Creation Studio Drop-Ins
Mondays in September, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
All ages welcome. No registration required. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

September 9 and September 30: Flaming Hearts
Creation Studio Resident Artist Ana Garza Moore will show how to create a flaming heart that you can decorate with paint, glitter, loteria cards, and other unique decorative materials from Mexico. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

September 16: Tissue Paper Butterflies
Pop into the studio where we’ll be making monarchs out of tissue paper. Join us as Figge staff lead this Creation Studio Drop-In. Every year hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the US and Canada to Mexico. Stop in the Creation Studio to make a tissue paper monarch of your very own! This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

September 23: Leaf Rubbings
Come learn, create, craft, and discover at our Creation Studio Drop-Ins! Create a leaf rubbing. We will decorate them for Fall in creative ways.This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Ana Garza Moore
Saturdays, September 14, 21, and 28, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come meet local artist Ana Garza Moore while she works in the Library’s Creation Studio for a special Artist Residency during Global Gathering Mexico. Ana’s work is inspired by her childhood travels to Mexico, where she visited each summer with her parents. In Mexico, she discovered the richness of her culture and was exposed to the passionate traditions of Mexico and its art. Ana collects found objects such as beads, shells, milagros, old jewelry, vintage cloth, photos, religious icons and anything creepy, spooky, or macabre. She uses small boxes collaged with other materials to create depth, mood, mystery and stories about life, creating small worlds in every piece. She loves it when her work makes others smile. Library patrons are invited to come into the studio to watch Ana work and ask questions about her artistic process, materials, and inspirations. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
The Crooked Cactus Band
Saturday, September 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Crooked Cactus band is comprised of eight diverse musicians offering the perfect mix of Latin and classic rock. What sets them apart is the dynamic trumpet section and guitar duo as well as their ability to fuse Mexican and American music. Musical selections range from Johnny Cash, The Mavericks to Carlos Santana and many different genres in between. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Andrew Collins Trio
Wednesday, September 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominee/7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins is joined by fellow trio string-meisters Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney to showcase a popular collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chambergrass and jazz, not to mention a dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage. Their dynamic genre hopping show is propelled even further by Andrew’s captivating lead vocals and James’ soaring harmonies. This program is funded by The Friends of The Bettendorf Public Library.
Brown Bag Lunch: Melanie Devaney
Friday, September 20, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Melanie Devaney is a folk-Americana singer-songwriter from the small town of Epworth, in Dubuque County, Iowa. Classically trained in piano and holding a degree in Creative Writing, her songs are stories from her own life’s adventures and the cast of characters she has met and created along the way. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the concert. Beverages are provided. Brown Bag Lunch is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Library.
Glenview Middle School Mariachi Band
Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Glenview Middle School Mariachi Band Program began in the fall of 2014 to meet the musical and cultural needs of their students. Starting with just 19 students, the program has more than quadrupled in size in its first four years of existence. The GMS Mariachi Band performs approximately 30 concerts a year at Latino fiestas and promotes Mariachi Band Education through sessions at colleges and universities throughout the region. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! To celebrate, we're bringing back our popular Food for Fines program! For every non-perishable (non-expired!) food item you donate, we will waive $1 in overdue fines from your library account. Unopened toiletries will also be accepted. Some exclusions apply; see library staff for details.
Storytimes are filled with stories, songs, rhymes, exercises, parenting tips, and more! Storytimes resume on Tuesday, September 3.
Preschool Storytime
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays,
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Children ages 3-5 are invited to attend these 30 minute sessions filled with stories, songs, finger plays, and action rhymes.

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

Tales for Tots is an enriching activity time for children ages birth through three with an adult caregiver. During the 30 minute session, attendees will hear stories, move to music, recite action poems, and learn fingerplays.

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 the 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. This program is best-suited for ages 2 to 6 years old, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Reading Assistance Dogs
Thursdays, August 1 and September 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 build self-confidence. No registration is required.
Lego Club
Saturday, September 7, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come enjoy a morning of free-building with LEGO blocks.
After School Kids Lab
Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This is an opportunity for school-age kids to have fun on early-out Wednesdays. The After School Kids Lab will alternate between making crafts, doing science experiments, playing games, and learning new skills. Drop in any time between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to create, have fun, or explore something new! No registration required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

September 4: Library Scavenger Hunt
September 11: Bendable Pipe Cleaner Person
September 18: Bubble Snake Maker
September 25: Board Games
Saturday, September 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A book discussion group for kids in grades 2 - 4. This month’s book is Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: The Amazing Mexican Secret by Josh Greenhut. Pick the book up at the Youth Services Desk and read it before the book discussion. Discuss and do activities based on the book at the meeting. Registration is required and can be done online, by calling 563-344-4175, or at any service desk in the Library.
Hoo’s in My Neighborhood
Tuesdays, September 10 and 24, October 8 and 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

These four sessions of STEAM Science for Kids will focus on Iowa’s Native Owls. The first session will be a presentation on some of Iowa’s native owls presented by the Wapsi Conservation Center. The remaining three sessions will allow patrons to assist in the construction of owl boxes. Younger attendees will have the opportunity to construct and paint a decorative bird house. The owl boxes will be donated to the Parks and Recreation Department for placement in some of Bettendorf’s parks. Hoo’s in My Neigborhood is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Dungeons, Dragons, & More!: Tabletop Roleplaying and TCGs!
Wednesdays in September, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Dungeons and Dragons has never been more popular. Have you watched “Stranger Things”? Heard about the game from Youtube or a friend? Always wanted to play but never knew where to start? Now you can come to the library and discover a new adventure each week. Don’t have a character? No problem, because we will have pregenerated characters on hand that you can borrow. Would rather play Magic the Gathering? We will also have decks on hand or you can bring your own tcg (trading card game). There is plenty of room for all types of fun. So stop in and discover new worlds of fun!
 
Get Lit
Get Lit is a book discussion group for adventurous souls. We meet at Crawford Brew Works, 3659 Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf.

Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Wednesday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Author Brandon Carleton will discuss his inspiration, the writing process, and answer questions from the audience. Read Local is a partnership between the Library and the Midwest Writing Center.
Contemporary Books Discussion
September’s book discussions are /Global Gathering Mexico programs, supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   

Wednesday, September 18, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   

Wednesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This Social Justice Book Discussion is held in sponsorship with St. Ambrose University. Leymah Gbowee will be the keynote speaker at the Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference on September 24, 2019, at St. Ambrose University. This book discussion and the Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference are free and open to the public.
Saturday, September 14, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Monday, September 30, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Based on his book of the same title, this program traces the evolution of a young man’s quest to uncover the stories of his grandparents’ harrowing past. Lederman flecks his memoir with black humor and refreshing candor, illuminating how the horrors of the Holocaust are transmitted through the generations. This program is sponsored by the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities, the Rauch Family Foundation II, the Moline Public Library, and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.
Adult Chess Club
Tuesdays, August 6 and September 3, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   

Please join us at the BPL Adult Chess Club! Ages 16 and up can stop in to play some casual games of chess. This group will be a great place to learn the game, meet new competition, and play un-rated games of standard, blitz, rapid, or any other variant. Adult Chess Club is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Come create your very own pocket shrine with our Creation Studio Resident, Ana Garza Moore.   Students will create their own shrine with small tins, using milagros, loteria cards, paint, rubber stamps, ink and other materials from Mexico to decorate their shrine. Materials are provided, but please bring a small photo, or other trinket to personalize your shrine. Registration is required and can be done online, by calling 563-344-4175, or at any service desk in the Library. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Craft-Tea
Saturday, September 14, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us for our first Craft-Tea! Bring the craft you are working on to the library and socialize with other crafters! We’ll provide tea (and water). Not currently working on a craft project? No problem! We will have colored pencils, paper, and other crafting supplies available. For adults and teens, or children ten and older with an adult. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Stories from the Barrio
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join Christina Kastell, Curator of History and Anthropology at the Putnam Museum, for a showing and discussion of “Stories from the Barrio,” a documentary about the Quad City Mexican American community. “Stories from the Barrio” is offered as a part of Global Gathering Mexico and is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Community Connections: Luchar es Aprender: Stories of Migration and Resilience
Thursday, September 19, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Micaela Terronez will introduce the history and stories of Latinos from Iowa by focusing on oral histories and personal papers collected in the Iowa Women’s Archives at The University of Iowa. Micaela Terronez is the Assistant Librarian for Special Collections at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from Augustana College and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from The University of Iowa. Her previous professional experience along with her historical and ethnographic research in several Latino/a/x communities, drew her to combine her interests in pursuing a career in special collections and archives. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
Trax from the Stax: The Evolution of Contemporary Mexican Music
Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us we learn about how Cuban and Puerto Rican influences helped to shape the sound of contemporary Mexican music. This month’s Trax from the Stax is led by KALA volunteer DJ, Javier Sanchez. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
World Affairs Council: Unknown Mexico: Mexican Indigenous Languages and Cultures
Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This presentation by Carla Paciotto, Ed.D., will focus on the wealth and health of Mexican indigenous languages and cultures, illustrating how maintaining linguistic and cultural diversity is key to preserving and restoring environmental health and, ultimately, life on planet earth. Carla Paciotto, Ed.D., is a professor of bilingual/ESL education at Western Illinois University where she teaches about culture, language, and education in the contexts of Indigenous and immigrant populations. Her studies span from Mexico to the US, Italy and Slovenia. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation. This event is also a collaboration between the Bettendorf Public Library and the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities.
Figge’s Mexican Colonial Collection
Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This program will give attendees information and insight about the Mexican Colonial Collection from the Figge Art Museum. Laura Wriedt, Outreach Coordinator, will share images of paintings and sculptures and will discuss the origins of the collection. The Mexican Colonial Collection documents the growth of painting in New Spain in the 17th and 18th centuries out of the traditions of European religious painting of the same period. This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our title sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.
In September, displays throughout the Library will provide exhibits of artwork and other cultural items from and about Mexico, as part of Global Gathering Mexico.
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