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Adult Programs

The Bettendorf Public Library is dedicated to lifelong learning, and we offer a wide variety of programs for all ages and interests.  You can see all of our programs and events on our calendar of events.  For those programs that require registration, that can be done online through the calendar of events, by calling 563-344-4179 or at a service desk in the Library.

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Programs at Home

During social distancing, the Library is offering programs for you to enjoy at home!

Take Home Workshop: Colorful Translucent Tea Light Shades
Thursday, October 22

Light up your home with these beautiful, colorful translucent tea light shades.

Teens and adults can pick up a Take Home Workshop kit from the Library (while supplies last).  Learn how to create these colorful tealight shades with a quick video we will post online or use the printed instructions in the kit. On Thursday, October 22, kits will be available for pickup in the Library and the video will be posted on our Take Home Workshop YouTube playlist.

Adult and teens aged 16 and up only, please.  This Take Home Workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Contemporary Books Discussion Group

Final Friday Trivia
Friday, October 30, meeting room opens at 6:30 p.m., trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.

Get your team together to try and earn bragging rights to the title of Trivia Champion!

You can participate by yourself, with your family at home, or arrange other communication and play with friends who can't be with you.  One team member will submit your answers via the chat feature in GoToMeeting. Only one team member needs to register.

Final Friday Trivia

Craft-Tea
Thursday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.


Join us for our monthly Craft-Tea - online! Bring your current WIP (work in progress) and share it with us! Meet fellow crafters, see what they're working on, ask questions and be inspired.  For adults and teens aged 16 and older. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Craft-Tea Online

Mystery Book Discussion Group: November Road by Lou Berney
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Mystery lovers can join us for discussions of mysteries and thrillers. Books will be available soon after the previous month's meeting at the Information Desk. Mystery Book Discussion Group is currently meeting online via GoToMeeting. After registration, you will receive an email with the GoToMeeting login information.  Updates are also posted on the Mystery Book Discussion Facebook groupHere's a list of all the books that have been discussed by the Mystery Book Discussion Group since it began.

Mystery Book Discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Get Lit: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Get Lit is a book discussion group for those adventurous souls who would like to read a little something different. Get Lit is currently meeting virtually. Please register to receive an invite and access information. Can't make the meeting? Join us online in our Goodreads group Get Lit - Bettendorf Public Library or drop by our Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/bplgetlit. For more information email dotten@bettendorf.org.

Get Lit is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Get Lit

Adult Chess Club

The Bettendorf Public Library Adult Chess Club is currently meeting online! We have a group page on Facebook for discussions and club news, and will play matches on the completely free chess site, Lichess. We look forward to visiting with everyone online.

Adult Chess Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Adult chess club

Contemporary Books Discussion Group Online: Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
Wednesday, November 18, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Please register to join us for an online discussion of Go, Went, Gont by Jenny Erpenbeck.

This meeting will take place online via GoToMeeting.  After registering, you will receive an email with the GoToMeeting login information.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Contemporary Books Discussion Group

Contemporary Books Discussion Group Online: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Please register to join us for an online discussion of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

This meeting will take place online via GoToMeeting.  After registering, you will receive an email with the GoToMeeting login information.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Contemporary Books Discussion Group