Memorial Day Closing

Rock Island Library buildings and Library2Go will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. 

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Memorial Day Closing

All Day
All Branches
Branches:
All locations, Downtown Library, Library2Go Mobile Library, Online, Southwest Library, Outreach, Offsite
Description:
All locations will be closed on May 30th, 2022 for Memorial Day. Buildings will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022. Online services will continue to be available.  ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library2GO - RED week.

All Day 5/31 - 6/3
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
We are fully open for entry and browsing, masks encouraged. You can also continue to pick up holds and have us choose items for you with Mobile Library2Go Curbside! Library2Go also provides ROCKfi to RISD students! Curbside service: Place ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Make and Take - Time for S'More Books Kit

05/31/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/04/2022 @ 12:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
The Time for S'More Books kit will be available the week of May 31st - June 4th at the Downtown and Southwest Libraries as well as on the Mobile Library.  Check out a book from our display when picking up the kit.  ONE KIT PER CHILD A ne...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Virtual Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Watch storytime on the Rock Island Library Facebook page. Tuesdays at 10:30 ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Southwest Toddler Tales

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
  Develop your child's love of learning with stories and songs.    For ages 5 and under with a caregiver. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Historical Room
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
From late 1880 until June of the year 1908—a term of 28 years—the City of Rock Island required its medical doctors to submit to the City Clerk the names and circumstances of any citizens who were diagnosed with a contagious disease. That record is ke...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff with QCBC

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Kickoff for all ages. Make trails for summer! Nature-themed activities and education from community partners to kick off a summer filled with reading challenges, activities and events for all ages from your library....
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Children's Summer2Go at Rauch Park

10:00am - 11:00am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
The Children's Librarians along with the mobile library will be at Rauch Park for stories, songs and activities.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Historical Room open to patrons

1:00pm - 2:45pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Historical Room
Age Group: Adult
Event Details:
The Downtown Library's Historical Room will be open for those who wish to use its materials. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Book Talk/Unboxing

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join Miss Ranell on Fridays at 2:00 for either a book talk or an unboxing of NEW books with a quick sneak peek! ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:
Join us for a community viewing of Stonewall Uprising: The Year that Changed Everything from American Experience on PBS. This This event will be closed captioned and freely available to all. Light refreshments will be served.  Films desc...

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

Library2GO at Milan HyVee's Summer Fun Kids Event

9:00am - 11:00am
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age, Teen, Family
Event Details:
Join Rock Island Library staff as we take part in this Fun, Family Summer Event at the Milan Hy-Vee. With proper identification, sign up to either get a new card or renew an old one! Enjoy activities and games - look for the Rock Island Library2GO bo...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Guided Hike at Blackhawk State Park

10:00am - 11:30am
Offsite
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us for a guided hike through Black Hawk State Historic Site! This hike is open to people of all ages and will cover a variety of topics. Hikers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, to bring along water, and to be prepared to hi...

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 "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
Calling all adults and teens that remember the days of summer camp crafts! Each Monday from June 6th to July 25th we will have a new craft each week for you to bring home and enjoy.   Kits are first come first serve. No registration requir...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library2GO - Summer Schedule 2022

All Day 6/6 - 6/10
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
We are fully open for entry and browsing, masks encouraged, but not required. You can also continue to pick up holds and have us choose items for you with Mobile Library2Go Curbside!  Curbside service: Place an item on hold and we wil...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Make and Take - Bee Hummer Kit

06/06/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/11/2022 @ 12:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
The Bee Hummer kit will be available the week of June 6th - June 11th at the Downtown and Southwest Libraries as well as on the Mobile Library.  Check out a book from our display when picking up the kit.  ONE KIT PER CHILD A new kit will...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Preschool

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be sharing stories with RIFAC preschool classes. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Alpha Book Club: 2022-2023 Selections

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
Alpha Book Club will meet to pick the 2022-2023 reading list. Please bring ideas and book summaries for the group to consider. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Dinosaur Interactive Movie

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Movie
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Event Details:
Before you see the upcoming summer blockbuster, join us for an interactive movie experience with the original dinosaur masterpiece! Enjoy props, snacks, and fun while watching the movie...hosted by a T-Rex!  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Watch storytime on the Rock Island Library Facebook page. Tuesdays at 10:30 ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Summer Art Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
In-person art returns with instructor Gloria Burlingame featuring "Art Around the Parks." Join Miss Glo to take a look at animals you might see in the park, many from this neck of the woods. Look at book illustrations, sketch from models, and use a d...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
The Children's Librarian will be at Longview Park along with the mobile library for stories and activities.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Summer Math Club

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
In-person math fun returns with Elizabeth Russell! 6-week series for kids in grades 2 through 6. Fun with math concepts (measurement, graphing, counting tricks, and more.) Sessions introduce famous mathematicians and fun with math in everyday life. ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Southwest Toddler Tales

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
  Develop your child's love of learning with stories and songs.    For ages 5 and under with a caregiver. ...