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  1. Preservation Commission Meeting

    April 16, 5:30 pm @ City Hall

    The Rock Island Preservation Commission was created in 1984 for the purpose of identifying such property, structures or areas within the City of Rock Island, Illinois that are historically significant. The Preservation Commission performs the landmark designation of significant property, structures and historic districts and advises the City Council if such designations are appealed. It is the duty of the Preservation Commission to protect the distinctive visual characteristics of landmarks and historic districts by reviewing, giving advice and passing upon changes to their exterior architectural appearance. The Preservation Commission also takes a lead role in educating the public as regards the architectural and historical heritage of our community.

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  2. Download This! Magazines, Movies, Music & More

    April 16, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Learn how to use your library card to download or stream free music, movies, and magazines. Includes how to use Zinio, Freegal Music or Freegal Movies & TV. You can use these services with a library card from a library that subscribes to them. No registration required.

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  3. Sunset Marina Boaters Advisory Committee Meeting

    April 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Public Works

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  4. Putting Some Herbs in Your LIfe

    April 17, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Herbs add flavor and color to your garden and your home. Peg, from QC Herbs, will share her knowledge about how easily you can add herbs to most areas of your life. Bring your questions!

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  5. Friday Fest Children's Movie

    April 18, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Main Library

    Free family movie on days when Rock Island/Milan schools dismiss early. Join us for an action-packed animated comedy featuring a squirrel, his rat friend, and a nut store heist of outrageous proportions. Rated G. Call library for movie title.

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  6. Saturday Storytime

    April 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Join us for kids' education and fun with stories, songs, and Earth Day craft activities for ages birth to five. Kids who read, succeed!

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  7. Spectacular Saturday Frog Party

    April 19, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Our 30/31 Branch will be jumping with frog-themed events, all sorts of stories, lots of games and multiple crafts. Hop in for some fun and education for kids of all ages.

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  8. Evening Family Storytime, Southwest Branch

    April 21, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Southwest Branch Library

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  9. City Council Meeting

    April 21, 6:45 pm @ City Hall

    Study Session: 5:30 pm, City Council Chambers, third floor. City Council Meeting: 6:45 pm, Council Chambers, third floor

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  10. Shakespeare's Life in His Works, with Don Wooten

    April 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    A careful look at Shakespeare's plays reveals what we think about his early life in Stratford. Presented by Don Wooten, founder of Genesius Guild. A special event presented for Shakespeare's 450th birthday.

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  11. Teen Gaming Night

    April 24, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library

    Xbox 360, Wii games, snacks and board games for teens ages 12 to 18.

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  12. Teen Minecraft

    April 29, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Spend an evening playing your favorite game with friends at the library. Ages 12 to 18.

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  13. Monthly "Crafternoon" - Children's Book Day

    April 30, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Main Library

    Drop in for a monthly "Crafternoon' project, each with a different theme, to keep the kids busy and occupied. Ages 6-12. This month's book craft celebrates children's day.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Spring Community Garage Sale

    April 26, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Longview Park

    Over 6,000 square feet of shopping for toys, trinkets, furniture, home decor, books, clothes, antiques and more.

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