There are many important objects in the collection of the South Dakota State Historical Society. One of these objects almost never made it to the collection: th...e La Verendrye plate. This small lead plate was buried in 1743 by the La Verendrye brothers, to claim the land for France. It remained there until February 16, 1913, when a group of teenagers stumbled upon the plate sticking out of a bluff. The group had intended to turn in the valuable lead to earn some money. As luck would have it the group’s find came to the attention of Doane Robinson, allowing the group to donate their valuable find to the collection of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Come see the plate and many other important pieces of South Dakota heritage at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center.
Rawlins Municipal Library and its Board of Trustees received an Award of Excellence from the South Dakota State Library at Library Legislative Day today at the State Capitol. The Library received the award for achieving Exemplary Level Accreditation. It’s the highest level of recognition a Library can achieve in South Dakota. http://ci.pierre.sd.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=413
Today is not only Valentine's Day but also "International Book Giving Day". People can give books as gifts to their own children, grand-children or to those of friends. You can donate books to children’s libraries, schools or charities. Other ideas are to leave books in places where they’ll be found.
New Gale Courses start today! Browse the catalog and sign up for one or more of the 100's of courses offered in these categories: Accounting and Finance, Business, Computer Applications, Design and Composition, Healthcare and Medical, Language and Arts, Law and Legal, Personal Development, Teaching and Education, Technology, Writing and Publishing. rawlinslibrary.org > Gale Online Courses
"The Philosopher's Flight" a thrilling debut from ER doctor turned novelist Tom Miller, is an epic historical fantasy set in a World-War-I-era America where magic and science have blended into a single extraordinary art. This ebook is now available on South Dakota Titles to Go along with recently added "A Part of Me is You", "The Juniper Tree", "There Are Little Kingdoms", "The Art of Stopping Time", The Girl Friend" and "The Weight of an Infinite Sky".