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Service Disruption for Some TV6 Viewers Using DIRECTV PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Eric VanWinkle   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:49

KWQC-TV6 has become aware that some DIRECTV subscribers have been unable to receive Channel 6 since last week.

The TV6 engineering staff has looked into the issue and it appears to be a software glitch on DIRECTV’s end.  The issue only affects some models of DIRECTV set-top receivers.  We understand that DIRECTV is aware of the problem.

Some KWQC-TV6 viewers have reported restoration of Channel 6 after pressing the red reset button on their receiver.  Others reported success after resetting and unplugging their receiver.

Contrary to some previous reports, there is no contract dispute between KWQC-TV6 or NBC and DIRECTV.

KWQC-TV6 is freely available to the community and can be received with an over-the-air antenna.

Updates regarding the situation will be posted at

Rock Island Libraries Closed Monday, Jan. 19 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 12 January 2015 11:11

Rock Island, IL: All locations of the Rock Island Public Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 so that staff can attend an in-service training day.

The one-day closing affects the Main Library location at 401 19th Street, the 30/31 Branch at 3059 30th Street, and the Southwest Branch at 9010 Ridgewood Road.

For January only, the library's 30/31 Book Club will meet at the Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 24th Street, on Monday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 pm. Members will discuss "Emma" by Jane Austen. Library book club discussions are open to anyone who has read the selected book.

For more upcoming library events, visit library locations or the website at, follow Rock Island Library on Facebook or Twitter or call 309-732-READ (7323).


‘Confession’ shows poetess views on life, love PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marketing Services   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 13:54

Author Zohour Almandil creates collection of multifaceted poetry

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Author Zohour Almandil has always believed that when it comes to human relationships, sincere and heartfelt feelings is the fastest route to another person’s heart. This was the reason she has written down her own feelings. “Confession” (published by Xlibris UK) shares her own emotions with the world.

“Confession” is a bold and concrete attempt that has broken the silence of long-repressed emotions, a silence that has long been hanging over an aspiring poetess in a masculine-dominated society. It is a book that valiantly refuses to hold back or conceal genuine emotions. This book shows the author’s own perceptions on society and life in general. It is also a way to vent her feelings of frustration and covers a myriad of themes such as contemplation, passion and indulgence in on-and-off vain attempts of forgetfulness.

This book takes an in-depth look into the soul of a true poetess who refuses to follow the constraints of society and freely speaks her mind.


By Zohour Almandil

Hardcover | 6x9 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781499089646

Softcover | 6x9 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781499089622

E-Book | 118 pages | ISBN 9781499089639

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Zohour Almandil lived her childhood in Riyadh and then went with her family to many Arab countries where she learned a lot about other cultures. This has nurtured her instinct as an artist , poet and writer.

or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

Rock Island Library Adds New Online Magazines to Flipster PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 29 December 2014 09:36

Rock Island, IL: If you're looking for something to do with that new computer or tablet, the Rock Island Public Library has added 16 new magazine titles to its digital Flipster magazine collection.

New magazines now available for online reading from the library's subscription include Atlantic, Cooking Light, Ebony, Esquire, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Ladybug, Muse, Organic Gardening, Real Simple, Seventeen, Shopsmart, This Old House, Time, Town & Country, Yum Food and Fun for Kids, and Zoobooks. The new titles include choices for ages from children to adults.

The growth of online magazine offerings reflects the new service's popularity with cardholders. With 412 uses in November, about four times as many magazines have circulated through Flipster since the service replaced a previous digital product on November 1. Ease of use seems to be part of the draw. To use the service, patrons simply log onto Flipster with their Rock Island Library card number and select the magazine they want. There's no need to create an account.

Flipster, a product of EBSCO Information Services, allows Rock Island Library patrons to read digital versions of popular magazines on a computer or mobile device with no waiting for a print copy. Rock Island Library cardholders can access digital Flipster magazines 24 hours a day with a live Internet connection, or download a free app that allows them to read the magazine later on their tablet. The download app is available for both iPad and Android tablet users from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

To check out the service, go to the Download This menu on the Rock Island Library website, More information is also available at the library's Facebook and Twitter sites, or by calling the library at 309-732-READ (7323.)


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Written by Lora Adams   
Friday, 19 December 2014 13:18

MOLINE, IL -- WQPT, QUAD CITIES PBS and Fourth Wall Films have teamed up to produce a new documentary “Letters Home to Hero Street.” The project is funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.


The 30-minute film draws on the letters home from one of eight soldiers lost to war who lived on 2nd Street in Silvis, IL, now known as Hero Street USA. "Letters Home" gives a glimpse into one of the heroes through his letters home to his family.


The large amount of documentation and supporting materials is what made the decision for us to focus on him," said Director Kelly Rundle. "Our soldier was not chosen because he is more important than the other seven heroes, nor more important than others who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice. In 'Letters Home to Hero Street,' he stands in for the seven and for all who have served."


A premiere of the film is being held Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 800 17th Street, Silvis, IL. The event is open free to the public. The filmmakers, actors and others associated with the film will be available to answer questions.


The following day (Jan. 16) the film will air on WQPT at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or


WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University.



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