Adult Programs

Author Invites for Fair The K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library would like to invite you to participate in the author fair, Thursday, October 27th.  If you register before September 30th, your name will be included in the publicity materials for this event. Participation is free and you may bring whatever booth/vendor display items that will fit in a  7’X7’ area. The table given is 5’X2.5’. This event is a great way to meet your readers and connect with other regional authors.  

Register Here

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Join chef Rachel Hogan at the library, as she demonstrates how to prepare wild game with a comfort food focus. Rachel Hogan is a chef, outdoors woman and nationally published author. She enjoys guiding hunts in the beauty of South Dakota, celebrating the working partnership with her dogs. In the kitchen, she focuses on the delicious flavors of the outdoors- comfort food with a nutritious twist.
WHEN: Thursday, September 15th
TIME: 6:00 PM
REGISTRATION: No registration Required
LOCATION: K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library Kitchen

 Insta Pat Gallagher Author Event ReadyAuthor Event-Pat Gallagher Join us at the library as local author, Patrick Gallagher, talks about his new book, “Uncle Sam Is Coming to Town (With Santa Claus). This juvenile novel follows a year in the life of Santa and Uncle Sam, who meet on vacation and decide to switch roles because of their uncanny resemblance—an observation only Santa can see.  The misfit switch faces problems when Santa’s jolly perspective is upended, and Christmas is put in jeopardy. This event is for the whole family. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
WHEN: Thursday, September 22nd
TIME: 7:00 PM
AGE: Adult
LOCATION: K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library

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How to Tell Your Story
Sharing stories is a way for people to connect with others and build a sense of community as well as to entertain.  This class will give you tips and tricks to sharpen your story telling skills. Storytellers will be encouraged to participate in the All Aberdeen Reads story slam, Tuesday, October 18th. The book chosen for All Aberdeen Reads 2022 is, “The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic,” edited by Catherine Burns. 
WHEN: Saturday, September 24th                                      WHEN: Thursday, October 6th                                                                                                               (second session)  
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                             TIME: 7:00-8:00 PM
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K. O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library 

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Painting the Rural Picture – Illustrating Social Issues in South Dakota
United Way partnered with local artists to create art piece that spotlight social issues in South Dakota. They combined the art with South Dakota data on each issue. We invite you to join us in the crossroads where art meets social change, taking ownership of the issues as “undeniably South Dakota.”

Exhibit will be available for viewing Thursday, September 29th through October 27th during library open hours. 

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Songs & Stories of the American West
Join Aspen Black and Kerry Grombacher for a foot stomping, toe tapping good time as they perform music that spans folk, country, cowboy, blues and Western Americana music.  
WHEN: Tuesday, October 11th
7:00 PM
No registration required.
K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library

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All Aberdeen Reads 2022
Everyone loves a story about overcoming great odds. This year’s All Aberdeen Reads title is, “The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible,” by Catherine Burns. In celebration of this book, the All Aberdeen Reads community event will be a story slam open mic event. Stories from the book will be shared at this event as well as stories from the community. Each storyteller will get 5 minutes to tell their story of defying the impossible. All Aberdeen Reads is a One Book, One Community event that encourages Aberdeen area residents to the read the same book and come together for a community discussion. The mission of program is to promote literacy, cultivate intergenerational and multicultural discussions, and foster a sense of community by bringing people together through literature.   
WHEN: Tuesday, October20th
7:00 PM
Storytellers need to register before October 12th.  Click here to register your story.
Engels Event Co. 209 S. Main St.

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Author Fair 2022
This event gives you a chance to meet and talk to regional authors representing a variety of genres.  All authors have published works and will have them for sale at this event. There will be a complete list of participating authors by October 15th.
WHEN: Thursday, October 27th
5:00 – 8:00 PM (author talks will begin at 5:30 PM)
LOCATION: K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library