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  1. Rock Island Paranormal Discussion

    October 16, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Main Library

    Visit with members of Rock Island Paranormal society, as they explain how they conduct investigations into the unknown, talk about the equipment they use, an d review past cases and investigations. Learn what's involved in a real-life ghost hunt! All ages.

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  2. City Council Meeting

    October 16, 2017, 6:45 pm @ City Hall

    Study Session: 5:30 pm, Human Resources Conference Room, City Hall, lower level. Reception: 6:15 p.m., Labor Day Parade Award Winners, Council Chambers, third floor City Council Meeting: 6:45 pm, Council Chambers, third floor

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  3. Middle East Today: For Better or Worse

    October 17, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Historian and professor Dr. Art Pitz presents 4 lectures on the complexities and challenges of the Middle East. The two Rock Island Library lectures are The Shia Arc: Revival of the Persian Empire (Oct. 10) and Israel and the Quad Cities: Academic and Business Partners (Oct. 17.) See library website for all lectures in the four-part series, presented in partnership with Davenport Public Library and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

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  4. Sunset Marina Boaters Advisory Committee Meeting

    October 18, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Public Works

    The Boaters’ Advisory Committee (BAC) voted at the March 15, 2017, meeting to change the day and time for future BAC meetings in 2017 from the third Thursday at 6:00 PM to the third Wednesday at 3:00 PM.

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  5. Preservation Commission Meeting

    October 18, 2017, 5:00 pm @ City Hall

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  6. Community Crime Prevention Partnership Meeting

    October 18, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    These educational meetings are intended to strengthen existing partnerships with the citizens of Rock Island so that we can continue to look at ways to prevent crime and improve services to the community.

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  7. SEW Much Fun

    October 18, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Monthly make-it-yourself session for adults, featuring simple projects using the library's sewing machines. SEW Much Fun made possible through a generous grant from the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. Please see website for each month's project. For adults 18 and up, registration required. Call or sign up online via the library website.

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  8. Sicilian Wine Through the Ages

    October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library

    History and reemergence of wines from Sicily. Presenter/author Kathryn Occhipinti will help you learn about ancient grape varieties, and how they are changing perceptions of Sicilian wines. Sorry, no samples! Most of the wines discussed should be available locally.

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  9. Technology Open Lab - 30/31

    October 20, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Drop in for help with your tech questions from library Reference staff. Individual help with devices, email, social media and more. 3rd Friday of each month, 30/31.

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  10. City Council Meeting

    October 23, 2017, 6:45 pm @ City Hall

    Study Session: 5:30 pm, Human Resources Conference Room, City Hall, lower level. City Council Meeting: 6:45 pm, Council Chambers, third floor

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  11. Toddler Tales - 30/31

    October 24, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Story, activity, and songs to build learning skills in ages five and under. Each week has a new story and craft theme. Stories about Halloween and Animals of the Night are planned for October.

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  12. Frieze Lecture Series with Augustana College

    October 24, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Main Library

    Annual lecture series partnership with Augustana College. This year's series looks at the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation. Join us for four lectures on the legacy of the 1517 movement on thought, communication, science and technology, and privacy. See library website for each week's topic.

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  13. Toddler Tales - 30/31

    October 25, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Story, activity, and songs to build learning skills in ages five and under. Each week has a new story and craft theme. Stories about Halloween and Animals of the Night are planned for October.

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  14. Toddler Tales - Southwest

    October 25, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Southwest Branch Library

    Stories, activities/crafts, and songs to build early learning skills in ages five and under. Each week features different stories and craft themes. Look for stories about Halloween!

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  15. Toddler Tales - 30/31

    October 26, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Story, activity, and songs to build learning skills in ages five and under. Each week has a new story and craft theme. Stories about Halloween and Animals of the Night are planned for October.

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  16. Teen Anime Night

    October 26, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library

    For teenage fans of anime (Japanese animation.) Watch anime, enjoy snacks, and learn to write hiragana characters. Ages 12 to 18.

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  17. Toddler Tales - 30/31

    October 27, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Story, activity, and songs to build learning skills in ages five and under. Each week has a new story and craft theme. Stories about Halloween and Animals of the Night are planned for October.

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  18. Technology Open Lab - Southwest

    October 27, 2017, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Southwest Branch Library

    Drop in for help with your tech questions from library Reference staff. Individual help with devices, email, social media and more. 4th Friday of every month, Southwest. (No event on 11/24 as library is closed.)

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  19. Toddler Tales - 30/31

    October 28, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Story, activity, and songs to build learning skills in ages five and under. Each week has a new story and craft theme. Stories about Halloween and Animals of the Night are planned for October.

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  20. Toddler Tales - 30/31

    October 29, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Story, activity, and songs to build learning skills in ages five and under. Each week has a new story and craft theme. Stories about Halloween and Animals of the Night are planned for October.

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  21. Toddler Tales - 30/31

    October 30, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Story, activity, and songs to build learning skills in ages five and under. Each week has a new story and craft theme. Stories about Halloween and Animals of the Night are planned for October.

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  22. Teen Zombie Night

    October 30, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library

    Enjoy snacks and a zombie movie, just in time for Halloween. We'll show you the basics of zombie makeup, and if you come in costume, we'll have candy. Ages 12 to 18.

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  23. Toddler Tales - 30/31

    October 31, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Story, activity, and songs to build learning skills in ages five and under. Each week has a new story and craft theme. Stories about Halloween and Animals of the Night are planned for October.

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  24. Frieze Lecture Series with Augustana College

    October 31, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Main Library

    Annual lecture series partnership with Augustana College. This year's series looks at the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation. Join us for four lectures on the legacy of the 1517 movement on thought, communication, science and technology, and privacy. See library website for each week's topic.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Park Board Meeting

    October 17, 2017, 5:30 pm @ Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center

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  2. "The Age of Wonderful Nonsense" Annual Fundraising Gala

    October 21, 2017, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Hauberg Estate

    Step back in time to the era of speakeasies in the "Roaring 20's"! Cocktail hour will start at 6:00 pm and a silent auction, featuring local art, will begin at 8:30 pm. Enjoy live music, heavy hors d' oeuvres, inspiring art and great company in the dazzling historic mansion. 2 drink tokens will be included and a cash bar available. Period dress encouraged.

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  3. Fright Night in the Park

    October 26, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Schwiebert Riverfront Park

    Come to Schwiebert Riverfront Park for some Halloween fun including Dj, trick or treating, goody bags, food vendors, bounce houses, scavenger hunt, metro youth drill team, fun games, and a costume parade.

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