Ghosts of the Quad Cities book program by authors Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin, courtesy of Arcadia Publishing and the History Press.
The authors share the haunted heritage of the Quad Cities at places as Moline’s Riverside Cemetery and Arsenal Island. The city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents—the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport’s City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf’s Central Avenue.
Mark McLaughlin is a Bram Stoker Award–winning author whose fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in more than one thousand magazines, newspapers, websites and anthologies.
Michael McCarty is a five-time Bram Stoker Award finalist and winner of the David R. Collins’ Literary Achievement Award from the Midwest Writing Center. He is the author of more than forty books, including Ghostly Tales of Route 66.
Copies of their book, Ghosts of the Quad Cities are available for sale and signing at the program.
Join us for a walking tour of six square blocks along the Moline-Rock Island border by the Mississippi River, commonly called the Sylvan Slough area. Dr. Norm Moline, Professor Emeritus of Geography at Augustana College, will explain how this area has numerous examples of natural resource sustainability. Tour will be approximately 1.5 hours. Dr. Moline will be available for an optional tour of Sylvan Island afterwards for those who are interested.
Meet in the parking lot of Sylvan Island at 1st Ave & 2nd Street, Moline.
Registration is required.
Black Hawk College, Professor Emeritus, Bill Hampes, will share from his book, Cowboy Courage: Westerns and the Portrayal of Bravery.
Film and television Westerns are associated with physical bravery. Productions from the Golden Age” of Westerns from the 1940s to the early 1960s – demonstrate moral bravery (the willingness to do the right thing even when met with others’ disapproval) and psychological bravery (the ability to overcome one’s fear and inner conflict to bring out the best in oneself and others).
Through a close examination of Westerns displaying all three types of bravery, the author shows us how courage can lead to, and even enrich, other virtues like redemption, authenticity, love, friendship, allegiance to one’s community, and justice.
This tour isn’t for school kids–rather for grown ups who’d like to know more about how our Moline Fire Department operates at Central Station.
Space is limited and registration is required by contacting the Information Desk at 309-524-2470, email@example.com
We’re offering two sessions of this free 8 week course series. One will meet every Wednesday from 6pm until 7:30pm, beginning September 4th until October 23rd. The other session will meet every Thursday from 10am until 11:30am, beginning September 5th until October 24th. These courses are open to anyone wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test.
You must have basic English language skills.
Registration is required, as space is limited.