January 2019


Winter Wonderland Reading Challenge

Beat the winter blues by enrolling in the Moline Public Library Winter Wonderland Reading Challenge. Open to ages preschool through grade 5. Enroll beginning January 19. Meet your goal and receive a free book!  
 
The Winter Wonderland Reading Challenge is sponsored by Meemic Insurance-Danyelle Hatter.

 

Travelling abroad in 2019?


The Moline Public Library offers convenient hours as an authorized United States Passport Acceptance Facility.  We also offer passport photos!  

Visit US Passport Info for additional information or call (309) 524-2470.
 

            

New Program Series Promoting 
Health & Wellness

Looking to implement some healthy changes in the New Year? Plan to attend the Library's new program series, "How Not to Die".  Weekly presentations about healthy living and achieving a healthy lifestyle will be offered by local medial, fitness, and cooking experts.  

 
    Enroll YOUR Preschooler in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

 

No better time like a new year to enroll your preschooler in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Sound daunting? It's not! Stop by the Children's Information Desk for more information and to map out a plan to achieve your reading goal.  Visit: 1000 Books for additional information. 

    Project Next Generation Returns

 

Tween STEAM Club Programming for grades 4 - 8.  
Note space is limited and registration is required. Call (309) 524-2470 to reserve your spot!

Offered as part of the Project next Generation grant. Programs were developed pursuant to ta 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.



            

Weather have you stuck inside?

The Library offers a wide variety of online resources.  Click above to see what's available. Library staff is available to guide new online resources users through the process. Check it out!

 


Need a Meeting Space?
Reserve a Room at the Library!

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


 


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

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 
   
 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

STEAM-a-rama
Wednesdays from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.
Themed programming for grades K - 5 every Wednesday (*will not meet Jan 2)  For additional information:  STEAM

Littles Evening Session
Wednesdays, January 2 and 16 from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
For children birth - 36 months
Nurture your baby and toddler's love of books through music, movement, stories and art exploration while helping develop language, motors and social skills.
No registration is required for this free program. For additional information:  Littles

Preschool Story Time
Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in January.
Nurture a love of literacy through stories, rhymes and songs. For additional information:  Preschool Story Time

Storytime for Littles
Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28
9:30 am OR 10:45 am
Stories for our youngest patrons. Age birth through 36 months.  For more information:  Littles: Day

Creativity Lab
Thursday, January 10 at 6:00 pm
Grades K - 5
A different art activity each session.  For more information:  Lab

Escape to Narnia
Saturday January 19 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Family Event
Escape this weekend by climbing through the wardrobe and discover Narnia.
This family event will be filled with games, crafts and other activities exploring this unique world created by C.S. Lewis in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe . For more information: Narnia

Winter Wonderland Reading Challenge
January 19-February 16
Grades Pre-K - 5
Encourage kids to keep reading during the winter months. Program finishers receive a free book.  Program sponsored by Meemic Insurance - Danyelle Hatter.  For more information:  Wonderland

Beginning Cartooning
Saturday Jan 26 at 10:30 am
Grades K - 5
For children in K-5th grade. Learn to cartoon with children's book author Xochi Pannell and book illustrator, Josh Wright. Pencils and paper will be supplied. For more information:  Cartoon art

Evening Preschool Story Time
January 28 at 6:00 pm
36 months - pre-K
Age appropriate stories and activities for school readiness. For more information:  Preschool ST Evening

Antics Hip Hop Dance Group - Quad City Visiting Artists
Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm
A partnership with QC Arts brings nationally known artists to the Quad Cities. For more information:  Antics  For a sample of the artists' work, visit:  http://anticsperformance.com/

                                                                      
We are always open online at http://molinelibrary.com/ 

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January Programs and Events
For Adults and Teens

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Knit/Crochet Circle
Wednesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Participants of all abilities are invited to gather to make squares for their own projects or to combine for Project Linus.  Some materials provided. For more info: 

Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, January 3
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grades  6 - 12 
Your chance to have input on Library services and materials offered.  Meets service hour requirements. For more info: 
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How Not to Die (First of a 4-part Health Series)
Monday, January 7 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm
How Not to Diet: The Relationship Between Food and Chronic Disease.  With Beth Bryant, DPT. For more information:  How Not to Die 1
 
Pageturners Book Club
Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm
Call the Information Desk at (309) 524-2470 for our monthly book selection. 
 
Tween/Teen Gaming
Wednesdays, January 9 and 23.  Drop in from 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Grades 6 - 12
A variety of electronic, computer and board games will be available. For more information:  Gaming

Josh Duffee and the Black Hawk Broadcasters Jazz Concert
Friday, January 11 at noon
January's installment of the popular Noon-Day Series will feature Josh Duffee and band. One you won't want to miss!  For more information:  Duffee Concert.  For a sample of the artist's work:  Duffee-YouTube

How Not to Die (Second of a 4-part Health Series)
Monday, January 14 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Whole Food Plant-Based Cooking 101.  With Anne Haring.  For more information:  How Not to Die 2
 
PNG Tween/Teen STEAM Club Program
Monday, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4
Grades 4 - 8 at 6:00 pm
LEGO Space Challenge (First of a 4-part series)
Students in grades 4-8 can use LEGO Mindstorms to complete Space Challenge missions. Learn to program robots and use them to accomplish tasks. This is a four-part session and attendance at all four session is recommended. Space is limited. For more information:  PNG-LEGO  
 
Registration is required.  Call (309) 524-2470.
Offered as part of the Project next Generation grant. Programs were developed pursuant to ta 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.

Write Now! Writers Group
Mondays, January 14 and 28 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Write Now! is open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings take place on the second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 in the Moline Public Library 2nd floor program room. On the second Monday we will discuss an aspect of writing craft, share experiences, ask questions, and/or do a writing exercise. On the fourth Monday participants can bring up to 6 pages of a current writing project to share with the group for advice and feedback. For more information:  Writers

How Not to Die (Third of a 4-part Health Series)
Monday, January 21 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Popeye or Wimpy: Fitness and Functionality on a WFPB Lifestyle and Eating Healthy on the Road.  With Teri and Del Preston.  For more information:  How Not to Die 3

Book 'Em Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, January 15  at 6:30 pm
A community book club for mystery lovers.  Call the Information Desk at (309) 524-2470 for this month's book selection.

Career Cruising with Susan Zelnio
Monday, January 21 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Susan Zelnio, The Moline Foundation's Program Director, Workforce Development, will demonstrate how patrons can use the Career Cruising database. Career Cruising provides an online skills assessment partnered with active career coaches (mentors) assists in preparing students for further education/training, as well as scholarship leads for further educational opportunities. For more information about the program, visit 

Tax Code Changes and Strategies for 2019
Tuesday, January 22 at 2:00 pm
Learn about new tax codes and get answers to your questions. Space is limited and registration required. For more information, call (309) 524-2470.

Teen Interactive Movie
Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 pm
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to an interactive showing of  Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in the second floor program room. Enjoy crafts and other activities related to the film. Registration is required and space is limited. Visit:  MPL Online Registration to register or for more information.

How Not to Die (Last of a 4-part Health Series)
Monday, January 28 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Lifestyle Medicine: Putting Evidence into Action to Rebalance the Healthy/Disease Equation. For more information:  How Not to Die 4

Antics Hip Hop Dance Group - Quad City Visiting Artists
Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm
A partnership with QC Arts brings nationally known artists to the Quad Cities.  For additional information: Hip-hop
For a sample of the artists' work:  http://anticsperformance.com/

We are always open online at http://molinelibrary.com/ 

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