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2015 Summer Reading Program

Sign-up for the Kid and Teen Summer Reading Programs begins Monday, June 1st! Come to the Youth Desk to sign up and receive a reading log. The reading program is for all ages, and you do not have to be a resident of Bettendorf to register. Bring back your reading log by July 25th to receive a pr… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Blackman's Coffin"

MYS DECA  “Blackman’s Coffin” by Mark de Castrique, 2008, 255 pages

First in the Sam Blackman series.  The others are “The Fitzgerald Ruse”, “The Sandburg Connection”, “A Murder in Passing”, and to be published in the fall of 2015 “A Specter of Justice”.

Sam Blackman was a Chief Warrant Offi… Read More…

For Sale by Owner Sale this weekend in Faye's Field? We've got you covered

The Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation are holding their annual motorized For Sale by Owner event this weekend just next door in Faye’s Field. Whether you are getting your vehicle ready for sale or if you are in the hunt for a new set of wheels, we can help! Your Bettendorf Public Library ca… Read More…

Mother's Day is Over -- Make Something Cool for Dad

Did you know that you have access to a 3D Printer for public use? At only $0.25 cents a gram you can truly wow your dad with a one-of-a-kind item designed by you. Visit our Creation Studio Policy to see how it works. Get started with free sites like Tinkercad or Google’s Sketchup or take a look … Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Big House"

974.492 CO “The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home” by George Howe Colt, 2003, 327 pages
The author is from a formerly very rich Boston Brahmin family and spent 42 summers at this house on Buzzard’s Bay at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  The house had been built in 1903 and by t… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Forest Unseen"

577.3097 HA  “The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature” by David George Haskell, 2012, 270 pages, Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Haskell is a professor of biology at the University of the South.  He undertook the project of quietly visiting one square meter of ground in an old growth forest in Tennes… Read More…

Hedy reviews "No Such Country"

IOWA 973.0431 LU  “No Such Country: Essays Toward Home” by Elmar Lueth, 2002, 178 pages

I first learned about this book from John Price who undertook a literary residency for the Scott County Reads Together program several years ago.  He and Elmar Lueth both attended graduate writing programs a… Read More…

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