Memorial Day Closing

All Rock Island Public Library buildings will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We reopen at normal times May 28. Remember to come see us at our Summer Reading kickoff on Thursday, May 30! 

Event List

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Memorial Day Closing

All Day
All locations

Physical locations of the Rock Island Public Library are closed today. No Library2Go routes. Online is open!

Closing
Branches:
All locations
Description:

Physical locations of the Rock Island Public Library are closed today. No Library2Go routes. Online is open!

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Watts-Midtown Branch

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Watts-Midtown Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Early Learning
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of short books, action rhymes and songs. For ages 0 - 5 years old.

Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of short books, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 0 - 5 years old.

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Age Group:
Teen, Adult
Event Details:

Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live). 

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:

Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live). 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Midwest Writing Center Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Community Room at Downtown Library
Program Type:
Presentation
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

Join the Midwest Writing Center for their Annual Meeting! Learn about the center, hear some great prose, and enjoy some snacks. Everyone and all ages invited!

Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:

Join the Midwest Writing Center for their Annual Meeting! Learn about the center, hear some great prose, and enjoy some snacks. Everyone and all ages invited!

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Southwest Book Club

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Southwest Community Room at Southwest Branch
Program Type:
Book Club, Discussion
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

Discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. ...

Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:

Discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Drop-in Computer Skills & Job Search Assistance w/ Goodwill of the Heartland

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

Looking for assistance with computer skills and searching for jobs? Drop-in on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6pm at the Downtown Library for one-on-one assistance from a representative fro...

Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Adult
Event Details:

Looking for assistance with computer skills and searching for jobs?

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Midtown Readers Book Club

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Watts-Midtown: Norm & Janet Moline Conference Room at Watts-Midtown Branch
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

Join us as we discuss All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque! Reserve a copy through our library system HERE. This group meets at the new Watts-Midtown Library in t...

Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown: Norm & Janet Moline Conference Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:

Join us as we discuss All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque!

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Community Room at Southwest Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Early Learning
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old. 

Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs. 

For ages 0 - 5 years old. 

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Spring Toddler Playgroup

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Children's Story Area at Downtown Library
Program Type:
Early Learning
Age Group:
Early Learning
Event Details:

Relaxing and casual fun for kids 5 and younger with their caregiver.  Toys and activities will be set out from  10 am to noon at the Downtown Library, Children's Room.&nb...

Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Early Learning
Event Details:

Relaxing and casual fun for kids 5 and younger with their caregiver.  Toys and activities will be set out from  10 am to noon at the Downtown Library, Children's Room.  

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Offsite
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

Read, Renew, Repeat! It's Summer, and that means summer fun and reading. Kick off summer and register for our reading challenge with games, activitites, and more. Presented in part...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:

Read, Renew, Repeat! It's Summer, and that means summer fun and reading. Kick off summer and register for our reading challenge with games, activitites, and more. Presented in partnership with the Quad City Botanical Center.

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Watts-Midtown Branch

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Watts-Midtown Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Early Learning
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of short books, action rhymes and songs. For ages 0 - 5 years old.

Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of short books, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 0 - 5 years old.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Seniors Read Banned Books -- George by Alex Gino (A Summer Reading Feature)

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Community Room at Downtown Library
Program Type:
Presentation, Discussion
Age Group:
Adult, Everyone
Event Details:

Senior citizens and any interested adult library patrons are invited to today's book discussion about books that have been banned from or relocated to different shelves of school a...

Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Presentation, Discussion
Event Details:

Senior citizens and any interested adult library patrons are invited to today's book discussion about books that have been banned from or relocated to different shelves of school and public libraries in many communities.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library2Go - Summer Schedule 2024

All Day 6/4 - 6/6
Library2Go Mobile Library
Program Type:
Outreach
Age Group:
Family, Everyone
Event Details:

The Mobile Library will be closed on June 24th and July 4th. You can also continue to pick up holds and have us choose items for you with Mobile Library2Go Curbside or sele...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

The Mobile Library will be closed on June 24th and July 4th.

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Watts-Midtown Branch

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Watts-Midtown Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Early Learning
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of short books, action rhymes and songs. For ages 0 - 5 years old.

Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of short books, action rhymes and songs.

For ages 0 - 5 years old.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Art Series

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Community Room at Downtown Library
Program Type:
DIY
Age Group:
Children, School Age, Teen
Art Series:

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Art Series

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Outreach ~ Longview Park

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Outreach
Program Type:
Outreach
Age Group:
Children, Early Learning, School Age
Event Details:

A Children's Librarian and the Mobile Library will be at Longview Park sharing children's stories and an activity.  

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

A Children's Librarian and the Mobile Library will be at Longview Park sharing children's stories and an activity.  

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Math Series

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Downtown Community Room at Downtown Library
Program Type:
Presentation
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

Six weeks of fun math activities and games for ages 8 to 12 with Ms. Elizabeth Russell. Recommended for children in 2 to 6th grades. Keep those skills sharp over the summer! Regist...

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Presentation
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Six weeks of fun math activities and games for ages 8 to 12 with Ms. Elizabeth Russell. Recommended for children in 2 to 6th grades. Keep those skills sharp over the summer! Registration required.

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Age Group:
Teen, Adult
Event Details:

Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live). 

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:

Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live). 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Drop-in Computer Skills & Job Search Assistance w/ Goodwill of the Heartland

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

Looking for assistance with computer skills and searching for jobs? Drop-in on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6pm at the Downtown Library for one-on-one assistance from a representative fro...

Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Adult
Event Details:

Looking for assistance with computer skills and searching for jobs?

This event is in the "Adult" group.

ILP Presents: Dr. Temple Grandin shares on the gifts of neurodiversity.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Online
Program Type:
Presentation
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr. Temple Grandin Join us for a special event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism....

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:

The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr. Temple Grandin

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Community Room at Southwest Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Early Learning
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs.  For ages 0 - 5 years old. 

Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy this story time full of books, action rhymes and songs. 

For ages 0 - 5 years old. 

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Family Storytime @ Watts-Midtown Branch

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Early Learning
Event Details:

Families are invited to enjoy story time full of books, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.  

Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Families are invited to enjoy story time full of books, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.

 

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

DIY: Papermaking Class

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Community Room at Downtown Library
Program Type:
DIY
Age Group:
Teen, Adult, Family, Everyone
Event Details:

Learn the fun and sustainable art of papermaking! This drop-in class is set up for attendees to come in at any time. Projects take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. Be prepare...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Family, Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:

Learn the fun and sustainable art of papermaking! This drop-in class is set up for attendees to come in at any time. Projects take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. Be prepared to take home wet paper forms.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

WQPT Summer of Adventure

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Watts-Midtown Community Room at Watts-Midtown Branch
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Early Learning
Event Details:

Come out to see your friends from WQPT PBS! This summer WQPT PBS is making a guest appearances during storytime. Your family will have the opportunity to watch a PBS KIDS progra...

Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:

Come out to see your friends from WQPT PBS!