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Library Lines: Summer Fun Continues This Week, Next! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:50

See Serengeti Steve on Thursday, July 11
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For children & families: 
Serengeti Steve reptile show: 3:30 pm, July 11, Main Library Community Room. Serengeti Steve brings his show of snakes, spiders, lizards and other crawly things to the library. You may have seen him on America's Got Talent, but you'll see him up close at the library. Find out what a snake feels like!  
eBook Demo @ Southwest on Wednesday


Overdrive Ebook and Audio Book download service eBook Demo @ Southwest Branch. July 10,  Learn how to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks for free from your library with our OverDrive Media service. Learn how to checkout free eBooks and eAudiobooks for a variety of portable devices - eReaders, tablets, personal computers, even smartphones! 6:00 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

Stow Away for Weekly Children's Programs!
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Have photos from your family travels? Learn how to keep your memories together with:


Kids' Scrapbooking Mondays: Free for 2nd grades and up. Materials supplied! 3:00 to 4:00 pm, July 8 at 30/31 Branch, and July 15 at Southwest Branch.


Want some more free family fun? Check out:


Storytimes for ages birth to five at 10:30 am on Tuesday, at 30/31 Branch and Wednesday at Southwest and Friday at Main Library. Last storytime of summer session is July 19.


Global Math Club: 3:30 pm, Two sessions left! July 9 & 16.  Main Library. Fun with math, from tutor Elizabeth Russell.

To see all your traveling options, pick up a brochure or calendar today! Or visit our website.

Library Mini Golf, Candy Architecture for Teens!

Teen Gaming Night - 4:00 pm, Tuesday, July 9, Southwest Branch.


Library Mini-Golf - 6:00 pm, Thursday, July 11, Main Library. Play our library mini-golf course for prizes!


And coming up next week:


Show off your building skills with Candy Architecture, 6:00 pm, Tuesday, July 16, Main Library. Using the materials provided, create an architectural masterpiece for prizes!


Get creative with Tie-Dying for Teens, 10 am to noon, Friday, July 19, outside the 30/31 Branch. Bring your own clothes to dye - other materials will be supplied. Free.


Teen events are for ages 12 to 18. Bring your bingo card summer reading form and complete a square for attending these programs!

More Next Week!
Mad Mixtures Science Shows: Free science shows for kids with hands-on experiments from the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium in super cold, combustion, kitchen science and more. Great for students of all ages! 
Two shows on Thursday, July 18: 11:00 am, Main Library, and 1:00 pm, Southwest Branch. 

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter book cover Free movie flick for adults - See the movie based on the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. In this action-horror history mash-up, President Lincoln turns to vampire hunting when he discovers vampires are trying to take over the United States Rated R for action and some violence. Free. 6:00 pm, Thursday, July 18, Main Library.
Check out a pass for free summer fun

You can now check out a free family pass for:


The Figge Art Museum - Pass admits four


Niabi Zoo  - Admits two adults /up to 4 children,


The Quad City Botanical Center - Admits 4

Sorry, passes can't be reserved for a specific day. Each pass checks out for seven days, and must be picked up and returned in person at the issuing library branch.

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Living Lands & Waters 2013 Barge Party In A New Location PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Linville-Mass   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:47

Rock Island, IL/July 8, 2013 – Local residents will have a chance to tour Living Lands & Waters’ Teamwork Barge Thursday, August 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park on 1st Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois. Chad Pregracke and his Living Lands & Waters’ staff and crew will be on hand to celebrate sixteen years of river cleanups, environmental education workshops, the MillionTrees project and engaging communities in river stewardship.

“We are excited about the new location. We outgrew the location in Davenport and Schwiebert Riverfront Park offers us the ability to continue to grow the Barge Party each year,” said Amber Pribyl, Coordinator of this year’s Living Lands & Waters Barge Party.

The menu for this year’s Barge Party will feature a fish fry & shrimp boil dinner.  The Barge Party will also feature live music by Justin Morrissey and The Candymakers, as well as a silent art auction, featuring everything from recycled items to handmade sculptures.

The Barge Party will also feature a Best Boater Award at this years’ Barge Party. Nominate yourself or a fellow boater for the Best Boater Award. Living Lands & Waters will select five finalists to receive two complimentary tickets to the Barge Party. The winner will be announced at the party and will receive a $100 gas certificate and commemorative plaque. Visit http://www.livinglandsandwaters.org/events/view/barge-party for more details.

Tickets for the event are $40 per person. Reservations can be made online at livinglandsandwaters.org. Spots are limited, so please make your reservation soon to guarantee a seat.

The Living Lands & Waters Barge Party is held in appreciation of volunteers, supporters and fans of LL&W’s efforts, as a celebration of the power of committed staff, volunteers and sponsors working together to meet an important need.

Chad Pregracke started Living Lands & Waters in 1998 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the beautification and restoration of America’s major rivers and to the education of people about environmental issues. From his single boat beginning, LL&W has grown into an internationally known organization with a fleet of barges and workboats.  LL&W engages thousands of volunteers each year in river cleanups, hands-on environmental educational workshops, the Great Mississippi River Cleanup, Adopt-a- River-Mile program and the MillionTrees Project.


The 14th annual Iowa SIDS Foundation Walk for the Future PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patty Keeley   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:37

The 14th annual Iowa SIDS Foundation Walk for the Future will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 in eight cities across Iowa.

Participants can register on line or request a registration form at www.iowasids.org or by calling 866-480-4741.

Participants may also register in person on the day of the walk.

Walk locations across Iowa:

Ankeny Walk— Wagner Park Bandshell, 8:30 am registration-walk begins at 9:30 am.

Cedar Rapids Walk—Noelridge Park Creekside Pavilion, 8:00 am registration-walk begins at 9:00 am.

Grinnell Walk— Ahrens Park, 8:00 am registration-walk begins at 9:00 am.

Mason City Walk—East Park Prairie Playground, 8:30 am registration-walk begins at 9:00 am.

Quad Cities Walk & 5K Run—Crow Creek Park, Run registration 4-7 pm on 8/23 and 7 am on 8/24-run begins at 8:00 am.

**Walk registration begins at 7-8:30 am and the walk begins at 9:00 am.

Sioux City Walk & Fun Run—Bacon Creek Park, Shelter #1, Fun Run registration at 8:30 a.m.-untimed run begins at 9am.

**Walk registration begins at 9:00 am and the Walk begins at 9:30 am.

Washington Walk & 5K Run– Sunset Park, Run registration at 7 am - Run begins at 7:30 am.

**Walk registration begins at 8:30 am and the Walk begins at 9:30 am.

What Cheer Walk– Keokuk County Fairgrounds, 8:30 am registration-walk begins at 9:00 am.

The 2013 walk celebrates fourteen years of walking and fundraising to fight SIDS and SUID in Iowa. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and SUID while raising funds for the Iowa SIDS Foundation. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an otherwise healthy infant up to the age of one year. The annual walk is a family orientated event for SIDS and SUID families to celebrate and remember those babies that were only with us for a very short time, and for community members to show their support.

This year’s walk sponsors include: Modern Woodmen of America, NCMIC, Jeneary Dental, Iowa Speedway, Corporate Farmer, Horizon Home & Farm Improvement, American Family Insurance, LS2 Group, Stairway to the Stars, Mercy Cedar Rapids, Keokuk County Health Center, Grinnell Mutual, Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, P.C., Children’s Dental Center of Mason City, American Bank, Brooks Law Firm, P.C., Dr. Daniel Kaler, European Motorcars, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Casey’s General Stores, Major Erickson Funeral Home, Medicap Pharmacy-Ankeny, Quality Construction Services, Inc., Skiff Medical Center, Theisen’s Home Farm Auto, and Zany Janie Entertainment.

Media Sponsors include the Quad-City Times, KISSFM, KG95, 93.9 KIA-FM and Super Hits 102.7.

SIDS and Reducing the Risk While great strides have been made in reducing SIDS deaths, SIDS remains the leading cause of death for infants from one month to one year of age. For more information about the Iowa SIDS Foundation, the annual walk, or the AAP’s safe sleep risk reduction recommendations, visit www.iowasids.org or call the ISF office at 866-480-4741.

July 11th. 2013 "The Basis of Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment" by Dr. Brian Olshansky, M.D. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:32
“The Basis of Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment”
July 11th. 2013   Independent Scholars’ Evenings. 7.00 p.m. at 1530 Fifth. Avenue. Moline. IL
Brian Olshansky, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, a board certified clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, is a tenured Professor Emeritus of Medicine at The University of Iowa.
The psychiatry profession has been given a free ride for years concocting mutilating surgeries, inhumane treatment of the “insane” and crippling drugs to control behavior.  To date, none of their techniques or medicines have been proven effective for any specific condition.
It is time to rethink the profession and develop sound ways to deal with “mental illness”. 
The profession is particularly adept at creating disturbances that appear on the surface to have validity but with a careful look are nothing more than methods to label and disable.  Further, they have worked hand in hand with pharmaceutical companies to create new ways to drug, intoxicate and control the public at high expense and at high risk to our society.
The unwitting public has taken the psychiatric profession at face value –Their therapies are potentially deadly and there is little if any real scientific evidence of benefit.
About the author:
Dr. Olshansky graduated from Carleton College, completed his MD at the University of Arizona, residency training in Internal Medicine at Bellevue/NYU Hospitals, Cardiology Fellowship training at The University of Iowa, and Electrophysiology Fellowship training at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Following training, Dr. Olshansky has been a faculty member at the University of Alabama, Case Western Reserve University and Loyola University before returning to The University of Iowa. He has directed electrophysiology laboratories and training programs at Loyola University Medical Center and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics using state-of-the-art techniques .
Dr. Olshansky is known for his diversity of interests ranging from  cardiac electrophysiology to holistic issues regarding medical care and the doctor-patient relationship.  
He has taught ethics to medical students and has been listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” for many years.  
He has lectured internationally and has been a visiting professor at institutions throughout the world.  His goal is to help improve medical care to patients throughout the world.  
Dr. Olshansky’s research interests are extensive.  He has been involved in numerous clinical trials and has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts (a total of over 400 manuscripts, including non-peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, e-publications, slide series and editorials), over 200 abstracts, 45 chapters and three books.

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m. Thursday.

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202 or 762-8547

Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Dress code: business casual.
Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. Please call. The 16th. St. doors are closed after 7.00 p.m. for security reasons.
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996. Please visit www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.
Contributions may be sent  to:
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
1530 Fifth. Avenue.
Moline. IL 61265

Broadway Historic District Hosts Wine Walk on Au gust 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barb Braun   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:24

Quad Citians can enjoy an evening of wine and food at Broadway Historic District's 3rd Annual Wine Walk, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, August 3. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple. Only 100 tickets are available.

Event goers will receive a sampling of 16 wines and gourmet appetizers while getting an inside look into four premier houses in the Broadway neighborhood. The event will also feature a basket raffle.

Tickets can be purchased through PayPal at www.broadwaydistrict.org or by mailing a check to: Broadway Historic District, c/o Kyla Heddlesten, 541 23rd St., Rock Island, IL  61201. Proceeds from the event will support the organization's efforts to revitalize homes, repair sidewalks, plant trees, and landmark historic properties.

For more information, please contact Kyla Heddlesten at 309.786.5562 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Broadway Historic District is a collection of late 19th and early 20th century homes between 6th and 13th avenues and  17th and 23rd streets in Rock Island, Ill. In 1988, the area was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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