January

Library Closed Jan 01, 2016 from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
The Storm Lake Public Library will be closed on Thursday, January 1 in honor of New Year's day.
Book of the Day - Sam and the Tigers by Julius Lester Jan 27, 2016 from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
From the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac 365 days of history, holidays, and events and 365 great children's books-one for each day of the year. Please call the Library to see if we own this title.
Book of the Day - Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan Jan 28, 2016 from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
From the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac 365 days of history, holidays, and events and 365 great children's books-one for each day of the year. Please call the Library to see if we own this title.
Book of the Day - Bill Peet: an Autobiography by Bill Peet Jan 29, 2016 from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
From the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac 365 days of history, holidays, and events and 365 great children's books-one for each day of the year. Please call the Library to see if we own this title.
Book of the Day - The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander Jan 30, 2016 from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
From the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac 365 days of history, holidays, and events and 365 great children's books-one for each day of the year. Please call the Library to see if we own this title.
Book of the Day - The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay Jan 31, 2016 from 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
From the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac 365 days of history, holidays, and events and 365 great children's books-one for each day of the year. Please call the Library to see if we own this title.
January 2016 Library Board Meeting Jan 11, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Storm Lake Public Library,
Monthly Library Board meeting
CommUNITY Book Club - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Jan 28, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Storm Lake Public Library,
THE GREAT GATSBY, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
Mayhem in the AM Book Club - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg Jan 14, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love. She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories--a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land. And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime... It happened in the Copenhagen snow. A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his death from the top of his apartment building. While the boy's body is still warm, the police pronounce his death an accident. But Smilla knows her young neighbor didn't fall from the roof on his own. Soon she is following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow. For her dead neighbor, and for herself, she must embark on a harrowing journey of lies, revelation and violence that will take her back to the world of ice and snow from which she comes, where an explosive secret waits beneath the ice....
Preschool Storytime - Bunny Tales Jan 05, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We will be reading the Bridge to Reading, http://www.bridgetoreading.com/, top 10 books for 2016. Our two books this week are: Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry Wolfie, the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
Preschool Storytime - Bunny Tales Jan 08, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We will be reading the Bridge to Reading, http://www.bridgetoreading.com/, top 10 books for 2016. Our two books this week are: Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry Wolfie, the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
Preschool Storytime - Animal Parade Jan 12, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We will be reading the Bridge to Reading, http://www.bridgetoreading.com/, top 10 books for 2016. Our two books this week are: Hooray For Hat! by Brian Won Wild About Us! by Karen Beaumont
Preschool Storytime - Animal Parade Jan 15, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We will be reading the Bridge to Reading, http://www.bridgetoreading.com/, top 10 books for 2016. Our two books this week are: Hooray For Hat! by Brian Won Wild About Us! by Karen Beaumont
Preschool Storytime - Dino Vs. Dog Jan 19, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We will be reading the Bridge to Reading, http://www.bridgetoreading.com/, top 10 books for 2016. Our two books this week are: This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne and Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! by Jake Tickle
Preschool Storytime - Dino Vs. Dog Jan 22, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We will be reading the Bridge to Reading, http://www.bridgetoreading.com/, top 10 books for 2016. Our two books this week are: This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne and Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! by Jake Tickle
Preschool Storytime - Book Battle Jan 26, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We will be reading the Bridge to Reading, http://www.bridgetoreading.com/, top 10 books for 2016. Our two books this week are: A Perfectly Messed Up Story by Patrick McDonnell and The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Preschool Storytime - Book Battle Jan 29, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
We will be reading the Bridge to Reading, http://www.bridgetoreading.com/, top 10 books for 2016. Our two books this week are: A Perfectly Messed Up Story by Patrick McDonnell and The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Knit One, Read Too Jan 06, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Knit One, Read Too Jan 20, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Nature Tots - Snowflakes Jan 13, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Nature Tots with Katie Struss, the Buena Vista County Naturalist will be here to talk about cool nature themed topics! Nature Tots is the second Wednesday of the month and starts at 10:30am and goes to about 11:30am. This program is geared towards 2-4 year-olds but younger and older children are welcome to come with an adult. Katie will talk about snowflakes, read a story, have a craft, and finish with a snack.
Pajama Story Time - Snowflakes Jan 14, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Book Babies Jan 09, 2016 from 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Frozen Party Jan 30, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Join us for a sing-along version of Frozen.
National Puzzle Day Contest Jan 28, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Are you a jigsaw puzzler? Then join us for our National Puzzle Day celebrations on Thursday January 28 2016! Teams of up to 4 people will compete against each other to get their jigsaw puzzle done first and win the prize! If you have any questions call the library at 712-732-8026. NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY, an unofficial holiday, is always celebrated in January. There are puzzle celebrations and events held at museums, libraries and other venues around the country. Crossword puzzles are the most common however, Sudoku is the most recent puzzle rage. There are puzzles that fit into the needs of every person and every skill level, for the young and the old. There are also word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, puzzle books and many many more.
Election Year Lunch Time Film Series: House of Cards Jan 18, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
The Storm Lake Public Library is kicking off a lunch time film series on Monday, January 18th for election year! If you enjoy politically themed movies and TV shows join us one Monday a month--we will have a film playing in our conference room from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Our selection for January 18th is two episodes from the BBC political thriller "House of Cards." Adults are invited to bring their lunches and enjoy watching with others. Attendees are free to come-and-go during the showing, so if you would like to stop in for part of the time during a lunch break feel free to do so. Some light snacks will be provided.