July 2017
Summer Reading for All Ages Continues!
It's not too late to register for our Summer Reading Club!  There's something for all ages.  Programs.  Concerts.  Prizes.  The fun continues through July 29.  Register in person or online at www.molinelibrary.com

Support the Friends of the MPL Foundation!
Birdies for Charity forms must be submitted by July 14!
Please consider a gift to the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation by donating through Birdies for Charity.  Not only will the Friends receive 100% of your gift, but they will also receive a bonus gift from the John Deere Foundation - up to an additional 10%.  This is a wonderful way to allow your generous gift to have an even greater impact in our community.  Forms are available at the Library or can be downloaded here:  BIRDIES FORM **If downloading from web, please note Birdie Number #1308**

                    Moline Public Library

                   NEW Concierge Service
To access the Library's new concierge service, click here: MPL Concierge   Fill out the short form and voila!  Your very own librarian will work tirelessly to find you books, movies, TV series and/or music that you will love... or like... or, at least, not hate.


 Introducing Libby -
the OverDrive App
The Library's entire OverDrive database is now at your fingertips in the Libby app.  Download it today!





 FOCUS on:  Digital Resources!
NoveList - Find your next great read

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.
For NoveList access and a complete list of available databases at the Moline Public Library, visit: MPL Databases




Have you downloaded MPLtoGO?




There's an App for That!

We're fast approaching 1,000 downloads of our new app!  You can have the Library literally in your own hands.  Download MPLtoGO today to: 
  • Check your account
  • Check due dates and renew items
  • Search for and place holds
  • Download or stream media
  • Store your family's library card information
  • Stay up to date on Library happenings
  • Connect and Share on social media
  • Call or email us - right from the app

For more details, visit: MPLTOGO profile


MPLtoGO is available for download from the following:




July Programs and Events
Additional information may be found on the Moline Public Library website.
Oceans of Stories...Rivers of Words

Through Saturday, July 29
Summer Reading Programs for All Ages
This year's theme is Oceans of Stories and Rivers of Words and continues through July 29. The Library is offering over 100 programs for the whole family. Awards and prizes are given for meeting program milestones.  Registration in person or online at   www.molinelibrary.com


Tuesday, July 4
The Library is CLOSED in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen Wednesday, July 5 at 9:00 am. 
Wednesdays, July 5, 19
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.

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
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.

Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27
Preschool Story Time
10:00 am
Children's Program Room
Ages 3-5
Stories, rhymes, songs and more that encourage development of early literacy skills.
Siblings welcome.

Monday, July 10
An Evening with New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Gudenkauf
6:30 pm
Meeting Rooms
A bestselling author makes a personal visit to the Library! For information about the author: http://www.heathergudenkauf.com/

Wednesday, July 12
Watercolor Class for Teens
6:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
Ages 11 -18
Artist Amy Nielson will show basic watercoloring techniques.  Supplies provided.
Registration required by calling (309) 524-2470.
For more information about the artist:  http://www.amysnielsenartist.com/

Thursday, July 13
Creativity Lab
6:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Ages 5 and up
Make art your way!

Thursday, July 13
2:30 pm
Children's Area
Family Event
A one-man musical comedy act with high energy, over the top fun.
Visit the Babaloo website here:  Babaloo!
To view a sample of a show:  Babaloo on YouTube
Friday, July 14
Guitarist Eric Lugosch in Concert
Meeting Rooms
All Ages
July's installment of the popular Noon-Day Series.
To listen to a sample of the artist at work:  Eric Lugosch

Saturday, July 15
Calligraphy with Amy Nielsen
10:00 am
Meeting Rooms
Artist Amy Nielsen will lead a creative study of the formal alphabets.  Supplies provided.
Registration required; call (309) 524-2470
For more information about the artist: http://www.amysnielsenartist.com/

Tuesday, July 18
Kevin Farris and the Infinite Possibilities
1:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
All Ages
Interactive storytelling and songs for kids of all ages.
Kevin Farris Promotional Video (worth watching!): Farris on YouTube

Thursday, July 20
Bailout of Stinger #839
Meeting Rooms
All Ages
Lt. Tony Simon shares his experience in Vietnam.
In partnership with WQPT's Embracing our Military initiative. 
For more information, visit: Embracing our Military

Thursday, July 20
Lego Lab
6:30 pm
Children's Program Room
STEM creative play for youngsters.

Monday, July 24
Prince and Pirate Party
10:00 am
Children's Program Room
Ages PreK and older
Charlotte Gunnefson will be sharing her delightful book followed by games, dancing and crafts.
Costumes welcome! 
For more information about the author and book:  https://www.booksbycharlotte.com/

Monday, July 24
Seaside Crafts
6:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
Ages 11 - 18
Enjoy sea themed crafts.
Supplies provided.
Registration required by calling (309) 524-2470

Tuesday, July 25
Flower Arranging Workshop
6:00 pm
Meeting Rooms
Florist Michelle Mampre shares the ins and outs of creating floral arrangements.
Space is limited and registration required.
Call (309) 524-2470 
To read the artist's blog: LiveLoveFlowers

Thursday, July 27
River Tales with Susan Fowler
Meeting Rooms
All Ages
Storyteller Susan Fowler shares about the Mississippi and Rock Rivers.
For a sneak-peek at one of Fowler's shows: Fowler
For information about the Storyteller Program: http://www.riverworksdiscovery.org/storyteller-program/

Saturday, July 29
Library Art Tour
1:30 pm
Discover the wonders of the Library's diverse art collection in a guided tour with art consultant David Zahn.  For a sample of some of the art to be discussed on the tour: http://www.molinelibrary.com/art.html

Monday, July 31
Family Story Time followed by Coffee with a Cop
6:30 pm
Children's Area
Join in on evening story, then visit with Moline Police Officers

We are always open online at www.molinelibrary.com


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