General N.B. Baker Library

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Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library - Sutherland, Iowa



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  • Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library.
    Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library.
  • Photo taken by Iowa author Darcy Maulsby.
    Photo taken by Iowa author Darcy Maulsby.
  • Repainted and redecorated circulation area.
    Repainted and redecorated circulation area.
  • Main Reading Room - Adult, Large Print, Literature, Young Adult and DVD collections.
    Main Reading Room - Adult, Large Print, Literature, Young Adult and DVD collections.
  • Research Area - The nonfiction collection including Iowa and area history & genealogy, Couriers since 1874, yearbooks and our computers.
    Research Area - The nonfiction collection including Iowa and area history & genealogy, Couriers since 1874, yearbooks and our computers.
  • Elgar & Edna Erichsen Memorial Youth Area.
    Elgar & Edna Erichsen Memorial Youth Area.
  • Charter Meeting of the Friends of General Baker.
    Charter Meeting of the Friends of General Baker.
  • General Baker's Birthday BBQ
    General Baker's Birthday BBQ
  • Friends book sale.  Stop by, many titles to choose from.
    Friends book sale. Stop by, many titles to choose from.
  • A group enjoys our FREE meeting rooms.  We even arranged the speaker for them.
    A group enjoys our FREE meeting rooms. We even arranged the speaker for them.
  • Northwest Iowa Community College does adult education courses at the library.
    Northwest Iowa Community College does adult education courses at the library.
Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library.
Welcome to the General N.B. Baker Library.

Community Calendar

February Calendar PDF

March Calendar PDF


If your group or organization has an event they would like listed on the community calendar, please contact the library at (712) 446-3839 or email us at [email protected]

Special  Events

13 February 2018 @ 6:30pm - Friends of General Baker Valentine's Party


17 February 2018 @ 1:00pm - "Tales of Northwest Iowa" with Dr. John Shaap. General N.B. Baker Distinguished Speaker Series


8 March 2018 @ 4:00pm - "Stories in Stone" with Charlene Elyea


10 March 2018 @ 10:30am - Saturday Kid's Club


17 March 2018 from 8:00am-12:00pm - Commercial Club Trade Show - Visit the General N.B. Baker Library Booth.


17 March 2018 @ 1:00pm - "Ancient Trails" with Cherie Haury-Artz of the Office of the State Archaeologist.  General N.B. Baker Distinguished Speaker Series


21 April 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm - Genealogy Exposition


Regular Events

Every Thursday - Join us each week for Tea @ Three a social hour filled with coffee or tea and great conversation.

1st Wednesday - Adult Crafts, Coloring & Calligraphy - Feeling creative?  Join us every 1st Wednesday at 2:00pm for adult coloring.

1st Wednesday - Local History Group - The Sutherland area has a fascinating history.  The first Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm we get together to discuss some aspect of Sutherland history.

1st Thursday - Genealogy Group - Whether you're just getting started or have years of research under your belt come to the Library at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of each month for our genealogy group. They share stories, tips and help one another with questions.

2nd Tuesday -Iowa True Mystery Group - Fancy yourself an armchair detective?  This group gets together at 5:00pm to discuss a true AND UNSOLVED Iowa crime.  We pick apart the case, look for obvious questions and put our collective brain towards figuring out whodunit.  

2nd Thursday - The General N.B. Baker Distinguished Speaker Series - Once a month we get together for a presentation about Iowa history or culture.  So far we've been joined by authors, archaeologists, historians, professors, curators and all sorts of fascinating folks.  The presentations start at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month (No presentation in November or December).

3rd Tuesday - Coffee, Canvas & Conversation - Feel like letting your creative juices flow?  This is an adult open painting hour for those interested in acrylic paints.  

Last Thursday - Library Board - The General N.B. Baker Library Board meeting on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.  The meetings are open to the public.


Address

315 Ash Street
Sutherland, IA 51058

Contact

(712) 446-3839

Hours

Mon - Closed
Tue - 2p-7pm
Wed - 2p-7pm
Thu - 2p-7pm
Fri - 12p-5pm
Sat - 10a-2p
Sun - Closed

Social

315 Ash Street, Sutherland, IA 51058

Contact Form

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