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Black Hawk View Of American History Presented Nov. 8 At Rock Island Library

November 7th, 2023
Black Hawk View Of American History Presented Nov. 8 At Rock Island Library

Black Hawk’s View of American History will be presented Wednesday, November 8 from 6pm to 7:30pm, at Rock Island’s Watts-Midtown Branch Special presentation for our 150th Year and Native American Heritage Month! Noted historical actor / storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis portrays the reporter who published Black Hawk’s life story. Listen to tales from Black Hawk’s autobiography, along with traditional chants and drumming songs. Ellis is part Cherokee and has studied with elders from several tribes. Free, suitable for all ages.  Read More

Meet Walt Whitman’s Lincoln At Rock Island Library This Week

February 6th, 2023
Meet Walt Whitman's Lincoln At Rock Island Library This Week

Noted historian and storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis joins the Rock Island Public library on February 8 for the first of three performances in his “History . . .  in Person!” series. Join us Wednesday, February 8 for his live performance, “Walt Whitman’s Lincoln,” at 6 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Ellis recreates a program that the noted poet Whitman delivered on President Abraham Lincoln. This event is suitable for all ages, and registration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided. Please enter the library for this after-hours event via... Read More

Bishop Hill Creative Commons to Hold Book Fair on Saturday, July 24

July 20th, 2021
Bishop Hill Creative Commons to Hold Book Fair on Saturday, July 24

The Bishop Hill Creative Commons is hosting the second-annual Bishop Hill Book Fair on Saturday July 24th, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., where you can meet local authors in their natural habitat. Attendees can hear them speak and read from their recent work. Aspiring authors can attend workshops on cultivating the writer within. Books will be available for purchase, so people can collect autographs from their favorite local wordsmiths. The event will be held at the Commons at 309 N. Bishop Hill Road, Bishop Hill (about 20 miles south of Geneseo). Authors will represent a wide range of genres from children’s... Read More

Native American Star Stories This Friday in Bishop Hill

July 21st, 2020
Native American Star Stories This Friday in Bishop Hill

On Friday, you can gaze up at the summer night sky and watch the stars in wonder. Join well-known local storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis this Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. for a fun, family-oriented evening of American Indian Star Stories at The Twinflower Inn, 110 N. Olson Street, Bishop Hill. Safe social distancing guidelines will be in effect. Fox is an author and storyteller of Cherokee heritage. There will be drumming songs and a chance to sing long. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, bring a snack, and bring a friend. The evening is sponsored by the Twinflower Inn and Fox Tales International.... Read More