Explore Travel Planning, Local History and Movies with June Events for Adults Print
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 31 May 2013 14:21
The free Have Book Will Travel presentation features travel agent Marsha Holmes from Gulliver’s Travel Agency. She will provide guidelines for planning a trip, whether that journey involves driving or flying, or to destinations in the USA or overseas. Participants are encouraged to bring travel questions.

In other June programs for adults, the Rock Island Library will offer historic tours of Chippiannock and Riverside Cemeteries with local cemetery expert Minda Powers-Douglas. The Chippiannock tour meets at the cemetery’s 12th Avenue gate at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 10.  The Riverside tour meets at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 17, at the cemetery’s 5th Avenue gate. Both tours are free and open to the public, and will feature highlights of the art and stories behind two of the area’s oldest cemeteries. Registration is requested, but not required for the tours. To sign up, call the library at 309-732-7341.

The Rock Island Library will also show free “movie flicks” featuring films based on books during the summer. The first movie, based on the novel  Jaws, by Peter Benchley, starts at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 18 in the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Free popcorn will be provided.

All events are free and open to the public. The full list of summer programs is available at http://www.rockislandlibrary.org/page/summer-your-library, as well as in the Summer Events brochure and calendars available at all Rock Island Libraries. For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter.


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