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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Frieze Lectures Celebrates Other "Modern Lives"

Frieze Lectures collage featuring event date, sponsors and images of topics, Ourika, Guy de Maupassa

The century of the French Moderns brought in turbulent change and innovation, not only in the art world, but also in society, literature, and politics.

The 2018 Frieze Lecture series, presented by the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana Colle...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Mother/Son: Sports Night!

mother son sports night

    Mothers and sons can don their favorite sports team apparel
and come to RIFAC to play games, and have fun! Join Moline and Rock IslandParks & Recreation for a special event created especially for mothers and
son...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Fright Night in the Park: A Quest for Candy!

Fright Night poster

     Set out
on a Candy Quest at Schwiebert Riverfront Park featuring a free Halloween eventjust for kids! Goodwill of the Heartland and Rock Island Parks and
Recreation presents Fright
 Night inthe Park: ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Update Rock Island - October 8, 2018

Centennial Bridge RI Sign 2

Thursday Night Groove Concert Series - The "Thursday Night Groove" concert series continues at Schwiebert Riverfront Park on Thursday, October 11, 2018 with local band, Smooth Groove. Event is open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Venders will be on tap...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

City of Rock Island Flood Preparations and Closures

Flood Wall Installation

The City of Rock Island continues to prepare for the rising Mississippi River.  

City staff is implementing the flood strategy plan as the river rises which includes installing pumps and closing gatewells.

At this time, there are several water pump...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Rock Island Stands Together

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For the past several years, members of the Rock Island Police Department have generously supported various community initiatives to improve police / community relations or assist those in need.  The past efforts have included "Cops and Freez...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 6 AV 21-22 ST

6 AV 21-22 ST Picture

Beginning on Monday, October 8, 2018, 6th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street will be closed due to the removal of the skywalk at the Rock Island School District Administration Office building.  The road closure is necessary for the safety of the...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

"Ask Granny," and create a genealogical gift for your grandchildren

vintage- grandparent-wedding photo

The stories of family members live on in your memories. When you attend the Rock Island Library's "Ask Granny" © genealogy workshop, you can capture them on paper for your grandchildren - and their children!  ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Play trivia for a great cause - helping kids love reading!

Gary Snyder, Susan Foster, Eudell Watts, III, are ready to support children's materials with the

The Rock Island Public Library Foundation will host a "Books for Kids" Trivia Night on Thursday, October 25, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island.

Donation to play is $10 per person. Par...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Rock River Flood Warning

Rock River Dam

Due to the high river level on the Rock River the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park.  The high river levels combined with the strong current makes this area extremely dangerous.  ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Plan now for free fun during Rock Island/Milan Schools Fall Break

Keep Calm Because Its School Break sign, parody of "Keep Calm and Carry On"

Rock Island/Milan School District 41 schools officially go on fall break starting Monday, Oct. 8. The Rock Island Public Library is offering families plenty of fun and free ways to fill time and learn with a number of special programs. Special fa...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Learn "How Not to Die" Oct. 8-29 at Rock Island Public Library

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Though nothing is certain but "death and taxes," local experts will offer ways to perhaps delay the former with an October discussion series at the Rock Island Public Library. 

"How Not to Die," a four-week discussion series ab...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

New Date for Astronomy Night at Rock Island 30/31 Library

Picture of Mobile Observatory unit, Popular Astronomy Club, parked at 30/31 Library

Weather permitting, families can drop by the Rock Island 30/31 Library on Saturday, November 3 for In the Stars, a free star and planet viewing session with the Quad Cities Popular Astronomy Club. 

The astronomy viewing takes place from 7:30 pm to...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Free Leaf Collection Program

Leaf Bags

The City of Rock Island is providing free leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, October 8 through Friday, December 7, 2018, with the following conditions:

•    Customers must place the leaves in approv...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

The City of Rock Island’s Public Works Department will begin the Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 11:00 PM.  Crews will be flushing fire hydrants on first and third shifts for approximately a four week per...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Logo

In order to keep the community informed of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project, news releases will be sent periodically by the Iowa's Department of Transportation.  For the most up-to-date information, please visit http://www.i...

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