ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 16, 2023) — SPECTRA Lives! The longest-running reading series in the Quad Cities, presented by the Midwest Writing Center, returns to Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, on Friday, March 31, to celebrate the release of Emily Kingery’s début poetry chapbook Invasives, recently released by Finishing Line Press.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 13, 2023) — What should you do now that the NFL season is over? Take up Rugby of course! Quad City Rugby will informally teach you about the game with video and educational materials. Rugby extends beyond the game, instilling great virtues within players including teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, respect, and enjoyment for all. Join us on Monday, March 20, 6PM, at Main for this exciting program.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 9, 2023) — Join us the third Wednesday of the month, March-May, from 5:30-7:30PM at Eastern for a Death Café. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. All are welcome to attend any/all sessions and can participate as much as they are comfortable.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 6, 2023) — Join us on Monday, March 13, 6PM, at Fairmount or virtually via Zoom to learn tips to soothe the travel hiccups of any family, especially those on the autism spectrum or with mood/attention disorders. This program is presented by Dawn M Barclay, an award-winning author who has spent a career working in different aspects of the travel industry.

Registration is required. This program is recommended for adults.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 3, 2023) — Join us at Eastern for a three-week series of programs beginning Saturday, March 11, 3PM. Our guide Daniel Christian will lead you on a journey to explore the works and world of Dante Alighieri — and learn more about yourself in the process. Each week we will focus on one of the three parts of the “Divine Comedy”: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Participants are welcome to join in for any portion of the series.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 2, 2023) — Shop 'til you drop at the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation Book Sale. Find books, DVDs, music, and much more over two days: Friday, March 24 (10AM-4PM), and Saturday, March 25 (9AM-12PM).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 2, 2023) — This public talk provides insight into the compelling life of Gregoria Fraser Goins, an Afro-Dominican woman on the margins of African-American history. Born to a West Indian apothecary and an African-American doctor in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, in 1883, Goins and her mother relocated to the United States following her father’s untimely death. Goins lived most of her life amongst well-to-do African-Americans in Washington DC.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 23, 2023) — WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is bringing back the “Ready to Learn Early Childhood” Conference. The event is offered in partnership with Star Net regions I and III, Western Illinois University, with support from the Grad Center — providing current and relevant information on a variety of topics related to early-childhood education, including Equity and Access, and is scheduled for Saturday, April 29.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 23, 2023) — General admission tickets cost $40 per person if purchased online before March 3, 2023, 1PM. Tickets at the door will be $50 per person. A special thank-you goes out to Dimitri and Kathy ('94) Papageorgiou for hosting this event, where they offer you a sampling of their favorite wines while you enjoy delicacies from several Quad Cities restaurants at this popular annual fundraising event. All proceeds from this casual tasting will benefit St.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2023) — Come learn about John Atanasoff, an assistant professor in mathematics and physics at Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa. Atanasoff traveled to Rock Island, Illinois, where he conceptualized the first digital computer in 1937. This event is brought to you in collaboration with Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College.