Back by popular demand! Brown Bag Lunch Discussions are hour-long sessions featuring local personalities and prominent figures from the artistic, cultural, historical, educational, and media sectors to present a range of topics that audiences can both enjoy and engage in...

Author Brooks Carver brings to light the story of the first all-female air force to fly combat missions in World War II. The "Night Witches" as they were called by German pilots, were young 18-to-23 year-old Russian women who risked...

Community Conversations, featuring Devin Hansen, author of “Guts: The Lane Evans Story” Community Conversations are a partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center, featuring a look at important issues to the community through the lenses of...

Free and fun event for adults. Tune into your crafty side and create a book pumpkin centerpiece from recycled books. Registration required. See library website (link in get tickets) or call library at 309-732-READ....

What: THE ATLAS 14 Two-Part Reading and Release Party Where: The Rock Island Public Library Downtown Branch (401 19th St., Rock Island, IL) and Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL) When: Thursday, August 15; Part One at RIPL – doors at...

SPECTRA Lives @ Rozz-Tox on Thursday 7/18! The QC's original reading series returns after a long slumber to team up with some of the 2019 Young Emerging Writers for one of the biggest lit events in the QC this summer! First, at...

Annual celebration of the freedom to read and think as you like. Features readings of favorite passages from banned or challenged books by local readers, writers, and other fans of the written word....

September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Drop into any Rock Island Public Library during regular hours for that location with a photo ID and proof of residency in either Rock Island or the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District to...

Peer pressure can be positive, too, so a number of Rock Island community partners are banding together to encourage everyone to read over summer by launching the Rock Town Reads "Show Us Your Book" social media campaign. Summer is an...

Regional Artists, Writers, and Vendors will be setting up at the 8th Annual QC Planet Comic & Arts Con in the District of Rock Island, IL! There will be Q&A panels, Costume/Cosplay contests for Kids & Adults, and a few...