Upcoming Library Events


Special Events
Ongoing Activities

Special Events

Wednesday Matinee:

Wed. Oct. 5 ~ 2pm
Rated G ~ Supervision provided, & popcorn courtesy of Century Bank.

Wed. Nov. 2 ~ 2pm
Rated PG ~ Supervision provided, & popcorn courtesy of Century Bank.

Friends of the Library
Annual Used Book Sale

Saturday, October 15 & Monday October 17

Donations will be accepted starting October 8

Click here to visit the Friends page for more information.

Kids Treat Bags
Wednesday, October 19 - 2-3:30pm

Kids can drop in and join Ruth Wathen in the Children's Department to decorate treat bags.

Yoga for Teens
With Lea Fienup
Wednesday, October 19, 2:30pm

Teens grades 6-12 can join certified Yoga instructor Lea Fienup to learn stretching and relaxation techniques.  Beginners are welcome.  Please wear appropriate clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Registration is required, as well as a signed permission form.

Orma's Mission
Friday, October 21 ~ 4-6pm
Rev. Orma Mavimbela & Dave & Carla Harrington

Listen to tales of the circumstances, pressures, challenges and road-blocks orphan care-givers face in Swaziland, as well as the joys of living with African children.  After the program, you are invited to continue the discussion at the Sanctuary Restaurant.

Just the Basics
Computer Classes for Complete Beginners

Course Topics:
Mon. Oct. 24, 2016, 9:30am - Using the Mouse
Tues. Oct. 25, 2016, 9:30am - Meet Windows 10
Wed. Oct. 26, 2016, 9:30am - Internet Basics
Thurs. Oct. 27, 2016, 9:30am - TBA

Class size is limited, so sign up today!

The Library is Looking for

Used Toys


The library is looking for donations of used toys for a teen craft project.  The items can be damaged, stained or broken.  We are looking for stuffed animals, dolls both cloth & plastic, action figures, animals, vehicles & more.  Contact Joy Stortvedt if you have questions.  The items will not be returned.

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.


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.

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 weekdays, a volunteer will be available to assist you in converting your personal home movies on VHS to DVD.  The service is free, but you need to bring your own Read/Write DVD's or you may purchase them from the Friends of the Library for $0.50. 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. 24, 2016, 9:30am - Using the Mouse
Tues. Oct. 25, 2016, 9:30am - Meet Windows 10
Wed. Oct. 26, 2016, 9:30am - Internet Basics
Thurs. Oct. 27, 2016, 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.

September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15

Wednesday Matinee
On the first early-out Wednesday of the month @ 2pm, the library presents our Wednesday Matinee, a family-friendly film on our big screen.  Supervision is provided, as well as free popcorn courtesy of Century Bank.

Lego Club
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: 

Wednesday, September 21 ~ 10am
Wednesday, October 19 ~ 10am
Wednesday, November 16 ~ 10am

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

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