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Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

May 31st, 2022
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

Drop in June 1 anytime between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm for our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Kickoff at the Quad City Botanical Center!  Here’s a sample of the ALL AGES fun we have planned: Sign up for our free Summer Reading Challenge, and get your official Summer Reading Registration Patch Pick up a free kids summer badge book, with ideas to help your school age kids keep reading all summer long Get a Summer Reader yard sign, and tell the world you’re in Camp iRead! Browse activities and crafts for all ages from RIPL, Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island Parks, Metro, Nahant Marsh,... Read More

Great Live Music, Comedy, And A Car Show In This Week’s FUN10

January 23rd, 2022
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Rock Island Library “Heads to the Wild Side” For Library Card Signups

September 23rd, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

Librarians are pretty excited about getting people signed up for library cards during National Library Card Sign Up Month. To help get the word out about all the wild and amazing things you can do with a library card, Rock Island Public Library and three other Illinois Quad City libraries will show up this Friday in a pretty wild place – Niabi Zoo. Rock Island Public Library has arranged to bring their Mobile Library2Go bookmobile to Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, September 24, and invited other library partners to join in the fun.  At the present time, East Moline... Read More

Full STEAM Ahead For Rock Island Library Today!

August 18th, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

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

Save the Date for Music and Fun with Babaloo At Rock Island’s Lincoln Park Thursday

July 14th, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

Rock Island Public Library brings acclaimed family performer Babaloo to Rock Island’s Lincoln Park bandshell for a free concert on 10:30 am on Thursday, July 15. The event, part of the library’s Reading Colors Your World summer activities, is free and open to all ages. Babaloo concerts are a blend of music and comedy, and usually run under one hour. Families should bring lawn chairs or other seating, and social distance as needed. There is no rain date. Babaloo, who hails from Missouri, offers a riotous blend of wacky tunes, antics, and activities to keep audiences energized and laughing.... Read More

Elephant & Piggie, Spamalot, Reading Groups For Kids And More In This Week’s FUN10!

June 6th, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Coloring Kids’ Worlds With Reading This Week

June 1st, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

Summer reading and events at the Rock Island Public Library begin the first week of June in full technicolor style with a summer reading “colorama” kickoff, a take-home pinwheel kit for kids, the start of Summer2Go events around the library bookmobile, a Friends and Family seminar with NAMI, and more. From June 1 to July 31, Reading Colors Your World summer reading challenges and events at the Rock Island Public Library will encourage readers of all ages to be creative, try new things, explore art and color, and see the beauty of diversity. Library summer reading programs help children and... Read More

WWI Lecture Series: Mobilizing and Training For War Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

March 8th, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

Join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00 pm in exploring the history of World War I through a discussion of the United States mobilization and training for the war. Delve deeper into First World War history by learning about Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal historical ties. This program is scheduled to be held virtually. More information will be posted closer to the program date here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7315863 Keep up with our virtual... Read More

Tiffany D. Jackson Virtual Author Visit Hosted by the Davenport Public Library and the Rock Island Public Library

March 7th, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

The Davenport Public Library and the Rock Island Public Library are excited to announce a virtual visit with award-winning young adult author, Tiffany D. Jackson on Tuesday, March 9th! We are happy to welcome her into the classrooms and home-learning spaces of students on both sides of the Mississippi River. If any teen (ages 11-19) is interested in attending the Tiffany D. Jackson virtual author visit and does not attend a school that currently has a partnership with the Davenport or Rock Island Public Library, please contact Amber Carlson at acarlson@davenportlibrary.com for information. Ms.... Read More

Rock Island Library Partners with Prairie State Legal Services for Criminal Record Expungement Overview

February 28th, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Summer Reading Challenge Kicks Off Wednesday

Rock Island Public Library and Prairie State Legal Services will host a free virtual presentation on the criminal record expungement process at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 3. The presentation will be offered via Zoom, and registration is required. Kevin Hempy, the Equal Justice Works Fellow for Prairie State Legal Services, will provide a brief overview of Prairie State’s service area, types of cases, and how to apply for their services. Attendees will learn about record expungement, sealing of criminal records in Illinois, and other forms of criminal records relief. To register, visit the calendar... Read More