June 26, 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 26, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ Downtown
The popularity of Serial, Freaknomics Radio, and Welcome to Nightvale have a lot of people talking about podcasts. Learn the basics of what they are, how to access and consume them, and how to best find podcasts that meet your interests. Bring your own device, use our WiFi, and try podcasts! No registration required.
Just one of many FREE Universe of Stories summer events happening June 1 to July 31 at Rock Island Libraries. Check the library calendar for more great options!
June 26, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Schwiebert Riverfront Park
Quad Cities is honored to host Quad Cities Navy Week, a celebration of the United States Navy, from June 24 - 28! Join us for a concert at Schwiebert Park on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as Navy Week brings its fun to Rock Island! Enjoy a rousing concert by the talented Navy musicians from Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble. Event is free and open to the public. The gates will open and concessions will served from Bent River Brewing Company and Rock Island Parks and Recreation starting at 6:00 pm. The Big River Brass Band from the Quad Cities will play from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble will play from 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm.