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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Still Time to Save! Final Week of Back to School Book Sale

Library staff fit 18 books in this red Rock Island Public Library book bag for the Back to School sa

Bag up some great deals with a special 'fill-the-bag' Back-to-School used book sale through August 31 at the Rock Island 30/31 Library, 3059 30th Street.

For $10, the sale provides buyers with a reusable Rock Island Library book bag and the ability to fill...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

2019 Asphalt Street Milling and Patching Program

2019 Asphalt Street Milling and Patching Program Map

Beginning Monday, August 26, 2019, a contractor will be performing work associated with the Asphalt Street Milling and Patching Program between 18th Street and 20th Street from 2nd Avenue to 4th Avenue.  This work was originally scheduled to star...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Create Some Memories with Hug-A-Book August 27

A happy toddler shows off his orange Hug-A_Book art apron at the 2018 event.

Create Some Messy Fun While You Raise a Reader: Hug-A-Book Create is August 27 at the Rock Island Downtown Library 

Parents and caregivers can create some memories while they build a reader at Hug-A-Book: Create, a free event for two-to-f...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Get Your GROOVE On: Concert Series in Schwiebert Park

Groove concert

Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series, sponsored by UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island Happy Joe’s, ARC of the Quad Cities, Bent River Brewing Company, WHBF, KGCW, and KLJB TV...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Update Rock Island - August 12, 2019

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Park Community Cleanup Days – Grab your work gloves and join us at your local park for these special clean up days! Bring a friend or a group to help pull weeds, lay mulch, and pick up trash and sticks. Service opportunities will differ based on location ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Lifelong Learning for Adults this August at Rock Island Library

public domain black and white image of an orphan train with children looking out windows

While the kids are back in school, the Rock Island Public Library has some great options to help keep adults of all ages keep learning their whole lives.

Among other options, adults can learn about the Army history of the World War II battles of Iwo Jima a...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Deer Management Program 2019/20 Archery Hunting Season

Police Badge

Applications may be obtained from the front desk of the Police Department, Rock Island Parks and Recreation Office, or online at rigov.org. All potential hunters must return completed applications along with their proficiency card to the Police Department...

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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: 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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