Monona Public Library
Join us for regularly scheduled events at the Monona Public Library!
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
STORYTIMES WITH MISS
Wednesdays January 7 - February 11 & Thursdays January 8 - February 12 (no programs January 28, 29)
For more information and to register to attend, click on the links below.

Chatty Chipmunks Toddler Storytimes

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Click here.
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. Click here.

Ready to Read Raccoons Family Storytimes
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Click here.
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Click here.

Bouncing Baby Bunnies Storytimes
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Click here.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
20 de enero, 27 de enero, 3 de febrero, 10 de febrero
los martes, 20 de enero hasta 10 de febrero
Para mas information y poder registrarse [Register Online]

haga clic en la hora que quiere asistir:
4:00p.m.  o  6:00 p.m. (son repeticiones)

Registrarse no es un requisito para asistir al evento, pero le reserva su lugar para las cuatro semanas (aunque no pueda asistir a todas).
Temas semanales
    20 de enero:
Animales de bosque
    27 de enero: Invierno en Wisconsin 
    3 de febrero: Todo acerca de mi y mi familia
    10 de febrero:  Todo lo de la cocina
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Storytelling Club fo
February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19 at 6pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Tuesday, January 20 (no club meeting):  We will be launching our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program on January 20.  If you know Spanish and would like to tell a short "Woodland Animals" story at the 4p.m. or 6p.m. storytimes, please contact Karen before January 13.

Sunday, January 25, 3 to 4:00pm:  
We will be telling stories and reading books to children at the Play, Grow, Read! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kickoff party.
 

Tuesday, February 17: Folktales, Fables, Short Stories, Personal Tales.

The Monona Public Library Storytelling Club is a venue for adults and teens who love story. Drop-in to listen to tales or to share a story (stories are told vs being read out loud).  The focus at the monthly get-together is on sharing tales that are appropriate for a family audience.   

The Monona Public Library Story Room opens at 6p.m. and closes at 7:40p.m.  
Dates are subject to change. Storytelling Club Meetings Are Open to the Public. Free. Wheelchair accessible.  
Contact Karen Wendt at karen@mononalibrary.org or 608-216-7453.

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6:00 - 7:30
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Join Fearless Crafters Jennifer and Toni and make some Valentines/Anti-Valentines Day cards showing how you REALLY feel.  We'll share several techniques including Zentangle©, found poetry, altered imagery and more.  Bring your creativity and play cupid - for better or worse.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
One-Room Schools: A
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Our February presentation from the new Monona History Club features, Susan Apps-Bodilly (the daughter of beloved Wisconsin writer Jerry Apps) in a fun and fact-filled  exploration of Wisconsin's early one-room schools, which is adapted from her book: One Room Schools: Stories From the Days of 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades.

"What was it like to attend a one-room school, to be in the same classroom as your older brother or younger sister, or to have your teacher live with your family for part of the school year? In "One Room Schools," Susan Apps-Bodilly chronicles life in Wisconsin's early country schools, detailing the experiences of the students, the role of the teacher, and examples of the curriculum. She describes the duties children had at school besides their schoolwork, from cleaning the erasers and sweeping cobwebs out of the outhouse to carrying in wood for the stove. She also tells what led to the closing of the one-room schools, which were more than just centers of learning: they also served as the gathering place for the community.  Participants will find out about the locations of ten former one-room schools that can be toured. Join Susan for this special presentation to be transported back in time and see if there are still  lessons to be learned for the structure our present day schools.

 Special bonus: Free snacks including steamed apple cider and coffee donated from our wonderful local Monona Starbucks!  Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library, the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Saturdays, Feb. 14 & Mar. 14 from 10:10 to 11:30 AM and Mondays, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 20 from 4:10 to 5:30 PM

READ TO A DOG

Reading out loud improves reading skills.
Animals are ideal reading companions because they
create a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment.
 

R.E.A.D. is for beginning and independent readers, children usually in Kindergarten to 4th grade. Homeschoolers are welcome. All of the dogs and handlers who participate have been certified Delta Society Pet Partner dog and trainer teams.  Delta Pet Partners are screened, tested, and qualified in temperament and skills to do animal assisted activities and therapy. Many are also Reading Education Assistance Dogs.

Call 608-222-6127 to make an appointment for a 20 minute reading slot. 
Saturdays, February 14 and March 14, 10:10 to 11:30 a.m.  
Mondays, February 23, March 23, April 20, 4:10 to 5:30 p.m.

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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Introduction to eBoo
Saturday, Feb. 14, 10:00 am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Got a Kindle want to learn how to to get free ebooks?  Learn how to best use your Kindle e-reader with Overdrive—an amazing free way to download ebooks from anywhere--including your home.  Note: We ask that you please do not bring your Kindle e-reader to this class.  The format will be a presentation of information, not one-on-one help

 

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.  We meet 11 months of the year (skipping December).

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.
Chatty Chipmunks Tod
January 7, 14, 21 and February 4, 11
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

January 7 to January 21 and February 4 to 11
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 36 months old.
Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Then enjoy a few minutes of social time with other caregivers while the children play with toys.
Register for the session.
Register the Toddler name and age only. Add the name of the caregiver to the Special needs box.

Storytime for Ready
Wednesdays, Jan 7, 14, 21 and Feb 4, 11, 10:15am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

January 7, 14, 21 and February 4, 11
A 20 to 30-minute multi-activity storytime
For children aged 2 to 5 years. Family groups and home-based daycare groups are welcome to attend.
Younger siblings are welcome to sit on an adult lap.
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music!

Register for the session.
Register every person, the children from infants up AND the adult. Please use AD in the space for age for Adult caregivers.
Walk-ins as space is available.

Storytime for Ready
Thursdays, Jan 8, 15, 22 and Feb 5, 12, 9:30am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Picture Book Family Storytime: January 8, 15, 22 and Feb 5, 12
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
A 20 to 30-minute multi-activity storytime
For children aged 2 to 5 years. Family groups and small home-based daycare centers welcome to attend.
Younger siblings are welcome to sit on an adult lap.
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music!

Register for the session.
Register every person, the children from infants up AND the adult. Please use AD in the space for age for Adult caregivers.
Walk-ins as space is available.

Chatty Chipmunks Tod
Thursday, Jan. 8, 10:15am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

ToddlerTime: January 8, 15, 22 (no storytime Jan. 29) February 5, 12
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 36 months old.
Spend time with your toddler listening to stories, songs and finger plays geared just for them. Then enjoy a few minutes of social time with other caregivers while the children play with toys.
Register for the session.
Register the Toddler name and age only. Add the name of the caregiver to the Special needs box.

Baby & Me Storytime
Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22 and February 5, 12, 11:15am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Baby & Me: January 8, 15, 22 and February 5, 12
for pre-walking babies ages birth to 12 months and their adult caregivers.
We sing, clap, and bounce to nursery rhymes and songs for 15-20 minutes each class and then bring out baby safe toys for the babies to play with while the parents visit. Each parent is given a rhyme sheet to take home to learn and practice.

Have fun with baby on the floor (chairs available), bring a blanket.
Music, rhymes, tickles and bounces.
Register for the session.
Register the child. Put the name of the adult in the Special Needs box.
Walk-ins as space is available.

 

 

Diversión en familia
January 20, 27 y February 3, 10
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Los martes, del 20 de enero hasta 10 de febrero
4:00-4:30 p.m.
6:00-06:30 p.m.
repeticiones
Acompáñennos para una divertida mezcla de historias, canciones, rimas, juegos y manualidades. Este programa se efectuará en español e inglés. Cuentos y canciones introducirán reconocimiento alfabeto y vocabulario de una manera que es divertido y atractivo. El registro no es necesario, pero el espacio es limitado.

Presentadora: Vanessa Wendt vive en Taxco, México y visitará Wisconsin este invierno. Ella es profesora de inglés y ha sido entrenada por la señorita Karen para presentar horas de cuentos. Nos alegra que la recibiremos en la Biblioteca Monona.

Jan 27: Wisconsin Winter.  “Salí de paseo” (I Went Walking) by Sue Williams will be the featured title for this storytime with books, games, a craft and more.

Feb 3: All About Me & My Family. “Mi Familia” (My Family) is the featured title for this fun storytime about family relationships. Enjoy books, activities and music!

Feb 10:  Kitchen Play. Enjoy making Stone Soup with kitchen toys and our brand new play kitchen set! Storytime will include the activities, music, and vocabulary featuring the book “A sembrar sopa de verdures” (Growing Vegetable Soup) by Lois Ehlert.

Presenter: Vanessa Wendt has lived in Guerrero Mexico for 8 years. She is a teacher in Taxco and lived in Chilpancingo. Vanessa was trained in storytime and storytelling by her mom, Miss Karen. She will be visiting Madison for a few weeks and we are happy to have her as a performer for these Spanish Storytimes.

REGISTER
Please register all ages, each person who will attend, from infants through adults. Adults may type in AD when asked for age.

Diversión en familia
January 20, 27, February 3, 10
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Los martes, del 20 de enero hasta 10 de febrero
6 to 6:30 p.m.

Acompáñennos para una divertida mezcla de historias, canciones, rimas, juegos y manualidades. Este programa se efectuará en español e inglés. Cuentos y canciones introducirán reconocimiento alfabeto y vocabulario de una manera que es divertido y atractivo. El registro no es necesario, pero el espacio es limitado.
Presentadora: Vanessa Wendt vive en Taxco, México y visitará Wisconsin este invierno. Ella es profesora de inglés y ha sido entrenada por la señorita Karen para presentar horas de cuentos. Nos alegra que la recibiremos en la Biblioteca Monona.

Jan 27: Wisconsin Winter.  “Salí de paseo” (I Went Walking) by Sue Williams will be the featured title for this storytime with books, games, a craft and more.

Feb 3: All About Me & My Family. “Mi Familia” (My Family) is the featured title for this fun storytime about family relationships. Enjoy books, activities and music!

Feb 10:  Kitchen Play. Enjoy making Stone Soup with kitchen toys and our brand new play kitchen set! Storytime will include the activities, music, and vocabulary featuring the book “A sembrar sopa de verdures” (Growing Vegetable Soup) by Lois Ehlert.
Presenter: Vanessa Wendt has lived in Guerrero Mexico for 8 years. She is a teacher in Taxco and lived in Chilpancingo. Vanessa was trained in storytime and storytelling by her mom, Miss Karen. She will be visiting Madison for a few weeks and we are happy to have her as a performer for these Spanish Storytimes.
REGISTER
Please register all ages, each person who will attend, from infants through adults. Adults may type in AD when asked for age.

LEGO BRICKS PARTY
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 4:00p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Join us for a LEGO Bricks Party at the Library!
Games! (LEGO my LEGO; Relay Race; Community Sculpture Building; LEGO Bomb!)
Books! On display to browse during the event, also for checking out... so bring your library card.
Booktalks! We tell you about some of our favorites. You bring your favorite LEGO book and tell us all about it!
Pendants! One for everyone to take home to remember the fun!

Thanks to http://amomwithalessonplan.com/lego-party-games/ for the LEGO Party ideas.
Saturday, Apr. 11, 2:30 to 4:30p.m.

Boys and girls! Dress up in your best, your fanciest, finest creepy crawly, buggy costume and join us!  Children will enjoy a picnic in the library, overlooking beautiful Winnequah Park. Also, children will enjoy a buggy craft, bug activities, and an I Spy activity.
A grand prize drawing will be held.