Silvis Public Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Silvis Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Family Storytime: Cr
Thursday, May 23, 6 PM

Join mrs. Katelynn for this color themed storytime and crayon people craft! Registration required. Limited to 15 participants.

Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.
Cultural Perspective
Friday, May 24, 2:00 PM

Cultural Perspectives Film Series: Jewish American Heritage Month

Join us at the library throughout the year for a cinematic journey celebrating diversity in film and exploring various cultural perspectives. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, including popcorn, soda, and bottled water – it's all on the house!
Questions? Contact: admin@silvislibrary.org or call (309) 755-3393

Touch A Truck
Saturday, May 25, 11am-3pm

Get a close up look at trucks, fire engines, police cars, construction vehicles, and more!

Enjoy free Whitey’s Ice Cream, courtesy of the Silvis Main Street Group

Sponsored by Frank’s Pizza and Silvis Main Street.
CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL
Monday, May 27, 9AM-8PM
We will be closed May 27th in observation of memorial day.
We will resume our normal hours Tuesday, May 28th at 9am.

Thank you, heroes! Sponsored by Silvis Public Library.
Teen Tuesday: Shrink
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 PM
Teens, join Mrs. Katelynn at The Silvis Public Library to make shrinky dink keychains.
Registration is required. Leftover kits will be available the day following the program on a first come/first serve basis. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.
Family Storytime: Pa
Thursday, May 30, 6 PM

Join mrs. Katelynn for this kite themed storytime and craft! Registration required. Limited to 15 participants.

Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.
Adult & Arts & Craft
Friday, May 31, 3:00 PM
You’ll have a great time making this gem of a craft with wire and natural gemstones. Limited to 15 participants. Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library, Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167, and Rock River Library District.
Summer Reading Kick
Saturday, Jun. 1, 9am-5pm
Join us at the Silvis Public Library for our Summer Reading Program Kick Off! Sign up for our summer reading program and come make buttons all day! Refreshments provided all day. Sponsored by East Moline-Silvis Kiwanis Club.
Summer Reading Kick
Saturday, Jun. 1, 12-1pm

Join us at the Silvis Public Library for our Summer Reading Program Kick Off! Come see Iowa’s youngest magician. 13 year old Kayleigh Rodgers will thrill you with her amazing tricks! Sign up for our summer reading program and enjoy a magic show! Refreshments will be provided. Registration not required.

Sponsored by East Moline-Silvis Kiwanis Club.
Summer Reading Kick
Saturday, Jun. 1, 1-2pm
Join us at the Silvis Public Library for our Summer Reading Program Kick Off! Sign up for our summer reading program and join us for face painting and balloon twisting with QC Clown Around. Refreshments will be provided. Registration not required. Sponsored by East Moline-Silvis Kiwanis Club.
Adult Arts & Crafts:
Monday, Jun. 3, 6:00 pm
Local artist Suzon is back again to show us how to decoupage cigar boxes. It’ll be a rollicking good time! She’ll have some magazines on hand, but start collecting pics from magazines that resonate with you to bring for your box.

Limited to 20 participants.
Registration opens May 13th and is required via Engaged Patrons and is for in-house guests only. Sponsored by Friends of Silvis Public Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.
Teen Tuesday: Waterm
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 6 PM
Teens, join us at the library as we make watermelon sugar scrub!
This program is for ages 12-18.
Limited to the first 10 participants. Leftover kits will not be available. Registration not required.
Sponsored by Blackhawk Bank and Trust.
Illinois Libraries P
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 7:00 PM

Dr. Temple Grandin will share on the gifts of neurodiversity. Her recently released book is entitled Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions, which has been called “an absolute eye-opener” (Frans de Waal) and “a powerful and provocative testament to the diverse coalition of minds we’ll need to face the mounting challenges of the twenty-first century” (Steve Silberman). This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events.

Register now at
bit.ly/ILP_TempleGrandin

Sponsored by Illinois Libraries Present.
SRP Presentation: Sc
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 10am

Why do things explode? We'll explore the interactions of pressure, temperature and states of matter to explain why things pop, bang or blow up. Experiment with ultra-cold liquid nitrogen and combustible gases in this spectacular assembly presented by the Science Center of Iowa.
Registration is not required. This program takes place at the McGehee Center.

Sponsored by Green Chevrolet.
SRP Storytime with t
Thursday, Jun. 6, 6 PM

Join us for a special storytime and craft with the AOK Network from Everychild!
Registration is not required.

Rules of the Road Re
Friday, Jun. 7, 10-11:30AM

Illinois Rules of the Road Test – do you need to take it? We’ve got you covered! This AARP review course led by Nancy Johnson, will help you pass with flying colors! This FREE program is geared towards older adults and will last approximately 90 minutes. A Rules of the Road booklet and workbook will be provided.

Walk-ins welcome; no registration necessary.

 

Craft Buddies: Sun a
Saturday, Jun. 8, 10 AM
For ages 0-5
Join Mrs. Katelynn at the Silvis Public Library where your baby, toddler and/or preschooler can spend some time with other children like them exploring all the fun our library has to offer during this rainbow themed storytime and craft! Noise and laughter welcome! Limited to the first 20 participants. Registration not required.
Sponsored by Friends of the Silvis Library and Royal Neighbors Chapter 20167.
Krafty Kids: Rainbow
Saturday, Jun. 8, 2 PM

Join Mrs. Katelynn at the Silvis Public Library for this rainbow twirler craft. Limited to the first 20 participants. Registration not required.

Sponsored by Optimist Club of Silvis.
Teen Tuesday: Macram
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 6 PM
Teens, join us at the library as we celebrate pride month with macramé mini rainbows!
This program is for ages 12-18.
Limited to the first 10 participants. Leftover kits will not be available. Registration not required.
Sponsored by East Moline- Silvis Rotary Club.
SRP Presentation: Bu
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 1 PM

Experience butterflies up close and personal in one of three butterfly tents! Everyone will be offered a butterfly flower feeder for a hands-free encounter. Also, learn more about butterflies as you explore our interactive educational tables. Presented by Absolute Science.
Registration is not required. This program takes place at the McGehee Center.

Sponsored by Silvis Garden Club.
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