Adult

The Bettendorf Public Library is dedicated to lifelong learning, and we offer a wide variety of programs for adults. 

Global Gathering Korea

Global Gathering Korea is a two-month celebration of the culture, heritage, and tradition of the Korean Peninsula.  Throughout September and October, the Bettendorf Public Library will feature programs and activities related to Korea and its people.  There will be displays of objects and art throughout the Library, as well as new library items available for checkout.  Our purpose is not only to enhance knowledge and understanding about the Korean Peninsula, but to respect and appreciate the diversity our neighbors with Korean roots bring to the community.  The program guide for Global Gathering Korea is available here, or view the Global Gathering Korea programs on our calendar of events.  The Bettendorf Public Library expresses sincere thanks to the Bettendorf Library Foundation, Friends of the Bettendorf Library, area partners, cosponsors, and presenters for their generous financial support and participation in Global Gathering Korea.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group
man reading book

  • Meets monthly, September through May, usually on the third Wednesday
  • Afternoon session is 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Evening session is 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Titles include both classic and current popular fiction and nonfiction
  • Led by volunteers from the group
  • Newcomers are welcome; no registration is needed
  • See the current schedule
  • See a list of books from previous years

Get Lit Book Discussion Group

  • Meets monthly, September through May, usually on the second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meets at Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Road, Bettendorf
  • Titles are more contemporary and possibly edgy
  • No reservations are needed, and Lit Lovers do not need to finish the book or like the book to participate in the discussion. 
  • See the current schedule

Mystery Book Discussion Group

  • Meets monthly, September through May, usually on the second Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Titles include literary criticism, biographies, true crime and fictional mysteries
  • Newcomers are welcome; no registration is needed
  • Let by volunteers from the group
  • See the current schedule
  • See a list of books from previous years

Trax From the Stax
sheet music

  • A music listening program, the goal of which is to expose folks to music with which they may not already be familiar.
  • Our curators will present a composer, genre, artist or style to participants.
  • Meets monthly, September through May, on the third Thursday of the month
  • Program starts at 7:00 p.m. and usually runs around an hour
  • No registration is necessary; open to the public
  • A diverse selection is presented; please be respectful and open-minded