Upcoming Library Events


Special Events
Ongoing Activities

Special Events

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.

Norm of the North

Wednesday Matinee
May 4 - 2pm

Showing FREE on our big screen.  Snacks & supervision provided.

Friday, May 20 ~ 4:30pm ~ Library Auditorium

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

June 15 - Discover Iowa! Learn about your state!

June 22 - Miss D's RAGBRAI Art Day

June 29 - Lego Train World & Crafts

July 6 - Jester Puppets

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.

Color Me Happy
Monday, May 9 @ 2-4pm

Photo by Michael Maggs

Join us for this coloring program aimed at adults.  We'll provide snacks, relaxing music, coloring sheets, pencils, markers & gel pens - the rest is up to you!

Breakfast Club
4th Tuesday of the Month @ 10am

Next Meeting: May 24th

Cook Socialize Eat

Join Ashley Smith and Brenda Williams as they share breakfast cooking tips & healthy ideas.  Then enjoy your breakfast and chat with the group.


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.

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.

February 18
March 17
April 21
May 19

Kids & Teens age 8-14 are invited to the library auditorium on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm for Makerspace.  During this time, volunteers will be leading a variety of hands-on projects, from technology to arts & crafts.  What will you make?  Design. Create. Explore everything.  Contact Jan Frank-de Ois at 712-246-2315 for more information or to volunteer.

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: 

*Summer Hiatus ~ Fall 2016 Dates TBA* 

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

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