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February 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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Some of our boards include Staff Picks, Graphic Novels, and Crafts, and some are just for fun! 
Events for Adults

eReader Clinics

Tuesday, February 12 

5-7 p.m. at RCPL Downtown

Tuesday, February 19 

5-7 p.m. at CCPLE at WDT
(our new location at WDT)


On Tuesday, February 12 between 5 p.m. and

7 p.m. staff-librarians will be in the lobby of the downtown library to answer any questions and help patrons set up their e-reader devices.  


This help will also be available on Tuesday, February 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at CCPLE at WDT, the East library. The public is invited to bring in their Kindles, Kobos, Nooks, iPads or other devices and get started today! Even if your device is still in the box, our librarians will give you the friendly, knowledgeable help you're looking for! Be sure to bring everything that came with your device as well as your library card.



Off the Shelf Book Club ZEITOUN by David Eggers
by David Eggers
Saturday, February 16
1:00 p.m. at Bully Blends
(908 Main St.) 


This book is based on the true story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-born entrepreneur who owns a painting company in New Orleans. When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, his wife and children leave town and he stays behind to keep an eye on their properties.

This story describes how he helps stranded people and animals and ends up getting arrested because he is mistaken for a thief. His ordeal and what he is subjected to in the temporary jail and afterwards is the main subject of the book.


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 Goodreads.com.




Lunch & Learn Series  Tuskegee Airmen   
Tuskegee Airmen 
by Dennis Edwards

Wednesday, February 20  

Noon - 1:00 p.m. 


Edwards will present a short history about the airmen including information on the Capt.Alfonza W. Davis chapter, the aircrafts used, discrimination and how they answered the critics with deeds not words. For a lunch provided by the Friends of the Library, register by noon on February 18th; call 394-4171 or register online from our events calendar.


Community Voices Series Heart Health  
Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.  

(our new library at Western Dakota Tech)     


Dr. Michael Olivier, Medical Director of the Black Hills Health & Education Center, will share the latest information and answer questions about heart disease in women.



Rushmore Readers Book Discussion

Thursday, February 21 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!  




It Came From the Library...Film Series     
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"  Perks of Being a Wallflower


Thursday,  February 28
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!  


Upcoming Features

March: Detour

April: Charade

May: Men in Black III

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.)  




Arts & Crafts Afternoons

Wednesdays, February 13 & 27
1:30 - 3:00 - RCPL North (in General Beadle)
A great way to spend time on Early Release Wednesday afternoons! We always offers fun crafts and activities!

NSDDNo School Discovery Day!
Do Something Fun on your Day Off!

Monday, February 18 birds at the library
Birds of the World
Presented by Barbara Paur
11 a.m.  at RCPL Downtown
3 p.m.  at RCPL North

Barb Paur of Rushmore Birds, will bring birds and discuss how to take care of them,and what it means to have a pet that can live so long.



Events for Teens
Gaming Days
Join us to play with PS2, Laptops, Guitar Hero, Wii & Xbox Kinect!

Gaming Days are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at CCPLE from
3:30 - 5 p.m.
Gaming Days are also offered at RCPL North.   

(see our Event Calendar for a schedule)  

 Gaming Stations are fun for families!

Wednesday, February 6   
RCPL North 
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, February 5 & 19
3:30 - 5:00 p.m


Gaming Stations at RCPL Downtown and RCPL North offer family fun! 

Check out the gaming stations at
RCPL Downtown and RCPL North!  
They are available for use by all patrons during library hours. 



Blackout Poetry at the Library
starwarsTuesday, February 12
Blackout Poetry for Teens

3:30 - 5 p.m.
RCPL Downtown

Unleash your inner poet with blackout poetry. Teens and tweens can turn book pages into creative and expressive poems. All supplies will be provided.



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The Rapid City Public Libraries have 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."