Monona Public Library

Join us for regularly scheduled events at the Monona Public Library!

Events Notice: All participants in Library programs, events and classes may be photographed or videotaped for Library promotional purposes. Notify Library staff if you prefer not to be photographed.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, Jul. 28,
FoMLASH (Friends of the Monona Library Annual Scavenger Hunt) Fundraiser!

September 9–19, 2016

Join us for A Fantastically, Creative, Friendly, Zany Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser for the Monona Public Library. You and your team of 7 -10 will complete a series of unique, zany, kind, silly and/or helpful tasks around Monona, celebrating our local spirit.
 

All tasks are submitted using a cell phone camera and Internet access. Teams will be judged both on the number of tasks they complete, and the creativity they display. 
Put together your own team of 7-10 people each, or FoMLASH will randomly assign you to a team.  

SIGN UP HERE.  See the FAQ's here for more amazing details!
 
BABY & ME volunteer
Thursdays 11:30, 21, 28 & August 4, 11, 18, 25
11AM Special event run by mom's group. 
A 20 minute program of books, music, rhymes, tickles and bounces following by 30 minutes of socializing time. 
For babies ages 2 months to 22 months old and their adult caregivers. Program is run by volunteer moms; dads and caregivers welcome. Have fun with baby on the floor (chairs available), bring a blanket.
Register baby only.
Building Days! Build
Mondays, July 25, August 8, August 29
or call 608-222-6127.
4 to 5PM
We provide buckets of bricks and a display of books to inspire your imagination.
Join other LEGO® fans and build your own unique creation! Creations may be displayed in the Children's Room glass display case for a week.
Children under age 8 must have an adult helper in the room at all times during the program.
 
  • The programs conducted by Monona Library are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group.
  • LEGO®, the LEGO® logo, the Brick, DUPLO®, and MINDSTORMS® are trademarks of the LEGO® Group. ©2012 The LEGO® Group.
Wisconsin LEGO®
Saturday, Jul. 30, 1 to 4 PM
or call 608-222-6127.
WISLUG DISPLAY & PLAY! LEGO® AT THE LIBRARY
Saturday, July 30, 1 to 4PM

For all ages. This event is a chance for families to check out the work of the Wisconsin LEGO Users Group, meet WISLUG builders, and build your own creation! We will have a building area in the Children’s Story Room for visitors of all ages. We will display the creations and we will post pictures of creations on FB.
1000 Books Before Ki
Monday, Aug. 1, A free year-round program.
It all starts here! Join our free "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" reading program!
1. Register Drop in to sign up for the program. You will receive a beautiful reading log with activity sheets for your child and literacy tips for you!
2. Track your reading Use either the reading log we provide or an app in your smartphone.
3. Show us your reading log Each time you finish 100 books, stop in for a prize!
4. Completion When you have read 1,000 books, your child will receive a free book and a certificate. Your child will receive, in the mail, a personalized invitation to our annual gradution party.
INTERESTED? If you are interested in learning more about this exciting early literacy program, Click Here or sign up here and someone will contact you as soon as possible. Signing up online does NOT register you for the 1000 Books program. To do that you must visit the Monona Library.


  Sponsored by Friends of Monona Public Library, Abbie Loomis, Monona Library Foundation. .
Discovery Days: Book
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10 to 11:15 AM
or call 608-222-6127.
Presented by The Monona State Bank.
For ages 7 to 15. TRADE!

MYSTERIES, JOKES, CHAPTER BOOKS, EARLY READERS, NONFICTION, GRAPHIC NOVELS, PICTURE BOOKS, BIOGRAPHIES, HISTORICAL FICTION!
  • Bring books that you own, that you have already read, and that are in good to excellent shape. (please try to avoid TV character based books. No audiobooks.)
  • Stop at the Children's Desk to trade acceptable books for tickets.
  • Use your tickets to trade for different books.
  • Play a Minute to Win It game before you go!
  • Play board games with a friend.
Sponsored by Monona State Bank.
Jazz and Hip Hop Dan
August 4, 11, 18, 2:45-3:35pm
or call 608-222-6127.
For ages 6 to 11.
Explore the joy of music and movement while learning basic hip hop and jazz dance style and movements.
Creativity, coordination, rhythm and fun! Check out books after the program.
Registration required. Space is limited.

Presenter: 

Sara Rohs has been teaching dance for the past 10 years. Sara recently danced with the Diamond Dancers form the Milwaukee Brewers and the SweatShop Hip Hop Crew out of Madison WI. Sara is the artistic director for the Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Company and director of the Madtown Boys Hip Hop Crew. She teaches dance at A Step Above Dance & Music Academy in Monona.

Creative Movement Da
August 4, 11, 18, 3:30-3:50pm
or call 608-222-6127.
Books about dance and dance activities for children.
For children ages 3-5. Younger children may join in with the assistance of an adult.

Creative Movement Dance fosters physical and cognitive development through dance, music, drama, props, rhymes, and stories. Creative Movement encourages creativity, basic coordination, body awareness.
Presented by Madison Contemporary Vision Dance.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Presenter: 

Sara Rohs has been teaching dance for the past 10 years. Sara recently danced with the Diamond Dancers form the Milwaukee Brewers and the SweatShop Hip Hop Crew out of Madison WI. Sara is the artistic director for the Madison Contemporary Vision Dance Company and director of the Madtown Boys Hip Hop Crew. She teaches dance at A Step Above Dance & Music Academy in Monona.

STORYTIME with Angel
Friday, Aug. 5, 9:30 am
or call 608-222-6127.
Friendly Foxes Family Storytimes
9:30am

A 30-minute multi-activity storytime. For children aged 2 to 4 years. Siblings are welcome. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music! Drop - in! Space is limited.
STORYTIME with Angel
Tuesdays, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23
or call 608-222-6127.
Friendly Foxes Family Storytimes
9:30 am

A 30-minute multi-activity storytime. For children aged 2 to 4 years. Siblings are welcome. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music! 
Fearless Crafters Pr
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:00 pm
or call 608-222-6127.

Please join us for a very special crafting evening of inspiration and flower interpretation.  What’s that?  Come and find out!  We are very excited to offer a special event featuring artist and creativity/life coach Theresa Kim.  She will be leading us in a program focusing on wholeness, discovery, and beauty through making flower mandalas using fresh flower petals.  Incorporating fun, focus, and observation into her workshops, Theresa Kim is well-known for helping people clarify vision and possibility into their art.  You will come away with a bouquet of self-awareness and balance.   As always, this program is free but space and supplies are limited so sign up now. For adults and older teens. 
 

Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.
Monday, Aug. 15, 4:30pm
or call 608-222-6127.
Independent readers may register to read for 20 minutes to a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog.

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Dogs on Call. With the dog as a comfortable, attentive audience (and an occasional gentle assist from the dog’s adult volunteer partner), children are actually teaching themselves to read out loud. For the child, the reading is about the dog. No pressure. No embarrassment. No humiliation.
The Monona Library "Read to a Dog" program is for beginning and independent readers. 
Free Individual Brai
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2:30-5:30pm
or call 608-222-6127.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County will offer free memory screening by trained professionals as part of a countywide brain health initiative.  Sing up or drop in (if space is available) for a 10 minute baseline assessment to improve your odds and learn about resources available in the community. Time slots are in 15 minute increments and will take place in a private study room at the library. Sponsored by Dementia Friendly Monona and The Dane County Aging and Disability Resource Center.
National Night Out
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5:30 to 8PM
Date: Tuesday August 16, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Winnequah Park
Cost: FREE

Join the Monona Public Library, Monona Police, Fire, and Parks and Recreation Departments as we celebrate National Night Out Against Crime!

We'll have bouncy houses, lots of kids’ games, fire trucks, and so much more!  
Come meet police officers and fire fighters, as well as police K9, Miya. Spread the word, and bring the entire family!

Let's Eat Out food carts will be there, selling plenty of great food.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 10 AM
Thursday, August 18: Origami and Paper Airplanes
Children ages 7 to 15 and their adults.

PRESENTED BY THE MONONA STATE BANK
These programs will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Children are invited to participate in these fun, hands-on, interactive programs which will promote exciting learning opportunities and health and physical fitness through the theme of "On Your Mark, Get Set... Read!"  Free. Register for each individual event.
  Sponsored by Monona State Bank.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1pm
or call 608-222-6127.
Sign up for a 30 minute sessions between 1pm and 3:30pm

Do you have a gadget that has got you down?  Do you have a tech challenge you need help with?  Sign up for a free 30-minute session with Dan, our tech guru! If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can attempt to fill your time slot. 
STORYTIME with Angel
Friday, Aug. 26, 9:30 am
or call 608-222-6127.
Friendly Foxes Family Storytimes
9:30 am

A 30-minute multi-activity storytime. For children aged 2 to 4 years. Siblings are welcome. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music! Drop - in! Space is limited.
Using Google Drive
Saturday, Sep. 3, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Google Drive is a useful service that you can use to store files and access them from any internet-connected device. This class will walk you through the basics of how to add documents to Google Drive and how to share those files with other individuals.
This session will be a must for FoMLASH participants not already familiar with using Google Drive.
Questions? Contact Matt Heindel at matt@mononalibrary.org or 216-7455.
 
Saturday, Sep. 10, 10:00 AM

Are you a history buff? Interested in current events? Love books about science and nature?
Are you tired of traditional book clubs but still thirsting for good conversation and discovery?
Join us for a new kind of book club with a focus on discussion of non-fiction books.
Participants are encouraged to arrive ready to share a non-fiction book that they read and enjoyed. Any kind of non-fiction is welcome to be discussed - history, food & cookbooks, sports, science & nature, biography & memoir - you name it!
Questions? Contact Matt Heindel at matt@mononalibrary.org or 216-7455.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 1pm

Sign up for a 30 minute sessions between 1pm and 3:30pm

Do you have a gadget that has got you down?  Do you have a tech challenge you need help with?  Sign up for a free 30-minute session with Dan, our tech guru! If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can attempt to fill your time slot.