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Hoop Dancer – Starr Chief Eagle

Saturday, April 22 • 2 Performances
11 am at the Aalfs Downtown Library
2 pm at the Sioux City Art Center
Join us for 2 amazing performances with Starr Chief Eagle, courtesy of the Sioux City Public Library. Chief Eagle is an American Indian Culture Interpreter representing the Lakota Sioux people. Specializing in traditional Lakota Hoop Dancing and storytelling, her performances provide a fun, interactive, and educational introduction to Lakota culture. These events are FREE and open to the public of all ages.  

By |March 18th, 2023|Adults, Events, Kids, Sioux City Reads|

Art at the Library with Denise Semple

Wednesday, April 19 • Aalfs Downtown Library
3 – 6 pm: Open Studio and Art Demonstration
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Discussion
Enjoy a day of art with the Sioux City Public Library! Local artist Denise Semple will hold an artist demonstration open to the public. Visit Denise, browse books, then join us at 6:30pm for a discussion about her art, subject matter, and culture. Followed by Q & A.

By |March 18th, 2023|Adults, Events, Kids, Sioux City Reads|

eResources Spotlight: Kanopy

What is Kanopy?
Kanopy is an app for your smart devices & TVs. Kanopy allows Library users to view movies, films,  courses and documentaries for FREE. No ads or payments. 

Full-access Sioux City Public Library cardholders may view up to 5 films a month on Kanopy! 

How do I get Kanopy? 

1. Download the Kanopy app, select “Get Started” and enter your library: Sioux City Public Library.
2. Enter your Library card # and PIN (your pin is your 2-digit

By |October 26th, 2022|Adults, Kids, Teens|


What is Libby?
Libby is an app for your smart devices.
Libby allows Library users to check out e-books, e-magazines and e-audiobooks for FREE. 

Libby is FREE with your full-service Sioux City Public Library Card! 

By |October 10th, 2022|Adults, eBooks, Kids, Teens|

Sioux City Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff with Duke Otherwise!

The Sioux City Public Library is getting ready for summer and the Library’s Summer Reading Program! Join us for a special Kickoff Event on June 1 at 11am in Peter’s Park next to the Morningside Library Branch at 4005 Morningside Ave. in Sioux City. 

By |May 10th, 2022|Events, Kids|

Sioux City Public Library Podcast, The First Fifty Pages, Hosts Author Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel–the bestselling author behind the critically acclaimed novels Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel–joins Kelsey and Jenn on this episode of The First Fifty Pages.  Emily talks about her love of Science Fiction, the un-romantic process of revision, and about how her latest novel, Sea of Tranquility, moves through time and space.  (!) Spoiler — the future is not a catastrophe… 

By |April 24th, 2022|Adults, eBooks, Events, Kids, Teens|

Sioux City Public Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

The Sioux City Public Library Board of Trustees has voted to permanently eliminate overdue fines for full-service Sioux City Public Library cards, a move that benefits at least 75% of the Library’s cardholders. 

By |February 14th, 2022|Adults, Kids, Teens|