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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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