February at the Library

Adult events this month at RVDL

Winter Reading Program

The Winter Reading Program runs from

Saturday, February 1st to Saturday, February 29th

Stop down anytime in February to get signed up

and receive your tickets!

Attend programs to earn fun badges!

All participants will receive a lanyard and library card holder.


Riding the Rails to Hero Street

Thursday, February 27th

1-2 pm

“Riding the Rails to Hero Street” is a 30-min documentary by award-winning filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films. The program is free to the public and includes a discussion with the filmmakers and others following the film.

“Riding the Rails to Hero Street”, part one in the Rundles’ Hero Street documentary series, tells the story of the immigrants’ journey from Mexico to Cook’s Point in Davenport, Holy City in Bettendorf, Iowa, and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad train yards and boxcar homes in Silvis, Illinois. The families experienced both acceptance and discrimination in their new communities.

Around the time of the great depression, the families were removed from the rail yards and some moved box cars or built new homes on 2nd Street in Silvis. Only a block and a half long, the street lost six young men in World War II and two in the Korean War, more than any other street in America.

Hero Street, as it is now known, has provided over 100 service members since World War II.

The Rundles’ Hero Street proposed ten-part documentary series, will explore the personal and family sagas behind each of the eight heroes from Silvis, Illinois and tell the compelling true story of an ongoing struggle to memorialize them.

Fourth Wall Films is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated independent film production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois.

Reserve your seat today!

Don't miss your chance to view this amazing documentary and participate in the Q&A!

Online Registration

Click here to register online for upcoming programs.

Winter Farmers' Market

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month

(February 1st & 15th)

9 am - 12 pm

The Port Byron Farmers' Market will be

spending the winter at RVDL!

Come check out the amazing

locally handmade products,

and support local small businesses!

Anyone interested in having a booth is invited to

contact the library for more information!

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library need you!

The Friends of the Library will meet on

Monday, February 3rd at 9 am

Anyone interested in more information or

joining the Friends is invited to join us!

Can't make it to the meeting?

Contact the library to see other ways you can help!

The History of the Colonel Davenport House

Tuesday, February 4th

2-3 pm

Learn the history of the Colonel Davenport House and the role

Davenport’s family played in the early history of the Quad Cities.

Presented by Dr. Bill Hampes of the Black Hawk Speakers Bureau,

professor emeritus of psychology/sociology.

Stitching and More!


February 5th, 19th, & 26th

1-4 pm

Make new friends while working on your

latest craft projects at the library

All craft projects are welcome, not just stitching!

Make Your Own Valentines

Monday, February 10th

5-6 pm

Create a one-of-a-kind valentine's day card

for your sweetheart!

Supplies will be provided.

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, February 11th

1-3 pm

Have technology questions? Bring your devices and let the librarians help you out. Drop in anytime from 1-3 pm. Laptops, e-readers, phones and anything else that you can think of.

Please make sure to bring your login information, like an Apple ID or email address and password, for your device.

HFK Presents George Washington & Presidents' Day

Monday, February 17th

2-3:30 pm

George Washington is most commonly known as the first President of our country. However, did you know this surveyor and gentleman farmer happily became a father not only to his wife’s children and grandchildren but to many nieces and nephews as well? His commitment to his family was as important to him as his commitment to his soldiers, and later, a fledgling nation. Learn what brought Washington from a surveyor of land to the leader of a nation. This is an all-ages activity.

Lean In Circle

Wednesday, February 19th

11:30 am - 1 pm

You are invited to join area women for education and encouragement.

Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks.

Planter Painting

Thursday, February 20th

6-7 pm

Paint your own unique boot planter to decorate your home.

Registration Required

Puzzles & More

Friday, February 21st

1-3 pm

Enjoy puzzles and board games?

Come down to the library for an afternoon of fun!

We will be working on the latest Murder Mystery Puzzle,

as well as enjoying a selection of board and card games.

Pinterest Night

Monday, February 24th

6:30 pm

Each month is a new and exciting project! Sign up early because these go quickly and make something with an amazing group of people. Be creative and meet some new friends!

More Fun at the Library

Monthly Meetings at the Library

Staff Picks

Sue is listening to

Lessons From Lucy:

The Simple Joys Of An Old, Happy Dog

by Dave Barry

on audiobook.

"Dave is approaching a milestone birthday and is not happy about it. Lucy, his dog, is also approaching old age and is doing a much better job of it. This book is about his observations of Lucy in an attempt to learn to be as happy as she is. And it works! This is a thoughtful look at living and at what we can learn from those closest to us – our pets. This book is filled with fun, a Dave Barry specialty, and yet it has a very satisfying thoughtfulness to it as well. Don’t wait until you turn seventy to appreciate the lessons a loving companion animal can teach you. For the full effect of Dave’s humor and heart, I recommend listening to this book in the audio format. It’s like you and he are sharing a very personal experience."

Thanks for reading!

River Valley District Library

Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed