Blackout Poetry Workshops

Celebrate National Poetry month while exercising your inner poet/artist. Create poetry using sharpies, watercolors, discarded book pages and imagination. 

Downtown: Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

Other National Poetry Month events
Find poetry at the library

All Things Greek

Teens - join us this Wednesday afternoon for a Greek scavenger hunt, games, and activities. Call 367-8060 for more information. 

Oak View Library: Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 pm 

All Things Greek at the library
Swap Meet

Swap Meet

Tired of your old games and movies? Bring them to the Movie and Game Swap this Saturday afternoon and trade with friends!

Ronning Branch: Saturday, April 25, 12 noon 

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Poet Jeanne Emmons

Join us for a poetry reading with South Dakota poet Jeanne Emmons. She will share some of her work, including poems about people. Jeanne will then lead a workshop on how to get inspired and how to start writing a poem.

Monday, April 27, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Downtown Library


Free Advice for your Device

Bring your mobile device to Siouxland Libraries to receive direct help in downloading and using the library's downloadable apps. Your device must be set up and charged prior to the class. Please also bring password information for app stores and email accounts. The sessions are free and open to the public.

Class times and locations

Experience the Renaissance

Hark ye lads and lasses (in 6th-12th grades)... This May, the Siouxland Renaissance Association will teach us about medieval life and defense, and bring a real weapons display with them! No registration required!

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Siouxland Renaissance Association website
Poetry Contest

2nd Annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest

Submit your poetry for a chance to win $100 and have your words impressed on a sidewalk panel in a north-end neighborhood. Submission deadline is May 16. 

Guidelines and submission form