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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...
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.

National Hobbit Day: Hobbit Door Wreaths

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Celebrate National Hobbit Day on September 22nd at our Downtown Library by creating your very own Hobbit Door Wreath to hang in your home.   Registration is required, all supplies will be provided.  ...
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 "Adult" group.

Card Drive - Augustana College

11:30am - 1:30pm
Library2Go Mobile Library
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Outreach, Special Event
Event Details:
In partnership with the Tredway Library, Rock Island Public Library will be holding a student library card drive at Augustana College to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Augie students need to bring their Augie ID, and proof of on-campu...
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 - GOLD week - Fall Schedule 2022

All Day 9/26 - 9/30
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 "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.

Southwest Book Club - September

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Southwest Library
Library Branch: Southwest Library
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Discussion, Book Club
Event Details:
Discussion on (TBA)...
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 "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 "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 10/3 - 10/7
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 Sentence

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 Sentence by Louise Erdrich. Order a copy through ou...
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.

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 "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.

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 Search for Jobs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentation
Event Details:
Join us on Thursday, October 6th at 4:00pm as Angela Striegel, the Career Planning and Placement Coordinator at Black Hawk College, presents on the best strategies for job searching.  ...
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! ...