Past Events

Events which have already happened.
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.
Preschool Storytime - Pete the Cat Dec 29, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Library Closed from Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM to Dec 27, 2015 11:55 PM
The Storm Lake Public Library will be closed on Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, and Saturday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday.
Preschool Storytime - Christmas Dec 22, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime - Gingerbread Dec 18, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
CommUNITY Book Club - A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor Dec 17, 2015 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Storm Lake Public Library,
A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard. A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he’s not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season—he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.
Homeschool Program, Gingerbread Houses, 2:00 pm Dec 16, 2015 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Knit One, Read Too Dec 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Preschool Storytime - Gingerbread Dec 15, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
December 2015 Library Board Meeting Dec 14, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Storm Lake Public Library,
Monthly Library Board meeting
Book Babies Dec 12, 2015 from 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Preschool Storytime - Turtles Dec 11, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Pajama Story Time - Christmas Gingerbread Dec 10, 2015 from 06:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Mayhem in the AM Book Club - The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries Dec 10, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.
Nature Tots - Turtles Dec 09, 2015 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 - Turtles Dec 08, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime - Snow Dec 04, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
"Magical Adventures of Ralph and Gray Wolf" book signing Dec 03, 2015 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM Library,
Miracle on Lake Avenue Puzzle Contest Dec 03, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Join the Fun! Come to the SLPL and cheer on your favorite teeam! Which team will finish their puzzle first?
Friends Literary Basket Event Dec 02, 2015 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Join the Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library for their 18th Annual Friends of the Library Literary Basket Open House and Storm Lake United Business After Hours.