One small step for man…

Happy Moon Day, everyone!

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Fifty years ago, on July, 20 1969, the crew members of Apollo 11 became the first human beings to land on the Moon. 

Just in case that puts you in the mood to read about our closest celestial neighbor, here is a small selection of moon books for your consideration:

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

50th Anniversary of the moon landing

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.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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OOOOOOOO! AAAAAA! Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash

Time for some colorful, controlled EXPLOSIONS!

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.

Grown-up Time for Moms!

Libraries love moms. They bring their little ones to our programs, encourage their big ones to come in and ask us for help with their homework, check out our books and support us in general. Then there’s the fact that we love our actual moms as well. Really, they aren’t all that hard to love.

With that in mind, we now have a daytime book group just for moms* with small children!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

*Technically it’s for Dads too, but it’s Mother’s Day so…

D.E.A.R. DAY!

National Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day

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April 12 is also Beverly Cleary’s birthday. This is not a coincidence.

Cleary, one of the most successful authors alive today (she’s 103 today, which is a kind of  achievement in itself), having sold over 90 million copies of her work worldwide.

Beverly Cleary created several beloved characters and chief among them for many young readers are Ramona Quimby and older sister Beezus (although, I was always partial to Ralph the Motorcycle Mouse myself). It was in the book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 that Cleary first wrote of Drop Everything And Read Day and ever since then fans have been carrying on the tradition in honor of Ramona and Beverly.

To celebrate families are encouraged to take at least half an hour today to stop, take a deep breath and read together (or at least simultaneously). Enjoy.

And if you need help finding something to read the Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation is having a huge overflow book sale until 5pm today. In addition to all the books the library has available for check out of course.

IT’S NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY!

To recognize the diligence, dedication, and skill of library staff and librarians, the Tuesday of National Library Week has been designated National Library Workers Day!

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Don’t worry, he actually enjoys his work and loves books. He just always looks like that.

So, if you are a library patron, consider giving your favorite library staff members a, “Good job,” or a, “Thank you for all your help,” today. Maybe even consider nominating them as a Star Library Worker.

If you are not a library patron, consider becoming a library patron and then doing that. 😉

Welcome to National Library Week!

We’re celebrating us this week by celebrating the reason we’re are here in the first place, YOU!

And how better to celebrate you than by showing our appreciation by making DVD and video game checkouts FREE all week long!

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That’s right! FREE!

Time to close the blinds, turn off your phone and have that MCU movie marathon you’ve been planning before going to see Avengers: Endgame. Don’t worry, the nice spring weather will still be there when you emerge – it’ll probably be even nicer!