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.
Learning how to be prepared for the workforce is an essential part of life – whether you are almost ready to graduate college or you have gone back to school in search of a new career. Even the most seasoned career men and women should look for occasions for professional development, brush up on their resume, and seek career advancement opportunities.
Starting post-Thanksgiving, holiday music starts filling our homes, cars, classrooms and offices. It is the soundtrack to our lives from that day until New Year’s. Whether it is Mix 96 on the radio playing non-stop Christmas, or the Christmas pageant at your child’s school, the holiday spirit fills the air.
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.
In a world of technology and constant “on-the-go” mindsets, we often forget to appreciate (or even address) the history of our great area. But Moline Public Library has made it a point to promote the long forgotten culture, heritage and historic sights of the Mississippi River Valley.
This time around, it’s time to drive back to soda shops and drive-in movies of the past. On Wednesday, May 4th, the library will show a film on river city history by Emmy nominated filmmakers, Tammy and Kelly Rundle.