October 2019

October is National Fire Prevention Month.  

Plan to visit the Library Wednesday, October 9. The Moline Fire Department will be in the Library's lobby between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm to share information about and register residents for their smoke detector installation program.


Get that Resume Updated...

Find your next job and further your career! Join us as we partner with the Illinois Department of Employment Security to host a Job Fair featuring employers who are currently hiring. Please come dressed to interview and have copies of your resume available.

Halloween is Coming!

Ghosts, goblins & ghouls! Halloween fun and spooky activities for school kids. Costumes encouraged. 

Special 'Non-Scary' Preschool Halloween Parties:
Wednesday, October 23    6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 24       10:00 - 11:00 am

    October:  Two Ways to 
Support the Friends of the 
Moline Public Library Foundation

Overflow Booksale
Friday, October 25   Noon - 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 26    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Monthly eNews feature: 
Collection Connection

Young Adult

Quad City area libraries are holding their 25th annual Teen Reading Challenge. Teens from around the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities are encouraged to read as much as they can from September 22 through October 19, 2019. Readers who reach 250 minutes will get a prize and an invitation to a party on October 25 at the Davenport Main Library. At 500, 750, and 1000 minutes they will be entered into drawings for even more great prizes.
Teen readers who are looking for some great reads for the Challenge can stop by the Teen Corner to check out our display on the Lincoln Award and Rebecca Caudill Award titles. These books are chosen by a panel of readers who narrow down nominations to a master reading list. Students then read from this list and vote for their favorite. The Rebecca Caudill Award is open to students in grades 4-8, and the Lincoln Award to students in grades 9-12. These titles make great reads for adults as well! Stop by the Teen Corner often for more featured displays.

Need assistance or more info?  Contact a librarian by visiting our 2nd floor Information Desk, email  information@molinelibrary.org, or call 309-524-2470 and discover all the Moline Public Library has to offer .


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: EVENTS
To reserve a room, visit: RESERVING MEETING ROOMS


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

Additional information may be found on Our Website! 


The Library is closed
Saturday, October 5
Due to Construction in the Area
STEAM Programming every Wednesday for elementary students
Wednesdays beginning September 4 from 2 - 3 pm
Different program each week!
Sponsored by Mid-American Energy
Storytime for Littles
Monday mornings at 9:30 am or 10:45 am
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.  Littles
Creativity Lab - Nature Mobiles
Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 pm
Elementary students learn to make mobiles from items found in nature. Mobiles
Sew Fun!
Monday, October 14 at 6:00 pm
A different project each month. Registration Required.  This program is currently full to capacity. Please check back next month. Sew
A Novel Naptime
Wednesday, October 16 at 10:30 am
A book club for parents of small children.  More info: WYGB
Ghostly Night
Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 pm
The Library's annual seasonal party for elementary students.  Costumes encouraged. Games, activities and stories.  Sponsored by Larsen and Worner Dental. Ghostly
Preschool Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00 pm and Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 am
Two opportunities for preschoolers and their adults to enjoy non-scary themed activities and stories.  Costumes encouraged.  Halloween Preschool
Tween Interactive Movie
Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 pm. For movie title: Movie
PJ Party Storytime!
Monday, October 28 at 6:00 pm
Wear your PJs and come for stories.  For the whole family. More info: PJs
Incredible Bats Show
Monday, October 28 at 6:30 pm
See live Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-Colored Fruit Bats! Bats

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


October Programs and Events
For Adults and Teens

Additional information may be found on Our Website! 



The Library is closed
Saturday, October 5
Due to Construction in the Area

A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets, presented by Author Noah Lederman
Tuesday, October, 1 at 6:30 pm
Visit: Erased
Pageturners Contemporary Book Club
Tuesdays, October 1 at 6:30 pm
Call (309) 524-2470 for book selection or visit: Pageturners
Citizenship Test Preparation Course
Wednesdays through October 26 at 6:30 pm
An 8 week course for those wishing to prepare for US Citizenship.  Registration required.  Visit: Course
Moline Central Fire Station Tour
Wednesday, October 2 at 2:00 pm
Meet at the Fire Station. Registration required: Tour
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Job Fair
Thursday, October 3 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Over 15 area employers will share job openings and employment opportunities.  Participants should dress interview-appropriate and bring resumes.  Job Fair

Teen Advisory Group
Thursdays,  October 3, November 7, December 5 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Opportunity for teens and tweens to have input in Library programs and resources.   TAG
Wet Plate Photography
Friday, October 4 at Noon
Free educational lunchtime series.  Learn the history of photography and experience the art of wet plate photography. More info:  Photo

Write Now!  Writer's Group
Mondays, October 7 and 21 at 6:00 pm
A supportive group of writers. Time specifically allotted to writing and peer review. Info: Writers
American Creed Film Screening and Discussion
Monday, October 7 at 6:00 pm
View a screening of PBS's American Creed, followed by a discussion with St. Ambrose's Dr. E. Ubeda. 
Community partners for this film screening and discussion include WQPT- Quad Cities PBS, World Relief Moline and WVIK. More info: Creed
North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Tuesday, October 8 at 2:00 pm
Meet at the Plant. Call (309) 524-2470 for more information or visit: Wastewater Treatment Plant
Cowboy Courage: Westerns and the Portrayal of Bravery
Monday, October 14 at Noon
Led by Bill Hampes.  More info: Cowboy
Ancestry Library Edition Database Course
Tuesday, October 15 at 2:00 pm
Learn the basics of this free online geology tool.  Registration required:  Ancestry
Book 'Em Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 pm
For mystery lovers!  Stop by the Information Desk to pick up a copy of this month's novel 
A Novel Naptime
Wednesday, October 16 at 10:30 am
A book club for parents of small children.  This month: WYGB
Sustainability Right Before Your Eyes: Eleven Examples of Sustainability Near Sylvan Island
Thursday, October 17 at 2:00 pm
Led by Dr. Norm Moline. Program meets off-site.  Registration required: Moline
Ghosts of the Quad Cities
Monday, October 17 at 6:00 pm 
Ghosts of the Quad Cities book program by authors Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin, courtesy of Arcadia Publishing and the History Press. More info: Ghosts

Friends of the Moline Public Library Annual Basket Raffle Fundraiser
Monday, October 21 - Saturday, October 26
Open during Library hours. Chances are just $1 each for a wide variety of items donated by area businesses. Support the Friends
Rules of the Road
Thursday, October 24 at 1:30 pm
Refresher course for those with an upcoming driver's test
Registration required: Rules

Tween Interactive Movie
Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 pm. Movie title: TIM
Friends of the MPL Foundation Overflow Booksale
Friday, October 25 (Noon - 4:00 pm) and Saturday, October 26 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
A chance for collectors and casual readers to get great deals on books!  Hardcovers just $.50 and paperbacks just $.25.  Tons of electronic media, too.  All proceeds go to support the Moline Public Library. Overflow Sale
Incredible Bats Show
Monday, October 28 at 6:30 pm
See live Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-Colored Fruit Bats!  Bats
Mary Shelley: Love & Frankenstein
Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm
Join storyteller Megan Wells as she shares the story of the world's first Science Fiction novel, Frankenstein , written by 19-year-old named Mary Shelley.  Frankenstein

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



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