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5 Flavors: How the Palate Changes: A HCE Program

learn about the five senses, the process of aging, and the connection between smell and taste; presented by the University of Illinois Extension serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark Counties; free; for information, call 309-523-3440. Event Title: 5 Flavors: How the Palate Changes: A HCE Program. Venue: River Valley District Library. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. River Valley District Library. For more info visit rivervalleylibrary.org.

Virtual Presentation: Lizzie Borden

join us virtually via Zoom to see award-winning actress Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. as she brings to life Lizzie Borden, accused of the brutal hatchet murder of her father and stepmother in 1892; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Lizzie Borden. Venue: Moline Public Library. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Moline Pub. For more info visit molinelibrary.librarymarket.com.

Frieze Lecture Series -- Best. Book. Ever.: The Odyssey

Augustana College faculty will discuss a book from the Web site thegreatestbooks.org as well as their own selection for the best book ever; we discuss Homer's work, presented by Dr. Joseph McDowell, professor of English; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Frieze Lecture Series -- Best. Book. Ever.: The Odyssey. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

In Our Own Voice

presented by NAMI; this presentation provides a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: In Our Own Voice. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Global Gathering II: The Food Partnership of the Quad Cities

the Food Rescue Partnership is a Quad Cities coalition that promotes rescuing food for its best possible use; in 2019 and 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Food Rescue Partnership as a regional Food Recovery Challenge Endorser award winner; the Food Rescue Partnership's work is directly propelled through collaboration to educate and facilitate outcomes that touch the lives and well-being of everyone in the Quad Cities community; dDiverting food waste from landfills, while simultaneously addressing food insecurity provides a unique opportunity to solve multiple concerns in one message; a Global Gathering event sponsored by the Quad Cities World Affairs Council; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Global Gathering II: The Food Partnership of the Quad Cities. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Community Connections: Laundry Day in Bishop Hill

a Global Gathering World Tour edition of Community Connections with a living history skit featuring the Bishop Hill Heritage Acting Troupe.; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Community Connections: Laundry Day in Bishop Hill. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation: Milton Howard and Family with Karen Orozco-Gutierrez

the great-granddaughter of local African-American Civil War veteran Milton Howard, will discuss her family history research journey as part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center's celebration of Family History Month; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: Milton Howard and Family with Karen Orozco-Gutierrez. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Mandatory Music

Dr. Eugene Bechen from SAU puts four essential rock songs under the microscope to give you a whole new level of understanding; we're going to drill down into the instrumentation and textures, placing each piece in context to show why it is special; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Mandatory Music. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Oddities of Lincoln's Assassination

presented by Michael C. Schmidt, a retired teacher of history and theatre from Moline’s United Township High School; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: Oddities of Lincoln's Assassination. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Frieze Lecture Series -- Best. Book. Ever.: Mason & Dixon

Augustana College faculty will discuss a book from the Web site thegreatestbooks.org as well as their own selection for the best book ever; we discuss Thomas Pynchon's work, presented by Dr. Joseph McDowell, professor of English; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Frieze Lecture Series -- Best. Book. Ever.: Mason & Dixon. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Spice Up Your Life

try a new spice and recipe, which will be provided to you, and come back the following month to discuss the spice and recipes we tried; we will discuss the importance of salt, taste different varieties, learn how to properly use it, and have a tasty treat at the end; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Spice Up Your Life. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Cowboy Courage: Westerns and the Portrayal of Bravery

a presentation by author William Hampes; the presentation will discuss how films and television programs focus on finding the moral and psychological courage to love, to redeem oneself for failures, losses, and transgressions, to be honest and true to oneself, to admit when wrong and back down, and to face dying and the end of one's life; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Cowboy Courage: Westerns and the Portrayal of Bravery. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Standing (on) Her Ground: Native American Women & Land Claims in Eastern Iowa

presented by Dr. Jane Simonsen of Augustana College, this program will look closely at the documentary evidence of land claims which reveal how both white men and Native women negotiated the meanings of land and of Native American identity into the 1840s; offered in-person or virtually; free; for information, call 563-326-7804. Event Title: Standing (on) Her Ground: Native American Women & Land Claims in Eastern Iowa. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Event: Animal Crossing New Horizon Game Day

race your friends on our island-friendly track or simply relax and enjoy a relaxing afternoon; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Event: Animal Crossing New Horizon Game Day. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Friday, November 5, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation -- Healthy Cents: Developing a Food Budget

combines nutrition education and food resource management principles to encourage limited resource families to make healthy food choices on a limited budget; this course will focus on how to develop a food budget; topics covered will include making choices between food needs and food wants, developing a spending plan that works for you, and making a food budget; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Healthy Cents: Developing a Food Budget. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Frieze Lecture Series -- Best. Book. Ever.: Gilead

Augustana College faculty will discuss a book from the Web site thegreatestbooks.org as well as their own selection for the best book ever; we discuss Marilynne Robinson's work, presented by Dr. Joseph McDowell, professor of English; free; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Frieze Lecture Series -- Best. Book. Ever.: Gilead. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Manage Your Online Presence

learn about social media and building an online presence, and how to use both to establish or build a career or business; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Manage Your Online Presence. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Restorative Justice

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Restorative Justice. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.

WWI Lecture Series: The Armistice & The Occupation of Germany

join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office in exploring the history of WWI through a discussion of the Armistice and the occupation of Germany; delve deeper into First World War history by learning about Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal historical ties; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: WWI Lecture Series: The Armistice & The Occupation of Germany. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Trax from the Stax: The Land Beyond the Sunset

Neal Smith presents his score of the silent film from 1912; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Trax from the Stax: The Land Beyond the Sunset. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Thursday, November 11, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Caregiving for Older Adults

an increasing amount of young Americans are becoming caregivers to their older parents; they struggle to balance caregiving with a career and child-raising; learn what resources are available to family caregivers and the loved ones that they care for; presented by Milestones Agency on Aging; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Caregiving for Older Adults. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Monday, November 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

topics that will be covered are: typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of diagnosis, the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer's Association resources; presented by Megan Pedersen of the Alzheimer's Association; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Local History Series: The Davenport Women

join local historian Gena Schantz to discover more about the man who gave his name to Davenport, Iowa; in this presentation, she will explore the women in George Davenport's life and their histories; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Local History Series: The Davenport Women. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Community Connections: Radio Goes to War

learn about a slice of WWII and radio history with radio historian Steve Darnall; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Community Connections: Radio Goes to War. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Got Covid Vaccine?

with Louis Katz, MD. Infectious Disease/Internal Medicine, Medical Director, Scott County Health Department; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Got Covid Vaccine? Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation: A Tale of Two Famines

Robert Zapesochny's program explores the role Herbert Hoover played during the Russian famines of 1921 to 23 and 1932 to 33 from the perspective of the speaker's grandparents who experienced it and were fed by Hoover; this event is part of the 3rd Thursdays at Hoover's Presidential Library & Museum series; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Presentation: A Tale of Two Famines. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Responsible Gifting 101

join Erin, a Prevention Specialist with the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc. to learn about responsible gifting and celebrating with care not only during the holiday season but throughout the whole year; Erin will discuss age-appropriate gifts for youth and suitable ideas for events such as house warming parties, holiday festivities, and other celebrations; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Responsible Gifting 101. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Spice Up Your Life

try a new spice and recipe, which will be provided to you, and come back the following month to discuss the spice and recipes we tried; we will discuss the importance of salt, taste different varieties, learn how to properly use it, and have a tasty treat at the end; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Spice Up Your Life. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Community Connections: The History and Folklore of Santa Claus

explore the origins and evolution of Santa Claus with Laura Keyes of Historic Voices; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Community Connections: The History and Folklore of Santa Claus. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Affordable Housing

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Affordable Housing. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.

Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Education Justice

a live-streamed conversation series in the "Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate" series on the leading social-justice issues of our time; each month, this series will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought provoking and engaging conversation; three panelists from different walks of life, including Catholic Sisters, will bring unique perspectives to each session; free. Event Title: Virtual Presentation -- Exploring Intersections: Education Justice. Venue: Humility of Mary Center. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Humility of Mary Center. For more info visit exploringintersections.org.