June 2018
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Reading Takes You Everywhere!

Let reading take you away this summer. Enjoy books, activities and special programming for all ages - all summer long. Win prizes!  

Visit the Library's WEBSITE for a complete calendar of events. Stop by often!

Summer Reading Club is made possible through the generosity of numerous corporate and private donors. Major sponsors include U.S. Bank, VanDerGinst Law, Becky & Wayne Gallops and the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation.  

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FREE Admission to the Figge

In celebration of the Maurice Sendak exhibit currently on display at the Figge, the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation have made arrangements
for all Moline library patrons to receive free access to the Figge for one week between June 10 - 16.
The comprehensive exhibit debuted in 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the universally revered book, 
"Where the Wild Things Are." 
Since then, it has toured select venues throughout the United States and will be at the Figge through August 12. 
This retrospective exhibition of original works includes items from sketches to illustrations, and showcases highlights from Sendak's career.  
Simply present your Moline Public library card during regular business hours for free admission.
Additional partnership opportunities are scheduled throughout the summer.  See the Library's Website Calendar for more details.

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PBS's Great American Read

The Library is supporting PBS's Great American Read initiative, highlighting 100 of America's most loved books.  Check out the list, HERE. Re-read an old favorite, or explore a new title. Reserve titles through our MOBILE APP.  

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Passes to Area Attractions

The Library offers passes to some of the area's most popular attractions. 
Passes can be checked out for the Niabi Zoo, the Quad City Botanical Center, the German American Heritage Center, the Figge Museum, and the Putnam Museum. They are available on a first come, first served basis for a one week checkout, one per household.  
For more information, visit or call the Circulation Desk at (309) 524-2440.

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Online Resource Focus:

LearningExpress-Library

LearningExpress  helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. This great resource includes more than 1,000 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks that will help with basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation and career advancement. Click here to access LearningExpress and a complete listing of available databases. 

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June Programs and Events
For Children (Teens & Adults Schedule below...)

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
CLOSED for Independence Day
 
 
Summer Reading Kickoff
Reading Takes You Everywhere
Saturday, June 2
Regular Library hours
Drop in and sign up for the summer reading club. Enjoy games and other activities for the whole family. Register to win prizes! Reading Takes You Everywhere is a summer reading program for all ages and runs through July 28.

Read for fun!  And let reading take you everywhere.

Generously sponsored by:
  



Dr. Wayne and Becky Gallops


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FREE admission to the Figge.
Exclusive to Moline Public Library Card Holders
June 10 - 16
Simply present your Moline Public Library card 
during regular business hours for free admission.

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World Monument Building Challenge
Entry Deadline: Saturday, June 30
Create a monument, either famous or your own design.  Details for the competition are available at the Children's Desk.

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Supercharged Story Time for Littles
Monday, June 11 at 9:30am
Birth to 3 years of age. Music, movement, stories and lots of fun.
 
Getting Excited About Science!
Sponsored by BankORION
Tuesday, June 12 at 10:00am
PreK-5th grade. Fast-paced science show with large props, music, humor, audience participation and FUN!
 
Themed Parks Program- I Spy at Ben Butterworth Park East Shelter
Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30am with the Parks Dept.
PreK-2nd grade. Stories followed by games in the park.
 
Let the Wild Rumpus Begin at Figge Art Museum
*Registration Required* Call (309) 524-2440 for details
Thursday, June 14 at 6:00pm
K-6th grade with an adult. A guided tour of the Maurice Sendak exhibition.
 
Where the Wild Things Are *Registration Required*
Call (309) 524-2440 for details
Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30pm
K-5th grades. A hands-on art workshop presented by the Figge featuring the book Where the Wild Things Are.
 
Mime, Masks and Magic with Fax Gilbert
Sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates
Thursday, June 21 at 10:30am
All ages. Interactive, fast-paced show of physical comedy skits, masked characters, and magical illusions.
 
Ben's Bubbles
Sponsored by Moline Rotary Club
Monday, June 25 at 11:00am and 1:00pm
All ages. Fantastic show incorporating science, art and a touch of magic!
 
Themed Parks-Patriotic at Riverside Park East Shelter
Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30am with the Parks Dept.
PreK-2nd grade. Stories and a visit from Moline Police & Fire Depts.

                                                                         
We are always open online at http://molinelibrary.com/ 

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June Programs and Events
For Adults and Teens

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
CLOSED for Independence Day

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Summer Reading Program
Reading Takes You Everywhere
June 2 - July 28
Register for the summer reading club.  Win prizes! Reading Takes You Everywhere is a summer reading program for all ages.

Read for fun!  And let reading take you everywhere.


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Front Porch Pickers Concert
Friday, June 1 at Noon
All ages.
June's installment of the popular Noon Day Series features an old time band playing mountain music with a banjo, fiddle harmonica, mandolin and bass.  All acoustic, all fun!
 
Deere Family Houseboats on the Mississippi
Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm
All ages.
Gretchen Small, Director of Programs for the Butterworth Center, will share details of the Deere family's houseboats that cruised the Mississippi in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
 
Afternoon Gaming for Teens
Thursdays, June 7 & 21 and July 5 & 19 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Ages 11-18
Drop in for a variety of video games, board games, and computer games.
 
City of Moline - Water Plant Tour
Monday, June 11 at 2 pm *Meet at the Water Plant - 30 18th Street*
Tour the Moline Water Treatment Plant.  Space is limited and registration required. Call (309) 524-2470 for details.
 
Let's Visit
Mondays, June 11 & 25 at 6:00 pm
Ages 11-18
Enjoy snacks, create a craft and learn about the history and culture of a different country each session. 
June 11: China and Japan
June 25: Africa
 
Take Me To The Movies: Film Scores Piano Concert
Presented by the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation
Thursday, June 14 at Noon
Enjoy a piano concert with Patrick Downing featuring popular movie scores. This program also serves as the Friends of the MPL Foundation's Annual Meeting.
 
Rob Irwin's Lost with Directions
Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm
All ages.
Local author Rob Erwin shares travel adventures to remote areas of Americans national parks.  Copies of his bestseller, Lost with Directions, will be available for purchase and personalization.
 
Riverside Cemetery Tour *Registration Required* Call (309) 524-2470 for details
Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 am
Be part of a guided tour of historical memorials with Moline Cemetery Sexton Todd Slater.  Space is limited.
 
Exclusive Docent Tour of the Figge Museum *Registration Required* Call (309) 524-2470 for details
Saturday, June 23 at 10:20 am.  Meet at the Figge
Moline Library patrons are invited to attend a free docent led tour of the Figge Museum. Space is limited.
 
Jewelry Making Class *Registration Required* Call (309) 524-2470 for details
Adults
Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm
Attendees have an option to make a pair of earrings or a necklace with jewelry artist and designer Lean Sprott.  Space is limited.
 
Quad City Arts Metro Arts Improv Comedy
Wednesday, June 27 at Noon and Tuesday, July 11 at Noon
Lunch hour program featuring improv comedy.
 
Book 'Em Mystery Book Club
Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 pm     The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 pm      Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
Book club for mystery lovers.  Monthly book selections available at the Information Desk.
             
We are always open online at http://molinelibrary.com/ 

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