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Adult Summer Reading

Starting June 4, 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, Feb 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
Beyond her historic role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, this dive into civil rights icon Rosa Parks sheds light on her extensive organizing, radical politics, and lifelong dedication to activism.

Mon, Feb 26, 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, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Wear your painting clothes and create beautiful, abstract pour art on canvases that you can take home!
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

Sat, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Cantaré Piano Duo and special guests! Join us for an afternoon of classic Irish music featuring piano, fiddle, banjo, and more.

Mon, Mar 04, 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, Mar 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hoyt Room
The Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research will be at the library to help you on your genealogical journey! Today they will be sharing tips and tricks for navigating Ancestry.com!

Mon, Mar 11, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hoyt Room
RCPL Board Meeting

Mon, Mar 11, 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!

Mon, Mar 18, 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, Mar 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Monthly Meeting

Wed, Mar 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Community Room
Local author Bruce Burgess Junek joins the library to share how his travels through 54 countries with his wife led to a career as a writer, explorer, photographer, speaker, filmmaker, and storyteller!
Registration opens Friday, March 1 2024 at 10:00am

Wed, Mar 20, 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.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
A landmark book that reveals, celebrates, and advocates for the special minds and contributions of visual thinkers
Registration opens Friday, March 1 2024 at 10:00am

Sat, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room
Join us as we kick off the growing season with crafts, snacks, and seeds galore! Bring a plant or some seeds to participate in the swap and learn about our seed library and resources!

Sun, Mar 24, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
Up against a broken food system suffering a multitude of issues, a brave group of visionary leaders work to build a more just, regenerative, and resilient system in their local communities.

Mon, Mar 25, 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, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
Bring greenery into your home and create a beautiful succulent terrarium, customized to your liking.
Registration opens Wednesday, March 13 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Mar 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Learn about birds, migration, and adaptations, and then build a bird box to take home!

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

Mon, Apr 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!

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
Join us for our a monthly lecture series exploring various topics while enjoying lunch provided by the Friends of the Library! Check back in for more details about this month's event!
Registration opens Monday, April 1 2024 at 9:00am

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.

Mon, Apr 22, 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, Apr 24, 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, April 10 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room
A visceral and 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.
Registration opens Monday, April 1 2024 at 9:00am

Sun, Apr 28, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Community Room
Join us for a documentary and refreshments provided by The Friends of the Library!

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
Join us for our a monthly lecture series exploring various topics while enjoying lunch provided by the Friends of the Library! Check back in for more details about this month's event!
Registration opens Wednesday, May 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, May 15, 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, 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, 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, May 8 2024 at 9:00am