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November 2012


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610 Quincy Street

Rapid City, SD  57701

(605) 394-4171


Hours (Year Round)
Mon-Th:  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri-Sat:   9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.



10 Van Buren Street

(at General Beadle Elem.School)

Rapid City, SD  57701
(605) 716-4098

Hours (Summer)
Mon-Th:     9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat:       9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday:    Noon to 6 p.m.


Hours (School Year)
Mon-Th:     2:45  to 7 p.m.
Friday:       2:45  to 7 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday:    Noon to 6 p.m.

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RCPL is now on Pinterest!
Some of our boards include Staff Picks, Graphic Novels, and Crafts, and some are just for fun! 
Special Hours in November
November 6 | Early open at RCPL Downtown at 7 a.m. for voting
November 11 & 12 | Closed for Veterans' Day
November 21 | Early Close at 5 p.m. for Thanksgiving
November 22 |  Closed for Thanksgiving
Get more downloadables at RCPL!
OverdriveCheck Out More Downloadables!  


Do you like to download titles from our website? Beginning November 19th, you will be able to download more titles at a time through Overdrive on our website. Our enhanced service will allow 35 items to be checked out or put on hold at a time. Now you'll never run out of material!





Why download materials?

  •  It's available 24/7 from our website!
  •  No late fees! Items are automatically returned on the due date.
  •  Great selection of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos.
  •  It's flexible! You can enjoy your selections on your computer, mobile device, iPod, Kindle, and other compatible devices!

To download materials to your device today, visit our website and click on "Downloadables" in the left menu.  


Test Drive an eReader at RCPL!

Our eReader lending program allows patrons to check out a Sony WiFi eReader for a 14 day test drive. This will give you a chance to check out eBooks from our downloadables collection and get a feel for eReaders before you commit to purchasing your own device.

Each eReader comes in a canvas library bag with a charger, stylus, charging cable, directions, start-up guide and a survey to fill out when you return it. They are available for check out at the circulation desk at the Downtown library. You can also place a hold online by searching "Sony Reader" from our website -  we'll let you know when your is ready for pick up!



readinglistOpt-In to our New Reading List Feature! 

Like to keep track of what you've been reading? Now you can keep a private reading history list of the books you've checked out from the library.

Your reading history cannot be viewed by library staff and you can opt-in or out of this service at any time.To opt-in to this service, simply go to the library website and click on "My Account" located in the top right corner. Sign in and then click on "Reading History" located in the left sidebar menu.   


Opt-In to our new Reading List feature    

Then click on this button to start tracking your reading history.

reading list opt in    

Events for Adults
Sunday Music Series New Harmonies Exhibit at RCPL
Tabor White Buffalo
Family & Friends

Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m.

RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B)


Join us for the last program of our Sunday Music Series featuring Native American song and dace. This series was created to compliment the New Harmonies Smithsonian exhibit on display at RCPL Downtown until November 7th.   




Rushmore Readers Book Discussion

Saturday, November 10 from 10-11:30 a.m.   

RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B)


This book discussion is open to the public.
Join us to discuss what you've been reading!
Sponsored by Friends of the Library



Lunch & Learn Series Valerie Janis Book
Valerie Janis
Wednesday, November 21

Noon - 1:00 p.m. 

RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B)


Valerie will share about her paintings, writing and more.

Lunch is available to the first 50 to register. Please do so by noon on Monday, November 19. Call 394-4171 or register online from our events calendar. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch if you prefer. 
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library  
Community Voices Series C.M. Wendleboe
wendleboeC.M. Wendelboe  
Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. 

RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B)

Wyoming author C.M. Wendelboe will discuss his writing and research for two novels based on the Pine Ridge reservation.



True Diary of a Part Time Indian    bookclubOff the Shelf Book Club
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian" 
by Sherman Alexie
Saturday, November 17   
1:00 p.m. at Bully Blends Coffee and Tea



This discussion group meets on the 3rd Saturday each month. We read one book (or featured author) a month and have an informal, casual discussion over drinks at the
Bully Blends Coffee and Tea shop.
For more info,
RCPL-Off the Shelf on 




filmIt Came From the Library...Film Series Hunger Games to show at RCPL   
"The Hunger Games"


Thursday, November 29 
6:00 p.m. at RCPL Downtown


Join us for a movie, popcorn and refreshments!


Films in this Series
December  27 | "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" 


Events for Children and Families
Story Time at RCPL
Story Time Schedule 

Book Buddies (preschool ages)  

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
RCPL Downtown

Baby Bookworms (ages birth-3 yrs.)
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
RCPL Downtown



artafternoonsArts & Crafts Afternoons

Wednesdays, November 14 & 28
1:30 - 3:00 - RCPL North
A great way to spend time on Wednesday afternoons!                         
Events for Teens
Gaming Daysgaming
Playstation 2, Laptops, Guitar Hero, Wii & more!    
RCPL Downtown (1st and 3rd Tuesdays)
November 6 & 20 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

RCPL North (1st and 3rd Wednesdays)
October 7 & 21 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Manga event for teens at RCPL Make a Manga Bookmark
for Teens
Tuesday, November 13
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
RCPL Downtown

Learn to upcycle graphic novels and magazines to make a one-of-a-kind bookmark - Manga style! All supplies will be provided.


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The Rapid City Public Library has served the Rapid City area since 1879 and now offers two library locations.  Both offer print and electronic resources for adults, young adults and children as well as computers and internet access and a variety of programs and events.  In early 2008, USA Today selected the Rapid City Public Library downtown as one of the nations 10 greatest places to "Find a Nook and Read a Book."