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Cinema at Southwest

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:
Join us on the first Tuesday of every month, 6-8PM, at the Southwest branch for some of our favorite movies! The movies are mainly chosen for adult audiences, but anyone is welcome. Complimentary popcorn for attendees will be available.  ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
The Rock Island Public Library Children's staff are bringing early literacy skills, library information and sharing stories to our friends at the RIMSD HeadStart and Preschool For All sites.  ...
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.

Job Skills: How to Create a Résumé

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Join us on Thursday, September 8th at 4:00pm as Angela Striegel, the Career Planning and Placement Coordinator at Black Hawk College, presents on how to create a professional résumé for your job search.  ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Fine Free Friday!

9:00am - 6:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Fridays are FINE again in September 2022! To celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month, we’ll waive overdue fines on your current checkouts that are returned on a Friday in September. It's your chance to renew your expired library card with a ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library2GO - GOLD week - Fall Schedule 2022

All Day 9/12 - 9/16
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
We are fully open for entry and browsing, masks encouraged, but not required. You can also continue to pick up holds and have us choose items for you with Mobile Library2Go Curbside!  Curbside service: Place an item on hold and we wil...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Alpha Book Club - The Lincoln Highway

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Collaboration Area
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 Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. Order a copy throug...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

September Southwest Craft - Take n Make

All Day
Southwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Using 5 oz clear dixie cups and material, create a lovely lit fall garland! ...
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 "Children" group.

Outreach ~ RIFAC Preschool

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Outreach, Storytime
Event Details:
Children's Librarian will be sharing stories with RIFAC preschool classes. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Toddler Tales (In-person)

11:00am - 11:30am
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Age Group: Children, Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime

Storytimes

Build early learning skills in your preschooler ages five and under with a fun story, song, and activity.

Event Details:
Free, open to anyone. Repeats on Wednesdays at 11 am, each session features new stories and  a related activity.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

To avoid food allergy conflicts, please enjoy any snacks at home and not at the program.

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
Event Details:
In celebration of its 160th anniversary, come learn about the history of the Rock Island Arsenal from Army Sustainment Command historians. This presentaion will cover production at the Rock Island Arsenal over its many years....
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

OUTREACH- Head Start Parent Meeting

9:00am - 10:00am
Outreach
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
Youth Services staff are making a presentation about the services available for young familes at the Rock Island Public Library.  We love working with our friends from Head Start and Preschool For All.   ...
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 "Everyone" group.

Fine Free Friday!

9:00am - 6:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Fridays are FINE again in September 2022! To celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month, we’ll waive overdue fines on your current checkouts that are returned on a Friday in September. It's your chance to renew your expired library card with a ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Children's Book Talk/Unboxing

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join Miss Ranell on Fridays at 2:00 for either a book talk or an unboxing of NEW books with a quick sneak peek! ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library2GO - RED week - Fall Schedule 2022

All Day 9/19 - 9/23
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach
Event Details:
We are fully open for entry and browsing, masks encouraged, but not required. You can also continue to pick up holds and have us choose items for you with Mobile Library2Go Curbside!  Curbside service: Place an item on hold and we wil...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Outreach Skip-Along

9:30am - 10:30am
Outreach
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Rock Island Public Library Children's Librarians are visiting our friends at  Skip-Along in Rock Island to share stories and rhymes.     ...
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).  ...

RIPL Board of Trustees Meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
The Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 pm at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island. Agendas and minutes are posted on our website in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.&...

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.

Midtown Readers Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Discussion
Event Details:
Join us as we discuss The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean! Reserve a copy here . Please register to receive location information. In the future, this group will meet at the Watts-Midtown Branch Library. ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Petite Picassos

11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Early Learning
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Do your toddlers love to get messy?  Bring them to Petite Picassos where they can use all of their senses with hands on art.  We will take care of the mess as they create their masterpieces.   Every child will recieve an art ap...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Banned Books Reading

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join the Rock Island Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center for their annual "Banned Books Reading!" Local authors, librarians, and guests will read passages from their favorite challenged/banned items to celebrate our Freedom to Read. Everyon...