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College Funding: Getting There From Here

a 30-minute presentation that covers questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal, savings strategies to help you reach your goal, and the features and benefits of various education savings plans; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: College Funding: Getting There From Here. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: What's New in Special Collections?

join the members and guests of the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society in learning about trends, techniques, and anything related to family history; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society: What's New in Special Collections? Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Saturday, October 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Dreams

learn to remember, interpret and program your dreams with Marcia Flory; $25 includes lunch; for information, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Dreams. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Monday, October 3, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Armchair Traveler: Wales

join a traveling veteran as they show you how to experience distant lands like a local; our October presenter has been to Wales 16 times; you won't regret hearing about every castle, pub, and pint along the chosen route; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Armchair Traveler: Wales. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Monday, October 3, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Google Tools

learn to use Google tools including Gmail, Google Meet, Google Drive, Calendar, Docs and Sheets, and how to access your files across devices; understand what the "cloud" is and how to use it for sharing your files and storing them online.; you should have a Google or Gmail account set up before you attend; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Google Tools. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Where Is Human Dignity in Racism?

with Dr. Nancy Stone, Rev. Rudolph T. Juárez, Mayra Hernandez, Ryan Saddler, and Thomas Mason IV; an action plan to help end racism; no fee, light meal served; pre-registration preferred; for information, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Where Is Human Dignity in Racism? Venue: St. Anthony's Church. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. St. Anthony's Church. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Job Skills: How to Search for Jobs

Angela Striegel, the Career Planning and Placement Coordinator at Black Hawk College, presents on the best strategies for job searching; for information, call 309-732-7323. Event Title: Job Skills: How to Search for Jobs. Venue: Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library. For more info visit www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Get Started in Stamp Collecting

representatives from the Quad City Stamp Club will bring some of their collection and show you the tools and techniques of the hobby; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Get Started in Stamp Collecting. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Opening the Box: The Maps and Atlases of Melchior Huebinger

learn about the aps and atlases created by accomplished local surveyor and publisher Melchior Huebinger; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Opening the Box: The Maps and Atlases of Melchior Huebinger. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Friday, October 7, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

What to Do With the Box from Grandma’s Attic

find out what you should keep and how you can integrate Grandma's treasures into your family history; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: What to Do With the Box from Grandma’s Attic. Venue: Moline Public Library. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit molinelibrary.com.

Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary Series: “An Arsenal for Democracy: Rock Island Arsenal and a World at War"

join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office in exploring the history of the Rock Island Arsenal over its 160-year existence; this talk will discuss the impact that WWI had upon the Arsenal and the changes that were put in place leading up to WWII and how Rock Island Arsenal helped to improve production nationwide to meet the needs of the next World War; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary Series: “An Arsenal for Democracy: Rock Island Arsenal and a World at War". Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Why Taiwan Matters with Norm Moline

Dr. Moline, Professor Emeritus of Geography at Augustana College, will take you through a journey of the nation's 70-year history and into the present; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: Why Taiwan Matters with Norm Moline. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit molinelibrary.com.

Community Safety Information Forum

held in the auditorium; for those concerned about increasing numbers of shootings, child abuse, trauma, violence, and suicides in our neighborhoods; Rita Hart will serve as moderator of a panel discussion featuring Gary DeLacy, Superintendent of the Clinton Community School District and Tom Parker, Superintendent of the Camanche Community School District who will share information about school safety and encouraging nonviolence; they will be joined by Clinton County Sheriff Bill Greenwalt, Clinton Deputy Police Chief Jim Ballauer, and Clinton Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Chapman who will discuss ways their departments are trained to help protect and keep neighborhoods, schools and streets safe; Shannon Sander-Welzien, Executive Director of YWCA Clinton and Erin Aude, Clinical Director of Life Connections will talk about trauma and abuse in families, triggers of harm to self and others and local opportunities for assistance in choosing peaceful solutions to life's challenges; keynote speaker Temple Hiatt of Iowa… Event Title: Community Safety Information Forum. Venue: Clinton Community College. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Clinton Community College.

Group Spiritual Direction

led by Sr. Linda Greenwood; utilize Spiritual Direction in a communal setting; $20; for information, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Group Spiritual Direction. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Fiend Incarnate: Villisca, Iowa Axe Murders of 1912

a special Community Connections with Dr. Edgar Epperly, author of the new true crime book “Fiend Incarnate: Villisca Iowa Axe Murders of 1912”; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: Fiend Incarnate: Villisca, Iowa Axe Murders of 1912. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Friday, October 14, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

Halloween Trilogy: Tales & History of Halloween in the QC

discover the history of Halloween through three presentations twined together with a narrative thread; first, lend your ear to Michael McCarty who wove stories of ghosts and paranormal in his books, Ghosts of the Quad Cities and Eerie Quad Cities; second, delve into the ancient history of the beginnings of Halloween with Bruce Walters; third, learn of the connections between Halloween and the Quad Cities through a conversation with Kathryn Kuntz, and Bruce Walters; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Halloween Trilogy: Tales & History of Halloween in the QC. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Saturday, October 15, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Words Are Powerful: Be Mindful of How You Speak to Yourself

led by Tina Flaherty; understand and Improve our inner dialogue; $35 includes lunch; for information, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Words Are Powerful: Be Mindful of How You Speak to Yourself. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Monday, October 17, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Twisted Tales Presents "Creepy Quad Cities"

Jeff Adamson of G.i.T. Improv will present on the creepy places, legends and stories of the Quad Cities; come and get in the mood for Halloween; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: Twisted Tales Presents "Creepy Quad Cities". Venue: Moline Public Library. Monday, October 17, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit molinelibrary.com.

Preservation Workshop: Book Pillows

join us in learning how to practically care for and preserve materials at home with tips and tricks from the staff of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center; each workshop will showcase different techniques and share applicable knowledge on creating tools and demonstrating methods of preservation for photographs, letters, books, and more; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Preservation Workshop: Book Pillows. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Preservation Workshop: Book Pillows

learn how to practically care for and preserve materials at home with tips and tricks from the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center staff; we will demonstrate how to make homemade book pillows; book pillows assist a reader or researcher in using books with fragile or tight binding; they also support any book by preventing spine cracking and other types of wear; free; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Preservation Workshop: Book Pillows. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Ravensbrück Concentration Camp

Judith Winnick presents an extraordinary lecture about Ravensbrück, the only all-women’s concentration camp during WWII; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit molinelibrary.com.

WVIK Presents: The Power of Words featuring Michele Norris

6pm keynote address with Norris, Peabody Award-winning journalist, and former host of NPR's "All Things Considered"; 7pm Norris Q&A moderated by Dr. LaDrina Wilson; appetizers, desserts, coffee, and cash bar available; $20-40; tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-words-featuring-michele-norris-tickets-77158385809. Venue: Davenport RiverCenter. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Davenport RiverCenter. For more info visit www.wvik.org.

A History of the Cody Family in Scott County

Bob Schiffke of the Buffalo Museum will share his research on the family of Buffalo Bill during their time in Scott County; free; for information, call 563-289-6007. Event Title: A History of the Cody Family in Scott County. Venue: LeClaire Community Library. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. LeClaire Community Library. For more info visit www.leclaireiowa.gov.

A Hoover Homecoming Photo Album, August 1928

a presentation in the 3rd Thursday at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum series; this presentation highlights the "homecoming" visit that Mr. and Mrs. Hoover and their two sons made to Iowa during the summer of 1928 after his nomination as the Republican nominee for the presidency; although there was no official album, Juhl has arranged these seldom seen photographs to represent what could have been a family album; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: A Hoover Homecoming Photo Album, August 1928. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Original Blessing

meet author Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox and discover Creation Spirituality; $20; for information, e-mail olpretreat@chmiowa.org and call 563-374-1092. Event Title: Original Blessing. Venue: Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat. For more info visit www.chmiowa.org.

Virtual Conversation: Jake Heggie and Ernesto Estigarribia

join composer Jake Heggie and conductor Ernesto Estigarribia for a virtual conversation about the opera "Two Remain (Out Of Darkness)" performed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 22; for information, call 563-326-7804. Event Title: Virtual Conversation: Jake Heggie and Ernesto Estigarribia. Venue: Figge Art Museum. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Figge Art Museum. For more info visit figgeartmuseum.org.

Speaking Truth to Power: The White Rose

renowned author Jud Newborn speaks on the White Rose student resistance group during WWII; co-presented by the German American Heritage Center in conjunction with its exhibit "The White Rose Student Resistance to Hitler, Munich 1942/43"; refreshments following; $15 for GAHC members, $20 for non-members; for information and to register, call 563-322-8844. Event Title: Speaking Truth to Power: The White Rose. Venue: Figge Art Museum. Friday, October 21, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Figge Art Museum. For more info visit gahc.org.

A Special Journey to Ukraine

presented by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call 563-344-4177. Event Title: A Special Journey to Ukraine. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.wacqc.org.

Monster Mayhem of the Midwest

Terry Lynch recounts ghoulish stories such as the Murphysboro Mud Monster, Headless Horseman of Illinois, Nellie the Lion, Bigfoot in Illinois, The Mad Gasser of Mattoon, and more; for teens and adults; free; for information, call 309-524-2470. Event Title: Monster Mayhem of the Midwest. Venue: Moline Public Library. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Moline Public Library. For more info visit molinelibrary.com.

How Are You Pursuing Your Passion? Lessons from a Lifetime of Military Service

join local author and veteran Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr. as he speaks about his leadership roles in the military as well as civilian circles; meet and greet session from 6-6:30pm, program at 6:30pm; free; for information, call 563-344-4175. Event Title: How Are You Pursuing Your Passion? Lessons from a Lifetime of Military Service. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.bettendorflibrary.com.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia

this program covers typical age related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis, the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. Thursday, November 3, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

Opening the Box: Newcomb Loom Company

open to any interested in learning more about our archives and manuscript collection; explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center; each month, we will cover a different topic relating to the use and study of archives and manuscripts; we will feature collections and examples of relevant materials during each presentation; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Opening the Box: Newcomb Loom Company. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Friday, November 4, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

an evening with the renowned writer, humorist, and style icon; this appearance will feature an onstage interview with Lebowitz conducted by retired local radio favorite Terry Cavanaugh, followed by a Q&A session with the audience, concluding the evening with a book signing in the lobby; $35-50; for information and tickets, call 309-342-2299. Event Title: An Evening with Fran Lebowitz. Venue: Orpheum Theatre. Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Orpheum Theatre. For more info visit www.galesburgorpheum.org.

Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary Series: REARM

join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office in exploring the history of the Rock Island Arsenal over its 160-year existence; this talk will cover the post WWII time period and the changes that occurred at the Arsenal and the local community; the Arsenal would be reimagined through new goals and development during operation REARM; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Rock Island Arsenal 160th Anniversary Series: REARM. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

The Southern Africa Mosaic

presented by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call 563-344-4177. Event Title: The Southern Africa Mosaic. Venue: Bettendorf Public Library. Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bettendorf Public Library. For more info visit www.wacqc.org.

Virtual Opening the Box

explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center; each month, we will cover a different topic relating to the use and study of archives and manuscripts; we will feature collections and examples of relevant materials during each presentation; for information, call 563-326-7832. Event Title: Virtual Opening the Box. Venue: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. Friday, December 2, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Davenport Public Library - Main Branch. For more info visit www.davenportlibrary.com.