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 Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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