Monona Public Library

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

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STORYTIMES FALL SESS
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Tuesdays, September 13 to October 18
9:30 am Family Storytime "Ready to Read Raccoons" 
10:15 am Toddler Storytime "Chatty Chipmunks"

Thursdays, September 15 to October 20
9:30 am Family Storytime "Ready to Read Raccoons" 
10:15 am Toddler Storytime "Chatty Chipmunks"
11:15 am Baby Storytime "Bouncing Baby Bunnies"

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11
9:30 am Family Storytime "Friendly Foxes" 
10:15 am Toddler Storytime "Chatty Chipmunks"

Fire Truck & Fire Safety Program
9:30 am Friday, Sept 30

PJ Storytimes
6:15 pm Monday, September 19 "Outdoor Adventure" Inside/ Outside the library.
6 pm Wednesday, September 21 "Bedtime Math" theme.
6 pm Wednesday, October 19 "Fire Safety" theme.
4 pm & 6 pm Wednesday, November 16 Storytelling
6:15 pm Monday, November 21 Theme to be announced.

Spanish Storytimes
4:15 pm Oct 25 to Nov 15
STORYTIME Preschoole
Thursdays, 9/15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20
or call 608-222-6127.
Ready to Read Raccoons 
Thursdays, 9:30AM to 10AM

A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, siblings are very welcome. 

Register every person, all ages, including babies and parents. Adults may type in AD when prompted for age.
STORYTIME Toddlers,
Thursdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20
or call 608-222-6127.
Chatty Chipmunks Storytime
Thursdays, 10:15 to 10:45AM
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 months old. Enjoy simple books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music. Each toddler should be accompanied by an adult.
Host: Karen Wendt

Register the toddler only. Type the name of the accompanying adult into the Special Needs box.
STORYTIME Baby ages
Thursdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20
or call 608-222-6127.
Bouncing Baby Bunnies Storytimes
A 15 to 30 minute program for non-walking babies ages birth to 12 months and their adult caregivers. Stay to socialize after the program. Have fun with baby on the floor (chairs available), bring a blanket. Music, rhymes, tickles and bounces. 

Register baby only. Type name of accompanying adult into the Special Needs box.
LEGO® /CONSTRUCT
September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26
LAST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 4PM
Free.  All ages welcome. Drop in, no registration required.
Put on your hard hats and get ready to build with all sorts of bricks and blocks!
Bring your construction workers and build! We provide bricks, blocks, and books to inspire your imagination.
Imaginative play enhances gross motor skills along with socialization.

Children under age 8 must have an adult helper in the room at all times during the program. The library provides LEGO® bricks, LEGO® DUPLO blocks, good old fashioned wood blocks, Lincoln Logs and now, even some TINKERTOY®! 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.

"LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program."        



 
Eco Action Tuesdays,
fourth Tuesday of the month
Eco-Action Tuesdays is an exciting, new program based on the “Ripple Effect”.  Beginning in our own backyard, we will explore sustainability issues through hands-on, entertaining presentations.  Discover how eco-actions you take at home and share with others can “ripple” throughout the community.  Programs are the fourth Tuesday, 6:30 pm.
Contact Penny@mononalibrary.org for more information.

Eco-Action Tuesday: Handmade Harvest & Holiday Gifts. 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Celebrate sustainability and get a head start on the holidays with handmade gifts! Led by Day Host-Jablonski of Community Pharmacy, she will help you enrich your family's traditions with beautiful, affordable, and chemical-free crafts. Join us for a hands-on discussion of personalized presents and seasonal scents. Make tea blends, herbal potpourri, and hand soap to take home with you too.

STORYTIME Preschool
Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18
or call 608-222-6127.
Ready to Read Raccoons 
Tuesdays, 9:30AM to 10AM

A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, siblings are very welcome. 

Register every person, all ages, including babies and parents. Adults may type in AD when prompted for age.
STORYTIME Toddlers,
Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18
or call 608-222-6127.
Chatty Chipmunks Storytime
Tuesdays, 10:15 to 10:45AM
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 months old. Enjoy simple books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music. Each toddler should be accompanied by an adult.
Host: Karen Wendt

Register toddlers only. Type the adult name into the Special Needs box.
Seasonal Chef: SOUP-
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 6:00 pm
or call 608-222-6127.
Chef David Dorst from the new and acclaimed Eastside's Off Broadway Drafthouse will walk you through all the steps and procedures to make some of the best fall and winter soup bowl discoveries.  He will make TWO soups to completion and deliver abundant cooking tips and Q & A along the way. Chef Dave has been a high-energy favorite of our Seasonal Chefs program and has brought his delicous creativity to both the Marigold Kitchen and to Crema Cafe before joining the very popular Off Broadway Drafthouse.  This program is free (as are the samples) and is for adults and older high school aged teens. Sponsored by The Friends of the Monona Public Library.
Teen Book Trailer Co
Friday, Sep. 30, 00
Teen Book Trailer Contest challenges teens to create a trailer for a book that has made an impact on their lives and contributed to the growth and influence of teen literature on society. As part of Teen Read Week in October, each partner library will host a Book Trailer Fest to show trailers from their library along with the other libraries. The community is welcome to the Fests to celebrate the creativity of teens and the books that inspired them.
PRIZES
Three winners will be announced by October 10th:
• Best in Show: iPad Mini 2
• Most Creative: $50 Amazon gift card
• Funniest: $50 Amazon gift card
RULES
• Trailers must be an original work created by teens ages 12-18. They must be directed, filmed, and
• One entry per contestant or group.
• Books featured in the trailer must be cataloged by at least a couple libraries as Teen/ Young Adult (YA)
in LINKcat library catalog.
• Trailers must not be longer than 60 seconds.
• Trailers may be disqualified based on inappropriate content or production.
• Trailers must not violate copyright. Creative Commons is source for free use images, sounds
(http://search.creativecommons.org/).
• Trailers may be posted any time between July 1 and September 30, 2016.
JUDGES
A panel of teachers, librarians, and fans of teen literature from Dane County will decide the winners.
HOW TO ENTER
• Post your book trailer on YouTube using the tag: DCTBTC2016
• Email the following information to: teenbooktrailer@gmail.com:
o YouTube link of your book trailer.
o Name (include all group members).
o Age (include all group members).
o Phone number and email (only need the leader’s information).
o Name of your Public Library: Fitchburg, McFarland (E.D. Locke), Middleton, Monona, Oregon,
Verona, or Waunakee.
o Photo/Creative Works Release Form: Form is on back of this sheet. Must be signed by
guardian if under 18. Each group member must return a form.
• Trailers can be submitted anytime between July 1st and September 30
QUESTIONS? Contact Rob Smithson at Monona Library, 608-222-6127 or rob@mononalibrary.org or the contest organizer, Kelly Allen, 608-835-3656 or kallen@oregonlibrary.org

Teen Book Trailer Contest is made possible through a grant from the Beyond Page Endowment and the Madison Community Foundation. The participating Libraries are Deforest Area Public Library, Fitchburg Public Library, E.D. Locke Public Library (McFarland), Middleton Public Library, Monona Public Library, Oregon Public Library, Verona Public Library, and Waunakee Public Library. Sponsored by Teen Book Trailer contest is made possible through a grant from the Beyond the Page Endowment and the Madison Community Foundation..
Fire Truck & Fire Sa
Friday, Sep. 30, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
or call 608-222-6127.
Friday, September 30 at 9:30AM
Enjoy a brief story program at the Monona Library with Ms. Karen, check out fire truck books and take home a craft. Then we will all walk over to the Fire Department. Enjoy a close-up look at an actual fire truck and learn fire safety tips appropriate for children ages 2 & up (younger siblings welcome).
Meet Fire & Life Safety Educator, Brian Zwettler, from the Monona Fire Department who will share Fire Safety Tips to protect your family.  
 
Sign up online at www.mononalibrary.org
or call 608-222-6127. Walk-ins are welcome.
Prorgram will repeat on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:15PM
CRAFT CAMP for ages
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Mondays, from 4 to 5:15PM. For ages 7 and older.
STORY ROOM
Come get crafty at the library! Whether you're more inclined to paper & paint, glue & gems, recycling natural materials, or crafty construction with LEGO bricks - we have something fun each week! Free.
 
October 3: Origami Fun! 
Presenter: Maura McGrath will present a variety of easy origami models for you to use and play with.  Learn how to follow diagrams so you can make Origami creations at home from the directions in books. Bring your library card to check out Origami books after the event. REGISTER

October 10: Fall Leaf T-shirt Printing with the Recycle Bug!
Presenter: The Recycle Bug, Deborah Proctor, will help you design and create a fall leaf print t-shirt or other fabric item. Bring your own natural, white or light colored  t-shirt, napkins, tablecloth/runner, apron, or tote bag. REGISTER

October 17: Printing Press Crafting, Make your own folded Greeting Card.
Presenter: Karen Wendt will demonstrate a basic method of printmaking using recycled materials and a portable printing press. There will be opportunities for hands-on exploration. Create your own design, ink it, print it! Maura McGrath will invite you to make a unique folded 4-page greeting card. Write your own message and have fun decorating it with stamps, markers, and cut-outs. REGISTER

October 24: Nature Scavenger Hunt & Craft
Presenter Wisconsin Master Naturalist, Deborah Proctor will lead a Scavenger Hunt for natural materials to use to as craft materials for our project. Dress appropriately for the weather as we will take a hike around the library to gather materials. When we get back together in the library, Deborah guide us through the process of deigning our own decorative creation. REGISTER

October 31: Construction Zone! It's building time! 
Look at great books for inspiration to build, enjoy a 10 minute group challenge, and socialize during 45 minutes of free-play building time. Use the library provided LEGO bricks, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, and recycled containers to create your own creative structures. REGISTER / WALK-INS WELCOME.
 
PLEASE REGISTER EACH PERSON WHO WILL ATTEND THE PROGRAM. REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH CRAFT CAMP EVENT. CHILDREN AGES 8 AND YOUNGER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Sponsored by Friends of Monona Public Library.
CRAFT CAMP ORIGAMI f
Monday, Oct. 3, 4 TO 5:15 PM
or call 608-222-6127.

Monday, from 4 to 5:15PM. For ages 7 and older.
STORY ROOM
October 3: Origami Fun! 
Presenter: Maura McGrath will present a variety of easy origami models for you to use and play with.  Learn how to follow diagrams so you can make Origami creations at home from the directions in books. Bring your library card to check out Origami books after the event.

REGISTER CHILDREN AGES 7 AND OLDER WHO WILL ATTEND
 

Sponsored by Friends of Monona Public Library.
STORYTIME    9:30am
October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11
or call 608-222-6127.
Friday "Friendly Foxes" Family Storytimes
A multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! ?This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, siblings are very welcome. Friday Foxes only happens during the year when we have a library school intern or additional youth staff. This series of Friday storytimes will be presented by UW School of Information Studies student, Ingrid A.

Please register every person who will attend, including babies and adults. Adults may type in AD when prompted for age. Thank you.
Toddlertime 10:15am
Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11
or call 608-222-6127.
Toddler "Chatty Chipmunks" Storytimes. 10:15am 
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 months old. Enjoy simple books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music. Each toddler should be accompanied by an adult. 

Please register the name/age of the Toddler only. Add the name of the adult/parent/caregiver where prompted.
Thank you.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 AM
or call 608-222-6127.
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, Oct. 8, 1pm
or call 608-222-6127.
Join Dan on the Second and Third Saturdays of the Month for one 30 minute session.

Do you have a gadget that has got you down?  Do you have a tech challenge you need help with?  Sign up for a 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. 
Mending Days at the
Sundays, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, 2-4 pm
 It's back!  The Monona Library Mending Day, developed by The Sewing Machine Project returns for a second year. It will be held on the second Sunday of the month (Sept to May) from 2-4 pm.  Bring in your loved but worn clothes for mending ...or get a head start on freshening up your wardrobe with some trim and buttons. It's free! Our wonderful volunteers will hem, mend, and patch items for people.  Some restrictions apply and mending is done on a first come basis for individual 30 minute sessions.  Or do you like to sew and mend and want to give back to the community?  We can use you!   Contact Mending Day Coordinator Jen for more details:  jennifer@mononalibrary.org or call the library at 608 222-6127.
  Sponsored by The Sewing Machine Project, Friends of the Monona Public Library.
CRAFT CAMP Leaf Prin
Monday, Oct. 10, 4 TO 5:15 PM
or call 608-222-6127.

Mondays, from 4 to 5:15PM. For ages 7 and older.
STORY ROOM
October 10: Fall Leaf T-shirt Printing with the Recycle Bug!
Presenter: The Recycle Bug, Deborah Proctor, will help you design and create a fall leaf print t-shirt or other fabric item. Bring your own natural, white or light colored  t-shirt, napkins, tablecloth/runner, apron, or tote bag.

PLEASE REGISTER EACH PERSON WHO WILL ATTEND. CHILDREN AGE 8 AND YOUNGER MUST HAVE AN ADULT PRESENT.

Sponsored by Friends of Monona Public Library.
Babysitter’s B
October 10, October 12
or call 608-222-6127.
A workshop for youth ages 11 - 15 years old. 6 to 7:15PM
Join us for a workshop designed to build your babysitting skills. We will talk about basic skills every sitter should know such as on 10/10 activities to play with young children and on 10/12 child safety, and building a first aid kit. Attend one or both workshops, however, participants who participate in both days of this workshop will be awarded a Monona Library Certificate of Completion. This workshop does not offer CPR or first aid training.

Monday, Oct. 10: Awesome Activities Every Babysitter Should Know
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Basic Rules Every Babysitter Should Know


Hosted by the Monona Library & based on the book series Babysitter's Backpack by Melissa Higgins.
Special guests may be invited as speakers.
(Older teens welcome to attend.)
Free.
  Sponsored by Friends of Monona Public Library.