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Evening With Silvia Moreno-Garcia This Week At Rock Island Library

January 26th, 2022
Evening With Silvia Moreno-Garcia This Week At Rock Island Library

Registration is still available via the Rock Island Public Library website calendar for the first Illinois Libraries Present virtual author visit on January 26 with Mexican-Canadian novelist Silvia Moreno-Garcia, best-selling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night. Rock Island Public Library is one of 200 statewide libraries joining forces in Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort to bring virtual author events with best-selling and esteemed authors to area readers. At the first online event, Moreno-Garcia will discuss her new book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying... Read More

Rock Island Library Hosts Best Selling Authors Online Through Illinois Libraries Present

January 21st, 2022
Rock Island Library Hosts Best Selling Authors Online Through Illinois Libraries Present

Registration is still available via the Rock Island Public Library website calendar for the first Illinois Libraries Present virtual author visit on January 26 with Mexican-Canadian novelist Silvia Moreno-Garcia, best-selling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night. Rock Island Public Library is one of 200 statewide libraries joining forces in Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort to bring virtual author events with best-selling and esteemed authors to area readers. At the first online event, Moreno-Garcia will discuss her new book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Wins Grant for Transforming Library Spaces

January 20th, 2022
Rock Island Public Library Wins Grant for Transforming Library Spaces

The Rock Island Public Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant for fiscal year 2022 from the Illinois State Library to help it transform library spaces for COVID resilience. The library applied for the grant funding to help it welcome patrons back to its Downtown and Southwest locations with enhanced comfort, privacy, and service. “Part of COVID resilience is the ability to move programming and other services into outdoor spaces, and to allow for better social distancing and privacy in our interior spaces,” said Malachi Kohlwey, Rock Island Public Library building... Read More

Need Cooking Inspiration? Digital Library Services? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

January 11th, 2022
Need Cooking Inspiration? Digital Library Services? Rock Island Public Library Can Help!

Looking for some cooking inspiration or recipes? Need help with digital library services? Rock Island Public Library can help! Rock Island Public Library cardholders now have no-charge guest subscription access to the New York Times Cooking site and mobile app.  New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks. Paywall-free guest access is available to RIPL cardholders... Read More

Library’s November Community Comforts Drive Collects for Heart of Hope, Rocky Resource Room

November 24th, 2021
Library’s November Community Comforts Drive Collects for Heart of Hope, Rocky Resource Room

If you’re feeling the November spirit of gratitude for your own blessings, the Rock Island Public Library is offering an easy way to give to people in need. The Library’s “Community Comforts” drive will collect donations of household supplies and personal care items through December 4. Collected items will be distributed to Heart of Hope Outreach Center and the Rocky Resource Room at Rock Island High School. “Personal care and hygiene items, paper products, cleaners, and other basic items are always in high demand, because they’re products people use every day,” says Karrah Kuykendall,... Read More

Community Comforts Drive Continues At Rock Island Library Through December

November 21st, 2021
Community Comforts Drive Continues At Rock Island Library Through December

If you’re feeling the November spirit ofgratitude for your own blessings, the Rock Island Public Library is offering an easy way to give to people in need. The Library’s “Community Comforts” drive will collect donations of household supplies and personal care items through December 4. Collected items will be distributed to Heart of Hope Outreach Center and the Rocky Resource Room at Rock Island High School. “Personal care and hygiene items, paper products, cleaners, and other basic items are always in high demand, because they’re products people use every day,” says Karrah Kuykendall,... Read More

Wise Men Ninja Wizards, Forty Twos, That Dam Shopping Trip, And More In This Week’s FUN10

November 21st, 2021
Wise Men Ninja Wizards, Forty Twos, That Dam Shopping Trip, And More In This Week's FUN10

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

Whats the Good News For November, Quad-Cities?

November 15th, 2021
Whats the Good News For November, Quad-Cities?

Every month we look through some of the positive things happening in the area for our What’s The Good News? column! This month, as we look to Thanksgiving, there’s plenty of good news to be thankful for in the Quad-Cities, and here’s some of the cool things happening: Rock Island Artist’s Work Chosen For Stamp Rock Island’s David Sebben will have one of his gorgeous photos shared throughout the United States in 2022 — on a postage stamp. Sebben is one of a series of artists who have had their works chosen to grace the face of a new series of stamps based on the... Read More

Library’s November Community Comforts Drive Collects for Heart of Hope, Rocky Resource Room

November 12th, 2021
Library’s November Community Comforts Drive Collects for Heart of Hope, Rocky Resource Room

If you’re feeling the November spirit ofgratitude for your own blessings, the Rock Island Public Library is offering an easy way to give to people in need. The Library’s “Community Comforts” drive will collect donations of household supplies and personal care items through December 4. Collected items will be distributed to Heart of Hope Outreach Center and the Rocky Resource Room at Rock Island High School. “Personal care and hygiene items, paper products, cleaners, and other basic items are always in high demand, because they’re products people use every day,” says Karrah Kuykendall,... Read More

World War I Series completes Wednesday, November 10 at Rock Island Public Library

November 9th, 2021
World War I Series completes Wednesday, November 10 at Rock Island Public Library

On Wednesday, November 10th at 2:00 pm. Rock Island Public Library hosts Kevin Braafladt, Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, for the final lecture in the Army Sustainment Command WWI Lecture Series: The Armistice & The Occupation of Germany. The event will be held in person at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Registration and masks are required. To sign up, visit the library calendar at  www.rockislandlibrary.org  or call 309-732-7341. Braafladt’s talk explores the history of WWI through a discussion of the Armistice and the occupation... Read More