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Learn about the works of Jason Reynolds at two Rock Island Library Book Talks

February 16th, 2019

The Rock Island Public Library will introduce the works of award-winning writer Jason Reynolds to readers via two book talk discussions before the writer visits the Quad Cities in person in late March.  Library staff will host informal discussions on Tuesday, February 19, starting at 5:30 pm at Rozz-Tox Coffeehouse, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, and again on Tuesday, March 19, also starting at 5:30 pm, at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island. Guests can purchase a coffee or beverage and learn a little about Reynolds’ books or share thoughts about ones they’ve... Read More

What’s The Good News For January?

January 16th, 2019

There’s always positive news happening in the Quad-Cities, and we here at QuadCities.com, in collaboration with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” are happy to bring it to you! Every month we team up to present What’s The Good News? It’s a column on our website that promotes cool things happening in the Q-C that are positive and upbeat. In conjunction with the release of the column, I, Sean Leary, appear on “Paula Sands Live” to talk about the awesome good deeds of our local folks. Ready to get some good news? Let’s get started…   Well Suited For Success   Quad-Citian... Read More

2018 Frieze Lecture Series Celebrates Other “Modern Lives”

October 17th, 2018

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

Rocket into Reading with a September event for Grades K-3 at Rock Island Library

September 25th, 2018

Developing the next stage of reading is the goal of a Rocket into Reading event for ages 5 through 8 at the Rock Island Public Library onThursday, September 27. The free event is 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Rocket into Reading is aimed at the learning needs of children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades. Launch the reader in your home with super sports-themed fun and the gift of a free book and sports bag. The event includes free sports games, crafts, and activity stations designed to improve skills and interest in reading. Rocket into Reading is the next stage... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Bursting With Activities This Week

September 10th, 2018

Check out some of the incredible events for adults, teens, and children happening at the Rock Island Public Library in the second week of September. The super line up of events for Sept. 10-17 includes: Coffee and a Movie Morning, 9:30 am, Monday, Sept. 10, Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. See the classic adventure tale by Stephen Spielberg featuring Indiana Jones, the globe-hopping archeologist. In this first installment of film franchise, our hero is trying to outrun a group of Nazis searching for the Ark of the Covenant. Free movie and coffee. Small Business and Non-Profit Website... Read More

RI Library Putting Lights Up On Teen YouTube Video Night

February 17th, 2018

Rock Island Library will be hosting a Teen YouTube Challenge Video Night  Tuesday, Feb 20, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th St. Teens who enter the Quad City wide Teen YouTube Video Challenge could see their work on the big screen at the Putnam. If you need help with your entry, try the Rock Island Public Library’s Teen YouTube Video Challenge night on Tuesday, February 20. The event, offered from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Downtown Library, helps support the creative process by supplying props, cameras, laptop computers, help with editing and uploading, and entry... Read More

Hunt For Pokemon At The Library!

January 14th, 2018

Looking for Something to Do Monday? Hunt for Pokemon at Rock Island Public Library! Monday is the final day for the Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard weekend. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family, drop by the Rock Island Library’s free Pokemon Night. Pokemon Night is for all ages, and is Monday, Jan. 15, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Activities include Pokemon gaming, trivia, and a scavenger hunt for prizes. Participants can learn the basics of the original trading card game, and hunt for Pokemon on their devices. The... Read More

Fancy This: Nancy Coming To RI Public Library

November 14th, 2017

It’s a Splendiferous Christmas for Fancy Nancy, and she’ll tell you all about it at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Rock Island Public Library. Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse’s Fancy Nancy will appear in the Downtown Library Children’s Room, 401 19th Street, to read her book, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, and work on a craft with kids. The free event is for all ages. Fancy Nancy, Splendiferous Christmas children’s holiday musical is on stage at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse Nov. 24 through Dec. 26. “What could be fancier than Christmas? This year, Nancy is... Read More

Rock Island Libraries Open For Veterans Day

November 8th, 2017

All Rock Island Public Libraries are open normal operating hours on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Hours for the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street; 30/31 Library, 3059 30th Street; and Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road, are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday. For more information about Rock Island Library services, events, and more, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-READ or follow the library’s social media sites.  Read More

RIPL Offering Technology Help

November 1st, 2017

Rock Island Library offers free, one-on-one drop-in technology help from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on three Fridays per month. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, November labs will be offered: Friday, Nov. 3 at the Rock Island Downtown Library Reference Desk, 401 19th Street; Friday, Nov. 10 at the 30/31 Library, 3059 30th Street; and Friday, Nov. 17 at the Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. The open technology labs are a free way to ask questions about using personal devices, online library services, downloading apps, setting up or using email, Internet questions, and more. Help is available on... Read More

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