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2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Monday, September 24, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Storytime for Littles

on Mondays, for ages 0-36 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love of books through music, movement, stories, and art exploration while helping develop language, motors, and social skills; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Pre-School Story Time

on Mondays & Thursdays; enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities with Ms. Cathy; free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Venue: River Valley District Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Mondays; kids enjoy stories, music, and movement; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 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, September 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Storytime for Littles

on Mondays, for ages 0-36 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love of books through music, movement, stories, and art exploration while helping develop language, motors, and social skills; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Homeschool Arts

explores a variety of arts and crafts utilizing interesting materials and techniques that are sure to spark your imagination and fuel your creativity; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Homeschool Arts

on Mondays; explore a variety of arts and crafts utilizing interesting materials and techniques that are sure to spark your imagination and fuel your creativity; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Creation Studio Drop-In: Banned Book Buttons

free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Kindercraft

on Mondays; finger painting, paper crafts, and more; crafts designed with younger kids in mind; all ages 3+ welcome, but best for 3-6; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Lego Club

all of the library’s Legos will be out for anyone with the desire to build and enjoy; free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

Anime Night

ages 12 to 18 watch anime online, enjoy Japanese snacks, and learn to write Japanese hiragana characters; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Homework Heroes

on Mondays; get help solving your homework conundrums; be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Mondays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Board

on Mondays; hang out, eat snacks, and share your ideas on how to make the library awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Tuesday, September 25, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Circle Time Storytime

on Tuesdays, 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 - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Library Playgroup

on Tuesdays, open play and socialization for children 0-5 and their caregivers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Tale Storytimes

on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and a craft around a new theme each week for ages five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

STEAM Homeschool Workshop

on Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Homeschool Bookclub

on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5; books will be provided and can be picked up at the library; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying

on Tuesdays & Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Girls Who Code

on Tuesdays; a club 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: Fairmount Street Library. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Stem Lab

try your hand at Squishy Circuits, create with Strawbees, and build with LEGO and Lincoln Logs; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

the meeting will consist of Moonlight Parade review and regular scheduled meeting; join us for your chance to vote on new YA books for our shelves and teen program; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Family Storytime

stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities are best for ages 3-6, but all are welcome; free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Wednesday, September 26, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Storytime

on Wednesdays; music, movement and stories; all ages welcome, but songs and stories will appeal to children ages 18 months to 3 years; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Toddler Tale Storytimes

on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and a craft around a new theme each week for ages five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Exploratorium

on Wednesdays, for grades K-5; explore a new STEAM topic each week with hands on activities at this after-school drop-in program; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

WOW Wednesday

make a craft that teaches you about Johnny Appleseed; Miss Jean is here to teach and play chess, teach you how to juggle, and test your skill with an array of logic games; free with $3-4 admission; for information, call 563-243-3600. Venue: Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. For more info visit adlerdiscoverycenter.org.

Teen/Tween Gaming

visit the library for STEM games and traditional electronic & board games; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Magic: The Gathering Club

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

After School Kids Lab

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 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: Fairmount Street Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. 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, September 26, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Night Owl Storytime

on Wednesdays; stories and activities to settle in for the evening; pajamas, pillows, and stuffed toys welcome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Big/Little Bookclub

on Wednesdays; book club for kids in 3rd-5th grade and adults or older siblings to read a book together; we will discuss the book and do some book-related crafts and activities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Toddle Time

focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; activities are best for birth-2 years old, but all are welcome; free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

Yoga and Stories

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Thursday, September 27, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; join us as the library and local organization Unite in Motherhood present stories, songs, play time, and more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Pre-School Story Time

on Mondays & Thursdays; enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities with Ms. Cathy; free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Venue: River Valley District Library. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Thursdays; stories and more for ages 3-5; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Storytime

on Thursdays; music, movement and stories; all ages welcome, but songs and stories will appeal to children ages 18 months to 3 years; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying

on Tuesdays & Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Lego Night

play with the library’s thousands of Legos for an hour of free-build; we’ll provide the bricks, you supply the imagination; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

PJ Movie Premiere

free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

Rocket into Reading: Sports

for grades K-3; this session features fun, sports-themed reading activities that help you learn new skills; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Together Time Tales

for families with children in 3rd grade and younger; we will read "City Moon" by Rachael Cole and enjoy a song or rhyme and a moon button craft; materials and snacks are 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, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

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, September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Board

on Thursdays; hang out, eat snacks, and share your ideas on how to make the library awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Friday, September 28, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Baby Storytime

on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, and movement; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Funtime Friday

for preschoolers and adult chaperones; learn how to be a good neighbor and make a special surprise for them.and enjoy a snack; free with $3-4 admission; for information, call 563-243-3600. Venue: Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center. For more info visit adlerdiscoverycenter.org.

Petite Picassos

art and story program for ages five and under; use all of your senses during our hands-on art project and dress for messiness; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Friday, September 28, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Lego Club: Towers

for grades 6 & under; use your imagination to create an awesome Lego creation to be displayed in the Children’s Department; free; for information, call 309-755-9614. Venue: East Moline Public Library. Friday, September 28, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. East Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.eastmolinelibrary.org.

Banned Movie

teens celebrate Banned Books Week with a movie adaption of a popular banned teen book; vote for your choice at the Teen Department; snacks provided; free; for information, call 309-755-9614. Venue: East Moline Public Library. Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. East Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.eastmolinelibrary.org.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Saturday, September 29, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Child's Play: Create, Explore, Experience

on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; rotating programs may include components of traditional storytimes, active movement and rhythm with music and dance, and simple crafts; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

DIY T-Shirt Bag

for grades 6 & under; bring a t-shirt for the children’s librarians to help you make into a t-shirt bag; the t-shirt will not be wearable after made into a bag; free; for information, call 309-755-9614. Venue: East Moline Public Library. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.eastmolinelibrary.org.

Woody’s Horse Corral Lasso

see if you can lasso a horse in the "Toy Story" character's corral; at 10am & noon; included with $5-9 admission; for information, call 563-344-4106. Venue: Family Museum. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Family Museum. For more info visit www.familymuseum.org.

Toy Story Dance Party

join the Family Museum Dance Company for a dance party with your favorite "Toy Story" characters; at 11am & 1pm; included with $5-9 admission; for information, call 563-344-4106. Venue: Family Museum. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Family Museum. For more info visit www.familymuseum.org.

Teen Fortnite Party

follow the loot llamas to the Library for food, trivia, and crafts; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Sunday, September 30, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Monday, October 1, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Storytime for Littles

on Mondays, for ages 0-36 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love of books through music, movement, stories, and art exploration while helping develop language, motors, and social skills; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, October 1, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Zoo Camp Fall Frenzy: Session 1

thru Oct. 5, for ages 6-9; each of the five days of camp will include interactive learning experiences, hands-on activities, special zoo tours, up-close animal encounters, and more; $90-125; for information and to register, call 309-799-3482 ext 225 or email education@niabizoo.com. Venue: Niabi Zoo. Monday, October 1, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Niabi Zoo. For more info visit www.niabizoo.com.

Pre-School Story Time

on Mondays & Thursdays; enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities with Ms. Cathy; free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Venue: River Valley District Library. Monday, October 1, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.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, October 1, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Storytime for Littles

on Mondays, for ages 0-36 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love of books through music, movement, stories, and art exploration while helping develop language, motors, and social skills; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, October 1, 2018, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Homeschool Arts

on Mondays; explore a variety of arts and crafts utilizing interesting materials and techniques that are sure to spark your imagination and fuel your creativity; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Zoo Camp Fall Frenzy: Session 2

thru Oct. 5, for ages 10-13; each of the five days of camp will include interactive learning experiences, hands-on activities, special zoo tours, up-close animal encounters, and more; $90-125; for information and to register, call 309-799-3482 ext 225 or email education@niabizoo.com. Venue: Niabi Zoo. Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Niabi Zoo. For more info visit www.niabizoo.com.

Creation Studio Drop-In

free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, October 1, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Homework Heroes

on Mondays; get help solving your homework conundrums; be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Monday, October 1, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

on Mondays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, October 1, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Board

on Mondays; hang out, eat snacks, and share your ideas on how to make the library awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Monday, October 1, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Tuesday, October 2, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Melody Makers

on Tuesdays, for ages 2-4 and their caregivers; we'll explore well-known Bible stories through a music and movement playgroup; during our fall series, we will “Rock the Ark!” with weekly themes covering animals, weather, day/night, and colors, while focusing on the great truths of God's boundless love; for information and to register, e-mail melody_makers@yahoo.com or call 501-533-9782. Venue: St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Moline. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Moline.

Circle Time Storytime

on Tuesdays, 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 - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Library Playgroup

on Tuesdays, open play and socialization for children 0-5 and their caregivers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Tale Storytimes

on Tuesdays; stories, songs, and a craft around a new theme each week for ages five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

STEAM Homeschool Workshop

on Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Homeschool Bookclub

on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5; books will be provided and can be picked up at the library; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying

on Tuesdays & Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Girls Who Code

on Tuesdays; a club 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: Fairmount Street Library. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Teen Volunteer Night

fulfill needed service hours or use on job applications; we will be working on library skills and making Secret Santa gifts; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Wednesday, October 3, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Tale Storytimes

on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and a craft around a new theme each week for ages five and under accompanied by parent or caregiver; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Exploratorium

on Wednesdays, for grades K-5; explore a new STEAM topic each week with hands on activities at this after-school drop-in program; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Magic: The Gathering Club

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

After School Kids Lab

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Crafternoon: DIY Squishies!

these little toys cost on average $10 so why not come to the library and make one for free?; we will have pre-made squishies from molds for cupcakes as well as a few different woodland animals; free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

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: Fairmount Street Library. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. 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, October 3, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

STEAM: Biology Basics and Beyond

for grades K-2; Wednesdays thru Nov. 14; with instructor Rebecca Heick; $125; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630. Venue: Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy. For more info visit www.bereskinartgallery.com.

Night Owl Storytime

on Wednesdays; stories and activities to settle in for the evening; pajamas, pillows, and stuffed toys welcome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Storytime for Littles: Evening Edition

for ages 0-36 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love of books through music, movement, stories, and art exploration while helping develop language, motors, and social skills; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Big/Little Bookclub

on Wednesdays; book club for kids in 3rd-5th grade and adults or older siblings to read a book together; we will discuss the book and do some book-related crafts and activities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Yoga and Stories

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Thursday, October 4, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; join us as the library and local organization Unite in Motherhood present stories, songs, play time, and more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Pre-School Story Time

on Mondays & Thursdays; enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities with Ms. Cathy; free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Venue: River Valley District Library. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Storytime

on Thursdays; music, movement and stories; all ages welcome, but songs and stories will appeal to children ages 18 months to 3 years; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Sesame Street Live! Let's Party

lmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure for families; at 10:30am & 6:30pm; $44-194; for tickets, call 800-745-3000. Venue: TaxSlayer Center. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. TaxSlayer Center. For more info visit www.taxslayercenter.com.

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying

on Tuesdays & Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Group

an opportunity for teens to have input on library offerings and resources; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Hug-A-Book, Superheroes at Play

superhero learning activities, offered in partnership with the AOK Network, who provide support to families with children ages birth to five years of age; activities include social-emotional learning, early literacy skills, Super play and building fun that supports early learning for kids ages 2 to 5 and their older siblings; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Reading Assistance Dogs

children have the opportunity to read aloud to dogs from Quad City Canines; this is great practice for kids and helps them build their vocabulary and build self-confidence; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Together Time Tales

for families with children in 3rd grade and younger; we will read "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" by Linda Williams and enjoy a song or rhyme and a Mason jar pumpkin craft; materials and snacks are 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, October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Sesame Street Live! Let's Party

lmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure for families; at 10:30am & 6:30pm; $44-194; for tickets, call 800-745-3000. Venue: TaxSlayer Center. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. TaxSlayer Center. For more info visit www.taxslayercenter.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, October 4, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Board

on Thursdays; hang out, eat snacks, and share your ideas on how to make the library awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Friday, October 5, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Baby Storytime

on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, and movement; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Play & Grow

for ages three & under and a caregiver; sing, read, and play your way to early literacy; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Lego Club: Animals

for grades 6 & under; use your imagination to create an awesome Lego creation to be displayed in the Children’s Department; free; for information, call 309-755-9614. Venue: East Moline Public Library. Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. East Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.eastmolinelibrary.org.

Teen Library Council Meeting

join us for the meeting to receive your member card (which offers free DVD rentals at EMPL), enjoy light snacks and fun, and help the teen librarians plan future programs; free; for information, call 309-755-9614. Venue: East Moline Public Library. Friday, October 5, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. East Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.eastmolinelibrary.org.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Saturday, October 6, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Degas Impressionism

for grades 4-8; Saturdays thru Oct. 27 with instructor Pat Bereskin; exploring the aspects of Impressionism through Edvard Degas for children with pastels; we will be learning the basics of pastel painting while studying still life and dancer in motion; materials provided; $125; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630. Venue: Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy. For more info visit www.bereskinartgallery.com.

Animal Tales

for ages 3-5; features a live animal character from a selected storybook, with each child having the opportunity to listen to a different animal story and meet the main characters of the book; children may touch the animals and learn more about them after the story reading in this interactive story telling program; $8-11; for information and to register, call 309-799-3482 ext 225 or email education@niabizoo.com. Venue: Niabi Zoo. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Niabi Zoo. For more info visit www.niabizoo.com.

Child's Play: Create, Explore, Experience

on Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; rotating programs may include components of traditional storytimes, active movement and rhythm with music and dance, and simple crafts; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Animal Adventures

for ages 6-9; children can experience the adaptations of many animals during physical activities designed to create an understanding of how animals move, what their habitat is like, and how they protect themselves; an opportunity for participants to meet animals up close and personal during these interactive sessions; $10-13; for information and to register, call 309-799-3482 ext 225 or email education@niabizoo.com. Venue: Niabi Zoo. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM. Niabi Zoo. For more info visit www.niabizoo.com.

Caine’s Cardboard Challenge

invent, design, and construct all using cardboard; included with $5-9 admission; for information, call 563-344-4106. Venue: Family Museum. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Family Museum. For more info visit www.familymuseum.org.

Animal Expeditions

for ages 10-13; an opportunity for participants to meet animals up close during these interactive sessions while learning about the behavior of animals, the importance of enrichment, how zoo keepers take care of animals and how the zoo is working to save animals and habitats; $10-13; for information and to register, call 309-799-3482 ext 225 or email education@niabizoo.com. Venue: Niabi Zoo. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM. Niabi Zoo. For more info visit www.niabizoo.com.

Lego Club

free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Writers: Beta Reading Group

bring a piece of your writing of 1500-2000 words and we will pair you up with other teen writers to read each others' work and give feedback; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Book Explorers: Mock Newbery

free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Sunday, October 7, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Monday, October 8, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Intersession Lego Build

join us for fun creating Lego art for display; for preschool and school-age kids; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Monday, October 8, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Storytime for Littles

on Mondays, for ages 0-36 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love of books through music, movement, stories, and art exploration while helping develop language, motors, and social skills; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, October 8, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Zoo Camp Fall Frenzy: Session 3

thru Oct. 12, for ages 6-9; each of the five days of camp will include interactive learning experiences, hands-on activities, special zoo tours, up-close animal encounters, and more; $90-125; for information and to register, call 309-799-3482 ext 225 or email education@niabizoo.com. Venue: Niabi Zoo. Monday, October 8, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Niabi Zoo. For more info visit www.niabizoo.com.

Pre-School Story Time

on Mondays & Thursdays; enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities with Ms. Cathy; free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Venue: River Valley District Library. Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.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, October 8, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Storytime for Littles

on Mondays, for ages 0-36 months; nurture your baby and toddler’s love of books through music, movement, stories, and art exploration while helping develop language, motors, and social skills; at 9:30 & 10:45am; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, October 8, 2018, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Homeschool Arts

on Mondays; explore a variety of arts and crafts utilizing interesting materials and techniques that are sure to spark your imagination and fuel your creativity; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Zoo Camp Fall Frenzy: Session 4

thru Oct. 12, for ages 10-13; each of the five days of camp will include interactive learning experiences, hands-on activities, special zoo tours, up-close animal encounters, and more; $90-125; for information and to register, call 309-799-3482 ext 225 or email education@niabizoo.com. Venue: Niabi Zoo. Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Niabi Zoo. For more info visit www.niabizoo.com.

Creation Studio Drop-In: Leaf Punch Art

free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Tinker Lab: Rubber Band Racer!

make your own race car out of mostly recycled materials; be sure your design can go the distance; free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Monday, October 8, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

Homework Heroes

on Mondays; get help solving your homework conundrums; be a hero yourself and help others with subjects you are good at; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Read to a Dog

QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are specially trained, along with their handler, to provide the environment needed to help children improve their reading skills; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

on Mondays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Monday, October 8, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Board

on Mondays; hang out, eat snacks, and share your ideas on how to make the library awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Monday, October 8, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Tuesday, October 9, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Melody Makers

on Tuesdays, for ages 2-4 and their caregivers; we'll explore well-known Bible stories through a music and movement playgroup; during our fall series, we will “Rock the Ark!” with weekly themes covering animals, weather, day/night, and colors, while focusing on the great truths of God's boundless love; for information and to register, e-mail melody_makers@yahoo.com or call 501-533-9782. Venue: St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Moline. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Moline.

Circle Time Storytime

on Tuesdays, 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 - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Library Playgroup

on Tuesdays, open play and socialization for children 0-5 and their caregivers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

KinderNature

fun and hands-on learning with your 3-5 year old;each child is required to have a parent present; $4-6, one free adult with each paid child, additional adults are $3 each; for information, call 309-794-0991. Venue: Quad City Botanical Center. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Quad City Botanical Center. For more info visit www.qcgardens.com.

Petite Picassos

art and story program for ages five and under; use all of your senses during our hands-on art project and dress for messiness; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

STEAM Homeschool Workshop

on Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Homeschool Bookclub

on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5; books will be provided and can be picked up at the library; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying

on Tuesdays & Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Girls Who Code

on Tuesdays; a club 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: Fairmount Street Library. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Dinosaurs Unleashed! Interactive Movie Night

it's the 25th anniversary of the original movie based on Michael Crichton's novel, Jurassic Park; join us for an interactive screening of the movie, plus snacks and trivia; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:45 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

The Hate U Give Book Discussion

to celebrate 2018's Teen Read Week, Love Girls and the library invite readers to a discussion led by local teen girls about the best-selling young adult book "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas, which tells the story of Starr, an African-American teenager, deciding how to use her voice after being the only witness to a police officer shooting and killing her childhood friend; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Family Storytime

stories, rhymes, & crafts; activities are best for ages 3-6, but all are welcome; free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Wednesday, October 10, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Intersession: Firefighter Storytime

for ages 5 & under; join us for firefighter stories, songs, and to meet a firefighter and look at a real fire truck; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Exploratorium

on Wednesdays, for grades K-5; explore a new STEAM topic each week with hands on activities at this after-school drop-in program; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Teen/Tween Gaming

visit the library for STEM games and traditional electronic & board games; free; for information, call 309-524-2440. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.molinelibrary.com.

Magic: The Gathering Club

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

After School Kids Lab

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 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: Fairmount Street Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. 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, October 10, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Anime-Manga Club: YouTube Surfing

bring a friend to surf YouTube for interesting sites on anime, manga series, cosplay costumes and weaponry; Japanese snacks will also be provided; free; for information, e-mail admin@silvislibrary.org or call 309-755-3393. Venue: Silvis Public Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

Night Owl Storytime

on Wednesdays; stories and activities to settle in for the evening; pajamas, pillows, and stuffed toys welcome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Big/Little Bookclub

on Wednesdays; book club for kids in 3rd-5th grade and adults or older siblings to read a book together; we will discuss the book and do some book-related crafts and activities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Toddle Time

focuses on finger plays, songs, & stories; activities are best for birth-2 years old, but all are welcome; free; for information, call 563-289-4242 or e-mail library@leclaireiowa.gov. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclairelibrary.org.

Yoga and Stories

on Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Thursday, October 11, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Family Storytime

on Thursdays; join us as the library and local organization Unite in Motherhood present stories, songs, play time, and more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Main. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Pre-School Story Time

on Mondays & Thursdays; enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities with Ms. Cathy; free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Venue: River Valley District Library. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit www.rivervalleylibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Toddler Storytime

on Thursdays; music, movement and stories; all ages welcome, but songs and stories will appeal to children ages 18 months to 3 years; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Intersession Movie Morning

join us for a funny, family-friendly Halloween movie during Rock Island/Milan school intersession; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying

on Tuesdays & Thursdays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Together Time Tales

for families with children in 3rd grade and younger; we will read "What's Under My Bed?" by James Stevenson and enjoy a song or rhyme and a paper-bag monster craft; materials and snacks are 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, October 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Silvis Public Library. For more info visit www.silvislibrary.org.

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, October 11, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Teen Advisory Board

on Thursdays; hang out, eat snacks, and share your ideas on how to make the library awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

2018 QC Libraries’ Teen Reading Challenge

thru Oct. 20; teens in grade 6-12 can pick up a reading log at any Davenport Library location after Sept. 22 and will have four weeks to read as many minutes as they can before returning to their logs to the library; teens will receive a finishing prize, entries into many gift card raffles, and a ticket for the teen plus a friend to attend the after-hours Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Moline Library on Oct. 26 at 6pm. Friday, October 12, 2018. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Baby Storytime

on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music, and movement; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Venue: Fairmount Street Library. Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Fairmount Street Library. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays thru Fridays; free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Intersession: Firefighter Storytime

for ages 5 & under; join us for firefighter stories, songs, and to meet a firefighter and look at a real fire truck; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Teen Haunted House Committee Meeting

share your ideas, create Haunted House props, and eat snacks; free; for information, call 309-755-9614. Venue: East Moline Public Library. Friday, October 12, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. East Moline Public Library. For more info visit www.eastmolinelibrary.org.

Special Needs Night

the museum will open its doors after hours for an exclusive event for families with children who have special needs. Tickets will be limited to the first 100 participants; free, but tickets required; for information, call 563-344-4106. Venue: Family Museum. Friday, October 12, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Family Museum. For more info visit www.familymuseum.org.