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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Friday, 10 August 2012 07:12
Hug-A-Book Shares the Joy of Reading!

Cartoon of Max Reader Mouse Share the joy of books and reading with your child at Hug-A-Book, an annual early learning event for ages two to five, hosted by the Rock Island Public Library Children's Department:

 

Thursday, August 16, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.

 

This year's event features a special program with children's music educator Adrienne Biskie. Enhance your child's development through musical play and stories. Each child receives a FREE book and Hug-A-Book bag to keep, courtesy of the Merrill Harris Hug-A-Book Memorial Fund.

The event is free. Questions? Call 309-732-7360 or visit the library website.

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate - Movie Fest for Adults

Chocolat movie cover Delicious summer movies for adults continue, with an August 21 showing of Chocolat and chocolate sampling. Chocolate samples start at 5:00 pm, with the movie showing at 5:30 pm, in the Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street. The movie is rated PG-13.

 

In the movie based on the book by Joanne Harris, a woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

New Children's Events!

A new series of evening storytimes start up Monday, August 13, to meet the needs of parents and families who work. The storytimes for ages birth to five all feature a story and a learning activity. Dates, times and places are:

  • Monday, August 13, 6:30 pm, Main Library Children's Room, 401 19th Street;
  • Monday, August 20, 6:30 pm, 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street;
  • Monday, August 27, 6:30 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

Introduce your kid to science with new Saturday programs! Saturday Legos and a fun STEM-tivitiy are great ways to show that enginnering and science are fun. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.) Join us Saturday, Aug. 18 for Legos at 10:30 am, and a program on "bubble-ology" at 11:30 am. How do bubbles work? What's the science behind them? Join us in the Main Library Children's Room and find out!

 

Captain Underpants book cover Book Launch for "Captain Underpants." Fans of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants series need wait no longer for

Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers. To celebrate this new book release, join us Thursday, August 30, at 6:30 pm in the Main Library Children's Room, 401 19th Street. The event for grades K-5 features a chance to get your name on the hold list for the long-awaited title, play some games, make a craft and hear part of the story. One new book will be launched each month!

 

Of course, we're also continuing our weekly storytimes and Lego clubs. Check our calendar of events for times, dates and locations!

Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

Cats and Dogs movie poster August is traditionally referred to as the dog days of summer, but cats get their day, too, with our free family movie:

  • 3:00 pm, Friday, August 24, Cats & Dogs, 2001, A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of. Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.

The "Friday Fest" movie is offered during an early dismissal day for Rock Island/Milan schools. It's free.

Cut and Paste, Wedge and Throw Art Show
Cycle of Rings, Ben Jasper

Aug. 2-30, 2012, Main Library, 2nd Floor Art Gallery, 401 19th Street.

Our August art show features the works of  retired Augustana art department chair and collage artist, Ben Jasper, and two of his former students, potters Joel Knanishu and Kevin Pearson.  Named for the respective processes of the three artists, it's an artistic reunion of sorts. The show is available for viewing during regular library hours. More information at this link.

Want to know more about what's coming up at your library? Click News or Calendar on our website. You can also print a monthly events calendar. The links below will get you started.

 

Website calendar of events

Newsletters/MonthlyCalendar

 

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Map to Main

Map to 30/31

Map to Southwest

 
Quad City Chapter IAAP 2012 Annual Summer Event PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 August 2012 07:10
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Nick Teddy Foundation Announces Major Sponsors for Sept. 5k PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Larson   
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 11:21

EXELON GENERATION SPONSORS LOCAL 5K, GIVES THOUSANDS IN SUPPORT

PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation, in partnership with Nelson Chiropractic, is pleased to announce an additional sponsor of “Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5K.”

Platinum Sponsor Exelon Generation is one of the largest employers in the Quad Cities area. It has provided the Nick Teddy Foundation with a significant financial contribution to help make the foundation’s first 5k a success.

29-year old Port Byron native Nick Strub fought a courageous battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma for more than 5-years. Nick’s dad, Brian, is a retired employee of Exelon Generation.

“The Strubs are a long time part of the Exelon Generation family,” said Bill Stoermer, spokesperson from the Quad Cities Generating Station. “It’s very important for us to help the Strub family honor the legacy of their son in his hometown.”

“Exelon recognizes the importance of helping communities thrive, and the Nick Teddy Foundation’s mission fits Exelon’s outreach goals,” Stoermer added.

The “Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5k” will take place on Sept. 15, 2012, beginning at 9:00 AM, and offers a fun day for hundreds of participants and their families.

More information, including Exelon’s sponsorship of the “Nick Teddy Fight Against Ewing’s Sarcoma 5k,” can be found online at: http://www.NickTeddy.org,

Quad City Times on board, too

The Quad-City Times reports on top news stories and current events from Iowa, Illinois and the Quad-Cities. The Nick Teddy Foundation is pleased to have the Quad-City Times’ support as a Platinum Sponsor of the foundation’s first 5k.

on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NickTeddyOrg);

on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/NickTeddyOrg).

 

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Benefit for Janet Green PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathie Heaps   
Monday, 06 August 2012 14:52

Friends of Janet Green will hold a benefit for the 43-year-old wife and mother to help her as she fights bout against breast cancer.

The benefit will be from 2-8 p.m., Saturday, Sep. 22, at Bleyart”s Tap 2218 E 11th Street Davenport, Iowa. All proceeds will help offset the bills being incurred since Green’s cancer. She is married to Robert Green and mother of Courtney 16yrs old and Jacob 13 yrs old. Cost of the benefit is $5 per person and includes a walking taco dinner, dessert and a chance to win a 4 Cub’s Tickets. The event also will include live entertainment, raffles, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction/basket raffle and bake sale.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. They also are available in advance at these locations: The Hair Doctors, 2942 Harrison St. Davenport; Bleyart’s Tap, 2218 E. 11th Street Davenport.

Donations also may be made to Janet Green Benefit Fund, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union 2102 E Kimberly Road Davenport

For more information, call Kathie Heaps at 563-322-1844

 
Benefit for Mary Davis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathie Heaps   
Monday, 06 August 2012 14:51

Friends of Mary Davis will hold a benefit for the 47-year-old wife and mother to help her as she fights another bout against breast cancer.

The benefit will be from 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at Blackhawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Building 3, Moline.

All proceeds will help offset the bills being incurred since Davis' relapse of cancer. The Erie woman had been cancer-free since June 2004, when the disease returned April 2012. She is married to Bob Davis and mother of Emma 8yrs old. She has coached 21 years at Blackhawk College for women’s volleyball. She also has worked 21 yrs in Nov as a hairdresser and owner of The Hair Center in Erie Ill.

Cost of the benefit is $5 per person and includes a walking taco dinner, dessert and a chance to win a 40”flat screen TV. The event also will include live entertainment, raffles, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction/basket raffle and bake sale.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. They also are available in advance at these locations: The Hair Doctors, 2942 Harrison St., Davenport; The Hair Center, 908 Albany St., Erie, Ill.; or Blackhawk College Athletic Department, Bldg 3, Moline.

Donations also may be made to Mary Davis Benefit Fund, First Trust, Erie.

For more information, call Kathie Heaps at 563-322-1844.

 
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