R.I. Library events for Children Feature a Holiday Twist


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Posted Online: Nov. 23, 2012, 2:51 pm
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Press release submitted by Rock Island Public Library



Rock Island Public Library
401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201
309.732.7303
Lockheart.lisa@rigov.org



During December, Rock Island Library morning and evening story times for children ages birth to five will feature holiday stories and crafts centered around cookies (week of Dec. 3), reindeer (week of Dec. 10) and Christmas themes (week of Dec. 17.)

During the weeks of Nov. 27, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, weekly morning story times will be offered at 10:30 am on Tuesdays at the Rock Island 30/31 Branch Library, 3059 30th Street, on Wednesdays at the Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road, and Fridays at the Main Library Children's Room, 401 19th Street, Monthly evening story times will be offered at 6:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 26 at the Southwest Branch, Monday, Dec. 3 at the Main Library, Monday, Dec. 10 at the 30/31 Branch, and Monday, Dec. 17 at the Southwest Branch.

The Children's Department will also host a Children's Book Launch party for the newest book in the Cupcake Diaries Series, with a party for Emma, Smile and Say Cupcake, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Rock Island Main Library Children's Room, 401 19th Street. The book launch parties include games, crafts and chances to get on the hold list for the new title.

In other December events, kids can also learn about fun principles in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with a Lego building program starting at 10:30 am and a "Kids STEM-tivity" hands-on science program at 11:30 am on Saturday, Dec. 15, both at the 30/31 Branch.

All Rock Island Libraries will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1, 2013 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branch libraries reopen at their regular 9:00 am start times on Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 2013.

For more library events, pick up a winter program brochure or monthly events calendar at any Rock Island Library, check the library calendar or news sections at www.rockislandlibrary.org, or sign up for news by email. For questions, please call 309-732-7323 (READ.)



















 



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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