Monsters, bats, cemetery secrets and three author talks round out October programming at Rawlins Library this month.
Through Oct. 31
The “Bookopoly” game challenges you to read seven books before Oct. 31 by following the themes on the “Bookopoly” game board; it comes complete with Get Out of Jail Free cards. To sign up for the challenge and a chance to win Pierre Pride dollars, visit Rawlins Library – where there’s always “free parking”.
TAKE AND MAKE WORRY MONSTERS
During October pick up your take and make Worry Monster kit at Rawlins Library. The kits include supplies and instructions for eating worries away. Available while supplies last.
ADOPT A SHELTER DOG EXHIBIT
Rawlins Library is celebrating National Adopt a Shelter Dog month in October with a rescue pet book exhibit and photos of local rescue dogs. Bring a picture of your favorite rescue dog to add to the display.
ADULT BOOK CLUB (Tuesdays)
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 6 p.m.
In October, the club will read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. To reserve a book or join the club, email email@example.com, call 605.773.7421, or sign up in person. Water and coffee are provided. Participants must be 18 or older.
Wednesdays in October 11, 18 & 25, 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Join Rawlins Library staff for storytelling and sing-along fun this October. The program is free and open to children of all ages.
AUTHOR TALK WITH BRENDA DONELAN
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1:00 p.m.
Stanley County native Brenda Donelan will discuss her new book in her University Mystery series, Deadly Reality. It’s about a controversial professor who dies on the set of a reality show filming. The program is free and open to the public. Courtesy registration is requested and can be done in person or by calling 605.773.7421.
AUTHOR TALK: JOSEPH GRAVES
Monday, Oct. 16, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
South Dakota Dept. of Education Secretary will talk about his book Renewing the Joys of Teaching. It explores the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and student learning and principles that can be used to rediscover the joys of teaching. The program is free and open to the public.
Makerspace Monday: candy corn celebration
Monday, Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy fall books and make candy corn-theme crafts after school at Rawlins Library. The program is free and open to kids of all ages.
FIRE SAFETY STORYTIME
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Members of the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department will join storytime for a special story and tips for preventing fires and staying safe around them.
BOARD GAME NIGHT
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Bring one your own games or use one of the library’s games for a night of board game fun. The program is free and open to those 18 years or older. Please register online at rawlinslibrary.org, in person, or by calling 605.773.7421.
friends of the library bake sale
Saturday, Oct. 21
This first-ever library bake sale is sponsored by the Friends of Rawlins Library. Proceeds from the sale of bars, breads and cookies will go toward youth programming.
Makerspace Monday: bats in the library
Monday, Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
There will be bat-themed books and bats, of the cardboard variety, at the library. The program is free and open to kids of all ages.
history and mysteries of cemeteries
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.
Virginia Hanson with the South Dakota State Archives will discuss the history of cemeteries and the symbolism of gravestones. She may even have a spooky tale to tell. The program is free and open to the public. Courtesy registration is requested and can be done in person or by calling 605.773.7421.
virtual author talk: lou raguse
Thursday, Oct. 26, 12:00 p.m.
Vanished in Vermillion author Lou Raguse will discuss the disappearance of two teenage girls from Vermillion and the ensuing 50-year investigation to find out what happened to them. Registration is required and can be completed in person at Rawlins Library, by calling 605.773.7421, or at rawlinslibrary.org.
Trick or treat trails halloween hike
Sunday, Oct. 29, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Stop by Rawlins Library’s station at the annual South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Trick or Treat Trails Halloween Hike at LaFramboise Island.
Trick or treat at Rawlins library
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Visit the library on Halloween for trick or treat.