What’s Happening

Registration is now open for our Zoom Cross Stitch program. Once you’re registered, you can pick up a cross stitch kit from the Library through our Curbside Delivery Service. Then you can join us live through Zoom on Tuesday, July 7 to learn how to cross stitch your very own adorable Baby Yoda. You’ll be able to ask questions, see what others are doing, and show off your own work. The kits are limited, so register soon.

 

Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? The Teen Summer Reading Program is open to students who are going into 6th grade in the fall through those who graduated from high school this year. Read at least 750 pages and/or minutes by July 31 and you’ll get a packet of prizes. Or you can keep reading, and reach at least 1500 pages and/or minutes and you’ll also get a bonus prize.

 

Want more chances to win prizes? Write a short review of a book you’ve read this summer. For each review, you’ll get an entry into a drawing and your review may be featured on the library’s blog. Book reviews can be mailed to the Library, submitted electronically, or emailed to molinelibraryteens@gmail.com.

 

Just because we aren’t open doesn’t mean we aren’t having programs. Call the Library at 309-524-2470 to request a program packet. The first one is available now, and contains instructions and materials to create origami, bracelets, and mini edible books. The next packet will be available starting July 13. Visit this blog for a demonstration of these crafts each Monday.

 

Feeling creative at home? Send us your Bookface Shelfies and Book Spine Poetry! What on earth does that mean? A Bookface Shelfie is a selfie with a book. Use the cover of a book plus you, your pets, or anything else to create a bigger picture. To create Book Spine Poetry, just grab a stack of books (at least three) and stack them so the titles make a poem.

                  

Submit your photos to molinelibraryteens@gmail.com to be featured on our blog and social media.

 

Have a question? Looking for a book? Call the Information desk at 309-524-2470 Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We’ll be happy to help. You can also email us anytime at information@molinelibrary.org.

What else can we do to help you? Is there something you would like to see us do online, like book talks, book readings, etc.? Would anyone be interested in doing a virtual book discussion, either live through a web conference or through the blog? Are you looking for more activities to do at home? Let me know what you need and we will do our best to help.

What’s Happening

Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? The Teen Summer Reading Program is open to students who are going into 6th grade in the fall through those who graduated from high school this year. Read at least 750 pages and/or minutes by July 31 and you’ll get a packet of prizes. Or you can keep reading, and reach at least 1500 pages and/or minutes and you’ll also get a bonus prize.

 

Want more chances to win prizes? Write a short review of a book you’ve read this summer. For each review, you’ll get an entry into a drawing and your review may be featured on the library’s blog. Book reviews can be mailed to the Library, submitted electronically, or emailed to molinelibraryteens@gmail.com.

 

Just because we aren’t open doesn’t mean we aren’t having programs. Call the Library at 309-524-2470 to request a program packet. The first one is available now, and contains instructions and materials to create origami, bracelets, and mini edible books. The next packet will be available starting July 13. Visit this blog for a demonstration of these crafts each Monday.

 

Feeling creative at home? Send us your Bookface Shelfies and Book Spine Poetry! What on earth does that mean? A Bookface Shelfie is a selfie with a book. Use the cover of a book plus you, your pets, or anything else to create a bigger picture. To create Book Spine Poetry, just grab a stack of books (at least three) and stack them so the titles make a poem.

                  

Submit your photos to molinelibraryteens@gmail.com to be featured on our blog and social media.

 

But wait, there’s more! Sign up for our Zoom Circuitry Program. Once you’re registered, you can pick up a circuitry kit from the Library through our Curbside Delivery Service. Then you can join us live through Zoom on Tuesday, June 23 to learn how to make your own devices from the kit. You’ll be able to ask questions, see what others are doing, and show off your own work. The kits are limited, so register soon.

Have a question? Looking for a book? Call the Information desk at 309-524-2470 Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We’ll be happy to help. You can also email us anytime at information@molinelibrary.org.

What else can we do to help you? Is there something you would like to see us do online, like book talks, book readings, etc.? Would anyone be interested in doing a virtual book discussion, either live through a web conference or through the blog? Are you looking for more activities to do at home? Let me know what you need and we will do our best to help.

Limited Service Now Available

Hello, everyone! While the Moline Public Library is still closed to the public, we are starting some limited services that are available now.

Information: Have a question? Looking for a book? Call the Information desk at 309-524-2470 Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We’ll be happy to help. You can also email us anytime at information@molinelibrary.org.

Curbside Pickup: Running out of things to read? Curbside pickup is now available Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Moline cardholders can call us or place holds through the catalog at https://www.prairiecat.info/library/all. Our staff will pull your books and let you know when they are available. For other Illinois library cardholders, please call the Information desk and we’ll be happy to pull books for you.

Summer Reading Program: While it won’t be quite the same this year, we will be holding a Summer Reading Program from June 8 through July 31. In addition to the traditional reading program, a variety of take-home, video, and interactive online programs will be offered. All the information for the Teen Summer Reading Program can be found HERE. For children’s and adult programs, please visit our website.

eMaterials: We have a variety of e-books, e-audio books, tv shows, and movies available through Overdrive, eRead Illinois, and Hoopla. Be sure to check out all of our other Online Resources as well.

Blog: I will begin updating this blog again starting next week. Check out the Library’s website for links to the children’s and adult blogs. You’ll find a variety of information and videos.

What else can we do for you? Please call or send us an email to let us know.

Library Closed

The Moline Public Library is currently closed. We will tentatively reopen on April 8. This blog will resume once we are back to normal hours. Thank you for reading. Stay safe!

Next Week

Due to concerns about COVID-19, all library programming has been cancelled for the remainder of the month. Please check our website and social media sites for more information.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

Next Week

Would you like to win $100? Students ages 11-19 are invited to create a video that showcases your creativity for the Teen Video Contest. Enter one video per category Short Form (30-60 seconds) or Long Form (3-5 minutes). You can work alone or in groups of up to five members. Attend the Premiere Party at the Putnam Museum on Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 to see your video on the big screen, celebrate with family and friends, eat pizza, and find out who this year’s big winners are. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2020teenvideocontest.

The Write Now! Writers Group is open to teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings take place on the first and third Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Moline Public Library 2nd floor program room. Bring up to 6 pages (double spaced) of a current writing project to share with the group for advice and feedback. The next meeting is on March 16.

The PNG Photography Workshop is a chance for students in grades 4-10 to learn about digital SLR cameras, framing subjects, lighting, and using editing software. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Sessions will take place on February 27, March 5, 12, & 19 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

Next Week

Would you like to win $100? Students ages 11-19 are invited to create a video that showcases your creativity for the Teen Video Contest. Enter one video per category Short Form (30-60 seconds) or Long Form (3-5 minutes). You can work alone or in groups of up to five members. Attend the Premiere Party at the Putnam Museum on Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 to see your video on the big screen, celebrate with family and friends, eat pizza, and find out who this year’s big winners are. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2020teenvideocontest.

The PNG Photography Workshop is a chance for students in grades 4-10 to learn about digital SLR cameras, framing subjects, lighting, and using editing software. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Sessions will take place on February 27, March 5, 12, & 19 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

Next Week

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a snake on Monday, March 2 @ 6:00 p.m. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is required.

Tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Moline Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group. Make new friends, give advice about programs and materials for teens, and earn service credits. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. The next meeting is on March 5.

The PNG Photography Workshop is a chance for students in grades 4-10 to learn about digital SLR cameras, framing subjects, lighting, and using editing software. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Sessions will take place on February 27, March 5, 12, & 19 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

Next Week

Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our Project Linus chapter. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience and will meet on Wednesday, February 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

The PNG Photography Workshop is a chance for students in grades 4-10 to learn about digital SLR cameras, framing subjects, lighting, and using editing software. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Sessions will take place on February 27, March 5, 12, & 19 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a snake on Monday, March 2 @ 6:00 p.m. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is required.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

Next Week

Teens and adults can Learn to Knit with Carolyn Krueger, owner of The ARTery, and in the process make a trinket to take home. This two-part class will be on Tuesdays, February 18 & 25 @ 5:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Help us knit/crochet blanket squares over the winter months. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to our Project Linus chapter. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience and will meet on Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants may bring their own supplies.

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about nutrition and food safety, and make and eat an entire meal at the PNG Cooking Class on Thursday, February 20 @ 6:00 p.m. Registration limits have been met. Email to be put on the waitlist.

The PNG Photography Workshop is a chance for students in grades 4-10 to learn about digital SLR cameras, framing subjects, lighting, and using editing software. This is a four-part series and attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Sessions will take place on February 27, March 5, 12, & 19 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

Students in grades 4-10 can learn about animal biology, diet, habitat, and behavior through the dissection of a snake on Monday, March 2 @ 6:00 p.m. Students will be using sharp instruments, and parents are welcome to stay if the student needs assistance. Registration is required.

Want to get emails twice a month with all the great programs for teens? Email your address to jlaroche@molinelibrary.org. You can also register to get a monthly newsletter with all the Library’s events.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library