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
Listen to Your Body:
Wednesday, Jun. 24, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
"Let go of what hurts, hold on to what helps." In this presentation which will cover preventing and treating muscle pain, Jonathan Garber, RMT, will discuss muscle stress and what to do about it. He brings 17 years of experience with therapeutic massage and yoga.  The class is an workshop, designed to give clear information about what muscle pain is and how it can be prevented and self-treated. The presentation offers special support for people who sit at computers or are weekend athletes.  Learn stretches, self-treatment techniques and tools to accomplish this.
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 6:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Meet some of our superhero library staff!
Staff will talk briefly about the roles they have and will take small groups on short tours of their personal work spaces! Children will get a chance to see parts of the library that are usually off-limits. Library staff are superheroes who help people and feel good about helping. 
  • Meet the new Children's Librarian, Karlyn Spevacek! Take a walk through the Children's Librarian's office with Youth Services Coordinator, Karen, and enjoy a short storytime with Karlyn in the Story Room!
  • Meet Penny! Penny works circulation, takes care of magazines and the library plants. She will show you how to pot a Spider plant. Take the plant home!
  • Meet Rob! Rob works behind the circulation desk, helps with technology in the library and works in Children's Services. Rob will take you into the Staff Office! There might be a surprise for you there!
  • Meet Sally! Sally is the Business and Facilities Coordinator and she has an exciting surprise for children up her sleeve! You won't want to miss this part of the tour.
  • Meet Library Director, Erick Plumb! Where do your books go when you feed them through that slot in the wall? Erick will take you in to see the new sorting room from the inside!
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.
In accordance with library policy parents are required to stay in the building in case of emergency. Children age 8 and younger must be directly supervised.
Donations of gently used games are welcome. Thank you.
Fearless Crafters Pr
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

 Join Fearless Crafters Jen and Toni  as they demonstrate how to make your garden stroll truly unique through hand designed paving stones.  We will use a variety of techniques to help you create a garden setting includes stepping stones that will bloom as wildly as your outdoor plants.  This might be a bit messy, so wear your crafting clothes.  As always, these amazing crafting programs are free, but supplies are limited so sign up to reserve your spot.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Library.
Tuesday, Jun. 9,
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.
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 6:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Rocks, animals, plants, water--all are a part of Wisconsin's natural history and environment. With games, quizzes and interactive activities, Wisconsin Master Naturalist, Deborah Proctor, will help you explore this part of our fascinating world at various events over the summer.
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 0
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

SUMMER STORYTIMES
Registration opens May 15.


READY TO READ RACCOONS
Books and activities are geared for ages 3 to 5 years old, however, all children are welcome.

  • Thursdays, June 18 to July 16, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. w/ Miss Karen! Register here online or call 608-222-6127.
  • Fridays, July 10th to August 7th, 4:00 p.m. w/ Miss Karlyn. Register here online or call 608-222-6127.
  • Saturdays, July 11th to August 8th, 11a.m. w/ Miss Karlyn! Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

STORY HOUR FOR WISE OWLS
Thursdays, June 18 to July 16, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. w/ Miss Karen!
Specifically for children ages 4 to 6 years old.
Register here online or call 608-222-6127.


LITTLE SQUIRRELS STORYTIMES
Tuesdays, June 16th to July14th, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. w/ Miss Karlyn!
Geared for children ages 1 to 2 years old (older siblings welcome to sit quietly in the room with a coloring book or toy). Twenty minutes of tales, music, and movement with Miss Karlyn.
Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

BOUNCING BABY BUNNIES
Tuesdays, June 16th to July 14th, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. w/ Miss Karlyn!
Geared for non-walkers. 15 minutes of fun, followed by playtime.
Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

BOUNCING BABY BUNNIE
Tuesdays, June 16th, 23rd, 30th, & July 7th, 14th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Geared for non-walkers.
Enjoy a book, movement activities, and songs with new Children's Librarian, Miss Karlyn. 15 minutes of fun followed by playtime. Sign up for the series! Register the child and put the name and age of siblings and the name of the attending adult in the Special Needs box.

LITTLE SQUIRRELS STO
Tuesdays, June 16th, 23rd, 30th, & July 7th, 14th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Geared for children ages 1 to 2 years old (older siblings welcome to sit quietly in the room with a coloring book or toy).

Twenty minutes of tales, with Miss Karlyn! Enjoy a book, movement activities, and songs. Sign up for the series! Register the child and put the name and age of siblings and the name of the attending adult in the Special Needs box.

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 6:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
  • Monona Public Works Department will bring a bucket truck. Watch as Ms. Karen is lifted up, up, and away!

  • Schmidt's Auto Inc. will bring a huge tow/emergency roadside assistance truck! Watch the truck operate, see the lights, sit in the driver’s seat and learn what it takes to operate this big truck.
Wednesday, Jun. 17, 1-3pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Summer Reading is here! Stop in, sign up, get your reading log. And most importantly, have some superhero fun while you are here. Make your own superhero mask and choose your superhero name, secret identity, and secret superhero power. Be a superhero and answer superhero trivia!

Registered Superheros can pick up a first-come, first-served ticket on arrival to receive either an absolutely cool, twisted balloon or a hero caricature drawing from Funny Faces Family Entertainment. Due to limited time and the great number of super superhero readers at the event, please choose a balloon or a caricature.
Thursdays, June 18th, 25th, & July 2nd, 9th, 16th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Bring the whole family!  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 Karen. Stay to play and socialize in our Children's Room "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program.
Thursdays, June 18th, 25th, & July 2nd, 9th, 16th.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
For ages 4 to 6 years old.
Register here online or call 608-222-6127.

Who? Who? You! This storytime for children and their adults will encourage parents and caregivers to abandon any sense of formality and to just play with their child. Ms. Karen will start the program with books, rhymes, songs, and other activities and then will open it up for playtime. Read, Explore, Discover!
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 6:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
  • Monona Police Department!

  • Monona Fire Department!
Wednesday, Jun. 24, 1-2pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Mr. Billy, the award winning family singer-song-ROCKER (with son on drums) brings you “Super Superhero Songs,” the summer reading rock and roll show of the year. This show is highly interactive, upbeat, and just plain fun for all ages. Kids and family members will dance, sing and jam with the band. Do not miss this rock and roll show featuring songs about the Avengers, Superman, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Batman and more along with other hero themed songs about books (like Harry Potter), writers (like Dr, Seuss and Stan Lee), and discovering the library.

Hora de Cuentos: Sto
Tuesdays, June 30, July 7,14 and 21, 4:00pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Hora de Cuentos: Story Time in Spanish con Marisol Gonzalez!
Martes, junio 30, julio 7,14 y 21 a las 4:00pm.

Tuesdays, June 30, July 7,14 and 21, 4:00pm
Acompáñanos a pasar un rato alegre contando cuentos clásicos, canciones, rimas y manualidades que ayudan desarrollar el vocabulario y el reconocimiento del alfabeto! . Este programa será en español. No es necesario registrarse, pero el cupo es limitado.
Join us for a happy blend of classic stories, songs, rhymes and craft activities that will introduce vocabulary and alphabet recognition. Program is in Spanish. Registration is not required but space is limited.
 
The Hillbilly Silly
Tuesday, Jun. 30, 6:15 to 7:15p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Come and witness the crazy antics of Dr. Cletus Beaker, MD and his assistant Professor Choo Choo Peterson, PhD as the two of them put a unique twist on the world of science and experiments. Using their limited brain power and scientific training skills, watch as these two back-woods boys demonstrate their entries for the next upcoming science fair at their local elementary school (they are determined not to get beaten by the 4th graders again)! You will laugh, learn, and have a rootin tootin good old time as you learn a brand new meaning to the old term: “Weird Science!”

REGISTRATION
Please register each person, all ages from infants through adults. You may type AD for adults where the form requests age.
Free.
Accessible.
Super Hero Training
Monday, Jul. 6, 10:30 to 11:30a.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Super Hero Training Academy Course
Do you have what it takes to save the day? Join us as we celebrate our favorite heroes including our super-selves! Dress in super hero or book character costumes if you'd like. Test your strength, go on a fantastic secret mission through treacherous tunnels, spiderwebs, and hot lava. Learn how to safely pick up poison bombs and stop the bad guys, show off super hero poses and super skills. Future super heroes who pass the test (everyone will pass the test) will earn a Super hero ID card!

Super heroes inspire us to be greater and to do good for the world!
Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Make your own super hero cape from an old t-shirt:
http://www.clumsycrafter.com/2012/05/t-shirt-super-hero-capes-no-sew/
http://kidthings.net/2015/04/every-kid-is-a-superhero-t-shirt-cape-tutorial/


 
Super Hero Training
Monday, Jul. 6, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Super Hero Training Academy Course
Do you have what it takes to save the day? Join us as we celebrate our favorite heroes including our super-selves! Dress in super hero or book character costumes if you'd like. Test your strength, go on a fantastic secret mission through treacherous tunnels, spiderwebs, and hot lava. Learn how to safely pick up poison bombs and stop the bad guys, show off super hero poses and super skills. Future super heroes who pass the test (everyone will pass the test) will earn a Super hero ID card!
Super heroes inspire us to be greater and to do good for the world!

Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Make your own super hero cape from an old t-shirt:
http://www.clumsycrafter.com/2012/05/t-shirt-super-hero-capes-no-sew/
http://kidthings.net/2015/04/every-kid-is-a-superhero-t-shirt-cape-tutorial/

 
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 6:15pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
  • The Recycle Bug brings a recycling Artrageous Art project and activity and talks about what it is to be an artist. How can we keep our city clean and green?

  • Sonja Reichertz, City of Monona Planner & Assistant Economic Development Director, will build a LEGO bricks city with children.