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New historical fiction tests three men through war, hunger and strife PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marketing Services   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:12

Readers witness World War I, the Great Depression and World War II through the eyes of three men in ‘For Love and Honor’

PUEBLO, Colo. – From LeRoy A. Miltner, author of the 2013 novel “Night Songs,” comes a new novel, “For Honor and Love” (published by AuthorHouse), the story of a tested friendship between three unlikely friends and their inner longings to prove themselves.

Set in the posh estate of Evenwood just outside of Philadelphia, “For Honor and Love” introduces readers to three ambitious men living in the first half of the 20th century. Morris Halstead has built a fabric and clothing empire and decides to construct a garden for the community. He employs a German immigrant, who brings his young nephew, Caspar Ritter, to help build the garden.

Caspar and Morris become good friends and are soon joined by Caspar’s old friend, Rolf von Nida, an arrogant son of German nobility. Each of them is tested as World War I erupts and the Great Depression closes businesses across the nation, but it is the rise of the Nazi party in Germany that causes tensions for the men.

“The impact of various national and worldwide conflicts move their lives in many directions, bringing to the surface their inmost values, their weaknesses and strengths and finally the power of love and forgiveness to restore relationships,” explains Miltner.

“For Honor and Love” is a testament to the resilience and strength of human nature as all three men struggle to overcome hardships and fulfill their dreams. Miltner hopes readers reflect on how historical events shaped the lives of his characters.

 

“For Honor and Love”

By LeRoy A. Miltner

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781491822906

E-Book | 318 pages | ISBN 9781491822890

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

About the Author

LeRoy A. Miltner read history at Gettysburg College and later became a collector of military artifacts. His travels have taken him to Switzerland as a student; to Jordan as part of an archeological team; to Zimbabwe on safari and again to do relief work; to Germany searching his family genealogy; to France to visit the battle sites of two wars; and to the Yucatan to study the Mayan culture. He is currently a trustee of the Pueblo City/County Library District and a docent at the El Pueblo History Museum both in Colorado. He lives with his wife in Pueblo, Colorado.

. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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Increase Your Technology Literacy in 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 12:30

No Manual? Never Fear, Your Library is Here!

If you just received technology under the tree, you may notice that the user's manual is  no longer included. Fortunately, the Rock Island Public Library offers a number of free programs and resources to help you get the most of your new tablet, computer or other portable reading or listening device..

Classes start as early as this Friday, Dec. 27, with a 2:00 pm session on "How to Download eBooks and eAudiobooks" at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. The free class will show participants how to use the OverDrive digital books service to check out books for free to a personal eReader, computer or tablet. The demonstration covers multiple device types.

The same OverDrive session repeats at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 21, also at the Rock Island Main Library. Patrons with a current library card from any OverDrive subscribing library can use the service through their library's website.

Additional technology literacy classes coming up in 2014 at Rock Island Library include:

Library How-to: Downloading Magazines with Zinio on:

  • 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 7, Rock Island Main Library
  • 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 4, Rock Island Main Library

Zinio is a web-based digital magazine service. Cardholders of participating libraries in Rock Island, Moline and Iowa can use Zinio to download some of their favorite magazines for reading at their convenience. The broad selection of popular titles includes US Weekly, The Food Network, Digital Photo, Chicago Magazine and Rolling Stone. Patrons need a valid library card and Internet connection to use their library's Zinio subscription. Magazines downloaded through the library subscription are free.

Library How-to: Using your Apple iPad tablet:

  • 2:30 pm on Thursday, Jan. 9, Rock Island Main Library.

The free program will familiarize users with various Apple iPad features, and offer some tips on various uses. Participants should bring their iPad. The library does not supply devices for use.

No registration is required for the above classes.

Free mobile apps for using the library's digital products, including OverDrive, OneClickdigital, Freegal and Zinio, are available via the product links on the library website, www.rockislandlibrary.org.

For more events at Rock Island Public Libraries, visit the library website at www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow the library on Facebook or Twitter, or call 309-732-7323.

Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.

 
SOUTHWEST UFO TRIANGLE THEORY by Andrew Oien has published PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrew Oien   
Monday, 16 December 2013 09:12
This new book has now published and is available to buy via the publisher in both hard cover and e-book versions. By this Dec. 20 it will have also been made available to other book sellers. Details are shown below, on the attached PDF file and at the book web site.
Thank you for your time and interest.
My best regards,
Andrew Oien

BOOK DETAILS

 

SOUTHWEST UFO TRIANGLE THEORY   by   Andrew Oien

 

ISBN:                     978-1-4349-3687-5     (hard copy).

eISBN:                    978-1-4349-3607-3     (e-book).

COPYRIGHT:         12 - 2013.

PAGES:                  121     (138 total). Including 55 color maps and photos.

WEB SITE:             http://www.ufotriangle.com/

 

 

BOOK ORDERS via Publisher

 

http://dorrance.stores.yahoo.net/soufotrth.html book order via Dorrance web site.

 

http://dorrancebookstore.com/ or search under UFO.

 

dorrordr@dorrancepublishing.com book order info via email to Publisher.

 

 

BOOK ORDERS via OTHER BOOK SELLERS

 

This book will be made available to other book sellers by 12-20-13.

 

 

PUBLISHER CONTACT

 

DORRANCE PUBLISHING CO., INC.

701 SMITHFIELD ST.

PITTSBURGH, PA 15222

 

Publisher phone #’s:          800-834-1803 or    412-288-4543.

 

http://www.dorrancepublishing.com/ web site.

 
WQPT Receives American Graduate Champion Award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:36

December 10, 2013

MOLINE, IL – WQPT-Quad Cities PBS recently received an American Graduate Champion award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for its commitment to education and support of students and their families. In eastern Iowa and western Illinois, WQPT is examining the high school dropout crisis and empowering the local community to work together to implement solutions through the national public media initiative “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen.”

“WQPT’s American Graduate initiative has been going on for several years starting with our partnership in Achieve Quad Cities,” said WQPT General Manager Mary Pruess. “That work led to an expansion of the local initiative to include workshops, television specials and public service announcements on bullying. This year, Erik Maitland was the local host for the American Graduate special that aired in September 2013.”

Through American Graduate, public broadcasting stations have engaged more than 1,000 partnerships around the country with businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and other nonprofits working together to inspire dialogue and action towards solutions and help more young people stay on the path to a high school diploma. More than 1,700 hours of national and local public media content and events, including “American Graduate Day,” have brought organizations together and inspired local citizens to become American Graduate Champions, donating time and other resources, Pruess added.

“Public media has achieved this success by raising awareness and building knowledge of the issue, highlighting proven solutions, and fostering community action toward common goals – key strategies identified by education experts as essential for progress,” said John Bridgeland, CEO, Civic Enterprises, and co-author of “Building a Grad Nation” report.

“The true power of public media to improve civic life lies in their unique assets combined with their national reach and community relationships,” added Robert Balfanz, co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

WQPT’s project included the production of an hour-long roundtable discussion program; being a part of the program, “The Cities” with Jim Mertens; hosting community conversations on the drop-out crisis and bullying; creating an hour-long special on bullying with Jennifer Caudle, an anti-bullying expert and an assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; creating a website hosting the survey, “Cyber-Savvy Cyber Safe;” and creating CARE QC: Connecting Anti Bullying Resources and Education.

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ABOUT WQPT-QUAD CITIES PBS

WQPT-Quad Cities PBS was founded in 1983 and is a media resource of Western Illinois University located

Moline, Illinois.

 

ABOUT AMERICAN GRADUATE

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen is helping local communities identify and implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. American Graduate demonstrates public media's commitment to education and its deep roots in every community it serves. Beyond providing programming that educates, informs and inspires, public radio and television stations — locally owned and operated — are an important resource in helping to address critical issues, such as the dropout rate. In addition to national programming, more than 80 public radio and television stations in over 30 states have launched on-the- ground efforts working with community and at risk youth to keep students on-track to high school graduation. More than 1000 partnerships have been formed locally through American Graduate, and CPB is working with Alma and Colin Powell's America's Promise Alliance and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

ABOUT CPB

 

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,400 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

 
Technology On Your List? Learn How to Take Advantage of New Library Services for eBooks & Music in December and January PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 09 December 2013 10:21

Rock Island, IL: If you are getting new technology under the tree this year, or thinking about upgrading to a new model, the Rock Island Library will demonstrate how to use new library services to check out eBooks or download music in December and January.

Library "How-to" sessions on downloading books with OverDrive will be offered from:

  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Rock Island Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road;
  • 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday, Dec. 27, at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, and
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 21, also at the Rock Island Main Library.

Patrons with a current library card from an OverDrive subscribing library can check out books to a personal eReader, computer or tablet. The demonstrations cover multiple device types, and registration is not required.

Patrons who want to increase their digital music collection may want to check out another "Library How-To" on downloading music with Freegal. The short demonstration will be offered from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 17 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Songs downloaded from Freegal become part of the user's personal MP3 music collection, and do not expire. The service is available to patrons with a current card to one of the four subscribing libraries, which include Rock Island and the Sherrard District Libraries in Illinois, and the Bettendorf and Davenport Libraries in Iowa. Registration is not required to attend.

 

The Rock Island Public Library's selection of free digital products available to patrons include OverDrive and OneClick Digital services for checking out eBooks or eAudiobooks, the Freegal music service for checking out music to keep, and a brand new service, Zinio, for checking out free online magazines to read on a tablet, phone or computer. Free mobile apps for these digital products are available via the product links on the library website, www.rockislandlibrary.org.

For more events at Rock Island Public Libraries, visit the library website at www.rockislandlibrary.org, follow the library on Facebook or Twitter, or call 309-732-7323.

Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.

 

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