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eBook demos, movies and more from the R.I. Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Friday, 21 December 2012 09:01

Technology Under the Tree? Try These Free Programs!

Your library is gearing up in January to help you learn how to use the technology Santa brought. Try these free programs:

 

Getting Started with Downloading eBooks:

2:00 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 2, MAIN Library, and

5:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 15, SOUTHWEST Branch

 

From smartphones to tablets, there are all sorts of devices that will allow you to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks  for free at the Rock Island Library. We'll show you how! Free, no registration required.

 

And if Santa brings a new computer, try this class:

 

Getting Started with Computers:

1:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 29, MAIN LIbrary. Whether you've never touched a computer before or just want to learn some new things, this class will help you get more comfortable. Space is limited; registration required for this class only. Call 309-732-7341 to sign up.

 

More Events for the first week of January 2013

 

Catch a free independent movie showing at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Rock Island Main Library. This month's film is Queen of Hearts (French with English subtitles). Independent films are not rated. Free popcorn. (Watch it, and join an online discussion on the Rock Island Library Facebook page after the movie.)

 

Thirty-something Adele is devastated after a painful breakup. With no close friends or family, her distant cousin, Rachel, reluctantly takes her in and graciously attempts to salvage Adele's personal and professional lives.

 

Teen Fun @ Your Library

 

 

Read to Survive, Survive to Read Teen READ challenge is Jan. 6-Jan. 26. Forms will be available by Friday, Jan. 4 at all Rock Island Library locations. Read, survive and win!

 

After you pick up your challenge form, take part in a Teen Read Scavenger Hunt, at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Rock Island Main Library.  Test your survival skills and see if you have what it takes to follow the clues and stay alive in this battle of endurance and wits! Come and try your luck for a chance to win great prizes! Ages 12-18.

 
Media Link Welcomes A New Account Manager PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtney Boothe   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:52
Rock Island, IL/ December 12th, 2012 -  Media Link, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome it's newest Account Manager, former intern Alexis Nimmers. In her new position she will be working with our customers on Media Link Software and Government affairs.

Nimmers brings a variety of experience to the table. She interned with the Missouri House of Representatives for more than two years for two separate State Representatives; Steve Webb and Roman LeBlanc both of the Democratic Party. During this time she attended Black Caucus meetings, briefings, and also performed administrative duties. Nimmers also interned with JCTV, where she had the chance to actively work on her production skills, managed a number of news packages and even served as on-air talent. This experience allowed her to get an in-depth feeling on how the production of a program works, both in-front-of and behind the camera.

Nimmers began her journalism career as a student at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, where she was a reporter for the student-run newspaper, The Clarion. During her time with The Clarion, she experienced the vibrant and challenging newsroom environment. This is where Nimmers experienced the news media scene firsthand, sharpened her writing, editing, and communication skills to give her the expertise and perspectives she now can offer her clients. Nimmers graduated from Lincoln University in the Spring of 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Journalism.

"I am so excited to be joining the Media Link team," said Nimmers. "This company is offering me a wonderful experience.  I can't wait to help contribute to their mission of helping clients achieve continuous success in their marketing efforts.

"Alexis is a vibrant and exciting addition to our team.  She's been one of our best interns.  So, we're excited to give her a chance to really thrive with this position," said Natalie Linville-Mass, President of Media Link, Inc.

Media Link is a full-service integrated marketing firm specializing in strategic media buying and placement. Media Link works with businesses in the Quad-Cities and around the country to develop and execute customized marketing strategies to help them more effectively reach their customers. Media Link recently developed and launched its own media buying software system.  This company is also one of the only marketing firms in the region to have obtained an 8(a) SDB certification, a designation of significance to clients who contract with the federal government.

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Mature Novel Delves Into Stories about the Alternative Lifestyle PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marketing Services   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:45

L.L. Miller explores changing views of sensuality and sexuality among couples.

QUINCY, Mass. – (Release Date TBD) – The Fine Line written by L. L. Miller is intended for mature and open-minded readers. The book details how couples explore their sensuality and sexuality in a manner that they never thought possible.

Within the pages of this book, readers will follow the story of Carol Robbins, who had a challenging upbringing. In later years she would be introduced to the “alternative lifestyle” by her husband, Sam, a dentist. Sam was bipolar and had devils within that affected everyone around him, most of all Carol.

Along the way, readers will travel to some fascinating places, meet unique characters and witness some astonishing scenarios.   In   The Fine Line, the reader will examine the alternative lifestyle and discover a world that perhaps they never knew existed.

The Fine Line contains stories about non traditional roles of couples. It is for the reader to decide whether this may or may not be an option for him or her to explore.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Linda Matthews is a registered nurse and attorney who is a lifetime resident of Massachusetts. Her love for writing began thirty years ago when she became fascinated with poetry and began a life-long journey of writing.

The Fine Line * by L.L. Miller

Publication Date: November 5, 2012

Trade Paperback; $19.99; 318 pages; 978-1-4771-3131-2

Trade Hardback; $28.99; 318 pages; 978-1-4771-3132-9

eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4771-3133-6

 
Romance, Court Drama and Political Intrigue Await in New Novel PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marketing Services   
Monday, 10 December 2012 09:30

Author Sandi Lorraine weaves a tale of temptation and deception that will give readers “A Winter To Remember!”

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa – (Release Date TBD) – In A Winter To Remember!, author Sandi Lorraine tells the story of a policeman who is framed of a heinous crime. As he tries to clear his name, he discovers a sinister conspiracy responsible for his predicament, and falls for the woman charged with defending him in court.

Deputy Tyler Patterson was a faithful enforcer of the law, before a one night fling leads to false accusations of rape that destroy his reputation and place him behind bars. He struggles to prove his innocence in the courtroom, and is aided by the beautiful Noreen Carpenter, the lawyer he was referred to. As the legal battle plays out, she proves to be as skilled in the courtroom as she is attractive and enticing, and he cannot help but find himself intensely drawn to her. Meanwhile, the case becomes even more complicated when they realize that a crooked senator was the one behind Tyler’s setup, and that the politician has ties with the mafia.

To exonerate himself, Tyler must pursue the senator and his criminal allies, but this is no easy feat for the discredited lawman and his legal counsel and lover. As the stakes grow higher, he becomes caught in a tangled web of sex, corruption and deceit, and must find a way out of this maze of lies before he ends up in prison.

A Winter To Remember! is at once a thrilling legal drama and a story of an insatiable romance between a stern man of action and a brilliant yet beautiful lawyer who must contend with a powerful cabal of mobsters and politicians. Lorraine’s work will greatly appeal to fans of both genres and casual readers alike with its exciting tale of sex, crime and passion.

 
Author Recounts Two Decades of Family Life in New Book PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:45

Byron B. Oberst’s new book offers a look at the life of a pediatrician’s family

OMAHA, Neb. – The new book “A Tale of a Mother, Her Three Boys, and Their Dog: The Love Story of a Father for His Family” (published by AuthorHouse), by Byron B. Oberst M.D., FAAP, is the humorous and heart-warming story of one pediatrician and how he and his family embraced every aspect of life together.

“A Tale of a Mother, Her Three Boys, and Their Dog” describes the adventures, travels, activities and various interests of an active and involved family. It tells the story of what the author calls “the romance of the century,” as well sports, humor, sadness, family interrelationships, games teenagers play, parenting episodes and many other aspects in an ever-evolving family.

Oberst knows that readers, when finished with his book, will have experienced a glimpse into the “…refreshing life of an all-American family with its many ups and downs and ins and outs over a considerable span of time, and their ability to cope with whatever they were faced with.”

“A Tale of a Mother, Her Three Boys, and Their Dog”

By Byron B. Oberst M.D., FAAP

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781477279120

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781477279137

E-Book | 178 pages | ISBN 9781477279113

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Byron B. Oberst M.D., FAAP is the noted author of several medical books. His latest one was “Reflections on Pediatric Medicine from 1943 to 2010. A Dual Love Story”. He was in private pediatric practice for 37 years. In addition to his burgeoning general pediatric practice, he had a large consultative practice. Oberst was a pioneer in the use of the exchange transfusion for the compromised Rh negative mother with an Rh positive infant, adolescent medicine, and in the attention deficit disorder with and without hyperactivity. He was an expert on practice management in private pediatric medicine and taught the same at the national level. He was an active participant in many medical societies, including the Society for Computer Medicine. He was very active in the American Academy of Pediatrics at the national level for about 15 years. He retired from practice in 1988.

 
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