Contemporary books discussions at the Bettendorf Library


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:23 pm
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Press release submitted by Bettendorf Library




On Wednesday, November 28, at 1:00 P.M. in the Bettendorf Public Library, there will be a Civil War Sesquicentennial discussion of "Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of a Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave" by Jennifer Fleischner led by QC Times reporter and Civil War buff Don Doxsie. At 7:00 p.m. librarian Hedy Hustedde will lead a discussion of the novel "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks. Brooks, who spoke recently at a Women's Connection of the Quad-Cities dinner, was inspired by the true story of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in the 1600s. Both books are available for loan at the previous month's discussion and after that on a first-come basis at the Information Desk. New members are always welcome.




















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
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