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Book recommendations from Barbara Rinella

Thank you to the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation for a fun and inspiring lunch with Barbara Rinella! Barbara is an avid reader and a huge library fan, and here are some recommendations from her.

For a full list of Barbara’s recommendations, go to www.barbararinella.com.

Einstein, His Li… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Butterfly Mosque"

“The Butterfly Mosque” by G. Willow Wilson, 2010, 304 pages, 297.574 WI

American writer and journalist G. Willow Wilson, raised by atheist parents, converted to Islam and fell in love with an Egyptian man post 9/11.  This is her fascinating memoir of what attracted her to Islam, later what attra… Read More…

Banned-ana Photo Contest

HOW CREATIVE ARE YOU?  Enter our BANNED-ANA photo contest!

Pick up a free Banned-ana at the Information Desk (one per patron—while supplies last).  Wear it any time, but especially during Banned Book Week September 21-27.

Show your talent and win $50.00 by photographing the most crea… Read More…

Learning Campus Family Fun & Discovery Fair

Fun and free activities for the whole family!
Hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library with support from the Family Museum.

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"I'm with the Banned" Short Fiction Contest deadline September 2

The Bettendorf Public Library is partnering with the “River Cities Reader” on this contest commemorating Banned Books Week.

Enter the Reader’s 2014 Short-Fiction Contest: I’m with the Banned!

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Hedy reviews "Wild"

“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed, BIOG STRAYED (also LARGE PRINT, PLAYAWAY), 2012, 315 pages

Here’s how “Wild” starts: “The trees were tall, but I was taller, standing above them on a steep mountain slope in northern California. Moments before, I’d removed m… Read More…

Great Endings Poetry Contest deadline September 5, 2014



TWO LEVELS: Youth (middle school through high school)

Adult (past high school)

PRIZES: $50 apiece for two first-place winners The first-place poems will be read at the “Chris Crutcher and the Freedom to Read” program at 7:00 p…. Read More…

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