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Explore the History Behind Inaugural Addresses, at Rock Island Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 14:09

Rock Island, IL: With the nation’s 55th presidential inaugural address nearing on Jan. 21, the Rock Island Library has announced a special program to help put the event into its historical perspective.

“American Identity in the Inaugural Address” will be presented at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, by Dr. Steve Klien of the Communication Studies Department of Augustana College.

For nearly 224 years, the inauguration of newly elected presidents has been an important national ritual celebrating American democracy. Inaugural addresses delivered by Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy have been among the most powerful and important orations in US history. Dr. Klien will discuss the role of these speeches in shaping American political and cultural identity.

Dr. Klien teaches courses in political communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, media studies, and communication research, including “Communication, Politics, and Citizenship” (an introduction to political communication and rhetorical studies), and “Critical Analysis of Messages” (a course in the rhetorical criticism of public address.)

The program is free and open to the public. For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, visit www.rockislandlibrary.org, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter. A monthly calendar of library events is available online and at Rock Island Library locations.


Vigil in Remembrance of Newtown, Connecticut victims PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:04
A vigil is being organized to remember Newtown, CT. This effort has grown from the Rock Island and Bettendorf Rotary clubs, but is open to all, not just members of Rotary. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Glenn Kass, Publicity Chair - Bettendorf Rotary, at (309) 269-3634.

WHO: Quad City Rotary Clubs
WHAT: Vigil for Newtown, CT - Open to all from the QCA
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 14th, 2013 - 6:30 PM
WHERE: Modern Woodmen Park
WHY: To remember and support Newtown, CT and it's ongoing recovery from the horrific events of Dec. 14, 2012. The Newtown Rotary Club, Established 1939, has been working within its own community to assist with long- and short-term needs for families, children, and first responders that were impacted. Rock Island and Bettendorf Rotarians are joining to direct attention for these efforts. There is a link to a Facebook event at www.facebook.com/bettendorfrotary. Newtown Rotary has established a 501(c)3 fund that will go directly to those impacted and will also lead to scholarships named for each of the victims. Full info on that fund and the use of donations is available via a link at www.bettendorfrotary.com/sandy-hook-elementary.

Jason’s Box Presents PTSD/TBI in the Church PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephanie Burrough   
Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:51
Jardine Auditorium, Trinity Medical Center
2701 17th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
January 9th, 2013
During this event sponsored by Jason's Box, the Robert Young Center and Vera French Community Mental Health, speaker Rev. Scott Fluegel, Army Chaplain, will discuss PTSD & TBI in the Church in an effort to provide Clergy with a basic definition of Combat Trauma/PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as well as an understanding of the needs that Combat Veterans and their families face upon return from duties overseas.  This presentation will also offer insights into the appropriate interventions and an understanding of the Clergy person's role in PTSD Management, in addition to stating how their local Congregation can also help meet those needs.

Winter Solstice Service PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities   
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:20

12/21/12 Winter Solstice Service – 7:00pm          

Where is the Light? Solstice: from the Latin sol stetit meaning sun stood still. Join us as we pause, along with the sun, to contemplate where we find the light. We’ll share the ritual folklore of the winter solstice, as well as our own insights, through story, poetry, sharing and song. 

*Childcare is available.  Please contact the Congregational office or Sarah Moulton, DRE  ahead of time if you are in need of childcare so we can make arrangements

This is taking place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807 for questions please call Stephanie the Office Administrator at 563-359-0816

Quad Cities Comic Book Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alan Morton   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:42

The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on Saturday December 29 at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, IA. The Ramada Inn is located at 3020 Utica Rd (I-74 @ Kimberly Rd / Spruce Hills Dr, IA Exit 2).

It will be open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission for the public is free. Dealers from three states specializing in comic books new and old, toys and related. Or if you have old comics lying around that you no longer want bring them by dealers are buying. For further information contact Alan at (309) 657-1599 or visit www.epguides.com/comics.

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