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Family Museum Presenting ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Drive-In Movie

October 14th, 2020

Families are invited to the Family Museum parking lot on Saturday, October 17 to enjoy the movie Hotel Transylvania as part of a Drive-In Movie Event presented by the City of Bettendorf Parks and Recreation and the Family Museum and sponsored by the Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the movie will start at 7:30 pm. Admission is $20 per car if registered before the day of the event. Admission is $35 per car on the day of the event if spots are still available. Participants can register at familymuseum.org/movie. Each car will receive three parking spots: one to park... Read More

Davenport Public Library Presents Reading Challenges for Every Age!

October 7th, 2020

Looking for a fun way to up your reading game? The Davenport Public Library is here to help with Beanstack, the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read, and participate in the Library’s reading challenges! Simply go to davenportlibrary.beanstack.com and create an account or download the Beanstack App to unlock countless challenges. Hallow-Read All Ages “It’s spooky season! Summon your favorite books and experience Halloween festivities for the family by reading and completing activities.” Master of Minutes All Ages Can you become a Master of Minutes? It’s... Read More

Davenport Public Library Offers Storytime Live Wednesdays In September

September 6th, 2020

Join the Library’s youth services department on the Facebook Live every Wednesday beginning in September at 10:00 am for some storytime fun! We’ll read stories, sing songs, share interactive games & fingerplays, and hopefully, brighten up your day. We also love to say “Hi!” to our storytime friends who are watching live, so grownups (or kids if they have their grownup’s permission) are invited to drop a name in our Storytime Live comments for a fun shout-out. Each storytime video will remain on the Library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary/... Read More

Storytime Live! Hosted by The Davenport Public Library

August 28th, 2020

Join the Library’s youth services department on the Facebook Live every Wednesday beginning in September at 10:00 am for some storytime fun! We’ll read stories, sing songs, share interactive games & fingerplays, and hopefully, brighten up your day. We also love to say “Hi!” to our storytime friends who are watching live, so grownups (or kids if they have their grownup’s permission) are invited to drop a name in our Storytime Live comments for a fun shout-out. Each storytime video will remain on the Library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary/... Read More

Native American Star Stories This Friday in Bishop Hill

July 21st, 2020

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

Enjoy A Drive-In Family Movie Night At Campbell Sports In Rock Island

June 13th, 2020

Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for a Drive-in Movie in the Park on Saturday, June 13th. Abominable, a family friendly movie, will be the feature presentation at the Campbell Sports Complex located at 8399 29th St W, Rock Island. Gates will open for cars to park at 7:30 pm. All cars must be parked by 8:15 pm, for the movie to begin at 8:30 pm. Staff will be directing vehicles to park every other space so all vehicles are six feet apart. People must remain in their vehicles to watch the movie. A concession stand (cash only) will be available. This drive-in movie is presented... Read More

Learning And Craft Programs And More Available At Rock Island Library

June 11th, 2020

Summer 2020 looks a lot different, yet the Rock Island Public Library is still offering readers of all ages plenty of ways to immerse themselves in a story through special summer reading events from June 1 to July 31. The Library has transformed its Imagine Your Story summer reading challenges and events into online, virtual, and take-home offerings. Most programs require registration, for ease in contacting participants about picking up kits via Curbside. Incentive-based reading challenges are available for children, teens, and adults. Participants can read anything they like, track it, and earn... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Bursting With Activities For The Summer

June 5th, 2020

Rock Island Public Library is rockin’ it with activities for families this summer! The library sent out a massive list of events and other cool stuff, and here are all the details: Children’s Events: Registration required for most programs, so we can contact participants with links, videos, and instructions on kit pick-up, if applicable. Each kit will contain supplies and instructions. Register via our online calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org or call our Children’s Room phone at 309-732-7360. Absolute Science: VIEW on demand. By special arrangement with our friends at Absolute... Read More

Family Museum Open Nearly A Week, Figge Art Museum Opens June 6

May 28th, 2020

Bettendorf’s Family Museum and Davenport’s Figge Art Museum have taken different approaches to re-opening after shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 crisis. Since Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds allowed museums to re-open (among other places) on May 22, the Family Museum opened that day, while the Figge will open June 9, following members-only opening June 6 and 7. Kim Kidwell, director of the Family Museum, used the two-month closure to completely clean the facility, do needed renovations and train staff in disinfecting and safety guidelines. “We have been getting ready to reopen, pretty much over the... Read More

Kids Reading Challenge Rocking Rock Island Public Library

April 5th, 2020

Are your kids ready to rock some reading? With distance learning becoming the norm, and more time at home leading to more time for reading, the Rock Island Library is stepping up to help parents and kids with an all-ages online reading challenge that the whole family can do together! The stay-at-home challenge offers six virtual reading badges and six for completing online activities, such as trying World Book online, checking out a magazine from RB Digital, or learning something new with HelpNow or JobNow from Brainfuse. Complete just six badges (you choose which ones) to complete the... Read More

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