September 2019

Still Time to Register!

Book Discussion with Dr. Jessica Roisen

There's still time to register for our upcoming book discussion, led by St. Ambrose Professor Dr. Jessica Roisen. Learn about the fascinating journey of Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. This program is in conjunction with the upcoming Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference to be held on September 24, 2019 at St. Ambrose University where Gbowee will be the keynote speaker. This book discussion and the Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference are free and open to the public. 
Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 10
6:30 pm
To Register:  DISCUSSION



Get Yourself a Card!

During September, libraries across the country encourage new and renewed library cards. Here at the Moline Public Library, we want to ensure everyone that is eligible has (and uses!) a library card.  For more information, visit:  LIBRARY CARD

Sign up for a Moline Public Library card during September, and you'll receive some nice gifts, as well as a chance to win a $25 Java Lab Grind & Dine gift card!

    Pulitzer Finalist scheduled to 
visit our library!

The Moline Public Library is pleased host an evening with author Rebecca Makkai on Monday, September 9 at 6:30 pm. Makkai, author of
The Borrower, The Hundred-Year House, Music for Wartime, and most recently,
The Great Believers, in which she was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award. Makkai will talk about this powerful & emotional tale of loss, heartbreak, and survival. 

This special program is 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 highlighted.  A funding partnership with the Krista Kruse Memorial Fund through The Moline Foundation assures adequate funding is available to support the program locally.  Krista Sundine Kruse was a long-time Moline Public Library and literacy supporter, serving on the Library's Board of Trustees from 2000-2009. The first copies of The Great Believers were loaned to members of Krista's former book club which has met monthly for the past 37 years.  

Books will be available for purchase with Books-A-Million.

Program made possible with assistance from:
The Moline Foundation and the Krista Kruse Memorial Fund
Element Moline

    Monthly eNews feature: 
Collection Connection

Check out the "new" Speculative Fiction sections at the Moline Public Library!
The HORROR sections in adult fiction, audio books and large type books have been combined with the SCI-FI/FANTASY sections to create the SPECULATIVE FICTION collection!
The term Speculative Fiction has been around for a while but lately it has become a common umbrella term that is used to group certain types of fiction together. These types of fiction are mainly horror, science fiction and fantasy, genres that speculate (see what we did there) about impossible scenarios and situations. What if there is a ghost in my attic and it's hungry? What if humanity colonizes other planets in the future? What if people could make fire with their minds? These are the types of speculations you might find in our Speculative Fiction sections.
If that sounds like what you are looking for, you will find it right where most of the collection was always at, in what used to be Sci-Fi/Fantasy area.

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


Fall is a great time to get a passport!

Planning a trip abroad? The Moline Public Library serves as a US Passport Acceptance Facility. We offer flexible hours and even take passport photos for one-stop convenience.  Why not schedule an appointment today while processing times are favorable. Visit  PASSPORTS for more information. 


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


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

Additional information may be found on Our Website! 


Reminder:  The Library is closed
Monday, September 2
in observance of Labor Day

STEAM Programming every Wednesday for elementary students
Wednesdays beginning September 4 from 2 - 3 pm
Different program each week!
Sponsored by Mid-American Energy
Preschool Story Time
Thursday mornings at 10 am
Storytime for Littles
Monday mornings at 9:30 am or 10:45
Evenings Weds., September  4th and 18th at 6 pm
Creativity Lab - Paper Cranes
Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 pm
Elementary students learn to make paper cranes for a good cause!
A Novel Naptime
Wednesday, September 18 at 10:30 am
A book club for parents of small children.  This month:  There, There.  

Dog Man
Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Children's Program Room
Family event

PJ Party Storytime
Monday, September 30 at 6:00 pm
PJs, slippers, robes and stuffed animals encouraged!

We are always open online at 


September Programs and Events
For Adults and Teens

Additional information may be found on Our Website! 




Immigration: An American Story
Travelling Exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Through September 14
Experience a poster exhibit detailing documents, maps, and images to tell select stories of those who came to America, some by coercion and others by choice in search of a better future for themselves and later generations.On display on the Library 2nd floor.  EXHIBIT


Reminder:  The Library is closed
Monday, September 2
in observance of Labor Day
Pageturners Contemporary Book Club
Tuesdays, September 3 at 6:30 pm
This month:  There, There by Tommy Orange
Call (309) 524-2470 for more information.
Citizenship Test Preparation Course
Wednesdays, beginning September 4 at 6:30 pm
Thursdays, beginning September 5 at 10:00 am
An 8 week course for those wishing to prepare for US Citizenship.  Registration required.
Teen Advisory Group
Thursdays, September 5, 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.
Pop and Folk Music Concert
Friday, September 6 at Noon
Free Concert!

An Evening with Rebecca Makkai
Monday, September 9 at 6:30 pm
Meet Pulitzer Prize Finalist Rebecca Makkai as she discusses The Great Believers
Books available for sale from Books-A-Million
Special thanks to the Moline Foundation and the Krista Kruse Memorial Fund and Element Moline
Discussion of Leymah Gbowee's book, Mighty Be Our Powers
(facilitated by Dr. Jessica Roisen)
Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 pm
Registration Required:  GBOWEE
Write Now! Writers Group
Mondays, September 16, October 7, October 21,  November 4, November 18, December 2, December 16 at 6:00 pm
A chance for seasoned and inspired writers to meet to write and share ideas.

Book 'Em Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, September 17 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, September 18 at 10:30 am
A book club for parents of small children.  This month:  There, There  by Tommy Orange
Registration Requested: NOVEL NAPS

Teen Superhero Movie Night
Monday, September 23 at 5:30 pm

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