June/July 2019

Summer Reading Info!


   It's Showtime at Your Library!

Summers are fun-filled for all ages at the Moline Public Library.  Link  HERE   for a complete calendar of FREE programming offered.  Register beginning June 1. Many thanks to our lead sponsors, US Bank and VanDerGinst Law for providing much needed funding.  We look forward to seeing you this summer at the Library! 

 
Kick-Off summer with a splash at the Library's pool party!
Sunday, June 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverside Aquatic Center
FREE
Reservations required: Pool Party
   


    Like to walk for exercise?
Try our new bookclub
Rambling Readers


 

    The Library offers 1-on-1 help with technology. Whether it's a quick question or one that requires more time, we're here to help!  Stop in or give us a call.

 

 hoopla
Download movies, books, music and more!
Just one of many electronic resources available 
FREE with your 
Moline Public Library card.
Access hoopla and other electronic resources here: eResources

 



It's Birdies for Charity Time!



The Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation are asking for a little help from Library supporters. Give through Birdies for Charity - 100% of your gift goes to the Library, plus a bonus from Birdies. 
 
Access online
HERE . Or, pick up a form the next time you're in the Library. 



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


 


June/July Programs and Events
For Children (Teens & Adults Schedule below...)

Additional information may be found on Our Website! 
   
 
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
 
It's Showtime at Your Library!
June 1 - July 27
Summer Reading Program at the Moline Public Library provides a variety of fun-filled programs and activities to keep kids learning over the summer months. Check out our whole calendar listing and plan weekly trips to the Library. 
   
Register online at molinelibrary.com beginning June 1
or call (309) 524-2480

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Showstopping Sculpture Contest
Entry deadline is Saturday, June 29.  Check online or at the Children's Desk for details.

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Pool Party
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Sunday, June 2 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Riverside Aquatic
Free fun for the whole family. 
Register online at Let's Swim!
or call (309) 524-2480
 
Live Clue: Video Game World
It's Showtime @ Your Library! Teen Program
Ages 8 - 14
Compete in a live version of the popular board game.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2470  More info: Clue
 
Storytime ROCKS!
Monday, June 3 at 10:00 am
Birth - 6 years old
Dance through stories to start summer fun! More info: ROCKS
 
Hanson Family Jugglers
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Monday, June 10 at 10:0 am
Join the zany family performers as they wow the crowd with juggling and balancing acts. More info: Jugglers
Sponsored by BankORION.  
 
PNG Animal Program with Niabi Zoo
It's Showtime @ Your Library! Program
Monday, June 10 at 6:00 pm
Grades 4 - 8 can interact with live animals while learning about their habitats, diet, adaptations and behavior.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2470.  More info: NIABI
 
Themed Parks Kick-off to Summer!
Wednesday, June 12, 10:30 am at Stephens Park Playground Shelter
PreK - 2nd Grade  More info:  Parks
 
Creativity Lab:  Art Sculptures
Thursday, June 13 at 6:00 pm
K - 6th Grade  More info: sculpture
 
Big Blue Reveal!
Thursday, June 13
10:00 pam - 4:00 pm
Family event - activities and a chance to see our newly decorated Children's Program Room
More info: BB
   
Jazzy Ash Music Program
Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm
Part of QC Arts Visiting Artist Program, Jazzy Ash will perform a free, all-ages concert. More info: Jazzy
   
Colbrese Farms Petting Zoo
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Wednesday, June 19 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Get close to a variety of farm and zoo animals.  More info:   Zoo
Sponsored by Junior Board of Rock Island  

Story Time for Littles
Evening 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 6 pm (June 5, June 19, no session July 3, July 17)
Birth - 36 months
A chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities.  
   
Tie Dye Drop In
Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bring a clean, white item to dye and join the fun!
Elementary aged students.  More info:   Tie Dye
 
PJ Party Storytime!
Monday, June 24 at 6:00 pm
Monday, July 29 at 6:00 pm
Wear your PJs and come for stories.  For the whole family.
More info:  Pjs
 
Martika Circus Variety Show
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 pm
Interact fun for the whole family. More info: Circus 
Sponsored by South Moline Township
 
Themed Parks - Animals
Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 am (Peterson Park)
PreK-2nd Grade  More info:  Parks Animals
 
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00 pm
Program for the whole family to experience a free preview of Circa '21's production. Pigs
 
Scott County Kennel Club Dog Agility Demonstration
Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 pm
Watch these trained dogs go through agility tests.  For the whole family.  More info: Dogs
 
Messing Around
Monday, July 1 at 10:00 am
Birth - 6 years old
A fun twist on story time for summer fun!  More info: Messing!
 
Absolute Science
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Monday, July 1 at 1:00 pm
Fun science experiments and interactive fun. 
Elementary students and their families. More info: Absolute Science
Sponsored by Moline Rotary Club.
 
Quad City Arts Teen Improv Comedy Performance
It's Showtime @ Your Library! Program
Tuesday, July 2 at Noon
Spend the lunch hour enjoying these talented teens.
More info: Improv
 
Outdoor Discovery
Tuesday, July 2 at 6:00 pm
More info: Outdoors
 
Thursday, July 4
CLOSED for Independence Day
 
Preschool Story Time
Thursday mornings at 10 am in July (*does not meet July 4)
Evening Preschool Story Time: Mar 25 at 6pm
36 months - pre-K
Age appropriate stories and activities for school readiness
 
Themed Parks - Aqua Fun (Riverside East Shelter)
Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 am
Fun water activities with the Moline Parks Department
For elementary students.  More info:  Parks - Aqua Fun
 
ScribbleMonster
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00 pm
Art themed fun in this large scale program. More info: Scribble
Sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates .
 
Create with the Figge - Found Objects
Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 pm
Featuring the artwork of Vanessa German.  Registration required. More info:  Figge
Sponsored by the Figge Art Museum.
   
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing & Our Night Sky
Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm
Join the Astronomy Club to learn about the moon landing and view our night sky through their telescope.
Family event.  More info: Astronomy
 
Kid's Movie Sing-a-long
Friday, July 19 at 1:00 pm
Join the fun and sing along to a children's favorite.  You're sure to know every word!  More info: Sing
 
Art Extravaganza
Saturday, July 20 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Showstopper Sculpture Contest participant displays and art activities. More info: Art
Sponsored by Moline Kiwanis Club.
 
Mary Macaroni
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Monday, July 22 at 10:00 am
Join in the fun songs and movements of Mary Macaroni! 
More info:  Mary
Sponsored by the QC Parrot Head Club
 
Theme Parks - Super Silly at Prospect Park (shelter by WQAD)
Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 am
Fun activities with the Library and Parks Department.  Parks
 
Tween and Teen Escape Room
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Thursday, July 25. Sessions between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Ages 8 - 18
Use clues and skills to escape from a haunted movie theater.  More info: Escape
 
                                                              
We are always open online at http://molinelibrary.com/ 

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June/July Programs and Events
For Adults and Teens

Additional information may be found on Our Website! 

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
 
Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Patriot, Visionary -- Gilder Lehrman Exhibit 
May 30 - June 25
2nd Floor
More info:  Hamilton

Summer Reading Program
It's Showtime at Your Library!
June 1 - July 27
Interactive reading program and programs for all ages.
Register online at molinelibrary.com beginning June 1 or call (309) 524-2470
Sponsored by American Bank & Trust

Moline Public Library Talent Show
Registration Deadline:  July 17
Show:  Saturday, August 17, time TBD
Solo and group performers are invited to perform in our upcoming talent show.  There will be prizes voted on by the audience. 
See the Information Desk for details or call (309) 524-2470
 
Pool Party
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Sunday, June 2 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Riverside Aquatic
Free fun for the whole family. 
Register online at Pool or call (309) 524-2470
 
Starting a Small Business in Illinois
SPANISH:  Monday, June 3 at 10:00 am
ENGLISH:  Wednesday, June 5 at 1:00 pm
The Illinois Small Business Staff form WIU will lead a workshop for those considering creating a small business.  More info:   Business
 
Write Now! Writers Group
Monday, June 3 at 6:00 pm
Monday, July 1 at 6:00 pm
A chance for seasoned and inspired writers to meet to write and share ideas.  Write
 
Pageturners Contemporary Book Club
Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 pm
Call (309) 524-2470 for book selection
 
Rambling Readers
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Thursdays in June and July (No meeting July 4) at 8:30 pm - Celebration Belle parking lot
Meet up for a 45 minute walk and talk session about Ayn Rand's Classic, The Fountainhead.  Each week we'll read about 100 pages and discuss while walking along Ben Butterworth Parkway.  More info:  Walking book club

Black Box Theatre Tour
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Thursday, June 6, 2:00 pm at Black Box Theatre
Registration: (309) 524-2470 or Black Box
 
Live Clue: Video Game World
It's Showtime @ Your Library! Teen Program
Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm
Ages 8 - 14
Compete in a live version of the popular board game.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2470 or CLUE
 
Patriotic Music Concert
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Friday, June 7 at Noon
Celebrate upcoming Flag Day with a medley of patriotic music sung by the Good News Singers Chorale under the direction of Tony Sconyers. More info: Concert
 
PNG Animal Program with Niabi Zoo
It's Showtime @ Your Library! Program
Monday, June 10 at 6:00 pm
Grades 4 - 8 can interact with live animals while learning about their habitats, diet, adaptations and behavior.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2470 or Niabi
 
Spotlight Theatre Tour
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00 pm - Spotlight Theatre
Tour the historic Spotlight Theatre.
Registration required:  (309) 524-2470 or Spotlight
 
Spoon River Anthology: Music and Performance
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Friday, June 14 at Noon
Historical actors Paddy and John Lynn portray a variety of characters from Spoon Rover Anthology.  Free. More info: Spoon
 
Immigration and Citizenship Workshop
Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Walk-In
Representatives from QCAIR and Esperanza legal Assistance Center will be at the library to provide information on various immigration situations and the path to become a US Citizen. Citizens
 
Jazzy Ash Music Program
Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm
Part of QC Arts Visiting Artist Program, Jazzy Ash will perform a free, all-ages concert.  Jazzy
 
Bartlett Performing Arts Center Tour
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 pm - Bartlett Performing Arts Center
Tour the brand new Moline High School Bartlett Performing Arts Center. 
Registration required:  (309) 524-2470 or 
 
Book 'Em Mystery Book Club
Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 pm
Call (309) 524-2470 for each month's book selection.
 
A Novel Naptime
Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 am
A bookclub for parents and their preschoolers.  This month:  What We Were Promised, by Lucy Tan.
Parents discuss a monthly selection while activities are provided in the room for children.  Call (309) 524-2470 for more information
 
Rules of the Road Review Course
Thursday, June 20 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Free, 90-minute review class for seniors.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2470 or  Test
 
Coffee with a Cop
Friday, June 21 at 9:30 am in Java Lab Grind & Dine Café
Share questions, concerns and suggestions with our Moline Police Department.  FREE coffee!  More info:  Coffee
 
Stamp Your Own Mantra Bracelet
Saturday, June 22 - Two sessions:  1:00 - 2:30 pm and 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Make your own stamped mantra bracelet to keep.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2440 or  Bracelet
 
Teen Nailed It! Competition
It's Showtime @ Your Library! Program
Monday, June 24 at 6:00 pm
Grades 6 - 12
Try your hand at decorating in a Nailed It! Competition.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2470 or  Nailed it!
 
Scott County Kennel Club Dog Agility Demonstration
Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 pm
Watch these trained dogs go through agility tests.  For the whole family.  Dogs
 
Debut Novelist Caroline Louise Walker
Monday, July 1 at 6:30 pm
Join us for a visit from Caroline Louis Walker, author of Man of the Year.  More info: Novelist
 
Quad City Arts Teen Improv Comedy Performance
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Tuesday, July 2 at Noon
Spend the lunch hour enjoying these talented teens. More info: Improv
 
Pageturners Contemporary Book Club
Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30 pm
Call (309) 524-2470 for book selection
 
Thursday, July 4
CLOSED for Independence Day
 
Teen Paint & Smoothie Night
It's Showtime @ Your Library! Program
Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 pm
Grades 6 - 12 make their own smoothies to enjoy while painting.  Registration is required:  (309) 524-2470 or Smoothie
 
Ben Bedford: Illinois Singer/Songwriter
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Friday, July 12 at Noon
Easy listening concert. More info: Concert
 
Book 'Em Mystery Book Club
Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 pm
Call (309) 524-2470 for each month's book selection.
 
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing & Our Night Sky
Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm
Join the Astronomy club to learn about the moon landing and view our night sky through their telescope.
Family event. More info: Astronomy
 
Quad City Music Guild Tour
It's Showtime at Your Library! Program
Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00 pm - Music Guild (Prospect Park Theater)
Join us on location for a tour of Quad City Music Guild.  Registration required:  (309) 524-2470 or Guild
 
Teen Escape Room
It's Showtime @ Your Library! Program
Thursday, July 25. Sessions between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Ages 8 - 18
Use clues and skills to escape from a haunted movie theater.  More info: Escape
 
Teen Summer Reading Program Lock-In
Friday, August 2 at 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Be in the Library after-hours!  Registration required:  (309) 524-2470 or Lock-In


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

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