It’s Library Card Sign Up Month, and lifelong learners will find a wide variety of educational and entertaining activities to enjoy at the Rock Island Public Library. Improve job search skills, try a new craft, meet new people, explore new subjects!
Learn new skills and explore new ideas this September with events for adults at Rock Island Library
It’s Library Card Sign Up Month, and lifelong learners will find a wide variety of educational and entertaining activities to enjoy at the Rock Island Public Library this month. Adults looking to improve job search skills, try a new craft, meet new people, or simply explore new subjects will find the following free events at the library this month:
For avid readers, three September book club discussions are also available. See library calendar for details. And though its membership in Illinois Libraries Present, Rock Island Library will also offer an online conversation with Oscar winner, author, and activist Marlee Matlin. Her free presentation, "From Oscar to the West Wing and Beyond" is at 7:00 pm on Sept. 14. This virtual event will be offered via Zoom in ASL and translated though an interpreter. Registration is required. Sign up via the link on the library’s event calendar or call 309-732-7341 for assistance
All library events are free and open to the public, and no library card is ever required. (Though if you live in Rock Island or the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District, you can apply or renew a library card online or in-person.)
Every September, the Rock Island Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) in reminding learners of all ages that signing up for a library card is the first step on a path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the back-to-school season.
In addition to offering library card sign up online and at library locations, the Rock Island Library will also offer special community card drives with the Library 2Go bookmobile at several public events, including the Rock Island Independents Vintage Football game on Sept. 10, the Greek Fest on Sept. 16, and the Rock Island High School home football game on Sept. 30. Bring a photo ID with your current address, and sign up whereever you see the Library2Go bookmobile!
For more information about library events and services, visit the library website, call 309-732-7323 (READ,) or follow library social media pages.