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Little Explorers

Sensory Play

2023-04-06 11:00:00 2023-04-06 12:00:00 America/Denver Little Explorers Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room

Thursday, April 06
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-06 11:00:00 2023-04-06 12:00:00 America/Denver Little Explorers This month we're learning that space rocks with a space themed sensory play! Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room

This month we're learning that space rocks with a space themed sensory play!

Little ones can join us this month as we explore the topic of space with sensory play, STEM-themed activities, and more! Designed for ages 3-6.

AGE GROUP: | Children |

EVENT TYPE: | Hands-On | Educational |

TAGS: | STEM |

Rapid City Public Library Downtown

Phone: 605-394-6139

Hours

Rapid City Public Library Downtown

Mon, May 29 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 30 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 31 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 01 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jun 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM

About the library

Upcoming events

Fri, Jun 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Let's think about all the people who help in our community in this fun sensory activity!

Fri, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Youth Services
Children can practice their literacy skills while reading with a certified therapy dog!

Fri, Jun 02, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Track your reading on Beanstack with a colorful bookmark!

Fri, Jun 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Hoyt Room
Author Christopher Vondracek joins the library to talk about his adventures traveling through the Midwest and his book Dancing with Welk: Music, Memory, and Prairie Troubadour.

Sat, Jun 03, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Black Hills Farmer's Market
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at the Black Hills Farmers Market from 8 a.m - 12 p.m.

Sat, Jun 03, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Hoyt Room
South Dakota Humanities Council Scholar Molly Barari leads a writing workshop on how to pen your own life story and cherished memories.

Sun, Jun 04, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
New Underwood Community Center
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at New Underwood Community Center from 12 - 4 p.m.

Mon, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Restore your mind and invigorate your body with Sol Yoga Collective at the library! In this safe and comfortable environment, you'll be guided through beginner's yoga poses and stretches.

Mon, Jun 05, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Johnson Siding
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at The Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department from 12 - 4 p.m.

Mon, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Paint a mini pot and plant a seed to take home and watch grow!

Tue, Jun 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
We will be joined by a wildland firefighter and their truck at this month's story time!

Tue, Jun 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Free-build or try your hand at the librarian?s challenge for a chance to win a prize!

Tue, Jun 06, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Family Food Truck Night
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Family Food Truck Night from 5 - 8 p.m.

Wed, Jun 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Fisherman and Library staff member Scott Olson teaches tips and tricks to successful shore fishing this summer!

Thu, Jun 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Bring your little ones for a fun-filled story time led by one of our library storytellers. Designed for ages birth- 3 and families, but all are welcome!

Thu, Jun 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Family Services Head Start
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Youth Family Services Head Start from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thu, Jun 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Youth Services
Magician Jeff Quinn returns to the library with a show sure to amaze the entire family!

Fri, Jun 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Put out fires of summer boredom this week as we learn about police and fire services!

Fri, Jun 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Make some mochi while watching anime!

Sat, Jun 10, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Black Hills Farmer's Market
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at the Black Hills Farmers Market from 8 a.m - 12 p.m.

Sat, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Paint, create, and design to your heart's desire at our Open Art Session! We'll provide the supplies, plus cookies!

Sun, Jun 11, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Rapid Valley Common Cents
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Rapid Valley Common Cents from 12 - 4 p.m.

Sun, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Create a funky bookmark with positive affirmations to keep or give to someone special!

Mon, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Box Elder YMCA
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Box Elder YMCA from 12 - 4 p.m.

Mon, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Create a life-sized hug that you can decorate and write a kind message on! Hugs will be sent to residents of local retirement and nursing facilities.

Mon, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Youth Services
Racers, start your engines! This month's Teen Gaming Night video game will be Mario Kart. Bring your friends for fun (and possibly Blue Shell-related rage)! We'll also have VR gaming!

Mon, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Conference Room
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn for an evening of fiber arts! Don't have equipment? The library has some that you can use for the class! Join us for camaraderie and snacks!

Tue, Jun 13, 9:30am - 10:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Jun 13, 10:15am - 11:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Make a card for a friend that can light up!

Tue, Jun 13, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Family Food Truck Night
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Family Food Truck Night from 5 - 8 p.m.

Wed, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Create a fun (but small) chemical reaction inside, then we'll move outside to watch a big demonstration!

Thu, Jun 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Bring your little ones for a fun-filled story time led by one of our library storytellers. Designed for ages birth- 3 and families, but all are welcome!

Thu, Jun 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Family Services Head Start
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Youth Family Services Head Start from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thu, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Youth Services
Markie Scholz presents a wonderful theater production full of puppets, books, and magic that will have the whole family laughing and participating!

Fri, Jun 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Learn about teeth and bones with some fun dentist, nurse, and doctor activities!

Fri, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robbinsdale Park
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at The Robbinsdale Hydrant Party from 1 -3 p.m.

Fri, Jun 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Youth Services
Children can practice their literacy skills while reading with a certified therapy dog!

Fri, Jun 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Add some flair to the teen library by turning our bookends into colorful works of art!

Sat, Jun 17, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Black Hills Farmer's Market
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at the Black Hills Farmers Market from 8 a.m - 12 p.m.

Sat, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Pennington County Master Preserver Peggy Woehl teaches about making jams and other preserved goods!

Sun, Jun 18, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
New Underwood Community Center
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at New Underwood Community Center from 12 - 4 p.m.

Sun, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
We're watching Disney's Encanto this month at the library!

Mon, Jun 19, All day
Rapid City Public Library Downtown
The library will be closed in observance of Juneteenth

Mon, Jun 19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Johnson Siding
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at The Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department from 12 - 4 p.m.

Tue, Jun 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Jun 20, 10:15am - 11:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Jun 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Get ready to shake- we?re making ice cream by hand!

Tue, Jun 20, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Family Food Truck Night
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Family Food Truck Night from 5 - 8 p.m.

Wed, Jun 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Welcome to the Library, a place for adventuring parties to convene and take part in glorious battles. Everyone's invited to play, whether it's your first time playing or you're a seasoned adventurer.

Thu, Jun 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Bring your little ones for a fun-filled story time led by one of our library storytellers. Designed for ages birth- 3 and families, but all are welcome!

Thu, Jun 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Family Services Head Start
Join us for a special outdoor story time at our Youth and Family Services Pop-Up location! We'll read a story and do a craft!

Thu, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Youth Services
Musician Dennis Warner returns to give a groovy concert for kids! With songs about exploring, kindness, and having fun, there's something for every kid!

Fri, Jun 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Let?s get building! Become a construction worker for the day with a building activity!

Fri, Jun 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Learn how to do basic cosplay makeup and try it out on your friends!

Fri, Jun 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Musician Dennis Warner provides an evening of music that will have you laughing and tapping along! Please note this concert is for adults.

Sat, Jun 24, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Black Hills Farmer's Market
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at the Black Hills Farmers Market from 8 a.m - 12 p.m.

Sat, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Use fish prints to create posters and art while learning about different fish in the Black Hills!

Sun, Jun 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Rapid Valley Common Cents
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Rapid Valley Common Cents from 12 - 4 p.m.

Sun, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host Fred Rogers.

Mon, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Box Elder YMCA
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Box Elder YMCA from 12 - 4 p.m.

Mon, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Hold on tight, we're making kites! Create a kite with a kind message on it!

Mon, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Youth Services
Racers, start your engines! This month's Teen Gaming Night video game will be Mario Kart. Bring your friends for fun (and possibly Blue Shell-related rage)! We'll also have VR gaming!

Mon, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Conference Room
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn for an evening of fiber arts! Don't have equipment? The library has some that you can use for the class! Join us for camaraderie and snacks!

Tue, Jun 27, 9:30am - 10:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Join in on the fun and listen to popular stories and songs with one of our library storytellers! Designed for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Tue, Jun 27, 10:15am - 11:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

Tue, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Physics and engineering meet in this bridge-building challenge!

Tue, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Conference Room
Teens can share their voice and help shape what the library does as members of the Teen Advisory Board. Anyone ages 12-17 is welcome, join us for pizza and casual conversation!

Tue, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Family Food Truck Night
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Family Food Truck Night from 5 - 8 p.m.

Wed, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Let's paint together! This month, we'll all contribute to a community art piece that will be displayed in the library for the summer!

Wed, Jun 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Play Yardzee and so much more with these giant lawn dice! Customize your dice and bucket in today's craft! Please note this month's event is 2 hours long and starts at 5!
This event is full

Thu, Jun 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Bring your little ones for a fun-filled story time led by one of our library storytellers. Designed for ages birth- 3 and families, but all are welcome!

Thu, Jun 29, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Family Services Head Start
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at Youth Family Services Head Start from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thu, Jun 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Youth Services
Magician Travis Nye wows the audience with sleight of hand, jokes, and other magic acts that will have everyone laughing and wondering 'How did he do that?'

Thu, Jun 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
We will be reading about a community's efforts to halt the proposed displacement and elimination of several Native American tribes in the 1950s in this month's book.

Fri, Jun 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Learn how you can be a community helper with fun stations!

Fri, Jun 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Rapid City Public Library Downtown - Community Room
Learn the ins and outs of self-care journaling and start a journal of your own!

Fri, Jun 30, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Outside front of library
Beautify the library's sidewalks and enjoy snacks and drinks while you create your masterpiece! This is an all-ages event.

Sat, Jul 01, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Black Hills Farmer's Market
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at the Black Hills Farmers Market from 8 a.m - 12 p.m.

Sun, Jul 02, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
New Underwood Community Center
Check out a book, access free Wi-Fi, and so much more when you visit our Pop-Up Library locations! Today, we're at New Underwood Community Center from 12 - 4 p.m.