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Film’s Score Composer to Present his work at Bettendorf Public Library event

November 4th, 2021
Film’s Score Composer to Present his work at Bettendorf Public Library event

The Bettendorf Public Library’s music listening event series, Trax from the Stax, is offering an inside look at the creation of film score on November 11th at 7:00 PM. Davenport musician Neal Smith, who has recently composed, arranged, performed, and recorded a score of the film “The Land Beyond the Sunset,” will be presenting the program. Trax from the Stax does not require registration and takes place at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Created as a silent film, historian William K. Everson called “The Land Beyond the Sunset”... Read More

Saddle Up For This Event At The Library TONIGHT

November 3rd, 2021
Saddle Up For This Event At The Library TONIGHT

Join Davenport Public Library Wednesday, November 3rd at 6:00 pm for a presentation by author William Hampes. When people think of television and film Westerns what tends to come to mind are the great feats of physical bravery of the heroes. However, as pointed out in Hampes’ book, “Cowboy Courage: Westerns and the Portrayal of Bravery,” many of these Westerns also portray examples of moral and psychological courage, often by ordinary individuals. The presentation will discuss how these films and television programs focus on finding the moral and psychological courage to love, to redeem oneself... Read More

Rock Island Library Presenting STEAM Program For Kids This Afternoon

August 25th, 2021
Rock Island Library Presenting STEAM Program For Kids This Afternoon

Rock Island Public Library children’s librarians will continue to show up at our Longview Park Library2Go bookmobile stop from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays in August for Full STEAM Ahead. Stop by for some fun with our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) kits. Miss Ranell will bring a new kit each week. This event is great for grades K-6! (Wednesdays are early dismissal days for Rock Island-Milan School District #41.) For more information, see www.rockislandlibrary.org.  Read More

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

April 17th, 2021
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us Thursday, May 6th at 1:00 pm on Zoom and review caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors exhibited by individuals living with dementia, such as agitation, confusion, and more. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-dementia Understanding and Responding... Read More

Make Your Cat the Castle They Deserve!

December 1st, 2019
Make Your Cat the Castle They Deserve!

Build a Cat Castle is clawing its way in 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Wednesday, December 4, at Rock Island Downtown Library! Your cat is already king (or queen) of the castle. Time to build him or her a structure worthy for feline royalty. Our Cat Castle event comes just in time for holiday gift giving! Build your furry friend a customized cardboard castle (or boat, food truck or airplane) for play and naps. The library will supply cardboard boxes and embellishments; you supply the creativity. Instructions and guidance available. Fun for all ages, please register online or call the library. www.rockislandlibrary.org or... Read More

Need a Cat Castle? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

September 30th, 2019
Need a Cat Castle? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

Build a Cat Castle is clawing its way in on Wednesday Dec 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Rock Island Downtown Library! Your cat is already king (or queen) of the castle. Time to build him or her a structure worthy for feline royalty. Our Cat Castle event comes just in time for holiday gift giving! Build your furry friend a customized cardboard castle (or boat, food truck or airplane) for play and naps. The library will supply cardboard boxes and embellishments; you supply the creativity. Instructions and guidance available. Fun for all ages, please register online or call the library. www.rockislandlibrary.org or... Read More

Build A Cat Castle At Rock Island Library

August 25th, 2019
Build A Cat Castle At Rock Island Library

Build a Cat Castle is clawing its way in 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Wednesday, December 4, at Rock Island Downtown Library! Your cat is already king (or queen) of the castle. Time to build him or her a structure worthy for feline royalty. Our Cat Castle event comes just in time for holiday gift giving! Build your furry friend a customized cardboard castle (or boat, food truck or airplane) for play and naps. The library will supply cardboard boxes and embellishments; you supply the creativity. Instructions and guidance available. Fun for all ages, please register online or call the library. www.rockislandlibrary.org or... Read More

Want To Trace Your Family Tree?

July 23rd, 2019
Want To Trace Your Family Tree?

If you’re interested in learning more about the story of you, trace your way to the Rock Island Public Library’s five-part online genealogy series. The series of programs kick off Wednesday, July 24, and lead up to a special presentation in late September on DNA testing for ancestry. The genealogy series offers insights on using library resources and online sites to get the best results from an online genealogy search. Each program starts at 6:00 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, on the following dates: ·         Wednesday, July 24: Making the Most... Read More

2018 Frieze Lecture Series Celebrates Other “Modern Lives”

October 17th, 2018
2018 Frieze Lecture Series Celebrates Other "Modern Lives"

The century of the French Moderns brought in  turbulent change and innovation, not only in the art world, but also in society, literature, and politics. The 2018 Frieze Lecture series, presented by the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College, will ponder some of those changes with a look at other “Modern Lives” in France and beyond. The 21st annual lecture partnership takes its thematic cue from an community wide celebration of all things French as part of the Figge Museum exhibition, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. The series of four lectures by Augustana... Read More

Let the Force Be With You at the Rock Island Library’s Science of Star Wars Event

December 13th, 2017
Let the Force Be With You at the Rock Island Library's Science of Star Wars Event

If you’re excited about the new Star Wars movie, the Rock Island Public Library is offering a free event for all ages that takes a look at the science behind the movie. Science of Star Wars offers families and kids a chance to explore at to six stations that feature real technologies either predicted or used in the movies. The event is Saturday, December 16, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island. Activities include Star Wars crafts, snacks, driving a Lego Mindstorm “droid,” building a spaceship, considering the challenges of life... Read More