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! 

Upcoming Events

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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 "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 "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 "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 "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.

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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 "Adult" group.

Adult Art Class: Life is a Beach

11:30am - 1:30pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Famous artist Georgia O'Keeffe is primarily known for her floral paintings. Did you know that she also collected and painted pictures of seashells?

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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 "Adult" group.

Coffee Break Book Club

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Offsite
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:

Interested in a book club, but busy during the week? Looking to read books that might be different from what you're used to? Join us at Theo's for Coffee Break Book Club!

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:

Join us on Tuesday, June 11th, at 3:00pm for an introductory presentation about the Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

What is QPR? Suicide Prevention First Aide Training

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, and is a framework for intervening in a mental health or self-endangerment crisis. A qualified educator from the Quad Cities Open Network will lead this training to help you learn and use these skills.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Non Fiction Book Club

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Offsite
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:

Join us for a group book discussion in one of Rock Island's most beautiful parks, Longview Park! This month's selection is Wasteland: The Secret World of Waste and the Urgent Search for a Cleaner Future by Oliver Franklin-Wallis.

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 "Adult" group.

Let’s Talk About Death - Death Cafe

11:00am - 1:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown: Norm & Janet Moline Conference Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:

Conversation Group.


No agenda. We gather, we eat cake, and we talk. Discussions include all things related to life, death, and the finality of it. Open, non-judgmental, and honest conversation about topics we don’t discuss much.

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 "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Adult Knitting Circle

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:

Do you love to knit or crochet? We would love for you to join our Adult Knitting Circle!

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: Movie
Event Details:

   Hear the whistle greet the prairies as the Rock Island trains pierce the quiet countryside through the plains of the Midwest. Listen anew to the rumble of steel wheels on steel rails.

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 The Private Life of Spies and The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith!

This event is in the "Children" group.
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.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Sip & Paint

4:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen, Adult, Family, Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Join us for some painting fun at our first Paint & Sip event! We will have painting stations set up for you to create your own masterpiece! This is not a guided class, but there will be projects you may choose from.

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.

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.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

Save local lives! Join Impact Life for a Blood Drive at the Rock Island YMCA. Appointments required, see poster for details.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Broadway Historic District Walking Tour

10:00am - 11:30am
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Parking Lot
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Tour
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, for a walking tour of the Broadway Historic District in Downtown Rock Island!

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

SRPR Poetry Road Show

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Presentation, Performance
Event Details:

More details to come!