New Q-C books

Posted Online: Nov. 30, 2012, 7:35 pm
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The following books by Quad-Cities authors have recently been published:

"Working With Really Stupid People: The Neighbors" by Cindy McDermott. The booktakes a look at the topic of less-than-desirable neighbors and the troubles they cause. It's a humorous, fictional account of the struggles of the manager of a gated community as she deals with homeowners who think the rules don't apply to them.

From 1 to 3 p.m. today, Ms. McDermott will be at Readmore Book World, 1518 15th St., Moline, to sign copies of her book.

Visit her website at to learn more about her book, listen to an audio download, read a sample of her work or order a copy of the book. It's available in print and electronic forms.

"Callie Cakes Finds Her Treasures," a children's book bySharon R. Holub.When Callie Cakes moves into a new house, all of her treasures -- her tea set, her books, her sailboat, but most importantly her bear -- go missing. Callie's mom suggests she try to make some new friends, then she won't miss her treasures so much. After two boys from down the street befriend her, Callie learns that these new friends are the treasures she's been looking for all along.

The book can be bought at

Ms. Holub will sign copies of the book from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Readmore Book World, 1518 15th St., Moline.

If you have a new book coming out, let us know. Email a plot summary and more information to


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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