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This event is in the "Everyone" group.

"Snow" Many Books - Winter Reading Challenges

All Day 1/12 - 3/1
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
Enjoy a winter filled with "Snow" Many Books! Choose our winter reading challenge for ages birth to 7 and track your reading by books, or our minute reading challenge for ages 8 to 100. Everyone can participate, and earn badges for completing reading...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Community Comforts Drive

02/02/2024 @ 10:00am - 03/01/2024 @ 6:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Take part in our fifth annual Community Comforts Drive! Times have been tough and many of our neighbors are in need. Our annual drive aims to collect personal care items that are so important to our health and wellbeing. We are asking for items such ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

YWCA parent/family event

10:30am - 11:30am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning, Family
Program Type: Early Learning
Event Details:
YWCA parent/family time.  Youth services staff will have activities and stories for families with young children.   ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library2Go - Spring Schedule 2024

02/26/2024 @ 12:00am - 03/01/2024 @ 1:00am
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
Our new Early Spring bookmobile schedule starts Tuesday, January 16th, and runs through Friday, March 8th. We are fully open for entry and browsing. The Mobile Library will be closed February 5th-8th, 2024. You can also continue to pick up hold...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:
   Railroad titan George Pullman’s name was once synonymous with luxury. His sleeping cars changed how some Americans rode the rails. But when his success didn’t trickle down to the people who built, operated, and staffed his cars, a rebell...
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
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.
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:
Discussion of The Chocolate Cupid Killings by JoAnna Carl Ninth in the scrumptious - and national bestselling - Chocoholic Mystery series. TenHuis Chocolade is wall-to- wall with chocolate hearts for Valentine's Day. But Lee is getting no love ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: 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 from Goodwill of the Heartland's Helms Career Center. No appointment or c...
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.
Library Branch: All locations
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.

Winter 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.   Drop in to spend time with new friends young and old.&nbs...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

An Introduction to Estate Planning

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown: Norm & Janet Moline Conference Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Attorney James Greenwood will share his experience in estate planning in order to help you prepare for the future. Whether you're planning for the first time or just making updates, Mr. Greenwood will highlight your options, offer important decisions...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Dissection Event

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of dissection! This hands-on activity covers basic skills and tools (we'll provide equipment and samples), and this event will be presented by science educator Andrea Martinez. Since you'll be using scalpels, this event is fo...
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 "Everyone" group.

Library2Go - Spring Schedule 2024

03/04/2024 @ 12:00am - 03/08/2024 @ 1:00am
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
Our new Early Spring bookmobile schedule starts Tuesday, January 16th, and runs through Friday, March 8th. We are fully open for entry and browsing. The Mobile Library will be closed February 5th-8th, 2024. You can also continue to pick up hold...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Alpha Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
Looking to share your love of reading with others? Check out Alpha Book Club! This book club reads a variety of genres and discussion is always fun and interesting. This club is open to the public and no registration is required! This month's book...
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 "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:
Join us for a FREE and fun community concert. This month's performers are a part of the Black Hawk Pipes and Drums of the QC. This concert is suitable for music lovers of all ages. Light refreshments will be provided. ...

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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.

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.
Library Branch: 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 from Goodwill of the Heartland's Helms Career Center. No appointment or c...
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.

Outreach Early Learning with RIMSD

9:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Early Learning
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 "Adult" group.

An Introduction to Estate Planning

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Attorney James Greenwood will share his experience in estate planning in order to help you prepare for the future. Whether you're planning for the first time or just making updates, Mr. Greenwood will highlight your options, offer important decisions...