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Posted on: July 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Adults, Find Your Interest with Lifelong Learning at Rock Island Library

Rock Island Public Library logo with anniversary star Celebrating 150 years

Adults can "find their voice" for history, reading with a local connection, and crafting with free lifelong learning events offered at Rock Island Public Library locations from July 12 to 17.

Find Your Voice for History, Reading and Crafting, with Lifelong Learning Events at RIPL! 

\Whether your interests lie in military history, reading with a local connection, or crafting, the Rock Island Library is offering something for everyone with adult events from July 12-17. Upcoming events for adult lifelong learning include:

Wednesday, July 12: Korea, From Invasion to Incheon, 2 pm, Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. In the 2nd of three talks on the history of the Korean War, an Army Sustainment Command historian will consider the war from the early days of invasion to the Battle of Incheon.

Thursday, July 13: 150th Book Club discussion, Road to Perdition, 6pm to 7:30 pm, Rock Island Library Watts-Midtown Branch, 2715 30th Street. Third of four book discussions presented in conjunction with the Rock Island Public Library’s 150th anniversary year. In this meeting, the group will discuss Road to Perdition, by local author Max Allan Collins, of Muscatine. Publisher’s Weekly description: “Originally published as a single-volume graphic novel in 1998, this is the comics work upon which the Tom Hanks movie is based. It's the story of Michael O'Sullivan, a feared and religiously inclined mob hit man who's brutally betrayed-and the fierce vengeance he wreaks. It's 1930 and O'Sullivan works for the Looneys, an Irish mob family with a stranglehold on the politics and businesses of a small Midwestern city.” Copies of the work are available for checkout through the PrairieCat catalog network of Illinois libraries.

Monday, July 17: Adult Knitting/Crochet Circle: 2pm to 4pm, Rock Island Downtown Library. Monthly drop-in gathering for anyone wanting to work on a fiber arts project among fellow crafters. Bring a project, or start on a new one. Select knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarns, and patterns will be available for use during the program.

All of the above events are presented at no charge and are open to all.

For more news about events and services at the Rock Island Public Library, visit the library website, follow library social media, or call 309-732-READ.

Find Your Voice this summer with reading and events for all ages, June 1 through July 31 at the Rock Island Public Library Downtown Library, Southwest Branch, Watts-Midtown Branch, and Library2Go locations. 

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