September 2018


Special Programming Series

Illinois Reads

The Moline Public Library will serve as a host site for programming in conjunction with the Illinois Reading Council's Illinois Reads initiative. The yearly statewide project promotes reading for all Illinois citizens.  The Council selects 6 books in each age group from birth through adult readers and work of Illinois authors is especially highlighted. For more information on the 6-part series, visit: IL READS

A funding partnership with the Krista Kruse Memorial Fund through The Moline Foundation assures adequate funding is available to support the program locally. 

Hotel accommodations provided by: Element by Westin


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New Face (sort of) @ the Library

There's a new face in our Children's Department. Miss Jessica began working at the Library just in time for August's Harry Potter program (her favorite fantasy series!).  Regular patrons may recognize Jessica as a former Moline Public Library intern. 
A Quad Cities native, s he is working toward a Master's degree in Library Science through the UW-Madison with an emphasis on youth services. Her family includes two fur babies, Tigger and Salem.
We are very excited to having Jessica back on board with us. 


It's not too soon to book for 
holiday gatherings

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


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

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 


Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:00am
Stories and more for children ages 3-5.
No registration is required for this free program.

Storytime for Littles
Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 at 9:30am or 10:45am
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

Wednesdays in September  from 2:00pm-3:30pm
For children in K-5th grades
Explore a new STEAM topic each week with hands on activities at this after-school drop-in program.
No registration is required for this free program.

Dance Me a Story: Degas
Tuesday, September 11
6 - 7 pm
Program in support of French Moderns by Ballet Quad Cities
For more information:  Ballet QC

Figge Art Program
Thursday, September 13
6 - 7 pm
Elementary children. Registration required.
For more information and to register:  Art

Make a Pocket Stuffie
Monday, September 17
6 - 7:30 pm
Elementary age. Registration required.
This program is currently full. For more information and a phone number to add your name to our wait list:  Waitlist 

Geeky F@b Five
Saturday, September 22
2 - 3 pm
Mother daughter author duo appear at the Library.
For more information, visit: Geeky

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September Programs and Events
For Adults and Teens

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 




Teen Advisory Group
Thursday, September 6
Grades 6 - 12 at 3:30 pm
An opportunity for teens to have input on Library offerings and resources. Meets service hour requirements.
Artability Music Sessions
Mondays, September 4, 11, 18, 25
10:30 - 11:30 am
For patrons with developmental disabilities.

Artability Art Sessions
Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
For patrons with developmental disabilities

Teen/Tween Gaming
Wednesdays, September 12, 26
Grades 6 - 12 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Visit the Library for STEM games and traditional electronic & board games.

Pageturners Book Club
First Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Hot 'n Cole: the Music of Cole Porter
Friday, September 7
Part of the Library's Noon Day Concert Series. For more information, visit:  COLE

IL Reads 2018: Kathleen Rooney & Martin Seay, Authors in Conversation
Saturday, September 8
3 - 4:30 pm
Meet best-selling authors.  For more information, visit:  Author Visit

Sarah McQuaid Concert
Monday, September 10
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Part of the musician's nationwide tour.
For more information and a link to the performer's website, visit: 

WQPT Vibrant Neighborhoods
Monday, September 17
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Screening and discussion. For more information and a link to WQPT's website, visit:  Vibrant

IL Reads 2018: Davenport Zither Ensemble
Friday, September 21
Part of IL Reads and the popular Noon Day Series.
For more information:  IL Reads

Book 'em Mystery Book Club
Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm     
Book club for mystery lovers.  Monthly book selections available at the Information Desk


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