Holiday Piano Concert with Amanda Drenter

holiday piano concertCome and listen to a medley of holiday piano music performed by Amanda Drenter.   Pianist  Drenter holds a degree in music education.  She performs and teaches piano throughout the Quad Cities.  Drenter has participated in several choirs and jazz bands.  She has taught music at the Rock Island Arsenal, West Music, the Quad City Rock Academy and conducted private lessons.

 

50 Fictional Librarians, Ranked

We love librarians…

If you love them too, then you probably feel a little jolt of extra excitement whenever they show up in pop culture. Or, okay, maybe you aren’t a total nerd, but here you are looking at my ranking of fictional librarians, so I think it’s a fair bet that you are. (Don’t worry—it’s a good thing.) Either way, now that you’re here, please enjoy this totally unscientific, clearly incomplete, undoubtedly age-biased ranking of the best fictional librarians from film, literature, television, and the internet.

See the complete list of rankings at Literary Hub.

Season of Light: Augustana College – John Deere Planetarium

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We’re connecting with our community with this out of the library tour at the Augustana College John Deere Planetarium!

Register to attend our Moline Public Library session of the annual Season of Light Show and stay to visit the Fryxell Geology Museum.

“Season of Light” is a multimedia show that uses the planetarium sky projector, astronomical images, music and narration, all projected onto a 30-foot dome to tell the story of how holiday traditions are connected to the sky.

December is the darkest month of the year and people all over the world have held festivals, lit candles and tried to bring light to the darkness of the winter sky.

The show, led by Dr. Lee Carkner, explains the seasons, the winter constellations and speculates about the Star of Bethlehem.

Planetarium staff suggest parking on 38th Street Hill or in the WVIK parking lot.  Limited parking for those with disabilities is located closer to the planetarium.

Please see the Augustana College campus map https://www.augustana.edu/files/2017-10/campusmap.pdf

Need some encouragement leading into the holidays?

21 QUOTES THAT PROVE THAT J.K. ROWLING IS AN A++ LIFE COACH

Life doesn’t come with coaches (unless we pay for one)! However, the godmother of magic is here to save the day. While reading Harry Potter for the first time I didn’t understand how it was stacked with important life advice through and through. So here is a list of J.K. Rowling quotes that have been my saving grace for the past few years.

Be inspired (and see the whole list) at BookRiot.

Best Sellers Update: Holiday Gift Ideas Edition!

Do you need to buy a gift for a reader? Or someone who wants to be a reader? Or someone who is not a reader but should be?

Here is a pretty decent place to start for ideas.

NYT Best Sellers List: Combined Print & Ebook Fiction

  1. A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David Baldacci (NEW)

44287119. sx318 FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped–and likely killed–thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee’s unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee’s rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil–and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.

  1. THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham
  2. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
  3. TWISTED TWENTY-SIX by Janet Evanovich
  4. BLUE MOON by Lee Child
  5. TOM CLANCY: CODE OF HONOR by Marc Cameron (NEW)
  6. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
  7. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett
  8. THE NIGHT FIRE by Michael Connelly
  9. THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes
  10. OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout
  11. ROBERT B. PARKER’S ANGEL EYES by Ace Atkins (NEW)
  12. THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King
  13. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris
  14. THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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I’m trying to start a new tradition of devouring books today, rather than… well, you know.

The Library will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen for normal business hours on Saturday, November 30.