Adult

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

Book a Trip Adult Winter Reading Program

Book A Trip Winter Reading Programs will start for all ages on January 7!  Register at the Library or online.

Starting January 7, register and then keep track of what you read.  Once you've fulfilled the requirements for your reading program, come into the Library for your reading award! 

You can sign up at the Library, or online at https://bettendorflibrary.beanstack.org. If you signed up with Beanstack for last summer's reading program, use the same login for for quick and easy registration.

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, year-round, usually on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Meets at Coffee Hound, 3451 Devils Glen 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