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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STORYTIMES
Wednesdays, Feb 25 to March 25 & Thursdays, Feb 26 to March 26
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.
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Seasonal Chef Series
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Two iconic Madison restaurants in one event!  Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace and Eldorado Grill share  some of their best dishes, recipes and Southwestern cooking secrets just for you!  Learn from Scott Glendening of Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace and Taylor Anderson of Eldorado Grill, as they walk you through tips and techniques they use to make their delicious food.  Scott and Taylor will give you insider secrets to making fantastic restaurant quality food in your own kitchen.  Free samples included, along with Q & A, recipes, and menu ideas.  For adults and older teens only.
Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.
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Monona History Club
Sunday, Mar. 8, 2:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
The March Monona History Club event is must see program, which has toured thoughout Wisconsin, and features Patricia Bauer and David Geister, presenting stories, songs and events from their popular book, "B is for Batttle Cry."  Through music, costumes and Civil War newspapers, they bring this era to life.  Free Starbucks Signature Hot Spiced Apple Beverage will be served. Sponsored by Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society, Friends of the Monona Public Library, Starbucks in Monona, .
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FAMILY GAME NIGHT!
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Family Game Night at Monona Public Library!
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
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.
 
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Storytelling Club fo
March 17, April 21
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

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.

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Nourish Your Noggin&
Saturday, Mar. 21, 10:30am
This fun and interactive program is for anyone interested in brain health. Topics include how memory works, age-related memory changes - what is normal and what is not - and how to live a brain healthy lifestyle. No need to pre-register.
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Spring Break at the
See scheduled for details.
Spring Break Events @ the Library!
DIY Activities:
  • "I Spy Spring" Scavenger Hunt
  • Culver's Coloring Contest
  • Guessing Contest!
DROP IN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
DIY Activities: "I Spy Spring" Scavenger Hunt, Culver's Coloring Contest,
and a Guessing Contest!
Adult required to supervise children age 8 and younger.
 
Monday 3/30, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Origami & Paper Airplanes for ages 7 to 14.
Monday 3/30, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Marble Run Fun for ages 6 to 14.
Tuesday 3/31, 4 p.m. LEGO Bricks Party! Special event. All ages welcome. RSVP!
Wednesday 4/1, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Origami & Paper Airplanes for ages 7 to 14.
Wednesday 4/1, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Spring Break Storytime & Craft.
Wednesday 4/1, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Family Game Night! All ages invited.
Thursday 4/2, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Spring Break Storytime & Craft
Thursday 4/2, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. LEGO in the Library! Just build.

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

Boys and girls! The Friends of the Monona Public Library presents a Creepy Crawlie picnic! Dress up in your best, your fanciest, finest creepy crawly, buggy costume and join us!  Children will enjoy a craft, bug jokes, games & trivia, “I Spy Ugly Bugs”, picnic treats, and door prizes. Watch out for snakes & frogs!
Proceeds go toward the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
Cost is $5-7 per person, all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Monona Library circulation desk.



Sponsored by The Friends of the Monona Public Library.
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.
Storytime for Ready
Wednesdays, Feb 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

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
Feb 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

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
Wednesdays, Feb 25 to Mar 25, 9:30am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

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.

Chatty Chipmunks Tod
Feb 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

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.

Bouncing Baby Bunnie
Feb 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

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.
Parent comment: "We love this class! So much fun for baby and mom. Thanks!"
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.

 

LEGO CLUB for ages 4
First Monday of the Month
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
LEGO CLUB
For ages 4 to 13. LEGO bricks and DUPLOs are provided.
Last Tuesday of the Month at 4 to 5 p.m. Run by volunteer help.
First Monday of the Month at 4 to 5 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome. Children ages 8 and younger must have a guardian age 14 or older stay with them in the program room.

Volunteer Needed:  I am looking for volunteers to help supervise the Monday LEGO program so that we can continue hosting it. Please email or call if you are interested. Karen@mononalibrary.org or 216-7453.
  
Monday, Mar. 30, 10am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Join Rob for one and a half hours of paper folding fun. Learn how to craft an origami cube. Learn to fold the best paper airplanes. For ages 7 and up.

Paper will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own square paper for creating additional awesome designs!
Monday, Mar. 30, 12:30pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Create a Marble run out of recycled materials and let the fun times roll! Materials will be provided. For ages 7 and up.
LEGO CLUB for ages 4
Last Tuesday of the month
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
LEGO CLUB
For ages 4 to 13. LEGO bricks and DUPLOs are provided.
Last Tuesday of the Month at 4 to 5 p.m. Run by volunteer help.
Walk-ins are welcome. Children ages 8 and younger must have a guardian age 14 or older stay with them in the program room.

 
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 10am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Join Rob for one and a half hours of paper folding fun. Learn how to craft an origami cube. Learn to fold the best paper airplanes. For ages 7 and up.

Paper will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own square paper for creating additional awesome designs!