Memorial Day Closing

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

Upcoming Events

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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 "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.
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...

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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 "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 "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 presentation will dive into the rich history of Rock Island during the Civil War....
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Jungle Escape Room

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: School Age, Teen, Adult, Family
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Can you escape from the jungle alive? Come play our escape room game and find out! You have one hour to beat the game: sign up your group of up to five people, and we'll contact you about what time you want to play. (Time slots are between 3pm and 6p...
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.

Parenting class

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Every child deserves a happy, healthy childhood.      PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES Managing Behaviors -Behavior is communication. Learn the goals of misbehavior, how to respond to misbehaviors, and how to set family rules that w...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Support your library with the return of this special fundraising event from the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. Please join the Rock Island Public Library at The Iconic event space off Arts Alley for a night of hors d'oeuvres accompanied by co...
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 "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Jungle Escape Room

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: School Age, Teen, Adult, Family
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Can you escape from the jungle alive? Come play our escape room game and find out! You have one hour to beat the game: sign up your group of up to five people, and we'll contact you about what time you want to play. (Time slots are between 3pm and 6p...
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 "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 "Adult" group.

Book Babes Plus One Book Discussion Group

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join a lively discussion about Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford. This group meets offsite. Please register to receive location information. Overview from GoodReads The Great War is over, and change is in the air, in this novel that brin...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Front Porch Pickers Concert

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:
Join us for a fun and free concert with The Front Porch Pickers! The Front Porch Pickers are an Old Time and Mountain music group that enjoy getting together to share their love of music with others. They play for wedding receptions, festivals, libra...
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Jungle Escape Room

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: School Age, Teen, Adult, Family
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Can you escape from the jungle alive? Come play our escape room game and find out! You have one hour to beat the game: sign up your group of up to five people, and we'll contact you about what time you want to play. (Time slots are between 3pm and 6p...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
On June 15, Chef Kwame Onwuachi will join Illinois Libraries Presents and Rock Island Public Library VIRTUALLY to present on his exciting career in food, as chronicled in his bestselling memoir, Notes from a Young Black Chef. ...
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.

Nonfiction Book Club @ Longview Park

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Offsite
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:
Join us as we explore our Summer Reading Challenge's theme of Reading Beyond the Beaten Path! The Nonfiction book club will meet monthly at Longview Park to discuss a variety of books to get us thinking about reading and living beyond the beaten path...
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 "Adult" group.

Southwest Book Club - June

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:
Book discussion:  “The Whistler” refers to a whistle-blower who secretly calls attention to corruption. If the corruption involves the kinds of crimes being committed by the Coast Mafia (including skimming and laundering the casino’s cash and...
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.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join us for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, "Crying in H Mart." Jessica Hopper joins her in conversation. Register for this event anytime via the Illinois Pr...