Upcoming Library Events


Special Events
Ongoing Activities

Special Events

Library Closings:

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 - Independence Day

Thursday Evenings - 5-9pm

New at the library!  Join us on Thursday nights for board games and card games.  Challenge your family, friends or a stranger with a game from the library's collection.

Thurs. May 19 - 6:30pm
Tues. May 31 - 3pm

Showing FREE on our big screen.  See the movie before Nancy Trask's program on Iowa Monuments Man George Stout on June 2nd.

Children's Summer Reading Program 2016 - Wednesdays @ 1:30pm

June 8 - Blank Park Zoo ~ Animal Athletes

June 15 - Amazing! Awesome! Iowa for Kids! with Dan Kaercher

June 22 - Miss D's RAGBRAI Art Day

June 29 - Lego Train World & Crafts

July 6 - Jester Puppets ~ H.E.R.O.S.

1st Thurs. of the Month @ 3-5pm
June 2 - July 7 - August 4

Drop in and play with Legos on these Thursday afternoons. Supervision provided by Friends of the Shenandoah Public Library.

Teen Summer Reading Program 2016

Read Books
Earn Points
Win Stuff
Get a free book, poster & library fines forgiven

Sign up starts June 1st - Grades 6-12!

Pool Noodle Obstacle Course
Thurs. June 9th, 3pm ~ Priest Park

Join us for a chance to run this fun obstacle course.  A permission & waiver form signed by a parent/guardian is required: Print out a copy here.

Hunger Games Movie Marathon
Thursday, June 30

3pm ~ Mockingjay Pt. 1
6pm ~ Mockingjay Pt. 2

There will be a ~50 min. intermission between movies.  Both movies are free & open to the public on our big screen.  Popcorn provided by Century Bank.  Both films are rated PG-13.

Life-Sized Clue
Tuesday, July 12 - 6:30-8pm

Everyone of all ages is invited to join us for a couple of games of Life-Sized Clue.  The library auditorium will be a giant Clue board, and you the movers and teams of detectives!  Registration is required, so sign up at the library desk.


Ongoing Activities

What's On Your Nightstand?
What's On Your Nightstand?  is a book club with a twist.  All the participants have a chance to share about the books that they have been reading lately.  Held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at noon, everyone can bring a sack lunch and the stack of books from their nightstand or beside their armchair or...
For more information, contact Carrie Falk at 712-246-2315.

Library Reading Club
The Reading Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am in the North Room of the library.  Each month a new book will be selected for discussion during the following month's meeting.  For more information, contact Jan Frank-de Ois at 712-246-2315.

Blood Pressure Clinics
Page County Public Health provides free blood pressure screenings on the second Monday of each month from 11:00am to 11:45am.  For more details, contact Carmen at Page County Public Health - 712-246-2332.

Color Me Happy
Adults are welcome to join us for coloring & relaxation on the 2nd Monday of the month from 2-4pm.  Enjoy relaxing music, snacks & great company as you color your cares away.  We provide coloring sheets and supplies, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Breakfast Club
Join Ashley Smith & Brenda Williams on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10 am to Cook ~ Socialize ~ Eat.  They'll show you how to prepare easy & healthy recipes, and then enjoy sitting down with the other participants to enjoy the feast!

Mah Jongg @ the Library
Drop by the Children's Department every Thursday at 2pm for an exciting game of Mah Jongg.  Beginners are welcome!

VHS to DVD Conversion
On the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month between 2-4pm, a volunteer will be available to assist you in converting your personal home movies on VHS to DVD.  The conversion takes place in real-time, so be prepared to wait for the duration of the movie or to start conversion and return at the end of the film.  Contact Liz at the library for more information - 712-246-2315.

Homebound Delivery
The Shenandoah Public Library offers homebound delivery of library materials to patrons in Shenandoah city limits who can't get to the library because of temporary hardship due to major illness, an ongoing need due to physical handicap, long-term illness, or homebound seniors.  You will receive personalized visits, no overdue fines, longer lending periods (8 weeks), and delivery right to your front door.  Delivery will be made on the 1st and/or 3rd Friday of the month, and participants will need to call in their requests by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to delivery.  Librarians will work with you to select books that are to your taste.  Call Carrie or Liz at the library for more information or to sign up: 712-246-2315.

Tablet Club
Bring your tablet to the library on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1-2pm to share tips & tricks with other users and find out about cool new apps.  Call Carrie Falk at the library for more information: 712-246-2315.

Computer Classes
The library is offering a series of beginning computer classes called "Just the Basics."  The topics are very basic and designed for adults with very little or no computer experience.  Each class lasts about a half-hour followed by a half hour of practice and question time.   Call Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 with any questions or to sign up.

Course Topics:
Mon. Oct. 26, 2015, 9:30am - Basics 101: A Crash Course on Computers & the Internet
Tues. Oct. 27, 2015, 9:30am - E-mail Basics
Wed. Oct. 28, 2015, 9:30am - Online Job Applications
Thurs. Oct. 29, 2015, 9:30am - TBA

Magic: The Gathering
Come to the library auditorium on the following Thursdays (typically the 3rd Thurs. of the month) from 4-5:30pm to play the trading card game Magic: The Gathering.  We'll provide the snacks, but you need to bring your own deck or borrow one from someone in the group.  Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.

June 16
July 21 *Special Event* 5-9pm
August 18
September 15

Lego Club
*Summer Hiatus* - Lego Free Play is 1st Thurs. of the Month 3-5pm

Kids & teens ages 5 and up can come to the library auditorium on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5pm for Lego building fun during Lego Club.  First, we'll have snacks and look at pictures of cool Lego creations based on our theme, then you'll get a chance to build your own design out of Legos from the library's extensive collection.  Contact Joy Stortvedt at 712-246-2315 for more information.

Preschool Storytime
Join the fun at our storytimes when we share books, puppet plays, rhymes and action songs with preschoolers and their families.  Children from the community are invited to join the storytimes in the Story Garden on the following dates: 

*Summer Hiatus ~ Fall 2016 Dates TBA* 

Contact Liz Trippler at 712-246-2624 for more information.

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