Tuesday, April 17, 2018



Robert V. (Van Schoick) Carr




1877-1931


Robert V. Carr, born July 15, 1877, wrote poetry and short fiction that was frequently published in Western magazines. The 1917 book, Literature of South Dakota, by Oscar William Courtesy, includes this photo and information:



....Came to Dakota with parents in 1890. Settled at Rapid City. Attended public schools at Rapid City, also the State School of Mines located at that place. Served with South Dakota Infantry in the Philippines. Upon return home became engaged in editorial work, being associated at various times with the St. Paul Dispatch, the Chicago Evening Post and the Denver Times. Later became editor of the Whitewood (S. D.) Plaindealer. 

Robert V. Carr, known as the "cow boy poet," (although he never was a cow boy, but merely visited their camps), had published in 1902 a volume of poems called "Black Hills Ballads." These consisted of rambling verses centered mostly on frivolous themes.... read more here



Monday, April 16, 2018

Creation Station

Crafts vary afterschool for Creation Station.  Perler Beads were a hit.  The kids came up with their own patterns and ideas for their creations.  We saw hearts, dogs, beautiful patterned pieces to cell phone covers. Way to go with the imagination!








Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library Staff Visit

Pheobe Apperson Hearst Library Staff from Lead, SD jumped in a car to tour other libraries.  Whitewood Public Library was on their radar!   We had a great sharing session.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Strength Training @ the Library



This all started with an arm wresting challenge.

Fill your water bottles with sand...
Weigh them on our scale...
Begin lifting...

This led to push ups with sand bags on our backs. 
Making punching bags.
Doing hand Stands.

Later Nurse Sandy helped us find our heart rate.  She talked about resting heart rates and that everyone's in different so it is good to keep track.


Friday, June 10, 2016





Card Class 
 11 June 9:00 at Whitewood Public Library


Contact Joyce Ehlers at 
Stampinsturgis@gmail.com

Make Cards with Joyce Ehlers

Saturday June 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Make 4 cards for $10

Great fun!! Everything is cut and ready to go.      Let me know if you can attend

This includes a lite breakfast.

Please Call      Joyce (605)490.1473 JEHLERS@RUSHMORE.COM

2016 Card Class Shedule

14 May            11 June            9 July          10 Sep           8 Oct         12 Nov        10 Dec