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...

If you know BTS, the Korean pop band, you know their music is filled iwith literary influences! Join us monthly to discuss the books that have inspired BTS albums. Share your thoughts and theories on other BTS content with fellow...

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...

Annual lecture series featuring Augustana College professors at the Rock Island Public Library. Four lectures at 2 pm on selected Tuesdays in October and November all centered around a common theme. This year's topic is "The Power of Protest: 1969...

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...

Annual lecture series featuring Augustana College professors at the Rock Island Public Library. Four lectures at 2 pm on selected Tuesdays in October and November all centered around a common theme. This year's topic is "The Power of Protest: 1969...

Casual discussion over drinks at the amazing Rozz-Tox. Speak, listen and enjoy! What is law, as a concept and within American institutions, e.g. congress and the Supreme Court(s)? How is law shaped, i.e. what influences legislation and how does legal reasoning change? How...

Close Encounters is a reading initiative for readers, writers, and critics. ​Join us as we investigate a first chapter and discuss what makes the reader turn the page. free & open | all ages | event page ​6:30-8p www.mwcqc.org...