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Discovery Fair

Saturday, August 19

10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m

at  the Bettendorf Public Library and Family Museum

Classes and Experiences

*Some classes may have limited seating.

*Some classes may be more appropriate for specific age ranges.

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At the Library

  • Be a Clown with Brian Weckerly
    • Where: Bettendorf Single Room/Library 2nd floor
  • Butterfly Encounter Tents with Absolute Science
    • Where: Gilbert and Lilienthal  Rooms/Library 2nd Floor
  • Learn Magic with Michael Dyer
    • Where: Creation Studio Kelinson Room/Library 2nd floor
  • Painting with Watercolors with Bill Gustafson
    • Where: Creation Studio Kelinson Room/Library 2nd floor
  • Hands-On Science Stations with Absolute Science
    • Where: Hallway/Library 2nd floor
  • Little Hands Site
    • Where: Junior League Program Room/Library 1st floor
    • Activities for kids age 5 and under.

At the Family Museum

  • Rock Candy with Absolute Science
    • Where: Science Room/Family Museum
  • Face Painting / Balloon Creations / Caricatures by Erica Dalburg and Kira Shaff/ Tracy Nicholas and T.J. Regul / Bill Douglas and Leo Kelly
    • Where: Main Floor of the Family Museum


At Faye's Field

  • Stomp Rockets with Absolute Science
    • Where: Faye’s Field
  • Bubble Making Stations with Absolute Science
    • Where: Faye’s Field
  • Foam Fun with Absolute Science
    • Where: Faye’s Field

Title Sponsor of Discovery Fair

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Library Champion Sponsors

Imeg logoRepublic logo

MANY THANKS... our Title Sponsor Fortress Bank and our Library Champion Sponsors IMEG and Republic for today’s event. Also to our instructors and volunteers for their time and talents, to the Family Museum for their support and collaborative efforts, to the Bettendorf Library Foundation for funding and supporting our efforts, to the Library and Museum Staff for the extra effort that comes with a special event of this size and for supporting and promoting the idea of The Discovery Fair. And a HUGE thank you goes to Rick Brammer for his time and effort in organizing the event.

Bettendorf Public Library Foundation

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