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Special Events

A green forest background with the words 'Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading Challenge stats June 1'.

Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge starts on June 1 and runs through July 31. It is open to all ages.

The summer and fall sides of a paper tree craft.

Four Seasons Tree Craft Kits
All July
Make your art at the library or take a kit home for yourself.

Red and yellow fireworks in a dark blue sky.

Closed for Independence Day
Mon., July 4
The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen for regular hours on Tues. July 5.

Magician Rick Eugene talks with a young girl from the audience during his magic show.

Magician Rick Eugene
Wed. July 6 @ 1pm
Be amazed and entertained by Rick Eugene and his sleight of hand.

A yellow Lego bullet train on a gray background.

Lego Train World
Thurs. July 7 @ 3-4:30pm
Bring your creativity and build with us. We'll set up the trains, and you build the world around them.

A glass ball reflects pinks, oranges and blues from sunset on a beach.

Bubble Stations
Wed. July 13 @ 1pm
Create a variety of fun and unusual bubbles and learn about the science behind them. - Outdoor Show

A marble bust of Shakespeare sits on top of a pile of books behind an open volume of one of Shakespeare's work.

Shakespeare's Legacy
with Jack Parkhurst

Thurs. July 14 @ 6pm
Theater educator, and professional director Jack Parkhurst and his wife Joan, an actress and professor, have been collecting antique books related to Shakespeare for the past twenty years. They love to share the legacy of Shakespeare and the printers of the time with others.

A fire truck in motion on a residential street.

Fire Safety
Wed. July 20 @ 1pm
See a real fire truck and learn how to keep yourself and our community safe. Brought to you by the Shenandoah Fire Department.

An elderly elf with a walking stick in front of a mountainous background.

Commander Night ~ Magic the Gathering
Thurs. July 21 @ 5-8pm
Play Commander with us! Bring a deck or borrow one there.

Ongoing Events

Blood Pressure Clinic

Blood Pressure Clinic

Page County Public Health provides free blood pressure screenings on the second Monday of each month from 10:45am to 11:45pm.  For more details, contact Carmen at Page County Public Health - 712-246-2332.

Homebound Delivery

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 or 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 Carole or Carrie at the library for more information or to sign up: 712-246-2315.

Lego Club

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.

Magic: The Gathering Casual Play

Magic: The Gathering Casual Play
Come to the library auditorium on 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.

Page Turners

Page Turners
This weekly radio spot on KMA Radio features Carrie Falk sharing a book review of a title available at the library. Visit this blog to see what's been featured recently.

Library Reading Club

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 Carole Dailey at 712-246-2315.

June's Book:The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O'Shaughnessy
July's Book:Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

VHS to DVD Conversion

VHS to DVD Conversion
On weekdays, staff or volunteers 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 at the library from the Friends of the Library for $0.50 each. Contact Liz at the library for more information - 712-246-2315.

What's On Your Nightstand?

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.

Click here to download January's booklist.
Click here to download March's booklist.
Click here to download April's booklist.

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