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Read Local

Read Local is a program that hosts local authors to allow them to discuss their work and processes with the public.

Bettendorf Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center team up to bring in six different authors throughout the year on a bimonthly basis to share their work, as well as their experiences in getting a book to publication.  Please join us on Wednesday, December 11th, for a presentation on We the Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa, Volume 2.  Joining us will be Sarah Elgatian, a second generation Armenian-American with a lot of questions who writes lyric essays in order to grapple with them. She believes in long sentences, bright colors, dark coffee, and wicked clowns.  Among other places, her work has been featured in We The Interwoven, CrabFat, and Beholder Magazine. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Event |

TAGS: | PR |

Bettendorf Public Library
Phone: 563.344.4175
Fax: 563.344.4185

Mon, Jan 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 31 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Feb 01 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Feb 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

The Bettendorf Public Library has served the community of Bettendorf since July 12, 1955.  We offer Library events for all ages, and our meeting rooms are available for public use.  See more information about our meeting room policy at

Upcoming events

Wed, Jan 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Junior League Program Room

Wed, Jan 29, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Junior League Program Room

Wed, Jan 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Creation Studio

Wed, Jan 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Junior League Program Room