Aalfs Downtown Library
529 Pierce Street
712-255-2933
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday (Sept. thru May) 1pm – 5pm

Morningside Branch Library
4005 Morningside Avenue
712-255-2924
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Perry Creek Branch Library
(Lower B, Plaza Professional Center)
2912 Hamilton Boulevard
712-255-2926
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm

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Siouxland Community Reads

Siouxland Community Reads celebrates three books over three months and features unique events that expand the reading experience. We’ll read and explore The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú in March. April features Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and in May, My Ántonia by Willa Cather will take center stage. Find all the titles in our catalog to get a jumpstart on reading before the first discussion, and check out our Facebook Page or website under “Upcoming Events” for all the events you’ll want to add to your calendar.

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Open Book Club Titles for 2020

Sioux City Public Library is excited to announce the Open Book Club picks for 2020! Read from this selection of acclaimed titles at your leisure or in time to attend a spirited discussion held the first Monday of each month, 10 am at our Perry Creek Branch Library and 5 pm at the Morningside Branch Library. Open Book Club is free and open to all. March’s title is Conviction by Denise Mina. Click here to see the complete 2020 list.

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The First Fifty Pages Podcast

The Sioux City Public Library has a podcast! The First Fifty Pages is a collaboration between the Sioux City Public Library and Sioux City’s local NPR station, KWIT-KOJI. This monthly podcast will inform you on books, library culture, and reading trends and will also keep you up-to-date on the happenings at your local library. You can listen via KWIT’s website or download the episodes via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and PlayerFM.

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Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow

The Library is excited to introduce Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow for all our full-access library patrons. With Brainfuse you can access an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of educational, career, and veteran needs. Brainfuse offers live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators to assist you with writing a resume, preparing for a job interview, or navigating the VA system. Brainfuse also offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as preparatory tests – including the GED, HiSET, ACT, SAT, and USCIS citizenship test.

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Pay Library Fees Online

You no longer have to wait until your next visit to take care of library fees. You can now quickly and easily pay library fines by credit card from any internet-connected device using your Sioux City Public Library card number and four-digit PIN (birth month and day) to sign in.

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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language offers over 100 languages and a wide variety of learning activities. Transparent Language also has an app, so you can learn a new language whenever and wherever you’d like!

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Need Technology Help?

Make an appointment with one of our Library Techies during regular business hours at Aalfs Downtown Library. One-on-one consultations will provide tech assistance and can cover a range of topics including library resources, patron-owned devices (such as eReaders, tablets, and smart phones), social media, computer software, and more! Call 712-255-2933 ext. 2221 to schedule now!

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“Check It Out” radio series

“Check It Out,” a series featuring book recommendations from Sioux City Public Library staff, airs Tuesdays at 7:42am and 5:18pm on KWIT-KOJI: FM90. Each segment spotlights a staff favorite from our collection. (more)

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Ancestry Genealogy Search

Discover your family’s history for free with the library version of Ancestry.com. Find U.S. Federal Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records and much more. It is only available on the Aalfs Downtown Library computers, so bring your library card and start discovering!

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Mindful Movement

Monday, February 24 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 12:30 – 1:10 pm
Restore equilibrium and a positive state of mind at this mini-yoga workshop over the lunch hour. All exercises are conducive to professional attire.

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Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Monday, February 24 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 6:30 pm
Designed for those interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, this program features information from dementia experts and perspectives from individuals living with dementia as well as their care partners.

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Library Storytime

Tuesday, February 25 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 11 – 11:30 am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

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Library Storytime

Wednesday, February 26 • Morningside Branch Library • 10:30 – 11 am
Library Storytime is a unique place for young children and their caring adults to explore the world together. Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing the early literacy skills needed to be ready to read.

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Open Book Club

Monday, March 2 • Perry Creek Branch Library • 10 – 11 am
Join us each month for lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! March’s title is Conviction by Denise Mina.

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Open Book Club

Monday, March 2 • Morningside Branch Library • 5 – 6 pm
Join us each month for lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts! March’s title is Conviction by Denise Mina.

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1st Saturday Family Storytime: Celebrate Seuss!

Saturday, March 7 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 11 – 11:45am
You could not, would not want to miss
a storytime as fun as this.
We’ll read books, sing songs, have fun and play
as we enjoy Dr. Seuss’s special day!
(Special guest appearance by The Cat in the Hat! Free parking on weekends.)

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Mindful Movement

Monday, March 9 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 12:30 – 1:10 pm
Restore equilibrium and a positive state of mind at this mini-yoga workshop over the lunch hour. All exercises are conducive to professional attire.

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Siouxland Community Reads: Book Discussion

Monday, March 9 • Dakota Perk • 3900 Dakota Ave., South Sioux City, NE • 3 pm
Discussing The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú.

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Read-To-Me Dogs

Saturday, March 14 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 2 – 3 pm
Grades K-5 are invited to practice reading to gentle canine listeners at this drop-in event. Free parking on weekends.

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Community Conversations: Removing the “Elephant” from the Room: Your Final Wishes

Tuesday, March 17 • Morningside Branch Library • 10:15 – 11:45 am
You always said you wouldn’t be caught dead in that outfit! Now is the time to tell your family and talk about the elephant in the room, “your final wishes.” More and more people choose to pre-plan and pay for their final services to protect their family from the financial and emotional upheaval sudden death can bring. Kelly Eckhoff, from Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, joins us to talk about making final arrangements in advance to protect both your assets and those of your loved ones. Join us for this FREE and informational Community Conversation (no obligations) at our Morningside Branch Library.

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Mindful Movement

Monday, March 23 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 12:30 – 1:10 pm
Restore equilibrium and a positive state of mind at this mini-yoga workshop over the lunch hour. All exercises are conducive to professional attire.

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Siouxland Community Reads: Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 24 • Caribou Coffee • 2939 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City, IA • 6 pm
Discussing The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú.

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Siouxland Community Reads: Coming to Iowa: A History of Global Migration to the United States

Saturday, March 28 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 1 pm
Scholar Debra DeLaet expores a history of global migration to the United States through Iowa’s immigration history. She’ll talk about distinct waves of migration to Iowa (and the U.S.), and how U.S. immigration policy shaped these waves.

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Alzheimer’s Education: 10 Warning Signs

Monday, March 30 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 6:30 pm
Learn the difference between the warning signs of dementia and normal aging so you’ll feel confident recognizing these changes in yourself and others.

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Siouxland Community Reads: Immigrant Experiences from the Frontlines

Tuesday, March 31 • Aalfs Downtown Library • 6 pm
First-generation lawyer Revathi Truong shares stories from her work as an Immigration Attorney in Siouxland.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sharing books and stories is important to your child’s brain development. Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge that brings you and your child closer together while developing their vocabulary and preparing them to become a stronger reader. Learn how to get started!

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Library Storytime

Curious young minds experience the magic that stories offer while developing social skills, building vocabulary, and learning to match spoken sounds with written words. Please join us! (more)

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1st Saturday Family Storytime

At 11 am the first Saturday of each month, October through May, families with preschool through early elementary age children experience entertaining stories, catchy songs, and memorable rhymes. Hands-on activities extend the story beyond the pages of the book. Parking is free at the Aalfs Downtown Library on weekends!

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Reading Lists for Kids & Teens

Not sure what to read? Check out our reading lists of age-appropriate books by grade and subject. (more)