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Quad Cities Comic Book Convention Returns To Bettendorf

March 5th, 2021

It’s baaaaaaaack. If you are looking to just buy comics and live in the QCA (or willing to drive there) you should come to the Quad Cities Comic Book Convention. No guests mean that you do not have to pay for the guests to come to the con, nor do the dealers so they pay less to set up and are more apt to give you a good deal. You can also attend as a fangirl or fanboy for FREE so if you are just looking for comics to buy then this is the place to go The Quad Cities Comic Book Convention will be held on Saturday March 6 at the Ramada Inn in Bettendorf, IA. The Ramada Inn is located at 3020 Utica... Read More

Western Illinois University Celebrating Women’s History Month With Virtual Book Event

February 21st, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Western Illinois University (WIU) Libraries will hold a virtual presentation of Robert Lopresti’s award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count” in March. Robert Lopresti, a retired government information librarian from Western Washington University, (WWU) will discuss his award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count”(Praeger, 2017). The presentation is sponsored by WIU Libraries in acknowledgment of Women’s History Month. It will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Lopresti retired in 2018, after... Read More

WIU History Professor Releases Second Edition of Book

February 17th, 2021

Western Illinois University History Professor Peter Cole recently launched a second edition of his book, “Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly,” an expanded and revised version of the first edition. The second edition has drawn readers’ attention far more than the first because more Americans are focused on fighting racism, compared to past years. Cole was originally inspired to write his book when searching for a dissertation topic back in the mid 1990s. While in a graduate seminar, Cole read a book about the history of the Industrial Workers of the World, a powerful... Read More

WIU Libraries Honors Women’s History Month by Hosting Virtual Presentation of ‘When Women Didn’t Count’

February 15th, 2021

Western Illinois University (WIU) Libraries will hold a virtual presentation of Robert Lopresti’s award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count” in March, in recognition of Women’s History Month. Robert Lopresti, a retired government information librarian from Western Washington University, (WWU) will discuss his award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count”(Praeger, 2017). The presentation is sponsored by WIU Libraries in acknowledgment of Women’s History Month. It will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Lopresti retired in 2018,... Read More

Introduction to Archives and Manuscript Collections Presented by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

February 5th, 2021

Join Davenport Public Library the first Friday of every month beginning Friday, February 5th at 2:30 pm to explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Each month, we will cover a different topic relating to the use and study of archives and manuscripts. We will feature collections and examples of relevant materials during each presentation. February’s topic is an introduction to our Archives and Manuscript Collections. We will provide an overview of our archival collection guides along with some tips and explanations... Read More

Davenport Public Library’s Winter Reading Program: Hibernate With a Good Book

January 22nd, 2021

Hibernate with a good book! Join the Library’s annual all-ages Winter Reading Program for a chance to win prizes this winter. From January 19th through February 27th, participants will receive one grand prize drawing entry for every book you read. Participate on Beanstack at davenportlibrary.beanstack.com or by picking up grand prize entry slips at our Fairmount and Eastern branches. Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com... Read More

Rock Island Library Launches 2021 Winter Reading Challenge with “Curbside Cocoa Kickoff”

January 5th, 2021

Since few things go better with cozy wintertime reading than a hot cup of cocoa, Rock Island Public Library will launch its 2021 Books Like Us Winter Reading Challenge with a Curbside Cocoa Kickoff. The free drive-through event for all ages is offered from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, January 8 in the Curbside pickup lane outside the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. Participants can meet library staff, and pick up a free winter reading kit with cocoa, goodies, details about winter reading, and other Rock Island Public Library services.  The event is free and no registration is required.... Read More

Rock Island Public Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays

November 19th, 2020

All Rock Island Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holidays. All locations are open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday, November 28. Online services and book-drops are open during the holiday break. RIPL remains open for Grab and Go, Curbside, and Online services in compliance with Tier 3 mitigations in the Restore Illinois Plan. Only quick browsing, material checkout, returns, and limited-time public computer/WiFi reservations are allowed. Tables, chairs, and extended visits are not available.  A maximum of one-hour per... Read More

Chiropractic, Physicians, Scientology All Clash in New True Legal Thriller

November 17th, 2020

Howard Wolinsky is a veteran Chicago medical reporter, and he’s spent the past 40 years tracking the tale of a lifetime. His new book, “Contain and Eliminate,” tells the stunning, sprawling true story of how chiropractors – with the help of a Clinton, Iowa native and prominent Chicago patent attorney – took on the powerful American Medical Association (AMA), and triumphed in court. The father of the attorney, George McAndrews, was a chiropractor in Clinton who the local MDs called a quack. George never forgot that, and his brother, Jerry McAndrews, was the former head of Palmer College... Read More

Virtual Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writers-in-Residence Set for Nov. 12

November 7th, 2020

The Western Illinois University Department of English will host a virtual version of the Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writers-in-Residence Thursday, Nov. 12. This year’s writers include Tiffany Quay Tyson, Hillary Leftwich and Rebecca Roanhorse. A question and answer session will be held at 3 p.m. over Zoom. To get the event link, email Professor Erika Wurth a et-wurth@wiu.edu. A reading will be held at 5 p.m. via Facebook Live on the WIU Department of English Facebook page. •Tyson is a native of Jackson, MS. She is the author of two novels, “The Past is Never” and “Three... Read More