Contemporary books discussions at the Bettendorf Library


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 1:09 pm
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On Wednesday, January 16, at 1:00 P.M. in the Bettendorf Public Library, there will be a discussion of "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks led by Cecilia Magalhães. 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. At 7:00 p.m. librarian Hedy Hustedde will lead a discussion of the novel "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" by Erik Larson. 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: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
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