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Toddler/Preschooler Reading Program - Go Bananas for Books!

Go bananas for books in October by participating in the toddler/preschooler reading program! Even infants’ brains benefit from listening to the rich language used in literature. In this read-to-me program, your child will enjoy a brain boost, cuddling, and even an award when he or she is finished…. Read More…

Hedy reviews "King of the Mild Frontier"

King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography by Chris Crutcher, 2003, 260 pages, YA BIOG CRUTCHER (Also YA CDBOOK)

Crutcher is a bit older than I am, but basically grew up in the 1950s as I did, so I could really relate to the mores of that era.  The Library’s Contemporary Books Discu… Read More…

"I'm with the Banned" Short Fiction Reading here on September 25

An “I’m With the Banned” Short Fiction reading will take place at the Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, September 25, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Participants entered 52 pieces of creative writing of up to 250 words incorporating a line from a banned book.  The grand prize winner “Sales Pitch… Read More…

Vote now for most creative Banned-ana photo

When we first announced this contest months ago, we hadn’t realized the Library would be closed during the day for Staff In-Service Training on Tuesday, September 23, so we are opening the voting early.  You have to come to the Library to do it though. And while you’re here, take a look at the Bann… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Scent of Death"

“The Scent of Death” by Andrew Taylor, 2013, 499 pages, FIC TAYL

The Library’s Mystery Book Discussion group is delving into the theme of “war” this year.  Our first book takes place during the Revolutionary War or the American War of Independence as the British call it.  The point-of-view the … Read More…

Banned-ana Creative Photography Contest Deadline Friday September 12

The Great Endings Poetry Contest and I’m With the Banned Short Fiction Contest deadlines are past.  The final deadline in the run-up to Banned Books Week (September 21-27) is the Banned-ana Creative Photography Contest.  The available banned-anas have been given out, but you can use any bandana in… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Planet India"

“Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World” by Mira Kamdar, 2007, 335 pages
If you’re at all interested in India, you’ll learn a lot from this book on many facets of life there.  The cultural and historical material is fascinating. For example, the autho… Read More…

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