Across Siouxland Libraries

May Programs

Families

 

Lapsit

Help your baby develop listening and language skills with songs, stories and playtime. Get to know other families. For babies 6 to 24 months and caregivers. Brandon Community Library | Monday, May 1, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Caille Branch | Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 10:30-11 a.m.
Downtown Library | Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:30-10 a.m.
Oak View Branch | Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Prairie West Branch | Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ronning Branch | Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:05-10:35 a.m.

May Day Storytime

"Celebrate the start of May with a maypole dance, songs and stories. For children ages 3 to 5. "
Downtown Library | Monday, May 1, 10:15-10:45 a.m. & 1-1:30 p.m.

Music and Movement

"Boost your child's language development and support early learning through dance! For children ages 2 to 5 and caregivers. "
Downtown Library | Friday, May 19, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Paint and Pages

"Promote your child's love of reading through simple art activities. For children ages birth to 5 and caregivers. "
Downtown Library | Fridays, May 12, 26, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Preschool for Parents

Make a take-home activity to help develop your preschooler's early learning skills, while your child enjoys guided playtime. This month's activity is an Alphabet Game. Parent registration required.
Caille Branch | Wednesday, May 24, 10-11 a.m.

Preschool Science

Explore science concepts through stories and activities designed for children ages 3 to 5.
Prairie West Branch | Saturday, May 20, 3-3:45 p.m.

Preschool Storytime

Encourage a love of reading and develop your preschooler's early learning through stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities. For children ages 3 to 5.
Brandon Community Library | Tuesday, May 2, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Caille Branch | Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:05-10:35 a.m. & 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Downtown Library | Mondays, May 8, 15, 22, 10:15-10:50 a.m. & 1-1:35 p.m.
Oak View Branch | Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30-11:05 a.m.
Prairie West Branch | Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ronning Branch | Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:05-10:40 a.m., 10:45-11:20 a.m. & 1-1:35 p.m.

Tinker Tots

Explore, create and learn through STEAM activities for children ages 2 to 5 and caregivers.
Downtown Library | Friday, May 5, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Toddler Time

Nurture a love of books through music, movement and story activities, while developing language, motor and social skills. For 2-year-olds and caregivers.
Brandon Community Library | Wednesday, May 3, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Caille Branch | Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:30-11 a.m.
Downtown Library | Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:15-10:40 a.m.
Prairie West Branch | Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ronning Branch | Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:45-11:10 a.m.

Wee Play & Learn Parent/Child Workshop

Spend time together, play, make new friends and talk with child development specialists during this five-week workshop for parents/caregivers and children ages 1 to 3. Registration required.
Downtown Library | Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Wee Read & Discover

Promote learning with self-directed, come-and-go activities. This month's theme is May Day.
Downtown Library | Monday, May 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wee Read and Explore

Engage your child in early learning games and activities inspired by Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson. For children ages 3 to 6.
Caille Branch | Friday, May 12, 10:30-11 a.m. Prairie West Branch | Thursday, May 25, 10:30-11 a.m.

Wee Read and Sign

Simple signs build a communication bridge from infancy to childhood. Learn to use stories, songs and signs to boost brain development. For babies 6 to 24 months and caregivers.
Downtown Library | Tuesday, May 9, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

 

Art Adventures

Practice new techniques and discover the artists/illustrators who used them. Grades K to 5.
Downtown Library | Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 4-5 p.m.

Book Tour Tuesday

Explore books and characters through crafts and activities.
Oak View Branch | Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Chapter Blasters

Blast through the pages of a chapter book! Every time you come to Chapter Blasters, you're entered to win the book.
Oak View Branch | Fridays, May, 5, 12, 19, 26, 3:15-3:45 p.m.

Crafty Kids

Explore your creative side through crafts and activities.
Oak View Branch | Thursdays, May, 4, 11, 18, 25, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Full STEAM Ahead

Discover science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on activities and guest speakers. This month's theme is Paper and Printing Press. Grades 4 to 6.
Caille Branch | Wednesday, May 3, 4-5 p.m.

Fun Fridays

A new adventure with books and activities every Friday.
Downtown Library | Fridays, May 5, 12, 19, 4-5 p.m.

FuNdAy MoNdAy

Explore your creative side. After-school adventures with stories and activities. This month's theme is Springtime Adventures. Grades K to 3.
Caille Branch | Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

The Imagineers

Explore your creative side. After-school adventures with stories and activities. Grades K to 5. Prairie West Branch | Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:15-4 p.m.

Library Explorers

Learn about the world through simple science experiments. Grades 3 to 5. Crooks Branch | Wednesday, May 10, 4:15-5 p.m.

Movie Wednesday

A new release or classic children's film.
Oak View Branch | Wednesdays, May 3, 17, 31, 3-4 p.m.

STEM Tuesday

Explore science, technology, engineering and math with hands-on activities. Grades 3 to 5.
Downtown Library | Tuesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 4-5 p.m.

Tail Waggin' Tutors

Bone up your child's reading skills. Book a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog. Registration required.
Prairie West Branch | Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:15-4 p.m.
Ronning Branch | Saturday, May 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tremendous Tuesday

Weekly program for elementary students exploring the book series You Wouldn't Want to...
Ronning Branch | Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Unplug and Play

Test your skills and knowledge through activities that don't use computers.
Oak View Branch | Mondays, May, 1, 8, 15, 22, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Wii Wednesday

Play Wii games for exercise and fun.
Oak View Branch | Wednesdays, May, 10, 24, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

 

Crafternoon Storytime

Featuring stories, songs and a craft for families with children ages 2 to 6.
Caille Branch | Sundays, May 7, 14, 21, 2-2:30 p.m.

DIY Day

Discover a new book through crafts and activities.
Colton Branch | Saturday, May 13, 9-11 a.m.
Hartford Branch | Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-noon

Elephant and Piggie Day

Celebrate Children's Book Week with storytime at 10:30 a.m., followed by crafts, activities, and a big surprise!
Prairie West Branch | Saturday, May 6, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Family Storytime

Stimulate early learning with books, rhymes, music and movement at this drop-in program.
Brandon Community Library | Thursday, May 4, 7-7:30 p.m.
Colton Branch | Fridays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30-11 a.m.
Crooks Branch | Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30-11 a.m.
Downtown Library | Saturdays, 6, 13, 20, 27, 11-11:35 a.m.
Humboldt Branch | Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:30-11 a.m.
Oak View Branch | Mondays, May 8, 15, 22, 10:30-11:05 a.m.
Prairie West Branch | Saturdays, May 13, 20, 27, 10:30-11 a.m.

Fridays with Rocky

Encourage a love of reading and develop your child's learning skills at this storytime with a certified therapy dog.
Oak View Branch | Fridays, May 5, 19, 10:30-11 a.m.

Moving and Grooving Storytime

For wiggle worms: music, movement and books. Encourage learning, your child's curiosity and love of reading.
Oak View Branch | Monday, May 1, 10:30-11:05 a.m.

Pajama Storytime

Wind down at this evening story program. Pajamas optional.
Downtown Library | Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:30-7 p.m.
Prairie West Branch | Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 7-7:30 p.m.

Second Saturday Storytime

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue...Stop by Second Saturday Storytime, There's a Flower for You!
Oak View Branch | Saturday, May 13, 10:30-11:10 a.m.

 

The Art of Illusion

"All is not what it seems! Magician Travis Nye will explain some tricks of his trade. "
Caille Branch | Thursday, May 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Henna Tattoos

"Create your own design or use one provided to make beautiful Henna body art that lasts 1 to 3 weeks. Registration required. "
Brandon Community Library | Wednesday, May 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Painted Book Ends

Bring color and creativity to the library by painting bookends to decorate the shelves.
Ronning Branch | Sunday, May 7, 2-3:30 p.m.

P.W.P.D. - Page to Screen

Discover the books behind popular movies and television! Grades 4 to 8.
Prairie West Branch | Tuesdays, May 9, 23, 30, 4:15-4:45 p.m.

T.C.D.T.: Teens Create Downtown

Come for an art workshop; create your own art in your own space. Drop in and leave as you like.
Downtown Library | Saturday, May 6, 2-4 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board

Middle- and high-schoolers plan programs, suggest materials for library purchase and learn about volunteering.
Caille Branch | Thursday, May 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Oak View Branch | Thursday, May 11, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Washington High School
Ronning Branch | Tuesday, May 9, 7-8 p.m.

 


Bike Maintenance and Repair Workshop

An experienced bike technician will provide tips on maintaining and repairing your bicycle. Bring your bike to the library parking lot for hands-on practice.
Hartford Branch | Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-noon

Colton Book Club

Join us to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Colton Branch | Monday, May 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Fiction and Poetry Writers' Group

Critique and workshop open to all. Focus is on short fiction and poetry.
Downtown Library | Tuesdays, May 2, 16, 6-8 p.m.

Homebuyers Express

Get information on the home-purchasing process: goal-setting, down payments, mortgage lending, and closing procedures. Presented in two parts by Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources.
Downtown Library | Tuesdays, May 16, 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Keep Your Garden Containers Growing and Beautiful All Summer!

Nancy Thompson, Master Gardener, will show how to plant and care for your container gardens so they will look amazing and produce well. This will be held outdoors, weather permitting.
Caille Branch | Saturday, May 13, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Lit and Knit

Discuss favorite books and authors while knitting squares to be made into blankets and donated to local charities. Bring size 10 needles. Crooks Branch | Thursday, May 25, 2-3 p.m. NOT ON EVANCED
Ronning Branch | Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Page Turners Book Group

For those who love to read a variety of genres or want to expand their reading horizons. For more information, call 367-8140 or email ronninglibrary@siouxfalls.org.
Ronning Branch | Monday, May 15, 7-8 p.m.

Spring Container Gardening

Learn planting techniques for annuals, succulents and working with miniature gardens. Presented by Oakridge Nursery and Landscaping.
Brandon Community Library | Wednesday, May 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sustainability Series

Presented by Siouxland Libraries, in partnership with Dakota Rural Action's Homegrown Sioux Empire and the City of Sioux Falls' Sustainability Program: Gardening & Composting, Rain Barrels, Urban Chickens, and Bee Sustainable.
Downtown Library | Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Sweet Reads Book Club @ Half-Baked Cupcakes - 120 S Phillips Avenue

A club for people who enjoy reading a variety of books ― and discussing them over coffee and treats. May's book is Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.
Half-Baked Cupcakes | Tuesday, May 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Table Top Game Night

A monthly evening of table top games. Bring a game from home you've been waiting to try or play one of ours.
Crooks Branch | Monday, May 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Trivia Night at Monks - 420 E 8th Street

Test your trivia knowledge and compete for prizes. Up to six team members; first 90 people. Must be 21 years or older. Food and beverage available for purchase.
Monk's House of Ale Repute | Tuesday, May 16, 6-8 p.m.

Yarn-A-Bit

For beginning stitchers or advanced yarn-spinners. Bring your own supplies. All ages and experience welcome!
Prairie West Branch | Tuesday, May 9, 7-8 p.m.

Young @ Heart Book Club

A young-adult book club for adults. This month's book is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Register at www.siouxlandlib.org or call 367-8060.
Oak View Branch | Monday, May 8, 7-8 p.m.

Siouxland Libraries closed

All branches are closed on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Pets Caught Reading

"Celebrate May as National Pet Month. Share a photo of your pet “reading,” “listening” to an Audiobook or “using” library digital resources. "
Photos accepted May 1- 31. Top three will win prizes. All will be posted at the Caille Branch Library.
Include your name and contact information on the back of your photo. Bring photos to any Siouxland Libraries branch or submit it using @Siouxland Libraries for Facebook, or @Siouxlandlib for Twitter and Instagram.
Help a furry friend! Donate at any branch to the Sioux Falls Humane Society’s May 1-31 Pet Supply and Food Drive. Ask a librarian for a list of needed items.