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Vote, then attend our third Frieze Lecture

Augustana College sceneThe Rock Island Library and Augustana College Frieze Lecture partnership continues Tuesday with a presentation on hometown authors. The 2 pm lecture is at the Main Library, and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 4: Dr. Meg Gillette, from Augustana’s Department of English, will speak on writers whose lives are entwined with our hometown. Gillette is editor of The Stories We Tell:  Modernism in the Tri-Cities, a new collection of works by area writers  from the late 19th and early 20th centuries published this year by Augustana’s East Hall Press.  The anthology includes writing by Susan Glaspell, Arthur Davison Ficke, Floyd Dell, Alice French, and others, along with essays by Augustana students.  Dr. Gillette is an associate professor of English at Augustana. 

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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