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Upcoming Events

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2023 Winter Reading Challenge

01/14/2023 @ 10:00am - 02/25/2023 @ 5:00pm
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
Winter is the perfect time to cozy up with a book or try a new activity! Sign up and participate online for the 2023 All Ages Winter Reading Challenge with our Beanstack webpage and mobile app. If you prefer paper, a downloadable form is available vi...

QC Student Welfare Campaign information table

10:00am - 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Event Details:
Representatives of the Quad City Interfaith student welfare campaign will be at the Downtown Library to offer information about their grassroots effort to improve student mental/behavioral health services in public schools. Their table will be locate...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Black History Boot Camp: Solving for "X" - An Introduction

10:30am - 1:30pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Presentation, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join in for part one of this 6 part series titled "Why, Black History?" facilitated by Diana ANITA Allen and friends. Today's program is titled "Boot Camp - Black History: Solving for "X" and participants can expect to learn and discuss in a group...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Downtown Library

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with fun stories and songs.         ...
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 "Children" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC 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 with RIFAC preschool classes. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Valentine Card Making

02/01/2023 @ 10:00am - 02/11/2023 @ 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Spread the joy by making Valentine cards for our homebound patrons. Drop in to the Downtown Children's department to create a Valetine card to share. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Southwest Library Toddler Tales

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:
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 "Everyone" group.

Library2GO - Fall/Winter Schedule 2022/2023

All Day
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
As we await the opening of our new branch, we have reduced hours for the bookmobile. 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 ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
The Rock Island Public Library Children's staff are bringing early literacy skills, library information and sharing stories to our friends at the RIMSD HeadStart and Preschool For All sites.  ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Pop-up Story

10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Pop-up Story will be available at our Downtown branch, Children's Room on Thursdays.  Our Children and Youth Services staff will be happy to read a story to your child.  This is perfect for families wanting to have a short visit to the libr...
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. ...

Board Finance Committee Meeting

11:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Open meeting of the Finance Committee of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees. The agenda can be found at: https://www.rigov.org/AgendaCenter/ ...
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 "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Why, Black History?: Community Conversations

10:30am - 1:30pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Presentation, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join in for part two of this 6 part series titled "Why, Black History?". Today's program is titled "Community Conversations" and participants can expect to learn and discuss in a group setting. Today's conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Alpha Book Club

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 Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Order a copy thro...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Downtown Library

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with fun stories and songs.         ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Tuneful Tuesday: Sound Conservatory

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:
Warm up this winter season at a FREE community concert with a trio from the Sound Conservatory of Rock Island, IL. This performance will feature Kian Hyatt on bassoon, Paul Mizzi on flute, and Pianist Andrzej Kozlowski. This concert is suitable ...

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 "Everyone" group.

Southwest Book Sale

12:00pm - 3:00pm
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 - Get some good deals on books that need a new home. Free shopping bags available, or purchase a reusable library tote bag for $3, or 2 for $5. 150 Rock Island Libra...
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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Southwest Library Toddler Tales

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:
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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: 150th Anniversary, Performance
Event Details:
Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet history... in person! with local historian and storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis. Brian "Fox" Ellis has been regaling audiences for more than 35 years. Since 1980 Fox has been touring the world as a performer a...

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.

Photo Guidelines

We often take photographs during library events. If you do not want us to take or publish photos of your child, please notify library staff at the program.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning boo...

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 "Everyone" group.

Library2GO - Fall/Winter Schedule 2022/2023

All Day
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
As we await the opening of our new branch, we have reduced hours for the bookmobile. 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 ...