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Get A Great View Of The New I-74 Bridge At Rock Island Public Library

June 16th, 2019

Gain a whole new view of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project, thanks to virtual reality technology available at the Rock Island Public Library. The I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality experience will be available for viewing at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, from now through September 27. The virtual reality program allows participants to explore the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way, thanks to 360-degree animation from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and technology partners from the Iowa State University Institute for Transportation and Virtual Reality... Read More

Rock Island Library Offers A Universe Of Free Events This Summer

May 23rd, 2019

The Rock Island Library’s Universe of Stories programming and reading challenges launch June 1 at all Rock Island Libraries and online. People of all ages can stay busy exploring new worlds of learning this summer, with weekly art, science, math, summer reading challenges, reading challenges, and a whole galaxy of free events at the Rock Island Public Library.   Registration is open now for weekly programs offered on Monday and Tuesdays for kids in Kindergarten through Sixth grades. STEAMAZING Mondays, Carle’s Creators, Art is Universal, and Blast Off Math all start the week of... Read More

NOON YEAR’S EVE at Family Museum!

January 1st, 2019

Hundreds of parents and kids packed into the Family Museum of their annual NOON YEAR’S EVE celebration! Kids were treated to a number of fun activities, including live music, a balloon drop at noon and more! QC Scene was on the scene to take pics of some of the happy revelers!  Read More

Sid the Science Kid At the Family Museum Through Aug. 27

August 6th, 2017

Through August 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking... Read More

Back to School Bash At Riverside Aquatic Center

August 3rd, 2017

The end of the summer break is unfortunately approaching. Which means long lines at registration, school supply shopping and a Back to School Bash! That’s right, the Moline Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Back to School Bash on Sunday Aug 6 from 12-5 p.m. at Riverside Aquatic Center. The cost to enter the Aquatic Center for this event is only $1.00! Backpacks full of school supplies will be handed out to the first 100 children through the doors (each child must be present). A.D. Huesing will be providing free food (while supplies last) and Quad City Bouncy will have bounce houses... Read More

Build Your World At DPL’s Minecraft Contest

June 22nd, 2017

Summer is officially here! The time when parents picture their children playing outside all day long with neighborhood friends. That was until the wildly popular game, Minecraft, came into the picture. It’s no secret that creepers, Enderman and pickaxes have taken over most homes since 2009 when the game was first released. But video games are supposed to be bad for kids, right? Not this one! If you have either watched your children play this game or were brave enough to try it yourself, you will find very quickly that the critical thinking skills needed to play are actually quite intense. Yet... Read More

Build a Better Summer at the Rock Island Library Summer Kickoff Carnival

June 8th, 2017

Design yourself a great summer at the Rock Island Library’s Build a Better Summer kickoff carnival on Saturday, June 10. The library’s annual Summer Reading kickoff takes place in the parking lot of the Rock Island Library downtown, 401 19th Street, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Scheduled events at the free kickoff include a drill team performance by Metro Youth at 11 am, a homemade rocket launch for kids at 11:45 am, and a Mentos™ cola fountain blast at 12:30 pm. Free hot dogs and water will served. The wide variety of activities for all ages also include opportunities to: Register... Read More

Register Now for Rock Island Library Summer Art and Math Programs

June 1st, 2017

Parents of children in the seven to 14-year age ranges can keep them busy and learning this summer with four-week art and math programs at the Rock Island Public Library. Registration is now open for Design by Reading, presented by artist Gloria Burlingame, and Math by Design, presented by tutor Elizabeth Russell, offered at no additional charge on Tuesdays at the Main Library. These programs are suitable for children entering the 2nd through 8th grades. The Design by Reading Summer Art Club for Kids is offered from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 27 and July 11. The program features... Read More

Sid the Science Kid Visits the Family Museum

May 26th, 2017

Beginning May 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking... Read More

Rev Up For Race Day At Silvis Hy Vee!

May 25th, 2017

Before you head to the races this Friday, don’t forget to make your own pit-stop! On Friday May 26, Silvis Hy-Vee (2001 5th Street) is hosting their Silvis Raceday Event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Parked right in front of the store will be NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s Toyota! Feel free to take a picture with the famous #18 car. There will also be a chance to win two free tickets to the Chicago NASCAR race in September, among other fun family activities! Come out, come hungry and bring the family for this one of kind Raceday Event!  Read More

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