For Adults

Our Library offers a variety of programs for adults. See below for a list of recurring programs. One-time events and other non-recurring classes and programs are publicized on our home page, in the local media, and within our library. Contact us with any questions you might have! Our programming is generously supported by the Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library.

CommUNITY Book Club

CommUNITY Book Club has been meeting since 2002 to discuss popular and classic fiction and non-fiction books.  We meet one Thursday each month at 7:00 PM.  Titles are chosen by CommUNITY Book Club members and library staff.  To obtain a copy of the current monthly selection, or for more information contact the library. Click on our "Book Clubs" link on the left of the previous page for this year's titles and schedule.

July 27 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

August 24 - Regeneration by Pat Barker

September 28 - H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

October 26 - Bottomland by Michelle Hoover (All Iowa Reads)

November 16** - O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

December 14 - TBA


Mayhem in the AM Book Club

Mayhem in the AM is our mystery/thriller book club.  Mayhem meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM.  To obtain a copy of the monthly selection, or for more information contact the library.   If you love mysteries this club is for you!

July 12 - Dead Cert by Dick Francis

August 9 - Burglars can't be Choosers by Lawrence Block

Knit One, Read Too

Knit one, Read Too meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Bring your brown bag lunch and your current knitting or crocheting project.  We listen to the first chapter of an audio book while we work.  A delicious dessert is also served! 


Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring Nights are held periodically during the spring and fall from 5:30-7:30 PM on Thursdays.  Coloring pages, pencils, and refreshments are provided.  Our next scheduled coloring night is Thursday, February 9.


Film Series

We show one Monday matinee film per month.  Films by some of the most acclaimed directors in motion picture history are currently being shown for our "Great Directors" series.  The series began with four films from the 1940s and is moving forward with four famous flicks from each successive decade. Join us the second Monday of each month at 1:00 PM.  Light refreshments are served.  Upcoming movies listed below:

     Great Directors Film Series Schedule:

                June 12:                 North by Northwest                            Director:   Alfred Hitchcock 

                July 10:                  The Hustler                                          Director:  Robert Rossen

                Aug. 14:                 To Kill a Mockingbird                          Director:  Robert Mulligan

                Sept. 11:                Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?      Director:  Stanley Kramer

                Oct. 9:                    Bonnie and Clyde                               Director:  Arthur Penn


Puzzling at the Library

We almost always have a puzzle in process at our "puzzle table" with anywhere from 500 to 1500 pieces.  Stop by and see if you can figure out where a few of them go!  Contributions to this group effort are welcome!  

Additionally, we have periodic puzzle contests where teams compete for prizes to see who can complete their puzzle first.