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Author Steven E. Hulme Shares His Memories Growing Up in Iowa from the 1930s to 1950s PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marketing Services   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 15:56

New book provides snippets of the hard and good times living in Iowa during the Great Depression and War years

EAST LYME, Conn. - You've Got to Start Young: A Memoir (published by iUniverse) written by author Steven E. Hulme tells his memories growing up in Iowa during the 1930s, 1940s and into the 1950s.

Born on a rented farm, the author relates some happy, sad, funny and scary events from his childhood which includes his life on the farm, his house burning down, the move into town, his remarkable school life, his adolescent years and so many adventures along the way.

This book provides a glimpse into life before the TV, computers, cell phones, Facebook, and Twitter. It shares to readers a collection of snippets about the hard times and the good times of growing up in Iowa as a Depression baby and as a child during World War II.

You've Got to Start Young: A Memoir lets readers walk down memory lane as the author vividly recalls what it was like living during the Great Depression era as well as the War years.

About the Author

Steven E. Hulme was born in 1934 in Iowa City, Iowa- his family lived on a farm in the midst of the Great Depression. A graduate of the University of Iowa and the General Theological Seminary, he served as an Episcopal priest for thirty-nine years in Iowa and Connecticut. Currently he is executive director of the Karen (of Burma) Emergency Relief Fund Inc.

Articles, letters and op-ed pieces by the author have appeared in the New London Day, the Hartford Courant, the Post Road Review, the Lyme Times, the Vintage Voice and the Episcopalian. He and his wife, Mary, live in East Lyme, Connecticut. They have two grown children.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.


Hours, Holiday Changes, and Summer Events at Rock Island Library for Fourth of July Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:50

Due to the Independence Day holiday, all Rock Island Public Libraries will close at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 3, and remain closed for the July 4th holiday. Libraries will reopen at the regular time on Friday, July 5.

Despite the shortened week, the library is still offering plenty of summer reading events as part of its “Have Book, Will Travel” and “Beneath the Surface” programs for children, adults and teens.  Events next week include:

·         Scrapbooking Mondays for kids, 3:00 pm, on Monday, July 1 in the Rock Island Main Library Children’s Room, 401 19th Street. All materials will be supplied.

·         Storytimes for ages birth to five at the Rock Island 30/31 Branch Library at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 2, and at the Rock Island Southwest Branch Library on Wednesday, July 3.

·         Global Math Club for kids, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Tuesday, July 2, at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.

·         Cake Archeology cake decorating program for teens ages 12 to 18, noon to 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 2, at Rock Island Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

·         Using your Apple iPad program for adults and seniors, 6:30 pm, Tuesday, July 2, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.  For Apple devices only; participants should bring their device with them to the class.

Due to the holiday, there will be no Friends of the Library half-price book sale and no Independent movie in July. The Wednesday Lego block club and Friday Storytime programs previously announced at the Main Library have also been cancelled for this week only.

For details on other summer events for all ages, see, follow Facebook/rockislandlibrary, visit any Rock Island Library or call 309-732-7323 (READ).

2013 Summer reading contests and programs are funded by Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District (Southwest Branch location), and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation.


Book Signing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Mauch   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 08:37
Author Joan Mauch will be signing copies of her debut novel, HALIFAX (Whiskey Creek, 2013) on Saturday, July 6th from 11-2:00 at The Book Rack of the Quad-Cities, 3937-41 Ave. Drive, Moline. Visit her website at

Mediacom Sweepstakes to Send Winning Fan to THE X FACTOR Taping in Los Angeles PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alexandra Swanson   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 14:54

Winner Also Will Meet Series Host Mario Lopez

DES MOINES, IA – June 19, 2013 – Mediacom will send one of its Facebook friends to Los Angeles next month to attend a taping of the auditions for the hit singing competition series THE X FACTOR. The winner also will meet THE X FACTOR host Mario Lopez. The unique sweepstakes, sponsored in partnership with Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), gives THE X FACTOR fans a chance to be part of the search to find the next great solo artist or vocal group.

Mediacom’s THE X FACTOR sweepstakes is open to anyone who visits the company’s Facebook page and submits an entry form from June 17-28. Contestants must “like” the Facebook page and also click on the contest entry link. The winner will receive airfare for two, a three-night hotel stay, car rental, two tickets to the July 12 taping of THE X FACTOR auditions, $250 in spending money and other perks, including a meet-and-greet with the show’s charismatic host, Mario Lopez. Contest information can be found at

THE X FACTOR returns Wednesdays and Thursdays this fall on FOX. It was recently announced that Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland and global pop sensation Paulina Rubio will join Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato as judges on the series.

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor. Download The Xtra Factor App at

About Mediacom:

Mediacom Communications is the nation's eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional and advanced video services such as digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, as well as high-speed Internet access and phone service. Through Mediacom Business, the Company offers affordable broadband communications solutions that can be tailored to any size business.

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Attention Writers! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maintenance Review   
Monday, 17 June 2013 08:05
A new Quad Cities based literary magazine is looking for compelling works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry of 5,000 words or less. send submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . more info at

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