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Sun. Apr 15, 2018

RCPL Crossword Puzzle Tournament

Sun. Apr 15, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meeting Room B

'Solving crosswords eliminates worries. They make you a calmer and more focused person.' - Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor and NPR puzzle master

Test your skills & spend a Sunday afternoon in a friendly contest with fellow crossword puzzle lovers.

Each participant will solve three unpublished, daily New York Times crossword puzzles with 20-minute rounds for each. The top three scorers will advance to a final playoff puzzle in a nail-biting sudden-death round. Puzzles are provided by Will Shortz.

Open to everyone regardless of skill level!

  • 1:30 PM Tournament sign in
  • 2:00-3:00 PM Puzzles 1, 2 & 3
  • 3:30 PM Playoff contestant announcement
  • 4:00 PM Championship playoff, sudden-death round - Conducted on giant grids for all to view

Scoring is based on accuracy & speed. We score as follows:

- 10 points for every correct word across & down

- 25 point reduction for each missing or incorrect letter

- 150 bonus points for each completely correct puzzle

Coffee & donuts will be provided for brain power boosts.

Grand Prize is sponsored by

Take-home crosswords & word games are available for tournament viewers.

Mon. Apr 16, 2018

City Council Meeting

Mon. Apr 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Tue. Apr 17, 2018

Little Owl Tuesdays | Music

Tue. Apr 17, 2018 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Meeting Room B

Join in the fun & listen to favorite stories & songs with a library storyteller.

Story Time & Crafts with Jane: Growing up WILD!

Tue. Apr 17, 2018 10:15 am - 11:00 am

4-H Youth Program Advisor Jane Amiotte shares stories that connect children to nature, followed by a craft.

This event will be held in Meeting Room B.

Wed. Apr 18, 2018

CHAOS: Mini Makers - Flying Creations

Wed. Apr 18, 2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Create bugs, butterflies, planes & frisbees. If it flies, we will bring it to life!

For the Mini Makers. Age 3-9.

Lunch & Learn: 120 Hikes – One Man’s Continual Journey to the top of Black Elk Peak

Wed. Apr 18, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Matt Jackson hiked to the summit of Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak) once a month for 10 years. His inaugural monthly hike began in January 2006 leading to years of fascinating discoveries in the wilds of the Black Elk Wilderness area. Jackson shares stunning images of these seldom seen features. Black Elk Peak is South Dakota’s highest point at 7,242 feet above sea level.

A Chicago native, Jackson was drawn to the uncongested landscape of western South Dakota moving to the Hills in 1982. He now owns his own carpentry business in Rapid City.

Visit One Matt’s Wilderness and Next Level Carpentry for more information.

This event will be held in Meeting Room B. Sign up here.

Teen Wig Out Wednesday

Wed. Apr 18, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

We’ve got Dragon Ball FighterZ in addition to the regular games, iPads & laptops.

Come let loose & challenge your friends!

This event will be held in Meeting Room B.

Thu. Apr 19, 2018

Baby Bumblebee Thursdays | Music

Thu. Apr 19, 2018 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Bring your little ones for a fun-filled story time led by one of our library storytellers.

This event will be held in Meeting Room B.

Fri. Apr 20, 2018

Teen #Fandom Friday

Fri. Apr 20, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Vote on our Monthly Fandom Throw Down.

Meet other fans to discuss all things comics, anime & manga. Watch anime films. Create fandom artwork.

Learn about Japanese culture.

This event will be held in Meeting Room B.

Sat. Apr 21, 2018


Sat. Apr 21, 2018 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

SDSM&T projects/vehicles will be displayed including information and desmonstations about Center for Advanced Man & Production (CAMP Program) at SDSMT.

Main Street Square and a portion of 6th Street.

Live Music: BHSU Concert Choir & Chamber Singers 2018 Spring Tour Concert Series | 2:00 PM | Main Floor

Sat. Apr 21, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Black Hills State University Concert Choir & Chamber Singers present their 2018 Spring Tour Concert Series featuring a variety of beautiful choral works by composers including Sweelinck, Finzi, Fissinger & Brahms. The Concert Choir is thrilled to present Mass, a new work by Dr. Symeon Waseen, associate professor of music at BHSU.

The Concert Choir & Chamber Singers, directed by Jon Nero, will perform for schools & communities in Rapid City, Hills City, Edgemont, Hot Springs & Lead culminating with their home concert April 22 at 2:30 p.m. at BHSU.


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