Author Zachary Jack visits Bettendorf Public Library


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Posted Online: July 12, 2011, 10:28 am
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Press release submitted by Bettendorf Public Library





Thursday, July 21, 7:00 p.m. in the Bettendorf Public Library's Program Room, Iowa author Zachary Michael Jack will give a presentation featuring his latest book "Native Soulmate: A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown". Jack is the author or editor of many books including "Iowa, The Definitive Collection" and the fictional "What Cheer: A Love Story". An associate professor of English at North Central College, he teaches writing, urban and rural studies, and sports and leadership studies. He is the founder-director of the Iowa School of Lost Arts for children and lives on 10 acres of the Iowa land his ancestors started farming in 1855. There will be a Q&A and his books will be available for purchase and signing.






















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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