August 2018


August Concert!

Jim Gill Concert
Don't miss a very special family event - Jim Gill in Concert. We will all dance, sing and sneeze?!? together. Monday, August 6 at 10:30 am. 
To accommodate the most people to enjoy the show, very few chairs will be set up. But we'll all be up and dancing anyway, right? Also, due to the expected large crowd, no strollers will be permitted in concert room. Please plan accordingly.
All children in attendance will be offered a FREE BIKE HELMET voucher, compliments of VanDerGinst Law.  

Concert made possible by the generous support of  the Illinois Arts Council and VanDerGinst Law.



It's time to stock up

The Friends of the Moline Public Library will hold their next Overflow Booksale Saturday, August 25 from 10 am - 2 pm.  Slated for the sale is a large collection of children's and young adult books, adult fiction and non-fiction, mass market paperbacks and electronic resources.  Don't miss this special event...items priced to sell at just $.25/each.  All proceeds support MPL programs and services.  



Programming for Immigrants
The Library has had great success helping our newest neighbors on their road to US Citizenship by providing Citizenship Preparedness Classes.  Our next series of classes begins AUGUST 8 and there are only a few seats remaining. This free 8 week course series meets every Wednesday from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm beginning August 8th through September 26th. The course is open to anyone wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test. 
To enroll, however, you must have basic English language skills.
Registration is required, as space is limited.  For more information or to enroll:  Citizenship




Online Resources Highlight - 
DMV Practice Tests

Driver's test looming? Attend the Library's Rules of the Road Refresher Course on August 15. Also, visit our website for practice tests and more information:  DMV PRACTICE TESTS



Need Some Space?

The Library offers community meeting spaces for a variety of events from small meetings to large programs. For guidelines and nominal fee schedule, visit: Meeting Room Info
To reserve a room, visit: MEETING ROOM CALENDAR



August Programs and Events
For Children (Teens & Adults Schedule below...)

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 

Story Time for Littles - Evening Edition
Wednesdays, August 1 and 15, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Preschoolers and their families are invited for story time, songs and crafts
Jim Gill Concert
Monday, August 6, 10:30 am
Music play for young children performed by nationally known musical artist Jim Gill.  Join us for this awesome interactive concert.  Due to the expected large crowd, no strollers in the program rooms, please. 
Sponsored by Illinois Arts Council and VanDerGinst Law.  Children in attendance will have an opportunity to be fitted for a FREE bike helmet, compliments of VanDerGinst Law.  For a sample of Jim Gill's work, visit:  Gill YouTube
Story Time For Littles
Mondays, August 13, 20, 27 at 9:30 am or 10:45 am
Preschoolers and their families are invited for story time, songs and crafts.

Harry  Potter
Saturday, August 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An afternoon at Hogwarts! Challenges, games and other fun activities for the entire family. Costumes welcome!  Program made possible with proceeds from Willa and Henry's lemonade stand.   Potter
Preschool Story Time
Monday, August 27, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Evening edition of the popular time for preschools to read and engage in age-appropriate activities. Age 3-5

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August Programs and Events
For Adults and Teens

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 


Teen Summer Reading Lock-In
Friday, August 3
Grades 6 - 12
Readers who have finished the teen summer reading program may register for this after hours lock-in with a variety of food, games, and activities. A permission form must be completed and returned to the library no later than Wednesday, August 1. Participants must arrive at the library no later than 5:30 p.m. and be picked up no later than 10:15 p.m.  More information:  Lock In

Pageturners Book Discussion
Tuesday, August7, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Exit West 
by Mohsin Hamid

Citizenship Test Preparation
Wednesday, August 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This free 8 week course series meets every Wednesday from 6pm until 7:30pm beginning August 8th until September 26th. This course is open to anyone wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.
You must have basic English language skills.Registration is required, as space is limited. More information and to register:  Citizenship Prep
Grandma goes to Antarctica: A Travelogue Program
Friday, August 10 at Noon
August's installment of the popular Noon Day Series brings a unique travelogue program. More info:  Travelogue

Basic Computer Class
Monday, August 13, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hands-on computer basics classes are being offered to students with no prior computer or Internet usage experience. This class will cover terminology, mouse and keyboard basics, opening and closing programs, creating a Word document, and saving.
If you wish to attend, please register by calling 309-524-2470 or online at:  Basic Computing
Internet Basics Class
Tuesday, August 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Internet basics class will cover terminology, web browsers, searching techniques, along with creating usernames and passwords for online accounts, and safety tips. Email will not be discussed. Participants must have basic mouse and Windows skills. Please sign up at your earliest convenience at the 2nd floor Information Desk or by calling 309-524-2470.
Registration is required, limited to 6 people per class.  For more information:  Internet Basics

Rules of the Road
Refresher Course for Seniors
Wednesday, August 15
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Register for a refresher course before taking your next driver's exam. Registration required as space is limited. 

Substitute Teacher Fair
Thursday, August 16, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Staff from the RI County Regional Office of Education will provide information on how to become a substitute teacher and/or paraprofessional. More information:  Subbing Library Edition Basics
Thursday, August 24, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A free introductory class providing an overview of Edition. Basic features will be discussed and demonstrated, including  basic and advanced searching techniques. Collections within the database include birth, marriage, and death records, military records, newspapers, and immigrant records, and much more. Participants are encouraged to take notes. Free printed handouts will be distributed. Registration is required and limited to 24 participants.  For more information, call 309-524-2470, or to register visit:  Ancestry  

Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation Overflow Booksale
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
It's time to stock up. The Friends are overflowing with donations!  Visit their Overflow Booksale where everything's $.25.  Tons of children's books, paperback, hardcovers and electronic materials.

Today's Inspired Latina Author Presentation by Zenaida Landeros
Monday, August 27, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join local author, Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Program Director Zenaida Landeros, as she speaks about inspiring Latinas.  Discover what your passion is and what you can do to step out of your comfort zone to grow.  Zenaida is an author featured in Today's Inspired Latina, Vol. 4.   Landeros

Coffee With a Cop
Wednesday, August 29, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
A unique opportunity to share a cup of coffee with Moline police officers. Coffee is complementary in Java Lab Grind and Dine Cafe.

IDES Job Fair
Wednesday, August 29, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Current employer list includes:
State of Illinois Treasurers' Office
Callos Resource, LLC.
Iowa 80 Group - World's Largest Truck Stop
DES Employment Group
Illinois State Police
AUSP (Federal Prison) Thomson, Illinois
Illinois Migrants' Council
Miller Container
Hammond Henry Hospital
State of Illinois, Dept. of Corrections
John Deere Parts Division - Milan Parts Depot

Book 'Em Mystery Book Club            
The Late Show 
by Michael Connelly
Thursday, August 30 at 6:30 pm     
Book club for mystery lovers.  Monthly book selections available at the Information Desk

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