Classes, Movies, Storytimes: Lots to Do in December! Print
News Releases - Local Events
Written by R. I. Public Library   
Monday, 02 December 2013 11:09
Get the Scoop on Hometown Teams

 Rock Island Public Library has been selected as one of only six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams, and you can get involved. The library is seeking volunteers and partners to help implement the Hometown Teams exhibition, coming

to Rock Island in Sept. 2014.


To get involved, stop by the Rock Island Main Community Room on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Part of the exhibit will involve telling the stories of hometown teams from Rock Island and surrounding Illinois communities through local exhibits and free public programs. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the project, or knowledge to share.

 

 

If you're interested in getting involved but can't make the meeting, call Project Coordinator Lisa Lockheart at 309-732-7303 or email her at the library.

 

Link to full story.

More on Monday
Artist Bryan Cotton sets up for his one-man show, running through Dec. 30 at the Rock Island Main Library. The 28-year-old Rock Islander specializes in ink and pen creations in architectural abstract illustrations, cityscapes, murals, cartoons, and still life perspectives. He primarily works in ink, but also creates in watercolors, marker, colored pencil and pastels. Stop by to see his work on the 2nd floor anytime during regular library hours. 

Alpha Book Club Discussion at Main Library: Meets 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Monday, Dec. 2, to discuss Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by S. Vreeland.  Free.Anyone who has read the book is welcome to join in.

 

Getting Started with Email class, Monday, December 2nd, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Need help setting up an email account or learning how to use yours?  This class should help!  Learn how to send email, attach files, and more!  Registration is required - space is limited. Call the Rock Island Library's Reference desk, 309-732-7341, to register.  Keyboarding and mouse skills required.

Movies & More on Thursday
Independent Movie Night for Adults - Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library. Movie is "Teddy Bear," the story a shy bodybuilder who longs to find true love. Movie is not rated. Danish, Thai, English, with English subtitles. 

30/31 Big Book Sale - Monthly sale from the Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, first Thursday of each month. Thursday, Dec. 5, 9:00 am to 8 pm, Rock Island 30/31 Branch Library.
Community Partnership Programs at Your Library
Get Enrolled for Health Insurance! Walk-in one-on-one help sessions are available on the 2nd floor of the Rock Island Main Library from the Rock Island County Health Department on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and again on Tues., Dec. 10. Every Thursday, you can get help from Genesis Health System, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, also at the Rock Island Main Library. 

The library is also working with Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities to confirm dates for offering Spanish-language information on the temporary visitors driver's license program (TVLD) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More details coming next week! 

World AIDS Day Awareness Program. The library is partnering with the Project of the Quad Cities to host an HIV/AIDS Awareness Education & Testing program on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10:00 am to noon in the library Community Room. The test is a quick cheek swab. www.tpqc.org or 309-762-5433.
NEW: Online Magazines Now Available!

 

Rock Island Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand.

 

Through the library website, Rock Island Public Library cardholders will have free, unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.  62 of the most popular magazine titles are available, including Popular Science, Smithsonian, The Food Network, EatingWell, National Geographic, O, The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone and Women's Day. Patrons can browse from the library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, no waiting lists, and no limit to the number of magazine downloads.

 

This service was made possible to patrons of the Rock Island Public Library by funding from the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District. Free Zinio Reader apps for a wide variety of devices are available for download at the Rock Island Library Zinio site.

 

For help with using Zinio. call 309-732-7323 (READ.)

Teen Fun in December

Teen Iron Chef contest: Monday, Dec. 16, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.  Teens ages 12 to 18 can take part in a monthly Iron Chef competition. Choose your ingredients and test your culinary skills against other teens for the next Iron Chef crown. Ages 12-18.

 

Dr. Who Party, Thurs, Dec. 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Come to the Main Library to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! Play trivia, win prizes, and enjoy snacks fit for a Time Lord! Ages  12 to 18.

Begin Here to Learn Something New!

Getting Started with Microsoft Word, Monday, December 9th, 3:30 to 4:30pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Want to learn more about Microsoft Word?  Learn how to create letters, papers, and work on your resume. Registration is required - space is limited.  Call the Rock Island Library's Reference desk, 309-732-7341, to register.  Keyboarding and mouse skills required.

 

Library How-To: Download Books, Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Learn how to use the Library's eBook and eAudiobook service OverDrive, to download books to your personal devices and computer. Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.

 

Library How-To: Download Music, Tuesday, December 17th. 2:00 -3:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.  Learn how to use the Library's music service, Freegal, to download music to your computer and personal devices. Must have a Rock Island, Bettendorf, Davenport, or Sherrard District Library card to use Freegal.  Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.

 

Library How-To: Download Books, Friday, December 27th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Learn how to use the Library's eBook and eAudiobook service OverDrive, to download books to your personal devices and computer. Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.