Twisted Tales presents “Long Gone Moline”

Meeting Rooms, Monday, August 22, 2022 at 6:30pm

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Meeting Rooms, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 2:00pm

In honor of the city’s 150th anniversary, Jeff Adamson, of G.i.T. Improv, will present on Moline’s parks, amusements, schools, movie houses, factories and more that are no longer with us. Pictures and tales of your childhood growing up in Moline. 

Two presentation times, Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon, mean more chances to attend!

No registration is required for these events.

Rules of the Road Class

2nd Floor Program Room, Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Nancy Johnson, associated with AARP and the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, will present a free, 90-minute Illinois Rules of the Road class for seniors.

Space is limited and registration is required.

ImpactLife Blood Drive at the Moline Public Library

Gold Room, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Moline Public Library in conjunction with ImpactLife will be hosting a blood drive on August 17 from 2-6 PM in the Gold Room and Moline Public Library. 

Masks and appointments are required. To schedule an appointment scan the QR code or call 800-747-5401.

Please eat before donating and bring a photo ID.

Group Sponsor Code: 4769

Opera out of the Box

A Moline Public Library Outreach program:

Esperanza Center

Monday, August 15, 2022 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Our Opera out of the Box community program series continues with this family oriented performance from Three Little Pigs ala Mozart.

Overlook Village

Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Our Opera out of the Box community program series wraps up with this program at Overlook Village featuring Love Song arias.

This project is supported by Quad City Arts, through the Arts Dollars re-granting program, supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation.

Fidget Quilt Service Project

2nd Floor Program Room, Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Need something to do with your hands? Come help make fidget quilts that we will donate to area assisted living communities to help soothe fidgeting minds and stimulate senses. 

Each 5×5 inch square of the quilt has its own fidget whether it be buttons, zippers, texture, etc. Sewing machines and supplies will be available to use, but everyone is also welcome to bring in their own supplies. If you can’t make the program, but still want to help, drop off squares or full quilts anytime! For more information on what a fidget quilt is and how to make it, check out these comprehensive instructions from needlepointers.com.

Under Construction: History of Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman Homes

Meeting Rooms, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:30pm

In celebration of the City of Moline’s 150th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the Deere-Wiman House, Gretchen Small, Director of Programs and Collections, Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House will share information about the structures built by Charles Deere, Charles Deere Wiman and William Butterworth. Their family homes and structures will show how these men strived for the best quality. They were willing to try new and innovative technology in and outside of the company.

History of the Molette Neighborhood

Silver/Bronze Rooms, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 6:00pm

In honor of the City of Moline’s Sesquicentennial,  Brandon Tidwell, Moline Preservation Society Board member,  will present  Molette: The American Dream Realized in Moline: Celebrating 75 years of Affordable Housing

Opera out of the Box

Meeting Rooms, Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 7:00pm

The first of our Opera out of the Box community program series kicks off with song selections from American Operas. 

This project is supported by Quad City Arts, through the Arts Dollars re-granting program, supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation.

Rooting out Poverty Book Discussion Group – Session 4

Silver/Bronze Room, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 6:30pm

The Rooting Out Poverty book discussion series, in partnership with Project Now, will feature titles focused on housing, economics, education, healthcare and justice. This session is the fourth of six part Rooting Out Poverty book discussion series.  

 This month’s Project Now Poverty book is Educated by Tara Westover. Our discussion facilitator will be Dr. Lindsay Meeker, Director of Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education/School of Education Professor, Western Illinois University.

Copies of the book are available at Illinois libraries via PrairieCat and an e-book copy is available via OverDrive’s Libby app

Space is limited and registration is required for this program.

Lobby Book Sale at the Moline Public Library

Library Lobby, Friday, July 22, 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.