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Music Theme “Rocks” Siouxland Libraries’

Siouxland Libraries kicks off its K to 12 and adult winter reading program, Libraries Rock! People can sign up at any point during the program, but those who register from December 11 to 16, 2017, will receive a free gift (while supplies last)! Participants can earn prizes by completing a bingo card (each age group has a different bingo card on which to track activities) at siouxlandlib.readsquared.com/ and any library branch.

The music theme will carry over into programs for the December 15, 2017, to February 28, 2018, Winter Reading Program.

December Event:
The Oak View Branch, 3700 East Third Street, 367-8060, will host a Friday, December 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Life-Size Mystery Board Game. Was it Krampus in the pear tree with frostbite? Or Mrs. Claus up on the housetop with a reindeer on the run? Registration is required. Participants must be 18 or older.

January Children’s Winter Reading Programs:
• The Imagineers, Wednesday, January 3, 3:15 to 4 p.m., Prairie West Branch, 7630 West 26th Street. Explore your creative side. Create music-inspired art as you listen and paint. For Grades K to 5.
• Music and Movement, Friday, January 26, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. Boost your child’s language development and early learning through dance! For children ages 2 to 5 and caregivers.

February Children’s Programs:
• Moving and Grooving Storytime, Monday, February 5, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Oak View Branch, 3700 East Third Street. Perfect for wiggle worms; features music, movement, and books for families. Encourage your child’s love of reading and early learning.
• Music and Movement, Friday, February 16, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. Boost your child’s language development and early learning.

January Adult Winter Reading Programs:
• Siouxland Libraries’ Open Mic Night @ Remedy Brewing Co., Friday, January 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 401 East Eighth Street. The Winter Reading Program hosts this showcase for talent, musical or other. First-come, first-to-perform as time allows. Children welcome until 8 p.m.; beer and wine available for purchase for those 21 and older.
• Music with Lynda.com, Thursdays, January 11 and 18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. A two-part introduction to the basics of reading, writing, and composing music.
• Building Communities Through Music, Tuesday, January 23, 7 to 8 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. From the classroom to musical theater, explore how music affects communities and inspires social change. Musician James Jarvie will lead you through his experience in music.
• Preschool for Parents, Wednesday, January 24, 10 to 11 a.m., Caille Branch Library, 4100 South Carnegie Circle. Make a take-home activity to help develop your preschooler’s early learning while your child enjoys guided playtime. This month’s activity is DIY musical instruments. Parent registration required.
• Backstage @ the Library, Thursday, January 25, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; 6 to 7 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. Wonder what it’s like to work at a library? Find out! Return a book and see what happens. Tour the staff workroom, loading dock, and learn how holds get to the library of your choice.
• Hard Travelin’ @ the Library, Tuesday, January 30, 7 to 8 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. As part of their presentation on Americana music, Travis Jamison and Phil Bennett of the local string band Hard Travelin’ will perform music selections.

February Adult Programs:
• Rockin’ with the SD Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Thursday, February 8, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. John Mogen and Rick Gourley of the group’s board of directors will discuss the history of South Dakota’s rock scene and the Hall of Fame.
• Beginning Swing Dancing, Thursday, February 15, 7 to 8 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. This is the first class in a two-part series. Beginning Swing Dancing covers the basics: the standard wing step and simple spins.
• Bluegrass Music―Defined, Discussed, Demonstrated, Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. Kelby Fode, Dan Kilbride, and Boyd Bristow demonstrate bluegrass music concepts using acoustic instruments.
• Intermediate Swing Dancing, Thursday, February 22, 7 to 8 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. This is the second class in a two-part series. Intermediate Swing Dancing covers more complicated spins and dips.
• Life Is Better with Music! Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. Music therapist Lora Barthelman will explain how music can address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all abilities and ages to improve quality of life.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605 367 8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or humanrelations@siouxfalls.org at least 72 hours before the event.
For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries at 605-367-8700 or visit www.siouxlandlib.org.