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Hedy reviews "Seeds of Hope"

580 GO (also CDBOOK, PLAYAWAY)  by Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson; Foreword by Michael Pollan.  “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants”, 2014, 420 pages

“Seeds of Hope” is almost like a memoir as the author talks about her relationship with plants and trees throughout her… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Sandcastle Girls"

FIC BOHJ (also PLAYAWAY)  Bohjalian, Chris. “The Sandcastle Girls”, 2012, 301 pages

The Armenian genocide took place 100 years ago in the Ottoman Empire.  Turkey currently denies that it was genocide, so there’s a great deal of controversy going on, especially during this centennial year. “… Read More…

Hedy reviews "American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting"

759.13 BI Biel, Steven. “American Gothic: A Life of America’s Most Famous Painting”, 2005, 215 pages

The impetus for reading this book came from a trip to Eldon, Iowa, to visit the original house Grant Wood used as the background for his 1930 iconic painting American Gothic.  If you haven’… Read More…

The Learning Campus Family Fun & Discovery Fair

The Learning Campus Family Fun and Discovery Fair is back! Enjoy a day filled with free learning and fun for the whole family! New this year will be a musical petting zoo, power lifting, a balloon class and more. We will also be offering, once again, some favorite classes such as face painting, … Read More…

Hedy reviews "Ties That Bind"

973 TI (also CDBOOK) “Ties That Bind: Stories of Love & Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps” edited by Dave Isay with Lizzie Jacobs, 2013, 203 pages

This was a “One Book One Bettendorf” title in celebration of the Library’s 60th anniversary on July 12, 2015.  Along with several … Read More…

Teddy Bear Superhero Camp

Did you ever wonder what your stuffed animals do when you are not around? Children dropped off one of their teddy bears or stuffed animals at the library for Teddy Bear Superhero Camp and then picked it back up at the end of the week. These are all of the pictures of what they did while the kids… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Founding Mothers"

973.3092 RO (also LARGE PRINT and CDBOOK) Roberts, Cokie. “Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation”, 2004, 359 pages

This was a terrific book to discuss on the July 4th weekend.  I learned so much about the women behind the men: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinckney, Deborah… Read More…

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