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Bettendorf Public Library Event Looks At Founding Of The Quad Cities

May 7th, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting an event designed to explore our community’s roots with its upcoming virtual edition of Community Connections: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities. The program will be held on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 PM and is free to the public. Local historian Gena Schantz will trace the many careers of George Davenport and examine how he adapted his talents to serve and foster the development of the communities that surrounded him. Registration is required for this live event and can be made by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4922449... Read More

American Artists virtual event series returns with Time for Art event via the Bettendorf Public Library

April 8th, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library and Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House are offering another installment of its popular series, Time for Art. On Saturday, April 10th, Carol Ehlers will give a virtual art talk at 3:00 PM via GoToMeeting. This live presentation will focus on the Figge Art Museum’s current exhibit, “For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design” and will specifically feature the work of John Singer Sargent and Henry Ossawa Tanner. Registration is required to attend this free event and can be made by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4837466... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections event will explore Iowa’s rich African American History

April 7th, 2021

Iowa’s rich part in African American history will be explored on April 8th at 7:00 PM at Community Connections – Endless Possibilities: Iowa’s African American History. The online program will feature the African American Museum of Iowa as they highlight historical events and people such as York, the first African American in Iowa and member of the Lewis and Clark expedition to Iowa becoming the first state to officially integrate its public schools. This free presentation will take place via GoToMeeting. Those wishing to attend can register online at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4957090... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s Mystery Book Club to explore Noir classic

March 25th, 2021

Vicarious gumshoes, P.I.s, special agents and spies can find a home on the second Saturday of each month for the Bettendorf Public Library’s Mystery Book Club. The group discusses mysteries and thrillers and always welcomes new members. The next Mystery Book Club will be held online on April 10th at 9:00 AM via GoToMeeting to discuss the mystery crime classic, The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley. Free copies of the book are available for pick up at the Library’s Information Desk or through the Library’s Drive Up Window and can be arranged by calling 563-344-4179. Registration is required... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library Offering Program Mark Twain Fans Will Love

March 17th, 2021

Are you a fan of Mark Twain’s tales of the Mississippi? 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.... Read More

Time for Art returns with virtual presentation on great American artists

March 12th, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library and Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House have teamed up to give the community another installment of  Time for Art. On Saturday, March 13th, Carol Ehlers will give a virtual art talk at 3:00 PM via GoToMeeting. This live presentation will feature artists showcased in the Figge Art Museum’s current exhibit “For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design.” Registration is required to attend this free event and can be made by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4837461 or by calling the Bettendorf Public Library at 563-344-4179. This... Read More

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