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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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