Adult

The Bettendorf Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for adults.  Here are just a few; for a full listing of our programs for adults, go to our calendar of events.

Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program

June 3 -  July 27, 2018

A Universe of Stories is the theme of The Bettendorf Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Programs for all ages. Explore the wonders of our universe and learn about the solar system. Patrons are invited to try something new: learn new facts about space, read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and much more!  

You can sign up in person at the Library or online.

Online registration is done via Beanstack at https://bettendorflibrary.beanstack.org. You will be able to track your reading, contribute reviews, earn badges and never need a paper log again. This is a great way to participate in the summer reading program if you travel a lot, or if you have a lot of people in your house who are tracking their participation.  No more lost paper logs!  Sign up yourself, your spouse, and your kids at https://bettendorflibrary.beanstack.org.

If you want to register in person but use Beanstack we can help you with account creation.

You can even use it on your mobile devices through an official app.  Get the app from the Google Play store or the Apple Store.

Summer Concert Series

The Bettendorf Public Library’s wildly popular Summer Concert Series is set to kick of its 8th annual Summer Concert Series starting on June 6th. The outdoor concerts are held at Faye's Field located just south of the Library on 18th St in Bettendorf. These free concerts will take place every Thursday from June 6th through August 8th at 6:30 p.m., and will be held come rain, shine or oppressive heat. In case of inclement weather, the backup location will be inside the Library at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in the Bettendorf Room. All attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Attendees are welcome to bring food and drink to this program. Food and drink are also available for purchase.  Summer Concert Series is made possible by The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation and is sponsored by TBK Bank, Mel Foster Co. and Build to Suit. This year’s concert line-up includes:

6/6 - Ten of Soul (Funk)

6/13 - Joe & Vicki Price (Blues)

6/20 - Generations Band (Rock)

6/27 - Minus Six (pop)

7/11 - Mo & Co (Rock)

7/18 - Songbird Quartet (Jazz)

7/25 - Doggin’ Out (blues)

8/1 - Cody Road (Rock)

8/8 - Class of 82 (Synth-pop)

Contemporary Book Discussion Group
man reading book

  • Meets monthly, September through May, usually on the third Wednesday
  • Afternoon session is 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Evening session is 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Titles include both classic and current popular fiction and nonfiction
  • Led by volunteers from the group
  • Newcomers are welcome; no registration is needed
  • See the current schedule
  • See a list of books from previous years

Get Lit Book Discussion Group

  • Meets monthly, year-round, usually on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Meets at Coffee Hound, 3451 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf
  • Titles are more contemporary and possibly edgy
  • No reservations are needed, and Lit Lovers do not need to finish the book or like the book to participate in the discussion. 
  • See the current schedule

Mystery Book Discussion Group

  • Meets monthly, September through May, usually on the second Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Titles include literary criticism, biographies, true crime and fictional mysteries
  • Newcomers are welcome; no registration is needed
  • Let by volunteers from the group
  • See the current schedule
  • See a list of books from previous years

Trax From the Stax
sheet music

  • A music listening program, the goal of which is to expose folks to music with which they may not already be familiar.
  • Our curators will present a composer, genre, artist or style to participants.
  • Meets monthly, September through May, on the third Thursday of the month
  • Program starts at 7:00 p.m. and usually runs around an hour
  • No registration is necessary; open to the public
  • A diverse selection is presented; please be respectful and open-minded