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Written by Niabi Zoo   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:37
OPEN DAILY 9:30-5:00

The weather will be perfect this week for a visit to the zoo. Hop aboard the train, take a spin on the carrousel and feed the animals while you're at the zoo. Be sure to catch our free Keeper Chats at 11:00 and 2:00 each day.

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Bring the kids to Niabi on Thursday night and explore the zoo while the sun sets. Advance RSVP required by July 26 for this members only FREE event. Not a member? Sign up today to take advantage of this great membership perk!



Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. Announces 2nd Annual Night at the Shelter – SleepOut PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Gibbs   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:20

The Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Night at the Shelter SleepOut will be held October 4-5, 2013 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. The Night at the Shelter SleepOut is designed to bring awareness about homelessness in the Quad City community and raise funds to help provide beds and support for homeless persons served at the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.

Gather your family and friends and join us for an enlightening, fun-filled night to help fight homelessness in the QC area. Participate in the “Build Your Own Shelter” contest and stay the night in what you build. Activities throughout the evening will include: live music, performance by Comedy Sportz, games, food, poverty simulation, and an outdoor movie on the Modern Woodmen Park Jumbo screen. General admission to this event is $10 per person, although we hope you will help us raise additional funds by asking everyone you know to sponsor your efforts to help the homeless. No amount is too small and a $10 donation will support a bed for one night. Your participation in this event will help ensure the continuation of shelter services to homeless men and women in the QC area well into the future. Visit www.humilityofmaryshelter.com for more information and to print off your registration and donor materials.

New this year, your donation could be matched! The Congregation of the Humility of Mary has established a goal of raising $250,000 from April 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014. As a challenge and inspiration, the Congregation of the Humility of Mary sisters will match dollar for dollar the first $100,000 raised. This is to encourage new and/or increased donations from the Quad City community to support and ensure the continued operation of the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supporting housing programs that offer opportunities for men and women experiencing homelessness to become emotionally, mentally, and physically more stable.

The shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has proudly served the Quad City community since 2008.

National Executive Director of Social Security Works to Speak Locally PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Caryn Unsicker   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:03
Alex Larson, Executive Director of Social Security Works in Washington D.C., will give a talk hosted by Progressive Action for the Common Good on Thursday, July 25th, from 6 to 7pm at Cobblestone Place, 1212 W. 3rd Street,  in Davenport.  Please see the attached press release for details.  Caryn Unsicker, Board President of PACG, can be reached at 309- 912-6632 if you have questions regarding this event.

July 25th. 2013 " The Life and Times of Jonathan Edward Caldwell, inventor of the Round-Wing Plane" by Michael Grady. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 22 July 2013 08:58
July 25th. 2013
"The Life and Times of Jonathan Edward Caldwell, Inventor of the Round-Wing Plane"
Jonathan Edward Caldwell (born March 24, 1883, date of death unknown) was a self-taught aeronautical engineer who designed a series of bizarre aircraft and started public companies in order to finance their construction. None of these was ever successful, and after his last known attempt in the later 1930s he disappeared.
Independent Scholar Michael Grady will explore theories on why Caldwell suddenly disappeared never to be heard from again, how his round wing planes may have further evolved, and the incredibly shocking, painstakingly researched disclosures of Caldwell's Independent Scholar biographer.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday July 25th.. 2013  Independent Scholars' Evenings:
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.
7.00 p.m
309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
Independant  Scholars Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural &Healing Traditions, LTD. a501(c)3 since 1996, a non-profit organization under US Federal and State laws.

Library Lines: Final Week of Summer Reading (but events go on!) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rock Island Library   
Monday, 22 July 2013 08:13
Fun with Children's Books - July 22-Aug. 2
robot with have book will travel masthead Join us at 10:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 22 to Aug 2, for Monarch Club and Reader Riot at the 30/31 Branch Library! You'll find fun activities and books your children will absolutely love to read. Monarch Club is for grades K-2, and focuses on award-winning picture books. Reader Riot is for grades 1-3, and includes fun beginning reader books. Both are free, and offered at the same time.

Build your child's love of reading with your library!


Learn how to use your tablet!
icon for Android system tablets - green robot If you have a new Android Tablet, and want to learn more about how to use it, join us on Monday, July 22 for Using Your Tablet, 6:30 pm. at the Main Library. You'll gain great tips for new things you can do with it. This session is for users of Android tablets only. Bring your device - it's a hands-on class!
Teen Gaming Night and Teen Craft Night

Teen Gaming Night - 6:00 pm, Tuesday, July 23, Main Library. Snacks and free play with Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, board games. Ages 12 to 18.


Teen Craft Night, Try all sorts of different crafting projects with the materials we have on hand. 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Thursday, July 25, Main Library.


And there's more!


Teen Feature Movie: Tuesday, July 30, 1:00 to 3:30 pm, Main Library. Free movie and popcorn.


Teen Reading Wrap up Party:  6:00 to 7:30 pm,Tuesday, August 6, Main Library. Hear who won Beneath the Surface Summer Reading prizes, enjoy games and snacks, and celebrate one more time!

Teen events are for ages 12 to 18. Bring your bingo card summer reading form and complete a square for attending these programs!

Last Free Family Performance: Thursday, July 25
photo of Babaloo Music and Fun Join us on Thursday, July 25 for the action-packed, high-energy musical antics of Babaloo Music and Fun. Two free shows:
10:00 am, Main Library, 401 19th Street
1:30 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

Best described as a one-man musical comedy act for children of all ages, Babaloo has been wowing children with a raucous, zany brand of entertainment for nearly 20 years.  The interactive shows get kids smiling, laughing and up their feet, featuring singing, stomping, dancing, bucket-beating and bubble-busting fun. And with award-winning songs like "My Toothbrush Fell in the Toilet" and "The Wee Wee Dance," what kid could resist? 
Cool off with Friday Children's Movie
Join us for a great children's movie and popcorn at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 26 in the Main Library Community Room. This fun Disney movie about a grumpy old man, a huge bunch of balloons and his flying house, offers fun for the whole family. Our favorite line? "Squirrel!"
Return your summer reading logs & contest entries
Compass Rose illustration with globe in middle The clock is ticking on our summer reading journey - make sure you return your children's Have Book Will Travel reading logs, and your adult summer reading entries by Friday, July 26! Kids who get at least half-way through the form earn extra tickets to win fun prize baskets. Adult prizes include a Kindle and Kindle Fire HD, and gift cards. Teens get a little longer to earn rewards - until Aug. 2.

Remember, you can't win if you don't bring back your forms, so get reading!
Check out a pass for free summer fun

You can now check out a free family pass for:


The Figge Art Museum - Pass admits four


Niabi Zoo  - Admits two adults /up to 4 children,


The Quad City Botanical Center - Admits 4

Sorry, passes can't be reserved for a specific day. Each pass checks out for seven days, and must be picked up and returned in person at the issuing library branch.

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