Happy New Year!
We will be closed
Tuesday, December 31 & Wednesday, January 1
FEATURED EVENTS

Saturday, January 18
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a celebration of Roald Dahl's
beloved books, the classic films, and the famous candyman himself, Willy Wonka!

There'll be lots of Wonka-inspired games, crafts, and activities, and - of course - chocolate! 
Dress as your favorite character for extra fun. Get started on our Reading is Sweet
Winter Reading Program if you haven't already and earn a badge for coming to the program!

Grades Pre-K to 6
Registration Required
January 18 to February 15

Reading is sweet just like the treats at Willy Wonka's factory! Sign up by getting a lanyard and collect buttons for reading and attending programs.
Registration is required - visit the Children's Desk to sign up.

Sponsored by Meemic Insurance, Danyelle Hatter.
Friday, January 10, Noon
Playing guitar professionally since he was 14 years old, Troy Rangel has played all genres of music. For this concert, Rangel will perform a mix of jazz standards and music from the 1950’s. His friends for this concert are Tony Sconyers on vocals and Nervous Neal Smith on tenor saxophone.  Sponsored by Friends of the
Monday, January 27, 6:00pm

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a pig brain. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is required.
YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
We are now participating in Explore More Illinois, a free service that gives you access to many cultural attractions throughout the state by offering a variety of deals, discounted admissions, or free passes.

All you need to start exploring is your Moline Public Library card and PIN. Visit Explore More Illinois to log in and save on your next great adventure!
New Book Bags - Only $3 Each
Protect your library books from the elements this winter with these roomy, stylish, and affordable bags. Pick yours up today at the Circulation Desk for only $3.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
Children ages 3-5 will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more to encourage development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome!

Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join. Make new friends, give advice about programs and materials for teens, and earn service credits. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month, no registration required.
MONDAY, JANUARY 6
For children birth to 3 years of ages with their adult. 

Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meets the first and third Mondays of each month.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
For teens and adults of all levels of experience. Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our  Project Linus  chapter.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
Children ages 3-5 will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more to encourage development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome!
For kids in grades K-6. Create your own Aurora Borealis using chalk and pastels on black paper.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
All ages are invited to join a lunchtime concert featuring fifties music and jazz standards, as performed by Troy, Tony Sconyers, and Nervous Neal Smith.
MONDAY, JANUARY 13
For children birth to 3 years of ages with their adult. 

Join us for a screening of Dr. Michael Gregor's presention, “How Not to Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.” Free plant-based food samples will be offered. A discussion will follow facilitated by Dr. Cheryl True of Heartland Rooted Quad Cities , a not-for-profit organization which promotes health through a whole food plant-based lifestyle. 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
Novel Naptime at 10:30am - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Our popular materials book group for parents - where kids preschool age and under are welcome! This month's book is My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.
Call 309-524-2470 to register. Books can be picked up at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.

For teens and adults of all levels of experience.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
Children ages 3-5 will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more to encourage development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register your Pre-K through 6th grade child and receive a reading lanyard. Collect buttons and prizes for reading and attending programs. Kids can even create their own button!
Registration required - visit the Children's Desk to sign up.
Sponsored by Memic Insurance, Danyelle Hatter
A world of pure imagination for the entire family! Drop in to participate in lots of Wonka-inspired games, crafts, and activities.
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
For children birth to 3 years of ages with their adult. 

Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meets the first and third Mondays of each month.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21
This advanced series is for students in grades 4-10 who have previous experience with robotics. Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, participants will program robots to complete various challenges. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Additional sessions will take place on January 23, 28, & 30. Re gistration required.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22
For teens and adults of all levels of experience.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
Children ages 3-5 will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more to encourage development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome!
This advanced series is for students in grades 4-10 who have previous experience with robotics. Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, participants will program robots to complete various challenges. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Additional sessions will take place on January 28 & 30. Re gistration required.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
For children in ages 8-12. Learn the basics of cartoon drawing with children's book author Xochi Pannell and book illustrator, Josh Wright. Pencils and paper will be supplied.
Sponsored by Marriage & Family Counseling Service in Rock Island. 
MONDAY, JANUARY 27
For children birth to 3 years of ages with their adult. 
Family fun! Come in your slippers and PJs with your stuffed animal, blanket, or snuggly for stories, songs, dancing, crafts on this month's theme - PENGUINS! 
Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a pig brain. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is required.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
This advanced series is for students in grades 4-10 who have previous experience with robotics. Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, participants will program robots to complete various challenges. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Final session will take place January 30. Re gistration required.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29
For teens and adults of all levels of experience.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
Children ages 3-5 will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more to encourage development of early literacy skills. Siblings welcome!
This advanced series is for students in grades 4-10 who have previous experience with robotics. Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, participants will program robots to complete various challenges. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Re gistration required.
FEBRUARY SNEAK PEAK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
For children birth to 3 years of ages with their adult. 

Open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meets the first and third Mondays of each month.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join. Make new friends, give advice about programs and materials for teens, and earn service credits. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month, no registration required.

Local filmmakers Tammy and Kelly Rundle will screen and discuss their docudrama, based on the critically acclaimed play by Earlene Hawley and Curtis Heete.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Paul Cioe, accompanied by Heather Nobiling and John Kinser, will give an acoustic performance of favorite love songs.