June 17, 2019, All Day @ Downtown
Check out the VR headset and remote from our 1st floor Reference Desk, and see the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge in a unique way! Through creative collaboration, the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State University have provided a way for you to virtually explore this once-in a lifetime interstate construction project. Once you put on the virtual reality headset, you'll experience a fully immersive view of the new bridge. "Fly" through the corridor, "drive" across the new bridge, see the Quad Cities from the scenic overlook, "stand" on the top of the arch, and "dive" into the river to get a close up view of the river ecosystem. Not recommended for very young children.
June 17, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In 1969, we both landed on the moon AND the John Deere Planetarium opened at Augustana College. Join the library on a guided tour of the night sky by Dr. Lee Carkner and experience the new digital projection system at the planetarium. Reservations required. If you are bringing children, please note that this event is better for ages 3rd grade and up. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Augustana.
Just one of many FREE Universe of Stories summer events at Rock Island Libraries, June 1 to July 31. See library events calendar for more or to register.
June 17, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Downtown
This week features an art project with Figge Museum art educator for ages K-6. Bring your kids to the library every Monday afternoon for STEAMAZING fun. Free, registration required. Rock Island Library Universe of Stories summer programming and reading challenges for all ages, June 1 to July 31.