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Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections Kicks Off New Season

September 28th, 2022
Bettendorf Public Library's Community Connections Kicks Off New Season

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... Read More

Ever Wonder How The Quad-Cities Was Founded? New Program At Bettendorf Library Explains It!

May 18th, 2021
Ever Wonder How The Quad-Cities Was Founded? New Program At Bettendorf Library Explains It!

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

Time for Art returns with virtual presentation on great American artists

March 12th, 2021
Time for Art returns with virtual presentation on great American artists

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

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

February 16th, 2021
Bettendorf Public Library and Black Hawk College team up to present resume building workshop

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

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 to host a scrumptious Community Connections in January

January 21st, 2021
Bettendorf Public Library to host a scrumptious Community Connections in January

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