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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Get Ready for Kindergarten at Rock Island Library

Cartoon flying superhero image of library mascot Max Reader Mouse

The first day of school in Rock Island and Milan is August 2, and the Rock Island Public Library wants to help you make sure your child is ready for that first day of Kindergarten.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten activities will be offered in the Rock Island Down...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

See Zoo Animals at your Rock Island Public Library

Blank Park Zoo educators arranged around a logo-imprinted Blank Park Zoo car

Animal educators from the 25-acre zoological park will visit the Rock Island Public Library to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom. Guests at the two library shows will meet animals from the Blank Park Zoo's Education Department, learn about the ani...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Update Rock Island - July 9, 2018

Centennial Bridge RI Sign

Starlight Revue – Lincoln Park and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department will continue its concert series this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 with musical act, Milltown. Dance lessons will start at 6:30 pm with the concert at 7:00 pm. Hy-Vee Grill will provi...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Labor Day Parade

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Labor Day Parade Info

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Celebrate History with Three Events at Rock Island Library

Army photographs. Battle of St. Mihiel-American Engineers returning from the front; tank going over

Explore national, family and state history this July with three events offered as part of "Libraries Rock" summer programming for adults at Rock Island Public Library.

The July installment of the library's continuing series of World War I history...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

2018 Tell On Your Neighbor Awards

Example Yard

The City of Rock Island’s Beautification Commission will review all "Tell On Your Neighbor" entries, and awards will be presented at the August 27th, 2018 City Council meeting. Digital photos of the nominated yards are required. Please do not go...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Figge Docent Tours Available Through Rock Island Library

Cardboard standee of Wild Thing from Where the Wild Things Are, Figge exhibit advertisement

Thanks to Rock Island Public Library Foundation sponsorship of the Figge Art Museum's special summer exhibit, "Maurice Sendak: Where The Wild Things Are" Rock Island Public Library patrons can sign up for special docent tours of the exhibit.

The ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Naturalization of Parks

Naturalization Park

     The
Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department is currently implementing a new parksnaturalization project. There are “no mow” areas in each park that have been
designated for the project i...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Swing for Kids Golf Event

golf putt

Join Rock Island Parks and Recreation Foundation in raising funds for youth scholarships and new Expression Swings for Rock Island parks on Thursday, July 26th, at Saukie Golf Course. The event be a preferred ball, two person team and each player will pla...

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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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