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Hedy reviews "The Tragedy of Arthur"

FIC PHIL (also CDBOOK) “The Tragedy of Arthur” by Arthur Phillips, 2011, 380 pages

Phillips is an extremely clever and creative writer.  Even though the character is this novel is also a novelist named Arthur Phillips, it’s not supposed to be autobiographical.  The plot concerns the main charac… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Quiet American"

FIC GREE (also DVD DRAMA QUIET)  Greene, Graham. “The Quiet American”, 1955, 180 pages

There are two main plots: the French battle with the Viet Minh in Vietnam with Americans advising on the sidelines in the 1950s and a love triangle involving an older British journalist, a young American medic… Read More…

In the News: Download music from "The Day the Music Died"

The NTSB is re-examining the fateful 1958 crash dubbed “The Day the Music Died.” Bettendorf Public Library cardholders can download 3 free songs a week through our subscription to Freegal. Honor these legend’s memories by listening to their music. Whether you choose Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens a… Read More…

"A Welcome Place: Quad City Jewish Heritage" Exhibit on 2nd floor Art Walls C and D

Did you know that your Louis Rich turkey sandwich represents Quad City Jewish history? Or did you know that riverboat gambling and the millions of dollars given back to the community happened thanks to one Jewish man? Working with Guest Curator Dr. Art Pitz and members of the Jewish community, The P… Read More…

Thinking about summer jobs or internships?

If you are searching for employment then your Bettendorf Public Library card can help! Check out our Career Info page to gain exclusive access to tons of local job opportunities through our subscription to AtoZ Databases. Research companies through Business Company Resource Center. Use our subscri… Read More…

Happy Read Across America Day!

Your Bettendorf Public Library card gives you special access to a wide variety of information on today’s celebrated reading hero, Dr. Seuss! Check out great ways to celebrate the day at home and Dr. Seuss reviews, articles and more from our subscription to Literary Reference Center.  Simply enter… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Woman in White"

FIC COLL “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins, 1860, 671 pages including extensive notes and appendices

publisher info: “The Woman in White” famously opens with Walter Hartright’s eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter become… Read More…

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