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Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Preschool Storytime

Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Storytime

on Wednesdays for ages 2-5; music, movement, and stories for ages 18 months to 3; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Southwest Toddler Tales

stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers five and under.; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Toddle Time

this program focuses on finger plays, songs, and stories; activities are best for birth-2 years old, but all are welcome; free; for information, call 563-289-4242. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclaireiowa.gov.

STEAM-A-Rama

on Wednesdays; themed programming for grades K - 5; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Teen/Tween Gaming

teens and tweens grades 6 - 12 who enjoy games such as Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Magic: The Gathering Club

on Wednesdays; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

After School Kids Lab

on Wednesdays; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Gaming

on Wednesdays; try out new games and gaming systems; we have PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U for you to try, along with space for tabletop gaming; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Little Makers

on Wednesdays; we’ll have plenty of craft supplies and a special project each week; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Lego Club

this month’s theme is create a superhero; afterward, the Lego creations will be displayed in our Children’s Area; free; for information, call 563-289-4242. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclaireiowa.gov.

Night Owl Storytime

on Wednesdays; a special storytime to end your day and start to unwind; easy yoga and meditation may be included in the dancing, stories and activities chosen with relaxation for the whole family in mind; feel free to wear your PJ's and bring your favorite stuffed toy; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Yoga & Stories

on Wednesdays; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Thursday, April 25, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Preschool Storytime

Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Storytime

on Thursdays; msic, movement, and stories for ages 18 months to 3 years; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Homeschool Hangout

a short information literacy presentation will highlight library resources, followed by a time for discussion and snacks; an easy project for students will be available; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying

on Tue. & Thu.; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; for grades 3 & under; a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft; materials and snacks provided; parents and/or grandparents are required to attend; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Project Next Generation Watershed Science

for grades 4-8; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Project Next Generation: Watershed Science

for grades 4-8; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Tales for Tots!

on Thursdays; ages birth to age three and a caregiver are invited to come to the library for sessions filled with simple exercises, stories, songs, rhymes, parenting tips and more; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Friday, April 26, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Baby Storytime

on Fridays; for ages 2-5; featuring books, songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and more for ages 0-18 months; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Friday, April 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Friday, April 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Downtown Toddler Tales

stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers five and under.; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Friday, April 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Petite Picassos

hands-on creation experience for ages five and under includes a story and an art project; dress for a messy good time; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Friday, April 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Fridays; stories, songs, and crafts for preschoolers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Friday, April 26, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Mary Poppins Jr. / S.K.I.T.

one-act version of the Tony-winning Disney stage musical performed by 4th - 8th grade Children's Company students, with a pre-show by K-3rd grade S.K.I.T. students; Fri. 7pm, Sat. 2pm; $8. Venue: The Spotlight Theatre. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Spotlight Theatre. For more info visit thespotlighttheatreqc.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Saturday, April 27, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Book Buddies: Sensory Session -- Kinetic Sand Rainbow

your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Child's Play: Create, Explore, Experience

on Saturdays; designed for ages 2-6, but all welcome; a 15-minute storytime complete with books, rhymes, and songs followed by imaginative playtime that can be spent dressing up as various characters or creating puppet shows in the puppet theater; children can play music with a variety of musical instruments, experiment with crafts, and play with toys designed to promote building, pretending, discovering, and more; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Saturday Storytime

enjoy a morning of songs, stories, and activities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Lego Club

free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Venue: River Valley District Library. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.org.

Storytime and Activities Featuring What Do You Do with a Chance?

join us, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! Venue: Barnes & Noble. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Barnes & Noble. For more info visit stores.barnesandnoble.com.

Express N Flow Youth Writing Workshop: Ages 10-14

a free workshop which encourages children ages 10-18 to utilize writing as a way of relieving stress and having a voice; at this workshop, students will develop spoken word skills instead of resulting to negative alternatives and bad choices; students will learn and use basic writing skills and concepts such as metaphors, similes, and analogies; free; for information, contact contact Trameka Woods at tramekawoods@gmail.com or Ryan Collins at mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Express N Flow Youth Writing Workshop: Ages 15-18

a free workshop which encourages children ages 10-18 to utilize writing as a way of relieving stress and having a voice; at this workshop, students will develop spoken word skills instead of resulting to negative alternatives and bad choices; students will learn and use basic writing skills and concepts such as metaphors, similes, and analogies; free; for information, contact contact Trameka Woods at tramekawoods@gmail.com or Ryan Collins at mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

James & the Giant Peach

student-performed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by playwright Richard R. George; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Fairy Ball

a very special time to dress in costume (optional) and enjoy themed activities; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

LEGO Club: Create Your Own Movie

ages 5-11 design and build amazing moving machines and watch them come to life in the movie you make; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Mary Poppins Jr. / S.K.I.T.

one-act version of the Tony-winning Disney stage musical performed by 4th - 8th grade Children's Company students, with a pre-show by K-3rd grade S.K.I.T. students; Fri. 7pm, Sat. 2pm; $8. Venue: The Spotlight Theatre. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The Spotlight Theatre. For more info visit thespotlighttheatreqc.com.

James & the Giant Peach

student-performed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by playwright Richard R. George; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

James & the Giant Peach

student-performed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by playwright Richard R. George; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Sundays with Miss Jean

Miss Jean brings chess, juggling, and logic puzzles for families to enjoy; for information, call 563-243-3600. Venue: Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. Event Duration: One-Time. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. For more info visit adlerdiscoverycenter.org.

James & the Giant Peach

student-performed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by playwright Richard R. George; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Monday, April 29, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, April 29, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Circle Time Storytime

on Mondays for ages 2-5; this storytime will be all about getting ready for school by developing a love of literature, learning pre-reading skills, and having fun; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Monday, April 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Tales for Tots!

on Mondays; ages birth to age three and a caregiver are invited to come to the library for sessions filled with simple exercises, stories, songs, rhymes, parenting tips and more; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, April 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Library Playgroup

on Mondays; meet with other parents and caregivers during open play time with your children; a variety of toys and activities will be available for you and your child to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Monday, April 29, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, April 29, 2019, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Homework Heroes

on Mondays; receive help solving your homework conundrums; be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you're good at; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Monday, April 29, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

“Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook” Preview

see a special preview of the family comedy and enter for a chance to win two show-only tickets to see the whole show at Circa ‘21; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Circle Time Storytime

on Tuesdays; we will talk, sing, play, and read during this storytime created with early literacy skills in mind; a perfect place to have fun with your child while exploring letters, words, and stories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Library Playgroup

on Tuesdays; meet with other parents and caregivers during open play time with your children; a variety of toys and activities will be available for you and your child to enjoy; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

30/31 Toddler Tales

stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers five and under; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying

on Tue. & Thu.; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Girls Who Code

on Tuesdays; for girls in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning how to code; the club is for beginners to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Teen Etiquette Class #5

we will be learning rules for banquet dinners, dates and dances; each class builds on what you learned at the last one; our final class will be a dinner at the McGehee Center; must attend at least four out of the five classes to be invited to the 5-course dinner on May 7; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Junie B. Jones

Circa '21 brings the beloved character of Junie B. Jones back to the library; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Family Storytime

join us for stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities are best for ages 3-6, but all are welcome; for information, call 563-289-4242. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclaireiowa.gov.

Teen Advisory Board

join us for your chance to vote on new YA books for our shelves and teen programs; sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Southwest Toddler Tales

stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers five and under.; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

STEAM-A-Rama

on Wednesdays; themed programming for grades K - 5; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Thursday, May 2, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Thursdays, for ages 36 months thru pre-K; age-appropriate stories and activities for school readiness; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Teen Advisory Group

here's your chance to have input on library services and materials offered; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; for grades 3 & under; a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft; materials and snacks provided; parents and/or grandparents are required to attend; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Reading Assistance Dogs

for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Friday, May 3, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Friday, May 3, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Downtown Toddler Tales

stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers five and under.; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Friday, May 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Venue: River Valley District Library. Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.org.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Saturday, May 4, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Explorers/Explorers Jr.: “May the 4th Be With You!”

if your child has ever wondered about the gravitational force of the Death Star or how speed racers fly, let them channel that curiosity through a variety of activities focused on these Star Wars physics problems; 8:45am drop-off begins; $11-14; for information and to register, call 563-324-1933. Venue: Putnam Museum & Science Center. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:45 AM – 10:45 AM. Putnam Museum & Science Center. For more info visit www.putnam.org.

Free Comic Book Day Festival

with various showings of superhero cartoons suitable for all ages at 10am, a presentation on "Drawings on Diversity: Representation in Comics" at 11am, Art-to-Go with the Figge at 1pm, and a presentation on "The Cultural & Social Significance of Star Wars" at 1pm; all visitors receive a free comic book; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Book Buddies

your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

James & the Giant Peach

student-performed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by playwright Richard R. George; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

James & the Giant Peach

student-performed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by playwright Richard R. George; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Sunday, May 5, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Sunday Funday

for information, call 309-794-0991. Venue: Quad City Botanical Center. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Quad City Botanical Center. For more info visit www.qcgardens.com.

James & the Giant Peach

student-performed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by playwright Richard R. George; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

James & the Giant Peach

student-performed adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic by playwright Richard R. George; Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Monday, May 6, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 6, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 6, 2019, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Homework Heroes

on Mondays; receive help solving your homework conundrums; be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you're good at; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Monday, May 6, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children's Theatre program; $8; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Play & Grow

talk, sing, read, and play to early literacy; activities, structured play, and stories for ages three and under accompanied by caregiver; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children's Theatre program; $8; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Teen Etiquette Dinner

the Silvis Public Library hosts a five-course dinner for those who attended the etiquette classes; if you have attended at least four classes you can come to the dinner and invite a friend; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: McGehee Center in Schadt Park. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. McGehee Center in Schadt Park. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children's Theatre program; $8; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Southwest Toddler Tales

stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers five and under.; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children's Theatre program; $8; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

STEAM-A-Rama

on Wednesdays; themed programming for grades K - 5; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Teen/Tween Gaming

teens and tweens grades 6 - 12 who enjoy games such as Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Anime-Manga Club

create your own pin of an anime character; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Thursday, May 9, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Thursdays, for ages 36 months thru pre-K; age-appropriate stories and activities for school readiness; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children's Theatre program; $8; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children's Theatre program; $8; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Creativity Lab

for grades K-5; a different art activity each session; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; for grades 3 & under; a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft; materials and snacks provided; parents and/or grandparents are required to attend; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Friday, May 10, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children's Theatre program; $8; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Downtown Toddler Tales

stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers five and under.; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children's Theatre program; $8; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Friday, May 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Friday, May 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Call for Entry: Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Summer Internship Program

thru May 11; this selective seven-week program is for talented graduating and continuing high school students, ages 15-19, interested in creating and publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and or other forms; students who worked on the school newspaper, school literary magazine or yearbook, or who just love writing or page layout and graphic design, are ideal candidates for YEW; the ultimate goal of the program is the development of intern writing abilities, editorial acumen, professional skills, and the production/distribution of "The Atlas," a literary journal representing the strongest work produced and selected by the interns during the program; for information, contact Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330 or mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Saturday, May 11, 2019. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Book Buddies

your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"

family comedy in the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre series; $6; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035. Venue: Timber Lake Playhouse. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Timber Lake Playhouse. For more info visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Bluestem Buddies Book Club Discussion

participants read and discuss nominees for the Illinois Bluestem Children's Choice book awards for grades 3 to 5; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Crafternoon: Bubble Paint Flower Cards

materials provided to create your own or instruction led creation; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Sundays with Miss Jean

Miss Jean brings chess, juggling, and logic puzzles for families to enjoy; for information, call 563-243-3600. Venue: Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. Event Duration: One-Time. Sunday, May 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. For more info visit adlerdiscoverycenter.org.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 13, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 13, 2019, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Homework Heroes

on Mondays; receive help solving your homework conundrums; be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you're good at; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Monday, May 13, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Project Next Generation Animal Program with Niabi Zoo

for grades 4-8; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

KinderNature

free admission, with a storytime and crafts; for information, call 309-794-0991. Venue: Quad City Botanical Center. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Quad City Botanical Center. For more info visit www.qcgardens.com.

Petite Picassos

hands-on creation experience for ages five and under includes a story and an art project; dress for a messy good time; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

A Novel Naptime

parents discuss a monthly selection while activities are provided in the room for children; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Southwest Toddler Tales

stories, songs, and a craft for preschoolers five and under.; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

STEAM-A-Rama

on Wednesdays; themed programming for grades K - 5; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Babysitting Classes #1

join us for our babysitting classes based on the Red Cross model; there will be four classes, and you must attend all four to receive your certificate; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Evening Story Time for Littles

a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

on Thursdays, for ages 36 months thru pre-K; age-appropriate stories and activities for school readiness; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Ready, Set ... Kindergarten!

fun activities to help your child get ready for kindergarten; from holding a pencil to following simple instructions, identifying colors, numbers, and shapes to using scissors and holding a pencil, we'll make sure they're ready for their first school experience in the fall; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; for grades 3 & under; a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft; materials and snacks provided; parents and/or grandparents are required to attend; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Friday, May 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Friday, May 17, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Seton Middle School presents the one-act version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical based on Disney's Oscar-winning animated hit; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm; $3-5; for information, call 309-757-5500. Venue: Alleman High School Performing Arts Center. Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Alleman High School Performing Arts Center. For more info visit www.setonschool.com.

Breakfast with the Endangered Species

after breakfast, attend Endangered Species Day; $15-30; for information and tickets, call 309-799-3482. Venue: Niabi Zoo. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Niabi Zoo. For more info visit www.niabizoo.com.

Book Buddies

your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

family comedy inspired by Barbara Park's best-selling children's books, directed by Kim Kurtenbach; scheduled 10am & 1pm performances Thu.-Sat and Tue.; $8-9.50; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2. Venue: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse. For more info visit www.circa21.com.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Geronimo Stilton Party

for ages 8 & up; celebrate the ‘famouse’ journalist and editor of The Rodent’s Gazette; we will create our own pyramid, cheese bookmark and have a newspaper scavenger hunt; materials for crafts and snacks provided; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Seton Middle School presents the one-act version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical based on Disney's Oscar-winning animated hit; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm; $3-5; for information, call 309-757-5500. Venue: Alleman High School Performing Arts Center. Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Alleman High School Performing Arts Center. For more info visit www.setonschool.com.

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Seton Middle School presents the one-act version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical based on Disney's Oscar-winning animated hit; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm; $3-5; for information, call 309-757-5500. Venue: Alleman High School Performing Arts Center. Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM. Alleman High School Performing Arts Center. For more info visit www.setonschool.com.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 20, 2019, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Babysitting Classes #2

join us for our babysitting classes based on the Red Cross model; there will be four classes, and you must attend all four to receive your certificate; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Teen Take Ten

take ten from your busy schedule with laid-back activities with the teen librarians; free; for information, call 309-755-9614. Venue: East Moline Public Library. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. East Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.eastmolinelibrary.org.

STEAM-A-Rama

on Wednesdays; themed programming for grades K - 5; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Teen/Tween Gaming

teens and tweens grades 6 - 12 who enjoy games such as Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Babysitting Classes #3

join us for our babysitting classes based on the Red Cross model; there will be four classes, and you must attend all four to receive your certificate; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Thursdays, for ages 36 months thru pre-K; age-appropriate stories and activities for school readiness; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, May 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; for grades 3 & under; a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft; materials and snacks provided; parents and/or grandparents are required to attend; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Book Buddies: Sensory Session -- May Flowers

your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Express N Flow Youth Writing Workshop: Ages 10-14

a free workshop which encourages children ages 10-18 to utilize writing as a way of relieving stress and having a voice; at this workshop, students will develop spoken word skills instead of resulting to negative alternatives and bad choices; students will learn and use basic writing skills and concepts such as metaphors, similes, and analogies; free; for information, contact contact Trameka Woods at tramekawoods@gmail.com or Ryan Collins at mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

Express N Flow Youth Writing Workshop: Ages 15-18

a free workshop which encourages children ages 10-18 to utilize writing as a way of relieving stress and having a voice; at this workshop, students will develop spoken word skills instead of resulting to negative alternatives and bad choices; students will learn and use basic writing skills and concepts such as metaphors, similes, and analogies; free; for information, contact contact Trameka Woods at tramekawoods@gmail.com or Ryan Collins at mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org. Venue: Midwest Writing Center. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Midwest Writing Center. For more info visit www.mwcqc.org.

LEGO Club: Let's Build a Robot

ages 7-12 create a Lego Robot; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Saturday, May 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Sundays with Miss Jean

Miss Jean brings chess, juggling, and logic puzzles for families to enjoy; for information, call 563-243-3600. Venue: Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. Event Duration: One-Time. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. For more info visit adlerdiscoverycenter.org.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 27, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Story Time for Littles

on Mondays; a chance for our youngest patrons to enjoy a story and age-appropriate activities; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, May 27, 2019, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Board

join us for your chance to vote on new YA books for our shelves and teen programs; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

STEAM-A-Rama

on Wednesdays; themed programming for grades K - 5; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Babysitting Classes #4

join us for our babysitting classes based on the Red Cross model; there will be four classes, and you must attend all four to receive your certificate; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Thursdays, for ages 36 months thru pre-K; age-appropriate stories and activities for school readiness; free; for information, call 209-524-2470. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, May 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Marvel Movie Night

enjoy popcorn and free movie before the next movie in the Marvel Comic Universe comes out; for those who missed the Oscar-nominated film inspired by Marvel's Black Panther comics when it came to theaters; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Thursday, May 30, 2019, 5:15 PM – 7:45 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; for grades 3 & under; a story, song or rhyme and a themed craft; materials and snacks provided; parents and/or grandparents are required to attend; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Agriculture Careers Camp

an opportunity for teens to plan their future career pathways by learning about a wide variety of careers in agriculture; they will attend interactive sessions led by Black Hawk College instructors and industry professionals in topics like Ag mechanics, animal science, agronomy, and engineering; the $10 registration fee includes two morning sessions, a pizza party lunch an afternoon session, a t-shirt, snacks, and activities (fee waivers are available for those in need). Venue: Black Hawk College East Campus. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Black Hawk College East Campus. For more info visit web.extension.illinois.edu.

3-2-1 ... Summer Reading Blasts Off!

thru July 31 at all Rock Island libraries; we offer reading challenges and events for all ages, so you can make reading a family event; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

RockTown Reads Summer Challenge

thru July 31 at all Rock Island libraries; reading challenges and rewards for all ages; check the library calendar for fun and learning events, available at no additional charge, for the entire family; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Saturday, June 1, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

3-2-1 ... Summer Reading Blasts Off!

thru July 31 at all Rock Island libraries; we offer reading challenges and events for all ages, so you can make reading a family event; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Sunday, June 2, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

RockTown Reads Summer Challenge

thru July 31 at all Rock Island libraries; reading challenges and rewards for all ages; check the library calendar for fun and learning events, available at no additional charge, for the entire family; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Sunday, June 2, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Jr. Oceanographers Half-Day Camp

thru June 7, for grades K-2; learn how animals survive in the deep sea, whether fish have a sense of smell, and why some objects float in the ocean and others sink; investigate these questions and more as you learn about the creatures in the ocean and discover how our ocean works; $80-90; for information and to register, call 563-324-1933. Venue: Putnam Museum & Science Center. Monday, June 3, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Putnam Museum & Science Center. For more info visit www.putnam.org.

Tales for Tots!

on Mondays; ages birth to age three and a caregiver are invited to come to the library for sessions filled with simple exercises, stories, songs, rhymes, parenting tips and more; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, June 3, 2019, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

A Universe of Stories Drop-in

for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, June 3, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4

Mondays thru Aug. 1; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination, ballet positions, and movements across the floor; focus is on developing core basics and the enjoyment of dance; $64-80; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

3-2-1 ... Summer Reading Blasts Off!

thru July 31 at all Rock Island libraries; we offer reading challenges and events for all ages, so you can make reading a family event; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Monday, June 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

RockTown Reads Summer Challenge

thru July 31 at all Rock Island libraries; reading challenges and rewards for all ages; check the library calendar for fun and learning events, available at no additional charge, for the entire family; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Monday, June 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Showtime Tots for Ages 3-4

Mondays thru Aug. 17; students explore creative role-play, mime, imaginary play, basic improvisation, movement, crafts, and games to develop a healthy & physical imagination; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6

Mondays thru Aug. 1; ballet teaches poise, discipline, and coordination; dancers will love moving and learning to classical and contemporary music; $64-80; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 4:10 PM – 4:55 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Broadway for Ages 5-6

Mondays thru Aug. 18; Broadway class develops storytelling and communication skills in a musical environment; physical coordination and confidence flourish; no one is required to sing a solo (some may be offered), as this class is about building confidence; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Acting for Ages 7-9

Mondays thru Aug. 18; this imaginative, high energy environment provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4

Mondays thru Aug. 1; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination, ballet positions, and movements across the floor; focus is on developing core basics and the enjoyment of dance; $64-80; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Acting for Ages 5-6

Wednesdays thru Aug. 18; this imaginative, high energy environment provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Beginning Ballet/Tap Combo for Ages 5-7

Mondays thru Aug. 1; dancers learn the fundamentals of both ballet and tap; using special shoes for each style, class focuses on developing core basics, strengthening muscles, and having fun; class will work on posture, musicality, and the proper execution of steps; dancers will be introduced to basic turns, moving steps, combinations, and work on flexibility; $72-90; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:10 PM – 6:25 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Musical Theatre Dance for Ages 10+

Mondays thru Aug. 18; this class will focus on basic jazz dance technique and musical theatre style movement; students will learn the skills needed to perfect their dance audition, as well as the how-to’s for learning and remembering choreography; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Ballet I for Ages 7-10

Mondays thru Aug. 1; the class provides proper training in ballet technique, alignment, terminology, and incorporates the discipline that is an integral part of dance; $68-85; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Intermediate Acting for Ages 8-10

Mondays thru Aug. 18; building on skills learned in previous courses, Intermediate Acting provides a greater learning challenge; physicality, characterization, and vocalization skills are expanded upon; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Acting for Ages 10-12

Mondays thru Aug. 18; this imaginative, high energy environment provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Beginning Ballet/Tap Combo for Ages 8+

Mondays thru Aug. 1; dancers learn the fundamentals of both ballet and tap; using special shoes for each style, class focuses on developing core basics, strengthening muscles, and having fun; class will work on posture, musicality, and the proper execution of steps; dancers will be introduced to basic turns, moving steps, combinations, and work on flexibility; $72-90; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet for Ages 7-10

Mondays thru Aug. 1; dancers continue the formal training in ballet technique through more detailed combinations at the barre and across the floor; dancers will continue learning new vocabulary and work on proper body alignment; class will begin with stretching then extended barre work to further improve proper execution of technique, counting, and musicality; across the floor, dancers will work on pirouette and pique turns, spotting, detailed moving combinations, and more; $76-95; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227. Venue: Davenport Junior Theatre. Monday, June 3, 2019, 7:10 PM – 8:30 PM. Davenport Junior Theatre. For more info visit www.davenportjuniortheatre.com.