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Posted on: March 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fun & learning at the library during RI School Break!


The Rock Island/Milan School Break may be one week shorter due to snow, but there are still plenty of things for kids, families and adults to do at Rock Island Libraries during spring break.

Events at Rock Island Libraries for children and families between March 11 and 18 include:  

  • Lego Build Days: Mondays, March 11 and 18, 9:00 to Noon, Downtown Library Children's Room. Drop in to create a piece of LEGO-brand brick art for displaying in the library. Preschooler to grade 6, free, no registration needed.
  • Petite Picassos: Hands-on creation experience for ages five and under includes a story and an art project. Dress for a messy good time! 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 12 at the 30/31 Library, Book sale/program room.Free, no registration needed.
  • Southwest Craft Night (open to all, registration needed.) 6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 12, Rock Island Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Think spring by making a paper-cut spring bouquet.  Free, materials supplied. Register online at or call 309-732-7338.
  • Art with the Figge, 4:00 pm, March 13, Rock Island Downtown Library in the Children's Room. Join us for a special program from the Figge's Art and Artists series, which highlights the spring exhibit, Animals in the Museum. School age (Grades K- 6 and Teens ages 12 to 18)

Events for adults during the same time frame include: 

  • Coffee And a Movie Morning,  Monday, March 11, 9:30 am to noon, Rock Island Downtown Library. Showing, Major League (R, 107 minutes, 1989) Get ready for baseball season!
  • Begin Genealogy Here, 1:30 pm, March 11,  Downtown Library, Historical Room. Adults 18 and up  Tour  resources available at the Downtown Library for use by people beginning a search for ancestors and/or possible relatives. 
  • World War II Lecture, 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 13. American Strategic Bombing Campaign USAAF/Raid on Berlin. Rock Island Downtown Library 
  • RUN! BTS ARMY, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 13,  Rock Island 30/31 Library. Teens and Adults. Follow the pop culture trend of K-pop music. View a  mystery episode from RUN! BTS, the variety show of the Korean group, BTS, and complete a fun activity challenge. Reservation: sign up online or call the library. 
  • SEW Much Fun (adults, registration needed.) 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 14, Downtown Library. Make a basket for spring out of fabric and ribbon. Register online or call the library. 
  • Book a Librarian for Tech Help, 9:00 am to 10;30 am, Friday, March 15 at the 30/31 Library. Sign up for a half-hour one-on-one help session with a Reference Librarian. Register by calling the library. 

For more events and services at the Rock Island Public Library, visit the library website, sign up for email newsletters, or follow the library's social media sites. 

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