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Banned Book Week Slated for September 18-24

August 29th, 2022
Banned Book Week Slated for September 18-24

The crew of the Avenger will be taking a stand against censorship as we take part in the online event, Banned Book Week, September 18-24, 2022. We will be hosting nighty book reading events throughout the week and more details will be announced soon! Follow this Facebook page for more details: https://facebook.com/events/s/banned-books-week/625802382486574/ Learn more: https://bannedbooksweek.org/ How many have you loved and may have changed your life? Here is a list compiled by Barnes and Nobles: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/banned-books/_/N-rtm  Read More

An (Online) Evening with Chef Kwame June 22

June 12th, 2022
An (Online) Evening with Chef Kwame June 22

Join the Colona Library as they present An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi on June 22. Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” Onwuachi will share stories behind his family’s recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture. A James Beard award-winning chef, Onwuachi was also named Food & Wine’s best new chef in 2019 and Esquire’s chef of the year in 2019. He has opened... Read More

Spend An Evening with Michelle Zauner May 18

May 8th, 2022
Spend An Evening with Michelle Zauner May 18

Musician and author Michelle Zauner discusses her music career and her beloved bestseller Crying in H Mart on May 18 in Colona, Illinois. Her memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity was a New York Times notable book of the year. Best known as a singer and guitarist who creates indie pop under the name Japanese Breakfast, Grammy Award-nominated Zauner has won acclaim from major music outlets around the world. In conversation with Jessica Hopper, Chicago-based music critic, producer, and author. Zoom Event Attendee Registration Link: https://bit.ly/May18_MichelleZauner This... Read More

Quad Cities Web Series Now Streaming

February 24th, 2022
Quad Cities Web Series Now Streaming

For your late night viewing pleasure…   Quad Cities is a web series that was shot in the Quad Cities in the summer of 2021 and debuted in the fall of 2021.   The series was created by Kurt Oberhaus (This Is Us) and Justin Marxen (Haunt) and features both local and National talent.   Quad Cities follows a series of gruesome murders that plague the Quad Cities and an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.   All 5 episodes of Quad Cities – Mini Series now available for free on YouTube! EPISODE 1: https://youtu.be/zi3-dWq7zYE EPISODE 2: https://youtu.be/Cxq8wd3oanc EPISODE... Read More

Angela Meyer Playing Bettendorf Public Library’s Brown Bag Lunch Series

December 12th, 2021
Angela Meyer Playing Bettendorf Public Library's Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering a perfect lunchtime accompaniment with a virtual concert. Throughout the month of December, the Library will host its popular Brown Bag Lunch series on the Bettendorf Public Library’s YouTube channel. December’s artist is Quad City local Angela Meyer who is known for her country-western originals and acoustic covers. No registration is required to view this free event, which is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Library. Angela Meyer has played professionally in the area for over 10 years. Her career has included playing... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library to offer free virtual concert featuring Angela Meyer throughout December

December 5th, 2021
Bettendorf Public Library to offer free virtual concert featuring Angela Meyer throughout December

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering a perfect lunchtime accompaniment with a virtual concert. Throughout the month of December, the Library will host its popular Brown Bag Lunch series on the Bettendorf Public Library’s YouTube channel. December’s artist is Quad City local Angela Meyer who is known for her country-western originals and acoustic covers. No registration is required to view this free event, which is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Library. Angela Meyer has played professionally in the area for over 10 years. Her career has included playing... Read More

A little late night viewing…

November 30th, 2021
A little late night viewing…

For your late night viewing pleasure… QUAD CITIES is a web series that was shot in the Quad Cities in the summer of 2021 and debuted in the fall of 2021.    The series was created by Kurt Oberhaus (This Is Us) and Justin Marxen (Haunt) and features both local and National talent.    QUAD CITIES follows a series of gruesome murders that plague the Quad Cities and an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.   All 5 episodes of  Quad Cities – Mini Series  now available for free on YouTube! EPISODE 1: https://youtu.be/zi3-dWq7zYE EPISODE 2: https://youtu.be/Cxq8wd3oanc EPISODE... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library Offering Virtual Concerts For Your Enjoyment

November 16th, 2021
Bettendorf Public Library Offering Virtual Concerts For Your Enjoyment

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering a virtual concert throughout the month of November featuring one time local, Jordan Danielsen. The limited time viewing will be available via the Bettendorf Public Library’s YouTube channel running through November 30th. A link to the video will also be available on the Bettendorf Public Library’s website. No registration is required to view this free event, which is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Library. Raised in Davenport, Jordan Danielsen grew up with guitar in hand and a harmonica on his neck. His experience... Read More

Need To Get Internet? Rock Island Library Helping Quad-Citians With FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit

August 12th, 2021
Need To Get Internet? Rock Island Library Helping Quad-Citians With FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit

Rock Island Public Library is spreading the word about the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit, which provides discounts for broadband service and devices to families struggling to stay connected during the pandemic. Learn more at the FCC  broadband benefit page Estamos difundiendo el Beneficio de Emergencia Para Internet de la @FCC que descuenta un servicio de #Internet y un equipo a hogares con problemas para pagar servicio de Internet durante la pandemia. Para obtener más información, llama al 833-511-0311 o visita   Read More

Mississippi Bend Players Streaming ‘Mary And Ethel’ Through Aug. 8

August 7th, 2021
Mississippi Bend Players Streaming 'Mary And Ethel' Through Aug. 8

Due to the abridged past summer season, there’s a good chance you may have missed the small, stellar offerings of Mississippi Bend Players, the professional regional theater at Augustana College, Rock Island. Well, you are in luck, as one of the three shows in the 2021 season (which only ran for one weekend apiece) will have a virtual encore, “Mary and Ethel: How I Learned to Sing.” “Mary and Ethel: How I Learned to Sing” will stream through Aug. 8. Conceived and performed by Shelly Cooper with musical arrangements by Mason Moss, the show pays homage to two of the great muses... Read More