August 17, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library
Do you have a tech question? Get help from us, with individualized assistance with questions about personal devices, social media, email, internet, general questions, etc. Help provided on a drop-in, first come, first served basis. If your question is about a personal device, please bring it. If it is about email or social media, make sure you know your user name and password. Don't have either? We'll help you set up an account.
August 17, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Main Library
Stories, songs, and a craft on a new theme, ages five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver.
August 19, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Quad City Botanical Center
Moms and daughters, join us for a magical afternoon at the Quad City Botanical Center. Dress up as your favorite fairy, troll, or magical creature and explore the gardens! We will have a fairy seek and find, magical crafts, photo booth, and more!
August 20, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm @ Main Library
Photographer Oscar Hakelier ran the "Vienna Photographic Studio" from 1888 to 1903 at 1722 2nd Avenue in downtown Rock Island. His photographs of Rock Island, the Arsenal Island, riverboats on the Mississippi River, and other activities show life in the 1890s. The fragile photographs, kept safely in our library archives, have now been digitized and restored. Now you can see them!
August 21, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library
August 21, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Icons Martini Bar
Enjoy a cocktail or two while talking about this month's book! This group meets in the back room of Icons. Drinks are available for purchase. Must be 21 or older.
August 22, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Southwest Branch Library
August 23, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library
Video and board gaming on the library's Wii U, Xbox 360, and Wii. Try games like Pokken Tournament, Rock Band, or some of our new strategy games. See If you'd survive a journey on the Oregon Trail, or challenge our gym in Pokémon Go.
August 23, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Schwiebert Riverfront Park
Thursday Night Groove Concert Series is sponsored by: Rock Island Happy Joes, ARC of the Quad Cities, and Quad City Arts (This project is supported by Quad City Arts Dollars, provided by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, and John Deere).
August 24, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Main Library
August 27, 2018, 6:45 pm @ City Hall
Study Session: 5:30 pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 3rd Floor City Council Meeting: 6:45 pm, City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
August 28, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library
August 28, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library
It's author Chris Grabenstein's birthday and we're celebrating with a drop-in scavenger hunt based on h is popular Mr. Lemcello's Library series. Recreate the wonders of Mr. Lemoncello's Library (now a Nickelodeon original movie) with your own search and find adventure. Drop in anytime during posted hours and pick up a game sheet to play. Return your completed game sheet to the Children's Room to receive a prize and an entry into our special prize drawing. All ages, families.
August 29, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Southwest Branch Library
August 29, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library
August 30, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library
Hug-A-Book is part of our early learning programming for ages two to 5, aimed at creating young readers. Join us for creative projects led by our very own Miss Ranell. Each child receives a free Hug-A-Book CREATE art apron and a free book to take home! For families with children ages two to five. Funding provided by the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book Fund of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. No registration required.
August 31, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Main Library