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  1. Friday Family Movie

    July 1, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Main Library

    Looking for something to do? Get in the game at the Rock Island Library with free movies based on the "On the Mark, Get Set, READ!" summer activities theme. Today's movie is CLUE, a classic who-dun-it movie based on the game where you have to solve the murder of "Mr. Body." Share a movie you loved with your kids!

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  2. Have A Ball with Art!

    July 5, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Main Library

    Free art class for kids entering third through 8th grades with artist Gloria Burlingame. Registration required: Call the library or register online.

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  3. Learn the Noble Art of Fencing

    July 6, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Main Library

    Sign up now for the noble art of fencing, and learn the basics of a very old Olympic sport! Fencing is sword-fighting. This special program for grades 3 to eight will show you what fencers wear to protect themselves, a few basic sword-fighting moves, and then give you a chance to try what you've learned by practicing with padded foam noodles. Registration needed - call or go online at the library website.

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  4. Niabi Zoo Show

    July 7, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Southwest Branch Library

    See and learn about the animals of Niabi Zoo! All ages, families. Free. Part of the library's On Your Mark, Get Set, READ summer activities program.

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  5. Teen Life Size Gaming

    July 7, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm @ Southwest Branch Library

    Get in the game with a super-sized board game at the library's Southwest Branch. Play Life Size scrabble, chess, and more! (Wizard chess, anyone?) Ages 12 to 18. Free. Part of the library's summer activities program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

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  6. Friday Family Movie

    July 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Main Library

    Looking for something to do? Get in the game at the Rock Island Library with free movies based on the "On the Mark, Get Set, READ!" summer activities theme. Today's movie is Mouse Hunt, a charming tale of two fighting brothers who inherit a valuable home that they plan to sell - if only they can get rid of one very, very clever mouse. Share a movie you loved with your kids!

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  7. Cut the Clutter & Get Organized

    July 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Learn how to restore order to your space and declutter with speaker Claire Johnson, of Cut the Clutter company. Walk away with some good tips for downsizing, decluttering and reorganizing. Free, No registration required. Part of the library's summer activities program for adults, Exercise Your MInd.

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  8. City Council Meeting

    July 11, 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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  9. Have A Ball with Art!

    July 12, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Main Library

    Free art class for kids entering third through 8th grades with artist Gloria Burlingame. Registration required: Call the library or register online.

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  10. Family Crafts at Southwest Branch (Tuesday classes)

    July 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Southwest Branch Library

    Crafts for the whole family, 6 pm on the 2nd Tuesday and 10 am on the following Saturday of each month. Each program includes crafts and activities for all ages and all skill levels. Free. Registration required. See library website for each month's craft and how to sign up.

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  11. Play and Grow Time

    July 14, 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Free early learning event for toddlers ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Talk, Sing, Read and Play to early literacy with stories, songs and play.

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  12. Teen Anime Night

    July 14, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Are you an anime fan? Come to the library to watch our anime collection, try some Japanese snacks, and even learn how to write Japanese hiragana characters. Ages 12 to 18. Free. Part of the library's summer activities program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

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  13. Teen Tie Dye

    July 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Get messy, and create a wearable work of art with our free tie-dye program! Bring an article of clothing with you to dye - t-shirt, socks, cotton scarf etc. Amaze your friends with your tie-dye style. Ages 12 to 18. Free, registration not required. Part of the library's summer activities program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

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  14. Flower Arranging

    July 20, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library

    Add beautiful color and scent to your home with floral arrangeements. Michelle Mampre, of LiveLoveFlowers, will show you how. Registration required. Call or go online at the library website. Free, part of the library's Exercise Your Mind summer activities program for adults.

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  15. Die-cutting Paper Class with Cricut Cartridges

    July 21, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ 30/31 Branch Library

    Learn how to use a die-cutting paper machine, such as a Cricut and add your creativity to cards, scrapbook pages and art projects. While you're learning take a look at the Cricut cartridges you can check out at the Rock Island Public Library. For registration call (309) 732-7369 or sign up online.

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  16. Sunset Marina Boaters Advisory Committee Meeting

    July 21, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Public Works

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  17. Indoor Drive In Movie

    July 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Main Library

    Enjoy a "drive-in" movie with the kids that's fun, rain or shine. Kids will decorate car boxes to sit in during the movie, and then you can all enjoy the adventurous movie Jumanji. Kids disocover a mysterious game in the attic, that once played, releases a boy lost for years and a dangerous world. See the original before the remake comes out!

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  18. Adult Coloring Night

    July 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library

    Did you miss us in June? Adult Coloring Nights are back, on the last Monday of each month. Coloring sheets and art supplies provided, or bring your own and color in a group. Free, no registration.

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  19. City Council Meeting

    July 25, 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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  20. Teen Gaming Night

    July 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library

    Get in the game with fun teen gaming nights at your library. Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and more. Snacks and board games, too. Ages 12 to 18. Free.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Red, White & BOOM!

    July 3, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Schwiebert Riverfront Park

    Children's activities & inflatables ($5 wristband), visit with Princess Beauty from 3:30-5:00, food vendors, beer garden by Bent River Brewing Company, Stage Entertainment including DJ and Lip Synch battle from 3:00-4:30, Metropolitan Youth Program Drill Team at 4:30pm, Proclamation and Military Tribute at 5:00, The Country Couch Potatoes at 5:45 pm, 7:30 pm performance by Smooth Groove, and 9:30 pm FIREWORKS ! No outside alcohol or fireworks allowed.

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  2. 4th of July Celebration at Whitewater Junction

    July 4, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center

    Celebrate Independence Day by visiting Whitewater Junction for family fun including waterslides, fun games, and prizes.

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  3. Starlight Revue Concert

    July 5, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Lincoln Park

    Coupe De Ville will perform in beautiful Lincoln Park. 5:00 pm Dinner Available from Hy-Vee Grill 6:15 pm Dance Lesson/Family Activity 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert Call 732-RAIN to check status for inclement weather.

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  4. Starlight Revue Concert

    July 12, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Lincoln Park

    The Hotrods will perform in beautiful Lincoln Park. 5:00 pm Dinner Available from Hy-Vee Grill 6:15 pm Dance Lesson/Family Activity 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert Call 732-RAIN to check status for inclement weather.

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  5. Fantastic Friday at Whitewater Junction

    July 15, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center

    It's going to be a Fantastic Friday full of waterslides, fun games, and prizes.

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  6. Hauberg Center-Tours Available

    July 16, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm @ Hauberg Center

    Visit the Hauberg Center for a free historic tour including history of the home, photographs, architecture of the prairie style mansion, and stories.

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  7. Hauberg Center-Tours Available

    July 17, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm @ Hauberg Center

    Visit the Hauberg Center for a free historic tour including history of the home, photographs, architecture of the prairie style mansion, and stories.

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  8. Starlight Revue Concert

    July 19, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Lincoln Park

    Backwater Bayou Band will perform in beautiful Lincoln Park. 5:00 pm Dinner Available from Hy-Vee Grill 6:15 pm Dance Lesson/Family Activity 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert Call 732-RAIN to check status for inclement weather.

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  9. Park Board Meeting

    July 19, 5:30 pm @ Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center

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  10. Starlight Revue Concert

    July 26, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Lincoln Park

    Josh Duffee & His Orchestra will perform in beautiful Lincoln Park. 5:00 pm Dinner Available from Hy-Vee Grill 6:15 pm Dance Lesson/Family Activity 7:00 - 9:00 pm Concert Call 732-RAIN to check status for inclement weather.

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