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Library2GO - GOLD week - Fall Schedule 2022

All Day 10/10 - 10/14
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.

Book Discussion: Maus by Art Spiegelman

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Discussion
Event Details:
Join us for a thoughtful discussion on the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman. Leading us in discussion will be Dr. Everett Hamner, Professor of English at Western Illinois University. This event is in partnershi...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

October 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 bright orange and green paper and string - create a fun Jack-o-Lantern Halloween 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 "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 "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 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 "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 "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adult, Family, Everyone
Program Type: Tour
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Join us for a guided hike through Black Hawk State Historic Site! This hike is open to people of all ages and will cover the beauty of the site during the fall months. Hikers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, to bring along water...
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 Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin! 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 "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 "Adult" group.

Frieze Lecture Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: 150th Anniversary, Presentation, Special Event
Event Details:
Shakespeare’s First Folio, presented by Dr. Karin Youngberg, professor emerita of English. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Outreach- Headstart Pumpkin Fest

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Children, Family
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The Rock Island Children's Staff will be at the Horace Mann Early Learning Center as a community partner in their Pumpkin Fest.  We look forward to seeing our HeadStart and Preschool For All families.   ...
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 "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.

Frieze Lecture Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: 150th Anniversary, Presentation, Special Event
Event Details:
The 1619 Project edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, presented by Dr. Lauren Hammond, associate professor of history. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Spooky String Art w/ High Strung by 3M

10:30am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Get ready for the spookiest day of the year and make this great and ghoulish string art project! Attendees can expect to complete the project in the image above with guidance and supplies. We do ask that you BYOH (Bring Your Own Hammer) for this proj...

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.

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.  ...