Past Events

Events which have already happened.
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
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.
Knit One, Read Too Dec 02, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Preschool Storytime - Snow Dec 01, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Library Closed from Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM to Nov 29, 2015 11:55 PM
The Storm Lake Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26, Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Preschool Storytime - Thanksgiving Nov 24, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
National Gaming Day Nov 21, 2015 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Please join us for a National Gaming Day event. A wide array of games, such as our Wii and PS2, will be available for gamers of all ages! Pizza will be served afterwards with prizes.
Preschool Storytime - Thanksgiving Nov 20, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
CommUNITY Book Club - Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario Nov 19, 2015 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Storm Lake Public Library,
An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject. Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: “This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one.”
Knit One, Read Too Nov 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Nature Tots - Turkeys Nov 18, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Come by the Library and see Katie the BV County Naturalist and animal friend!
Preschool Storytime - Thanksgiving Nov 17, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM