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October Lecture Series Start

The Middle East, a four-part lecture series co-hosted by Rock Island Public Library and Moline Public Library, and sponsored by the Jewish Federatino of the Quad Cities. An in-depth look at topics straight out of news headlines, presented by Dr. Art Pitz: 

Map of Middle Eastern Countries

Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 pm, The Arab Spring: Five Years Later. Presented by Dr. Art Pitz at Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities;

Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 pm, What Role Should the United States Play in the Middle East? Presented by Dr. Art Pitz at Rock Island Main Library.  Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

 Additional lectures will be held Dec. 1 and 8 at the Moline Public Library. 

Frieze Lecture Series: 1915 - A Landmark Year: Join the Rock Island Library and Augustana College as we consider the famous products of a notable year.

2:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 20 and 27, Nov. 3 and 10, Rock Island Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street.

Oct. 20: Dr. Cecilia Vogel, professor of physics, on how Einstein's Theory of Relativity revolutionized our thinking about the universe.

Oct. 27: Dr. Lisa Seidlitz, associate professor of world languages, on Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, 100 years later.

Nov. 3: Dr. Christopher Whitt, associate professor of political science, on DW Griffith's Birth of a Nation and how racism in entertainment shapes politics.

Nov. 10: Farah Marklevits, adjunct instructor in English, on the literary legacy of two great poems of 1915: Robert Frost's Road Not Taken and TS Eliot's Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock.


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