Adult Winter Reading Program


Tree in winter landscape 

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Bundle yourself up and join us at these special events happening during our Winter Reading Program.

Program dates: January 1 through March 31, 2015

How to register: Go to the online reading log to create an account

How to participate: Adults 18 and older, you can write reviews of books you’ve read between January 1 and March 31. Write at least one review to be entered into random drawings, and five or more to be entered into grand prize drawings. (Siouxland Libraries staff may participate in the Adult Winter Reading Program, but will not be eligible for prizes.)

Grand prizes will be awarded and weekly drawings will be held.

Printable list of events

Upcoming Events

Escape the Ordinary Stitch: Yarn‑A‑Bit 

January 13, February 10, and March 10 at 7 p.m.
Prairie West Branch Library
Whether you are a beginning “stitcher” or advanced yarn spinner, join our knitting and crochet club the second Tuesday of the month. Please bring your own supplies and expertise you’re willing to share. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Call Prairie West Branch Library at 978‑6899 for more information.

Escape the Ordinary Movie: Oscar Film Series
January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m.
Caille Branch Library
Attend one of the movies nominated for a 2015 Academy Award. The title of the movies will be available on our website,, after the announcements on January 15. Call the Caille Branch Library at 367‑8144 for more information.

Escape the Ordinary Trivia: Monks Trivia Night 

January 27 and March 24 at 6 p.m.
Monks House of Ale Repute

Join the library for trivia night at Monks House of Ale Repute! Test your trivia knowledge and compete for prizes. Come by yourself or with a team. Must be 21 or older to attend. Food and beverage will be available
for purchase. Monks is located at 420 East Eighth Street. Registration is required. Call the Downtown Library at 367‑8720 for more information.

Escape the Ordinary Book Club: Page Turners 

February 23 and March 16 at 7 p.m.
Ronning Branch Library
Still Alice by Lisa Genova will be discussed in February, and Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam will be discussed in March. Call the Ronning Branch Library at 367‑8140 for more information.

Escape the Ordinary Donation: Operation Paperback
March 1 through 31
All Siouxland Libraries Locations
Operation Paperback partners with volunteers across the country to collect and ship paperback books to American troops overseas and military families and veterans here in the United States. Siouxland Libraries will be collecting mass-market paperback books during the month of March. They currently have a surplus of romance books, and we would ask that this genre is not donated.

Escape the Ordinary TV Series: Alien Doctor Time Travel
March 9 at 7 p.m.
Prairie West Branch Library
Whovians unite to share your love and knowledge of the popular television series and create cubees of your favorite doctors from the show. Call the Prairie West Branch Library at 978‑6899 for more information.

Escape the Ordinary Book Club: Author Chat—Joy Fielding
March 17 at 7 p.m.
Caille Branch Library
Siouxland Libraries Mystery Book Club will host a Skype event with author Joy Fielding. The book club will be discussing Now You See Her. The Skype will be during the book discussion but everyone is welcome. Call the Caille Branch Library at 367-8144 for more information.