Jazz Vocalist Nnenna Freelon
Saturday, April 11, 3 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of jazz music at the library. Six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of Jazz." She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, and the Count Basie Orchestra. This event is part of the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist series and is sponsored by Friends of the Moline Public Library.
Molly Brown: More Than Unsinkable
Monday April 13, 6:30 p.m.
You won't want to miss this dynamic one woman show featuring Barbara Kay as the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Margaret "Molly" Brown was not only a
survivor of the Titanic shipwreck disaster of 1912, but also a social reformer who fought for the rights of women, children, and workers. Registration is required for this event. Visit the 2nd floor Reference Desk or call 309-524-2470 to register. This program is made possible by an award from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly. Sponsored by Friends of the Moline Public Library.
A Trip to the Ballpark
Friday, April 17, Noon
The Quad City River Bandits baseball team will be the topic of a visual presentation by its general manager Andrew Chesser. Bring your lunch or just come, sit, and learn about a great local sports organization. This discussion is part of our Noonday Program series. No registration is required, open to all ages.
Saturday, April 18, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
An afternoon of astronomy fun for all ages. Program features Star Lab Indoor Planetarium Shows from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cosmic Kitchen Demos at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., speaker Alan Sheidler at 3 p.m. talking about "The Coolest Things in Astronomy", displays including moon rocks and other items on loan from NASA, solar observing (weather permitting), children's crafts, door prizes and refreshments. Presented and sponsored by the Popular Astronomy Club.
All Iowa Reads Author Robin Oliveira
Thursday, April 23, Noon
Meet 2015 All Iowa Reads author Robin Oliveira as she discusses her novel My Name is Mary Sutter on Thursday, April 23 at noon. Robin will share her inspiration to write this Civil War era novel, her research process, and the historical and fictional characters that bring her story to life. She will also share her discoveries from her eight years of research and writing, including slides and photos of rare Civil War hospital artifacts from the National Archives. To register for this event, visit the 2nd floor Reference Desk or call 309-524-2470.
Saturday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Save time while you protect your identity. You may bring up to two containers of personal papers for secure shredding by the ARC of the Quad Cities Area secure document destruction (NAID certified). Shredding will not take place at the library.