Fall Programs & Events
Library Book Clubs
The K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library currently offers three adult book clubs. Everyone is welcome to participate at no cost or registration. Titles to be discussed are selected by the club members 4-6 months in advance. This gives participants time to read the books before discussion dates. All titles are available for checkout at the library. Most titles are available in a variety of formats (regular and large print, audio and ebooks, etc) but this is not a guarantee. Book club participants must be at a least 18 years old, 21 years old for Books on Tap.
- Coffee Klatch: A book club for adults, 18+ years. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Public Library at 10:00 AM.
- Cover to Cover: A book club for adults, 18+ years. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Public Library at 6:30 PM.
- Books on Tap: A book club for adults, 21+ years. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at the One-Legged Pheasant Brewery, 723, S. Main St, Aberdeen, SD, at 7:00 PM.
Call for Art – Jan. 1-Feb. 22- Open call for art from the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library. For middle and high school artists and adult artists 18+. In celebration of The Big Read-Aberdeen title, “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth,” by Sarah Smarsh, we invite Aberdeen and surrounding area artists to submit original works inspired by living in the heartland of the upper plains. All artworks will be exhibited at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC) Gallery, March 1, 2024-March 27, 2024. The exhibit reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Submissions will be taken until Feb. 22. Registration is required. Please register by Feb. 16. Click on graphic to register.
Chill Out & Read - Jan 1st-Mar 31st - Chill Out & Read with the library winter reading program for adults. This program is designed for adults to encourage life-long reading habits. Download the library reading app, READSquared to participate. You can log your reading, receive book suggestions, and unlock games all within the app. Once you have earned 300 points you will receive a notice that you have won a prize. All book formats count. Yes, even audio books. You may also read books from your own collection; they do not have to be library books. Just a reminder to check out our Libby and Hoopla apps for free audio & ebooks.
Pie and Bingo! Come to the library and play a few rounds of bingo, win prizes, and enjoy a slice of pie with friends as you listen to a guest speaker or musician from the community. This event meets the third Wednesday of every month at the library, 1:30-3:00PM. Everyone is welcome. No registration.
WHEN: Every third Wednesday of every month.
TIME: 1:30 – 3:00 PM
AGE: General Public
Jan 11th 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM-Mindful Meditation, with Aimee Roy - Aberdeen winters can be trying, but meditation is a beautiful way to escape the dreary cold. Guided by Aimee Roy, you’ll learn the many healthful benefits of meditation and how to incorporate it in your daily life. This class is perfect for someone who is a beginner and wants to learn the basics.
Jan 18th – World on the Move Exhibit Opening 6:30-7:30 PM - Join us for the opening of this unique exhibit and discover the reasons people have been on the move for over 250,000 years. Migration is a human experience that connects us all. There will be a brief presentation focusing on exhibit panels as well as refreshments for attendees.
Jan 20th - Spanish Conversation Club - Hablas Espanol? Hablas inglés, pero tus sabas un poco Español? ¿Estas aprendiendo inglés y tú quieres practicar? ¡Ven a la biblioteca para este divertido evento!
Jan 23rd - 2-3PM - Healthy Eating for Chronic Disease Prevention – Join Annie Jacobson from Sanford Health for this informative program! Learn how to prevent chronic disease with food!
Jan 23rd -6:30 PM- Educación de Vivienda con East River Legal Services (Español) - Únase a nosotros para aprender más sobre sus derechos y responsabilidades como inquilino, la ley entre propietarios e inquilinos y el proceso de desalojo.
Jan. 24th – 6:30 PM– Housing Education with East River Legal Services (English) – Join us to learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, landlord-tenant law and the eviction process.
January 30th- 6:00 -7:30 PM - Germans from Russia-their journey to the Dakotas - Join us for this unique program as we explore the reasons that influenced many Germans from Russia to homestead in the Dakotas. There will be traditional German food to sample at 6:00 PM followed by a presentation by SD Genealogist, Yvonne Haefner, “The Journey to Russia and to America.”
Feb 1st - 6:00 PM – The Art of Bread Baking – Joined by Pete Burkhardt of Vitality Bakery, as he demonstrates the process and techniques of baking delicious bread.
NEA BIG READ-Aberdeen
The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read-Aberdeen celebrates the many facets of living in the rural Midwest and has chosen the book, “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth,” by Sarah Smarsh. Area residents are encouraged to read “Heartland” and attend the many events hosted by K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library and partnering organizations leading up to Sarah Smarsh’s visit in April 2023. Big Read-Aberdeen events will occur between October 2023 and June 2024. A full calendar of events is available at https://aberdeen.sd.us/library. Check it regularly for new events throughout the year.