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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Enjoy a cool treat and get a library card, August 9 & 12!

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Reading is pretty sweet, and so is cold ice cream on a hot August day. The Rock Island Public Library has found a way to combine those truths with ice-cream themed pop-up Mobile Library2Go events on August 9 & 12.

Get a Library Card and a Cone with Two Mobile Library Events!  Reading is pretty sweet, and so is cold ice cream on a hot August day. The Rock Island Public Library has found a way to combine those truths with two ice-cream themed pop-up Mobile L...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Parents and caregivers, register now for special library events!

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Register now for a free parent workshop on Thursday, August 11 and free messy art for toddlers on Saturday, August 13, both at the Rock Island Downtown Library!

Get Help Managing Your Child's Technology Time! 

Families with older children may want to check out a free parenting workshop at the Rock Island Downtown Library next Thursday, August 11. The free workshop on “...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Schools Open

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Chief Richard Landi reports that the Rock Island Police Department would like to enhance the safety of children in our community by offering some tips for the motoring public. The greatest threat children face today is motor vehicle crashes.

The problem escalates during the months children are in school. Children are vulnerable for several reasons:

  • They are small and less visible to motorists.
  • It’s more difficult for children to judge traffic situations, because their peripheral visio...
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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Deer Management Program

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Effective August 8th, 2022 the City of Rock Island will begin accepting applications for the 2022/23 archery deer hunting season, as defined by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Applications may be obtained from the front desk of the Police Department, Rock Island Parks and Recreation Office, or online at rigov.org. All potential hunters must return completed applications along with their proficiency card to the Police Department...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Rock Island Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guide

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Over 20 events and concerts, NEW activities from Adult Field Day, Flickerball, Tumbling, Wrapped Zen Rocks, Warrior Strength and more!

Plan to stay active this fall! Rock Island Parks and Recreation has concerts, events, fitness, sports, trips, swim lessons, golf and more! 

Choose from over 20 events and concerts, 28 different fitness classes, youth and adult sports, holiday fun,...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

38th Annual Labor Day Parade

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2022 Labor Day Theme: Marvelous Rock Island!

Save the date! The Labor Day Parade will be Monday, September 5th, 2022.  Line up will be at 8:30 am and parade will start at 9:30 am. Parade organizers chose the theme "Marvelous Rock Island!" to focus on what is so extraordinary about...

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