The Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections is kicking off a new season of events that focus on local history, interests, and people. The first program in this year’s series will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 1:30 PM and will provide a timely look at Oktoberfest with the German American Heritage Center and Museum’s Kelly Lao. Community Connections is held at the Bettendorf Public Library located on 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf.

Oktoberfest has become the largest German festival worldwide. The German Heritage Center and Museum’s mission is to “preserve and enrich for present and future generations knowledge of the German immigrant experience and its impact on the American Culture.” Kelly Lao serves as the Center’s executive director. The fun and informative presentation is titled “Oktoberfest by the Numbers” and is open to all ages. More information about this series or other library events can be found at the Bettendorf Public Library’s website at or by calling the Library at 563-344-4179.

ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the Library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit or call 563-344-4175.

Bettendorf Public Library event to count Oktoberfest by the Numbers


Bettendorf Public Library's Community Connections Kicks Off New Season
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Bettendorf Public Library's Community Connections Kicks Off New Season

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