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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This event is in the "Everyone" group.

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 "Early Learning" group.

Spring Toddler Playgroup

10:00am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Early Learning
Event Details:

Relaxing and casual fun for kids 5 and younger with their caregiver.  Toys and activities will be set out from  10 am to noon at the Downtown Library, Children's Room.  

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Art Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Art Series

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Math Series

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Six weeks of fun math activities and games for ages 8 to 12 with Ms. Elizabeth Russell. Recommended for children in 2 to 6th grades. Keep those skills sharp over the summer! Registration required.

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.

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.

Godzilla Paint Along

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Whether you love painting, Godzilla, or both, join us for this event where you can paint your own monster masterpiece to take home. (Boba/bubble tea and other light refreshments will be provided.)

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?

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.

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Art Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Art Series

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Math Series

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Six weeks of fun math activities and games for ages 8 to 12 with Ms. Elizabeth Russell. Recommended for children in 2 to 6th grades. Keep those skills sharp over the summer! Registration required.

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.

SRPR Poetry Road Show

10:00am - 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Event Details:

Holding room for Ryan Collins of MWC for potential collaboration with RIPL

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Art Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Art Series

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

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 "School Age" group.

Math Series

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Downtown Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Six weeks of fun math activities and games for ages 8 to 12 with Ms. Elizabeth Russell. Recommended for children in 2 to 6th grades. Keep those skills sharp over the summer! Registration required.

Library Board of Trustees meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:

Monthly meeting of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees. Time is available for public comment during the meeting. 

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.

Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Purpose of 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.