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  1. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 18, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  2. Rock Island Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    June 18, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ Main Library

    Monthly meeting of the Rock Island Library Board of Trustees

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  3. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 19, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  4. Absolute Science: Big Bang Bubbles!

    June 19, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Southwest Branch Library

    All ages show that takes ordinary bubbles into the realm of EXTREME! Kids will get a chance to use professional wands to create mega-big bubbles. Registration nott required for this program. Just one of the library's many Universe of Stories summer programs taking place from June 1 to July 31. Check library calendar for more!

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  5. Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

    June 19, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ City Hall

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  6. Community Crime Prevention Partnership Meeting

    June 19, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ 1212 5th Av.

    These educational meetings are intended to strengthen existing partnerships with the citizens of Rock Island so that we can continue to look at ways to prevent crime and improve services to the community.

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  7. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 20, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  8. Cinema at Southwest

    June 20, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Southwest Branch Library

    Free movie and light refreshments for adults on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Join the adults for a film and discuss what you see! Check with library for film titles.

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  9. Earth Day Everyday Art

    June 20, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Help save the planet with the things you use everyday! Learn new crafts made with ordinary household items, and stimulate creative recycling. This month we will be weaving bracelets out of candy wrappers. All ages welcome! Registration needed.

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  10. Marvel Movie Nights

    June 20, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Bring the family for an all ages showing of a recent Marvel superheroes movie release. Catch up on what you've missed before the new installment comes out! This month's movie is based on the Spiderman comics.

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  11. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 21, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  12. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 22, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  13. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 24, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  14. STEAMAZING: Family Tie Dye

    June 24, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Main Library

    Summer is here, and so are great library activities! STEAMAZING offers weekly events on Mondays, from June 3-July 15. This week's event is for the whole family! Please register for our Family Tie-Dye event. Bring your own items to dye (cotton/cotton blend is best) and have a blast transforming your clothes into swirly galaxies of color! Event takes place in parking lot (dye is messy.) Free Universe of Stories summer events and reading challenges at Rock Island Libraries, June 1-July 31.

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  15. City Council Meeting

    June 24, 2019, 6:45 pm @ City Hall

    Study Session: 5:30 pm, Council Chambers, City Hall, 3rd Floor / City Council Meeting: 6:45 pm, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

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  16. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 25, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  17. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 26, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  18. Intro to Podcasts

    June 26, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ Main Library

    The popularity of Serial, Freaknomics Radio, and Welcome to Nightvale have a lot of people talking about podcasts. Learn the basics of what they are, how to access and consume them, and how to best find podcasts that meet your interests. Bring your own device, use our WiFi, and try podcasts! No registration required. Just one of many FREE Universe of Stories summer events happening June 1 to July 31 at Rock Island Libraries. Check the library calendar for more great options!

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  19. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 27, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  20. Navy Band & Summer Sweets!

    June 27, 2019, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Main Library

    Celebrate the half-way mark of summer reading with a performance by the Navy Band Jazz Combo during Quad Cities Navy Week AND a mini-food truck roundup in our Downtown parking lot. Participants can purchase delicious cupcakes from the Scratch Cupcakery Curbside Van and beverages from the Cool Beanz Mobile Coffee Coach. A portion of proceeds benefits the library. The Vibrant Credit Union ice cream truck will also be on hand with FREE ice cream treats! For family fun, chalk your place in the universe of readers, take a shooting stars picture, make stickers and buttons, and check out some of the great ways you can take your stories "on the go" with your Rock Island Library card. Food trucks are rain or shine, other activities may move inside if rain. No registration required. Just one of MANY free Universe of Stories summer events happening June 1 to July 31 at Rock Island Libraries. Check our website events calendar for more!

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  21. Gettin' Stitchy With It

    June 27, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Main Library

    A new "club" starting for anyone with an itch to stitch, whether you are a knitter, crocheter, sewer, cross stitcher or have some other project with stitches involved. Let's get together and work on them and share information. Just drop in!

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  22. Gettin' Stitchy With It

    June 27, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm @ Main Library

    A new "club" for any adult with an itch to stitch, whether that's knitting, crocheting, sewing, cross-stitching, needlepoint, or other stitched crafts. A monthly reason for crafters to get together, work on projects, and share information! Registration not required.

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  23. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 28, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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  24. I-74 Bridge Virtual Reality Tour

    June 29, 2019, All Day @ Main Library

    Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Starlight Revue Concert-Josh Duffee Orchestra

    June 18, 2019, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Lincoln Park

    Join us for a night of music under the stars at Lincoln Park as Josh Duffee Orchestra performs. Free Concerts in Lincoln Park sponsored in part by UnityPoint Health Trinity.

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  2. Park Board Meeting

    June 18, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center

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  3. Community Park Cleanup Day

    June 22, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:00 am @ Sunset Park

    Grab your work gloves and join us at your local park for a special clean up day! Bring a friend or a group to help pull weeds, lay mulch, pick up trash and sticks. Please contact Nikki at (309) 732-7280 if you are bringing a large group or have questions.

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  4. Starlight Revue Concert-Troy Rangel & Friends

    June 25, 2019, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Lincoln Park

    Join us for a night of music under the stars at Lincoln Park as Troy Rangel & Friends perform. Free Concerts in Lincoln Park sponsored in part by UnityPoint Health Trinity.

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  5. Quad Cities Navy Week Navy Band Wind Ensemble

    June 26, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Schwiebert Riverfront Park

    Quad Cities Navy Week is a celebration of the United States Navy from June 24-28! Enjoy a rousing concert by the talented Navy musicians from Navy Band Great Lakes, meet sailors from ships named for our region - USS Sioux City and USS The Sullivans, learn how to operate Navy robotics that can diffuse bombs, become a part of history with stories from sailors from the USS Constitution and more!

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