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.
Come Write In
Join this informal writers group. This is a writing and information session for adults.
Great way to ask other writers questions and share your knowledge too. Come Write In is a dedicated time and space to work on your own project. Writers of all levels, genres, and experience are welcome.
WHEN: 2ND Tuesday of every month.
TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Roses 101- Part 2 So you planted a rose, now what? Are you tired of your roses being annuals rather than perennials? The Hardy Rosarian Master Gardening group will teach what to do next, prepare for fall and tips for next spring. All gardening levels are welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, September 16th
TIME: 1:30 PM
WHERE: K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library
AGE: General Public
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
The Wonderful World of Andrew Kolb Calling all artists, RPG enthusiasts, writers, and patrons of the arts! Meet Andrew Kolb, author, illustrator, artist, and designer as he talks about creating his latest fantasy role-playing setting book, “Oz: A Fantasy Role-Play Setting.” Join us Friday, September 29th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, at the Red Rooster Coffee House for an author talk and book signing. Prints of Kolb’s artwork/illustrations will be exhibited in the Red Rooster gallery during this event. Currently, books are available for purchase at the Dacotah Prairie Museum and will be available for purchase at this event.
Want to learn more about illustrating and creating role-playing games? Come to a workshop with Andrew Kolb at the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library, Saturday, September 30th. We have something for everyone.
Illustrating/Drawing: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Children of all ages will enjoy working with Andrew Kolb and learn how to illustrate RPG (role-playing game) characters.
Writing & Illustrating Workshop: 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Teens and adults will learn about book writing, publishing, and illustrating professionally. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
Intro to RPGs: 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Teens and Adults will learn how to create RPG settings.
The Andrew Kolb events are funded by a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council and the Aberdeen Library Foundation and brought to you by the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library in partnership with the Aberdeen Area Arts Council, Red Rooster Coffee House, Natural Abundance Food Co-Op, Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Dacotah Prairie Museum.
Classic Guitar Concert
Join classic guitarist Stan Shelnutt and friends as they showcase their musical talent in this unique performance.
WHEN: Thursday, October 19th
TIME: 6:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION: K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library
Author Fair 2023 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. If you are an author that is interested in having a booth at the fair, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at https://aberdeen.sd.us/library.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25th
TIME: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
REGISTRATION: (for authors only at https://forms.gle/3gSzx2NzVjaW8yNL8)
LOCATION: K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library
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.
Kick-Off Event-Starr Chief Eagle Hoop Dance-Thursday, October 12th, at 6:30 PM. The NEA Big Read-Aberdeen kicks-off at the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library with a Hoop Dance performance and storytelling. This event is fun for the entire family. Free copies of the Big Read-Aberdeen book, “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth,” by Sarah Smarsh will be given out at this event.
Farm to Table Cooking Demo-Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:00 PM. Food demo celebrating rural America by Natural Abundance Food Co-op.
The Big Read-Aberdeen is funded by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, South Dakota Arts Council through Arts Midwest, Aberdeen Area Community Foundation, and the Aberdeen Library Foundation and brought to you by the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library in partnership with the Aberdeen Area Arts Council, Natural Abundance Food Co-Op, Dacotah Prairie Museum, and Prairie Partners Master Gardeners.
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.