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Rock Island Public Library Holding Program On Sol Butler, The Greatest Athlete You’ve Never Heard Of

February 7th, 2023

On Saturday, February 11, local author David Sebben presents “Sol Butler, The Greatest Athlete You’ve Never Heard Of.” The free event is at 11am at the Downtown Library. An accomplished athlete, Butler played for the Rock Island Independents football team and competed in the long jump in the 1920 Olympic games. His free presentation is free and open to 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