For fans of history, royal dynasties, court intrigue and politics.
Presented by the Popular Astronomy Club.
Program starts in the meeting rooms with a discussion of the night sky and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Afterwards we will be outside in the back parking lot between 8:00pm and 11:30pm for crafts and activities followed by night sky viewing. Outdoor viewing will be rescheduled in case of inclement weather.
Folk singer/songwriter, Ben Bedford, is a son of the heartland. His easy listening music dips into American literature. He writes and sings with the “old soul” quality of his literary idols such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison. Bedford has recorded five studio albums. He has performed all over the United States in a variety of venues.
The Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation sponsor the free concert. The Information Desk phone number is 309-524-2470.
We hope you’re (safely) enjoying being independent from rule by an oversea monarchy with friends and family today!
The library will be open for normal operating hours tomorrow.
Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century! It’s 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother’s historic home in downtown Nantucket: but this year Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, a nursing student, is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests, a passion which takes her to Martha’s Vineyard with her best friend, Mary Jo Kopechne. Only son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding some secrets of her own. As the summer heats up, Teddy Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, a man flies to the moon, and Jessie experiences some sinking and flying herself, as she grows into her own body and mind.