HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25
Tuesday, December 31 & Wednesday, January 1
FEATURED EVENTS
Saturday, December 7
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a family fun-filled afternoon of Christmas and winter related games and activities in both the Java Lab and Children's Departments. Meet Santa Claus and tell him your Christmas wish, then get a free cup of cocoa. Sponsored by Jaycees of the Quad Cities.
Thursday, December 19, 5:30pm

Tweens and teens are invited to enjoy crafts and snacks while watching a favorite holiday movie about an elf who discovers he is human. No registration required.

Wednesday, December 11, 2:00pm

Meets at Augustana College's
John Deere Planetarium

Registration Required

Led by Planetarium Director Dr. Lee Carkner, “Season of Light” is a multimedia show that uses the planetarium sky projector, astronomical images, music and narration, all projected onto a 30-foot dome to tell the story of how holiday traditions are connected to the sky above. Stay afterwards for the Fryxell Geology Museum.

For more information about this event or to find out about parking, visit our Events Calendar .

Saturday, December 14, 10:00am

Registration Required

Teens and adults can learn how to crochet and in the process make a trivet to take home. Attendees will learn the basics of crocheting, such as:

  • Holding a crochet hook
  • Making a slip knot
  • Holding the yarn
  • Making a chain
  • Making a single crochet stitch
  • Binding off

Supplies are provided. Registration is required as space and supplies are limited.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Collection Connection:
Foreign Language
Whether you are learning a new language or a foreign language speaker, the library has bestselling books in Spanish and French! There are a wide variety of titles in both fiction and nonfiction like Michelle Obama’s new book Becoming. These titles can be found on the second floor of the library between the book club and biography sections.

Take advantage of exercising your Spanish or French by checking out these titles! 
End of Year Giving

Please support your library by considering an end-of-year gift. Private donations enable us to offer the highest quality programs and services to our community. We make it easy to donate! Here's how:

  • Visit our website and click 'Donate’ to give electronically OR
  • Pick up a donation envelope at the Circulation Desk OR
  • Mail a check to: Moline Public Library, Annual Gift Processing, 3410 41st Street, Moline IL 61265. 

Thank you for your support of the Moline Public Library, today and always!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2
Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
For students in grades K-5.

For teens and adults of all levels of experience.

Storytime for children birth to 3 years old with their adult.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
Tweens and teens meet to make new friends, give advice about programs and materials for teens, and earn service credits.

Students in grades 4-10 can learn to sew using sewing machines and hand stitching. Create lap blankets and lap quilts to donate to a nursing home. 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
Fun for the entire family! Held in the Children's Department and Java Lab Grind and Dine Cafe, join us for games, crafts, activities, cocoa and the opportunity to tell Santa you've been good this year! Sponsored by Jaycees Quad Cities.
String Art Class at 2:00pm - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
For ages 18 and up: Mindy Mathews from High Strung by 3M will guide participants in creating their own beautiful decorative string art piece to take home just in time for the holiday season. Space is limited, registration required. Please visit the library or call 309-524-2470 to register.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
For students in grades 4-10
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11
820 38th Street, Rock Island. Space is limited, registration required.
For students in grades K-5.
Ages 18 and up, make and take home your own card with help from art teacher David Smith, owner of Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo. Supplies and space are limited, registration required.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
For kids in grades K-6. Create a unique ornament and explore ways to mix paint colors for different effects.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
All ages are invited to enjoy a medley of seasonal favorites.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
Open to teens and adults interested in learning basics of crocheting. Supplies and space are limited, registration is required.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16
For students in grades 4-10.

Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18
Our popular materials book group for parents - where kids preschool age and under are welcome! This month's book is
A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum. Registration is required, books can be picked up at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.
For students in grades K-5.

For teens and adults of all levels of experience.

Storytime for children birth to 3 years old with their adult.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19
Teens and tweens: join us for an evening with a hilarious holiday classic. Enjoy making holiday crafts and eating snacks as you watch the film. No registration is required.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30
Family fun! Come in your slippers and PJs with your stuffed animal, blanket, or snuggly for stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and other sweet activities all on the theme of sweet treats. 
JANUARY SNEAK PEAK
MONDAY, JANUARY 6
For children birth to 3 years of ages with their adult. 

Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels.