October Adult Events

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It's Your Choice Book & Movie Club

Tuesday, October 1st from 3:30-4:30 pm

Do you hate being told what you have to read to be in a book club? We've got the solution for you! At It's Your Choice, you pick what book or movie you choose to discuss each month.

Find new reads and fun new shows through lively conversations with friends!

King Arthur and His Tales of the Round Table

Thursday, October 3rd at 5:30 pm

We invite you to join us for a fun and historical presentation.

HFK Presents will bring the tales of King Arthur and

his knights to life right here at River Valley District Library.

All ages are invited to attend!

Dungeons and Dragons

Saturdays 12:30-4 pm

D&D will continue to meet each Saturday of October.

Anyone interested in playing is invited to attend.

Never played or don't know if you want to join?

Spectators are welcome to come and watch.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Dungeon Master Wanted!

We are in need of a dungeon master for our Saturday Dungeons & Dragons events. If interested in volunteering, please call the library at (309) 523-3440 or email jade@rivervalleylibrary.org.

Thank you!

WWII Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 8th from 2-3 pm

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum will be returning to RVDL once again to continue their WWII Lecture Series. This month we will learn about The Philippine Campaign, focusing on the Battles of Leyte and Luzon.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library will meet on

Monday, October 7th at 9 am.

Anyone interested in joining the Friends is invited to join us!

The Friends of the River Valley District Library are a non-profit group that are dedicated to helping the library make information and knowledge accessible to the communities it serves. The Friends purchase special library materials and equipment, as well as sponsor numerous programs throughout the year. Funds are generated by memberships, book sales, gifts and grants.

Spooky Stories & Trunk or Treat

Monday, October 14th

Spooky Stories & Songs begins at 5:30 pm

Trunk or Treat begins at 7 pm

RVDL welcomes Mike Anderson-The Dulcimer Guy. He will be performing "Spooky Stories & Songs" from 5:30-7 pm.

All ages are invited to attend.

A Trunk or Treat will take place in the parking lot immediately following Mike Anderson. Everyone is invited to dress up in a fun costume and join in the fun.

If you are interested in having a trunk or table for you or your group, call the library to sign up.


Thursday, October 17th at 6-7 pm

Eat. Move. Save. is here to help you make healthier choices on any budget. Find your healthy lifestyle with Eat. Move. Save.!

Eat: Healthier choices made easy! Find foods that taste great and are easy to prepare.

Move: Fun activities to get the whole family moving. No gym equipment? No problem!

Save: Smart shopping tips to keep more money in your pocket.

Escape From the Upside Down

Friday, October 18th from 5-8 pm


Saturday, October 19th from 9-12:30 pm

Groups of up to 8 people are invited to try their hand at escaping from the Library's newest escape room. The escape room is recommended for ages 10 and up, and knowledge of Stranger Things is not required to be able to escape. Each group will be given 30 minutes to escape, or else be forever labeled as a "Mouth Breather."

Registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early!

Staff Picks

Heidi is reading

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

It's the story of a young girl named Kya, growing up in an isolated marsh in North Carolina. A second storyline follows a murder investigation in the town next to Kya's marsh. It's hard to give more details without giving away the story. I will say that this was not a book that I originally wanted to read. But having read it, I'm really glad that I did, because WOW! I have handed this book to many and recommended it to many others. Pick up your copy of Crawdads today. We have it in regular print, Large Print, Audiobook and on our pre-loaded Kindles.

River Valley District Library

Library Hours

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

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed