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Rock Island Library Lines Week 5 Summer 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Friday, 29 June 2012 10:25
Rock Island Public Libraries - Main, 30/31 and Southwest
Program Cancellation
It's too hot to be outside, so the June 29 tie-dye event for teens at the 30/31 Branch has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled sometime in the fall, when temps turn cooler!
Hungry for More Details?
Ant biting into book illustrationPick up the summer program brochure at any Rock Island Library, or visit the library website. Reading logs and entry forms are available at the Rock Island Main Library, 30/31 Branch and Southwest Branch. You have until July 27 to turn in your reading logs and entry forms!
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Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Just a reminder that Rock Island Libraries close early, at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 3. Libraries are closed for the Independence Day holiday on July 4, so no Southwest Branch storytime this week.
Reading is So Delicious for Kids

Events this week include:


Making slime with Mad ScienceMAD Science - two performances with hands-on science fun for kids by Mad Science of Peoria!

  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Monday, July 2 at the MAIN Library
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Monday, July 2 at the SOUTHWEST Library.

Storytime, 30/31 Branch10:30 am, Tuesday, July 3

Storytime, Main: 10:30 am, Friday, July 6


Math Munch Club with Elizabeth: 2 more weeks of tasty math projects, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 3 Main Library Community Room.


Gobble Up Those Books! 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.


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 points (and have fun)  attending 2 tasty events:


Willy Wonka movie poster Teen Movie & Food: Watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original, classic version!), and make a craft you can eat. Now that's sweet. 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Thursday, July 5, Main Library.


International Food Tasting, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Try some tastes from around the world.


Teens ages 12 to 18 turn in a reading card when they complete at least six hours of reading, or a program card for attending an event.

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. 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

Movie poster, How I Ended This SummerEvents this week include:


Independent Movie Showing, How I Ended This Summer, Thursday, July 5, 5:30 p.m, Main Library Community Room, 2nd floor.

(Please note time change - this movie is a little longer than usual.)


And don't forget to stop by the Friends of the Rock Island Public Library booksale, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday, July 5 at the 30/31 Branch Library, 3059 30th Street. Book sale proceeds help fund great programs at your library - including summer reading!


Are you reading? Sample our Reading Club for ages 18 and older! Just drop off an entry form for every book, eBook or audiobook you finish during the contest period.

Entry forms and boxes at all Rock Island locations. Top prize is a new Sony® eReader. Entries due by July 27.
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OneClickdigital subscription made possible by funding from the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District.

Week 5 of Summer Reading

Wonder book illustrationSummer 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.)

Rock Island, Illinois > 309.732.7323 (READ) > Rock Solid, Rock Island.

Green Show Performance of As You Like It at Iowa City Farmers Market, Saturday, June 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:33

Iowa City, Iowa – Riverside Theatre in the Park will present a free Green Show of As You Like It on Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at the Iowa City Farmers Market in Chauncey Swan Park.

At Riverside Theatre in the Park, the Green Shows are performed one hour before curtain. These 20-minute story theatre versions of the evening’s play allow the audience to brush up on the plot in advance of the evening performance.

The nightly Green Show—and this preview performance—showcases the work of the Riverside Theatre in the Park Apprentice Company.

Green Shows are filled with humor and are family friendly.

Riverside Theatre in the Park runs now through July 8, featuring The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by Kristin Horton and As You Like It by William Shakespeare, directed by Theodore Swetz.

For more information about Riverside Theatre in the Park, please call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672 or visit


Scott Co. Board of Supervisors Tentative Agenda July 2-6, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Berge   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:26

Muscatine Man Sentenced on Federal Escape Charge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Val Quast   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:27
DAVENPORT, IA - On June 27, 2012, Quinten Eugene Truitt, age 29, of Muscatine, Iowa, was sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment for one count of escape from federal custody, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge Robert W. Pratt also ordered Truitt to serve a term of supervised release of 3 years following his incarceration and pay an assessment of $100 to Crime Victims Fund.

From April 20, 2011, through April 26, 2011, Truitt was on escape status from federal custody at the Davenport Work Release Center, Davenport, Iowa. On June 13, 2007, Truitt was sentenced in the Southern District of Iowa to 46 months imprisonment on Counts 1, 2 and 3 of an Indictment which charged violations of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 871 and 879, that is, Threats Against the President (Count 1) and Threats
Against Family Members of the President (Counts 2 and 3).

On February 3, 2011, the Bureau of Prisons transferred Truitt to the Davenport, Iowa, Work Release/Residential Re-Entry Center (RRC) to serve the remainder of his sentence. His projected release date was May 23, 2011.

On April 20, 2011, Truitt checked out of RRC to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, approximately 8 blocks from RRC. Truit was scheduled to return at 8:30 P.M., but at 8:35 P.M. Truitt’s GPS ankle bracelet signaled that it had been tampered with. The last signal received was in the area of Dubuque Street and Highway 1 in Iowa City, Iowa, which was well outside the geographic limits of Truitt’s approved leave.

On April 25, 2011, the Muscatine, Iowa, Police Department learned that Truitt and another person were staying at a residence in Muscatine, Iowa. Upon entry into the residence, Muscatine Police immediately located and apprehended Truitt just after midnight on April 26, This investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service, the Muscatine, Iowa, Police Department, and the Iowa City, Iowa, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.




Who Else Annual Pig Roast & the Kris Lager Band! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laurie Fraser   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:24
Award Winning Kris Lager Band to play to the Who Else Annual Pig Roast in Nelson, Illinois at 11:00pm
The Kris Lager Band tends to do their own thing without a lot of fanfare.. such as opening for heavy hitters the Los Lonely Boys, or keeping their new CD, which is being produced by Grammy nominee Tab Benoit, a quiet project. They march to the beat of their own drum, and that drum is steady and strong, allowing the foursome to produce music that gets fans up and moving and keeps them up for the entire set.

A touring jam band, KLB has opened for crowds of 30,000 plus, playing with Los Lonely Boys,  Sharon Jones, Blues Traveler, Indigenous, and frequenting venues such as the Hard Rock Café, BB Kings and South by Southwest, as well as headlining their own shows.   The Kris Lager Band is currently in the studio working on a new release, but are still including favorites from past collections including Roots Revival, Transient, and The Mighty Quinn.

As a preview for their fans, they are offering up a new untitled CD showcasing their new music being currently recorded in the studio.
The Kris Lager Band is a Nebraska born group of musicians who have dedicated their lives to learning, living, and loving all aspects of the American music tradition. Self proclaimed "Roots Revivalists", KLB brings an eclectic, original, high energy show to each and every stage they happen to land on. The Kris Lager Band plays a wide range of music from blues and rock, funk and soul, reggae, hip hop, to even gospel and zydeco and they always have a Good Time.  Playing nearly 200 shows a year for the past 5 years has brought tightness and diversity to every set they play and audiences across the country will agree that Kris Lager Band is on the right path. The band consists of John Fairchild on the drums, Brandon Miller on the bass, Jeremiah Weir on the piano, organ, and squeeze-box, and Kris Lager on lead vocals and guitars. With their "Celebrate Life" mantra and good time’s vibe, every show runs the gamut of human emotions. Joy and sorrow, love and lament are all wrapped up in one musical experience where the only constant is pure Soul. If you are wondering why you haven't heard the name yet, it's all in good time.
The Kris Lager Band toured as the opener for the Native American Blues Rock band Indigenous.  Front man Mato Nanji liked their sound so much that he hired the 4 musicians to be in his band for nearly 3 years.  After touring the country with Indigenous and playing on his latest release "Broken Lands" the Kris Lager Band is currently back on their own musical path and more enthusiastic than ever to take it to the people.  Their time with Mato has definitely provided a great deal of experience but they were ready to get out there and do their own thing....and their thing is a ton of fun.
Here is your chance to see a unique, energetic, mid-western band on their way up. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see The Kris Lager Band!
For more information please contact:  Brandon Miller at 402-210-4747


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