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Hedy reviews "The Big Year"

598.0723 OB “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession” by Mark Obmascik, 2004, 268 pages

Starting every January 1, there is a competitive event called a Big Year in which a birdwatcher records how many birds he or she sees in North America over the next 12 months.  The prize is br… Read More…

Be informed about hot button topics with your library card

Bettendorf Public Library cardholders have a powerful tool for getting informed on both sides of issues. Our subscription to “Opposing Viewpoints” provides readers with opposing essays, statistics, articles about a vast variety of topics. Recently, major media outlets have been reporting about an … Read More…

Hedy reviews "A Walk Across the Sun"

FIC ADDI (also CDBOOK) “A Walk Across the Sun” by Corban Addison, 2012, 465 pages
This riveting story about human trafficking across the world from India to France to the United States overlaps with the story of a lawyer, Thomas Clarke, whose goal has always been to get rich and be a district judge… Read More…

Create something new with our 3D Printing Service

Whether you want to create a new good luck charm for St. Patrick’s Day or make something truly special for an Easter basket, your Bettendorf Public Library can help! We now have a 3D Printer available for library users located in Creation Studio. Visit our Creation Studio Policy to see how it work… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Jade Lady Burning"

“Jade Lady Burning” by Martin Limon, 1991, 254 pages, MYS LIMO
The Library’s Mystery Book Discussion Group’s theme this year is War and “Jade Lady Burning” is representing the Korean War.  Though it takes place in the 1970s, almost 20 years after the end of the War, the US Military still has a str… Read More…

Happy birthday to Smokey Robinson! Download one of his songs for free!

Bettendorf Public Library cardholders get access to 3 free songs a week with our subscription to Freegal. Celebrate a Motown legend’s birthday by downloading the classic “Tears of a Clown.” While there select a couple of others songs and then set up reminders to prompt you each week to get 3 free … Read More…

President's Day -- Which of your ancestors were alive when Lincoln or Washington was president?

Did you know that your Bettendorf Public Library card can help you trace your history? Your library barcode number can give you exclusive access to Heritage Quest. Once logged in you can see Census images from 1790 – 1940, view Civil War records, and access numerous historical archives. Discover y… Read More…

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