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

December 3: Washi Tape Ornaments
December 10: 3D Paper Snowflakes
December 17: Altered Book Poetry
December 31: DIY Confetti Popper
January 7: Finishing 3-D Prints
January 14: Retro Button Making
January 21: Sharpie Art
January 28: Paper Daisies
Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a jewelry-making workshop with local artist Cindy Kuhn of ReClassified Treasure. Participants will create a pendant necklace out of upcycled materials and learn creative skills that they can apply to materials they find in their own homes or elsewhere. Registration is required and can be done online, by calling 563-344-4175, or at any service desk in the Library. Workshops are recommended for those in high school and older. This program is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Creation Studio Residency: 3-D Printing with Michael Stevens
Tuesday, December 18, and Thursday, December 20, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 5, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us in the Creation Studio to watch Michael Stevens as he uses a 3-D printer to print a variety of objects, from keychains and fidget spinners to parts for an e-NABLE prosthetic hand. Michael will also demonstrate the use of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) software and answer any questions patrons may have about 3-D modeling or other steps in the 3-D printing process.

Michael is a resident of Bettendorf. A Pleasant Valley High School graduate, he is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. After graduation he wants to work for an engineering firm doing CAD and prototyping. When not in school, his hobbies include wood working, ultimate frisbee, and, of course, 3-D printing!
Storytimes are filled with stories, songs, rhymes, exercises, parenting tips, and more! Storytimes will be on break from December 17 to January 6 and will resume on Monday, January 7.
Preschool Storytime
Mondays, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

For children ages 3 to 5

Tales for Tots
Mondays, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

For children ages birth to 3 and a caregiver.

Yoga and Stories
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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 AM - 10:45 AM

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. Child’s Play | Create : Explore : Experience will not meet on December 8 or January 5.
Lego Club
Saturdays, December 1 and January 12,
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Come enjoy a morning of free-building with Lego blocks.
Reading Assistance Dogs
Thursday, December 6, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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.
Art-to-Go with the Figge
Saturdays, December 8 and January 5, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Patrons 5 years old and up are invited to participate in a French-themed art lesson taught by a Figge educator. This program is being offered in collaboration with the Figge Museum’s French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 exhibit, on view through January 6, 2019.
After School Kids Lab
Wednesdays, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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 PM and 4:00 PM to create, have fun, or explore something new! No registration required. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. 

December 5: lilBits
December 12: Unwrap-It Game
December 19: Chalk-tracing Art
January 9: Create art using a Wiggle Bot
January 16: Magic Sand and Water Beads
January 23: Minute-To-Win-It challenges
January 30: Box Building with Makedo tools
Sign up for a book discussion group! Pick up the book at the Youth Services desk and read it before the book discussion. Registration is required.
Saturday, December 1, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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. Registration is required and can be done online, by calling 563-344-4175, or at any service desk in the Library. Attendance at each monthly meeting is not required, but highly encouraged.

Saturday, January 12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This book club is geared for grades 4-10. Participants will meet once per month to review the selected book. Participants will choose the upcoming months’ titles. Registration is required and can be done online, by calling 563-344-4175, or at any service desk in the Library. Attendance at each monthly meeting is not required, but highly encouraged.

Saturday, January 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Book Discussion group for those in grades 2 - 4. This month’s book is to be determined. 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. Funding for Story Travelers is provided by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
STEAM Homeschool Workshop
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Do you homeschool? Are you homeschooled? Then come out to our weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experience. There will be demonstrations, experiments, and discovery projects. Children will be separated into groups by age, interest, or skill. There will be an appropriate experience for children in 1st through 12th grade. No registration is required. Repeat attendance is encouraged, but not required.
Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Interested in Dungeons and Dragons or the Pathfinder roleplaying game? Then come out each Tuesday and Thursday to see what adventures are brewing up at the Bettendorf Public Library. Campaign spots fill up fast, so talk to Jesse or John for more information. Rather run your own adventure? We can help you out there as well. Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying will be on break from December 25 to January 7 and will resume on Tuesday, January 8.
Magic: The Gathering Club
Wednesdays, 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM

The trading card game Magic: The Gathering is popular the world over. If you have never played before then stop by and learn. If you are already a fan then come show off your favorite decks. We play all kinds of formats such as Standard, Pauper, and Commander. Magic: The Gathering will not meet on December 26 or January 2.
Saturday, December 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Patrons in 6th grade and up, as well as “new adults”, are invited to participate in a French-themed art lesson taught by a Figge educator. We will be taking a look at French Modernists like Monet or Matisse. Then we will attempt to paint a selfie in their style. Take a picture of your painting for all your social media accounts! Registration is required and can be done online, by calling 563-344-4175, or at any service desk in the Library. This program is being offered in collaboration with the Figge Museum’s French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 exhibit, on view through January 6, 2019.
 
Mystery Book Discussion

Books are available for loan on a first-come basis at the previous month’s Mystery Book Discussion and after that at the Information Desk. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Saturday, December 8
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Saturday, January 12
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Get Lit
Get Lit is a book discussion group for adventurous souls. We meet at Crawford Brew Works, 3659 Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf. Get Lit is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. 

Tuesday, December 11
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Tuesday, January 8
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Read Local: Aubrey Barnes
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Aubrey Barnes is a Rock Island, Illinois native whose passions for poetry and rap are deeply influenced by his faith and ancestors who paved the way for great art such as Langston Hughes, Gil Scott-Heron, and more recent artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Propaganda. Aubrey’s work appears on Ink Node, and he released his first full-length poetry collection, Unfin-, in January 2018. Following the reading will be a question and answer opportunity. Read Local is a partnership between the Library and the Midwest Writing Center.
Contemporary Books

Books are available for loan on a first-come basis at the previous month’s Contemporary Books Discussion and after that at the Information Desk. Newcomers are always welcome. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Wednesday, December 19, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Wednesday, December 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday, January 16, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Medicare Q&A with SHIIP
Wednesdays, December 5 and January 2, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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. SHIIP is a free, unbiased counseling program provided by the State of Iowa Insurance Division.
Community Connections: The World is Small
Thursday, December 6, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art’s exhibit Världen är liten/The World is Small features works by Swedish and Swedish-American artists whose practice brought them into conversation with Parisian Modernism. The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art’s staff will give us a presentation on the exhibit and its ties to the Figge’s exhibition French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. This program is being offered in collaboration with the Figge Museum’s French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 exhibit, on view through January 6, 2019.
Technology Skills for Job Seekers
Friday, December 7, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a job seeker? Do you have questions on how to use a resume template, upload a file or document, or save a document to a flash drive? Drop in to the Library’s Quad area between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 7, to learn how to use the Library’s computers for job search skills. Please have your library card and PIN with you as we will be using the library’s computer stations for this drop in program. Bring a flash drive if you wish to save documents; flash drives are available for purchase at the Information Desk for $8.
Brown Bag Lunch: Liv Carrow
Friday, December 14, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Liv Carrow explores the shadowy terrain of Appalachian melody and traditional balladry in its many forms, crafting songs both strange and familiar that invoke American roots music, the British folk revival of the 60s, pop crooners of the 70s, and freak folk of the ages, with a sprinkling of 90s alt-indie earnestness.  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 Public Library.
Trax from the Stax: Korah Winn
Thursday, December 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Korah Winn, guitarist/vocalist with the Milltown Band, will lead a presentation highlighting story songs. Spanning several musical genres, Korah will focus on songs that communicate stories that impact the listener. Trax from the Stax is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Trax from the Stax: Britpop with Shane Brown
Thursday, January 17, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the mid-1990s in England, a handful of rebellious bands came together to reclaim the UK airwaves with a sound that was anything BUT grunge. Unashamedly upbeat, audaciously anti-cool, and uniquely and unapologetically British, the press dubbed the movement “Britpop.” Join Dispatch/Argus columnist Shane Brown to discuss the highs, lows, and lesser-known bands of the Cool Britannia ‘90s. Trax from the Stax is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Community Connections: John Fliss
Thursday, January 24, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

John Fliss has been playing music for more than 30 years. John will play a variety of hits from the 1940s - 1970s, and spanning genres from rock & roll to country. Come enjoy the music! Registration is not required for this event. Community Connections is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Brown Bag Lunch: Melanie Devaney
Friday, January 25, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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 Public Library.
World Affairs Council - Rohingya Refugee Crisis: A Doctor’s Perspective on Health
Tuesday, January 29, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Naurin Ahmad, M.D. It is estimated 1 million Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh to escape genocide. The Rohingya refugee camps are without basic needs such as clean water, food, or sanitation. Numerous nonprofits and medical teams are traveling to the Bangladesh-Myanmar border to provide the basic human right of healthcare. This program is co-sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library and the World Affairs Council.
In December, Anne Jochum will have Santa cards and wooden Santas on display upstairs on Wall B and in the display cases near the Information Desk and the fireplace.

In January, the Kehoe famly will have All Things Disney in the display case near the Information Desk.
This is your last chance to view the Iowa DOT’s I-74 virtual reality exhibit at the Bettendorf Public Library. Stop in before December 31 to get a bird’s-eye view of the new bridge!
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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