Global Gathering Korea celebrates heritage,

culture at Bettendorf Public Library

Throughout September and October, the Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, will feature Global Gathering Korea, a series of programs and activities related to Korea and its people.

The two-month celebration of culture, heritage and tradition will include displays of objects and art, and new library materials available for checkout.

Featured programs include a Jang-mi Korean Dance and Drum group performance Saturday, Sept. 30, and a Tae Kwon Do demonstration Saturday, Oct. 28.

The complete program guide for Global Gathering Korea, visit

IONS-QC to meet Sept. 14

The Institute of Noetic Sciences Quad-Cities Community Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, at the Bettendorf Library. Patricia McShane-Gearhart will present “Creating the Container for Growing Your Intuition.” For more information, email

Book discussions featuring Korea

set for Sept. 20 at the library

As part of Global Gathering Korea, two book discussions will be Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive.

During the first discussion at 3 p.m., Marsha Smith, professor in the department of sociology, anthropology and social welfare, and co-chair of Asian studies at Augustana College, will facilitate a discussion of “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” by Barbara Demick. The book follows the lives of six North Koreans over 15 years. In that time, Kim Jong Il rises to power and a famine kills one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under a most repressive totalitarian regime.

At 7 p.m., Marian Lee, assistant professor in the music department of St. Ambrose University, will lead a discussion of “The Martyred” by Richard Kim. After twelve Christian ministers are found dead, allegedly at the hands of the Communists, Captain Lee is sent to interview the two survivors and hopes he can build support from Korean Christians for a war.

Bettendorf Public Library

For details about the following programs and more, please visit, email or call 563-344-4175.

Sept. 16: Workshop: Bojagi (Korean Needlework), 2 p.m.

Sept. 16: Book Explorers Senior: “Red Queen”, 3 p.m.

Sept. 18: Drop-In: Taeguk Fans, 3 p.m.

Sept. 19: Money Management 101, 10 a.m.

Sept. 20: Book Discussion: “Nothing to Envy, 3 p.m.

Sept. 20: Book Discussion: “The Martyred”, 7 p.m.

Sept. 21: Korean Songs and DVD, 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Traditional Music of Korea, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 22: Concert: Jim Ryan of the Gray Wolf Band, noon

Sept. 25: Drop-In: Grass Heads, 3 p.m.

Sept. 26: Lecture: International Adoption, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28: Korean Film Sampler, 7 p.m.

Sept. 30: Jang-Mi Korean Dance and Drum, 2 p.m.

Oct. 2: Zentangle, 3 p.m.

Oct. 4: Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, 9 a.m.

Oct. 5: Reading Assistance Dogs, 6 p.m

LeClaire Community Library

Upcoming events at the LeClaire Community Library:

Sept. 21: Teen Advisory Group, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Slime Science, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 26: Junior Explorers: All About Me, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 27: Adult Book Club: "Digging to America" by Anne Tyler, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 29: Drop-In Tech Help, 2 p.m.

Sept. 30: Storytime in the Park, 10:30 a.m.