Monona Public Library
Join us for regularly scheduled events at the Monona Public Library!
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Storytime Literacy Adventure
Tuesdays August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th - 10:00AM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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Bring the whole family. The program will begin with books and activities for toddlers and end with books of interest for children 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and movement activities. 
Stay to play and socialize after the program.
RSVP for the four week series. Sign up now!
Please Register each person planning to attend. Adults may put "AD" in for age.
 


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BABY AND ME STORYTIME
Tuesdays August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th - 11:15AM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
BABY AND ME STORYTIM
Tuesdays in August 11:15 AM
Geared for non-walkers. (older siblings welcome to sit quietly in the room with a coloring book or toy). Enjoy a book, movement activities, and songs with Miss Karlyn. Sign up for the four week series!

Register the non-walking child and put the name of siblings (and age) and the name of the attending adult in the Special Needs box.


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Engineering Brunch Party for ages 11 to 16
Thursday, Aug. 7, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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Engineering Brunch Party for ages 11 to 16
Thurs., Aug. 7, 10:00-11:00 am
Engineering for fun - design and build a fortress and catapult and then use flying birds to knock it all down.
  • Enjoy brunch while you build! (muffins, scones, turkey & ham sandwiches, fruit, cake)
  • Experiment with 3D shapes, volume and surface area, structures, and forces acting on structures.
  • Explore the ancient and challenging mechanics of building and tumbling structures with a variety of building materials including fortress and catapult supplies, LEGO bricks, marshmallows and popsicle sticks and more.
There will be random drawing Door Prizes. 
This event is sponsored by Willy Street Co-Op.
Please let us know if you have any food allergies. 


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Discovery Days: Science of Water
Monday, Aug. 11, 1:30 to 2:45p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Discovery Days: Scie
You drink it everyday, now see what else you can do with it!
For participants 6-12 years old. Enjoy hands-on S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Programming. Step into the world of science by exploring the science of water!
Sponsored by Monona State Bank. Register early for each program.


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Discovery Days: Engineering Feats
Monday, Aug. 18, 1:30 to 2:45p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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How tall is your spaghetti? How strong is your bridge?
For participants 6-12 years old. Enjoy hands-on S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Programming. Step into the world of engineering by exploring various building projects!
Sponsored by Monona State Bank. Register early for each program.


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Fearless Crafters: The Zen of Zentangles!
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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Fearless Crafters revisits the wonderful world of Zentangles (TM) with a program that teaches (and has the crafters teach each other) meditative drawing patterns that both inspire and relax.  This time we will be zentangling paper, small rocks...and ? You may also bring something to draw on --a jounal cover, a favorite rock; shoes?  Supplies and space are limited, so register now.  For adults and older teens. Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.


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STORYTELLING CLUB MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 6:15p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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3rd Tuesday of the month, 
unless otherwise noted on the Calendar of Events. No meeting in August.
Free. Wheelchair accessible.
The Monona Public Library Storytelling Club is a venue for adults and teens who love story. It is a chance to get together to share and listen as well as an opportunity for new tellers to learn more about storytelling techniques from other members and a chance for established artists to develop their skills and repertoire.  The focus of the group is on sharing stories that are appropriate for a family audience. Drop-in to listen to tales or to share a story (Stories are told vs being read out loud). Contact me at karen@mononalibrary.org or 608-216-7453.


Hungry Minds Book Club:
Wednesdays @ 6 pm, Jan 15, Feb 19, April 9, June 4 with more dates TBA
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

 "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."
       ---Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Join our book group to share food memoirs, a few recipes and perhaps a snack or two. Come into the library and check-out a copy of one of our upcoming books, enjoy it, and join us for a unforgettably delectable book discussion. Copies are available at the Monona Public Library circulation area on a first come first serve basis.

Check back often for the latest titles from the Hungry Minds Book Club. 


Teen Lit for Adults Book Club
Tuesdays, June 10, July 8, Aug 12 , Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11 .
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

 

Join our book club for adults who love young adult and teen lit and/or want to keep up with what their kids are reading. Enjoy and discuss some of the most exciting edgy current writing from dystopian novels to historical fiction. The Teen Lit Book group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Quiet Reading Room.

So come into the library and check-out a copy of one of our upcoming books, enjoy it, and join us for a unforgettable book discussion. Copies are available at the Monona Public Library circulation desk on a first come, first served basis.

Check back often for the latest titles from the Teen Lit for Adults Book Club.

Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.