Due to the downtown cart races, the Main Library, 401 19th Street, will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1.
30/31 and Southwest Branches are open.
All locations are closed Monday for Labor Day. (You can always visit us online.)
Rock Island Libraries return to regular hours Tuesday, Sept. 4. Effective Saturday, Sept. 7, locations are open until 5:00 pm on Saturdays.
East West Riverfest Starts Next Week!
Mark your calendars for our library East West Riverfest events, including a preview event at our Main Library, "Songs and Stories of the River," on Wednesday, Sept. 5 @ 6:00 pm, with Chris Dunn and Roald Tweet. The event is a great time to pick up your East West Riverfest program of events!
During the actual East West Riverfest, Sept. 7-16, the Rock Island Library will feature two events:
RiverArts Show, Sept. 7 - 27, Rock Island Main Library, 2nd floor art gallery, 401 19th Street. Art exhibit of works celebrating rivers and waters. On display during library hours. Featuring photographs by Heidi Brandt, Dee Oberle, Twin Rivers Photography, Thomas Broadfoot, and Wally Grant, textile works by Jean Johnson, mixed media works by Amber Williams and Dee Schricker, and paintings by Charles White, Bill Marsoun, and Denise Fuhsinn.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Renewals and Reinventions: River Towns on the Mississippi River. Explore how river towns are renewing or reinventing their relationships with their rivers, with Professor Norm Moline, Edward Hamming Professor of Geography at Augustana College. Main Library. Made possible in part by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.
East West Riverfest is a collection of more than 300 events occurring Sept. 7-16. Pick up your free East West Riverfest guide at local libraries, or visit www.eastwestriverfest.com
Listen up if you're an audiobook lover!
If you love audiobooks, and want more downloadable choices, then you need to check out a new service just added at the Rock Island Library. OneClickdigital offers more than 3,500 downloadable eAudio books from Recorded Books. You can learn how to use this new service at a free demo at 6:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Rock Island Main Library.
More Programs for Adults
Independent Movie: "A Bad Day to Go Fishing," 6:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 6, Main LIbrary. This movie is not rated.
OverDrive eBook/eAudio Downloading Demo, 10:30 am, Thursday, Sept. 6, and 6:00 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 26, Southwest Branch.
Friends of the Library Big Book Sale, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 6, 30/31 Branch.
Alpha Book Club meets at 3:00 pm Monday, Sept. 10 at Main to discuss "Taming of the Shrew."
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
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