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Looking for Something to Do this Summer? Have Book, Will Travel at your Rock Island Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 31 May 2013 12:17

Rock Island, IL: If the high cost of gas lately has you rethinking summer travel plans, Have Book Will Travel is the way to go for family entertainment. The Rock Island Public Library will offer more than 100 free events and summer reading contests for children, teens and adults starting Monday, June 3.

Originally created by libraries to keep children’s reading skills current over the summer break, Summer Reading now rewards readers of all ages for reaching set reading goals. Children from pre-school through 6th grades can pick up Have Book – Will Travel reading logs at any Rock Island Library location and track their reading by time or by titles from June 3 to July 26. Prizes and extra chances to win are awarded at the half-way and completion points of each log. Prize pick-up starts June 17.

Weekly children’s events for summer start the week of June 10 with Scrapbooking Mondays for children, Math Club, Storytimes and Legos. The first special performance for summer starts with Niabi Zoo visiting the Main Library at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 13. Among the new events for children and families this year include a Games Around the World night at the 30/31 Branch on June 27, and two new performers, the Serengeti Steve reptile show and Mad Mixtures science experiments in July.

Adults can simply fill out one entry form for every book they complete from June 3 to July 26. Winners will be chosen by random drawing from completed entries, with prizes including a Kindle eReader, Kindle Fire HD and a variety of gift cards. To make a note of the books you’ll travel with, visit any Rock Island Library to pick up a free Have Book Will Travel notepad (available on June 3, while supplies last.)  Free events for adults kick off with the “’Have Book Will Travel” travel planning program at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4. . Other new events include guided cemetery tours of Chippiannock and Riverside, Native American history program, and free instructional programs on using an Apple iPad, Android tablet, and downloading music.

Teens ages 12 to 18 can dig into reading with the Beneath the Surface bingo card log, which allows them to fill in squares for reading, attending programs, watching a movie based on a book, writing a book review, or even filling out a program survey.  Ten completed squares qualify teens for prize drawings of gift cards or a Kindle. 25 completed squares qualify teens for an automatic prize.  Free events start June 7, with a Teen Feature movie at 1:00 pm at the Main Library. New events include a library treasure hunt and “zombie night” in June and cake archeology, library mini-golf and candy architecture programs in July.

All events are free and open to the public. The full list of 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, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter.


May 30th. 2013" The Rhetoric of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. " by Dr. Jacob Rayapati . I. S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:38
Jacob taught English and American Literature, and Linguistics at Cheyney University of Pensylvania from 1970 to 2005. He also designed and taught African American Literature. One of his colleagues, Edythe Scott Bagley, at Cheyney University is the sister-in-law of Martin Luther King, Jr. which made it possible for Jacob to meet Mrs.Coretta Scott King. His paper "The Rhetoric of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." was published in 1999 and was also presented at the MLKJr Center in Atlanta.. Jacob now lives in Moline, Il so that he and his wife can be close to their children. He has been participating in Independent Scholars Evening programs since 2005.

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m., Thursday, May 30th.. 2013
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, Illinois
309-762-9202 or 762-8547
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996.
Please visit http://www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

Art! Music! Grilling! Astroturf! on the Figge plaza PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:06

Davenport, Iowa (May 28, 2013) – Beginning at noon on Thursday, May 30 the plaza in front of the Figge Art Museum will be transformed into a green space, Astroturf and all,  for Project Greenspace: Street Art on the Plaza. This is a family-friendly free event for the public.

Aerosol artists Kevin Lonergan II and Gary White, who both have ties to the Quad Cities, will demonstrate their art form by creating a large mural using spray paint. Spectators will get to witness their creation while also having the chance to try their hand at “controlling the can” as the artists provide helpful tips.

“I jumped at the chance to showcase my talent at the Figge, I can’t wait to show people how to get down with a rattle can,” said Lonergan.

At 5 pm the party on the plaza begins. There will be live music by the band Fire Sale, food for purchase from the Figge grill as well as sides, cold beer, water, soda and wine. The evening will end with a projection of artwork projected ON the Figge by WIU art professor Bruce Walters.

The final version of the mural will be on display at the Figge beginning June 4th.

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.


Simon: Reserve your place for Moline listening post PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Beach   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:03

Defense and Local Community listening post to hear from northwestern Illinois residents

SPRINGFIELD – May 27, 2013. The deadline to register for the Rock Island Arsenal Defense and Local Community Listening Post is just two days away, Lt Governor Sheila Simon announced today. All local residents, especially military families, civilian Department of Defense employees, veterans, employers and educators, are invited to register by the end of the day Wednesday to attend the listening post on Friday.

“This is an opportunity for all community members, businesses and Rock Island Arsenal families to speak out about economic challenges and opportunities within this unique region,” said Simon. “I look forward to engaging with these residents so we can better coordinate federal, state and local action to strengthen these communities.”

Simon will be joined by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos at the listening post where participants will take a brief survey and then discuss issues pertaining to business climate, education, workforce training and quality of life. Simon will present feedback from the listening posts to the Interagency Military Base Support and Economic Development Committee (IMBSEDC), which she chairs. The IMBSEDC coordinates the state’s activities and communications relating to current and former military bases in Illinois, and provides advice and recommendations for base retention, realignment and reuse.

Simon is holding the Defense and Local Community Listening Post in partnership with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. Simon and the Institute held similar listening posts last year in rural communities to survey residents about quality of life issues. Feedback from the meetings helped shape the Vision for Rural Illinois, a strategic plan that helped guide Simon’s work in expanding access to local food and strengthening emergency medical services in rural Illinois.

Simon held the first Defense and Local Community Listening Post near Scott Air Force Base earlier in May and will visit North Chicago, near Naval Station Great Lakes, on June 5. For up-to-date information and to RSVP to attend the listening posts, click here.


DATE: Friday, May 31

TIME: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

LOCATION: Western Illinois University – Riverfront Campus, Rooms 103/104, 3300 River Drive, Moline

NOTE: RSVP here by Wednesday, May 29.



Quad Cities Comic Book Convention June 8 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alan Morton   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:56

The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on Saturday June 8, 2013 at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, IA. The Ramada Inn is located at 3020 Utica Rd (I-74 @ Kimberly Rd / Spruce Hills Dr, IA Exit 2).

It will be open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission for the public is free.

Dealers from three states specializing in comic books new and old, toys and related.

Or if you have old comics lying around that you no longer want bring them by dealers are buying.

For further information contact Alan at (309) 657-1599 or visit www.epguides.com/comics.

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