Past Events

Events which have already happened.
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!
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.
Preschool Storytime - Halloween Oct 25, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Come dressed in your costume!
"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 - Pumpkins Oct 21, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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).
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.
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.
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.
Preschool Storytime - Pumpkins Oct 18, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
"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.
Preschool Storytime - Bats Oct 14, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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).
Pajama Story Time - Halloween Oct 13, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Come dressed in your Halloween Costume!
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?
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.
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.
Preschool Storytime - Bats Oct 11, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.