Past Events

Events which have already happened.
Camino de Exito Literacy Class Nov 10, 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).
Pajama Story Time - Ducks Nov 10, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Mayhem in the AM Book Club - Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke Nov 10, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Haunted by the memory of his wife's murder and his father's untimely death, ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux spends his days in a fish-and-tackle business. But when an old friend makes a surprise appearance, Robicheaux finds himself thrust back into the violent world of Mafia goons and wily federal agents. From the Louisiana bayou to Montana's tribal lands, Robicheaux is running from the bottle, a homicide rap, a professional killer and the demons of his past.
Nature Tots - Ducks Nov 09, 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.
Preschool Storytime - Ducks Nov 08, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Remember Our Fallen Photographic War Memorial from Nov 07, 2016 01:00 PM to Nov 12, 2016 01:00 PM
The traveling memorial exhibit, "Remembering Our Fallen" will be on display at the library from the afternoon of November 7 through the morning of November 12. "Unlike most war memorials made of brick and mortar, this one includes both military and personal photos of our Fallen. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while hopefully, helping to lessen the grief of their families" (Remembering Our Fallen website). This exhibition is generously co-sponsored by the Alta Library Board, and the Rembrandt Library Board, as well as our own Friends of the Library organization. Our thanks extends to the Buena Vista County Librarians for their collaboration. Visit www.rememberingourfallen.org for more information on the exhibit.
"Meditation in Motion"--Chi Kung class Nov 07, 2016 from 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Ching Chi Kung Fu is a series of 18 flexing and stretching movements. These movements are designed to improve strength and balance, while focusing on breath. Repetition of each movement occurs in relaxing silence during the "Meditation in Motion" class sessions, led by Dr. Jo Bachman. Dr. Bachman has been practicing and teaching Chi Kung for 34 years and has a doctoral degree in Human Growth and Development. "Meditation in Motion" class sessions will last 45 minutes to an hour. A social coffee time will immediately follow for participants.
"Coffee and Newspapers" Nov 05, 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 - Elephants Nov 04, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Camino de Exito Literacy Class Nov 03, 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).
Teen Game Night Nov 03, 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!
Knit One, Read Too Nov 02, 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.
Citizenship Class Ends Nov 01, 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.
Preschool Storytime - Elephants Nov 01, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Book of the Day - It's A Book by Lane Smith Nov 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.
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.
Preschool Storytime - Halloween Oct 28, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Come dressed in your costume!
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).
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!
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.