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Bettendorf Public Library to screen local documentary

Bettendorf Public Library will host a showing of The Barn Raisers, a documentary by Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films for its upcoming Community Connections event Thursday, Feb. 22, at the library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive.

Starting at 1:30 p.m., the filmmakers will share their award-winning film about Midwest barns and the methods, styles and materials used to build them.

The event is free and open to the public.

Bettendorf Public Library to host Booker Bear awards

The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation will celebrate its Booker Bear Reading Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3 at the library.

Local first graders from Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley schools participated in the program by reading 10 books in one month. The celebration will include a pizza party and each student will receive program awards and a stuffed Booker Bear. The Booker Bear mascot and event sponsor Ascentra Credit Union’s Jumpin’ George mascot will be available for pictures.

Bettendorf students will be recognized Feb. 24 and students from Pleasant Valley schools will receive honors on March 3.

Students will receive awards at the following times:

Feb. 24

10:30 a.m., Mark Twain and Herbert Hoover Elementary

11:50 a.m., Paul Norton and Thomas Jefferson Elementary

1 p.m., Grant Wood and Neil Armstrong Elementary

March 3

10:30 a.m., Pleasant View Elementary

11:50 a.m., Bridgeview and Riverdale Heights Elementary

1 p.m., Cody and Hopewell Elementary

Bettendorf Public Library to host discussion

on women’s magazines

The World Affairs Council of the Quad-Cities and the Bettendorf Public Library are hosting Between the Covers: Shaping Feminism in Bangladesh and India at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive.

Speaker Dr. Umme Al-Wazedi, associate professor of English, and women’s and gender studies at Augustana College, will discuss the function of women’s magazines in Bangladesh and India.

The event is free and open to the public.

The World Affairs Council of the Quad-Cities is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to foster global education and international understanding within the Quad-Cities and beyond.

IONS-QC will meet March 8

The Institute of Noetic Sciences Quad-Cities Community Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Bettendorf Public Library.

C.J. and Lori Monzyk will present “Experiences at an Indian Ashram.” The next book club meeting also will be announced. The book is "Entangled Minds" by Dr. Dean Radin, chief scientist at IONS.

The program is free and open to the public.

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Bettendorf Public Library

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

Feb. 22: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m.

Feb. 22: Community Connections: Film-The Barn Raisers, 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 22: Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, 3 p.m.

Feb. 22: Tales for Tots!, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m.

Feb. 24: Child's Play | Create : Explore : Experience, 10 a.m.

Feb. 24: Chess Club, 2 p.m.

Feb. 26: Tales for Tots!, 10 a.m.

Feb. 26: Creation Studio Drop-In: Marble Sharpie Canvas Masterpieces, 3 p.m.

Feb. 26: Preschool Storytime, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 27: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m.

Feb. 27: Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, 3 p.m.

Feb. 27: World Affairs Council, 7 p.m.

Feb. 28: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m.

Feb. 28: Magic: The Gathering Club, 2 p.m.

Feb. 28: After School Kids Lab, 3 p.m.

Feb. 28: Yoga and Stories, 6:30 p.m.

LeClaire Community Library

Upcoming events at the LeClaire Community Library:

Through Feb. 28: Winter Reading Bingo

Feb. 22: Charlotte Blake Alston - Storyteller, 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: Drop-In Tech Help, 2 p.m.

Feb. 26: Escape Room: Stolen Goods, 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 28: Adult Book Club: "The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir" by Jennifer Ryan, 6:30 p.m.

March 1: Tinker Lab: Galaxy in a Jar, 4:30 p.m.


City Editor/Bettendorf News Editor

Liz Boardman is the Quad-City Times City Editor, manages the Economy section and Bettendorf News, and is the house Freedom of Information Act geek. A Rock Island native, she joined the Times in 2016.