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The Moline Public Library’s Summer Reading Program runs through July 29. Stop by the library to register and pick up your reading logs. Students in grades 6-12 will get prizes at three levels of 500 pages or minutes each, and can keep going for entries into the grand prize drawing.

Wednesday, July 12 @ 2:00-4:00
Students ages 11-18 are invited to Afternoon Gaming every Wednesday. Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and other activities.

Wednesday, July 12 @ 6:00
Artist Amy Nielson will teach students ages 11-18 Watercolor Painting. Learn basic watercolor techniques and create your own work of art.  Registration is required. A minimum of 10 registered participants is needed to hold this event.

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Monday, April 6 @ 6:30
The Brilliant Companions, a Doctor Who fan club, will meet at the Moline Public Library on Monday, April 6 at 6:30 to discuss season 11 of Classic Doctor Who featuring Jon Pertwee.

Wednesday, April 8 @ 2:30-4:30
Stop by the Teen Corner of the library for TEEN-ucopia. We have a variety of games for Nintendo Wii and Xbox One, board games, and other activities.

Thursday, April 9 @ 3:30
The Teen Advisory Group is your chance to help plan programs and events for teens, recommend new books and materials for the library, earn service credits, make friends, and have fun.

Teen Poetry Contest
Entries for the Moline Public Library’s Poetry Contest are due Friday, April 10, 2015. Students in grades 6-12 can submit one (1) original poem in the category of short (up to 12 lines) or long (up to 25 lines). Prizes will be $25, $15, and $10 gift certificates for first, second, and third places in each category. All poets are invited to the Awards Ceremony and Poetry Café on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Moline Public Library. Poets can read their poems and prizes will be awarded. Entry forms are available at the Library or here.

Saturday, April 11 @ 9:00
The final session of the Graphic Novel Workshop will take place on April 11.

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Wednesday, March 25 @ 2:30-4:30
Stop by the Teen Corner of the library for TEEN-ucopia. We have a variety of games for Nintendo Wii and Xbox One, board games, and other activities.

Saturday, March 28 @ 9:00
Teens and Tweens in grades 5 and up can take part in a Graphic Novel Workshop hosted by the Moline Public Library. This workshop is part of “Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver,” and will introduce students to the history of cartooning, creating a comic strip, publishing, and more. Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. starting January 24 and concluding April 11. Attendance at all sessions is recommended. This program is free and no experience is necessary, but space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes will be available to registered participants.

For more information, or to register for the program, contact Jan LaRoche at jlaroche@molinelibrary.org or by calling 309-524-2470.

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Tuesday, March 17 @ 3:30-5:30
Anime Club
 is open to teens and tweens ages 12 to 21 who love anime, manga, and all things Japanese. Drop by to watch anime, enjoy snacks, and make new friends.

Wednesday, March 18 @ 2:30-4:30
Stop by the Teen Corner of the library for TEEN-ucopia. We have a variety of games for Nintendo Wii and Xbox One, board games, and other activities.

Saturday, March 21 @ 9:00
Teens and Tweens in grades 5 and up can take part in a Graphic Novel Workshop hosted by the Moline Public Library. This workshop is part of “Project Next Generation: Dream, Design, Deliver,” and will introduce students to the history of cartooning, creating a comic strip, publishing, and more. Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. starting January 24 and concluding April 11. Attendance at all sessions is recommended. This program is free and no experience is necessary, but space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes will be available to registered participants.

For more information, or to register for the program, contact Jan LaRoche at jlaroche@molinelibrary.org or by calling 309-524-2470.

Did You Know?

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LeClaire, Iowa is the birthplace of William Frederick Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill. He was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. You can visit the Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire to learn all about him and other local history.

Did You Know?

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The Rock Island Arsenal is the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States. In addition to being a National Historic Landmark, the island is home to Colonel Davenport House, the Mississippi River Visitors Center, and the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.

Did You Know?

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is sponsoring an art contest for children and teens. You can submit an original piece of 2 dimensional artwork by January 30 to help promote the 10th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Be a part of history!

Rules and entry form are available HERE.