The Rock Island Library continues to offer plenty of ways this summer to “find your voice” for learning and fun with events from July 17 to 20 for almost any interest. Topics include Comics, National Park Service, Family fun, water for health and more!
The Rock Island Library continues to offer plenty of ways to “find your voice” for learning and fun with free events for all ages, families, and adults during the week of July 17-21.Upcoming events include:
Monday, July 17: Adult Knitting/Crochet Circle: 2pm to 4pm, Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. 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.
Tuesday, July 18, 6pm to 7pm, Comic Book Trivia Game, Rock Island Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Free event for all ages features six rounds of six questions each about your favorite comic book characters. If you love comics and graphic novels, this event is for you. All ages welcome.
Wednesday, July 19: Family Storytime, 6 to 7:00 pm, Watts-Midtown Branch children’s area, 2715 30th Street. Can’t make daytime storytimes? This event features an evening storytime full of books, action rhymes, songs and a simple craft.
Wednesday, July 19: The National Park Service in Our Region: Celebrating Our Cultural History, with Dr. Norm Moline, 6pm to 7:30 pm, Watts-Midtown Branch auditorium. Dr. Norm Moline, Professor Emeritus at Augustana College, presents on the meaningful National Park Service sites in in Illinois and surrounding states. Those sites include National Monuments, National Trails, National Heritage Areas and Corridors, National Historic Landmarks (88 in Illinois), and sites on the National Register of Historic Places (over 1,900 in Illinois). Each of those places contributes to the understanding of our region’s cultural history in tangible, visible forms in the cultural landscape. As such, they provide an additional way to learn history that supplements other fields such as literature, music, art, theatrical presentations, and museum curation. His talk will cover all the history-related National Monuments and some of the National Historic Landmarks which have statewide significance, as well key National Historic Landmarks and National Register of Historic Places near Rock Island. This event is for adults.
Thursday, July 20: Bottled Water: What You Don’t Know May Harm You, with Cathy Rosenbaum, PharmD, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Watts-Midtown Branch auditorium. Visiting health professional Cathy Rosenbaum will discuss water and health, and just what might be lurking in that plastic bottle. Her presentation will review water sources and possible contaminants, plastic resins used in bottle water single-use containers, various filtration systems, and include an audience discussion on tap vs bottled water for better health. This event is for adults.
Dr. Rosenbaum has clinical and administrative experience in hospital-based practice, the pharmaceutical industry, health coaching, and academia. She is a published author, radio show host, international speaker, and Tai Chi Easy practice leader. The Rock Island High School graduate last spoke at the Rock Island Library in July 2022, during another visit to her home town.
Dr. Rosenbaum earned a doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Cincinnati, a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Xavier University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University. She is a Registered Pharmacist (RPh), and has earned certifications in health care compliance (CHC,) dementia practice (CDP,) and as a fitness/nutrition coach (CHFC.)
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.