Adult

The Bettendorf Public Library is dedicated to lifelong learning, and we offer a wide variety of programs for adults. 

Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading Program

Libraries Rock! summer reading programs for all ages start June 4.  Come back on Tuesday, May 29 for online pre-registration.  Click here for a full schedule of special events that will show you just how much our Library rocks!  The adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Updegraff-Sutton Family Foundation, the Dr. Robert F. Anderson and Karen S. Schultz Endowment and The Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

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, September through May, 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