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Teen Dr. Who Party

Photo of a British police box in Glasgow, ScotlandTeenage fans of a certain time-traveling doctor should set their TARDIS coordinates for 6:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. 

The library will offer a Teen Doctor Who party with activities based on the popular BBC science-fiction television program. Since its beginnings in 1963, the show about a time-traveling humanoid alien Time Lord named "The Doctor" has acquired a cult television following. The Doctor, played by 12 different actors over the series, explores the universe in the TARDIS, which appears as a blue British police box, righting wrongs and fixing problems with creative thinking and his trusty sonic screwdriver. He often clashes with the Daleks, a race of unfeeling cyborgs bent on dominating other worlds. 

Teens will watch a non-BBC movie based on the invading Daleks, create some TARDIS and Dalek crafts, play trivia for fun prizes, and enjoy snacks "fit for a Time Lord."  The event is free and open to anyone ages 12 to 18. 


Community Forums

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Thanks to all who attended our Community Forums! The meetings were held at our Main Library because it is our largest gathering space, but the input we gathered will help us improve all our library locations. 

For those who had questions about our library's strategic plan, and what we're doing to achieve our goals, a copy of our handout is linked on our About Us page.  If you have other questions about the Master Plan processs, please contact Rock island Library Director Angela Campbell. 


New Magazine Service in Town!

Flipster Magazine service logo Rock Island Library is changing over to an online subscription to Flipster Magazines. Flipster is very easy to use, and offers 24-hour online access to such popular magazines as People, Entertainment Weekly, Consumer Reports, Jet, and Sports Illustrated.

With Flipster, you don't have to create a user account - just use your library card number to log in and start reading right away. You will never have to wait for a copy of a new magazine again!

Flipster is available now in our Download menu, so give it a try! An app is available now for Apple users, with another in development for Android users. More details


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