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What’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities?

June 29th, 2020

No doubt about it, these have been some tough times we’ve been going through. But even through all of the negative events going on, there has been some good news, and that’s what we concentrate on here, in our What’s The Good News? column on QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live.” So, what’s the good news for this month? Creature Feature Creeping In The Quad Cities has a new remedy for all that ails them, as Dr. San Guinary brings his Creature Feature T.V. program to the Saturday night airwaves at 11 p.m. starting on July 4th on COZI 6.3. The one-hour program, hosted by... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Opening For Limited Hours July 6

June 28th, 2020

Good news: Rock Island Public Library buildings will open for Limited Hours and Building Access starting July 6! This follows news that the State is moving soon to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.[News Release] The July 6 start date allows us time to implement revised procedures and to ensure safety protocols are in place.  In keeping with state health guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required for library entry. Curbside is still a great way to pick up your library materials. If you need assistance with choosing library materials or placing items on hold, we’re happy... Read More

Scribe Award-Nominated Max Collins Still Having A Killer Time As A Best-Selling Author

June 27th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts offers an in-depth look at a person or subject of interest in the local arts and entertainment scene. It runs every Saturday on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com.   Max Allan Collins’ success is no mystery. The man in black has proven to be a maestro at making people’s lives full of stress, misery and murder — and people love him for it. It helps that the people are fictional, characters in the canon of the Muscatine-based author, who, this month, was nominated for a Scribe Award for his 2019 novel, “Murder, My Love.”... Read More

Annual David Collins Writers’ Conference Will Be Online Starting Tomorrow

June 24th, 2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, for the first time the 15th-annual David R. Collins Writers’ Conference will be held online, Thursday to Saturday, June 25-27. Paid workshops will be held via Zoom; free public events will be available on Zoom and via livestream to the Midwest Writing Center’s YouTube channel . The conference registration fee is $50 for MWC members, $65 for non-members; and $260 for full conference registration (four workshops + master class); $210 for three workshops; $160 for two workshops, and $85 for one workshop. Book pitches are $15 each. Attendees can hone their craft in... Read More

David R. Collins Writers Conference Starts Thursday In Virtual Format

June 23rd, 2020

The Midwest Writing Center (MWC) is thrilled to announce that the annual David R. Collins Writers’ Conference will move forward in an all-virtual format June 25-27 for its 15th year. Registration is open now. Attendees will hone their craft in intensive three-day workshops, but will also have the option to participate in book pitches, a faculty reading, and a keynote address featuring author and columnist Lyz Lenz. Lenz will appear at a special livestream event on Thursday, June 25, and will lead a virtual master class on Friday, June 26, both entitled “Writing for Change.” Lyz Lenz’s writing... Read More

Western Illinois University’s Libraries Offering Contactless Pick-up of Materials

June 22nd, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – All four of Western Illinois University’s libraries have set up a version of curbside pickup to allow access to materials. The Leslie F. Malpass Library, the Curriculum Library, the Music Library and the WIU-Quad Cities Library have created a system to let users arrange for pickup of library materials. Pick-up times vary between libraries and all pick-up is Monday-Friday. Items can be picked up at each of the libraries’ entrances and can be arranged by visiting wiu.edu/libraries/info/pickup_procedures.php. Pick-up is contactless and each library is following safety... Read More

Good Things To Remember On Father’s Day, And Every Day, With Your Children

June 21st, 2020

Time is the only thing you can spend once. As we go into Father’s Day weekend, that’s something to definitely remember. Being a father, bringing another life into the world, is an amazing experience and responsibility, and it gives you a blessing in time to spend with a person who will always be a part of your life, and who is beholden to you for helping to shape them as a person. You can literally make the world a better place by making the time and effort to make your children better people. To be there for them. To enjoy your time with them. To be a parent and friend to help guide... Read More

Quad-Cities Leaders React to LGBTQ Issues During Pride Month

June 19th, 2020

At a time of unprecedented economic, racial, social and health upheaval, some Quad-Cities LGBTQ leaders are taking comfort in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on workplace civil rights. But during Pride Month, they say much still needs to be done. “It’s the most important LGBTQ decision to date,” Michelle Royal of Moline, a transgender activist and vice president of QC Pride, said this week of the June 15 high-court ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “It’s better than marriage... Read More

Connie Wilson’s ‘Bee Gone’ Wins Gold Medal At eLit Book Awards

June 19th, 2020

Local author Connie (Corcoran) Wilson was notified this week that her latest release, BEE GONE: A POLITICAL PARODY is a Gold Medal winner in the eLit Book Awards. The category for the win was Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon. The book was published by Quad Cities’ Press.   The E-Lit competition, which is highly competitive, offers awards in 65 categories, solely to e-books, world-wide.   E-Lit awards are dedicated to honoring the best e-books published each year for the North American market and also from overseas publishers who publish English-language books designed for... Read More

Rock Island School District Celebrates RIHS Student-Athletes Awards

June 17th, 2020

Rock Island/Milan School District 41 celebrated 25 RIHS students furthering their sports careers at the college or university level while practicing social distancing. The school district also awarded the James O’Melia Jr. Athletic Award and the Don Wright Memorial Track Scholarship! Congrats to the seniors who signed Letters of Intent! Here are the players who did. Congrats to Peter Kimba and Jayla Hathorn for being chosen as the Don Wright Scholarship recipients. For more info on them, click here. Congrats to Heather Motley and Peter Kimba for winning the James O’Melia Jr. Athletic... Read More

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