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! 

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Memorial Day Closing

All Day
All locations
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

10:30am - 11:00am
Watts-Midtown Branch
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

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
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

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library
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

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Southwest Branch
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.

Midtown Readers Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
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

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
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

10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library
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

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Offsite
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

10:30am - 11:00am
Watts-Midtown Branch
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.
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
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

10:30am - 11:00am
Watts-Midtown Branch
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

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration 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

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Outreach
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

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Presentation
Registration 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

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
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 "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Southwest Branch

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
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

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
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

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Family, Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration 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

10:30am - 11:30am
Watts-Midtown Branch
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!