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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 "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:
Cosmos and the work of Alexander von Humboldt, presented by Dr. Stephen Hager, professor of biology. ...
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.

Alpha Book Club - Wish You Were Here

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 Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. Order a copy throug...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

November 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:
Make cute paper pumpkins and ears of fall corn using pony beads and pipe cleaners! ...
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.

History of the Rock Island Arsenal: REARM

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
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 "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:
Beloved by Toni Morrison, presented by Dr. Ashley Burge, assistant professor of English. ...
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! ...

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 "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 "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 "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.

Southwest Book Club - November

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

Thanksgiving Closing

All Day 11/24 - 11/25
All Branches
Branches:
All locations, Downtown Library, Library2Go Mobile Library, Online, Southwest Library, Outreach, Offsite
Description:
All locations will be closed on November 24th & 25th, 2022 for Thanksgiving. Online services will continue to be available.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Historical Room open to patrons

1:00pm - 2:45pm
Downtown Library
Cancelled
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.
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.