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Monday, 16 July 2012 13:28
Reading is So Delicious for Kids

Tasty events this week include:


Storytimes, 10:30 am at 30/31 Branch:Tuesday, July 17; Southwest Branch, Wednesday, July 18; and Main Library: Friday, July 20. Stories and fun for ages birth to five.

Book Tasting/Book Talk: Ideas for delicious summer reading for kids. 3:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18, Southwest Branch.


Lego Club: Building fun for kids, right after the book talk. 4:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18, Southwest


Summer Drama Club performance. 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18,  Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.  Kids will perform short skits and demonstrate some of the theater exercises learned in summer drama.


Rick Eugene with audience helper at Main Library performance, July 2012Magic with Rick Eugene - Magic show for families, 10:00 am, Thursday, July 19, Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.


And one more big event coming up that may drive you batty . . . The Incredible Bats Show on July 25. Details here.


Gobble Up Those Books! The Reading is So Delicious summer reading menu includes incentives for reaching age-appropriate reading goals at three levels, and an extra chance to win special prize baskets. Logs are due back July 27, so keep reading!


All programs are free. No library card required. Questions, call the Children's Room at 309-732-7360,

Teens: Feed your Mind - READ!

This week, teens can earn Summer Reading points and have fun attending 2 tasty events:


Teen Vittles Cooking Demo: Learn how the pioneers cowboys cooking over open firecooked, with an outdoors cooking demo just for teens, ages 12 to 18. 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Monday, July 16, Rock Island Main Library.


Food Jeopardy Trivia Game. Compete as a solo player or part of a team. Your food trivia knowledge will earn you prizes! Noon to 1:30 pm, July 18, Southwest Branch. Ages 12 to 18.


IRead Chef slicing book illustrationAfter this week, you have 3 more chances to earn points and prizes for attending teen events! Pizza Tasting (July 24), Teen Movie/Food Event (July 26), Teen Iron Chef (July 30.) Mark your calendars for the Teen summer wrap-up party, July 31!



Keep reading! Each teen summer reading card stands for 6 hours of reading, and you can turn in as many cards as you can finish. You earn a program card every time you attend a teen program. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. You can enter multiple times, and earn more chances to win books, DVDs, gift cards, or the grand prize, an Amazon Kindle® eReader!

Books are Brain Food for Adults

There are still some exciting programs left on the menu for adults. Join us for:

Eat Pray Love movie cover 5:30 pm, Tuesday, July 17, "Dinner and Movie" night. We'll provide the movie ( Eat Pray Love.) You bring dinner to watch it by! Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.


Superfoods Class, 6:00 pm, Thursday, July 19, Main Library. Learn about the superstars of the food world, and how they can make a difference in your daily diet. Free!


OverDrive eBooks Demo: Learn how to check out and dowload eBooks or eAudiobooks for your NOOK, Sony, iPad, Kindle, smartphone, etc. 1:30 pm, Friday, July 20, Main Library


And don't miss our final Recipe Club event, coming up true love illustration of book plus pie July 23 at 6:00 pm in the Main Library Community Room. Chef Rachel Doumia will demonstrate a dessert and offer chocolate cake samples. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite dessert recipe to share in the recipe swap portion of the event.


Are you reading to win? Entry forms and boxes at all Rock Island locations for the Adult summer reading club. Top prize is a new Sony® eReader. Entries due by July 27.

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Week 7 of Summer Reading

Summer Reading is heating up at all Rock Island Libraries. 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.)

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