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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Comix Remix! for 3rd to 7th graders
Thursday, Apr. 17, 5:00 to 6:00p.m.
Comix Remix! for 3rd
Interested? Bring your creativity for a chance to re-create comics, graphic novels, and stories! Led by UW Madison library graduate students. You have the power to change the story. There are no limits! Art supplies provided. No registration required.


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Library Babies Baby Shower
Friday, Apr. 18, 11 am to 12 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Library Babies Baby
Baby Showers are a celebration of life and love. The modern baby shower traces hundreds of years back to a time when friends and family from the community would bring helpful gifts to new mothers.  The Monona Public Library would like to share in your family's happy occasion by throwing a Baby Shower for Library Babies.

Moms and Dads expecting or with a new baby or child 2 years old and younger are welcome to attend. Please register each adult who will attend! If you are bringing a child with you, please put their name and age in the Special Needs box when you register.
One gift per child, sponsored by the Friends of the library.
Random Prize Drawing sponsored by Edible Arrangements.Edible-Arrangements_TWO-FRUIT_grid_6
Register.
Sponsored by The Friends of the Monona Public Library..


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Stories Off the Shelf! A Family Fun Night Event.
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 6:00 to 7:15 PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Stories Off the Shel
Professional and amateur tellers from the Monona Library Storytelling Club will share stories and storytelling techniques. All ages welcome.

Parents and children will learn how to tell stories during family time for entertainment, with guests, at kids' parties, at their schools, on field trips, camping, etc.  Also, enjoy stories by amateur and professional tellers.

For parents, grandparents, caregivers, early childhood educators, and children.
Sponsored by The Monona Library Storytelling Club.


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Discovering Austen: A One Woman Show About Jane Austen
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 7:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Discovering Austen:
Discovering Austen takes place in the dressing room of an actor cast as Jane Austen.  Still searching for the essence of her character just hours before the play's opening, she explores Austen's writings to find the author in the pages of her novels and letters.  Discovering Austen is a wonderful opportunity to see Austen's characters and the author herself come to life.  Written and performed by Kristin Hammargren and directed by Frank Honts Sponsored by Beyond the Page.


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Afternoon Tea Fundraiser at the "Mononaton" Library!
Sunday, May 4, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Afternoon Tea Fundra
You are cordially invited to our delightfully delicious "Mononaton" tea fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Monona Library.  This event is held in recognition of the library's 50th anniversary.  Tickets are $35 (cash or check) and must be purchased in advance at the library.  This delightful afternoon will be held in our "transformed" library and will include: live chamber music, a full tea, trivia, a most engaging presentation by Wisconsin Historical Society curator Leslie Bellais...and more. Special tea nibbles have donated by some of the areas favorite restaurants. You even get to keep your own tea cup!  Funds will support continued quality library programs and services.  Tickets are limited --get yours now.  For more information, call 222-6127.
 
Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Library.


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Hungry Caterpillar Garden Tea Party Fundraiser
Saturday, May 17, 0p.m.

The Friends of Monona Public Library presents

Hungry Caterpillar Garden Tea Party

Fundraiser, Saturday, May 17

  • First Party: 2:00 to 3:15p.m.
  • Second Party: 3:30 to 4:45p.m.
  • Lower Level of the library
  • Space is limited to 30 children ages 3 and older who have purchased a ticket in advance.

Dress Up: Boys and girls! Dress up in garden tea party outfit or bug costume! Put on a big hat or silly antennae.


Activity: Caterpillar craft and bug games for the whole family. Children will enjoy a fantastical indoor garden setting provided by Funny Faces Family Entertainment, LLC. A grand prize drawing will be held. The winner will receive a basket of fun surprises.

Treats & Tea: Tea Party for children age 3+ with a ticket. There will be a small fruit plate, children's tea and one other optional beverage, sponsored by Whole Foods. There will be cake. One cake will be gluten-free, nut-free, & dairy-free.

Tickets: $5.00 per child. Tickets may be purchased April 2 until May 15th at 6p.m.  
Additional donations toward the fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.

Proceeds from this program will support children's programming and services.

Seating: Adults are invited to play with their children at the crafts and games stations. During the Tea Party portion of the event, adults and children younger than age 3, will be seated at the Garden Party Observation Deck in the same room, but, not at the Tea Party tables with children ages 3 and older.
For more information, contact Karen at karen@mononalibrary.org

  Hungry Caterpillar Tea Party

SPONSORED BY:
     Funny Faces Logo  Whole Foods.images  Copps.HeaderLogo


Mr. Erick Carle said he got the idea for "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" from a hole puncher. "One day I was punching holes with a hole puncher into a stack of paper, and I thought of a bookworm and so I created a story called "A Week with Willi the Worm". Then my editor suggested a caterpillar instead and I said "Butterfly!" That's how it began," he said. "I think The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a hopeful story, because it says 'you too little caterpillar can grow up, spread your wings and fly'. I think it is this message of hope that resonates for many readers."
Sponsored by Funny Faces Family Entertainment, LLC; Whole Foods; Copp’s..
 


Teen Lit for Adults Book Club
Tuesdays, Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, 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.

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.
 
Hungry Minds Book Club:
Wednesdays @ 6 pm, Jan 15, Feb 19, April 9, June 4 with more dates TBA
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

 "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."
       ---Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Join our book group to share food memoirs, a few recipes and perhaps a snack or two. Come into the library and check-out a copy of one of our upcoming books, enjoy it, and join us for a unforgettably delectable book discussion. Copies are available at the Monona Public Library circulation area on a first come first serve basis.

Check back often for the latest titles from the Hungry Minds Book Club. 

 
Family Picture Book Storytime Wed; March 12 to April 16; 9:30 am
Wednesdays, Mar 12 to April 16, 9:30 am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Family Picture Book

A 30 minute multi-activity storytime for families with children especially ages 2 to 5 years old. Younger siblings are welcome to sit on an adult lap, older siblings welcome. Picture Books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music! 

Register each person, adults, children and babies, who will attend.

If you have to miss one of the storytimes during this session, please either contact karen@mononalibrary or mark it on the registration clipboard. If we see that someone missed the program two or more times in a row, we may decide to move children from the Waiting List into that spot. Thank you.

THEMES

March 12, 13: Pizza Pizza!

March 19, 20: A Day on the Farm

March 26, 27: Pets! With guest author and reader, Matt Hein!

April 2, 3: Bird Watching

April 9, 10: Bikes, Trikes, Wagons, & Walking

April 16, 17: Frogs, Toads, and Other Spring Fling Things!
Toddler Time: Ages 12 to 35 months. Wed; Mar 12 - April 16; 10:15am
Wednesdays, Mar 12 to April 16, 10:15 am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Toddler Time: Ages 1

Toddler StoryTime Session
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 Toddler only. Please put the adult name(s) in the "Special Needs" box. Thank you.
If you have to miss one of the storytimes during this session, please either contact karen@mononalibrary or mark it on the registration clipboard. If we see that someone missed the program two or more times in a row, we may decide to move children from the Waiting List into that spot. Thank you.
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