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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Getting Crafty with New Event Series at Rock Island Library

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The Rock Island Public Library offers several ways to get creative at your library and take time for you with new events starting this month.

Library guests of all ages can learn how to turn ordinary household items into new treasures with Earth D...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

City of Rock Island Flood Preparations

Flood Wall Installation

The City of Rock Island is preparing for the rising Mississippi River. 

City staff is implementing the flood strategy plan as the river rises which includes installing pumps and closing gatewells.

Starting today, several water pump discharge hoses ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Update Rock Island - March 11, 2019

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade - The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Saturday, March 16 at 11:30 am, starting at 23rd Street and 4th Avenue in Rock Island. Parade floats, bands, vehicles, and walkers will head through downtown Rock Isl...

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Posted on: March 9, 2019

Rock Island Library Adds New Film Streaming Service, Kanopy

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Rock Island Island Library patrons now have access to more than 30,000 films in digital form, thanks to a new subscription service. Kanopy, an on-demand film streaming service, is now available for free to Rock Island Library cardholders, thanks to a star...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Noted Author Jason Reynolds Visiting the Quad Cities in March

Photo of author Jason Reynolds provided by his publisher Simon & Schuster

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multip...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Contractors

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The City of Rock Island is working with Augustana College to study Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contractors within the area that perform work on public works projects.

DBEs are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically d...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project

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In order to keep the community informed of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project, news releases will be sent periodically by the Iowa's Department of Transportation.  For the most up-to-date information, please visit http://www.i...

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