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! 

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Midwest Writing Center Annual Meeting

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:

Join the Midwest Writing Center for their Annual Meeting! Learn about the center, hear some great prose, and enjoy some snacks. Everyone and all ages invited!

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Offsite
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:

Read, Renew, Repeat! It's Summer, and that means summer fun and reading. Kick off summer and register for our reading challenge with games, activitites, and more. Presented in partnership with the Quad City Botanical Center.

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

Library2Go - Summer Schedule 2024

All Day 6/4 - 6/6
Library2Go Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

The Mobile Library will be closed on June 24th and July 4th.

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

Library2Go - Summer Schedule 2024

All Day 6/10 - 6/13
Library2Go Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

The Mobile Library will be closed on June 24th and July 4th.

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

Genealogy Tools of the Trade - HeritageQuest

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:

   One of the easier to use tools for doing the fun work of tracking down your ancestors is HeritageQuest, a genealogy database owned by Ancestry.com  Many find this portal a great way to begin their research and a pleasant way to d

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 "Everyone" group.

June SW Family Craft: Decorate a Treat Box

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Are you looking for a place to store your treats?  Register to decorate your own treat box. This is an in-library event.

 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:

   June 19, 1865 was a date that means so much to Texas and African-Americans. On that day in Galveston, Texas, slaves learned they were no longer bound by the slave owners. They were free.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Downtown Movie Club

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:

Do you love the smell of popcorn and the thrill of watching movies with others? Join in on the fun and come to our new Downtown Movie Club! This month's selection is The Little Mermaid (2023). Light refreshments will be provided. 

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

Library2Go - Summer Schedule 2024

All Day 6/17 - 6/20
Library2Go Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

The Mobile Library will be closed on June 24th and July 4th.

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

Duke Otherwise

10:30am - 11:30am
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown Community Room
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Performance
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 "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.
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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library2Go - Summer Schedule 2024

All Day 6/25 - 6/27
Library2Go Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

The Mobile Library will be closed on June 24th and July 4th.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Cherry and Jerry Ragtime Concert

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:

Step back in time as Cherry and Jerry bring you some hit tunes and rarely played gems from the ragtime era. With a focus on ragtime, early blues, and jazz, you'll hear enduring songs such as St.

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

Library2Go - Summer Schedule 2024

All Day 7/1 - 7/3
Library2Go Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

The Mobile Library will be closed on June 24th and July 4th.

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

Genealogy Tools of the Trade - HeritageHub

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:

Genealogy Tools of the Trade - HeritageHub

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

Library2Go - Summer Schedule 2024

All Day 7/8 - 7/11
Library2Go Mobile Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:

The Mobile Library will be closed on June 24th and July 4th.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

July Family SW Craft: Fairy Light Jar

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southwest Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Bring some whimsical light into your life by creating a fairy light jar.  This event is offered in-library only.