Library CLOSED for Labor Day!

We’re closed today in honor of all the days we (and all the other businesses, factories offices, etc., of this great nation) are not closed.

Labor Day

We’re celebrating American labor by gathering together all of our non-working dependents and retired relatives and providing them with sustenance in the form of an enormous and bountiful barbecue. There could be a metaphor or message in that somewhere, but I’m off today so I will look for it tomorrow. Who wants a burger?

The library will resume normal business hours starting tomorrow at 9am.



Heart Books

Love books? Good.

Maybe we’re biased but we love people that love books. And today is your day!

Book Lovers Day is typically considered the day for people that love reading to celebrate their most cherished books, and that’s great, but let us not forget that it is called Book Lovers Day, not Book Day. So make sure to take a moment today to appreciate just how cool you are for loving books too.

And if you feel like showing that love by being surrounded by books, maybe even finding a few new ones that you didn’t even know you wanted to read, we’re open until 8pm. Feel free to stop by.

Book Lovers Day!

Yup, yup

You can probably figure out why this is a big deal for us.

If you are a book lover too but are struggling to find ways to adequately show your devotion to your favorite word and wood pulp sandwich here is a handy list of ten ways to celebrate National Book Lovers Day from The Huffington Post – we think number one is a particularly good idea.




Happy World UFO Day!

I can't identify it!

I took this one from my backyard.   ……   No, not really. But how cool would that be?

Whether you are a true believer, a skeptic, or just curious, today is the day to get your alien costumes on (or your human costumes off – you know who you are) and indulge in all things extraterrestrial, especially objects of the flying and unidentified variety. According to there are several ways to be aware of World UFO Day; the simplest being to read UFO/alien themed books and watch UFO/alien themed films or TV shows and have UFO/alien themed conversations with friends or family or strangers. Well, maybe not strangers.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, Moline Library has you covered. You can browse our collection for books and movies that will scratch that little-green-men-and-women-in-flying-saucers itch and then stop in at the Java Lab Cafe for a well-caffeinated discussion about the possibility of life on other planets with your friends. Enjoy and remember, ‘Klaatu barada nikto‘ in case of rampaging Gorts.

Happy Geek Pride Day!

You don’t have to be a geek to love the library but it doesn’t hurt!


Be Proud!

Are you a geek? Do you have a greater than average interest in a particular subject? Does that interest in said subject manifest itself as a working knowledge of the minute, possibly technical, details of that subject?  Do people that don’t share your particular interest tune you out or roll their eyes when you start talking about it? I can sense some of you grinning sheepishly and nodding.

If you answered ‘yes’ to the questions above, then you, my friend, are a geek – movie geek, cooking geek (aka foodie), NASCAR geek, comic book geek; it doesn’t matter, you’re still a geek. Chances are you already knew that, but if you didn’t it might have come as a surprise. It’s okay. You’re among friends. The Greatest Generation won World War II, the Baby Boomers waged the Cold War, Gen X… had grunge rock, I guess… BUT Millennials made being a geek okay. Heck, in some cases, even cool.

Plus, May 25th is a great day to be a geek. Geek pride is celebrated with parades, cosplay, conventions, parties and gaming sessions all over the world today. Scheduled to coincide with the original cinematic debut of Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, May 25, 1977,  it celebrates all the those “geeky” things that people love so much. And geeks themselves, of course.

Celebrate all things geek with a trip to the library today. No matter what your particular interest is we are bound to have something that will allow you to immerse yourself as deeply in your own geekiness as you would care to go.

Special Mention: As an added bonus for many geeks, May 25 is also important to fans of quirky, British, sci-fi authors; doing double-duty as the date of the People’s Revolution of the Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May, and subsequent annual celebrations of the revolution, in Terry Pratchett’s much-loved Discworld series AND Towel Day, a tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book/series, and towels, “the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” You can check out (see what I did there?) books by Pratchett and Adams at the Moline Public Library.

Happy Towel Day!