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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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Global Gathering MexicoGlobal Gathering Mexico is here!


Join us in September and October for programs and displays showcasing the heritage, arts, and literature of Mexico.

A printable pdf of events is available here.

See all our Global Gathering Mexico events and register for those programs that require it here.

See books, DVDs, music CDs, and more related to Global Gathering Mexico.

Global Gathering Mexico is supported by our Title Sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media, our Authorized Edition sponsor Morgan Stanley, and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group

  • Meets monthly, September through May, usually on the third Wednesday
  • Afternoon session is 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Evening session is 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Titles include both classic and current popular fiction and nonfiction
  • Led by volunteers from the group
  • Newcomers are welcome; no registration is needed
  • See the current schedule.
  • See a list of books from previous years.

Book Discussions

Get Lit Book Discussion Group

  • Meets monthly, year-round, usually on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Meets at Coffee Hound, 3451 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf
  • Titles are more contemporary and possibly edgy
  • No reservations are needed, and Lit Lovers do not need to finish the book or like the book to participate in the discussion. 
  • See the current schedule.

Get Lit

Mystery Book Discussion Group

  • Meets monthly, September through May, usually on the second Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Titles include literary criticism, biographies, true crime and fictional mysteries
  • Newcomers are welcome; no registration is needed
  • Let by volunteers from the group
  • See the current schedule.
  • See a list of books from previous years.

Trax From the Stax

  • A music listening program, the goal of which is to expose folks to music with which they may not already be familiar.
  • Our curators will present a composer, genre, artist or style to participants.
  • Meets monthly, September through May, on the third Thursday of the month
  • Program starts at 7:00 p.m. and usually runs around an hour
  • No registration is necessary; open to the public
  • A diverse selection is presented; please be respectful and open-minded

Trax from the Stax