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Written by Sister Mary Ann Vogel, CHM   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:02
The Development Committee of Humility of Mary Housing invites everyone to an evening of trivia games, a chance to bid on some exciting silent auction items and, above all to help homeless children have a brighter future. Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. is a supportive housing program for single parent families who have experienced homelessness.

The games start at 7 pm, Friday, April 26, at the Golden Leaf, 2903 E. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, doors open at 6 pm.

All trivia fans and potential trivia fans, come, join in the fun. Bring your team of eight or join others to form full teams. Ticket price is $10 per person. Bring your own snacks, but please, no beverages—a full cash bar is available.

Call 563-326-1330 to make your reservation NOW.

Silent auction baskets include: Happy Joe’s One pizza/month for a year; Mississippi River Distilling Company; Lilac Hill photography session; John Deere Battery-Operated Ground Force 12 volt tractor with trailer; Best Western Plus Steeple Gate one night’s stay in either Davenport or Dubuque; four tickets to the Iowa-Missouri football game September 7; gift cards to Steventons and Blue Iguana in LeClaire;

Rock Island Library Lines April 16 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rock Island Library   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:44
It's National Library Week: Celebrate Libraries with Us!

Communities Matter at Your Library" is the theme of National Library Week, April 14-20, and to celebrate, the Rock Island Public Library is bringing together varying interests, services, and communities of learners and readers.


Take a Pass! Two new cultural and attraction passes became available just this week for checkout at the Rock Island Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branch Libraries. You can now checkout a free family pass for:


  • The Figge Art Museum in Davenport - admits four
  • Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley - admits two adults and up to 4 children, and
  • The Quad City Botanical Center - admits 4

Passes check out for seven days, and must be picked up and returned in person at the issuing library branch. There is a $1 per day fee if passes are not returned on time.


A new awareness service from Prairie State Legal Services also started this week at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Trained volunteers from Prairie State Legal Services will be available from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays on the 2nd floor of the library to offer information and assistance with navigating public benefits for food, cash, medical assistance, disability and township assistance. Prairie State Legal Services volunteers cannot offer legal advice.


Read on for more special events this week!


5:30 to 7:30 pm, Blues and Gospel film and discussion, Main Library Community Room, 401 19th Street. The scholar-led discussion on Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Episode 1, Feel Like Going Home and Say Amen,Somebody, is the first of three Rock Island Library programs in the America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway series.

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America's Music is a grant-funded series of film viewings, discussions and performance events at Rock Island, Moline, Bettendorf and Davenport Public Libraries, River Music Experience and Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. For more events in the series, visit www.americasmusicqc.com


10:30 am, Special "How I Became a Pirate" storytime presented by Circa 21, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Captain Braid Beard (Janos Horvath), from the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse's new musical adventure, will stop by to help read stories, talk like a pirate and help with pirate crafts for ages birth to five. The musical is based on the popular children's book of the same name, by Melinda Long.
  • 4:00 pm: Lego Time, Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Make something fun for display at the library with Lego-brand building blocks.

Later in the week, on Friday, April 19, join us for a dinosaur storytime at 10:30 am at the Rock Island Main Library Children's Room. Free story and dinosaur activity, especially for ages birth to five.


Wednesday: Download eBooks and eAudiobooks

Free sessions on how to use the Library's OverDrive eBook subscription to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks for free to read on an electronic device:

Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 pm Southwest Branch.

Details online - click the OverDrive or OneClickdigital logos on the right side of our webpage.


Thursday, April 18: Teen Movie Night

Join us at 6:00 pm, on Thursday, April 18, for a Teen Movie Night at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.


The free movie screening, snacks and more fun is especially created for ages 12 to 18.


Saturday: Special El Dia Family Storytimes

Quetzacoatl imageStart your family's Saturday off right with tales from around the world for the whole family!


Each of the short storytimes start at 10:00 am, and include a fun activity:



Saturday, April 20: Main Library Children's Room

Saturday, April 27: Main Library Children's Room


El Dia is an annual celebration of children's books and reading, created by author Pat Mora. Free!

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Annual Spring Flea Market, Antique, and Collectible Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Callahan   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:38
Make plans now to attend the Annual Spring Flea Market, Antique, and Collectible Show held on Sunday, April 28th at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa, Iowa.

The show has been in existence for 26 years and is one of Iowa's largest shows with over 150 sellers both inside the Pearson Memorial Center and outside on the fairgrounds.

The hours of the show are from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Admission is only $3, with anyone 10 years
and under free.  Parking is also free.  For buyers wanting to get an early start, early bird shoppers are welcome between the hours of 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM for an admission of $10 per person.

The Jackson County Fairgrounds is located at 1212 East Quarry Street on the far east side of
Maquoketa.  For more information on the show, please call 319-462-0135.

" Alternative Methods of Financial Exchange" April 18th. 2013. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:05
"Alternative Methods of Financial Exchange."
General and Open discussion ..

Independent Scholars Evenings.

Please Join In

Please share your experience and information with the co-learners and supporters.
Subsequently, with enough material, we may have a written completed article for circulation.

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202 or 762-8547
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.
Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. Please call. This door is 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.

AMERICAN MIDWEST ART: Please visit the Phoenix Art Gallery, specializing in American Midwest Art.
Current show is the Art of  BILL MARSOUN  in the Phoenix and  Photography by
DARREN MILLER in the Dragon, adjacent to the Phoenix.
The jewelry of  KIRAN YARLA and ELSA ROMERO is available at The Artisan Adventure in the corner: the old Fannie May store.
Artist showing at the Moline Commercial Club on the 2nd floor and in the Artisan Adventure are:
ANNA ENGELBRECHT: Midwest scenes: photography, guache on canvas.
AMBER WILLIAMS: : mixed media Midwest scenes
EKKEHARD STOEVESAND: The Mississippi river in our area. Tractors. Oil on canvas. Genre: German Expressionist Abstract.
HUGH LIFSON: mixed media
ROBERT KAMECZURA: photography, ink and pencil on paper, and giclee.

The galleries will be open at 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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

Moline Library Program: Gettysburg: One Woman’s War PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Conklin   
Monday, 15 April 2013 08:16
Michele LaRue, a professional performer appearing in period costume, will dramatically recite three stories from Elsie Singmaster’s 1913 collection, Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath centering on the imagined life of Mary Bowman, a Civil War widow at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st Street on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 P.M. in the meeting rooms.

Elsie Singmaster (1879-1958) was a gifted short story writer and author of 42 books.  Her numerous stories, mostly forgotten today, appeared regularly in American literary journals and popular magazines beginning in 1905 and ending in the early 1940's. Singmaster’s Gettysburg stories convey a powerful, personal sense of how war touches a life.

A native of Chicago, Michele LaRue earned her degree in Acting at the University of Kansas, and makes her home in New Jersey, just across the Hudson from the Great White Way. She has worked often with The East Lynne Company—uniquely founded to produce plays of the Long 19th Century—with which she began developing her own singular repertoire.

The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library, is open to all ages and free of charge. Please register at the 2nd floor Reference Desk, phone 309-524-2470, or Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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