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The Dome Theater AT SPL!
Posted Friday, July 18, at 4:21 PM
No registration is required for this all-day event. Below is a schedule and descriptions of the videos being shown in the Dome Theater. Come-and-go to see just the videos you and your family are interested in or stay all day! 11:00--The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (recommended grades-preK to 2nd): Climb aboard a magical cardboard rocket with 2 young adventurers and experience a breathtaking, up-close look at each of our solar system's planets...
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Upcoming June Events @ SPL
June Events At SPL.
June 18 Teen Book Club 2:00 pm June 19 Summer! Storytime 9:30 am DIY Miniature Terrarium Program 2:00 pm June 21 Anime & Japanese Culture Club Movie Marathon 10:00 am Genealogical Society Meeting 1:30 pm June 23 Baby Storytime 6:30 pm Movie Night 6:30 pm...
Adult Summer Reading Program
May Adult Programs at Spencer Public Library
May 1-30 --Book To Movie at Spencer Public Library --Read the book, "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke. We will read the book in May and watch the movie on June 30 @ 6:00 PM. For more information call 580-7290. May 5 @ 6:30 PM - DIY Club at Spencer Public Library -- Nail Art - Adults will paint their nails using artistic techniques. Registration Required. For more information call Spencer Public Library @ 580-7290...
Comic Strip and Graphic Art Program @ Library!
Hi Everyone- I just wanted to send everyone information on a great program we are having at the library on Tuesday, April 8 @ 7:00 PM. Dale Fisher, the Iowa State Education Curator, is coming to have an informal round table discussion about graphic novels, comic strips, and comic book art. This program is geared toward Middle School to Adults, but all are welcome...
Youth Services Events Coming This April!
Join Us At Family Fest!
Teen and Children's Events at the Library This Month
Coming off the roaring success of our Summer Reading Programs, August is a quiet month here at Spencer Public Library. But just because we don't have as many events to choose from doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do at the library! Adults can enjoy snacks and watch "Oz: The Great and Powerful" during our Adult Movie Night at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 12th, stop in and make pressed flower bookmarks at our Do It Yourself Club at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 15th or even join us for the Bring Your Own Book Club at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 29th.. ...
Reed Adds Library Amendment to Immigration Bill
Senator Reed offered the amendment on June 18. Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director of the American Library Association Washington Office, sent the message below, which includes the entry in the Congressional Record: [Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 87 (Tuesday, June 18, 2013)] [Senate] [Pages S4546-S4554]...
Audio Book Appreciation Month!
It's Audio Book Appreciation month! If you've never tried an audiobook, June would be a great month to do so. Car trips go so much faster with an exciting story pouring out of your speakers, or relaxing at the lake or in your backyard with a great story. We have audiobooks available on cassette, cd, and electronically through WILBOR. Come on in and check one out!...
"Groundbreaking Reads" at Spencer Public Library
May is an exciting time for adults at the library. Summer is right around the corner and the library is eagerly anticipating a busy one. Ah...summer! Wonderful weather, kids off at camp, and ...reading as many books as you can for chances to win fabulous prizes at Spencer Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program. ...
How the library Can Help You to Find a Job!
Do you know how many ways your local library can help you find a job? There are many books with sample resumes, cover letters, letters of recommendation, personal references, and so on. Once you have put together your basic package of information, the library can help you with the next step...
World Book Night
On April 23rd, you can expect to see several of us around town with our arms full of books. Why? Along with several other people in Spencer and the surrounding area--as well as all across the country!--we're giving our books to those who don't regularly read and people who don't normally have access to printed books, for reasons or means of access...
Are You Ready For The Zombie Apocalypse?
"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."-- from an article originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog on May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan...
Chasing 4 Life
Spencer Public Library is gearing up for severe weather and looking forward to our upcoming visit with Chasing4Life on Saturday, March 23rd. We are excited to announce that C4L will be presenting an extra show that morning. At 10:00 am young kids are invited to a very special "Purple Tornado Storytime". ...
Purple Tornadoes and Other Things That Fall From the Sky
Just in time for the advent of severe weather season, Spencer Public Library will be joined by representatives from Chasing4Life on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00pm for an exciting and informative program. Learn about storm chasing, severe weather history, and current climate challenges. ...
Everybody Has To Play By The Same Rules
The public library is an American institution. There are public libraries around the world, but the American definition is really unique. The purpose of our library is to provide equitable access to resources and materials. The operative word here is "equitable". Our policies are designed to make sure that resources purchased with public funds are shared effortlessly...
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