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.
 Limit by audience:  
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Origami Geometry
Monday, Dec. 22, 10am-12:01pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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.
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Barnyard Obstacle Co
Monday, Dec. 22, 3-5PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Storytime, Barnyard Obstacle Course in the Library and Farm Craft!
Ages 2-9 years.
Stay to play from 3 to 5pm or stay for one hour, either 3 to 4pm or 4 to 5pm.
3:00 to 4:00pm Storytime, Obstacle Course, Craft.
4:00 to 5:00pm Storytime (different books from 3pm), Obstacle Course, and
Craft (different craft from 3pm)

Register each person, all ages who will attend the program room including parents and babies. Adults may type in AD when the form asks for age.
PLEASE add a note in the Special Needs field if you are coming from 3 to 5p.m.
or if you plan to be here from 3 to 4pm or from 4 to 5p.m.

“Programs, events and classes are photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Notify library staff if you prefer not to be photographed.”
 
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Tuesday, Dec. 23, 11AM-1PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Do you love birds? Join Madison Audubon Society for a hands-on exploration activity with binoculars to learn about our favorite birds, followed by a game of bird call BINGO.
THEN,
Design your own Word Bird! We will craft a bird,
explore our bird stories, and make wordy wings. 
 

For Ages 5-12
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Register each person, all ages who will be in the program room including parents and babies. Adults may type in AD when the form asks for age. Walk-ins welcome, space is limited.

“Programs, events and classes are photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Notify library staff if you prefer not to be photographed.”

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Do It Yourself  Wint
Friday, Dec. 26, 10AM-2PM

Pick up your Scavenger Hunt at the Children’s Reference Desk or the Circulation Desk. Play the game as directed. Return your completed Hunt sheet to the desk for a prize. No Registration. Dropin. Ages 4+
 

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Saturday, Dec. 27, 9AM-5PM
 

Guess How Many Snowflakes!

Winner will be called on Monday, 12/29.

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Origami Geometry
Monday, Dec. 29, 10am - 12:01pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
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.
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Drop-in Paper Airpla
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 to 11am
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!
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Do It Yourself  Wint
Friday, Jan. 2, 10AM-2PM

Pick up your Scavenger Hunt at the Children’s Reference Desk or the Circulation Desk. Play the game as directed. Return your completed Hunt sheet to the desk for a prize. (2nd round) Ages 4 and up.

(pictures will be hidden in new places from last week Friday)

 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Saturday, Jan. 10, 10AM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Ever want to read books on your iPad?  How about FREE eBooks checked out from your local library?  Learn how with the iPad Overdrive class at Monona Public Library!  In this class, students will learn how to access overdrive on their iPad devices!  Step-by-step, we will explore how to download Overdrive from the App Store, add a library, search for books, and read! 
Note - please do not bring your iPad devices to class.
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Monona History Club
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

For the Local History Program Series, we are happy to present local author and architectual historian Jim Draeger, whose book, Bottom’s Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries, was featured on a PBS special. 
  In his book, Jim covers the architecture and history of 70 Wisconsin breweries and bars and includes the early beginnings of inns and saloons in our area and continues through the era of breweries, temperance and Prohibition.  Also discussed are the development of the megabreweries, their rise to power, and the emergence of microbreweries. Learn the story of how Wisconsin came to dominate brewing—"and the place that bars and taverns hold in our social and cultural history." Don’t miss this effervescent talk and discussion. Books will be available for sale and signing.  A special bonus: fantastic complementary draft root beer provided by Madison's Sprecher's Restaurant and pub.  For adults and older teens.

Sponsored by The Monona Public Library and it’s Friends Group and the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society.
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Monday, Jan. 19, 10am to 11:30am
Origami Blocks
01/19/2015. Monday 9:30-11:30am
Learn to build a cube and other geometric shapes out of square origami paper. Construct a tower out of LEGO bricks. Build something out of both! Drop-in during the morning and have fun! For ages 6+
Free. Drop-in. More information: http://www.mononalibrary.org , by phone: 608-222-6127
Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road.
 
 
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1,000 BOOKS BEFORE K
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9:30am to 11:30am

Believe it or not, learning to read begins at birth. Everyone wants to do the best for their baby. Looking at books with your child every day is one of the most important things you can do for her/his future. Sharing books together strengthens your child's foundation for learning. The Monona Library is here to help!

  1. Pick up a free Reading Log beginning January 20th
  2. Read a book (any book) to your child.
    (One book a day = 1,095 books in 3 years)
  3. Record the books you read.
  4. Visit the library for a prize.

Registration for the program begins January 20, 2015.
Tuesday, Jan. 20
9:30 a.m.
Woodland  Animals  Storytime 
10:00 a.m. Family Read-a-Thon
4:00pm & 6:00pm Spanish Storytimes

1,000 libros antes de jardín de infantes
Regístrate en Español, martes, enero 20
Diversión  en  familia  española  Cuentos
Martes, enero 20 hasta febrero 10
4:00p.m. y 6:00 p.m. repeticiones

Read, Grow, Play! Celebration Kickoff of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Sunday, January 25, 2:00 to 4:45p.m.
2:00p.m. to 3:00pm

  • CRITTERrrMAN! You’re in for a WILD ride! You won’t be able to resist the charm and humor of the man and his puppet animals. Are they really puppets? Listen in on some good-natured fun with stories and songs from CRITTERrrMAN.
3:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Photo Booth! Bring your own camera to take a picture of your child with Woodland Animals, Mother Goose, Cat in the Hat, and Maynard G. Mallard.
3:00 to 4:15 pm
  • Read-a-Thon w/ Book Displays: Parents find a comfy place to sit with a good book to read to their child and put their first entry in their Woodland Animals Early Literacy Reading Log.
  • Science Booth - Preschool Nature Activities
  • Craft: Create your own Woodland Animal Habitat
  • Treat: Trail mix and apple juice.
4:15 to 4:45 pm
  • Interactive Frisbee Show & Stories with professional disc sports enthusiast and champion, Brad Wendt.

Sponsored by The Friends of Monona Public Library, Abbie Loomis, and the Monona Library.
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WOODLAND ANIMALS STO
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9:30 to 10a.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Specifically designed for children ages 2 to 5, however, the whole family is welcome to attend. Stories, songs, a craft, followed by time to sign up children birth to pre-Kindergarten for "Ready to Read! 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten."

Please RSVP! We look forward to seeing you.  

(If you cannot make it to this event, don't fret! You can sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten any time the library is open.

Sponsored by The Friends of Monona Public Library, Abbie Loomis, and the Monona Library.
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Diversión en familia
January 20, 27 y February 3, 10
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Los martes, del 20 de enero hasta 10 de febrero
4:00-4:40 p.m.
6:00-06:30 p.m.
repeticiones
Acompáñennos para una divertida mezcla de historias, canciones, rimas, juegos y manualidades. Este programa se efectuará en español e inglés. Cuentos y canciones introducirán reconocimiento alfabeto y vocabulario de una manera que es divertido y atractivo. El registro no es necesario, pero el espacio es limitado.

Presentadora: Vanessa Wendt vive en Taxco, México y visitará Wisconsin este invierno. Ella es profesora de inglés y ha sido entrenada por la señorita Karen para presentar horas de cuentos. Nos alegra que la recibiremos en la Biblioteca Monona.

Jan 20: Woodland Animals Storytime. Enjoy literacy activities, music, and games about Wisconsin's woodland animals, their habitat, and their tracks.

Jan 27: Wisconsin Winter.  “Salí de paseo” (I Went Walking) by Sue Williams will be the featured title for this storytime with books, games, a craft and more.

Feb 3: All About Me & My Family. “Mi Familia” (My Family) is the featured title for this fun storytime about family relationships. Enjoy books, activities and music!

Feb 10:  Kitchen Play. Enjoy making Stone Soup with kitchen toys and our brand new play kitchen set! Storytime will include the activities, music, and vocabulary featuring the book “A sembrar sopa de verdures” (Growing Vegetable Soup) by Lois Ehlert.

Presenter: Vanessa Wendt has lived in Guerrero Mexico for 8 years. She is a teacher in Taxco and lived in Chilpancingo. Vanessa was trained in storytime and storytelling by her mom, Miss Karen. She will be visiting Madison for a few weeks and we are happy to have her as a performer for these Spanish Storytimes.

REGISTER
Please register all ages, each person who will attend, from infants through adults. Adults may type in AD when asked for age.

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Diversión en familia
January 20, 27, February 3, 10
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Los martes, del 20 de enero hasta 10 de febrero
6 to 6:30 p.m.

Acompáñennos para una divertida mezcla de historias, canciones, rimas, juegos y manualidades. Este programa se efectuará en español e inglés. Cuentos y canciones introducirán reconocimiento alfabeto y vocabulario de una manera que es divertido y atractivo. El registro no es necesario, pero el espacio es limitado.
Presentadora: Vanessa Wendt vive en Taxco, México y visitará Wisconsin este invierno. Ella es profesora de inglés y ha sido entrenada por la señorita Karen para presentar horas de cuentos. Nos alegra que la recibiremos en la Biblioteca Monona.
Jan 20: Woodland Animals Storytime. Enjoy literacy activities, music, and games about Wisconsin's woodland animals, their habitat, and their tracks.

Jan 27: Wisconsin Winter.  “Salí de paseo” (I Went Walking) by Sue Williams will be the featured title for this storytime with books, games, a craft and more.

Feb 3: All About Me & My Family. “Mi Familia” (My Family) is the featured title for this fun storytime about family relationships. Enjoy books, activities and music!

Feb 10:  Kitchen Play. Enjoy making Stone Soup with kitchen toys and our brand new play kitchen set! Storytime will include the activities, music, and vocabulary featuring the book “A sembrar sopa de verdures” (Growing Vegetable Soup) by Lois Ehlert.
Presenter: Vanessa Wendt has lived in Guerrero Mexico for 8 years. She is a teacher in Taxco and lived in Chilpancingo. Vanessa was trained in storytime and storytelling by her mom, Miss Karen. She will be visiting Madison for a few weeks and we are happy to have her as a performer for these Spanish Storytimes.
REGISTER
Please register all ages, each person who will attend, from infants through adults. Adults may type in AD when asked for age.

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Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Start the New Year on the right foot (and the right fork) with a repeat of our very popular Seasonal Chefs program with Chef Angelika from the Willy Street Co-op.  She will give us some healthy eating tips and whip up some heavenly creation using natural ingredients from the fabulous farmer-friendly bounty of the Willy Street store.  This program will fill up fast so sign up now.  For adults and older teens only. Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Libary.
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.
LEGO CLUB Mondays
Mondays December 1, January 5
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

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.

“Programs, events and classes are photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Notify library staff if you prefer not to be photographed.”

LEGO CLUB Tuesday
Tuesdays, November 25, and December 30, 4pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Last Tuesday of the month, October 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.

“Programs, events and classes are photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Notify library staff if you prefer not to be photographed.”

LEGO CLUB Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 4-5PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

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.