Opera Bus Trip
Sign up now for our bus trip to see Verdi's La Traviata as performed by the Des Moines Metro Opera. The cost is $66 for the bus and opera on Sunday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the Blank Performing Arts Center on the campus of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Seats are limited so sign up at the Information Desk today!
Page to Stage - Are You My Mother?
Saturday, March 8 @ 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at Bettendorf High School - With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book. The performance is being held at the Performing Arts Center at the Bettendorf High School.
Get Lit Book Discussion Group
Get Lit, a book discussion group for adventurous readers, returns on Wednesday, March 12. The book of the month will be The Dead Do No Improve by Jay Caspian Kang. This book group will be meeting at 7:00 PM at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Bettendorf (787 Middle Road). Books and complete schedules are available at the Information Desk.
Bridges of the Quad Cities
Thursday, March 13 @ 6:30 PM - Dr. Maryan Wherry will discuss the building of the five bridges located in the Quad-cities and emphasize their unique characteristics, individually and collectively. The presentation will be illustrated with lots of pictures. This is a partnership between the Bettendorf Public Library and the Scott County Historic Preservation Society.
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Win is a young man who believes with all his heart that one full moon he will turn into a wolf. He yearns for this transformation and comes up with elaborate scientific excuses every month when he doesn’t change. But he believes this next full moon will be diff… Read More…
“Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell, 2011, 400 pages, FIC RUSS
This is one of the most unusual fiction books I’ve read lately. I would call it quirky–and so detailed that it could be exhausting to take it all in. The more I thought about it though, the more it delighted me. Here’s how the pu… Read More…
“Skeletons at the Feast” by Chris Bohjalian, FIC BOHJ (also CASBOOK, CDBOOK), 2009, 363 pages
In the waning days of WWII a well-to-do Prussian farm family flees west to escape the Russian army. Eighteen-year-old Anna and a Scottish POW named Callum who’d been helping with the harvest have fal… Read More…
Lily and Taylor by Elise Moser
Taylor and her little brother, Mason, live with her sister Tannis. Unfortunately Tannis is murdered by the hands of her boyfriend in an act of domestic violence. Soon Taylor and Mason have to move away and live with their grandparents. Taylor is distraught over hi… Read More…
The Kingdom Of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
Once upon a time fairy tales were not animated musicals at your local theater. Once upon a time fairy tales didn’t have happily ever afters. Once upon a time fairy tales spoke of life’s cruelties and misfortune.
The Kingdom of Little Wounds is this la… Read More…
As soon as we get 24 people to sign up, we’ll remove TENTATIVE from the heading. We have an opportunity to see LA TRAVIATA performed by the Des Moines Metro Opera on Sunday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the Blank Performing Arts Center on the campus of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. They won’t ho… Read More…