The battle for the future of e-books is happening at your local library.

People are flocking to free e-books and streaming movies at their public libraries, but in the age of digital media, it’s hard to own and lend a digital book.

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If you haven’t visited your local public library lately, you might not realize that you no longer need to physically drop by to check out a book or a movie.

Thousands of public libraries now let their members check out e-books they can download on their smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. They also lend digital audiobooks anyone can listen to as they commute and streaming online movies to view on a computer, phone, or smart TV. Like other public library materials, they’re generally available for free to anyone with a library card.

But whether you’re a library or an individual fan, you can’t truly own digital materials the way you can own a printed book or a movie on DVD or VHS…

Read the rest of the article at fastcompany.com.

HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

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“Thousands gather at the Subtreasury Building on Wall Street during Armistice Day, 1918.” |Source=”The New York Times” photo archive

Thank you, veterans!

The Library will be closed today in honor of Veterans Day. We will open for regular business hours tomorrow.

Immigration and Citizenship Workshop at the Library!

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Representatives from QCAIR and Esperanza Legal Assistance Center will be at the library to provide information on various immigration situations and how to become a U.S. Citizen. Attendees will be able to ask questions and get help with forms regarding their own immigration status.

This workshop is FREE. No registration is required.

Calling all knitters and crocheters!

 

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Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our Project Linus chapter.

Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required.

Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

Java with Johnny Law

Or, if you prefer what it is really called, Coffee with a Cop

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Friday, November 8th, 2019

9:30am – 10:30am

 

 

Want to learn more about what our MPD does?  Have ideas to share with our MPD?

Coffee with a Cop is a national program that brings police officers and community members together over coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

Join us in the Java Lab Grind and Dine Cafe at the Moline Public Library to share questions, concerns and suggestions with our police officers.