In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, the Bettendorf Public Library has partnered with Fourth Wall Films to present a virtual, live screening of Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe on Thursday, February 18th at 2:00 PM. This Mid-America Emmy® nominated documentary will be presented via the Fourth Wall Films’ Facebook page. Registration is encouraged to help Bettendorf Public Library track attendance for this online program and can be made at or by calling the Bettendorf Public Library at 563-344-4179. This film screening is free thanks to the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Fourth Wall Films is a Northwestern Illinois-based award-winning and Emmy-nominated film and video production company specializing in Midwestern historical documentaries. Their film,
Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe, tells the story of how the events of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life led to her writing the best-selling, anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections program series is held on a monthly basis. More information about this event and others can be found on the Library’s website at or by calling 563-344-4179.
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Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.