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Vote now for most creative Banned-ana photo

When we first announced this contest months ago, we hadn’t realized the Library would be closed during the day for Staff In-Service Training on Tuesday, September 23, so we are opening the voting early.  You have to come to the Library to do it though. And while you’re here, take a look at the Bann… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Scent of Death"

“The Scent of Death” by Andrew Taylor, 2013, 499 pages, FIC TAYL

The Library’s Mystery Book Discussion group is delving into the theme of “war” this year.  Our first book takes place during the Revolutionary War or the American War of Independence as the British call it.  The point-of-view the … Read More…

Banned-ana Creative Photography Contest Deadline Friday September 12

The Great Endings Poetry Contest and I’m With the Banned Short Fiction Contest deadlines are past.  The final deadline in the run-up to Banned Books Week (September 21-27) is the Banned-ana Creative Photography Contest.  The available banned-anas have been given out, but you can use any bandana in… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Planet India"

“Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World” by Mira Kamdar, 2007, 335 pages
If you’re at all interested in India, you’ll learn a lot from this book on many facets of life there.  The cultural and historical material is fascinating. For example, the autho… Read More…

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…

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