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French Market Days in LeClaire PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Friday, 02 May 2014 14:07
From 2-8 p.m. enjoy events at LeClaire businesses on Friday, May 2nd.  5:30-8pm: First Friday including Mississippi River Distilling Co.'s tour, food and drink sampling and live music in the courtyard at Wide River Winery, and much more! Then on Saturday, May 3rd there are Mother's Day Shopping Specials and 10am-4pm: French Flea Market on the Levee. Parking spaces full of treasures will be sold on the spot from the participants just like they do in Europe. Go to www.visitleclaire.com for a full schedule of events.

Gallery Hop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Friday, 02 May 2014 13:59
Start your month off right at the free Gallery Hop! on Friday, May 2nd from 6-10 p.m. in The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District in Rock Island, Illinois.  Visit the more than 25 downtown art galleries, shops, venues, and restaurants with artists demonstrating on-site.  With great food and beverages to keep you motivated, where else can you party while you shop local? www.ridistrict.com

Paws to Read at Rock Island Library this Summer! Entries for Pet Parade, Summer Education Program Enrollment Open Now PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:29

Rock Island, IL: With more than 86 events on the summer schedule, reading "goes to the dogs and cats" at Rock Island Public Libraries with Paws to Read Summer Reading contests, education and fun for all ages from June 2 to August 2.

To kick off summer in a big way, the Rock Island Library will host the Paws to Read Summer Reading Carnival from noon to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 7. Activities include summer reading registration and prizes, hourly prize drawings, a children's bounce house, games, mascot visits, free face painting, magic, chalk art, and special presentations, including a K-9 police demo, and a costumed pet parade.

Entries are being accepted now for the Paws to Read pet parade. The costumed pet parade is open to any pet with paws that can walk on a leash or be carried in a secure carrier. Entry forms are available at Rock Island Public Libraries, or via the library website at the Summer@ Your Library menu. Pets and their owners earn prizes for best reading theme, best pet-owner match and most original entry. Entries should be returned to Rock Island Libraries by May 31.

Parents of school-age children can also enroll their children now in free six-week long summer education programs that start the week of June 9 at the Main Library:

·         Paws for Drama, for grades 4 to 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays;

·         Paws for Art, for grades 3 to 7, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, and

·         Paws for Math, grades 2 and up, from 3:15 to 5:15 pm on Tuesdays.

Registration is required. To sign up, call the Children's Room at 309-732-7360. Paws for Art and Paws for Drama are sponsored by the Geifman Memorial of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation.

Registration and entry forms for the library's summer reading contests for children, adults and teens will be available starting June 2. The first 500 people who register will receive a prize. Beyond free summer fun, Rock Island Library events help prevent summer learning loss. Free educational activities for children and families range from weekly storytimes and reading with therapy dogs to special music performances, "Mad Science" and "Reptile Experience" events. According to national research, students without access to summer learning score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer, and may lose up to two months of grade level math computation skills. Summer reading also helps students maintain vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Summer events also include a June 4  "The Fault in Our Stars" celebration for teens and adults, Teen Robot Building, Mini-Golf and Survival Day events for ages 12 to 18, and lifelong learning events, including a June 27 late-night Star Gazing program for ages 12 and older, technology topics, and presentations on dog obedience, native mammals, and more.

For more information about Rock Island Summer Reading, visit any Rock Island Main, 30/31 or Southwest Branches, go to www.rockislandlibrary.org call 309-732-READ (7323.)

Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.


Short Shakespeare, D-Day Bravery, Pet Parade, Summer Programs! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:43

A performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 45 minutes? Join us at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 27 at the Rock Island Main Library for a fast-paced tale of mistaken identities, fairies and puppets, with The Waldorf Theatre Company, a professional touring company sponsored by The Waldorf College Theatre Department in Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf College prides itself on "original practices" from Shakespeare's time. Join us for a free program! Where? Main Library Community Room, 401 19th St. FREE

Celebrate D-Day Bravery: The Men of the Normandy Invasion, 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 31, Main Library Community Room. 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the June 6 D-Day invasion. To celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of the US troops, Robert Mueller of French Battlefields will present the story of the American forces' seaborne and airborne invasion of Normandy, France. His program details the critical roles of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and of the 1st, 4th, and 29th Infantry Divisions, describing events through the actions of individual soldiers. Mueller's presentation includes battlefield maps, historic and contemporary photographs, and ends with a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery, site of the day's bloodiest fighting.

Kick Off Summer With Family Fun, Pet Parade! Paws to Read Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival - All Ages! Saturday, June 7, Noon to 3:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library parking lot, 401 19th Street. Come to our carnival to register for summer reading and pick up your summer reading registration prize, while supplies last. The carnival includes events for the whole family -- adults, children and teens! The fun includes a bounce house, animal events, costumed pet parade, K-9 police dog demo, special games, mascot visits, face-painting, and magic!  The carnival schedule includes: Noon - registration, games & snacks, 1:00 pm - Costumed pet parade - enter now! 2:00 pm - K-9 police dog demo by the Rock Island Police Department.  Free hot dogs and pop will be available, and you can also purchase Kona Ice for dessert. Register your pet now for our costumed pet parade by May 31. If your pet has paws and can walk on a leash or be carried in a secure carrier, it qualifies! Prizes for best reading theme, best pet/person match, most original entry. To sign up your pet, download this entry form and return it to any Rock Island Library.

Children's Storytimes, Legos, Crafts!  Evening Storytime: 6:30 pm, May 5, 30/31 Branch Evening Storytime, 6:30 pm, May 13, Southwest Branch Wind down your day with a story for your little ones! Morning Storytimes, 10:30 am at these locations: Tues., May 6, 30/31 Branch Wednesday, May 7, Southwest Branch Friday, May 2 & May 9, Main Library Fun story, song & activity for ages birth to five. Lego Block Club, 4:00 pm, these locations: Wed., May 7, Main Library May 14, 30/31 Branch May 21, Southwest Branch Develop creativity and building skills, ages K-6. Kid's Crafternoon - 4:00 pm, May 28, Main Library. Fun make & take spring crafts for ages K-6. To get a head start on more than 85 FREE events for summer, download our June & July calendars now!

May 1st. 2014 Independent Scholars' Evenings. "The End of Truth" reading from the chapter by F.A. Hayek PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 28 April 2014 09:45

May 1, 2014

Independent Scholars Evenings.
7:00 p.m.
Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline
" The End of Truth"
Readings from this chapter from ' The Road To Serfdom' : F.A. Hayek. Edited by Bruce Caldwell. 2007 University of Chicago Press edition.
Copies of the chapter will be available for co-learners to take home with them.
Independent Scholars' Evenings :
Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m.
We continue to meet on the 2nd. Floor of the Moline Commercial Club.
The event is free and open to all.
Light snacks and wine, and beverages are provided.
A cash bar is available.
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