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Adult Programs

The Bettendorf Public Library is dedicated to lifelong learning, and we offer a wide variety of programs for all ages and interests.  You can see all of our programs and events on our calendar of events.  For those programs that require registration, that can be done online through the calendar of events, by calling 563-344-4179 or at a service desk in the Library.

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Programs at Home

During social distancing, the Library is offering programs for you to enjoy at home!

BPL Adult Chess Club Online
5:30 p.m. on the following Mondays:
April 13, April 27, May 11, and May 25

Mystery Book Discussion Group Online
Join us for Mystery Book Discussion on our Facebook Group

Get Lit Book Discussion Group Online
Join us for Get Lit on our Facebook Group.

Contemporary Books Discussion Group Online
Join us for Contemporary Books on our Facebook Group.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group

Always Connected

Never fear, your Bettendorf Public Library is always open! Here is your chance to explore how your library card puts a world of fun and learning at your fingertips. This challenge is set for you to discover all the benefits of your card from your living rooms. You'll earn badges (and bragging rights) for each activity you try. Have your library card ready. Each activity will direct you how to earn the badge for your virtual collection. You can register for a new account or sign in at https://bettendorflibrary.beanstack.com/ using your regular reading program account.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group


  • 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.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group

Get Lit Book Discussion Group

  • Meets monthly, year-round, usually on the second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Get lit is currently meeting at the Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.
  • 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.
  • See a list of books from previous years.

Get Lit

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Trax From the Stax

  • 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

Trax from the Stax

Craft-Tea

Craft Tea meets monthly. Bring the craft project you are working on, we'll provide the tea! If you aren't currently working on a project; don't worry, we always have supplies available. This is a fun way to meet other area crafters. See the schedule here.

Craft-Tea