In honor of Library Card Sign Up Month, the Rock Island Library is pulling out the stops with unique, free events you can take advantage of.

You may tend to gloss over library events but quit that. At the Rock Island Library you have a myriad of ways to learn, craft, and just have fun. Here are a few of the things they have coming up:

  • Sept. 6- Cinema at Southwest Movie for grownups. At the library's Southwest branch (9010 Ridgewood Road) they will have free popcorn and show the flick "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". It will be from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 8- Job Skills Series: How To Create A Resume. Learn how to better your resume or construct one at this class on Sept. 8 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. You don't have to register for it but it is appreciated if you can. You can do so here.
  • Sept. 8- Buzzfeed Unsolved Fest. I watched so much Buzzfeed Unsolved during the early days of COVID. On Sept. 8 from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the downtown Rock Island Library, watch episodes of Buzzfeed Unsolved and learn about the new book "Buzzfeed Unsolved, Supernatural".
  • Sept. 14- Rock Island Arsenal History Series: Production by the Numbers. Learn a darn thing, why don't ya. At this event on Sept. 14 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., you'll learn about at the production contributions of Arsenal workers as part of the Arsenal's 160th anniversary. It will also be at the downtown library.
  • Sept. 21- Banned Books Week Read Out with the Midwest Writing Center. An after hours event, you can read passages from your favorite banned or challenged books. You'll need to get to the downtown library by 6:00 p.m. If you want to read, you should call the Midwest Writing Center at 309-732-7330. Even though this is open to everyone, content may not be suitable for all ages.
  • Sept. 22- National Hobbit Day Wreath Craft. Attention LOTR fandom. Here you go. From 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the downtown library, you can make a door wreath that looks like a little round Hobbit door. The craft is free but you'll need to register for it. You can do that here.
  • Sept. 27- Star Wars Trivia (for everyone). From 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the library's Southwest branch. No registration is required and this fast-paced trivia night is free.

To learn more about the Rock Island Library and its events, check out

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