October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Have A Happy And Safe Halloween!

October 29, 2016

Bad Guys' Halloween Bash

October 29
Bad Guys’ Halloween Bash 2:00 pm

October 27, 2016

Tech Talk: Stop Motion Animation

October 27
Tech Talk: Stop Motion Animation 6:30 pm

October 26, 2016

Maker Day

October 26
Maker Day: Monster Movie Madness 1:00 to 3:00 pm

October 25, 2016

Storytime With SarahBeth!

Happy Halloween! Storytime today, October 25th @ 10:30 am.

October 24, 2016

Book-to-Movie

Monday, October 24th @ 6:30 pm.

October 22, 2016

Teen Movie

Saturday, October 22nd @ 2:00 pm

October 21, 2016

Saturday Morning Events


October 20, 2016

Simply Delicious -- Postponed Until Next Week

Due to unforseen circumstances, the date and time of the Simply Delicious program has changed.  It will now be Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m.

October 19, 2016

Intergenerational Book Discussion


October 18, 2016

Tween Book Club


Tween Book Club 4:00 pm

October 17, 2016

October Movie


October 16, 2016

Monsters! Storytime with Sarah Beth

Tuesday, October 18th @ 10:30 am.

October 15, 2016

Baby Storytime

Monday Nights At 6:30 pm.

Aimee's Tech Talks


October 14, 2016

Family Movie Day

2:00 pm on Saturday, October 15th

October 13, 2016

Cops & Zombies


October 12, 2016

Ready, Set, Retire!


                                 October 12                                   October 13
                                 Ready, Set, Retire! 5:45 pm         Ready, Set, Retire! 5:45 pm

October 11, 2016

Storytime with SarahBeth!


Apples & Pumpkins Storytime

10:30 am, Tuesday, October 11th

October 10, 2016

True Crime Terror From Lyon County, Iowa

A terrified voice cried out in the night.
"Who are you? What do you want?
 On the evening of November 17, 1973, five teenagers from Sioux Falls, South Dakota were attacked by a group of three brothers.
The sound of snapping twigs closed in on the five teenagers enjoying an evening around a glowing campfire at Gitchie Manitou State Park. The night of music and laughter had taken a dark turn. Evil loomed just beyond the tree line, and before the night was over, one of the Midwest’s most horrific mass murders had left its bloodstains spewed across the campsite. One managed to survive and would come to be known as the “Gitchie Girl.” Harrowing memories of the terrifying crime sent her spiraling out of control, and she grasped at every avenue to rebuild her life. Can one man, a rescue dog, and a glimmer of faith salvage a broken soul?

October 9, 2016

Teen Mario Kart Tournament

Monday, October 10th @ 1:00 pm

October 8, 2016

Fandom Club 10:00 am

Fandom Club is for fans of TV, books, movies, video games and more. You are invited to join us to get crafty and talk about your favorite fandoms.

Fandom Club this Saturday, October 8th @12:00 pm.


October 7, 2016

Anime & Japanese Culture Club

The Anime & Japanese Culture Club is for fans of anime, manga, Japanese video games, and Japanese culture.
Saturday, October 8th and 22nd
10:00 am

October 6, 2016

Youth Services October 2016

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October 5, 2016

October 2016 Events at Spencer Public Library


October 8
Anime & Japanese Culture Club 10:00 am
Fandom Club 12:00 pm

October 10
Teen Mario Kart Tournament 1:00 pm
Baby Storytime 6:30 pm
Author Visit: Phil & Sandy Hamman 6:30 pm

October 11
Apples & Pumpkins Storytime 10:30 am
Teen Book Club 6:00 pm

October 15
Family Movie Day 2:00 pm
Cops & Zombies 6:00 to 8:00 pm

October 17
Baby Storytime 6:30 pm
Movie Night 7:00 pm

October 18
Monsters Storytime 10:30 am
Tween Book Club 4:00 pm

October 20
Simply Delicious: Passport Taste the World Norway 6:30 pm   

October 22
Anime & Japanese Culture Club 10:00 am
Fandom Club 12:00 pm
Teen Movie 2:00 pm

October 24
Baby Storytime 6:30 pm
Books to Movies Movie Night 6:30 pm   

October 25
Happy Halloween Storytime 10:30 am
Teen Book Club 6:00 pm

October 26
Maker Day: Monster Movie Madness 1:00 to 3:00 pm   

October 27
Tech Talk: Stop Motion Animation 6:30 pm

October 29
Bad Guys’ Halloween Bash 2:00 pm

October 4, 2016

Stories, stories, and more stories today!

Yoga Storytime @ 9:30 am, Tuesday, Octoher 4th.
Also scheduled today:
Nocturnal Animals Storytime @ 10:30 am
and Tween Book Club @ 4:00 pm.

October 3, 2016


October 2, 2016

September Adult Programs at Spencer Public Library





Monday, October 3 @ 6:30 PM–DIY Club at Spencer Public Library- Halloween Food Art Everyone loves a treat during Halloween, but how about turning that treat into art?  Join the DIY club as we take some common food and turn it into Halloween food art. We will make white chocolate covered strawberry ghosts, Frankenstein Monster Ho Ho’s, and Butterfinger dip. Enjoy the making as well as the eating! Registration required. Sign-up to reserve your spot 580-7290.
Monday, October 10th at 6:30 PMAuthor Talk and Book Signing at Spencer Public Library- Authors, Phil and Sandy Hamman will present the inside story of the book Gitchie Girl and the events surrounding the Gitchie Manitou mass murders that happened in Gitchie Manitou State Park in Larchwood, Iowa. The presentation portrays the survivor’s story of Sandra Cheskey’s many struggles to rebuild her life emotionally and spiritually following a sexual assault that night. Gitchie Girl is a #1 national best seller on several of Barnes & Noble’s and Amazon’s true crime lists. This is a free program. Books will be available on site for purchase. Please call 580-7290 for more information.

Monday, October 17, 7:00 PM Movie Night at Spencer Public Library–Ghostbusters-  Ghostbusters is a comedic Science Fiction film starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, two paranormal enthusiasts, a nuclear engineer, and a subway worker band together to stop the otherworldly threat. As always, snacks will be provided – Registration required. Sign-up to reserve your spot 580-7290.
Monday, October 24, 6:30 PM – Book To Movie at Spencer Public Library About Schmidt - We will be watching the movie About Schmidt starring Jack Nicholson.  About Schmidt is a story of a newly widowed retiree who is dealing with his loneliness along with his botched relationship between himself and his daughter. About Schmidt is a great example of a producer taking parts and pieces of a great book and turning it into a gem of an original film. You don’t need to read the book to see the movie. Sign-up to reserve your spot 580-7290.

October 1, 2016

October Events for Adults




October is an exciting month. With Halloween creeping around the corner adults at Spencer Public Library have a variety of exciting free programs. 
Everyone loves a treat during Halloween, but how about turning that treat into art?  Join the DIY club as we take some common food and turn it into Halloween food art. We will make white chocolate covered strawberry ghosts, Frankenstein Monster Ho Ho’s, and Butterfinger dip. Enjoy the making as well as the eating! October 3 @ 6:30 PM - Registration required.
Join the Authors, Phil and Sandy Hamman, on Monday, October 10th at 6:30 PM, as they present the inside story of the book Gitchie Girl and the events surrounding the Gitchie Manitou mass murders that happened in Gitchie Manitou State Park in Larchwood, Iowa. The presentation portrays the survivor’s story of Cheskey’s many struggles to rebuild her life emotionally and spiritually following a sexual assault that night. Gitchie Girl is a #1 national best seller on several of Barnes & Noble’s and Amazon’s true crime lists. Books will be available on site for purchase.
Our free movie for October is Ghostbusters, a comedy Fantasy/Science fiction film starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Ghostbusters is a 2016 remake of the 1984 movie with the same name. Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, two paranormal enthusiasts, a nuclear engineer, and a subway worker band together to stop the otherworldly threat.   As always, snacks will be provided – Registration required.
The library is partnering with the Spencer Community Schools and doing a special intergeneration book discussion. We will be reading The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien in October and then discussing the book with High School Juniors and Seniors in November. The novel takes a hard look at a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Weapons and good-luck charms carried by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam represent survival, lost innocence, and the war's interminable legacy. The book, based on the authors experience in the war, has become a classic and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990. Sign up to check-out a copy of the book. The discussion will take place at Spencer High School. Lunch will be provided.
The Books To Movies club will watch About Schmidt starring Jack Nicholson on October 24 @ 6:30 PM. About Schmidt is a drama about a lonely, recently widowed and retired man trying to reconnect with his adult daughter. Everyone is invited to watch the movie even if you never read the book or you have previously read it. The next Book to Movie is Babette’s Feast a short story written by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen). The movie, in French and subtitled in English, won the Academy Award in 1988 for best foreign film.

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