October 18, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Southwest Branch Library
It's school break in Rock Island and Milan! Join us to make something for your pet using up-cycled materials. Or, you can donate the items you make to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center in Milan. We'll deliver the crafts for you.
October 22, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Main Library
Bring a friend and create a genealogical gift for your family. We'll show you an easy way to get information about your family and your spouse's family down on paper. No computers involved! Record your ancestors on a simple family tree and create a priceless family treasure. Free workshop, all supplies provided. Registration required: Call library or sign up via library calendar
October 22, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library
A discussion series about healthy living and finding your best health from local medical professionals, fitness, and cooking experts. Topics: Oct. 8: Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Cheryl True, MD; Oct. 15: How Not to Diet, the Relationship Between Food & Chronic Disease, with Beth Bryant, DPT; Oct. 22: How to Be a Whole Food Plant Based Athlete, and Eating Healthy on the Road. Speakers: Teri and Del Preston. Oct. 29: Whole Foods Plant Based Cooking 101 with Demo by cooking instructor Anne Haring.
October 22, 2018, 6:45 pm @ City Hall
Study Session: 5:00 pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 3rd Floor
6:15 pm, Reception for Labor Day Parade Award Winners, Lobby outside City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
City Council Meeting: 6:45 pm, City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
October 23, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Main Library
Vive le Figge! For the 21st annual Frieze Lecture Series, the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College will join in a celebration of the Figge Art Museum and its extraordinary exhibition French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. Join us for fascinating talks and discussions with Augustana College professors on some modern subjects. Lecturers include: Oct. 23: Dr. Emily Cranford, visiting assistant professor of French; Oct. 30: Dr. Kiki Kosnick, assistant professor of French; Nov. 6: Dr. Taddy R. Kalas, professor of French; and Nov. 13: Dr. Claire Kovacs, director of the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. Each professor speaks for about 40 minutes on their topic, with time after for discussion, coffee, and cookies. It's a college-level lecture with no tests or grades!
October 24, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library
Join us for a talk about Midwest Women Moderns in Brittany, offered in conjunction with the Figge Art Museum exhibit, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. Art historian Cynthia Wiedemann Empen, Ph.D, will speak about early modern women artists (including some from the Quad Cities) who were drawn to French art colonies for training and inspiration.
October 25, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm @ Quad City Botanical Center
Play for a great cause, helping kids love reading! Benefits the Lorene Evans Watts memorial for children's materials and services, Rock Island Public Library Foundation. Light snacks are welcome; no carry-in beverages. Sign up by email or call.
October 29, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Main Library
October 30, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Main Library
October 30, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Library
Snacks and a scary movie just in time for Halloween. Create a six-second horror story, if you dare! Come in costume to get candy. Teens, ages 12 to 18. Free.
October 25, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Schwiebert Riverfront Park
DJ, Trick or Treating, Goody Bags, Metro Youth Drill Team, Halloween Activities, Costume Contest