Adult

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

Build a Better World Summer Reading Program

Adult Summer Reading Program

June 5 - July 29, 2017

How can we build a better world?  We can try something new!  Read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and learn about new places.  The Library is your toolkit to expand your knowledge of the world!  Fill out the form below and print off your summer reading program log.  Bring your completed log back to the Library by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, to receive your award!

See the fun events happening at the Bettendorf Public Library this summer!

Adult Reading Program Sign-Up

Fill out the form, click Submit, and then print off your reading log!

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