Welcome to your Library wherever you are with downloadable magazines, music, ebooks and audiobooks, available at 
The Bettendorf Public Library invites you to complete a brief survey that will inform our program planning now and into the future. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your interest in the Bettendorf Public Library.

You can access digital storytimes and other events right from home! Check out these online programs at www.bettendorflibrary.com/youth-programs.

New episodes will not be posted in May, but previous episodes will still be available 24/7!
Mondays in April, 10:00 a.m.

Enjoy storytime from home with Ms. Christine, Ms. Abbigail, and Mr. Andy! This virtual storytime includes stories, songs, finger plays, and action rhymes. Weekly themes will be presented. This program is geared toward children ages 3-5 years old.
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesdays in April, 10:00 a.m.

On Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m., we offer a live storytime from our Facebook page. Listen to songs, stories, rhymes, and more! Visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/bettendorfpubliclibrary for stories and follow-along activities designed for preschool-aged children 3 to 5 years old with a different theme each week. On April 7, the Library will host Yoga and Stories instead of Storytime Live.
Wednesdays in April, 3:00 p.m.

Join us online for a remote edition of After School Kids Lab. Every Wednesday, we will post a fun science experiment, craft, game, or skill that you can do at home. Be creative, have fun, and learn something new! This event is best suited for children 5 years old and older. After School Kids Lab is sponsored by Quad City Bank and Trust.
Thursdays in April, 10:00 a.m.

Tales for Tots is a storytime for young children and their caregivers. It includes short stories, interactive rhymes, and songs that encourage interaction between a caregiver and the child.
Sign up for programs and find links to videos at www.bettendorflibrary.com/youth-programs.

Consider Cooking is a video series for teens, focusing on quick, easy, and healthy snacks you can make at home using everyday ingredients. Videos will be posted online through the Library’s social media channels on a regular basis. Tune in for some culinary fun! Consider Cooking is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Sign up for these programs or find links to videos at www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs.
You can also register by calling 563-344-4179.

Brown Bag Lunch performances are available online in the months of April and May. Please go to www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs for descriptions and links. Brown Bag Lunch is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Wednesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.

Presenter Abigail Hays of Dreamt by Design: Art and Organizing will kickstart your downsizing and organizing efforts with this live, virtual presentation. This free event will be held via GoToMeeting. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Thursday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.

The African American Museum of Iowa is a statewide museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and teaching Iowa’s African American history, and, on April 8, they’ll bring us a virtual edition of Community Connections highlighting African American history in Iowa. Did you know Iowa was the first state in the U.S. to officially integrate its public schools in 1868, just three years after the Civil War ended? Surprised? This and so much more is part of Iowa’s wealth of African American history. Registration is required. Community Connections is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Saturday, April 10, 3:00 p.m.

This art talk series will feature some of the artists whose work is exhibited at the Figge exhibit For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design. Our presenter, Carol Ehlers, is a volunteer for both the Figge Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. This talk will feature works by John Singer Sargent and Henry Ossawa Tanner. Registration is required. The next talk is scheduled for May 1 at the Butterworth Center, Moline. Time with Art is held in partnership with the Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House.
Fridays, April 30 and May 28
Meeting opens at 6:30 p.m., trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.

Get your team together to try to earn bragging rights to the title of Trivia Champion! You can participate by yourself, with your family at home, or arrange other communication and play with friends who can’t be with you. One person per team needs to register at www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs.
Thursday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual edition Community Connections where we will learn about George Davenport and the early history of the Quad Cities. Local historian Gena Schantz, author of The Trader at Rock Island: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities, will trace the many careers of George Davenport and examine how he adapted his talents to serve and foster the development of the communities that surrounded him. Registration is required. Community Connections is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Bettendorf Adult Chess Club
Ongoing

The Bettendorf Public Library Adult Chess Club is currently meeting online! We have a group page on Facebook for discussions and club news, and will play matches on the completely free chess site, Lichess.org. We look forward to visiting with everyone online. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
For details and to register for these virtual discussions, go to
or call 563-344-4179. These book discussions are sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Get Lit

Get Lit is a book discussion group for adventurous souls and is currently meeting virtually.

Tuesday, April 13,
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11,
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Discussion

Mystery lovers can join us for discussions of mysteries and thrillers.

Saturday, April 10
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Saturday, May 8
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Contemporary Books

Books discussed in our Contemporary Books Discussion Group include both classic and current popular fiction and nonfiction. Contemporary Books Discussion Group is currently meeting virtually.
Wed, April 21
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wed, April 21
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wed, May 19
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wed, May 19
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
These online resources, and more, are available to you with your Bettendorf library card 24 hours a day at www.bettendorflibrary.com/do-research-online.
Chip In for Literacy – it’s time for Birdies for Charity! Our Birdie Number is #590

The Birdies for Charity campaign is the perfect way for one person to make a BIG difference!
 
During this past year, your friends at the Bettendorf Public Library have been dedicated to making sure you retain the same access to an outstanding collection of resources and a fantastic line-up of programs that you have come to expect. 

• Free online programs and digital resource collections continue to provide remote access to information, entertainment and services for patrons of all ages, via any internet connection.
• Free public computers, Internet connection, trained librarian staff and software programs are available to assist you in navigating online employment resources, tax preparation, ancestry inquiries and homework assistance.
• Free Summer Reading Program helps bridge the learning gap for thousands of local school children.
• And we’re looking forward to the eventual return of in-person programming like our free Creation Studio, outdoor Summer Concerts, Global Gathering and many others!   

Your support to the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation – 
Birdie #590 - helps make this all possible!

A $20 gift will support the participation of 15 children in our 9-week Summer Reading Program!

Please consider a gift of $20 or more. You can donate securely online at: 


Mail-in pledge forms are also available through the Birdies for Charity website and the Bettendorf Public Library website

Remember to make your pledge to Birdie #590

We are so grateful for your support!
Sharon Sarver
Foundation Coordinator
ssarver@bettendorf.org
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