[Rock Island, IL:] Events for adults next week at Rock Island Public Library locations focus on local and national history, holiday cooking, and reformations in science. All of the following events are free and open to the public. For details, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

[Rock Island, IL:] Hours for the Rock Island Library drop-in tech labs will change to mornings in November.

Rock Island Library offers free, one-on-one drop-in technology help from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on three Fridays per month. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, November labs will be offered:

 ·         Friday, Nov. 3 at the Rock Island Downtown Library Reference Desk, 401 19th Street;

[Rock Island, IL:] The Cookie Monster's official birthday is November 2, and the Rock Island Library is celebrating with a big birthday party.

<Rock Island, IL> The Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College Thomas Tredway Library marked National Library Card Sign Up Month by announcing the signing of a formal reciprocal borrowing agreement that opens their library collections to each other's cardholders.

Rock Island, IL: Families are invited to take a close-up view of the night sky on September 30 with a free viewing session from the Popular Astronomy Club at the Rock Island 30/31 Library.

The Quad Cities Popular Astronomy Club will set up high-powered telescopes and their Mobile Observatory on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the 30/31 Library parking lot, 3059 30th Street.

Rock Island, IL: The importance of the freedom to read widely will be on stage Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Rock Island Public Library during a Banned Books Week Reading.

“When I was your age, television was called books.” William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Rock Island, IL: It almost seems inconceivable - the film based on the William Goldman's beloved classic tale of true love and piracy, The Princess Bride, is 30 years old.


Mobile Hotspots, Cultural Passes Available with Your Library Card

<Rock Island, Sept. 8, 2017>When was the last time you walked into your local library? In recent years, libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement to accommodate the growing needs of their local communities.

Rock Island, IL: The Rock Island Public Library's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of United States entry into World War I continues by exploring a telegram that changed history.

Rock Island, IL: The non-profit Foundation for Financial Education, Midwest Chapter, will present "Retirement Planning in an Ever Changing Economy" at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street.