Tree in winter landscape 

Winter got you down? Beat the blues with the Winter Reading Program, January 27-March 31, 2014, featuring a lineup of events to cure your cabin fever, and the chance to win fabulous prizes.


How to participate: Adults 18 and older, go to the Online Reading Log to create an account. If you participated last year, you do not need to create a new account. Submit at least one book review to be entered into random weekly drawings, and five or more reviews for a chance at the grand prize—a Nook HD 7 tablet! (Siouxland Libraries staff may participate in the Adult Winter Reading Program, but are not eligible for prizes.)


Blind Date With a Book
January 27 - February 28

No need to dread this blind date! We promise we know a book that will make you fall head over heels. Complete the Blind Date with a Book Survey and we’ll introduce you to your next great read.

Snowshoeing Info Session
January 30, 6-7 p.m. at the Oak View Library

The Outdoor Campus presents an informational session on snowshoeing for beginners. Attending this session is encouraged, but not required, for a snowshoeing event on Saturday, February 1, weather and snow conditions permitting. All ages welcome! Call 367-8060 to register, or sign up online.

Snowshoeing Program
February 1, 10:30-12 p.m. at the Outdoor Campus

Join the library at the Outdoor Campus, where a guide will lead us on a hike, and allow us to explore! All ages are welcome. Boots are required, and snow pants as well as additional cold weather gear are suggested. Snowshoeing gear will be provided. Call the Oak View Library at (605) 367-8060 to register, or sign up online.

Book Club Mixer
February 8, 2-3:15 p.m. at the Prairie West Library

Learn how to start your own book club utilizing Siouxland Libraries’ resources. Then grab a mocktail and mix and mingle with other book club enthusiasts to discuss formulating your own group based on shared reading interests. Call 978-6899 to register, or sign up online.

Speed Booktalking/Book Swap
February 13, 7-8 p.m. at the Main Library

Want to meet new people and add to your reading list? Join us for this twist on speed dating, where readers will be paired up for quick conversations and the chance to expand your literary horizons! Bring a book to share if you want to participate in a book swap. Refreshments provided. Call 367-8720 to register or sign up online.

Introduction to Swing Dancing
February 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Put on your dancing shoes and come to the library for a beginning swing lesson, taught by swing dancing couple Calla and James Jarvie! Come with a partner, with friends, or by yourself! Call 367-8720 to register, or sign up online.

Cheese 101: Science You Can Taste
March 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Prairie West Library 

Hy-Vee cheese maker will talk about the science of cheese. Learn how some of your favorite cheeses get made, and how the process affects the flavors. Call 978-6899 to register, or sign up online.

The BibliOlympics
March 8, 2-4 p.m. at the Main Library

Did the Winter Olympics inspire you to win your own medal? Now’s your chance with the BibliOlympics. Win prizes playing Library Jeopardy, Boggle, Liebrary, and Author Spelling Bee. The more events you play, the more chances you have to win a grand prize! Call 367-8720 for more information. Sign up online.

Geocaching Class
March 11, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Learn to go on a sophisticated treasure hunt! Outdoor Campus Outreach Naturalist Pat Klotzbach teaches us what geocaching is and how to use a GPS for this popular activity. Call 367-8720 to register or sign up online.

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products
March 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Learn how to go green when you clean! Sioux Falls Sustainability Technician Jessica Langten will teach you how to create your own safe and environmentally friendly cleaning solutions, using common household products. Call 367-8720 to register or sign up online.

Trivia Night
March 18, 6-8 p.m. at Monk's House of Ale Repute

Put your thinking caps on and join the library at Monk’s House of Ale Repute for a night of trivia! Must be 21 or older to attend; food and beverages will be available for purchase. Call 367-8140 for more information or sign up online.

Upcycled Crafts
March 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Anna Ayotte from the Museum of Visual Materials will teach participants how to use upcycled materials to make a unique craft. Call 367-8720 to register or sign up online.