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Adult Summer Reading

Starting June 2, track your reading this summer and be entered to win one of our weekly prize baskets!

Bookmarks & Prize Entry

  1. Bookmarks can be picked up at the library or printed from home.
  2. Read any book and fill out a new bookmark weekly.
  3. Submit your bookmark by 5 p.m. on Saturdays by dropping it off at the library or sending a photo to:
  4. Prize winners will be drawn weekly.

Log your reading progress with

Click the logo above to visit our Beanstack page, create a profile and start earning prizes!

EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Sun, Apr 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Community Room
Paint, create, and design to your heart's desire at our Open Art Session! We'll provide the supplies and cookies!

Mon, Apr 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room
Restore your mind and invigorate your body with Sol Yoga Collective at the library! In this safe and comfortable environment, you'll be guided through beginner's yoga poses and stretches.

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Monthly Meeting

Wed, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Community Room
South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker and Historian Jeanie Kirkpatrick sheds light on the women workers at Mount Rushmore, their impact, and their legacy.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Welcome to The Library, a place for adventuring parties to convene and take part in glorious battles. Everyone's invited to play, whether it's your first time playing or you're a seasoned adventurer.

Sat, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Many animal newborns are being introduced to their new habitats. Learn about how different animal newborns behave and adapt to their new world.

Sat, Apr 20, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Community Room
Discover various online resources to help you in your ancestry journey! Members of the Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research will be available to offer tips and tricks to guide your research.

Sun, Apr 21, All day
Using Peeps* and your imagination, create a scene inspired by one of your favorite books, characters, or adventure stories!

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Learn basic embroidery stitches and create a custom sachet for your drawers!

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
A compelling mystery about a Cherokee archeologist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs who is summoned to rural Oklahoma to investigate the disappearance of two women, one of them her sister.

Sun, Apr 28, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
Scientists venture into the interior of Antarctica to explore a lake 3,600 feet beneath the ice; their success hinges on a custom hot water drill and their ability to work as a team in the climate.

Mon, Apr 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Room
Seeds, dirt, and bugs, oh my! Participants will find out how planning and tending a garden can help promote a sense of purpose, responsibility, and more in young children.

Mon, Apr 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn for an evening of fiber arts! Don't have equipment? The library has some that you can use for the class! Join us for camaraderie and snacks!

Wed, May 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Community Room
Join us either in person or on Facebook Live as fisherman and librarian Scott Olson discusses the best of fishing in the Black Hills!

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room
Celebrate the Force on Star Wars Day with crafts and activities at the library! We'll make favorite characters, custom lightsabers, and more!

Sun, May 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room
Learn how you can begin and maintain healthy compost for your garden right from your home!

Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room
Restore your mind and invigorate your body with Sol Yoga Collective at the library! In this safe and comfortable environment, you'll be guided through beginner's yoga poses and stretches.

Sat, May 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Prospect the literary tales of Badger Clark with Custer State Park. Explore Clark's relationship with nature and how his work provides a window into the past.

Mon, May 13, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hoyt Room
RCPL Board Meeting

Mon, May 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn for an evening of fiber arts! Don't have equipment? The library has some that you can use for the class! Join us for camaraderie and snacks!

Wed, May 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Community Room
Local musician Alex Massa serenades the crowd with beloved trumpet favorites from jazz and blues icons at the month's event!
Registration opens Wednesday, May 1 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, May 18, All day
Community Room
Start your summer adventures with the library at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

Sun, May 19, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
This heartfelt film is a sweet testament to the power of love and community by following a determined mom advocating for her son diagnosed with autism.

Mon, May 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room
Restore your mind and invigorate your body with Sol Yoga Collective at the library! In this safe and comfortable environment, you'll be guided through beginner's yoga poses and stretches.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Monthly Meeting

Wed, May 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Welcome to The Library, a place for adventuring parties to convene and take part in glorious battles. Everyone's invited to play, whether it's your first time playing or you're a seasoned adventurer.

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Create a set of custom coasters to use around the house! Bring your own photos if you would like to use them!
Registration opens Wednesday, May 8 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
A satisfying fairy tale thriller that explores the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? It asks. Who is worthy of a voice?
Registration opens Wednesday, May 1 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room
Restore your mind and invigorate your body with Sol Yoga Collective at the library! In this safe and comfortable environment, you'll be guided through beginner's yoga poses and stretches.

Tue, Jun 04, All day
Hoyt Room
Voting Location

Mon, Jun 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hoyt Room
RCPL Board Meeting

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn for an evening of fiber arts! Don't have equipment? The library has some that you can use for the class! Join us for camaraderie and snacks!

Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Welcome to The Library, a place for adventuring parties to convene and take part in glorious battles. Everyone's invited to play, whether it's your first time playing or you're a seasoned adventurer.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room
Restore your mind and invigorate your body with Sol Yoga Collective at the library! In this safe and comfortable environment, you'll be guided through beginner's yoga poses and stretches.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Monthly Meeting

Mon, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn for an evening of fiber arts! Don't have equipment? The library has some that you can use for the class! Join us for camaraderie and snacks!

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Explore your creativity and craft with the library! Check back for more details about this month's craft!
Registration opens Wednesday, June 12 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
This unique genre-bending debut offers an intimate glimpse into the crevices of a father?s heart and its capacity to stretch across both space and time to protect the people that mean the most.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 10:00am

Sat, Jun 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Fishing is a popular recreational activity throughout the Black Hills. But do you know which species live in our lakes and streams and how they impact on another?

Sun, Jun 30, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
Join us for a documentary and refreshments provided by The Friends of the Library!

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room
Restore your mind and invigorate your body with Sol Yoga Collective at the library! In this safe and comfortable environment, you'll be guided through beginner's yoga poses and stretches.

Mon, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hoyt Room
RCPL Board Meeting

Mon, Jul 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn for an evening of fiber arts! Don't have equipment? The library has some that you can use for the class! Join us for camaraderie and snacks!