October 5, 2010

News from the Bettendorf Public Library


Saturday, October 9, at 2:00  p.m. in the Bettendorf/Gilbert Rooms of the Bettendorf Public Library, Paul Ingram from Iowa City’s Prairie Lights Bookstore will talk about his favorite newly published books. He will highlight those which would be excellent for discussion and also those good for gift-giving.  As part of the hosting library’s Civil Rights Project, he will include his all-time favorite books with a civil rights theme. October is National Reading Group Month, so area book club members or club wannabes are particularly encouraged to attend. Books will be for sale. Light refreshments will be available. This program is sponsored by Scott County Libraries Together.


Tuesday, October 12, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Bettendorf Public Library’s Malmros Conference Room, librarian and Hugo Award Winner John Klima will lead a discussion of the classic “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury in which a totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.  Books are available on a first-come basis at the Information Desk.  This program is in partnership the “Big Read” at the Moline Public Library.