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Trivia Night Fund-raiser in Milan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 07:52











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United Township high school students are building a home! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:39
Some United Township High School summer school students are getting the ultimate lesson this summer on how to build a house

(East Moline, IL)  The United Township Building Trades summer program is currently constructing a house at 1808 10th Ave Silvis.  The Lights ON for Learning 21st Century program is funding the project.  According to UT’s Assistant Principal, Anthony Ragona, six students worked on a volunteer basis Monday through Thursdays for the past two weeks learning construction and trade skills as they built a home.  Thursday, June 21st, is their last day on the site and they are available for media interviews at 11:30 am.

WHO:  UT Building Trades Summer Program
WHAT:  House Building
WHEN: Thursday, June 21st at 11:30 am
WHERE:  1808 10th Avenue  Silvis, IL

Rock Island Class of 92 Reunion Information PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michelle Sivels   
Monday, 18 June 2012 15:13

Reunion Information

Rock Island High School - Class of 1992 - 20 Year Reunion

July 13-15, 2012

Friday July 13, 2012—-Buffet dinner and Cash bar
Holiday Inn-Tuscany and Florence Rooms
226 17th Street Rock Island
6-11 p.m. (dinner starts at 7 p.m.)
$30 per person/$55 per couple

Saturday July 14, 2012—Mixer
Icons Martini Bar
124 18th Street Rock Island

Sunday July 15, 2012—Family Picnic
Camden Park, Milan, IL
Bring your own picnic lunch

Make checks payable to: RIHS Class of 1992
P.O. Box 4294
Rock Island IL 61204



June 21st. 2012: " The Rise and Fall of the Federal Theatre I.S.E by Narveen Aryaputri PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 18 June 2012 13:40
The Rise and Fall of the Federal Theatre.
The success of  the Historic Federal Theatre right after the economic collapse in the 1930, its enormous contribution with the employment it created for the actors and artists, the interest generated, the social reinforcement it provided through its thought provoking and 'sheer fun' performances during one of America's most difficult times; and the reasons, according to historic reports, of why it was closed down.
A pre-publication  essay will be read with a general discussion to follow:
Narveen Aryaputri, M.A., B.Ed.
Narveen completed her M.A. in English Literature with special emphasis on 19th.  C. American Literature from Meerut University, India in the 1970s. She taught at University level overseas until her immigration to USA. She continued her studies independently, developing into an essayist after her daughter Manisha was at University and later married Justin Snider. They have two children, Nicasio Cole and Zahra Analee.
In the '90s, Narveen completed the restoration of  the Arts and Craft/ Prairie School style building in Moline:  The Moline Commercial Club, 1530 Fifth Ave. as well as completed the restoration of the oldest building in our area and region: the Carpenter Gothic style home known as the Spencer house, in the Historic Broadway district of Rock Island,  which she converted to a Landmark designation. Since then The Spencer  House belongs to  Rock Island Police Sargent Dy Robinson.
Narveen continues to manage the business in the  Moline Commercial Club and its affiliate, The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions,  working with the directors of The Institute; continuing, since 1996, its evenings for the area Independent Scholars, who continue to meet on Thursdays to present their ongoing work to the public.
Narveen is a contributor to the manuscript "Life on The Mississippi - The New Millennium"  a series of essays maintained at The Institute as a history-in-the-making public written forum.
Please attend.  Free and open to the public.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery.
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30
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.

Rock Island Library Lines Week 3 Summer 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Monday, 18 June 2012 13:01
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 starts June 18.


Events this week include:


Storytime, 30/31 Branch: 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 19 Storytime, Southwest: 10:30 am., Wednesday, June 20 Storytime, Main: 10:30 am, Friday, June 22


Math Munch Club with Elizabeth: 4 more weeks of tasty math projects, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, Main Library Community Room.


Niabi Zoo program at Southwest: Meet and learn about some cool animals. 11:00 am to noon, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Map.


Book Tasting at Southwest, 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Children's Room. Get a taste of new books to add to your summer reading list.


Ratatouille movie coverLegos at Southwest: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Children 's Room


Friday Fest Movie, featuring Ratatouille. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Friday, June 22, Main Library Community 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 illustrationTeens 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.


This week, earn points for attending:


Teen Vittles Cooking Demo: Learn how the pioneers cooked! 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday, June 18, outside Main Library


Cupcake & Cookie Decorating Demo: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Wednesday, June 20, Southwest Branch Community Room, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Be a cupcake champ!



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

books are brain food illustrationAdults 18 and up can win with the Books Are Brain Food reading club.  To enter the reading contest, adults fill out an entry form for every book they read between June 4 and July 27.  Entry forms and boxes at all Rock Island locations. Top prize is a new Sony® eReader.


Events this week include:


Dinner and a Movie Night, Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring dinner from a local restaurant or home and enjoy the free classic movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes." Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.Fried Green Tomatoes movie cover (Pick up your eating passport at Rock Island Libraries while supplies last!)


OverDrive eBook demo: 5:30 pm, June 21, Main Library Community Room. Free demo on how to use OverDrive to download eBooks and audiobooks to a variety of devices.


Are you reading? You might as well enter! Just drop off an entry form for every book, eBook or audiobook you finish during the contest period. Entries due by July 27!

Week 3 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

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