Thanksgiving is nearing, and Native American Heritage Month is upon us. Rawlins Library is celebrating them both in November with programming and events.
TAKE AND MAKE TURKEYS
During November pick up supplies and instructions for making a thankful turkey. It’s everything you need to get in the Thanksgiving spirit. Available while supplies last.
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Shake off the cold with some sing-along fun and storytelling at Rawlins Library. The program is free and open to children of all ages.
ADULT BOOK CLUB (Tuesdays)
Nov. 7, 21 & 28 at 6 p.m.
In November, the club will read Educated by Tara Westover. To reserve a book or join the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 605.773.7421, or sign up in person. Water and coffee are provided. Participants must be 18 or older.
ACCESSIBLE LIBRARY SERVICES: GUEST SPEAKER
Friday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m.
Abby Wright will be at Rawlins Library to provide information about the services, programs, and equipment provided by Accessible Library Services (ALS). She’ll also explain how people who are unable to access standard print materials because of a disability can qualify for ALS. Please register by calling 605.773.7421 or visiting the library in person.
Makerspace Monday: Veterans’ Appreciation Cards
Monday, Nov. 6, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Rawlins Library will collect the cards participants make and deliver them to the South Dakota Veteran’s Home in Hot Springs. Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate.
LAKOTA COUNTRY CULTURAL CHANGE: GUEST SPEAKER
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Rawlins Library is hosting Francis Whitebird who will discuss changes in the language and culture of Lakota Country throughout the last 70 years. Registration appreciated at rawlinslibrary.org, in person, or by calling 605.773.7421.
RIDES FOR READERS (November 9)
The second Thursday of each month from now until April, Rawlins Library is offering senior citizens free rides to the library. Seniors who want a ride to the library should contact River Cities Transit at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a ride. The round trips will be provided at no cost to patrons who live in Pierre city limits.
River Cities Transit can be reached at 605.945.2360.
CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS: GUEST SPEAKER
Monday, Nov. 13, 1:00 p.m.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Rawlins Library is hosting Tanya Grassel-Krietlow who will discuss changes the connection between the historical Indigenous culture and contemporary issues. Registration appreciated at rawlinslibrary.org, in person, or by calling 605.773.7421.
MURDER MYSTERY GAME NIGHT
Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:00 p.m.
Become a cold case detective as you solve a homicide in this interactive murder mystery game. The program is free and open to those 18 years or older. Seats limited. Register required online at rawlinslibrary.org, in person, or by calling 605.773.7421.
EARLY RELEASE DAY PROGRAM: THANKSGIVING TURKEY
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Make your own turkey puppet with all the fixings during this hour-long program. Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate.
Makerspace Monday: holiday-theme craftin’
Monday, Nov. 27, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bring on the glitter and make your own decorations to decorate a children’s tree at Rawlins Library. Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate.