Bettendorf Library to start new book group Jan. 9


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Posted Online: Dec. 11, 2012, 2:52 pm
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Press release submitted by Bettendorf Library


The Bettendorf Library is pleased to announce the start of a new book discussion group. The group will be called Get Lit, and is for adventurous readers who would like to read something a little different than the normal book club fare. Selections will include edgy titles from a variety of genres, including fiction, biography, science fiction and horror.

Get Lit will meet at Old Chicago in Bettendorf at 7:00 P.M. on the second Wednesday of the month from January to May. Books for the January 9th discussion are available for pickup on a first-come basis at the Bettendorf Library Information Desk. Copies are also available for check out from area libraries, and some are available as a free downloadable ebook through the Bettendorf Library. Interested individuals who did not like the book, or who were unable to finish it for any reason, are still encouraged to attend the meetings. For more information on this or other book discussion groups, please contact the Bettendorf Library at 563-344-4175.

Get Lit is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Library.

















 



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