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
Special Butterfly Fa
Tuesdays, August 18th and 25th, 9:30AM
Flutter in and flutter out for special event storytimes for children ages birth to 6. These storytimes are not part of a series and no registration is required.
READY TO READ RACCOO
Fridays, July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, & August 7th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Bring the whole family to this storytime!
This program will include books and activities for toddlers and books of interest for children 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and movement activities with Miss Karlyn.  Stay to play and socialize in our Children's Room "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program.
READY TO READ RACCOO
Saturdays, July 11th, 18th, 25th, & August 1st, 8th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Bring the whole family to this weekend storytime!
This program will include books and activities for toddlers and books of interest for children 3 to 5 years old. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and movement activities with Miss Karlyn.  Stay to play and socialize in our Children's Room "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program.
Storytimes at the Pa
Mondays, July 20, August 17 from 5:45 to 6:30p.m.
Monona Library will present storytimes on Food Cart Night at Winnequah Park. Join us!
Enjoy a story and a craft. Bring your library card to check out a book!
Free. No registration.
July 20: Stories in the Gazebo and then Mark Croft Band in the shelter.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT!
Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30pm
Bring your family to the library for an evening of games! Learn a new game or play an old favorite! A fun evening for the whole family with card games, board games, strategy games and puzzles. We'll have Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Chess, Scrabble and much more!
Wednesdays, March through August, 6:00-7:30pm (Overlaps periodically with family or adult events.)
FREE - all ages welcome, no registration required.
Stop Motion Superher
Monday, Jul. 27, 2-4pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Are you an aspiring movie director? Do you want to try your hand at stop-motion animation? Do you want to tell your own Superhero story? This is the class for you. Use Minimates minifigures and stop motion movie software to craft your own Superhero story. Work in groups to develop a story, film it, and share it with the class. Minimates and iPads will be provided; you may bring your own if you would like. Bring your storytelling imagination!

For ages 12-18. Sponsored by Diamond Select Toys and Glass Nickel Pizza Company.
HERO EXPO: Tales of
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 1 to 2pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Hip, hip, hooray! Story heroes save the day! We know you’ve heard about Spider-Man. But, what about Anansi the West-African spider and his six superhero sons? ...Or, an amazing hero tale in English and Spanish? ...Learning the Batman Boogie? Join Sadarri & Company for an interactive showcase of whimsical HERO characters from around the world. Award-winning stories, zany songs, and hilarious character voices rank this multi-lingual Storytelling troupe as one of Madison’s favorites. *Recommended for family audiences; especially ages 4 to 12.
REGISTER: Registration appreciated. Please sign up all ages, every person who will attend the event.
 
Website: www.globaltales.com
Thursday, Jul. 30, 1-2:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Do you want to tell your own Superhero story? Now is your chance. Working in small groups, plan and film your own stop motion superhero adventure. We will use Minimates Minifigures and iPads to craft our tales. Bring your storytelling imagination!
Minimates and iPads proveided; you may bring your own if you choose.

For ages 6-14. Heroes under 9 should have an adult present in the room.
Sponsored by Diamond Select Toys
Como Juegan los Nino
Saturday, Aug. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Como Juegan los Ninos alrededor del Mundo: How Children Play Around the World
con Marisol Gonzalez!
Sábado, Agosto 1 a las 10 am.
Saturday, August 1 at 10 am.
Marisol Gonzales sabe los mejores juegos interactivos
de varios paises, y le encantaria compartirlos contigo! Este programa sera en Español.
Marisol Gonzalez knows the best games from many different countries, and she loves sharing them with you! This program is in Spanish.

 
PREHISTORIC EXPLORER
Thursday, Aug. 6, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Family/All Ages.
Our "Ice Age Ambassadors" will tell the story of the Ice Age in Wisconsin with large panels styled after a child's  board book. Attendees will see real Ice Age fossils and get to touch and handle some fossils and fossil replicas. At the end of the program, families can stay for a simple craft that can either be done on site or packaged up to assemble at home. Program length: The talk will be roughly 30-40 minutes with time for questions, fossils, and crafts at the end.
Total program length is 1 hour.
Tuesdays: Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10 (no meeting in Dec), Jan 12, future dates tbd
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 10 months of the year (skipping July and 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.  Sign up to be included on the email list for future meetings. 

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

Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.
Fearless Crafters:
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
 Back by popular demand!  Guest artist Cathy Lawson will work with Fearless Crafter  Jen Falkowski to help you repurpose and recycle everything (from hardware fixings to out of style fashion bling) into a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry.  Nuts and bolts and rhinestones never looked more stylish….  Techniques for making earrings and necklaces will be explored.  Get ready to wow your jewelry box! For adults and older teens Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.
Bike Maintenance & S
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1:30 to 3p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
The Wheels for Winners Bicycle Program co-sponsors an introductory bicycle maintenance & safety clinic covering preventative maintenance, safety and basic repair. Free. Open to adults and children ages 6+. No tools or bicycles necessary. Space is limited. Please RSVP www.mononalibrary.org
More information about Wheels for Winners available at www.wheelsforwinners.org
Monona Public Library 1000 Nichols Rd. 608-222-6127

Outdoor event. Please dress appropriately.
Meet on the top of the hill at the corner of Schluter & Nichols Roads.
Learning Objectives will be tailored to the audience majority.
DISPLAY & PLAY! LEGO
Saturday, Aug. 15, 1 to 4 PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Saturday, August 15, 1 to 4 p.m.
For all ages.
WISLUG creations and we will have a building area in the Children’s Room for visitors of 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 display the top judged creations and we will post pictures of all creations on FB.
Storytimes at the Mo
Saturdays, August 22 & August 29 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Bring the whole family!
Saturdays, August 22 & August 29 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Monona Library will be at the Monona Community Pool in August! End the summer with a splash! Miss Karlyn will sing songs, read books, and blow bubbles!
Free. No registration.
Ready to Read Raccoo
Tuesdays, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 9:30 a.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
A 30-minute multi-activity storytime. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and movement activities with Miss Karen. Stay to play and socialize in our Children's "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program.

Specifically for children aged 2 to 5 years, however, bring the whole family!  Younger siblings are welcome to sit on an adult lap.

Register every person, the children from infants up AND the adult. Please use AD in the space for age for Adult caregivers. Walk-ins welcome when space is available.
Chatty Chipmunks Tod
Tuesdays, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 10:15a.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
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. Register the Toddler name and age only. Add the name of the caregiver to the Special needs box.
Chatty Chipmunks Tod
Thursdays, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & October 1st, 9:30a.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
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. Register the Toddler name and age only. Add the name of the caregiver to the Special needs box.
Ready to Read Raccoo
Thursdays, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & October 1st, 10:15a.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
A 30-minute multi-activity storytime. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and movement activities with Miss Karen. Stay to play and socialize in our Children's "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program.

Specifically for children aged 2 to 5 years, however, bring the whole family!  Younger siblings are welcome to sit on an adult lap.

Register every person, the children from infants up AND the adult. Please use AD in the space for age for Adult caregivers. Walk-ins welcome when space is available.
Bouncing Baby Bunnie
Thursdays, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & October 1st, 11:15a.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
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 the child. Put the name of the adult in the Special Needs box. Walk-ins as space is available.