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Written by Rock Island Public Library   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 12:26
Event Helps Preserve County History

image of an 1871 private library cardJust in time for National Historic Preservation Month, the Rock Island County Historical Society (RICHS) is offering a special history day from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 10 at the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.


Society representatives are seeking maps, books, letters, personal papers, photographs, films, journals and manuscripts, historical objects, paintings, diaries, historic records, vintage brochures, pamphlets and postcards, newspapers and other publications, yearbooks, and memorabilia. Items may be donated outright, or scanned for archiving by the Society.


A special workshop on preserving family treasures will be offered at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.


Society members will also record oral histories. Veterans are encouraged to share their stories. No registration is required for the drop-in event.

How DO you get those photos off the camera?

couple on trip taking photoLearn the basics of using your point-and-shoot digital camera at special "Senior Series" class on Tuesday, May 22, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.


Digital Camera 101 is a beginning "nuts-and-bolts" class for those new to digital photography. Led by instructor Dee Oberle, of Gypsy Chicks Photography, the class will teach basic terms, taking and deleting photos, the meaning of those little pictures on the dial, and how to get your images off the memory card and into print.


This is a hands-on class, so enrollment is limited. Registration is required. To sign up, leave a message at 309-732-7303 or email Library Public Relations.


What to bring: Your digital point-and-shoot camera with charged batteries and memory card, and the camera manual (if you have one.)


This class is not for experienced camera users or for owners of digital SLR cameras with interchangeable lenses.

Libraries Host Middle-Eastern Discussion Series

arches at mosqueProfessor and historian Dr. Art Pitz will continue his discussions of the Middle East in presentations on "The Arab-Israeli Conflict" at the Moline and Rock Island Public Libraries.  This year's series includes new topics generated from Dr. Pitz's travels to Israel and the Palestinian territories. In 2010, he spent a month in the Middle East, where he was briefed by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, traveled to southern Israel near Gaza, and visited the West Bank and a Palestinian refugee camp.


The May 8 and May 15 presentations are at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street For details, call the Moline Library at (309) 524-2440 or see their website.

The May 22 and May 29 presentations at the Rock Island Main Library cover these topics:

  • May 22: "The Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Statehood: Will it lead to peace or war?"
  • May 29: "Can Israel Negotiate with any Palestinian Government?"

All presentations are at 6:00 pm. They are free and open to the public. No registration is required.


The 2012 series is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, the Rock Island Public Library Foundation, and the Friends of the Moline Public Library.

Children of the Holocaust exhibit

A Tribute to Children of the Holocaust: Portraits that Bridge the Gap Between Then and Now will be on display one more month at the Main Library. The exhibit will close the week of June 8. The exhibit was sponsored through grants from the Scott County Regional Authority and the Rock Island Community Foundation (RICF) to the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

Summer will be here soon . . .

books on a plate illustration And your library has all sorts of appetizing summer reading contests and summer events planned for children, teens and adults. Parents can register children now for free five-week art, drama and math workshops by calling the Children's Room at 309-732-7360. A brochure with free events for children, adults and teens is posted online.

Reading is soooo delicious! Feed your mind this summer . . .at your library!

Rock Island, Illinois > 309.732.7323 (READ) > www.rockislandlibrary.org Rock Solid, Rock Island.

News Releases - Local Events
Written by Terry Gleize   
Monday, 07 May 2012 08:16
The Quad City Wolfpack semipro football team is reaching out to the less fortunate by serving at King’s Harvest Ministries on Friday, May 11, 2012. This is their 1st season playing semipro football in the Quad Cities and they want to help the community.

The whole football team will be serving hot meals in their football jerseys at the King’s Harvest Soup Kitchen on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 11:30 am. King’s Harvest serves the poor and less fortunate in the Quad Cities by providing hot meals, shelter, clothing and free groceries. King’s Harvest is located at 824 West 3rd Street in downtown Davenport.

Matt McClean, owner and General Manager for the Wolfpacks, said “The whole team lives in the Quad Cities and we think it’s important to help those in need in our community”. King’s Harvest will be the charity of choice for the Wolfpack’s 2012 season. A portion of ticket sales will go to King’s Harvest.

The first Wolfpack football game will be held at 5:00 pm on June 16th at the Brady Street Stadium in Davenport.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Matt McClean, owner and General Manager of the Quad City Wolfpacks, please call 563-590-3985.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 May 2012 14:19
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Burlesque Burlesque Le' Moustache presents Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered this Saturday night at the Adler Theatre!  The American Pickers star was recently featured in a Quad-City Times article, so if you're still not familiar with the increasingly popular world of burlesque and roller derby, check out her Q&A interview.


Venus Envy Quad Cities, a festival and art exhibit celebrating women in the arts, will be held at Bucktown on Saturday! The event features regional female artists and performers in the arts of music, dance, theater, visual arts, performance, and spoken word.  We're thrilled to see this festival getting bigger every year!


Mother's Day Shop for Mom, dine with Mom, and pamper Mom in downtown Davenport this Mother's Day!  Discover specials and events from over a dozen downtown businesses Mom will love.  From the Beaux Arts Fair and spa treatments to luxury hotel rooms, flowers, and fine fine dining, we're certain you'll find something on our website to help make Mother's Day great.


RC Logo Kick off your Cinco De Mayo celebration in the afternoon at Great River Brewery!  Head over the Rhythm City Casino later in the evening to enjoy a mariachi band set by Monumental De Mexico, too!  Barrel House is hosting live music as well by Danika Holmes this evening followed by Just Chords on Friday and Jason Carl on Saturday.


Exhibit Have you checked out the new Sculpting with Fiber Exhibit featuring woven and embroidered textiles the Figge Art Museum yet?  See it tonight and enjoy fun art activities paired with a glass of wine during Wine & ArtThursdays at the Figge will feature a talk titled Women of the World - Girls Learn International, and on Sunday, speaker Dr. Heidi E Kraus will be discussing Paris and the Origins of Impressionism.


Punk and psycho-billy fans will love the Koffin Kats show at the River Music Experience, but if you rather rock out to a fantastic Talking Heads Tribute act, don't miss This Must Be The Band!  If you'd rather have a more relaxing evening, chill out with Ambient Muisq on Friday.


Ambient Live Lunch performances at RME this week include LoJo Russo, Rose 'N Thorns, Keith Soko, and Dave SmithRiver Prairie Minstrels round out the performance this week at RME.  For interactive activities, check out RME Guitar Circle, Acoustic Music Club, and Open Mic Night.


The World Series Trophy is coming to Downtown Davenport!  The River Bandits will be hosting the Cardinals' trophy this weekend at Modern Woodmen Park as they play Peoria in another addition of the Rivertown Showdown Series.


The National Day of Prayer is being celebrated today by the The Quad Cities Prayer Center at the RiverCenter with keynote speaker Fran Riley of KWQC.  The Midwest Furnace Band will play at the event tonight from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Hall.


See you downtown!


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JCS Walk-a-thon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine A. H. Parr   
Thursday, 03 May 2012 13:43

Jordan Catholic School’s annual walk-a-thon will be held on Friday May 4th from 1:30-3:00pm, with a rain date of May 11th.

Students have been collecting pledge donations with a school goal of $15,000.

Students will begin walking along the route at 1:30 Friday and will commence with Whitey’s popsicles in the Farrell Hall parking lot behind the school building. Children will be dressed in brightly colored walkathon t-shirts courtesy of area business sponsors. This is a great photo op! Thank you for your partnership.

VW Car Show at the GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Thursday, 03 May 2012 13:27

The German American Heritage Center will be showcasing a Volkswagen Auto Show on Saturday May 12th from 10am until 1pm. Fun for all ages, the show will be held in the parking lot of GAHC at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA!

Brats and sausages will be provided by Bier Stube as visitors enjoy the cars of local collectors and those of the Bi-State Volkswagen Club!

Free admission to the show, regular admission costs for the exhibitions. This show is in conjunction with the exhibit Beetle to Benz and is sponsored in part by Lujacks. Call 563-322-8844 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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