Historic Bridges of the Quad City Area

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Curt Roseman and Robert Replinger will be presenting on the topic of their most recent book, “Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities Area”, a study of the bridges, past and present, on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa and the interesting history of how those bridges came to be, and their role in supporting transportation, settlement and urban changes throughout the area.

About the Presenters:
Curt Roseman, an expert in urban geography, is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Southern California. He has authored or edited many books, mainly related to population geography, Los Angeles, Moline, or the Upper Mississippi Valley. Robert Replinger is a geographer, an accomplished photographer, and a cartographer. He works as a freelance book editor.

The Great Quad Cities Listen!

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Come to the library on Tuesday, February 18th and tell your great Quad City story!

Staff from WVIK, 90.3 FM, our Quad Cities Public Radio station, will be here to record your stories from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prepare for up to an hour session.

WVIK is hosting this stories recording session in part, as preparation for their Intelligent Conversations event featuring  former NPR host of All Things Considered, Michele Norris and her book, The Grace of Silence.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Librarians will schedule you for a particular time slot within the time that WVIK is here.

For more information on this program and to hear other stories, visit www.wvik.org.

In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019

In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019

Visiting the library remains the most common cultural activity Americans engage in, by far. The average 10.5 trips to the library U.S. adults report taking in 2019 exceeds their participation in eight other common leisure activities. Americans attend live music or theatrical events and visit national or historic parks roughly four times a year on average and visit museums and gambling casinos 2.5 times annually. Trips to amusement or theme parks (1.5) and zoos (.9) are the least common activities among this list.

Get the rest of of the story on this 2019 Gallup poll.

Library Lovers Month is Here!

February is a surprisingly busy month – Black History Month, American Heart Month, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Mardi Gras, Rihanna’s birthday, the list goes on and on. Even with an extra day this year (enjoy February 29, everyone!), it’s pretty packed.

Library Valentine

See, even dummies love the library!

Free Tax Help at the Library

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United Way of the Quad Cities partners with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to help Quad Citizens with their tax preparations.

VITA’s trained volunteers will prepare taxes for FREE for Quad Citizens with a household income of $57,000 or less.
The average tax return filed by VITA is $1,500 per family. A total of $5.2 million was returned to Quad-Cities residents last year, saving a total of $1 million in fees.

Love Songs at the Library

Love Songs Concert

Paul Cioe and Friends perform “Love Songs: the Sweet, the Sad and the Silly.”     Paul Cioe has been singing acoustic music for forty years. He taught in the English Departments at Black Hawk College and Western Illinois University for 30 years.  Musicians Heather Nobiling and John Kinser accompany Cioe.

Concert sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation. Information desk, 309-524-2470.

Sons and Daughters of Thunder film screening with Kelly and Tammy Rundle

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Fourth Wall Films presents a screening of Sons and Daughters of Thunder, with a brief discussion with filmmakers, Tammy and Kelly Rundle.

For more information about the historical events that inspired this film, visit http://www.lanerebelsmovie.com/