Adult

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

Snow Many Books, Snow Little Time
Adult Winter Reading Program

January 3 - February 11, 2017

Don't get left out in the cold!  Snuggle up with a good book this winter and joing the Adult Winter Reading Program.  Read or listen to 3 books and turn in your reading log by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 3 to receive your reading award.

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