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Modern-day Huck Finn to give tour of the Mississippi via the Bettendorf Public Library

March 2nd, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering an inside look at the Mississippi River this month through an online edition of Community Connections: Life on the Mississippi River with John Lynn. This special, live program will take place on March 18th at 7:00 PM.  The event features the story of America’s great river; its course, character, and general river life as experienced by John Lynn, a modern-day Huck Finn, while canoeing solo down all 2,300 miles of the Mighty Mississippi. This presentation will take place via GoToMeeting. Registration is required to receive the invitation and password... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s popular Brown Bag Lunch to host Remote Edition: LeahLeah

February 23rd, 2021

In keeping with its long tradition of showcasing local music, the Bettendorf Public Library will be hosting its popular Brown Bag Lunch program with a remote edition featuring local artist LeahLeah. Beginning on March 1st,  and running through the entire month virtual concertgoers can access a short performance of original songs by LeahLeah through the Bettendorf Public Library’s website, https://www.bettendorflibrary.com. No registration is required to access this online concert and viewing is free thanks to the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. The Bettendorf Public... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library and Black Hawk College team up to present resume building workshop

February 16th, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library and Black Hawk College are once again collaborating to support area job seekers. On Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 PM, Angela Striegel, the Coordinator of Career Planning and Placement at Black Hawk College, will share information and tips to help participants create or update a resume to share with employers. This free, virtual workshop has limited space and will take place via GoToMeeting.  Registration can be made online by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4790386 or by calling the Library at 563-344-4179. Once registered, participants will receive... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library sponsors live, online viewing of Harriet Beecher Stowe film

February 15th, 2021

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 http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4780047 or by calling the Bettendorf Public Library at 563-344-4179. This film screening is free thanks... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s Get Lit book club to discuss The House by Paco Roca

February 3rd, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library’s book club for adventurous souls, Get Lit will be exploring the graphic novel genre with a discussion of The House by Paco Roca on February 9th at 7:00 PM. The book discussion is open to adults and will be held virtually via GoToMeeting. Registration is required for this free event and can be made by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4512341 or by calling 563-344-4179. A limited number of books are available on a first come basis at the Information Desk of the Bettendorf Public Library. To sign-out a book, please visit the Library at 2950 Learning... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library to host a scrumptious Community Connections in January

January 21st, 2021

Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. Through Sunday, January 24, the Bettendorf Public Library is hosting exclusive access to Community Connections: Betty Crocker – Her Cookbook That Changed How America Cooks. The presentation will feature Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. as she highlights the history of Betty Crocker and her famous Picture Cook Book. There is no registration required to view the event which is free thanks to the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book first hit shelves in 1950 and to date has sold more than 75 million... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library and Black Hawk College team up to help job seekers

January 21st, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting a virtual event tailored for job seekers on Thursday, January 21st at 6:00 PM. The Coordinator of Career Planning and Placement at Black Hawk College, Angela Striegel will share information and tips to improve job searching techniques. This intimate virtual workshop has limited space and will take place via GoToMeeting.  Registration can be made online by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4686632 or by calling the Library at 563-344-4179. Once registered, participants will receive an email with the GoToMeeting login information the day... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s Take Home Workshop to offer opportunity to personalize home decorations

December 15th, 2020

Those looking to add a personal touch to their holiday decorations can craft along with the Bettendorf Public Library to create an origami wreath appropriate for any holiday or special occasion. Starting on Thursday, December 17, free supply kits for the Take Home Workshop: 16-point Origami Star Wreath will be available for pick-up at the Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Take Home Workshop kits are for adults and teens aged 16 and older. They contain supplies and instructions and are accompanied by a short demonstration video posted on the Library’s YouTube channel at... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library Presenting Presidential Event

October 11th, 2020

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering tickets to a time-traveling presidential event. From October 19th through October 25th, the Library will offer admission to a virtual edition of Community Connections: The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns & Elections. The program welcomes Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Kevin Wood, where he’ll describe his campaign and election experiences over his eventful career when the very destiny of our nation was at stake. Admission to the event will be available through the Library’s website at http://www.bettendorflibrary.com. No registration... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library Lighting Up Homes With October Take Home Workshop

October 8th, 2020

The Bettendorf Public Library is inspiring creativity at home with its monthly Take Home Workshop for adults. Starting on Thursday, October 22nd, take home kits designed for teens ages 16 through adult will available for pick up at the library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. This month’s Take Home Workshop will feature Colorful Translucent Tea Light Shades. The kits contain supplies needed to follow along on the Bettendorf Public Library’s Take Home Workshop YouTube playlist and are free thanks the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. The Bettendorf... Read More