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Written by Rock Island Public Library   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:57
Lincoln Program is this Friday!

antique photo of Eddie LincolnJust a reminder that our rescheduled program about the family life of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln is this Friday, April 20, at 2:00 pm in the Rock Island Main Library, Community Room.

Civil War scholar Tom Emery, of Carlinville, IL, will present "Eddie: Lincoln's Forgotten Son," a 45-minute program about the short life of Edward Baker Lincoln.  Emery will cover how the early death of (nearly) four-year-old Eddie had lasting influences on the Lincolns, discusses several Lincoln myths and talks about their life in Springfield, long before the presidency.

 

It is free and open to the public.

 

Spring Cleaning? Save personal papers for our Shred Day!

Shred Day across from 30/31 BranchFour area libraries, including Rock Island, are again working together to offer Community Shred Days as part of Money Smart Week Quad Cities, April 21-28, 2012.

 

To use the service, patrons just pull up and drop their materials in locked bins with bonded staff of Document Destruction Services and Recycling Services of Davenport.  All items will be secured and shredded off-site for confidentiality. No shredding is done onsite. The Rock Island Library Shred Day location is:

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street

Help will be available getting materials out of your car, so take advantage of this free once-a-year library program and clean out your old files! No registration requrired.

 

For questions, call 309-732-7303 or email Library Public Relations.

Children of the Holocaust exhibit

Barbara Powers, with artworkRock Island Library is honoring the youngest victims of the Holocaust as part of a community wide remembrance of Anne Frank and the Holocaust.

 

A Tribute to Children of the Holocaust: Portraits that Bridge the Gap Between Then and Now will be on exhibit at the Main Library from April 9 to June 8. The exhibit, and four presentations by Barbara Powers at area schools, are provided through grants from the Scott County Regional Authority and the Rock Island Community Foundation (RICF) to the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

Celebrate Children's Books

Celebrate children's books and reading with two El Dia events in the Children's Room on Monday, April 30:

 

Storytime Bookcrawl: 10:30 am and a "Booktasting," at 5:30 pm, Children's Room. Both are at the Main LIbrary

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. Watch for more news on the great menu of events. Reading is soooo delicious!

 

MORE FOR APRIL & MAY

 

OverDrive eBook demos:

  • Monday, April 30, 6:00 pm, Main Library, May 9, 5:30 pm, Southwest Branch; May 18, 2:30 pm, Main Library and May 24, 6:00 pm, Main Library. No registration required - just show up!

Friends of the Rock Island Library May Book Sale - Thursday, May 3, all day, 30/31 Branch.

 

Independent Movie, May 3, "A Call Girl," 6;00 pm, Main LIbrary. Not rated. Content not suitable for all audiences.

 

Digital Camera 101, Tuesday, May 22, 2:00 pm, Main Library. Basics of your point-and-shoot digital camera. Must sign-up, limited registration- call 309-732-7303.

 

Arab-Israeli discussion series, 6:00 pm, May 22 and May 29, Rock Island Library.

 
" The Evolution of the CyberSpace Personality" : April 19th. 2012 I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:20
April 19th. 2012
" The Evoution of the Cyberspace Personality. "
General discussion.
Please bring your ideas and contributions to the general discussion .
Independent Scholars' Evenings :
Please attend.  Free and open to the public.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix.
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

 
Relay For Life Ceremony to Honor Cancer Survivors and Remember Those Lost PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 13:32
Davenport, IA – A special Luminaria Ceremony will be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Scott County to remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at the Davenport RiverCenter on April 20  at 9:00 p.m. to represent these individuals.

Anyone desiring to make a luminaria donation may do so by visiting the Scott County Relay For Life® website:  www.relayforlife.org/scottcountyia. Each luminaria is a suggested $10 donation. “Each luminaria represents the life of someone who has battled cancer. It is a beautiful sight when all the bags with candles are illuminated around the track,” said Nina DeMay, volunteer luminaria chair. “The Luminaria Ceremony is a moving way to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to pay tribute to cancer  survivors.”

Relay For Life celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Prior to the Luminaria Ceremony, the Survivors Lap will kick off the 2012, Relay For Life event in Scott County on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. as survivors will circle the track, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 3/22 - 3/28 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 13 April 2012 14:42
Hello!
Downtown is bustling with visitors here to enjoy the 2012 Annual ISPA State 8 & 9-Ball Championships hosted at the RiverCenter!  We wish good luck to the best pool players battling to be called a champion this week.

 

Straight No Chaser marks another Broadway at the Adler performance on Tuesday night!  Straight No Chaser has reemerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, more than 20 million views on YouTube, and numerous national TV appearances.  Don't miss this unforgettable live act.

From Grammy winner Van Hunt and Steve Martin's band Steep Canyon Rangers, to REO Speedwagon's former front man Terry Lutrell and Cowboy Junkies, River Music Experience's lineup this week features some amazing talent!  Terry Lutrell now heads up the Tons O' Fun Band, and you can't go wrong picking up tickets any of these shows.
Briar Rabbit 2RME will cover even more genres this week with fantastic performances by Briar Rabbit, Yellow DubMarine, and The Diplomats of Solid SoundThe Edgar Crockett Band headlines Third Sunday Jazz, and additional programs include Acoustic Music Club, Songwriters in the Round, Open Mic Night, and more.

 

Tap in to your creativity and explore a calligraphy workshop at the Figge or visit the museum to see works made by students in our community.  The Figge's Figure Drawing and Japanese Flower Arranging classes are gaining in popularity, too.  For a guided tour, stop in for a  Sunday Museum Tour at 1:30 p.m. and see the War & Remembrance Exhibit before it closes.
Bix BistroCome enjoy an evening of ambiance, cuisine, and brews at Bix Bistro's Four Course Beer Dinner on Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Hotel Blackhawk.  All of the brews are features of Great River Brewery.  Take advantage of even more local food with a trip to the Freight House Farmers Market, too.
Rhythm City Casino will feature live performances by David Smith and The Whoozdads this week, and you can enjoy even more free live music by Orangadang at Brady Street Pub.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: April 12 - April 18


Thursday, April 12

2012 Annual ISPA State 8 & 9-Ball Championships

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall & Great Hall

Time: All Day

Price: N/A

Website

 

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

Website

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Brady Street Pub Lunch Specials & Happy Hour

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: Lunch specials every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time: Happy Hour specials every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: Sunday, drink specials all day

Prices: See website

Website

 

Class: Japanese Flower Arranging

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Price: $55/members; $65/non-members

Website

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Four Course Beer Dinner

Where: Hotel Blackhawk, Bix Bistro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $50

Website

 

INK

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - Just Chords

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!  Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

Website

Steep Canyon Rangers

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Friday, April 13

2012 Annual ISPA State 8 & 9-Ball Championships

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall & Great Hall

Time: All Day

Price: N/A

Website


Beginning Spanish
Where: Scott Community College - Urban Campus (306 W. River Drive)

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $75 (plus text)

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Brian Rabbit

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Deja Vu Rendezvous Featuring The Tons O' Fun Band

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

David Smith

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Innovative Approaches for the 21st Century Museum

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $25

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - MER

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Tony Hoeppner

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: $4.99

Website

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Wine Down Friday's

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $4 Glasses of Wine

Website

 

Yellow DubMarine

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Saturday, April 14

 

2012 Annual ISPA State 8 & 9-Ball Championships

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall & Great Hall

Time: All Day

Price: N/A

Website

 

Brewery Tours
Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibit: Beetle to Benz
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: All Day
Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

Exhibition: Fins and Feathers

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Locating Place: Perceptions of Space in 20th Century Photography

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Young Artists at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Green Machine Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Website

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Innovative Approaches for the 21st Century Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price: $25

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music - MER

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Orangadang

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Red Eye Breakfast

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Price: $4.99

Website

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Rugby Game

Where: Centennial Park

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Song Writers in the Round

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

The Diplomats of Solid Sound

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

The Whoozdads

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Workshop: Calligraphy III - Special Projects

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Price: $50/members; $60/non-members

Website

 

Van Hunt

Where: River Music Experience, Performance Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: FREE

Website

 

Zither Ensemble

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission, or FREE with membership

Website

 

Sunday, April 15

2012 Annual ISPA State 8 & 9-Ball Championships

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall & Great Hall

Time: All Day

Price: N/A

Website

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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April Birthday Bash

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: April Birthday

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter


Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition Closes: War and Remembrance

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition Reception: Young Artists at the Figge - Bettendorf Community Schools

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Library Open

Where: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Third Sunday Jazz featuring the Edgar Crockett Band

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $10 and up

Website

 

Tour: Museum Tour

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE for members

 
COMEDY COMPETITION STANDS UP TO DIABETES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Starman   
Friday, 13 April 2012 14:26
Davenport, IA APR 12, 2012 – Iowa and Illinois comedians will raise money and awareness for the Eastern Iowa Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with a night of standup comedy and competition in this year's Comedy For A Cause 3 - Last QC Comic Standing, April 13th at The Establishment Theatre. Tickets for finals will cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with all proceeds going to support the Eastern Iowa JDRF.

For the third year, DubStar has called upon area comedians to lend a helping hand to the Eastern Iowa branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Last QC Comic Standing is the area's only LOCALLY produced comedy competition. This year, the vent injects a new level of excitement with a competition format. Forty comics competed over four weeks to earn one of ten spots in the finals.

The finals will be held Friday, April 13th at The Establishment Theater. The top ten will perform for local judges Tony Tone from the Red Hot Brian Scott & Tony Tone in the Morning on B100, Entertainment Editor for the the Quad City Times – David Burke, Local headlining comedian – Jim Petersen, and local retailer and JDRF parent – Bob Boyer. These judges will narrow the field from ten to three, and then name a champion. Tickets for finals will cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with all proceeds going to support the Eastern Iowa JDRF. Tickets can be purchased through The Establishment Theatre’s box office: by Phone: 309.786.1111 or on the web at: www.EstablishmentTheatre.com.

"The Establishment is very excited to be hosting Comedy For a Cause 3 – Last QC Comic Standing,” says Patrick Adamson, General Manager of The Establishment. “It is important to support JDRF and DubStar, two organizations working to make a difference in our community. There is no better way to make an impact than to share some laughter for a cause."

JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. According to the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 25.8 million people in the United States, 8.3% of the population, have diabetes, with 7 million going undiagnosed.

DubStar is an amateur fundraising group founded in 2008 by Tony Boyer and Chris Starman; both
have histories related to helping diabetics. DubStar’s mission is to make a positive impact on deserving
charities or groups, through fun and unique ways; “Party With A Purpose”. In February, DubStar hosted
Minute 2 Win It, a recreation of the popular TV game show that raised funds for the Quad Cities Autism
Center. Additional information can be found at the DubStar website, www.facebook.com/DubStarQC.

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