Monona Public Library
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Toddler Storytime for children ages 12 to 35 months of age. Wed 9:15a.m.
Wednesdays, 9:15, Sept. 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Toddler Storytime fo

ToddlerTime: September 10 to October 22.
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 for the session.

Register the Toddler name and age only. Add the name of the caregiver to the Special needs box.
 



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Picture Book Storytime. Wednesdays at 10:00a.m.
Wednesdays, 10am, Sept. 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Picture Book Storyti

Picture Book Family Storytime: September 10 to October 22.
A 20 to 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 for the session. September 10 to October 22.
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.



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Picture Book Storytime. Thursdays at 9:30a.m.
Thursdays, 9:30am, Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Picture Book Storyti

Picture Book Family Storytime: September 11 to October 23.
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
A 20 to 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 for the session. September 11 to October 23.
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.



F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Toddler Storytime for children ages 12 to 35 months of age. Thursday 10:15a.m.
Thursdays, 10:15am, Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Toddler Storytime fo

ToddlerTime: September 11 to October 23.
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 months old.
Enjoy simple books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music.
Recommended: Each toddler should be accompanied by an adult.
Register for the session.

Register the Toddler name and age only. Add the name of the caregiver to the Special needs box.
 



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Baby & Me Storytime for non-walkers. Thursdays at 11:15a.m.
Thursdays, 11:15am, Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Baby & Me Storytime

Baby & Me: September 11 to October 23.
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 for the session.
Register the child. Put the name of the adult in the Special Needs box.
Walk-ins as space is available.

September 11 to October 23.

 

 



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Fun for All Shindig!
Saturday, Sep. 20, 4:30 - 8:00p.m.
Fun for All Shindig!

Fun for All Shindig! Dinner Followed by Dancing at Fireman’s Park Shelter
Monona Public Library celebrates its 50th anniversary with a lively fundraiser

Help Monona Public Library celebrate its 50th Anniversary at this fun-filled fundraiser, Saturday, September 20, from 4:30–8 pm at Fireman's Park Shelter in Winnequah Park -- complete with foot-stompin' fiddle music and amazin' grazin'. Move to your heart's content or sit back and enjoy the music and camaraderie. Shake out your gingham apron or dust off your straw hat and get ready to swing your partner. Families and beginners welcome. No partner, experience, or costume necessary.

Dot Kent, known as the best caller in southern Wisconsin, will teach us traditional American dances, including old-time squares, Midwestern big circle dances and others. She will be accompanied by live fiddle, guitar and hammer dulcimer music.

Don't fret the menu! Fat Jack's will provide options for carnivores, herbivores and omnivores alike. Choose from sliced pork, roast chicken, grilled vegetables, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and pasta salad, plus dessert -- pie or cake! Beer, root beer and other goodies will be available for purchase.

The evening will include a silent auction featuring a variety of donations from generous local businesses and individuals and a live auction of a select few big-ticket items. Come ready to bid on a “Peerless Picnic”--tour the backroads of Southern Wisconsin to a surprise destination in a 1916 vintage car; day trip includes gourmet picnic and wine and cheese stops along the way (4 adults). For the kiddies, bid on an “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Outing”--tool around the streets of Monona in a vintage automobile, destination: Monona Bait & Ice Cream Shop (5 passengers; one must be an adult). Also for the live auction is a 4 day / 3-night condo stay in picturesque Fish Creek in Door County. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the Friends of Monona Public Library, will be used to update the Library’s café space.

Tickets are $30 per person, $100 family four pack (you define ‘family’), kids 4 and under free. Price includes dinner, dessert, an evening of lively entertainment and a free Friends of Monona Public Library membership! Purchase tickets (cash, check or credit card) in advance at Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road or by calling the library at 608-222-6127 or at Fireman’s Park Shelter the evening of the event while tickets last.

We’ll do-si-do rain or shine. Monona Fireman’s Park Shelter is located at the northernmost corner of Winnequah Park at the intersection of Winnequah Road and Progressive Lane. Parking will be available at Winnequah School in the front and back lots. See you at the Shindig!

 
Sponsored by Friends of Monona Public Library.


F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Intro to Email
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:00 am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Confused by all the email providers? Not sure how to sign up for email? Have an email account, but not sure how to use it? This class is for you! Learn how to sign up for and use an email account effectively and easily! Email is a great way to catch up with friends and loved ones, so be sure to catch this class!



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Intro to Android: Learn how to download Ebooks to your Android device using Overdrive!
Saturday, Oct. 11, 10:00 am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Overdrive makes downloading Ebooks free and easy - be sure to take advantage of this class, which will show you how to quickly and easily download books onto your Android device! 



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Fearless Crafters: Getting Wordy
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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Fearless Crafters hits the books with an altered page program.  Find the hidden poem, phrase or picture ready to burst forth from the printed page.  You can use pens, paint, glue, collage, ZentanglesTM, or whatever your imagination dictates.  You will create something frameable or sendable, certainly unique. Supplies and space are limited, so register now .  For adults and older teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Monona Public Library.
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. 


Teen Lit for Adults Book Club
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.

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.

LEGO CLUB Tuesdays
Tuesdays Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 30
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
LEGO CLUB Tuesdays

Last Tuesday of the month, September through December at 4 to 5p.m.

Join us for an hour of construction fun with LEGO bricks! Geared for ages 4 to 11, however siblings are welcome. The library will provide buckets of bricks to give your imagination something with which to work. Bring your creativity! Bring your library card to check out books. Hosted by Meghann.

LEGO CLUB Mondays
Mondays October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
LEGO CLUB Mondays

First Monday of the month, October through January at 4 to 5p.m.

Join us for an hour of construction fun with LEGO bricks! Geared for ages 4 to 11, however siblings are welcome. The library will provide buckets of bricks to give your imagination something with which to work. Bring your creativity! Bring your library card to check out books. Hosted by Karlyn.

School Bus Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 9:20am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Enjoy a special School Bus Storytime with Karen on the great big Badger Bus Lines school bus!

We're looking forward to meeting the Badger Bus Company driver, listening to a story and singing "The Wheels on the Bus." Our driver will join Karen to briefly talk about school bus safety.

Back in the library, children will be invited to make a school bus related craft.

REGISTER: Primarily for ages 2 to 5, but siblings welcome. Sign up every person who will be getting onto the bus, including babies, children, and adults.
Sponsored by Badger Bus Lines.

School Bus Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10:05am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Enjoy a special School Bus Storytime with Karen on the great big Badger Bus Lines school bus!

We're looking forward to meeting the Badger Bus Company driver, listening to a story and singing "The Wheels on the Bus." Our driver will join Karen to briefly talk about school bus safety.

Back in the library, children will be invited to make a school bus related craft.

REGISTER: Primarily for ages 2 to 5, but siblings welcome. Sign up every person who will be getting onto the bus, including babies, children, and adults.
Sponsored by Badger Bus Lines.

Special Fall Friday Storytime
Fridays, 10AM; October 17th, 24th, 31st, and November 7th
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Special Fall Friday

Special Fall Friday - Picture Book Family Storytime:
October 17th to November 7th, 10AM

A 20 to 30-minute multi-activity storytime for children aged 2 to 5 years. (Younger and older siblings are welcome.)
Read picture books, hear stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and fingerplays!
Hosted by Miss Karlyn.

Register for the entire four week session. October 17th to November 7th.
Register every person, including all children starting from infants AND the adults. Please use AD in the space for age for Adult caregivers.
Walk-ins as space is available.

Origami Geometry
Monday, Dec. 22, 10am-12:01pm
Registration required, begins Oct 1.
Origami Geometry!

Sign up to make cool geometric shapes out of special origami paper. Start with a cube and challenge yourself into larger geometric shapes. Registration required. Space and materials limited.

If possible, you are incouraged to bring your own square origami paper. Please make note in the special needs box if you will be bringing your own paper.

For ages 6 and up.

Origami Geometry
Monday, Dec. 29, 10am - 12:01pm
Registration required, begins Oct 1.
Origami Geometry!

Sign up to make cool geometric shapes out of special origami paper. Start with a cube and challenge yourself into larger geometric shapes. Registration required. Space and materials limited.

If possible, you are incouraged to bring your own square origami paper. Please make note in the special needs box if you will be bringing your own paper.

For ages 6 and up.

Drop-in Paper Airplane Craft
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9:30am
Drop in on New Year's Eve for an incredible high-flying adventure. We'll have many templates available for you to build the perfect flying machine, and then we will let loose and see whose machine flies highest and farthest!

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9:30am
Registration required, begins Oct 31.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).
 

The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. When your child reaches a milestone, give him/her a small reward. The Monona Public Library is here to help you!

We will be kicking off our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program on January 20th at 9:30 a.m. with this event. Please RSVP! We look forward to seeing you.  (If you cannot make it to this event, don't fret! You can sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten any time the library is open.