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Winter Craft Drop-In

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
Looking to add to your winter decor? Join us on Thursday, December 7th, between 1pm - 4pm to make a winter craft during our last crafting event of the year! All supplies will be provided. ...
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:
Rock Island, Illinois, is a community blessed with great historic architecture. The focus of this video is the emphasis of why it is important to preserve historic homes, buildings, and neighborhoods in Rock Island. This time sensitive video produced...
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 Tuesday evenings from 4-6pm at the Downtown Library for one-on-one assistance from a representative from Goodwill of the Heartland's Helms Career Center. No appointment or...
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 Tuesday evenings from 4-6pm at the Downtown Library for one-on-one assistance from a representative from Goodwill of the Heartland's Helms Career Center. No appointment or...
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 "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 "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.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Civil War History with the Rock Island Arsenal

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Collaboration Area
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join the Army Sustainment Command Historians as they explore the history of the Rock Island Arsenal, the US Military, and the Quad Cities. This year, the lecture series will explore the U.S. Civil War at both a national and local level. This lectu...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join us for a panel discussion featuring three best selling science fiction writers, Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells. They will discuss the promise, perils, and possible impacts that AI will have on our future, as well as AI in contemporary ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

CANCELLED - 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:
*This meeting has been cancelled due to the library's closure for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our first meeting of 2024 will be Monday, February 19th.* ...
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:
This 70 minute video published by Kaw Valley Films will be presented in three parts, each 20+ minutes in length. Part 1 introduces the history of the Mississippi River with the subtitle, The Prize and Pawn of Empires. Beginning with the original nat...
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.

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 Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn! Reserve a copy through our library system HERE . This group meets at the new Watts-Midtown Library in the Norm & Janet Moline Conference Room. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Paper Quilling for Beginners

10:30am - 12:30pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Paper quilling, also known as filigree, is an art form that has been practiced since the early 15th century. Join us for this Introduction Level class taught by a local expert! No prior experience required. All supplies will be provided, including so...
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 "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.

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 "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: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
A Conversation with Jerry Craft: From Mama’s Boyz to New Kid and Beyond Prepare to be transported into the world of New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Jerry Craft. New Kid is the only book in history to win the John Newbery Medal f...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Coffee Break Book Club

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Offsite
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 book club is open to the public, and no registration is required.  ...
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.
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! Whether you are in the middle of a project or looking to start something new, this club is open to anyone who wants to work on a fiber arts project among fellow ...