Coloring Page Suncatchers Kit

Coloring Page Suncatchers

Color your world with these simple suncatchers! Get ready to use your coloring, cutting, and gluing skills to put these together. 

Registrants will receive a kit to make these jazzy items, while supplies last. Let them twinkle in your windows for as long as you’d like. 

Registration is required. Patrons that sign up can pick up kits starting June 21.

I-74 Bridge Program

Work on the new I-74 Bridge arches

Join us for an online presentation from Iowa DOT staff on the I-74 bridge project. The presentation will cover information about the construction process and timeline as this phase of the project gets closer and closer to completion. They will also share interesting facts about the bridge and answer questions about the project. 

Registration is required.

Links to the program will be sent out to registrants the day before the scheduled program time. 

ESL Conversation Circles at the Library

ESL conversation circles

Need to practice your English?

Do you or someone you know have a citizenship exam or job interview coming up? Or do you just want to practice your English conversation skills?

Join our ESL Conversation Circles and practice conversations in English. This group will meet online every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

Registration is required for each class.

Registrants will be emailed a link for the meeting before the scheduled meeting time.

A Virtual Tour of the Deere-Wiman House Gardens

Deere Wiman House and garden

Learn about the Deere-Wiman grounds through historical photos and current photos of the beautiful gardens. 

Registration required. Please provide an email address to receive a link to the program.

Program link will be sent to registrants a day or two before the program.

Explore Moline! Digital Escape Room and City Scavenger Hunt

Starting Saturday, June 5, in conjunction with the Moline Public Library’s Summer Reading programs.

Map with words

Visit our virtual escape room to solve the puzzles and crack the codes using your knowledge of Moline.  A great way to discover some of Moline’s hidden gems or revisit familiar places, virtually or in person.  Be sure to visit the Children’s desk for a badge when you finish!

All ages. No signup required.

Visit molinelibrary.com/scavengerhunt to participate beginning Saturday, June 5.

20 Things you Never Knew about Hoover

Online Program – Monday, June 7 at 6:30pm

Herbert Hoover | National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Did you know that the President Hoover Library and Museum are less than an hour’s drive from the Quad Cities?

“20 Things You Never Knew About Hoover” provides little-known facts about our 31st President and will be presented by Hoover Presidential Foundation staff. For example, did you know that he had nothing to do with vacuum cleaners?!

Just kidding.

Unless you didn’t know that, then we are completely serious.

Registration is required. Please provide and email address so a program link can be sent to you prior to the program start time.  

A Zoom link for this program will be sent by email a day prior to the program.

NEW ONLINE BOOK CLUB STARTING SOON!

It’s pretty easy to participate, and if you’re going to be reading graphic novels anyway… I mean, you might as well, right?

That’s right! A new graphic novel book group!

All online, with no set meeting times. The last week of every month we will announce what we are reading for the next month on the club’s web page. At the beginning of the month we will post a little background on that month’s title and why it was chosen. About half way through the month we will post some thoughts and questions about the graphic novel we are reading. Then, at the end of the month, we will post our final thoughts and announce next month’s read. At any time, you can comment on any of the posts, or respond to other comments (that’s the discussion part of the book club).

Get started by checking in on the book club’s web page after June 1 to see that month’s selected title.

We will be reading a variety of titles, some of which will occasionally handle mature themes that may not be suitable for younger readers.

The reading list can be found on the library’s book clubs page (or by following the link below).  All titles will be available for digital check out and download through hoopla! in addition to being available in the PrairieCat library system.

The Art of Reading Web Page

The Art of Reading Book List

Questions? Call us at (309) 524-2470 or stop by the second floor Information Desk for more information.

Moline Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading starts June 5!

It’s Summer Reading time again (almost)!

The Summer Reading programs at the Moline Public Library begin on Saturday, June 5 and run through Saturday, July 31. There are reading programs for all ages!

Books to Film – June 2021

Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber
Grace and Grit Poster

Grace and Grit by Ken Wilber
Movie: Grace and Grit
When it comes out: June 4
What the book is about: Here is a deeply moving account of a couple’s struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya’s illness, treatment, and, finally, death.





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Twelve Mighty Orphans by Jim Dent
Movie: 12 Mighty Orphans
When it comes out: June 11
What the book is about: More than a century ago, a school was constructed in Fort Worth, Texas, for the purpose of housing and educating the orphans of Texas Freemasons. It was a humble project that for years existed quietly on a hillside east of town. Life at the Masonic Home was about to change, though, with the arrival of a lean, bespectacled coach by the name of Rusty Russell. Here was a man who could bring rain in the midst of a drought. Here was a man who, in virtually no time at all, brought the orphans’ story into the homes of millions of Americans. In the 1930s and 1940s, there was nothing bigger in Texas high school football than the Masonic Home Mighty Mites–a group of orphans bound together by hardship and death. These youngsters, in spite of being outweighed by at least thirty pounds per man, were the toughest football team around.



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Two Kisses for Maddy by Matthew Logelin
Movie: Fatherhood
When it comes out: June 18
What the book is about:

Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. After years of long-distance dating, the pair finally settled together in Los Angeles, and they had it all: a perfect marriage, a gorgeous new home, and a baby girl on the way. Liz’s pregnancy was rocky, but they welcomed Madeline, beautiful and healthy, into the world. Just twenty-seven hours later, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, without ever holding the daughter whose arrival she had so eagerly awaited. Though confronted with devastating grief and the responsibilities of a new and single father, Matt did not surrender to devastation; he chose to keep moving forward-to make a life for Maddy.



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“Zola Tells All”, Rolling Stone by David Kushner
Movie: Zola
When it comes out: June 30
What the book is about: The Twitter saga got hashtagged #TheStory and trended worldwide. Missy Elliot, Keke Palmer, Solange Knowles joined the legions obsessing online. “Drama, humor, action, suspense, character development,” Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, tweeted. “There’s so much untapped talent in the hood.” (“I’m not from the hood tho Ava,” Zola replied. “Ima suburban bitch. Still love you tho”). There were Zola Halloween costumes, Zola feminist think pieces, Zola comics, and parody movie trailers for a rumored Hollywood project: In a world where stripper fingers turn to Twitter fingers… One of her 108,000 followers anointed her the “Queen of hoeism.” To which, Zola replied: “Title of my autobiography.” But what really happened that weekend?