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Pursuing Your Passion: My Journey of Military Service Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

November 11th, 2020

The Davenport Public Library is proud to partner with Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., for a Veterans Day program. On Thursday, November 12th at 1:00 pm, Dr. Randolph will present Pursuing Your Passion: My Journey of Military Service. Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., DM, is a retired Army Military Intelligence Colonel with nearly 32-years of service and three combat tours in Iraq. He retired in 2014 as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence and Security, G2, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal. This program will be presented virtually using GoToMeeting. No registration is required. This program is... Read More

WIU Wind Ensemble to present Veterans’ Concert Virtually Tonight

November 10th, 2020

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the WIU Wind Ensemble Veterans’ Concert, under the direction of Professor of Music and Director of Bands Mike Fansler, at 7:30 tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 10. This will be a live-streamed performance of touching and patriotic music, in honor of veterans, near and far. Due to the restrictions currently in place, there are no general admission performances in the COFAC Recital Hall.This performance will be broadcast on the School of Music’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page. PROGRAM: Brass Celebration No. 1 (2020) – Dennis... Read More

Western Illinois University Military Appreciation Week Schedule Released

November 9th, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Western Illinois University Military Task Force has finalized plans to celebrate Military Appreciation Week through Friday, Nov. 13. WIU is proud of its rich military traditions and continues to strive to improve the experiences of its military service students. While COVID-19 has impacted the delivery of WIU’s Military Appreciation Week, there are still a wide array of activities planned to allow WIU and the community to honor veterans, active duty members and reservists. This year’s schedule includes: • Monday, Nov. 9 – 1-4 p.m. – In association... Read More

Moline Library to Show New Hero Street Films Online Tuesday

November 9th, 2020

In time for Veterans Day, the Moline Public Library will showcase Fourth Wall Films’ two new documentaries Riding the Rails to Hero Street and A Bridge Too Far from Hero Street during an virtual screening event on Tuesday, Nov, 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Producers Kelly and Tammy Rundle will take part in an online Q&A following the films. Registration (at no charge) is required. To sign up, visit the Nov. 10 event on the MPL calendar at molinelibrary.com/events or call 309-524-2470. As of Monday morning, there are 35 seats remaining. Riding the Rails to Hero Street explores the immigrants’... Read More

Local Union 25 ‘Bags’ Up Great Times To Help Veterans

November 12th, 2019

Family fun and philanthropy were “in the bag” as Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 sponsored its third annual Veteran’s Bags Tournament in support of the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. On Saturday, November 9, the union headquarters in Rock Island opened its doors to the community as people of all ages enjoyed the relaxed fun of the popular backyard picnic game of competing to toss beanbags into remote targets. In addition to the competition, there was food, drinks, games, a silent raffle, an online raffle and tickets for other prizes that spilled across three long tables. But the... 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