Global Gathering Korea celebrates heritage, culture at Bettendorf Public Library
Throughout 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 Tae Kwon Do demonstration Saturday, Oct. 28.
The complete program guide for Global Gathering Korea, visit bit.ly/GlobalGatheringBrochure.
Local author E.D. Martin to share short story collection at Bettendorf library
E.D. Martin will read from and discuss her short story collection, "The Futility of Loving a Soldier," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive.
Martin explores the physical and psychological effects of combat, both on those who serve and those back home through the points of view of spouses and children as well as soldiers themselves.
Martin is also the author of the women’s fiction novel “Yours to Keep or Throw Aside” and numerous short stories. She currently lives in Rock Island where she attends graduate school while working on her novels. Find more of her works at edmartinwriter.com.
The Read Local event will include a question-and-answer session, book sales and book signing.
Read Local programs are a partnership between the Bettendorf Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center, which highlights six recently published Quad-City area authors every year.
Bettendorf Public Library
Oct. 5: Reading Assistance Dogs
Oct. 7: Korean Alphabet - Hangeul Presentation
Oct. 7: Korean Alphabet - Hangeul Writing
Oct. 7: Story Travelers: How to Save Your Tail*
Oct. 9: Creation Studio Drop-in: Pom Pom Pumpkins
Oct. 9: Korean Ramyun Tasting for teens
Oct. 10: Get Lit: Global Gathering Korea
Oct. 10: Korean Ramyun Tasting for teens
Oct. 11: Read Local: E.D. Martin
Oct. 14: Bulgogi Cooking and Kimchi Tasting
Oct. 14: Mystery Book Discussion Group: The Investigation
Oct. 16: Creation Studio Drop-in: Korean Paper Fans
Oct. 18: Casual Coffee with All Iowa Reads Author Michelle Hoover
Oct. 18: Contemporary Books Discussion Group: Nothing to Envy
Oct. 18: Contemporary Books Discussion Group: The Vegetarian
Oct. 19: Trax from the Stax: K-Pop presented by Juno Lee
Oct. 21: Chess Club Exploration
Oct. 21: Lego Club
Oct. 23: Creation Studio Drop-in: Kinetic Yarn Rope
Oct. 24: World Affairs Council: Across the 38th and Back Again: Iowans in the Korean War
Oct. 27: Brown Bag Lunch Concert - Lewis Knudsen
Oct. 28: "Book Explorer's Junior: The Island of Dr. Libris"
Oct. 28: Tae Kwon Do Demonstration
Oct. 30: Community Connections: Korea Travelogue
Oct. 30: Creation Studio Drop-in: Korean Ddakji Game
Nov. 1: Medicare Q&A with SHIIP
Nov. 2: Reading Assistance Dogs
LeClaire Community Library
Upcoming events at the LeClaire Community Library:
Oct. 5: Mini Makers, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 5: Tinker Lab: Green Screen, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Most Haunted Places in Iowa with Paranormal Investigator Chad Lewis, 3 p.m.
Oct. 9-21: Friends of the Library Silent Auction
Oct. 10: Biblioteens, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 16: Seasonal Scenery with Burt Gearhart, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 19: Teen Advisory Group, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 19: Mad Mixture with the Grout Museum, 6 p.m.
Oct. 20, 21: Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale, 10 a.m.
Oct. 21: Pumpkin Palooza, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 24: Junior Explorers: Fire Safety, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 25: Adult Book Club: "A Great Reckoning" by Louise Penny, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 27: Drop-In Tech Help, 2 p.m.
Oct. 28: DIY: Holiday Gift Glass Block, 11 a.m.