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Upcoming Events

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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...

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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 "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.

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.

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 "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:
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 "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: 150th Anniversary, Presentation
Event Details:
Please join us for a free community lecture with Dr. Jane Simonsen, Professor of History at Augustana College. Communities across the nation, including in the QC, often recognize Native Americans through public displays of "commemoration." While s...

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 "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 Collaboration Area
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Presentation, Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join in for part three 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. This conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. J...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: 150th Anniversary, Presentation
Event Details:
Join us for a riveting presentation from local author David Sebben on his new book on the life of 1915 Rock Island high School Graduate Sol Butler. An accomplished athlete, Butler played for the Rock Island Independents football team and competed in ...

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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 "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.

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.

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 four 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. This conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Ja...

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.

Adult Knitting Circle

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
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 new club is open to anyone who wants to work on a fiber arts project among fel...
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 Kindred by Octavia Butler! Reserve a copy here . Please register to receive location information. In the future, this group will meet a the Watts-Midtown Public Library. ...
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: Offsite
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation, Discussion
Event Details:
In the winter months of 1937, John Atanasoff, an assistant professor in mathematics and physics at the then Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, traveled to Rock Island, Illinois where he conceptualized the first digital computer. Join us in Wallenberg ...
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 five 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. This conversation will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Ja...

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 "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:
The Weird and Wonderful World with Mary Roach Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times best-selling science author, Mary Roach - despite her claim that “people call me a science writer, though I don't have a science deg...

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.

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.

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

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 six 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 Introduction" and participants can expect to learn and ...

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.