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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Navy Bands and Summer Sweets at Rock Island Library June 27

Photos of Great Lakes Naval Station bands Liberty Call and Brass Ambassadors

The Rock Island Library continues an out-of-this world summer by hosting two bands from the United States Naval Station Great Lakes as part of a mid-summer celebration at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. 

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Update Rock Island - June 10, 2019

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Starlight Revue Summer Concerts – The Parks and Recreation Department free concerts at Lincoln Park series returns for its 63rd year with concerts every Tuesday night throughout the summer. The Tailfins will perform on June 11 ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Tour the New I-74 Bridge in a Virtual Way at RI Library

High resolution illustration of new I-74 bridge arches

The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality Experience will be available for viewing at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, from now through September 27.The virtual reality program allows participants to explore the new I-74 Mississi...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Bike Path Closure

Important

Effective immediately the bike path is closed from Schwiebert Riverfront Park to 3rd Avenue/Mill Street due to a MidAmerican Energy power pole that has caught on fire. 

The bike path will remain closed until repairs are completed and the hazard ha...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

See the Night Sky at the John Deere Planetarium June 17

Illustration of planet with books and library materials orbiting

Event is part of the Rock Island Library's "Universe of Stories" summer activities

The Rock Island Public Library is  hosting a free presentation by Dr. Lee Carkner, director of the John Deere Planetarium, at 10:00 am on Monday, June 17 ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Golf Courses in Rock Island Offer Fun Opportunities to Practice Golf

Golf Lessons

Highland Springs and Saukie Golf Course have many upcoming summer opportunities for learning and enjoying the game of golf as well as fun events to enjoy.

Group Golf Lessons are offered at Highland Springs Driving range Mondays at 8:00 am or 6:15 pm beginn...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

My Library Rewards™ Launches at Rock Island Public Library

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With access to a universe of items and serviceshaving any library card is a reward in itself. And now there are few extra rewards, thanks to a first-in-the area program adopted by the Rock Island Public Library.

The Rock Island Public Library is...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Launch a Summer of Space at Rock Island Libraries

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Save the Universe, Discuss the Space Race& Explore the Stars, All at Rock Island Libraries this Summer

The Library kicks off its Universe of Stories summer programming with an Interactive Movie Night for all ages. The L.I.B. team will be ready...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Starlight Revue: Free Summer Concerts in Lincoln Park

Starlight Concert

Come dance or relax under the stars at this year’s Starlight Revue free concert series held in Lincoln Park. Many genres of music will be featured at this year’s 63rd annual Rock Island Parks & Recreation Concert Series beginning T...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Quad City 76ers Semi-Pro Baseball at Douglas Park

76ers

The Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite the public to come out to the newly renovated Douglas Park to watch the Quad City 76ers Semi-Pro Baseball Club. Their opening day for the season is Thursday, May 30th with a game against...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Rock River Flood Warning

Rock River Dam

Due to the continued high river level on the Rock River the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park.  The boat barrier buoys are currently not in place as a result of the high river, thus makin...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

38 ST Resurfacing Project; 7 AV to Blackhawk RD

Traffic Cones

Road construction on 38th Street between 7th Avenue and Blackhawk Road is to begin the week of March 25, 2019.  Construction is anticipated to last until November, 2019.  

This project is being funded by Federal Surface Transportation Blo...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Logo

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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