FEATURED EVENTS

Saturday, March 7, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A fun family drop-in event! Get a close up look and interact with such items as hands-on coding, robots, Little Bits, Makey Makey, and more!

Thursday, March 26, 2:00 to 4:00pm

Students in grades 4-10 are invited for a Spring Break movie session! Watch a classic film about a board game that comes
to life, as you snack and enjoy crafts. Click here to register.

Two Sessions:
Wednesday, March 11 and Wednesday April 1 at 5:30pm

Unpredictable spring weather is on the horizon. Learn more about severe weather hazards, including tornado and thunderstorm structures, movement identification, and safety precautions. No registration is required for this event, hosted by Rock Island County Emergency Management and presented by National Weather Service. Can't attend our March 11 class? Attend the April 1st session instead!
YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Ancestry Library Edition
Interested in searching your family tree? Ancestry Library Edition, a popular online genealogical tool, is available for use in the Moline Public Library.

The online resource contains information of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world. There are more than 10,000 databases of census data, birth, death, and marriage records, also immigration and military records. In addition, the collection has court and legal documents, directories, photographs, maps, and research guides. New content and updates are constantly being added.

Accessible only within the library, not remotely , the researcher must either:

1) Log onto one of the library’s public Internet computers with their library card number and double-click on the Ancestry shortcut, OR

2) Using their mobile device connect to the library’s Wi-Fi network, “moline library” and agree to the policy on their device browser, then go to ancestrylibrary.com .

Learn more about Ancestry Library Edition, Thursday, March 26 at 6:00pm in the 2nd floor program room.   Bob Conklin, Adult Services Librarian, discusses and demonstrates basic features of the resource. There are handouts about Ancestry Library Edition and other genealogical information.

Registration required in person at the Information Desk or by phone at 309-524-2470.
Trained volunteers are here on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 13 from 11:45am to 4:00pm to assist with tax preparation.

Assistance is provided by appointment only - call 563-355-9900 to schedule. For all location sites and a list of what you need for your appointment, click here.
MONDAY, MARCH 2
For children birth to 3 years of age with their adult. 

Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meets the first and third Monday of each month.
TUESDAY, MARCH 3
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Laura Keyes will portray Elizabeth Cady Stanton, renowned suffragist. Laura picks up Stanton's story following the Civil War in 1866, focusing on her involvement with women's suffrage in that era.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
For children K-5th grades. Explore a different STEAM theme each week. A great opportunity for adults to share the fun of learning with their child.  Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy .
For children birth to 3 years old with their adult. Nurture your baby's and toddler's love of books with music, movement, stories and art exploration while helping develop language, motor and social skills.
This free 8 week course series meets Wednesdays, March 4 to April 22, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Open to adults wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.  You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk or call 309-524-2470.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
Stories and activities for children age 3-5 with their parents.
This free 8 week course series meets Thursdays, March 5 to April 23, 10:00am to 11:30pm. Open to adults wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.  You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk or call 309-524-2470.
Find your next job and further your career! Join us for an Illinois Department of Employment Security Job Fair featuring employers who are currently hiring. Please come prepared dressed to interview and have copies of your resume available. 
Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join. Make new friends, give advice about programs and materials for teens, and earn service credits. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month, no registration required.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Everyone is welcome to spend the noon hour with us listening to Reggie Harris, musician and storyteller. Bring a brown bag lunch or stop in the Java Lab Cafe before this performance, provided as part of the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist series .
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
Created by Augustana College students, this exhibit features local writers from the 19th and early 20th centuries: Black Hawk, Charles Edward Russell, Alice French, Floyd Dell, George Cram Cook and Susan Glaspell.  
For students in grades K-12 and their families: hands-on coding, robots, Little Bits, digital art, Makey Makey, and more! In partnership with Moline-Coal Valley School District #40.
MONDAY, MARCH 9
For children birth to 3 years of age with their adult. 
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
In preparation for WVIK’s Intelligent Conversations event featuring NPR journalist Michele Norris , Thea Holmon-Ellis, Academic Advisor, Scott Community College, will facilitate a book discussion of Norris' book,  The Grace of Silence: A Memoir . Space and books are limited, registration is required.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
For children K-5th grades. Explore a different STEAM theme each week. A great opportunity for adults to share the fun of learning with their child.  Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy .
Hosted by Rock Island County Emergency Management and instruction provided by the National Weather Service, emergency response personnel and other interested individuals will learn about severe weather conditions.  This class will be repeated on Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30pm.
This free 8 week course series meets Wednesdays, March 4 to April 22, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Open to adults wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.  You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk or call 309-524-2470.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Stories and activities for children age 3-5 with their parents.
This free 8 week course series meets Thursdays, March 5 to April 23, 10:00am to 11:30pm. Open to adults wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.  You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk or call 309-524-2470.
Kids in K-5th grades: explore the art of sculpting by creating a cute, simple animal-shaped bowl using clay.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Did you know that Illinois ranks 10th in the nation in complaints of identity theft? Learn how to protect yourself with this presentation from the Moline Police Department. Discussions will include how to identify warning signs, know what to do right away, how protect your identity and develop a recovery plan.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
Let's upcycle some old books and make some fresh home decor! We will be painting old, recycled books and stamping fun sayings on them. They will look great sitting on a mantel, a coffee table, anywhere! Supplies will be provided, but come ready with what you might want to stamp. Registration is required.
MONDAY, MARCH 16
For children birth to 3 years of age with their adult. 

Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meets the first and third Monday of each month.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
Our popular materials book group for parents, where kids age preschool and under are welcome! Toys and activities will be available for the kids. Don't worry, we fully expect there to be crying and interruptions while we meet, and that's ok! This month's selection, From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein , is available at the 2nd floor Information Desk.
For children K-5th grades. Explore a different STEAM theme each week. A great opportunity for adults to share the fun of learning with their child.  Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy .
For children birth to 3 years old with their adult. Nurture your baby's and toddler's love of books with music, movement, stories and art exploration while helping develop language, motor and social skills.
This free 8 week course series meets Wednesdays, March 4 to April 22, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Open to adults wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.  You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk or call 309-524-2470.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
Stories and activities for children age 3-5 with their parents.
This free 8 week course series meets Thursdays, March 5 to April 23, 10:00am to 11:30pm. Open to adults wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.  You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk or call 309-524-2470.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
Come hear St. Patrick (performed by Terry Lynch) tell stories of his life along with experiences of other Irish saints including St. Bridget, St. Columba, and more. Sponsored by Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation.
MONDAY, MARCH 23
For children birth to 3 years of age with their adult.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
Teens and adults are invited to learn about Mattie Poole, owner of a prosperous china painting business in downtown Moline at the turn of the century. Presented by Gretchen Frick Small, Director of Programs and Collections at the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
For children K-5th grades. Explore a different STEAM theme each week. A great opportunity for adults to share the fun of learning with their child.  Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy .
This free 8 week course series meets Wednesdays, March 4 to April 22, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Open to adults wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.  You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk or call 309-524-2470.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
Stories and activities for children age 3-5 with their parents.
This free 8 week course series meets Thursdays, March 5 to April 23, 10:00am to 11:30pm. Open to adults wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.  You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, visit the 2nd floor Information Desk or call 309-524-2470.
Students in grades 4 through 10: don’t spend all Spring Break stuck at home! Join us to watch a movie about a board game that comes to life. Enjoy snacks and crafts while you watch. Registration is required.
Bob Conklin, Adult Services Librarian, will discuss and demonstrate basic features of the database. Collections within Ancestry Library Edition include birth, marriage, and death records, military records, newspapers, and immigration records, and much more. Space is limited, registration is required. Sign up by visiting the 2nd floor Information Desk or calling 309-524-2470.
MONDAY, MARCH 30
For children birth to 3 years of age with their adult.
Family fun! Come in your slippers and PJs with your stuffed animal, blanket, or snuggly for stories, songs, dancing, crafts on this month's theme - BUGS!
Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of an octopus. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is required.
APRIL SNEAK PEAK
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
Staff and/or guest assistants will staff the 2nd Floor Program Room with laptops so that patrons needing to complete 2020 Census online can do so without needing a card/guest pass at our regular workstations
For children K-5th grades. Explore a different STEAM theme each week. A great opportunity for adults to share with their child the fun of learning.  Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy .
Hosted by Rock Island County Emergency Management and instruction provided by the National Weather Service, emergency response personnel and other interested individuals will learn about severe weather conditions. Repeat of March 11 class.
For children birth to 3 years old with their adult. Nurture your baby and toddler's love of books with music, movement, stories and art exploration while helping develop language, motor and social skills.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join. Make new friends, give advice about programs and materials for teens, and earn service credits. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month, no registration required.
Enjoy an evening performance of the Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor Edgar Crockett. This hour-long concert will include jazz standards as well as original compositions.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
Storyteller and actress Paddy Lynn performs as Emily Dickinson in this one woman show. Made possible with a grant from the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars program
 and financial assistance from the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation
MONDAY, APRIL 6
For children birth to 3 years of age with their adult. 

Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meets the first and third Mondays of each month.