Monona Public Library
Join us for regularly scheduled events at the Monona Public Library!
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Bully Be Gone
Bully Be Gone
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6p.m. to 7:45p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Taste a fresh approach to handling a bully. Understanding the root cause of bullying behaviors removes the negative ingredient of victimization and adds a pinch of healthy power over the bully.

Dolores Kokinos, owner of The Empowerment Café, educates and inspires individuals of all ages with her unique approach to handling life’s pressures, demands and challenges. Bullying is among one of the top topics that impacts adults and children. There are specific life skills that Dolores has identified that help shift being a victim to a bully to becoming a victor. Adults and children alike leave her trainings feeling more confident and empowered.

Detective Sergeant Ryan Losby from the Monona Police department will be giving you a look into the devastating harm bullying has done to kids in today’s world. You will be given many reasons why bullying is much worse than ever before and why Law Enforcement now needs to step in. A Law Enforcement cultural change is quickly occurring in Wisconsin and across the country to combat this problem. This issue is no longer occurring just on school property. Social media is now a daily tool used by bullies and it has had devastating effects. This will be very beneficial to anyone concerned about bullying issues and who agree that we can no longer just let the school officials try to deal with the problem. Losby’s work on this problem has gained international attention. Losby will show what he did in his city with his city-wide ordinance and the campaign that followed.


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Wonderful One’
Wonderful One’s Playtime
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 11:15.m. to 12:00p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
A short lapsit storytime for one year olds followed by playtime.  Siblings always welcome! 


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Fearless Crafters: C
Fearless Crafters: Cookie Buildings, Make Your Own Little Library!
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Fearless Crafters Present: Another Kind of Little Library... In our final program,  recognizing our 50th Anniversary Year, we will be designing and decorating our own little libraries, though these delicious models are made from graham crackers and lots of candy fixings. Use your imagination to create an architectural wonder.  Then take it home and let the compliments begin! Adults and teens only.  Free and delicious!  Limited space due to supplies; come 10 minutes early to ensure your spot.  You must be registered to have a spot. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.


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Seasonal Chefs Prese
Seasonal Chefs Presents: A Yummy Yule Log Cake from Coz Skaife of Rosie’s Coffee Bar & Bakery ,
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Our Winter Seasonal Chef is back with one of the areas brightest new bakery stars.   Rosie's Coffee Bar and Bakery Owner Coz Skaife will demonstrate how to make a Yule Log (also called Bushe de Noel) and some of the decorations that go with it, such as the chocolate pine cones and the meringue mushrooms.  Learn the tradition behind the centerpiece European dessert and try a sample for yourself!  For teens and adults Sponsored by Friends of the Monona Public Library.


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Origami Geometry
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
Barnyard Obstacle Course & Farm Crafts
Monday, Dec. 22, 3-5PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Did you miss out on trying the Barnyard Obstacle Course during our Fall ShinDig? This is your chance to try it!

Barnyard Obstacle Course in the Library and Farm Crafts!

Ages 2-10 years.
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.
 


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Word Birds: Craft & Creative Writing
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 11AM-1PM
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Come craft at the library, where we will design and create Word Birds! We will explore our bird stories.  Drop in. For Ages 5-12.
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.
 

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Do It Yourself  Wint
Do It Yourself Winter Fun Bingo Scavenger Hunt
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+
 



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Winter Break Guessing Contest
Saturday, Dec. 27, 9AM-5PM
 

Guess How Many Snowflakes!

Winner will be called on Monday, 12/29.

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Origami Geometry
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
Drop-in Paper Airplane Craft
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
Do It Yourself Winter Fun Bingo Scavenger Hunt
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)

 


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Monona History Club
Monona History Club Series: A Talk With Jim Drager, author of "Bottom’s Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries"
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Contining with our new occassional Sunday Local History Program Series, we are happy to present local author and architectual historian Jim Drager, whose book,
  Bottom’s Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries,  covers the architecture and history of 70 Wisconsin breweries and bars.  It's scope 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.  Light (nonalcholic)  refreshments will be also available. For adults and older teens.

Sponsored by The Monona Public Library and it’s Friends Group and the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society.


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.  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
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.

LEGO CLUB Tuesday
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.

Picture Book Storyti
Picture Book Storytime. Thursdays at 9:30a.m.
Thursdays, November 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18, 9:30am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Picture Book Family Storytime: November 13 to December 18 (no stroytime on November 27).
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. November 13 to December 18 (no stroytime on November 27).
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.

ToddlerTime for chil
ToddlerTime for children ages 12 to 35 months of age. Thursday 10:15a.m.
Thursdays, November 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18, 10:15am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

ToddlerTime: November 13 to December 18 (no stroytime on November 27).
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 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.

Baby & Me Storytime
Baby & Me Storytime for pre-walkers. Thursdays at 11:15a.m.
Thursdays, November 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18, 11:15am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

Baby & Me: November 13 to December 18 (no stroytime on November 27).
A 15 to 30 minute program for pre-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.

November 13 to December 18 (no stroytime on November 27).

 

ToddlerTime for chil
ToddlerTime for children ages 12 to 35 months of age. Wed 9:30a.m.
Wednesdays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 9:30am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.

ToddlerTime: November 19 to December 22.
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 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.