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NOVA's Decoding the Weather Machine with WQAD's James Zahara & the Beast *event is being rescheduled for a later date.

weather machine

Disastrous hurricanes! Widespread droughts and wildfires! Withering heat! Extreme rainfall! This isn't fiction– its real life– and it is hard not to conclude that something's up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It's the result of the weather machine itself- our climate. It's changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this two-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change.

Then check out WQAD's new, state-of-the-art storm chasing monster. We will have meteorologist WQAD James Zahara here to show you all the bells and whistles.

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storytimeStory Time Science at McGehee Center, Norman Schadt Park
Monday, July 9th- 2:30 pm

Explore with the Discovery Center Museum of Rockford, IL about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math paired with kids' favorite stories to spark their curiosity and engage their naturally scientific minds!

pokemonAnime/Manga Club: Pokémon Go! 4 A Walk
Wednesday, July 11th– 4 pm

With Pokémon GO! you'll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO gives you the chance to explore real locations and search far and wide for Pokémon. Join the Anime/Manga Club on a local trek to find Pokémon, level them up and more!

make a rocketMake & Take
Baking Soda Rockets
Friday, July 13th- 1 pm

Space exploration is close at hand! Did you know that it takes a chemical reaction to get a spacecraft into space? Learn about what it takes to get to space by building your own rocket. Materials will be provided.

EarhartAmelia Earhart– A First Person Portrayal
Saturday, July 14th- 10 am

Amelia Earhart's courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity in the early twentieth century. In this lively living-history program, meet Amelia and learn about her experiences as the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane (1928) and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic (1932). She'll describe how she learned to fly, what inspired her adventurous spirit, and why she set off in 1937 for an around-the-world flight.


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Checkout Our New Downloadables for
Comic Books & Games
Available with your Silvis Library Card!

Comics plus Library Edition

Read digital graphic novels and comic books like Life with Archie, Big Nate, and thousands of others through iOS and Android Mobile Apps.


Download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free. No holds, no waiting. Download to your computer and play them whenever and wherever you are - no Internet required!

James Bond: Casino Royale

Ian Fleming's literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Matt Southworth in the official James Bond: Casino Royale graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck of the draw favors his enemy, 007 becomes the target of assassins and torturers in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse. James Bond: Casino Royale and other popular comics are available for checkout on RBdigital. Check them out now!

Star Wars: Battlefront

Experience the Star Wars universe in the middle of the battlefield.

Try and be a pilot of incredible Star Wars vehicles. Discover an AT-AT stomping the ground, so it all shakes. Find yourself in an intensive air combat with squadrons of X-wings.

Immerse yourself in this universe and fight epic battles with the opponent, and experience how lively this game manages to make the Star Wars universe. Visit some of the most classic and known planets from the original Star Wars trilogy, which is filled with a yet unforeseen amount of realism. Star Wars: Battlefront (PC) on OnePlay through your library's website!!