DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater

Gold/Silver Room, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us in the at the Moline Public Library to create your own beautiful ugly holiday sweater! All the bits and bobbles provided! Bring your own shirt or choose from an assortment of reclaimed shirts in various sizes and colors. Provided shirts are limited.

Registration Required

Moline Library Holiday Closing Schedule

Holiday season is upon us once again. This is a wonderful time of year when people celebrate and gather together with loved ones – and when they are not actually celebrating they spend a lot of their time thinking about and planning it. Or traveling to get to it. Oh, and the shopping. … Where was I going with this?

Oh, yes. It is a great time of year, it gives us a reason to focus on something other than how frigid and bleak the weather has become, but it can also be a crazy time for people trying to fit everything into their schedule. In acknowledgement of this fact we wanted to give you plenty of advanced notice about the library’s closing schedule for the holidays this year.

The Moline Public Library will be closed on:

  • November 24, 2022 (Thursday): Thanksgiving Day
  • November 25, 2022 (Friday): Thanksgiving (Day After)
  • December 24, 2022 (Saturday): Christmas Eve Day
  • December 25, 2022 (Sunday): Christmas Day
  • December 26, 2022 (Monday): Day After Christmas
  • December 31, 2022 (Saturday): New Year’s Eve
  • January 1, 2023 (Sunday): New Year’s Day
  • January 2, 2023 (Monday): Day After New Year’s Day

A complete list of days the Library will be closed can be found on our website (2023 schedule to be updated after the New Year). Remember the drive-through book drop is always open and our online resources are always available through our website, even when we’re closed!

Happy holidays!

Remembering When with Terry Stone

Library Meeting Rooms, Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 2:00pm

 

Get a blast to your past with the many voices of Terry Stone! Join us for an afternoon of Terry’s music as he sings classic country, rock ‘n’ roll, 50s and 60s tunes, and impersonates some of the big greats in music. Fun for all ages.

Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Caitlin Doughty

Online Program, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us for a conversation with Caitlin Doughty, mortician, bestselling author, and advocate for death acceptance. Hailed by The New York Times as “a relentlessly curious and chipper tour guide to the underworld,” she’ll discuss reform of Western funeral industry practices and much more with Mark Bazer (The Interview Show).

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, advocate, and bête noire of the traditional funeral industry. Her educational webseries “Ask a Mortician” has been viewed almost 250 million times and her three books were New York Times bestsellers – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, From Here to Eternity, and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? She founded a Los Angeles funeral home as well as the funeral reform collective The Order of the Good Death, which spawned the death positive movement.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Register for this Zoom webinar here.

The History of Moline’s LeClaire Hotel

Library Meeting Rooms, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 6:00pm

In honor of the centennial of the LeClaire Hotel, Moline Preservation Society President, Brandon Tidwell, will share a historical overview of the hotel’s history. 

The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  

“Inspired, Not Retired” – Author Presentation with Dr. Burl Randolph

Silver/Bronze Meeting Rooms, Monday, November 7, 2022 at 6:30pm

Just in time for Veterans’ Day, join  Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr.,  Colonel, US Army, Retired, for an inspiring evening as he speaks about the leadership traits of respect and responsibility included in his book Inspired, not Retired.

Lobby Book Sale

Library Lobby, Friday, October 28, 2022 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Fill a bag for a donation at the Lobby Book Sale – a bargain at any price! Friends volunteers will conduct sales and provide bags to fill.

Proceeds from sales benefit library services and programs. Learn more about Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation.

Monster Mayhem of the Midwest

Silver/Bronze Room, Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 12:00pm

Terry Lynch presents Monster Mayhem of the Midwest! Lock all the doors! There are monsters in Illinois!

Believe it or not, ghoulish stories such as the Murphysboro Mud Monster, Headless Horseman of Illinois, Nellie the Lion, Bigfoot in Illinois, The Mad Gasser of Mattoon, and more will chill your bones better than watching Creature Feature!

Not intended for younger children. Presenter notes this program is for teens and adults.

Early Voting Starts Next Week at the Moline Public Library!

Vote early and skip the line on election day!

The Moline Public Library is one of five early voting locations in Rock Island County. The other locations are the Rock Island County Clerk’s Office, Western Illinois University, Silvis City Council Chambers and the Milan Municipal Building. Early voting is happening every day, from now until November 7 (Election Day is November 8) at the County Clerk’s Office and at the additional locations (including the Library) Monday through Friday, starting next Monday, October 24. Hours vary by location. Check on the Rock Island County Election Page for more details.

Any voter may cast a ballot and needs no excuse, reason, or ID, at any Early Voting Site Location!

Persons voting early do not get to cancel their ballot and vote at the polls on election day. Persons who need to register to vote or re-register with a new address or name may do so at any Early Voting site Location.

The law prohibits a person who voted during the early voting period from voting at their regular vote center on Election Day. The votes cast during the early voting time period will be counted on Election Day.

Ravensbrück Concentration Camp: A Story of Courage & Hope

Library Meeting Rooms, Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Judith Winnick presents an extraordinary lecture about Ravensbrück, the only All Women’s Concentration Camp established by the Nazis during WWII. Torn from over 20 countries, imprisoned under horrific conditions, these women defied SS Authority when they conspired at great risk to commit imaginative acts of resistance. Heroic bonds of friendship fostered hope for survival: a survival never assured.

This program is presented courtesy of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities as part of the community wide Out of Darkness Project.