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 Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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