of the Quad Cities than in one of the most historical homes in the area? Both built by the family of John Deere, the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman... Read More

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