The Rapid City Public Library Foundation presents its monthly lecture series with a presentation by Naomi Even-Aberle, on Tuesday, September 1st, 7p.m., Rapid City Public Library, upstairs at 610 Quincy St. in Rapid City.
Explore Korean martial arts, Taekwondo, Hapkido and Kumdo in a contemporary setting. Master Instructor Naomi Even-Aberle will explain just what Korean based martial arts are, and how being a black belt in today’s society works.
Wine and cheese reception. Complimentary admittance ($10 suggested donation). Please register by visiting the event calendar on our website: http://www.rapidcitylibraryfoundation.org or call 605-394-6139. Refreshments supported by Smith’s Liquor Gallery.
Our hot summer days are changing to cool school days. On Friday, August 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. upstairs at the downtown library (610 Quincy Street), plan to join us as we celebrate an excellent summer of reading and welcome the first day of school! Children will enjoy fun activities, crafts and popsicles. Win a Back to School Piñata full of school supplies (Must be present to win)!
For more information about library programs for all ages, please visit our website at www.rapidcitylibrary.org.
As the Teen Summer Reading program draws to an end for this year, teens can celebrate their hard work and the end of summer at the Rapid City Public Libraries’ Superhero Prom. On Friday, August 21 from 5 – 7 p.m., come dressed as your favorite superhero (or villain!) and party with your friends after hours at the downtown library. Enjoy crafts, snacks, and games as we say goodbye to summer and flex our superhero muscles one last time.
For more information about library programs, including just-for-teen activities, please visit our website at www.rapidcitylibrary.org.
The Rapid City Public Library Foundation Board is pleased to welcome Marty Garwood to the Foundation Board.
Marty Garwood is a life-long resident of the Black Hills. She grew up in both Lead and Rapid City. After graduating from Steven’s High School, she attended South Dakota State University and earned a BA in Child Development Welfare.
Marty was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1992. Since then she has served the congregation at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Rapid City. Areas of ministry have included pastoral visits, youth ministry, preaching and hospitality. Marty also serves as the mentor for the local Education for Ministry class which is an extension course offered through the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
Marty is employed by the Rapid Valley Sanitary District – Water Service. She has been with them since 1981 as Office Operations. Her responsibilities include payroll, accounts payable, day to day scheduling of work orders, and customer service. Marty considers herself fortunate to have been able to travel extensively. She has visited 41 of the 59 states as well as traveling in Canada, Europe, and Australia. The call of the horizon is always beckoning to her.
Currently Marty is a member of The Women of the Moose, The Order of the Daughters of the King, and PEO International.
Founded in 1989, the Rapid City Library Foundation’s aim is to raise funds and provide a margin of excellence for the Rapid City Public Libraries. The Foundation envisions the Libraries as a cornerstone of our community’s high quality of life.
Written by Jaclyn Seymour
A South Dakota native, who has traveled all over the world performing music, returned to his home state to rock the Rapid City Public Libraries Tuesday.
Children’s Performer Phil Baker lives in Sioux Falls and has been performing to children’s groups for nearly three decades.
Baker had children at the downtown library Tuesday morning and the north–side location Tuesday afternoon moving and grooving during his interactive, family concerts.
He says he began his career as a jazz guitar player after studying jazz music at the University of Miami in Florida.
But once he returned to South Dakota, he found his niche playing for kids by performing in classrooms.
Baker says, “Well, kids are really a terrific audience because they like to get involved in the show, and so I really like that aspect of performing. I do a lot of educational programs for kids. I’m working on a project with WebMD right now where I write music based on themes they’re trying to teach the kids. So I do a lot of that kind of education as well.”
Baker says he loves coming to Rapid City.
The Rapid City Public Libraries will wrap up summer with a bang, hosting a Back to School End of Summer Bash at the downtown library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 21st.
Written by Robert Grant
Artistic chaos was unleashed on the streets of Rapid City, Saturday.
The first annual CHAOS Maker Fair brought in vendors to give people a hands–on experience in science, technology and art.
Attendees learned about their family history, wood working, and 3–D printing just to name a few.
The Maker Fair is part of a national movement.
If you missed it – the Rapid City Public Library is opening a section where you can participate in activities year–round.
Laurinda Tapper, with the Rapid City Public Library, said “It’s just to gather and let people know that they can make something. They are here to get their hands dirty and try something new whether it’s doing origami or trying 3–D printing. So, basically we want people to be able to try things.”
The library is already making plans for next year, with the fair set for July 30th.
Written by Josh Morgan, Journal staff
Children of all ages had an opportunity to explore their creativity Saturday afternoon during the CHAOS Maker Fair outside of the Rapid City Public Library and Dahl Arts Center. Armed with crayons, chalk and super glue, participants at the hands-on crafts fair participated in classes and activities to create artwork.
CHAOS, which stands for Creative Hands-on Artistic Original Space, is part of the Rapid City Public Library’s expansion into creating an arts and crafts section for children in the area. The hands-on activities during the day included traditional arts and crafts, such as coloring, and other interactive showcases utilizing technology, such as a green-screen booth for making movies.
The fair also included a small selection of performances. Local musicians played live music in the middle of the fair and local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an organization dedicated to medieval re-enactments, put on sword-fighting demonstrations while dressed in authentic medieval armor.
You are invited to the conclusion of our Superhero Saturdays Film Series. Enjoy Captain America: The Winter Soldier on our big screen, Saturday, August 15 from 1 to 3 p.m., upstairs at the downtown library (610 Quincy Street). Bring something comfortable to sit on – if desired. We will provide the popcorn and beverage.
For more information about library programs, including fun summer events for the entire family, please visit our website at http://www.rapidcitylibrary.org.