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Upcoming Events

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QC Student Welfare Campaign information table

10:00am - 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Event Details:
Representatives of the Quad City Interfaith student welfare campaign will be at the Downtown Library to offer information about their grassroots effort to improve student mental/behavioral health services in public schools. Their table will be locate...
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: 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...

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 "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Downtown Library

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with fun stories and songs.         ...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Valentine Card Making

02/01/2023 @ 10:00am - 02/11/2023 @ 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Spread the joy by making Valentine cards for our homebound patrons. Drop in to the Downtown Children's department to create a Valetine card to share. ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Pop-up Story

10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Pop-up Story will be available at our Downtown branch, Children's Room on Thursdays.  Our Children and Youth Services staff will be happy to read a story to your child.  This is perfect for families wanting to have a short visit to the libr...
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. ...

Board Finance Committee Meeting

11:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Open meeting of the Finance Committee of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees. The agenda can be found at: https://www.rigov.org/AgendaCenter/ ...
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 "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales @ Downtown Library

10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with fun stories and songs.         ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Tuneful Tuesday: Sound Conservatory

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:
Warm up this winter season at a FREE community concert with a trio from the Sound Conservatory of Rock Island, IL. This performance will feature Kian Hyatt on bassoon, Paul Mizzi on flute, and Pianist Andrzej Kozlowski. This concert is suitable ...

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.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: 150th Anniversary, Performance
Event Details:
Join us for an exciting opportunity to meet history... in person! with local historian and storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis. Brian "Fox" Ellis has been regaling audiences for more than 35 years. Since 1980 Fox has been touring the world as a performer a...

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.

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 "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Pop-up Story

10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Pop-up Story will be available at our Downtown branch, Children's Room on Thursdays.  Our Children and Youth Services staff will be happy to read a story to your child.  This is perfect for families wanting to have a short visit to the libr...
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 ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

3-D Printing Afternoon

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
Come to the Downtown Library and try our new 3-D printing pens! We'll provide all the supplies you'll need: just bring your creativity.  ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Pop-up Story

10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Pop-up Story will be available at our Downtown branch, Children's Room on Thursdays.  Our Children and Youth Services staff will be happy to read a story to your child.  This is perfect for families wanting to have a short visit to the libr...
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 "Everyone" group.

RIPL Board of Trustees Meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
The Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees meets regularly at 5 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Time for public comment is provided at the beginning of each meeting.  Agendas and minutes are...

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 "Early Learning" group.

Downtown Pop-up Story

10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Pop-up Story will be available at our Downtown branch, Children's Room on Thursdays.  Our Children and Youth Services staff will be happy to read a story to your child.  This is perfect for families wanting to have a short visit to the libr...