In a world full of social media savvy students, television, video games and tablets, the interest in school activities and content areas is slowly dropping. Most would rather watch their favorite show or text their friends then engage in team building and essential and engaging learning activities.
Moline Public Library is trying to light that genuine interest learning fire back under local students through their S.T.E.A.M. Exploratorium programs.
Continue reading Learning can be fun: Join MPL’s Kid’s Exploratorium Program!
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, we hope you will enjoy the show…”
And “enjoy the show” is certainly what Beatles fans did for decades after the band premiered in the late 1950s/early 1960s. Even after the band disbanded in 1969-70, their music continues to live on for all the generations following.
Now, fans old and new have the chance to relive the decade of some of the greatest rock music to ever exist through the Putnam Museum’s new exhibit, The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition.
Continue reading Love is Still All You Need: Beatlemania Returns at the Putnam
These places are open for Thanksgiving dinner so you don’t have to cook on Thursday, November 24, 2016!
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Everyone knows that literacy is an important component of child development. Whether your child is flipping through a book on their own, telling a made up story from their context clues in pictures, or having an adult read to them, it’s all a part of those literacy development stages. And Moline Library hopes to continue to promote this in our preschool children.
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Time to lace up those running shoes hit the road again for the trademark Quad-Cities race of the summer: the Bix 7.
Beginning in 1975, the idea from the race came from John Hudetz, who wanted to bring the liveliness he experienced at the 1974 Boston Marathon to the Quad-Cities area. The idea sparked the seven-mile road race, marking the first time anyone in the QC area was allowed to run on the physical street for a road race.
Continue reading The Run of the Summer
An important part of leading a healthy lifestyle is keeping active. And in a community filled with recreational facilities, it couldn’t be easier to enjoy doing so. But one “facility” stands out more than any other — the Mississippi River. With a beautiful view and a warm breeze, the river trail provides the best scenery to stay healthy this new year.
Continue reading The River is All You Need
Hans Christian Anderson once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.”
This would be a perfect description of the beautiful performance known as Handel’s Messiah, that has come to be quite a tradition in the Quad Cities area. Continue reading Christmas at Augustana: The Messiah
We have all been that child (or adult) who has furiously tried to keep together the remaining shreds of a toppling gingerbread house. Why wouldn’t it stay together? Of course, most of us would quickly say that it had nothing to do with the frosting smeared directions that had been diverted from after step two, or the fact that cousin John Boy ate part of the graham cracker retaining wall. All in all, those years, it just “wasn’t meant to be.”
But forget the lost wanders of your childhood and avoid that disaster in your kitchen. Continue reading Holidays at Hy-Vee!
With our beautiful river trails, the Quad Cities the perfect venue for advocates of active and healthy lifestyles. Lifestyles of balance and happiness. Biking, running, walking, swimming, galore! You name it. But with the state-wide and even national pull for our Bix 7, Marathon and even the Firecracker, it is evident the QC is the place-to-be for races!
So turn up those iPods and lace up those sneakers, it’s time for the annual Lagomarcino’s Cocoa Beano 5K.
Continue reading Running on Chocolate…
Check out these free outdoor summer concert series throughout the Quad Cities! You’ll be busy every night! Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair. Visit their websites for band information.
Continue reading FREE Summer Concerts in the Quad Cities