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Posted on: December 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - December 19, 2022

Update Rock Island is a segment at city council meetings given by Mayor Mike Thoms focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

Join the City of Rock Island as it celebrates the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

The Martin Luther King Center will host the 40th Annual Memorial Service and Awards Celebration in honor of Dr. King on January 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

KWQC TV6 news anchor Redrick Terry will emcee the event, with a keynote address by Quad Cities Chamber CEO Dr. LaDrina Wilson.


The King Center is requesting nominations for the “I Have a Dream” Award, which will be presented to a Rock Island citizen for exemplary community service and contributions made to the community. Nominations are due by January 6.


Kick off 2023 by picking up some great book bargains!

The Rock Island Public Library will hold its monthly book sale on Tuesday, January 3 at the Southwest Branch library, 9010 Ridgewood Road, from noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit special library projects.


Bald Eagle Days returns to the QCCA Expo Center

Bird and wildlife enthusiasts can flock to the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island from January 6 thru January 8 to witness birds of prey from the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis and other live animal presentations.  


Holiday closings

Rock Island Public Libraries and City Hall will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26. Libraries will also be closed Friday, December 30 through Monday, January 2. City Hall will be closed Monday, January 2.

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