Past Events

Events which have already happened.
The Searchers--Great Directors Film Series May 08, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
This month's Monday matinee is The Searchers, a 1956 western directed by John Ford. The film stars John Wayne as Ethan Edwards, a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece, played by Natalie Wood. Roger Ebert found Ethan Edwards to be "one of the most compelling characters Ford and Wayne ever created." Although The Searchers received no Academy Award nominations, it has come to be considered a masterpiece by critics, and was named the greatest American western by the American Film Institute in 2008. We will begin the movie at 1:00 PM and light snacks will be served.
Preschool Storytime - A & B May 05, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Knit One, Read Too May 03, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Bring you latest knitting or crocheting project to the Storm Lake Public Library and a sack lunch and enjoy the company of other crafters while we provide dessert and an audio book.
Preschool Storytime - A & B May 02, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime - Moon Apr 28, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
CommUnity Book Club--The Painted Drum Apr 27, 2017 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich, tells the story of Faye Travers, a woman who discovers a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts, all part of an estate she has been asked to appraise. Most of the items are unsurprising, save one: a rare drum ornamented with symbols Faye doesn't recognize. Then--without touching the instrument--Faye hears it sound. So begins an illuminating journey into the past and the future, following the passage of the drum and the lives it has been a part of. The Chicago Tribune says Louise Erdrich "writes with a warrior's heart and a poet's voice." Contact the library to obtain a copy of The Painted Drum and join in the discussion.
Preschool Storytime - Moon Apr 25, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime - Sun Apr 21, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Adult Coloring Night Apr 20, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
All adults are welcome to participate in a fun and creative coloring night! Coloring pages, pencils, and refreshments provided.
Knit One, Read Too Apr 19, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Bring you latest knitting or crocheting project to the Storm Lake Public Library and a sack lunch and enjoy the company of other crafters while we provide dessert and an audio book.
Preschool Storytime - Sun Apr 18, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Library Closed for Easter from Apr 14, 2017 12:00 AM to Apr 15, 2017 11:55 PM
The Storm Lake Public Library will be closed for the Easter holiday on Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15 2017. We will reopen on Monday, April 17th, 2017 for normal business hours.
Pajama Story Time Apr 13, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Come dressed in Pajamas if you so choose!
Soup, Sweet & A Song Social Apr 13, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Join us for our Patron Appreciation Day event. Stop in to enjoy a cup of soup and a sweet treat. Enjoy a medley of springtime songs played by Candy Clough and sign up to win one of our door prizes!
Mayhem in the AM Book Club - Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky Apr 13, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone soon enough -- the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead. Who's V.I.'s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she's got it figured, things are hotter -- and deadlier -- than Chicago in July. V.I.'s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman's life.
School's Out Movie - Finding Dory Apr 12, 2017 11:40 AM
Nature Tots - Rabbits Apr 12, 2017 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 animals, read a story, have a craft, and finish with a snack.
Poetry Reading & Party Apr 11, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Poet and BVU English professor, Gwen Hart, will present some of her original poems beginning at 5:30. Around 6:00 the party portion of the program will begin. Dr. Hart and some of her students will lead participants in creating poems of their own using some fun, creative, and crafty activities! This program is for adults and middle to high school aged youth.
Preschool Storytime - Easter Apr 11, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
April 2017 Library Board Meeting Apr 10, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Storm Lake Public Library,
Monthly Library Board meeting