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.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2023) — Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) presents the Immigration and Refugee Summit, “Navigating Complex Policies Within a Broken System,” on Saturday, February 25, 10AM-12PM, at Eastern Iowa Community College in Davenport, Iowa. One Human Family-QCA and Quad Cities Interfaith are co-sponsors of this event.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 13, 2023) — The Midwest Writing Center is taking registrations for its 15th annual Iron Pen Contest. MWC will supply a prompt to all contestants at 5PM, Friday, February 24, and contestants have 24 hours (entries are due Saturday, February 25, 5PM) to write and submit their best fiction, non-fiction, and/or poetry pieces. Writers are welcome to enter into as many categories as they like with a paid registration for each entry.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 13, 2023) — America’s Got Talent Finalist Mike Super returns to the Vibrant Arena for one night only, Friday, May 19, 7PM, with an all-new show. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 17, 10AM.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 7, 2023) — Come learn about Quad City civil-rights activists. Inspired by their participation in the historic 1963 March on Washington Quad City activists share their stories through a screening of the new documentary film I Am the Future: Standing on the Shoulders of the Past. Attendees can expect an in-person discussion is to follow the film. This event is presented by Glenda Guster and Progressive Action for the Common Good.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 6, 2023) — Come celebrate Galentine's Day with us at The Library! On Monday, February 13, 6:30PM, at Fairmount, leave your kids, significant others, and other family members at home to honor what's important in life: Your best gal pals! This program is all about ladies celebrating ladies!

This program is recommended for adults.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 30, 2023) — Celebrate #ColorOurCollections Week by picking up a take-home coloring kit from The Library and consider joining us in person for an evening of coloring. We have designed a coloring kit for you to enjoy and learn more about our area's local history and collections. Twenty kits will be available for pick up at Main, Eastern, and Fairmount. Kits are available to pick up Monday, February 6, through Friday, February 10, while supplies last.