What's Happening

In this time of social distancing, Scandinavia Public Library has stepped up to offer community members a new opportunity to apply for and renew library cards virtually. The application and renewal process enables individuals to access digital library services without leaving the comfort and safety of their homes – even when libraries’ doors are closed.

Free Wi-Fi (wireless internet) is available in the Scandinavia Public Library parking lot, close to the library. To use the Wi-Fi on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop go to your settings (often a gear icon), then Wi-Fi, and then select LibraryGuest. No password is needed.

For safety, please do not stand within six feet of others or congegrate in groups of 10 or more.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: David Grann

Join librarian Sue to discuss David Grann's haunting, true-life mystery, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

***Crafting Bee meetings have moved to ZOOM while the library is closed due to the COVID-19 emergency. Meetings take place Thrusday mornings from 11-11:40 a.m.. Please contact Meredith at mmiller@scalib.org or send a request through Facebook Messenger to get the meeting link.***

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! Enjoy an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support as you work alongside other crafters. Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. This group meets every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until noon. You can check out some of our members' past projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page. Please come and enjoy the fun!

A drawing of two American flags waving with fireworks behind them
Friday, July 3, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, July 4, 2020 (All day)

The library will be closed Friday and Saturday, July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day.

The library is closed on all U.S. Federal holidays. The library is closed the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2020 the library is also closed on July 3 and December 26.

 

An image of women welders on the way to their job at the Todd Erie Basin drydock circa 1943
Saturday, September 5, 2020 (All day) to Monday, September 7, 2020 (All day)

The library will be closed from Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

For more information about the history of Labor Day, see the Department of Labor's website.

Image of women welders on the way to their job at the Todd Erie Basin drydock was made circa 1943 for the Office of War Information. To see more images from this period, visit the Library of Congress' online Prints & Photographs Reading Room.


The library is closed on all U.S. Federal holidays. The library is closed the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2020 the library is also closed on July 3 and December 26.


A group of Indigenous students celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time at John Hopkins University in 2018
Monday, October 12, 2020 (All day)

The library is closed in observence of Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian--National Museum of the American Indian. For more information on the background and importance of Indigenous Peoples' Day, see this article from the Smithsonian Magazine.
 

The library is closed on all U.S. Federal holidays. The library is closed the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2020 the library is also closed on July 3 and December 26.

 

A cartoon image of a turkey wearing a Pilgrim’s hat
Thursday, November 26, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, November 28, 2020 (All day)

The library is closed for Thanksgiving so that our staff may spend this time with their families. We appreciate your understanding and wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

The library is closed on all U.S. Federal holidays. The library is closed the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2020 the library is also closed on July 3 and December 26.

 

An image of a hand made gnome with a white beard and a blue hat and body
Friday, December 25, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, December 26, 2020 (All day)

The library will be closed so that staff may spend this time with their families. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

The library is closed on all U.S. Federal holidays. The library is closed the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day and the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2020 the library is also closed on July 3 and December 26.

 

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