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Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Family" group.

Valentine Card Making

02/01/2023 @ 10:00am - 02/11/2023 @ 2:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Spread the joy by making Valentine cards for our homebound patrons. Drop in to the Downtown Children's department to create a Valetine card to share. ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Petite Picassos

11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
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.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach, Special Event
Event Details:
Look for us at the Rock Island High School in the cafeteria to get library information, or apply for a library card. This is a FREE event for everyone!! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Nametag Craft

All Day 2/22 - 2/24
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Drop into any of our three locations:  Downtown, Southwest or Watts to create a nametag for your stuffed sleepover friend to wear for their overnight stay at the library.  Once the unique nametag has been created don't forget to bring it Fr...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Come in for a craft and storytime for your stuffed animal.  Before storytime we will decorate a sleeping bag for our stuffed animal to use for their overnight sleepover at the library.  If you don't have a stuffed animal any special toy ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Library2Go Mobile Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Outreach, Special Event
Event Details:
Look for the Rock Island LIbrary2Go bookmobile at the Singing Bird Nature Center in Black Hawk State Park, 1510 46th Ave, in Rock Island, IL. This is a FREE event for everyone!! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover PIck Up

10:30am - 12:00pm
All locations
Library Branch: All locations
Age Group: Children, Early Learning, School Age
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Come in to pick up your stuffed animal from their overnight sleepover. Watch the video of their fun evening!   ...
This event is in the "Early Learning" group.

Petite Picassos

11:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest Branch
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
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.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Details and Registration to come! This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinoi...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Free Comic Book Day

11:00am - 1:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Age Group: Family, Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Stop by the Watts-Midtown branch library and pick up a free comic, and enter our Free Comic Book Day art contest! All ages are welcome, and be sure to visit Rock Island comic shops today to pick up other free comics. ...