Movie Matinee: Gremlins

December 16th | 2-4 p.m.

A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the “mogwai” but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.

Popcorn and water will be served, and a librarian will be present during the movie.

PG | 1 h 47 m

Cookbook Club

December 18th | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Join our monthly cookbook club for food and fun!

If you’re interested in attending, please register and check out the pre-selected cookbook available at the front desk. Select a recipe from the book to prepare and bring to share! Please contact Tami, the Assistant Director, with any questions.

Meets every third Monday of the month.

Bus Trip: Pretty Woman The Musical

April 8th, 2018 | $135 per person

One of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s Pretty Woman, will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the Spring of 2018.

Starring television and film actress Samantha Barks as “Vivian” opposite Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee as “Edward.”

$135 per person (includes ticket and bus ride)

A non-refundable deposit of $50 per ticket is required to reserve your spot. Payment in full is due by January 31st, 2018.

Bus departs EMPL at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, please call the library at 309-755-9614 or email


 We’re pleased to offer Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand!  This service is free to East Moline Library cardholders!

Zinio offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Zinio features popular digital magazines with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits!

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East Moline Library is excited to announce we will now be offering QelloConcerts, a concert and music documentary streaming service!  This service is free to East Moline library card holders, and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection.

Qello not only offers new content each week, but provides musical suggestions catered to your listening habits.  It’s the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.  It’s like a never-ending concert ticket!

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Community Passes!

The library would like to thank the FRIENDS of the East Moline Public Library group for generously purchasing passes to the Figge Art Museum, Niabi Zoo, Putnam Museum, and Quad Cities Botanical Center!  These will be free for East Moline Library patrons to check out for one week.  All check outs will receive passes for four people or a family into the venue for free.

These passes are for EAST MOLINE LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS ONLY!  There will be no holds allowed, and they will be first come, first serve.  The fine on these cards will be $1.00 a piece for each card checked out.