A 'Timely' Emily Dickinson discussion at the Bettendorf Library

Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:01 pm
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Press release submitted by Bettendorf Library

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, at the Bettendorf Public Library Emily Dickinson's 182nd birthday will be celebrated with a discussion of her poetry exploring the theme "Time". Dickinson scholar and St. Ambrose University English Professor Bea Jacobson will lead the discussion in the Malmros Conference Room after a short commemoration in the Library's Emily Dickinson Garden. Light refreshments will be served on handpainted plates. Texts of the poems are available ahead of time at the Library. Call 344-5705 or email info@bettendorflibrary.com if you want them mailed or e-mailed.


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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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