October

Book of the Day - The Sailor Dog by Margaret Wise Brown Oct 01, 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.
"Coffee and Newspapers" Oct 01, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 09:45 AM
Current issues of local newspapers and school newsletters will be used to read articles aloud for those wanting to improve their reading and comprehension skills in English. Whether English is your first language or if you are learning English as an adult, you are welcome to join this group. Meeting Saturdays October 1-November 12, with the exception of October 29.
Preschool Storytime - Spiders Oct 04, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Citizenship Classes Oct 04, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This 8 week class is designed to help students study for and pass the United States Citizenship Test. All applicants must have already started their path to citizenship.
Knit One, Read Too Oct 05, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Bring your latest knitting or crocheting project, and a sack lunch. Enjoy the company of other crafters while we listen to an audio book and finish up with a delectable dessert.
Friend of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct 06, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Buy as many books as you can fit in a bag for only $2! Proceeds support the Friends of the Library.
Teen Game Night Oct 06, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Stop by the library and play our Wii or PS2, eat pizza, drink pop, have fun!
Adult Line Dancing Class Oct 06, 2016 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Sherry Connolly, certified fitness specialist and dance instructor, will lead this beginner line dancing class. This program is for adults and teens. No experience necessary--Come to have fun! Wear comfortable shoes (no flip flops please).
Camino de Exito Literacy Class Oct 06, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
This is an adult literacy class for Spanish speakers who would like help with their reading and writing skills--regardless of current skill level. Classes will be held at the library from 7:00-8:00 PM on Thursdays from September 8th-December 1st. More information available by contacting Steven Mills at 749-2150, Brittany Garling at 749-2160, or Jared White at 749-2183, (Todos hablan espanol).
Preschool Storytime - Spiders Oct 07, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Friend of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct 07, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Buy as many books as you can fit in a bag for only $2! Proceeds support the Friends of the Library.
"Coffee and Newspapers" Oct 08, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 09:45 AM
Current issues of local newspapers and school newsletters will be used to read articles aloud for those wanting to improve their reading and comprehension skills in English. Whether English is your first language or if you are learning English as an adult, you are welcome to join this group. Meeting Saturdays October 1-November 12th, with the exception of October 29th.
October 2016 Library Board Meeting Oct 10, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Storm Lake Public Library,
Monthly Library Board meeting
Preschool Storytime - Bats Oct 11, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Citizenship Classes Oct 11, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This 8 week class is designed to help students study for and pass the United States Citizenship Test. All applicants must have already started their path to citizenship.
Nature Tots - Bats Oct 12, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The Nature Tots with BV County Naturalist Katie program is open for 2 –4 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Storm Lake Library at 10:30 AM. Each month is a different nature themed topic and will include: storytime, a snack, and an activity.
Mayhem in the AM Book Club - The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin Oct 13, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The Janissary Tree is the first in the series, and the year is 1836. Europe is modernizing, and the sultan of the Ottoman Empire feels he has no choice but to follow suit. But just as he's poised to announce sweeping political change, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind the killings? Deep in the Abode of Felicity, the most forbidden district of Topkapi Palace, the sultan - ruler of the Black Sea and the White, ruler of Rumelia and Mingrelia, lord of Anatolia and Ionia, Romania and Macedonia, Protector of the Holy Cities, steely rider through the realms of bliss - announces, "Send for Yashim." Leading us through the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, Yashim places together the clues. He is not alone. He depends on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and the Creole-born queen mother. He manages to find sweet salvation in the arms of another man's wife (this is not your everyday eunuch!). And he introduces us to the Janissaries. For four hundred years, they were the empire's elite soldiers. But they grew too powerful, and ten years earlier the sultan had them crushed. Are the Janissaries staging a brutal comeback? And if they are, how can they be stopped without throwing Istanbul into political chaos?
Pajama Story Time - Halloween Oct 13, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Come dressed in your Halloween Costume!
Camino de Exito Literacy Class Oct 13, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
This is an adult literacy class for Spanish speakers who would like help with their reading and writing skills--regardless of current skill level. Classes will be held at the library from 7:00-8:00 PM on Thursdays from September 8th-December 1st. More information available by contacting Steven Mills at 749-2150, Brittany Garling at 749-2160, or Jared White at 749-2183, (Todos hablan espanol).
Preschool Storytime - Bats Oct 14, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
"Coffee and Newspapers" Oct 15, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 09:45 AM
Current issues of local newspapers and school newsletters will be used to read articles aloud for those wanting to improve their reading and comprehension skills in English. Whether English is your first language or if you are learning English as an adult, you are welcome to join this group. Meeting Saturdays October 1-November 12, with the exception of October 29.
Election Year Lunch Time Film Series: "Wag the Dog" Oct 17, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Join us for our final Election Year Film Series movie! A 1997 film, "Wag the Dog," is a black comedy about presidential politics and the power of spin. Dustin Hoffman & Robert DeNiro star, with William H. Macy, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson in supporting roles. In his review Roger Ebert wrote: "The movie is a satire that contains just enough realistic ballast to be teasingly plausible; like 'Dr. Strangelove,' it makes you laugh, and then it makes you wonder." Light snacks will be provided at this showing and you are free to bring a sack lunch. Stop in for whatever amount of time your schedule allows! And watch for details about our next lunch time series starting in November.
Preschool Storytime - Pumpkins Oct 18, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Citizenship Classes Oct 18, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This 8 week class is designed to help students study for and pass the United States Citizenship Test. All applicants must have already started their path to citizenship.
Knit One, Read Too Oct 19, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Bring your latest knitting or crocheting project, and a sack lunch. Enjoy the company of other crafters while we listen to an audio book and finish up with a delectable dessert.
Adult Coloring Oct 20, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
A fun and creative evening for our adult patrons! Snacks, coloring sheets, and pencils provided.
Camino de Exito Literacy Class Oct 20, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
This is an adult literacy class for Spanish speakers who would like help with their reading and writing skills--regardless of current skill level. Classes will be held at the library from 7:00-8:00 PM on Thursdays from September 8th-December 1st. More information available by contacting Steven Mills at 749-2150, Brittany Garling at 749-2160, or Jared White at 749-2183, (Todos hablan espanol).
Preschool Storytime - Pumpkins Oct 21, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
"Coffee and Newspapers" Oct 22, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 09:45 AM
Current issues of local newspapers and school newsletters will be used to read articles aloud for those wanting to improve their reading and comprehension skills in English. Whether English is your first language or if you are learning English as an adult, you are welcome to join this group. Meeting Saturdays October 1-November 12, with the exception of October 29.
Preschool Storytime - Halloween Oct 25, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Come dressed in your costume!
Citizenship Classes Oct 25, 2016 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This 8 week class is designed to help students study for and pass the United States Citizenship Test. All applicants must have already started their path to citizenship.
HomeSchool - Revolutionary America Oct 26, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Area Homeschoolers are welcome to come to the Storm Lake Public Library and learn about Colonial America! Learn about our country's Revolution and make hand churned butter!
No School Movie - The Halloween Tree Oct 26, 2016 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
There is no school today in town so come over to the Library and watch a Halloween movie with us! Popcorn and pop are generously provided by the Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library.
CommUnity Book Club--"Lila" Oct 27, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
"Lila" by Marilynne Robinson, is this year's All Iowa Reads selection. Lila has lived a hardscrabble life on the road, until she unexpectedly meets and marries John Ames, the much older pastor of a small church in rural Iowa. As she adapts to her newfound security, she must also make sense of her turbulent past. "Emotionally and intellectually challenging, it's an exploration of faith in God, love, and whatever else it takes to survive." (Entertainment Weekly) Contact the library to obtain a copy and join in the discussion!
Camino de Exito Literacy Class Oct 27, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
This is an adult literacy class for Spanish speakers who would like help with their reading and writing skills--regardless of current skill level. Classes will be held at the library from 7:00-8:00 PM on Thursdays from September 8th-December 1st. More information available by contacting Steven Mills at 749-2150, Brittany Garling at 749-2160, or Jared White at 749-2183, (Todos hablan espanol).
Preschool Storytime - Halloween Oct 28, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Come dressed in your costume!
Annual Halloween Party Oct 29, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join the Storm Lake Public Library and Witter Gallery for our Annual Halloween Party. Activities include: a Costume Contest, chilling Halloween games, creepy Halloween crafts, the movie, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", Face painting by Storm Lake Art Club and Witter Gallery, win candy, and see some Creepy Crawlies with Katie Struss, BV County Naturalist.
Library Closing at 5pm Oct 11, 2016 08:55 AM
The Storm Lake Public Library will close at 5pm on October 11th, 2016 so our staff can go to the Annual City Employee Appreciation Dinner.