April 2017

Community Shred Day

Saturday, April 29

9-11 am

FREE and open to the public

*So that all may take advantage of this opportunity, please limit documents to two boxes per vehicle*
 


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Calling All History Buffs!
 
Join us for a series of programming commemorating the 100th anniversary of the US's entry into the Great World War.

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The Library is now on Instagram!  We'll post program pictures and other items of interest.  Check it out:
 
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 Convenient Services!
 
 
United States Passports and Passport Photos
 
The Moline Public Library is an authorized United States Passport Acceptance Facility.  Trained agents are available to assist you when applying for a US Passport.  Saturday and evening appointments are available.  We also provide passport photos for just $10, making your passport application process even more convenient. 
Full details, including fee information, can be found at: PASSPORT INFO  For specific questions or to schedule and appointment, call our Reference Desk at (309) 524-2470. 
As with all Passport Acceptance Facilities, the Library only processes new applications - renewals are submitted online (visit  travel.state.gov). 
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The Barn Raisers
A Fourth Wall Films Production
Monday, April 24
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms

The Library will host a viewing of Emmy nominee Fourth Wall Films' new documentary "The Barn Raisers".  Join Director Kelly Rundle and Producer Tammy Rundle as they share the background of the film.  For more information, visit: Fourth Wall Films
 
This program is generously sponsored by:
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Project Next Generation
STEAM Programming
 
Arduino
Grades 4-8
Thursday, April 6     6:00 pm
Arduino is a simple computer project that lets you start learning and tinkering with electronics and coding.
 
Strawbees
Grades 4-8
Monday, April 10      6:00 pm
Strawbees let you connect straws and cardboard together to buld little to enormous mechanical objects.
Call (309) 524-2470 for more information.
 
Bus passes are available to registered participants.
 
Programs funded through a Project Next Generation grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State.

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                   Digital Resources!
  

Your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Your Moline Public Library offers a large range of digital services that allow you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and even new languages to your computer, tablet, or phone! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Looking to learn a new language? Look no further, The Moline Public Library   and Mango Languages  can help.
 
Mango is designed to help you learn to think critically in a new language, which conditions your busy minds to retain what you've learned. You'll learn from lessons, conversations between native speakers and culture-packed films in over 70 world languages. From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Shakespeare to Pirate, Mango has virtually everyone's language and culture curiosities covered. With Mango, you no longer have to choose between learning how to say the Spanish, "estoy aprendiendo español," or the Croatian, "učim hrvatski."
 
Or perhaps someone you know is working on their English? Mango can help with that too. More than one in five U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home, and nearly 22 percent require development in their English skills. Libraries are perfectly poised to solve this challenge and Mango helps by offering English courses that are easy to follow and fully narrated in the learners' native language.

Interested? You can find instructions for using getting started and using Mango  HERE  -. Or you can stop by the 2nd floor reference desk and ask any digital media questions you have.
 
For Mango access and a complete list of available databases at the Moline Public Library, visit: MPL Databases

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      Last Call for Paver Orders!
  

Spring is here and that means the Library's next Paver Planting is just around the corner.  Do you have someone you'd like to remember or honor with a Paver?  Ordering deadline is April 15. For more details:  Library Paver Information

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April Programs and Events
Additional information may be found on the Moline Public Library website.
 
Through April 12
AARP Free Tax Preparation
Mondays and Wednesdays
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
By appointment only.  Call 2-1-1.  Offered by AARP

Through Thursday, April 13
Teen Poetry Contest
Grades 6 - 12
Entry forms available at the Library. Submit an original poem by Thursday, April 13. Prizes for top three entries in long and short categories. All participants are invited to the Awards Ceremony and Poetry Café May 1 at 6:30 pm.
  
April 10-22
Bookmark Contest
Children are invited to pick up a template beginning April 10 to help design a bookmark for this year's Summer Reading Program.
  


Saturday, April 1
Story Walk
Walk through the library to become part of a well-known children's book. Follow the trail to read each page of the story and bring it to life by doing the different activities along the way. A family event!
  
Saturday, April 1
World War I and America
Commemoration Programs
Hellfighter! The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin
3:00 pm
Silver and Bronze Rooms
Learn about the life and art of African American Horace H. Pippin (1888-1946) who served with the famous Hellfighters in the 369th Infantry.
A Road Scholars Program
Part of a two-year program series exploring the First World War. Programming coincides with the 100th anniversary of our nation's entry in the war in 1917 and is presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
  
Monday, April 3
Frugal Poets' Guide to Life: How to Lead a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren't a Poet
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
In honor of National Poetry Month, Chicago poet Cynthia Gallaher will read and discuss her book Frugal Poets' Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren't a Poet.
  
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26
Exploratorium
2:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Grades K-4
STEAM programming made fun.

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, 24
Story Time for Littles
9:30 am and 10:45 am
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.
  
Wednesdays, April 5 & 19
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.
  
Wednesdays, April 5 and 19
Game Days
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grades 6 - 12
Play a variety of video games, board games, and computer games in the Teen Corner of the Library. Drop in any time. No registration required.
  
Thursday, April 6
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
3:30 pm
Platinum Room
Tweens and teens grades 6-12 are invited to join the Library's Teen Advisory Group. Make new friends, give advice about programs and materials for teens, and earn service credits.
  
Thursday, April 6
Project Next Generation - Arduino
6:00 pm
Children's Program Room
Grades 4-8
Participants are invited to explore Arduino, a simple computer project that teaches electronics and coding.   
Metro bus passes available.  Call (309) 524-2470 for more information and to register.  This program is funded by a Project Next Generation grant and 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.
  
Friday, April 7
Noon Day Program Series
Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble Concert
Noon
Meeting Rooms
All Ages
April's installment of the popular Noon Day Series will feature Black Hawk College's talented Jazz Ensemble under the leadership of Dr. Edgar Crockett.
  
Friday, April 7
Coffee with a Cop
1:20 pm
Java Lab Grind and Dine Cafe
Immediately following the Noon Day performance by the BHC Jazz Band. Coffee with a Cop is a national program that brings police officers and the community members they serve together over coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
 
Saturday, April 8
The Traveling Museum
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Library Parking Lot
All ages
Family event.
Participate in fun art activities at this unusual creative pop-up traveling museum.
This program is made possible through the support of the St. Ambrose Catich Gallery.
  
Monday, April 10
Project Next Generation - Strawbees
6:00 pm
Children's Program Room
Grades 4-8
Participants are invited to connect straws and cardboard to build small to enormous mechanical objects.   
Metro bus passes available.  Call (309) 524-2470 for more information and to register.  This program is funded by a Project Next Generation grant and 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.
  
Tuesday, April 11
Anime Club
Bronze Room
Grades 6 - 12
Drop in anytime between 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Watch, read, discuss and hang out with fellow otaku.
  
Thursday, April 13
Creativity Lab
6:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Ages 5 and up
Make art your way!
  
Friday, April 14
THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED for the Spring Holiday. The Library will be open Saturday, April 15
  
Thursday, April 20
LEGO Lab
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Children's Program Room
Ages 4 - 12
Listen to awesome stories then test skills as a master LEGO builder.  Blocks provided. 
  
Monday, April 24
Family Story Time
6:30 pm
Children's Area
Family Event
Evening story time for the entire family. Share the love of reading plus songs and movement activities that support literacy development.
  
Monday, April 24
Screening of Fourth Wall Films' "The Barn Raisers"
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
Join Director Kelly Rundle and Producer Tammy Rundle for a viewing of The Barn Raisers, the latest film by this Emmy nominated local duo. The film paints a cinematic portrait of barns and builders of the Upper Midwest. Seating is limited.
This program is generously sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates.
  
Tuesday, April 25
World War I and America
Commemoration Programs
Folksongs of the First World War
Noon
Meeting Rooms
World War I folksongs performed by Adam Miller.
Part of a two-year program series exploring the First World War. Programming coincides with the 100th anniversary of our nation's entry in the war in 1917 and is presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
  
Thursday, April 27
Book'em Mystery Book Club
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
Join our new Mystery Book Club. Book 'em!  Book 'em meets the last Thursday of each month. Our April selection is Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason. Pick up a
copy from the reference desk and start sleuthing!
  
Saturday, April 29
Community Shred Day
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Parking Lot
Take advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of secure documents. Shred-It will be onsite to shred documents quickly and securely. Each person may have two boxes/bags shredded. Offered as part of Money Smart Week.
Shred Day is generously funded by First Midwest Bank.
  
Saturday, April 29
World War I and America
Commemoration Programs
WWI Doughboy - One Man Show
3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
Actor George Reinke will appear as a WWI Soldier and period artifacts will be displayed and discussed.
Part of a two-year program series exploring the First World War. Programming coincides with the 100th anniversary of our nation's entry in the war in 1917 and is presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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