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Posted on: December 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Enjoy some family time at the Southwest Branch this December

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Whether you’re shopping for stocking-stuffer book bargains or introducing the kids to a now classic holiday musical, the Rock Island Public Library’s Southwest Branch at 9010 Ridgewood Road has December events that can entertain the whole family.

Book Sale, Holiday Movie Among Southwest Branch Activities this December 

Whether you’re shopping for stocking stuffer book bargains or introducing the kids to a now classic holiday movie musical, the Rock Island Public Library’s Southwest Branch has events that can entertain the whole family. 

Upcoming events at the Southwest Branch include: 

  • Monthly Southwest Branch Book Sale, Noon to 3:00 pm, Tuesday, December 6. Did you know that Iceland has an entire holiday devoted to giving books? Drop into the library community room to shop boxes and boxes of donated and library book bargains. Shoppers can fill an entire bag for a donation. Library volunteers will have shopping bags available. Funds raised help support special library projects. 
  • Cinema at Southwest movie, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, also on December 6. Free movie showing and popcorn in the branch community room. This month’s movie features the misadventures that happen after Jack the Pumpkin King stumbles into Christmastown and attempts to bring Christmas to Halloweentown. Can the holiday be saved? The showing of the 1993 fantasy/musical is free and open to the public. It’s rated PG. 
  • December Southwest Craft Night, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 13. Register to make a lovely Christmas Tree mobile for holiday decorating. All supplies are provided, and the craft is free and open to all ages. Registration is required. To sign up, visit the library website or call the branch at 309-732-7338. Kits will be available the next day at the branch for registered participants who cannot attend the in-person event. 

The Southwest Branch is located at 9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island.  All of the above events are free and open to the public. 

Residents of Rock Island and of the extended Milan area may apply for Rock Island Public Library cards at no additional charge, thanks to the library's service agreement with the Milan-Blackhawk Public Library District.

For more information about Rock Island Library events and services, call 309-732-READ (7323),visit the library website, or follow the Rock Island Library on social media.

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