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Written by R. I. Public Library   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:41
New Info - Community Partnerships at Your Library
Get Enrolled for Health Insurance! Walk-in one-on-one help sessions are available on the 2nd floor of the Rock Island Main Library from the Rock Island County Health Department on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and again on Tues., Dec. 10. Every Thursday, you can get help from Genesis Health System, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, also at the Rock Island Main Library. 

Do you know someone who speaks Spanish? Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities will be at the Rock Island Main Library from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, Dec. 14 to offer Spanish-language information on getting a Temporary Visitors Driver's License (TVLD) and on applying for health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

World AIDS Day Awareness Program. The library is partnering with the Project of the Quad Cities to host an HIV/AIDS Awareness Education & Testing program on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10:00 am to noon in the library Community Room. The test is a quick cheek swab. www.tpqc.org or 309-762-5433.
Movies & More on Thursday
Independent Movie Night for Adults - Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library. Movie is "Teddy Bear," the story a shy bodybuilder who longs to find true love. Movie is not rated. Danish, Thai, English, with English subtitles. 

30/31 Big Book Sale - Monthly sale from the Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, first Thursday of each month. Thursday, Dec. 5, 9:00 am to 8 pm, Rock Island 30/31 Branch Library.
Take an Art Break!
Artist Bryan Cotton's one-man show, runs December 3 through January 3 at the Rock Island Main Library. The 28-year-old Rock Islander specializes in ink and pen creations in architectural abstract illustrations, cityscapes, murals, cartoons, and still life perspectives. He primarily works in ink, but also creates in watercolors, marker, colored pencil and pastels. Stop by to see his work on the 2nd floor anytime during regular library hours.

 

NEW: Online Magazines Now Available!

 

Rock Island Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand.

 

Through the library website, Rock Island Public Library cardholders will have free, unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices. New magazines just added in the past week include  Scholastic Parent and Child, Vibe, Harper's Bazaar, Cloth, Paper, Scissor, Digital Photo, Saveur & Popular Photography. Check them out online!Patrons can browse from the library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, no waiting lists, and no limit to the number of magazine downloads. Remember to look for the free reader apps at the bottom of the Zinio page!

 

This service was made possible to patrons of the Rock Island Public Library by funding from the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District.

Begin Here to Learn Something New!

Getting Started with Microsoft Word, Monday, December 9th, 3:30 to 4:30pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Want to learn more about Microsoft Word?  Learn how to create letters, papers, and work on your resume. Registration is required - space is limited.  Call the Rock Island Library's Reference desk, 309-732-7341, to register. Keyboarding and mouse skills required.

 

Library How-To: Download Books, Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Learn how to use the Library's eBook and eAudiobook service OverDrive, to download books to your personal devices and computer. Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.

 

Library How-To: Download Music, Tuesday, December 17th. 2:00 -3:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.  Learn how to use the Library's music service, Freegal, to download music to your computer and personal devices. Must have a Rock Island, Bettendorf, Davenport, or Sherrard District Library card to use Freegal.  Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.

 

Library How-To: Download Books, Friday, December 27th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Did you get a new eReader or Tablet under the tree? Learn how to use the Library's eBook and eAudiobook service OverDrive, to download books to your personal devices and computer. Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.

 

Teen Fun in December

Teen Iron Chef contest: Monday, Dec. 16, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.  Teens ages 12 to 18 can take part in a monthly Iron Chef competition. Choose your ingredients and test your culinary skills against other teens for the next Iron Chef crown. Ages 12-18.

 

Dr. Who Party, Thurs, Dec. 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Come to the Main Library to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! Play trivia, win prizes, and enjoy snacks fit for a Time Lord! Ages  12 to 18.

Holiday Hours
Rock Island Libraries will close early at 5:30 pm on Monday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 30. 

Rock Island Libraries are closed on Dec. 24 & 25 for the Christmas holiday, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year's Holiday. 

We wish you and your families a very happy holiday season!
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