Monona Public Library
Join us for regularly scheduled events at the Monona Public Library!
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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.
FALL STORYTIMES
September 1 through October 1, 2015

FOR A DESCRIPTION OF STORYTIMES, CLICK HERE
REGISTER BELOW
FAMILY BUTTERFLY STORYTIME for ages birth to age 6.
Sat., Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:00 a.m. RSVP
READY TO READ RACCOONS FAMILY STORYTIME
Designed for ages 2 to 5, all ages welcome.
Tues., 9:30 a.m. RSVP
Thurs., 10:15 a.m. RSVP
CHATTY CHIPMUNK TODDLERTIME for ages 12 to 35 months
Tues., 10:15 a.m. RSVP
Thurs., 9:30 a.m. RSVP
BOUNCING BABY BUNNIES for children birth to 12 months
Thurs., 11:15 a.m. RSVP
BEDTIME MATH PJ PARTY for ages 3 to 6 years old. All welcome.
Wed., Sep. 23, 6 p.m. RSVP
SCHOOL BUS STORYTIME for all ages.
Wed., Oct 7, 9:30a.m.  RSVP
Wed., Oct 7, 10:15a.m. RSVP
Thur., Oct 8, 9:30a.m. RSVP
Thur., Oct 8,10:15a.m. RSVP

2015 FALL THEMES
Week of Sept 1 to 5- SCHOOL / CONCEPTS
Week Sept 7 to 12- LETTER S
Week Sept 14 to 19- SAFARI
Week Sept 21 to 26- SPORTS
Week Sept 28 to Oct 3- SQUIRRELS
*Storytime is best when shared! We ask that caregivers remain with their children at all times, cell phones off. Thank you

Ready to Read Raccoo
Tuesdays, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 9:30 a.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.
Chatty Chipmunks Tod
Tuesdays, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 10:15a.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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.
 
Saturday Family Butt
Saturdays, September 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, 11a.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Flutter in and flutter out for special event storytimes for children ages birth to 6. 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.
Tuesdays: 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.
Storytime @ Whole Fo
Saturday, Sep. 12, 1:00PM
Monona Public Library will be having storytime at Whole Foods Market! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft with Miss Karlyn! Snacks and space will generously be provided by Whole Foods Market. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
Teen Open Mic Night,
Monday, Sep. 14, 6:30PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Open Mic Night is now happening at Monona Library! You've got 8 minutes to show us what you've got. Music, poetry, rap, spoken word, comedy, and all other acts welcome! Ages 10 and up; in the Forum Room.
Connect the Dots! Ce
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 4 to 7PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Drop in between 4PM to 7PM. Outdoor Bouncy House & Indoor Craft Activity
For All Ages.
Storytime at 5PM

You won't want to miss our celebration of International Dot Day! Enjoy jumping in our Sweet Pea Bouncy house and design a dot craft activities for all ages! Everyone is welcome!
Bring your library card and check out books including, The Dot by Peter Reynolds. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.
 
Imagine the power and potential of millions of people around the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites. We hope you will join the growing global community of creativity champions using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place. Sign up now and celebrate Dot Day on Tuesday, September 15. Walk-ins welcome. Sponsored by Friends of Monona Public Library.
Seasonal Chefs Prese
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Who knew vegetables could taste so fantastic?  Well, anyone who has visited the Green Owl Cafe does.  Happily, Chef Jennie will be bringing her culinary magic to the September Seasonal Chefs program and demoing some end-of-summer bounty from local farms and farmer's markets. As usual, free samples, recipes, Q & A and a lively chef conversation will be part of the evening. Come and bring your appetite and your library card (September is National Library Card sign up month) to check out some books and support this wonderful series.  For adults and older  teens. Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.
Talking Tech Saturda
Saturday, Sep. 19, 10 am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Confused about Twitter and tweeting?  It has changed the way we communicate from a local to an international level.  Learn the basics with our tech teaching wiz, Dan.  Find out what Twitter is, why it is important as a method of communication, and learn how to set up your own account. This free hour-long program is intended for general instruction. One on one help is also available through prearranged tech assistence sessions.  Contact the library for details.
Bedtime Math Pajama
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 6 to 7:30p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Bedtime Storytime,
Math Fun & Games,
& a Bedtime Cookie!
Bedtime Math wants to help parents make fun math a part of their kids’
and families’ daily routine, as common and beloved as the bedtime story.
We will show you some ideas of how easy it can be to roll math into the day, whether at bedtime, bathtime, or snacktime. PJs optional. Bring a library card to check out books and earn a chance to win a door prize.

Registration is requested so that we can determine how many supplies and snacks to prepare for the event. Please type in the names of the adults and answer the question, "How many children will you bring? What are their ages?"
Mondays, September 28th, October 26th, November 30th, December 28th, & January 25th, February 29th, March 28th, April 25th, & May 30th, 4p.m.
LEGO CLUB meets on the last Monday of each month.
Fearless Crafter&rsq
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Join international fiber artist, exhibitor, and story collector Leslee Nelson in making a memory cloth to celebrate someone who inspires you.  Share your story, and learn how to make a Memory Cloth using simple embroidery stitches to honor the person who expanded your life view. You can also bring your own handkerchief or cloth napkin to add special meaning.  We will also have supplies available.  This program compliments Leslee Nelson's Memory Cloth Art Exhibit, which is currently displayed at the Monona Library.  Leslee's Memory Cloths have been featured in exhibits thourghout the world.   Her visually striking art draws on her travels and also on the textiles of many cultures.  Space limited so reserve your spot now.   For adults and older teens.  Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Library.
A BIG YELLOW SCHOOL
Wednesday, Oct. 7 & Thursdays, Oct, 8
Registration required, begins Sep 1.
Enjoy a back to school storytime with Ms. Karen on a big, yellow school bus. Join us in the Children’s Room and we will go outside together to board the bus. The bus will be parked in the Staff Parking Lot on Schluter Road outside of the Children's Room emergency exit. The bus will not move during storytime. Children ages birth to five years old and older siblings are welcome to attend with caregivers/parents.Registration required. Adults may type in AD instead of their age when prompted. Please register each person separately, all ages from infants to adults. SCHOOL BUS STORYTIME SCHEDULE
Wednesday, 9:30 to 9:55a.m. Please register.
Wednesday, 10:15 to 10:40a.m. Please register.
Thursday, 9:30 to 9:55a.m. Please register.
Thursday, 10:15 to 10:40a.m. Please register.
Register online or in person or by phone 222-6127.Host: Karen Wendt
Sponsor: Nelson's Bus Service, Inc
Ready to Read Raccoo
Tuesdays, October 13th, 20th, 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 9:30a.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 1.
A 30-minute multi-activity storytime. For children aged 2 to 5 years.Younger siblings are welcome to sit on an adult lap. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music! 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
Tuesdays, October 13th, 20th, 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 10:15a.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 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.