October 2017

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

Monday, October 2
Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert
Noon
Meeting Rooms
Guitarist Mike Fornes will perform Lightfoot's classic songs. For additional information, visit: Fornes

Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Story Time for Littles
9:30 or 10:45 am
Children's Program Room
Ages Birth - 36 months
Stories, rhymes, songs and more that encourage development of early literacy skills.  Siblings welcome.

Wednesdays, October 4, 18
Story Time for Littles - Evening Edition
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.

Wednesday, October 4
Oktoberfest
Noon
Meeting Rooms
All ages.
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the German American Heritage Center. Enjoy German snacks and crafts.  For more information, visit:  Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 4
Exploratorium - Building Bridges
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Grades K-5
A new S.T.E.A.M. topic presented each week.  This week: bridge building basics.

Thursday, October 5
Blood Drive
The Library will partner with service fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi to host a blood drive in support of on-going needs of communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. 
Times are available from 3 pm - 6:15 pm.  Call Kermit Thomas at (404) 394-0046 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, October 5
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G)
3:30 pm
Platinum Room
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.

Tuesday, October 10
Quad City Visiting Artist Grace Kelly
Noon
All Ages
Part of the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist series.  Kelly is a jazz saxophonist, composer and vocalist.  For a sample of the artist's work, visit: Grace Kelly

Tuesday, October 10
Anime Club
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.

Tuesday, October 10
LearningExpress Library: Database Presentation
6:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
Geared toward Adults
A visual presentation of LearningExpress, an online educational database to help students and adult learners improve skills required for academic and career success.  Space is limited; registration is required.  Call (309) 524-2470.

Wednesday, October 11
After School Fun for Teens
Noon - 3:00 pm
Gold Room
Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, computer games, crafts and other activities during the District's early-out day.  Drop in any time. 

Wednesday, October 11
Exploratorium - Water Tension
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Grades K-5
A new S.T.E.A.M. topic presented each week.  This week: The Science of Water Tension.

Thursday, October 12
Creativity Lab
6:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Ages 5 and up
Make art your way!

Friday, October 13
Illinois and Iowa UFOs
Noon
Meeting rooms
Unexplained Research Investigator Terry Fisk shares tales of UFOs in Illinois and Iowa.

Monday, October 16
Teen Nail Art Party
6:30 pm
Gold Room
Grades 6 - 12
Try a variety of nail polishes, nail painting techniques and nail art.

Monday, October 16
Dance Me a Story:  Halloween Hustle
6:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Pre-K and Up
A fun interactive program encouraging reading through the vehicle of dance.  Members from the Quad Cities Ballet will read from the book Halloween Hustle, then lead children in learning and performing a dance to retell the story.  Children may borrow costumes or wear their own. For more information about Quad Cities Ballet's educational outreach programs, visit: Outreach
 
Wednesday, October 18
Exploratorium - CSI
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Grades K-5
A new S.T.E.A.M. topic presented each week.  This week: The Inside World of CSI       
 
Wednesday, October 18
Computer Basics
6:00 pm
Meeting rooms
No prior computer experience necessary.  This basic class will cover terminology, mouse and keyboard basics, opening and closing programs, creating a word document, and saving. Registration is required.  Please call (309) 524-2470.

Thursday, October 19
A Hamilton Affair
6:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
All Ages
Storytellers Megan Wells and Scott Jones reenact Elizabeth Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton to celebrate the inspiring 2017 IL Reads pic Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manual Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. Part of a six part series. For more information and book reviews:  Goodreads
 
Thursday, October 19
Spotlight on:  Pok√©mon Games
6:30 pm
Grades 1 - 6
Children's Program Room
A new focus each month giving school age kids hands-on experience with a popular trend.

Monday, October 23
East Meets West
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
A 50 minute video documentary detailing the story of the first bridge connecting Rock Island to Davenport in 1856. 

Tuesday, October 24
Internet Basics
6:00 pm
Meeting rooms
This basic computer class will cover internet basics, including searching the internet and creating online accounts.  Email will not be discussed.
Registration is required.  Please call (309) 524-2470

Tuesday, October 24
Music and Hope: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
All Ages
In conjunction with the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities' Holocaust Institute, Judy Winnick will portray Alice Herz-Sommer, a Jewish-Czech concert pianist.
 
Wednesday, October 25
Exploratorium - Grossology
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Grades K-5
A new S.T.E.A.M. topic presented each week.  This week: Grossology, presented by the Grout Museum.

Wednesday, October 25
After School Fun for Teens
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Gold Room
Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, computer games, crafts and other activities.  Drop in any time. 

Thursday, October 26
Preschool Halloween Party
10:00 am
Children's Area
Pre-K
Drop in for Halloween fun.  Costumes encouraged.  Featuring Halloween stories, activities and treats. 

Thursday, October 26
Ghostly Night Spooktacular
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Grades K and Up
Drop in for Halloween fun featuring ghostly games, activities and crafts.  Costumes encouraged.  Sponsored by Larsen and Worner Family Dentistry.

Thursday, October 26
Don't You Cry - Mystery Book Club Discussion
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
Visit with author Mary Kubica via Skype.  Part of the Library's Illinois Reads six-part series. For more information and reviews of the book, visit:  Goodreads

Monday, October 30
Exploratorium, Junior
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.

Tuesday, October 31
Halloween!
The Library is open regular hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm  

We are always open online at www.molinelibrary.com

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LearningExpress is an online educational resource that helps learners of all ages improve skills for academic and career success.  Attend a visual presentation Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm (registration required) or visit   MPL Databases .  Additional assistance is always available at the 2nd floor Reference Desk.

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