New Hours As Of October 3!

Effective Monday, October 3, hours for our Downtown and Southwest Library locations will change. 

Downtown Library: Open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, Saturdays. 

Southwest Branch: Open 12pm to 8pm, Monday & Tuesday; 10am to 6pm, Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, Saturdays. 

Thes new hours help us prepare for the late 2022 opening of our Watts-Midtown Branch. Watch this website, Facebook, and our library email newsletters for updates! 

Upcoming Events

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Library2GO - RED week - Fall Schedule 2022

All Day 10/3 - 10/7
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
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.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Blocks & Books

10/03/2022 @ 10:00am - 10/08/2022 @ 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Drop in to the Downtown Library Children's Room to build in our construction zone.  Various blocks and building toys will be available for play as well as a display of materials for check out.   ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Alpha Book Club - The Sentence

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
If you're looking for a fun group of readers to discuss books with, look no further! This afternoon book club meets monthly and reads and discusses a variety of titles. This month we are reading The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. Order a copy through ou...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Library Toddler Tales

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Downtown Library.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

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

Outreach ~ RIFAC Day Camp

1:00pm - 2:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be at RIFAC Day camp for stories and an activity.  ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Southwest Book Sale

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Book Sale
Event Details:
With new hours comes a new time for our monthly book sale! Fill a bag for a donation for big deals on books that need a new home. Free shopping bags available, or purchase a reusuable library tote bag.  If you'd like to volunteer to help with...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
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.

Cinema at Southwest

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:
Join us on the first Tuesday of every month, 6-8PM, at the Southwest branch for some of our favorite movies! The movies are mainly chosen for adult audiences, but anyone is welcome. Complimentary popcorn for attendees will be available.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Camp Preschool

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be sharing stories and an activity.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Firefighter Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Today is a special Firefighter Storytime! Join us during Fire Safety Month to hear stories from a fire fighter, see firefighting gear, and learn how to stay safe! Enjoy stories, songs and activities every Wednesday at 11 am.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

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 "Adult" group.

Job Skills: How to Search for Jobs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Join us on Thursday, October 6th at 4:00pm as Angela Striegel, the Career Planning and Placement Coordinator at Black Hawk College, presents on the best strategies for job searching.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Negotiating your pay can be intimidating. But it’s an essential part of your career and it is possible and achievable to negotiate your salary. Join the FREE salary negotiation workshop on Thursday, October 6 at 4PM to learn fool-proof...
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 "Everyone" group.

Library2GO - GOLD week - Fall Schedule 2022

All Day 10/10 - 10/14
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
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.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Children's Craft Buffet

10/10/2022 @ 10:00am - 10/15/2022 @ 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Drop in to the Downtown Library Children's Room to create a work of art from ALL of our craft supplies.   ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Book Discussion: Maus by Art Spiegelman

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us for a thoughtful discussion on the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman. Leading us in discussion will be Dr. Everett Hamner, Professor of English at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities.  If you ne...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Library Toddler Tales

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Downtown Library.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

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

Outreach ~ RIFAC Day Camp

1:00pm - 2:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be at RIFAC Day camp for stories and an activity.  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
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.

October Southwest Craft - In Library/Take n Make

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Southwest Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
Using bright orange and green paper and string - create a fun Jack-o-Lantern garland. As of Monday, October 3rd, we are officially back to our evening hours on Tuesday, so Southwest crafts will be available to those attending the program Tuesday e...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Petite Picassos

11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Do your toddlers love to get messy?  Bring them to Petite Picassos where they can use all of their senses with hands on art.  We will take care of the mess as they create their masterpieces.   Every child will recieve an art ap...
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
Event Details:
In celebration of its 160th anniversary, come learn about the history of the Rock Island Arsenal from Army Sustainment Command historians.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.   Register here: https://bit.l...