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Bettendorf Public Library is offering an in depth look at Christmas traditions

December 5th, 2022
Bettendorf Public Library is offering an in depth look at Christmas traditions

The Christmas season is filled with a rich history of traditions. Throughout December, the Bettendorf Public Library is hosting a virtual edition of their monthly Community Connections series titled, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas: American Christmas Traditions with Martina Mathisen” The limited-time viewing opportunity will be available starting on December 1st and running through the 31st on the Bettendorf Public Library’s website at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/7422519. Living history performer Martina Mathisen’s presentation will cover the fascinating real-life... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s Creation Studio Workshops on Utilizing Cutting Machines

November 18th, 2022
Bettendorf Public Library’s Creation Studio Workshops on Utilizing Cutting Machines

Located on the second floor of the Bettendorf Public Library, the Creation Studio is the perfect place for all types of makers to explore and create with new tools. The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting two workshops in December with a focus on the computer-controlled cutting machines available for use the Creation Studio. Both free events are for makers aged 16 and up. Registration is required to attend and class size is limited. The Bettendorf Public Library is located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Creation Studio Tools Training: Cricut Maker will be held on Tuesday, December... Read More

The Bettendorf Public Library takes a look at what has shaped the Baby Boom generation

November 14th, 2022
The Bettendorf Public Library takes a look at what has shaped the Baby Boom generation

On Thursday, November 17th at 1:30 PM, Bettendorf author Tom Miller will present a special edition of Community Connections titled the “Class of 1964.” Mr. Miller’s presentation will review post-World War II history and the events that shaped the Baby Boom generation. His new novel, “A Place to Rest” takes place during the Baby Boom years (1946-1964) and Mr. Miller will be using excerpts from the book to illustrate points in the presentation. This free event will be held at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. No registration is required to... Read More

Free Calligraphy Workshop available at the Bettendorf Public Library on November 12

November 10th, 2022
Free Calligraphy Workshop available at the Bettendorf Public Library on November 12

Just in time for cards of cheer and thanks, the Bettendorf Public Library is hosting Creation Studio Workshop: Calligraphy. Amy Nielsen from The Art Legacy League will teach the basics of calligraphy on Saturday, November 12th at 2:00 PM. This event will be held in the Creation Studio, which is on the second floor of the Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Registration for this program is required and can be made by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/7128410 or by calling 563-344-4175. The Art Legacy League is dedicated to preserving and promoting the tradition... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s Brown Bag Lunch hosts John Heasly and Jerry Schroeder

November 10th, 2022
Bettendorf Public Library’s Brown Bag Lunch hosts John Heasly and Jerry Schroeder

The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting a free lunchtime concert on Friday, November 11th, 2022 at 12:00 PM. The live event is a part of the Library’s Brown Bag Lunch series and will take place at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. November’s Brown Bag Lunch features artists John Heasly and Jerry Schroeder. No registration is required for this free program. Attendees are invited to bring along their lunch to enjoy along with the music. John Heasly and Jerry Schroeder play delightful originals and favorites from the 60’s and 70’s as... Read More

Leadership Lessons and Inspiration offered at Bettendorf Public Library event

November 8th, 2022
Leadership Lessons and Inspiration offered at Bettendorf Public Library event

Entrepreneurs looking to start a new business will want to visit the Bettendorf Public Library on Tuesday, November 15th at 5:30 PM. Quad Cities SCORE members will be on hand to present “How to REALLY Start Your Own Business!” The hour-long presentation will feature information perfect for budding entrepreneurs, including a question and answer session with volunteers and mentors from SCORE. Registration is required and can be made online at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/7143660, in person at the Library, by calling 563-344-4179. SCORE is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library Chess Club open to all ages and skill levels

November 6th, 2022
Bettendorf Public Library Chess Club open to all ages and skill levels

The strategic game of chess has engaged players for centuries. The Bettendorf Public Library is offering players of all ages an opportunity to hone their chess skills with friendly game play. The Bettendorf Public Library Chess Club meets at the Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf every other Saturday from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.  No registration is required to attend and players of any skill level are welcome to join. Bettendorf Public Library staff members well versed in the game of chess will be on hand to facilitate games. The club seeks to provide an enjoyable, relaxing... Read More

Leadership Lessons and Inspiration offered at Bettendorf Public Library event

November 2nd, 2022
Leadership Lessons and Inspiration offered at Bettendorf Public Library event

Entrepreneurs looking to start a new business will want to visit the Bettendorf Public Library on Tuesday, November 15th at 5:30 PM. Quad Cities SCORE members will be on hand to present “How to REALLY Start Your Own Business!” The hour-long presentation will feature information perfect for budding entrepreneurs, including a question and answer session with volunteers and mentors from SCORE. Registration is required and can be made online at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/7143660, in person at the Library, by calling 563-344-4179. SCORE is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated... Read More

Iowa Library’s Craft-Tea Program Allows Creators To Connect With Each Other

October 20th, 2022
Iowa Library's Craft-Tea Program Allows Creators To Connect With Each Other

The Bettendorf Public Library’s Craft-Tea program is designed to allow makers of all disciplines to create and connect with others. On Thursday, October 20th,  Craft Tea will start an updated schedule by holding the program on the third Thursday of each month att 7:00 PM. Craft Tea meets in the Creation Studio of the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Crafters aged 16 through adult are welcome to bring their own projects for this dedicated work time and to enjoy a beverage along with the opportunity to socialize with other crafters. Complimentary tea... Read More

Find Fun Fall Events In Illinois And Iowa With Our FUN10!

October 16th, 2022

Hope the fall season is treating you well so far! It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running... Read More