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June28th 2012 " TheUnbearable Lightness of Being" Czech author Milan Kundra's movie starring Juliette Binoche PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:55
June 28th. 2012   7.00 pm
" The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
Based on the demanding bestseller by Czech author Milan Kundera, with dialogue of Frederich Nietzsche, directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Juliette Binoche and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Discussion to follow with the quotes from the book and the movie.
Free and open to all:
Independent Scholars' Evenings.
Doors open at 6.30
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. 61265
2nd floor above the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery.
The 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.

East West River Fest Coming Soon! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Charlotte Morrison   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:35

A multi-event celebration (200 events) called the “East West River Fest” will be held throughout the Quad Cities from September 7-16, 2012.

It includes many annual events, but also other events that you may not be aware of.  There will definitely be something for everyone.


Special showing of Flying Monsters 3D Thursday, June 28 at the Putnam PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenna Smith   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:05

Doors open at 4 p.m. Movie plays at 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Children's activities begin at 5 p.m. The Museum Exhibit Halls and Museum Store will be open until 7:30 p.m.

Make it a dino-mite combo and add Dinosaurs Unearthed for an additional charge.

 Douglas Lawson, geologist, paleontologist, computer scientist, and star in Flying Monsters 3D will be presenting exclusively to guests before each showing and available for photos and autographs during the night!

 Cost is only $5 per person!

Reserve your spot by visiting www.putnam.org or calling the reservation line at 563-324-1933 ext. 221.

 Flying Monsters 3D is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Rock Island Library Lines Week 4 Summer 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Monday, 25 June 2012 09:03
Rock Island Public Libraries - Main, 30/31 and Southwest
Hungry for More Details?
Ant biting into book illustrationPick up the summer program brochure at any Rock Island Library, or visit the library website. Reading logs and entry forms are available at the Rock Island Main Library, 30/31 Branch and Southwest Branch. You have until July 27 to turn in your reading logs and entry forms!
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Chomp Down on Great Summer Reading!
Ice Cream sundae model in Main Library display caseCan it be? We're already half-way through our Summer Reading contests for kids, teens and adults? The good news is that you still have four more weeks to read and win. Pick up a children's summer reading log, adult entry form or teen reading ticket, and read, read, read!
Reading is So Delicious for Kids

Ant at table eating book illustrationThe Reading is So Delicious summer reading menu includes: A Read-to-Me club log for ages two to five, the I'm a Reader book club for ages six to eight, and the Ravenous Reader log for ages nine to 11. Kids earn prizes for reaching age-appropriate reading goals at three levels, and an extra chance to win special prize baskets.  Fill out an ice cream cone with your name on it to be added to our summer reading wall! Prize pick-up started June 18.


Events this week include:


Storytime, 30/31 Branch10:30 am, Tuesday, June 26 Storytime, Southwest: 10:30 am., Wednesday, June 27 Storytime, Main: 10:30 am, Friday, June 29


Math Munch Club with Elizabeth: 3 more weeks of tasty math projects, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 26 Main Library Community Room.


Magic with Rick Eugene, 10:00 am, June 27, Main Library Community Room.

Book Tasting at Main, 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 27, Main Library Children's Room. Get a taste of new books to add to your summer reading list.


Legos at Main: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 27, Main Library Children 's Room


All programs are free. No library card required. Questions, call the Children's Room at 309-732-7360,

Teens: Feed your Mind - READ!

teen Feed Your Mind illustrationThis week, teens can earn points (and have fun)  attending 3 tasty events:


Teen Iron Chef Contest, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Monday, June 25, Main Library Community Room. Make dishes with a variety of secret ingredients, win a prize!


Hugo movie posterTeen HUGO Movie and Food. See the movie Hugo, and make an edible craft based on the automated toys from the movie. 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, June 28, Main Library Community Room.


Teen Tie-Dye: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Friday, June 29, 30/31 Branch Library, 3059 30th Street. Bring a shirt or two to tie up and dye in wild colors and patterns.


Teens ages 12 to 18 turn in a reading card when they complete at least six hours of reading, or a program card for attending any one of 20 events. You can enter multiple times, and earn more chances to win books, DVDs, gift cards, or the grand prize, an Amazon Kindle® eReader.

Keep reading! Each card stands for 6 hours of reading, and you can turn in as many cards as you can finish. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

Books are Brain Food for Adults

Events this week include:


Recipe Club & Cooking Demo, 6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 26, Rock Island Main Library Community Room.  Bring a recipe to swap and share, and sample a demostration of pasta dishes by guest chef Rachel.


Fit for Life, 2:00 pm, June 28, Southwest BranchEat to Live art Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Free diet and fitness tips from personal trainers.


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Are you reading? Sample our Reading Club for ages 18 and older! Just drop off an entry form for every book, eBook or audiobook you finish during the contest period.

Entry forms and boxes at all Rock Island locations. Top prize is a new Sony® eReader. Entries due by July 27.
Like Audiobooks? Try OneClickdigital!

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Rock Island Library is adding OneClickdigital, a new service that allows you to download thousands of audiobooks for enjoyment on a portable listening device. All books are iPod compatible. To learn how to use it, sign up for a free online webinar to be offered on June 26. Details:

Week 4 of Summer Reading

Wonder book illustrationSummer Reading is on now all Rock Island Libraries. If you haven't picked up your forms yet for the childrens, young adult or adult reading clubs, there's still lots of time to read and win! With themes such as Reading is So Delicious, Feed Your Mind: READ and Books are Brain Food, the library is cooking up a summer stacked high with fun and reading.


Entire list of events: Summer @ Your Library" on the library website.


Summer Reading events and prizes sponsored by Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District (Southwest Branch events) and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation (summer art and drama.)

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

This Week in Downtown Davenport June 21st Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Monday, 25 June 2012 07:50
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The Oak Ridge Boys headline at the Adler this week and this Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM award-winning group is sure to entertain with its four-part harmonies and upbeat songs.  The RiverCenter will play host to B100's Biggest Baby Shower and the Night Storm Dance Party, as well.  Pick up tickets to see Wilco next week at the Adler, too!


The Juneteenth Festival returns to LeClaire Park this week! This festival is free to the public and features an array of family activities and entertainment.  On Sunday, Music in the Levee will feature the Dixie Cats playing variety of music sure to be fun for all ages.


A poetry writing workshop takes place at the Figge tonight withseasoned author Ryan Collins leading the event  titled "An Intuitive Conversation with Art: Trusting Your First Thought." Thursday at the Figge is also tonight followed by Fridays at the FiggeCreate with Kelli returns on Saturday and Art in the Middle wraps the week.

The Pines, Busted Chandeliers, and Lojo Russo will take to the Redstone Room stage at River Music Experience Friday! Check out their distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana tunes for just $12.  RME's live lunch series features Chris Noth and Jordan DanielsenAcoustic Music Club, Open Mic Night, and Exposure - an open DJ Challenge - are all great ways to get involved at RME, too. Rock Camp


The Lost Dogs, a soulful a cappella group, is hosting a workshop and performance at RME, as well.  Also, come out and support our young musicians during the Session 1 Rock Camp USA concert!  Other shows at RME this week include The Myers Brothers, Friday Live at 5, The Oolong Gurus, Arms Aloft, E11eventh Hour, and Iron Orchard.


Catch UFC 147 - Silva v. Franklin on TV at Brady Street Pub to see the rematch of their classic 2009 fight.  Trivia Night is tonight at Brady Street Pub and enjoy a performance by The Harris Collection Friday and Open Jam Sessions on Tuesday evening, too.


Red White & Boom is just around the corner; stay tuned for details next week!


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