Mo Willems & Friends

4-2-newsJoin us as we celebrate 10 years of NOT letting the Pigeon drive the bus! Enjoy stories, songs and family fun featuring the famous blue Pigeon and other Mo Willems favorites. Programs at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at The Wilbur Aalfs Library, 529 Pierce St. (Free parking on weekends)

Library Friends Sponsor Used Book Sale

The 2013 Book Lovers' Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Sioux City Public Library, begins at 6 p.m., Friday, April 26 under the Gordon Plaza clock tower, in the former Fashion Bug location (3241 Gordon Drive) in Sioux City.  Staffed by volunteers, this annual fundraiser generates thousands of dollars and enables the Friends to enrich public library service in Sioux City. Proceeds from the sale fund the children’s summer reading initiative and provide books, recordings, online resources and more. Click for details.

Next Tech Talk is March 26

Get one-on-one assistance with your tech devices from Library staffer Troy Jennings at tomorrow's Tech Talk. To download eBooks from the Library website, bring laptops, cables and Library card. Tech Talks are held the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Wilbur Aalfs Library - SNB Conference Room (free parking after 6).

No joke!

13jesterJoin us for silly stories, foolish friends, and fun activities as we celebrate the world’s fools in story and fun. From Silly Sally to knock-knock jokes and tongue-twisters, delight in the joy of simple silliness on Saturday, April 6 at The Wilbur Aalfs Library. See you at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m.




The excitement ramps up

13onebookThe busiest week for One Book One Siouxland is at hand. Enjoy a talk by Matt Anderson about 1880s fashions, and discuss Shane with other enthusiastic readers at “Hats Off to Shane,” Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum.

Monday the 18th, join the Lifelong Learning Book Club at Western Iowa Tech (pre-register at 274-6404) for lunch and a rousing book discussion. Later that day, catch the first of two screenings of the 1953 movie starring Alan Ladd, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Room, Lincoln Center, on the Morningside College Campus. Following the film, Dr. Jen Peterson, Morningside College English Department, will lead a discussion of the book and movie.

In the mood for cowboy poetry? Join Marci Broyhill at 7 p.m. in the Stoney Creek Inn lobby on Tuesday, March 19. Her appearance is sponsored by the South Sioux City Public Library. Dave Mixdorf, Library Director there, presents “From Zane Grey to Brokeback Mountain: How Western Literature has Changed” at the South Sioux City Public Library on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

“Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie,” which was cancelled on March 10, will now be held Sunday, March 24 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center. Musicians Mike Langley, Jack Langley and Walter Peterson have prepared a musical presentation of songs from the old west.

Programs continue into April. Visit for event details.


Family Storytime

Open Book Club

Online Book Clubs


529 Pierce St.
4005 Morningside Ave.
2912 Hamilton Blvd.
Sioux City Iowa 51101
Sioux City Iowa 51106
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Sioux City Iowa 51104
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