November 2017

November Programs and Events
Additional information may be found on the Moline Public Library website.

Tuesday, October 31 - Friday, November 17
Vietnam War Poster Exhibit
For more information, visit:  Posters
Wednesday, November 1 - December 15
Health Care Navigator Assistance
9:00 am - Noon
A Genesis Health Care navigator will be available to assist with health insurance information. 
Wednesday, November 1
After School Fun for Teens
Noon - 3:00 pm
Teen Corner
Grades 6 - 12
Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games in the Teen Corner of the Library. Drop in any time.
Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Grades K - 5
A new S.T.E.A.M. topic each week.  A great opportunity for child and adult to explore together.
Wednesdays, November 1, 15
Story Time for Littles
6:00 pm
Children's Program Room
Ages Birth - 36 months
Nurture your young one's love of books through music, movement, stories and art exploration while helping develop language, motor and social skills.
Thursday, November 2
Illinois Department of Employment Security Job Fair
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting rooms
IDES will partner to host a job fair hiring event. Job seeks will have an opportunity to speak with hiring representatives from several area employers. Expected businesses planning to attend include The Element Hotel - Moline, A.D. Huesing, Tyson Fresh Meats, UPS, and more.
For more information on IDES, visit: IDES  
Thursday, November 2
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grades 6 - 12
Meet with peers and make decisions for the Young Adult area in the Library.  Great for those who need to meet service hour requirements.
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 27
Story Time for Littles
9:30 am or 10:45 am
Children's Program Room
Birth - 36 Months
Stories, rhymes, songs and more that encourage development of early literacy skills.  Siblings welcome.
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 27
NaNoWriMo-Come Write In!
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Platinum Room
The Moline Public Library will be a host site for this year's NaNoWriMo contest to write a novel in a month. The library will provide a quiet space for you to write on Mondays from 2:00-7:00 p.m., with a final session on Thursday, November 30 to help you get to your goal.
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20
LEGO Robotics
6:00 pm
Children's Program Room
Students in grades 4-8 can learn the basic LEGO Robotics as part of the Project Next Generation grant. Create commands and modify them to have your robot compete in a sumo-bot contest. Attendance at all three sessions on November 6, 13, and 20 is recommended. Registration is required and space is limited. This program is developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, or to register, contact the Moline Public Library at 309-524-2470 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline.
Monday, November 6
Quad City Coin Club Presents: Coin Collecting Basics
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
Learn the basics of coin collecting from the experts.
Tuesday, November 7
Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition
2:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
You've seen the advertisements for Ancestry and you're curious.  Attend this session to learn about the free library edition of the genealogy system. 
Thursday, November 9
Creativity Lab
6:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Ages 5 and up
Make art your way!
Friday, November 10
Veterans Day Tribute
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
Local teen Liam Willcox, founder of the Flag Restoration Project, will share about his work to replace worn flags and discuss proper techniques for caring for the US Flag. Then, attendees will view an hour long segment of Ken Burns' Vietnam documentary series. The Library's Veterans Day Tribute is sponsored by RIA Federal Credit Union. For more information about the documentary, visit: WQPT.  For more information on Mr. Willcox's project, visit: Flags
Saturday, November 11
CLOSED for Veterans Day
Monday, November 13
Coffee with a Cop
9:00 am
Java Lab Grind and Dine Café
Enjoy a cup of Joe with Moline Police officers.
Tuesday, November 14
Anime Club for Teens
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
Grades 6 - 12
Watch, read, discuss, and hang out with fellow otaku. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. Drop in any time.
Wednesday, November 15
After School Fun for Teens
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Teen Corner
Grades 6 - 12
Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games in the Teen Corner of the Library. Drop in any time.
Wednesday, November 15
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist "The Collins Trio" in Concert
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
Allow yourself to be entertained as this talented group showcases a variety of bluegrass, folk, jazz, classical and swing through a variety of instruments. For more information about the group, visit: Trio.  For a sample of their talent, visit:  youtube, Collins Trio
Thursday, November 16
Bailout of Stinger #839
Meeting Rooms
Lt. Colonel Roy A. Simon shares his experience during the Vietnam war.  Program offered in partnership with WQPT's Embracing our Military initiative.  For background, visit: Simon 
Thursday, November 16
Spotlight on:  New Books
6:30 pm
Grades 1 - 6
Children's Program Room
A new focus each month giving school age kids hands-on experience. This month: Be the first to see some of the Library's newest books!
Friday, November 17
Main Street, Illinois
Meeting Rooms
Join John Lynn as he shares highlights from his 30-year project photographing all 2400 Illinois cities.
Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 27
Upcycled Holiday Ornaments
6:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
Make one or all three holiday ornaments using recycled books and other items.  All materials supplied. 
Monday, November 27
Exploratorium Jr.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Ages 5 and younger
Children's Program Room
Evening version of our popular Exploratorium series.  Drop in for hands-on projects experiments for little ones.  Siblings welcome.

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Looking for a job or career change?  Attend the Library's Job Fair Thursday, November 2 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Speak directly to hiring representatives!  Applicants are encouraged to dress appropriately for interviews and be sure to have plenty of resumes on hand. Some of the employers expected to attend include:  AT&T, Metrolink, Jumer's, Valspar, Tyson Fresh Meats, UPS, and MORE!



 FOCUS on:  Digital Resources!

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Ancestry Library Edition is an online resource to aid those researching genealogy and ancestry information.  Attend an information session explaining the basics of the resource Tuesday, November 7 at 2:00 pm or visit   MPL Databases .  Additional assistance is always available at the 2nd floor Reference Desk.




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