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Beat cabin fever at the Winter Carnival!

By Maria Levetzow

The City of Bettendorf will be hosting its annual Winter Carnival event on Jan 20th, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Activities are being offered at the Bettendorf Life Fitness Center, the Family Museum, and the Bettendorf Library.  Here at the Library, we'll be learning ways to beat cabin fever!

The Library will be hosting free, 30-45 minute classes for all ages.  Anyone is welcome to attend any class; younger children may require supervision for some.  We'll also host a Little Hands site with activities for our younger patrons.  The Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will be our resident artists for the day, demonstrating their skills in the Creation Studio.  Stop by, ask questions, and learn about the skills needed to spin and weave.

10:00 a.m.

How to finish wood with David Rowland
How to make a fidget spinner with Library staff
How to make a log cabin quilt block with Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild
How to weave with Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild

11:00 a.m.

How to be Red Cross Ready with the Red Cross
How to do double pamphlet book binding with Library staff
How to podcast with Corey Fineran
How to download digital titles from the Library with Library staff

12:00 p.m.

How to use kitchen knives and make a quick pot of soup with Chef Stephanie Godke
How to do yoga for kids with Sharon Brooks
How to recognize fake news with Dr. Brett Billman
How to make no-sew hand warmers with Library staff

1:00 p.m.

How to start spring flowers and summer vegetables with Master Gardener Tom Monroe
How to play role playing games with Library Staff
How to play chess with Richard Rector
How to feed the birds in winter with Wapsi Nature Center staff


Shuttle service between locations will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and will make the following stops approximately every 15 minutes.

Learning Campus, stopping in front of the Family Museum  
Palmer Hills Golf Course (cross country skiing)
Crow Creek Park (winter trails)
Life Fitness Center/Frozen Landing (ice skating & LFC activities)