Explore the new I-74 bridge! The Iowa DOT virtual reality display will be at the Bettendorf Public Library from June 15 to December 31!*
*The display will be unavailable from August 10 - 15.
Creation Studio Drop-Ins
Mondays, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All ages can stop by and make crafts and projects in The Creation Studio. No registration is required. Creation Studio Drop-Ins are supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
June 4: Perler Beads Headphone Holder
June 11: Kindness Rocks
June 18: Water Bead Stress Balls
June 25: Origami Butterflies
July 2: Guitar Pick Book Thong
July 9: Scratch-Off CD Art
July 16: Duct Tape Pencil Holders
July 23: Christmas in July! Bead Ornament
Creation Studio Workshops
Creation Studio Workshops introduce you to arts, crafts, and hobbies. Participants will learn basic skills and sources for training and materials. Creation Studio Workshops are recommended for those in high school and older and require registration. Registration can be done online, by calling 563-344-4175, or at any service desk in the Library.

Saturday, June 2, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Local artist Angie Kilmer will introduce several different techniques and tools for leatherworking. Participants will create a leather bookmark and braided keychain to take home and have the opportunity to experiment with pyrography (leather burning). Registration is required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

In partnership with the Figge Art Museum, the Bettendorf Library is offering a special Sendak evening workshop inspired by the opening of the Figge’s summer exhibit: Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons. The workshop will be hosted by a Figge outreach educator and feature a brief presentation on Maurice Sendak. Following the presentation, guests will be invited to create their own Sendak-inspired print to take home. Print making can be messy, so bring an apron or old shirt, or just wear clothes that can get stained! Registration is required. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Palmer Grill, 2999 Middle Road, Bettendorf

Join us for a relaxing afternoon at Palmer Grill with local artist Angie Kilmer to explore some leatherworking techniques. Activities will include dyeing and braiding leather. Participants will take home a braided keychain and bracelet. This is a fun opportunity to create with a group of friends or simply connect with other DIY enthusiasts. Food and drink will be available for purchase through Palmer Grill, but participants are not required to purchase anything in order to enjoy the workshop! Registration is required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Saturday, July 14, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn hand lettering at this workshop led by Hannah Eddy of Nourished Lettering! Topics will include hand lettering/modern calligraphy terminology as well as basic strokes and techniques. Participants will learn hand lettering essentials and practice various techniques and styles as demonstrated by Hannah, ending with a final project. Supplies for this workshop will be provided, and participants will be able to take home pens and a workbook for further practice. Registration is required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Creation Studio Residencies: Angie Kilmer
Saturday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Local artist Angie Kilmer will be demonstrating the creative process of leatherworking and pyrography (leather burning) in our Creation Studio. Drop by any time to observe Angie as she works, ask questions, and try your hand at pyrography! Stop by to see her creative process! Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Storytimes are filled with stories, songs, rhymes, exercises, parenting tips, and more!

Storytimes will be on break from July 30 to September 4.
Preschool Storytime
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 3 to 5

Tales for Tots
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m

For children ages birth to 3 and a caregiver.

Yoga and Stories
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Experience your favorite stories told with yoga poses and demonstrated by certified yoga instructors. Recommended for ages 3 through 10 years old. Be ready to join in the fun! Parents are welcome too! Funding for Yoga and Stories provided by Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Child’s Play | Create: Explore: Experience
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Child’s Play consists of a 15-minute storytime complete with books, rhymes, and songs followed by 30 minutes of imaginative playtime. Playtime can be spent dressing up as various characters, creating puppet shows in the puppet theater, playing musical instruments, or making a craft. We also have various manipulative toys for building, pretending, discovering, and more! This program is best-suited for ages 2 to 6 years old, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Story Travelers
Saturdays, June 16 and July 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Book Discussion group for those in grades 2 - 4. Pick the book up at the Youth Services Desk and read it before the book discussion. Funding for Story Travelers is provided by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation. Registration is required and can be done by calling 563-344-4175, at any service desk in the Library, or online.


Saturdays, June 23 and July 21, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Book Explorers: Mock Newbery is an extension of our current Book Explorers Junior/Senior Book Clubs. Geared for grades 4-10, participants will meet once per month to review self-selected books looking for the most distinguished contributions to American literature for children, in hopes of discovering the next Newbery Medal Winner for 2019. Books for selection to read and review are available at the Youth Services Desk. Attendance at each monthly meeting is not required, but highly encouraged. Funding for Book Explorers is provided by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation. Registration is required.
Reading Assistance Dogs
Thursdays, June 7 and July 5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Children have the opportunity to read aloud to dogs from Quad City Canines. This is great practice for kids and helps them build their vocabulary and their self-confidence. No registration is required.
Thursdays in June and July, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday Theater is back and it will be EVERY Thursday during June and July. Stop by the library and enjoy these musical tales to really help you dig this year’s summer reading program. All movies are rated either G or PG. See a full listing here.
Sound Science
Tuesday, June 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Grout Museum presents the amazing science of sound through demonstrations of vibration, frequency, and the Doppler Effect with singing rods, singing pipes, and spouting bowls. Recommended for grades 2 and up. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Ventriloquist Chris McBrien
Wednesday, June 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Witness the magic, ventriloquism, and humor of Chris McBrien. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Lego Club
Saturdays, June 16 and 26, July 14 and 24, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come enjoy a morning of free-building with Lego blocks.
Dance Party
Wednesdays, June 20 and July 25, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Come get your groove on with popular children’s songs. Dance along with musical instruments, scarves, and more! This program is best-suited for ages 2 years old and older, but all ages are welcome to attend.
The Sound Lab   
Thursdays, June 21 and July 26, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drop in to do hands-on activities relating to the science behind sound. Hear (and see) sound in action! Children of all ages are welcome to this event.
The Magic of David Casas - Two Shows!
Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

See a mesmerizing show starring magician and illusionist David Casas, including fast-paced magic and audience interaction. No registration required. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

Wednesday, June 27, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Learn magic with magician David Casas. Registration is required. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Art-to-Go with the Figge
Friday, June 29, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A drop-in art project for children in kindergarten through 5th grade inspired by the Maurice Sendak art exhibit at the Figge Museum May 12 - August 12. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Rock the Library! with Jeanie B!
Friday, July 6, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Listen to the "Kindie-Rock" of Jeanie B! Award winning songwriter and acclaimed music teacher Jeanie B! will perform some of her popular songs. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Steve's Imaginary Friends - Robot Dance Party
Wednesday, July 11, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join Steve Couch and his imaginary friends for a robot dance party. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Teddy Bear Band Camp   
Drop-off: Monday, July 16, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pick-Up and Presentation: Saturday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Did you ever wonder what your stuffed animals do when you are not around? Bring one of your teddy bears or stuffed animals to the Youth Desk at the library for Band Camp! Leave your furry friend at the library for a fun camp where they will explore all things musical including learning about and playing different instruments. The librarians will take pictures of all the fun activities your teddy does while you are away. On Saturday, July 21, come back to the Library to see what your teddy did at band camp at the Teddy Bear Band Camp Pick-Up and Presentation! Those who did not drop off a stuffed animal are still welcome to come.
Snakes Alive!
Wednesday, July 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Are snakes slimy? Are they warm or cold? Join the Grout Museum and learn the answers to these questions and many more as participants get up close and personal with some of the most feared animals on the planet. This program is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Wednesday, June 6, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Everyone needs a globe that spins and reflects light. Stop by and make a mirrorball out of old CDs, hot glue, and some ingenuity. Registration is required. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Mondays, June 11, 18 and 25, July 9, 16 and 23, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Billboard supplies us with a great resource ( https://www.billboard.com/charts/greatest-billboard-200-albums) and your library supplies you with a great resource too: physical copies of the greatest music of all time. Why not come out on Monday afternoons to explore a curated list of some of the most popular music ever? We will listen to songs, look at reviews, and discuss why we think it’s popular and whether or not it should be. It will be a rocking good time! Check in each week to see which album will be our focus. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. 
Wednesday, June 13, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Are you new to Magic: The Gathering Commander and need to learn to play or build a deck? Then this class is for you. Registration is required. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

We will be outside making our own tie-dye t-shirts. Please meet in the Quad and then we will go outside together. Please bring your own white t-shirts. Registration is required. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Saturday, June 30, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Stop by to turn some containers into homemade drums. We will decorate them, use balloons, and make our own drum sticks. Registration is required. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Saturday, July 14, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to decorate a cake like a famous album cover? You will be supplied with a cake and various delectable edibles in order to interpret famous album covers. Cakes will be judged on theme, creativity, use of ingredients, and the ability of the judges to accurately guess your choice of album cover. Registration is required. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

It's time to party! We’ll have food and drink, and, best of all, a microphone! You choose your song and sing along with the lyrics. Registration is required. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Submission deadline: Monday, July 16, 5:00 p.m.
Presentation: Saturday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Register for this competition and prove that you have the talent to write a hit. All you need to do is write a set of lyrics and turn them in by Monday, July 16, at 5:00 p.m. You do not need to compose music but you may if you would like. Next we will meet for a presentation of the lyrics by the young adult librarian on Saturday, July 28. If you would like to present your own song please let the librarian know when you turn your lyrics in. Finally winners will be chosen by popular vote. Grab a pen, paper, and get writing! Registration is required. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
 
Read Local: Amelia Judd
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Author Amelia Judd will discuss taking a book from inspiration to publication. Outlining her process, she’ll talk about building and intertwining each of the contemporary romance novels in her series including her new release, Lucky in Love. There will be time for questions and answers following the discussion. Read Local is a partnership between the Bettendorf Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center.
Get Lit
A book discussion for adventurous souls. Held at Coffee Hound (3451 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf). Get Lit is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contemporary Books Discussion: Short Story Series
To go along with the music-themed Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock!, we will be reading music-themed short stories for Contemporary Books throughout the summer.

Short stories can be picked up after May 17 at the Information Desk. Newcomers are always welcome.

The Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin
Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Coffee and Doughnuts with Author Sherry Harris
Friday, July 13, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Meet Sherry Harris, author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mystery series. We'll have coffee and doughnuts and conversation! Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
June 4 through July 28

This year’s summer reading program is all about music! Learn how our Library rocks as you take part in the summer reading program and explore all that the Library has to offer!

The adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Updegraff-Sutton Family Foundation, the Dr. Robert F. Anderson and Karen S. Schultz Endowment and The Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
History of Classical Music in 1 Hour
Monday, June 4, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Marc Zyla, Principal Horn of the Quad City Symphony, will attempt to do the impossible: give an overview of the history of classical music in 60 minutes! From Medieval to Contemporary, Ancient to Experimental, you’ll hear it all!
History of the Blues with Hal Reed
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The History of the Blues takes us from the drums of Africa to Chicago Electric Blues. The journey includes African-American spirituals, songs of slavery, gospel music, and much more!
Guitar Circle with Craig Heidgerken
Saturday, June 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come explore the art of improv with Craig Heidgerken. In this session of Guitar Circle, the group will discuss the basics of improvisation with the philosophy that everyone can "jam." Bring your own acoustic guitar.
Drum Circle with Terry Hanson
Saturday, July 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Faye's Field

A drum circle is about having people of all groups and ages gather around and play hand drums and percussion together. It is a lot of fun! Percussion instruments will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own percussion instruments. No experience necessary and everyone gets to play. We’ll meet in the Library in the case of inclement weather.
Medicare Q&A with SHIIP
Wednesday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Get information and answers to your Medicare questions from a counselor with SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). Individual appointments can also be scheduled by calling the SHIIP office at 563-421-1096.
Saturday, June 30, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Let the Wild Rumpus begin! Join us for a guided tour and an exploration into the work of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak in this anniversary exhibition held at the Figge Art Museum. A Figge docent will lead an adventure in the museum galleries. Registration is required. Participants will meet in the Figge Museum lobby, located at 225 West Second Street in Davenport. This program is sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Knight Out Chess Club
Monday, July 9, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Palmer Grill, 2999 Middle Road, Bettendorf

Chess, drinks and food – a perfect combination! Interested in some casual games of chess with new opponents in a fun atmosphere? Then please join us at Palmer Grill and join in some bullet, blitz, or even standard chess. Best suited for those 21 years of age and older.
In July, Sheri Winterlin will have her Statue of Liberty collection in the 1st floor display case by the Information desk.

Are you an artist, a collector, a hobbyist with a passion for your craft and a desire to share it with others? Consider displaying your work on the Library’s art walls or in the display cases. You can reserve display space in the Administrative Services office located on the second floor of the Library. Call 563-344-4177 for more information.
The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours resume at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.

The Library is closed on Sundays through summer. Sunday hours will resume on Sunday, September 9.
Pages is the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center newsletter. It is also available in print and large print. For Pages information, call 563-344-4191 or email mlevetzow@bettendorf.org
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