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January 2013


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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


Mon-Th:     2:45  to 7 p.m.
Friday:       2:45  to 5 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday:    Noon to 5 p.m.


800 Mickelson Dr.
(at Western Dakota Tech) 

Rapid City, SD  57703

(605) 718-2904


M-Th: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
F: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend Hours

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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! 

Holiday Hours   

January 1 | Closed


Change to Hours at RCPL North

Effective January 1st the year-round hours at RCPL North will be: 

Monday - Thursday   2:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday  2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.             
Sunday   Noon - 5:00 p.m.



New Year - New Look!

Rapid City Public Libraries

We have officially changed our primary logo and color scheme. Our new brand is designed to reflect the evolving nature of the libraries and the continued dedication of the libraries to meet the wants and needs of the community.    


The old logo had a strong connection to the downtown library building. With three branches, including the newly opened County/City Public Library East at Western Dakota Tech, as well as a strong online presence, the new logo needed to encompass that library services are becoming more accessible every day. The new slogan, "Anywhere you need us" reinforces this idea.


We have started updating the logo on products and marketing materials, so keep your eyes open! 



ereaderGet One-on-One Help with Your eReader!  


Thursday, January 3 | 11 - 2 p.m.

at RCPL Downtown     

Wednesday, January 9 | 5 - 7 p.m. 

at CCPLE at WDT (new library at WDT)



Do you have an eReader, but you're not sure how to use it? Stop by anytime during the listed hours to get one-on-one help from library staff! Make sure to bring your eReader along with any cables and manuals that you may have. You will need to know your library card number and password. Kindle users - please make sure you know your login information for Amazon.     




zinioMagazines Now Available Online Through Zinio! Zinio Online Magazines available


Beginning in January, many of our magazine
subscriptions will be available to you online!


That means that you'll be able to enjoy them
anytime and anywhere that is most convenient for you! Zinio offers: 


* Complete Digital Magazines

* Thousands to Choose From

* Easily Viewed on Any Internet-Enabled Device


Our online magazine collection can be found on our website
from the homepage under "Downloadables"
and in our  "Research/Databases > Magazines & Newspapers" section.


Feel free to talk to library staff if you need help setting up Zinio!


Events for Adults
Community Voices Series 
Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m.  

at CCPLE at WDT (our new library at Western Dakota Tech)  

800 Mickelson Drive  

Photography by Harlan Humphrey at RCPL 

Please take note of the new location for this program! Harlan is a wildlife, landscape, and nature photographer living in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His photos have been published several times in the past few years in the South Dakota Magazine and his photographs have earned numerous awards.



Rushmore Readers Book Discussion

Thursday, January 17 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.   

RCPL Downtown (Hoyt Room)


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


Followed by the monthly Friends of the Library meeting at 4:30 p.m.  

Join us and become a member of the Friends today!  


Lunch & Learn Series   WWII Bridge of Remagen presentation by Paul Priest at RCPL
WWII - The Bridge at Remagen by Paul Priest

Wednesday, January 16  

Noon - 1:00 p.m. 



World War II veteran Paul Priest will present a program on the Bridge at Remagen - detailing his experiences as an Army soldier in the Ninth Armored Division.   


Lunch is available to the first 50 to register. Please do so by noon on Monday, January 14. 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  


Buddha in the Attic - book club discusion at Rapid city public Library      bookclubOff the Shelf Book Club
"The Buddha in the Attic"
by Julie Otsuka   
Saturday, January 19
1:00 p.m. at CCPLE at WDT
(in Western Dakota Tech) 


Please take note of our new meeting location!
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.
For more info, visit RCPL-Off the Shelf on 



Little Shop of Horrors Original to play at RCPL Downtown  

filmIt Came From the Library...Film Series     
"Little Shop of Horrors" 


Thursday, January 31
6:00 p.m. at RCPL Downtown


Who doesn't enjoy a movie night and popcorn?

Our large screen and sound system offer a real movie night experience! 


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


Tiny Tales Story Time (all ages)
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
CCPLE at WDT (in Western Dakota Tech - 800 Mickelson Dr.)  


Snuggle up for a cozy story time in front of the fireplace at our new library located at WDT.



Arts & Crafts Afternoons

Wednesdays, January 9 & 30
1:30 - 3:00 - RCPL North
A great way to spend time on Early Release Wednesday afternoons! We always offers fun crafts and activities!

NSDDNo School Discovery Days!
GF & P Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City
Image from GF&P Website
Do Something Fun on your Day Off!

Monday, January 14
Nature Activites & Crafts
Presented by Chad Tussing of the
Outdoor Campus West

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at RCPL North

Learn about nature by creating some cool crafts and enjoying some fun activities!

Monday, January 21
Critter Encounter! presented by Crazy Critters Pet Store
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at RCPL Downtown
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at RCPL North

Join us for some fun! Sasha and Linda Kelly of Crazy Critters will bring some different animals to meet and teach us some important information about service dogs and how to treat and react to dogs we don't know.
Events for Teens
Gaming Daysgaming
Playstation 2, Laptops, Guitar Hero, Wii & more!     
RCPL North
January 2  from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

CCPLE at WDT * New Location
January 15 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.


Gaming Station at RCPL Downtown! 

Check out our new gaming station upstairs at RCPL Downtown!
The gaming station is available for use by all patrons during library hours. 



starwars Star Wars Crafts for Teens at RCPL Star Wars Crafts for Teens 
Tuesday, January 22
3:30 - 5 p.m.
RCPL Downtown

Learn how to make Star Wars Origami and paper crafts. 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 three library locations.  All 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."