610 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
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
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.
CCPLE at WDT
800 Mickelson Dr.
(at Western Dakota Tech)
Rapid City, SD 57703
M-Th: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 am. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
RCPL is now on Pinterest!
Some of our boards include Staff Picks, Graphic Novels, and Crafts, and some are just for fun!
Get Ready for the NEXT BIG THING in
downloadables from OVERDRIVE !
Beginning in March, Overdrive will unveil
their latest upgrade! For you this means:
- New user-friendly layout
- Intuitive browsing
- One-step check out
|The Next Generation Digital Library|
One Step Checkout Demo
Events for Adults
Community Voices Series
Self-Publishing Through the Internet
Presented by members of the Black Hills Writers Group
Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
(our new library at Western Dakota Tech)
Local writers Jean Wise (J.C. Phelps), Charlotte Walling and Karen Hall will discuss the best ways to self publish through the internet.
Off the Shelf Book Club
"The Sense of an Ending"
by Julian Barnes
Saturday, March 16
1:00 p.m. at RCPL East
(800 Mickelson Dr. in WDT)
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. Monthly selections are also available for download from our website. For more info, visit RCPL-Off the Shelf on Goodreads.com.
Lunch & Learn Series
Preservation of a
Presented by Blaine Kortemeyer, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial Assistant Chief of Interpretation and Education
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
RCPL Downtown (Meeting Room B)
I know you're thinking "It's granite, what could go wrong" but it's all about the cracks. Come learn about those cracks, the sculptor's initial preservation efforts and the National Park Service's ongoing preservation activities, like rock block monitoring and laser scanning. The new Mt. Rushmore Mobile Application will be featured, virtually taking the attendees behind the sculpture and to the base of the Sculpture.
For a lunch provided by the Friends of the Library, register by noon on March 18th; call 394-4171 or register online from our Events Calendar.
Rushmore Readers Book Discussion
Thursday, March 21 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This book discussion is open to the public.
RCPL Downtown (Hoyt Room)
Join us to discuss what you've been reading!
Sponsored by the 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
Thursday, March 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!
May: Men in Black III
Events for Children and Families
Story Time Schedule
Book Buddies (preschool ages)
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Baby Bookworms (ages birth-3 yrs.)
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Tiny Tales Story Time (all ages)
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
RCPL East (in Western Dakota Tech - 800 Mickelson Dr.)
Wednesday, March 13
Arts & Crafts Afternoon
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!
Events for Teens
Join us to play with Laptops, 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.
RCPL North (at General Beadle)
Wednesday, March 6 & 20 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
RCPL East (at WDT)
Tuesdays, March 5 & 19 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m
TEEN TECH WEEK March 10-16
"Technology in my Life"
RCPL invites teens to submitphotos in the theme of "Technology in My Life" to our teen blog on Tumblr
. Make sure to tag your photo(s) with either: RCPLTeenTechWeek
or rcpl teen tech week.
Contest is open to ages 12-17.
To be considered for the contest, entries must be submitted to the RCPL Teen Blog on Tumblr and must include the tag rcplteentechweek or rcpl teen tech week. Entries must be submitted between March 10, 2013 and March 16, 2013.
If multiple entries are submitted by the same person, the LAST photo submitted will be judged. Contest winners must be able to pick up prizes at one of the Rapid City Public Library locations.
Prizes: (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)
1st place $75 Best Buy gift card
2nd place $50 Best Buy gift card
3rd place $25 Best Buy gift card