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Social Media for Readers
Monday, Apr. 28, 6:00 pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
Social Media for Rea
Are you a book lover who enjoys talking about the books you've read?  Do you want a place to keep track of your reading history?  Are you looking for a new book to read?  This class will go over some of the wonderful online book social networks, and explore how to review books, keep track of books you've read, and find new books to read.


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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 in celebration of the library's 50th anniversary.  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 on the real Victorian underwear, a silent auction...and more. Special tea nibbles have donated by some of the areas favorite restaurants, such as MaCha Tea House, Lazy Janes, Quince & Apple and many others.. You even get to keep your own tea cup!  Tickets are $35 and are tax deductible.  Cash or check only (Made out to the Friends of the Monona Library) please.  There are several ways to get a ticket: (1.) Stop in during library hours and pay at the front desk; or (2.) Call the library 222-6127, to reserve your ticket(s) and mail your check to the library (Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Rd, Monona, WI 53716-mark the envelope "Attn: Monona tea"), which must be received by Wed. April 30, or (3.) Call the library for additional information if other arrangements need to be made.   Funds will support continued quality library programs and services.  Tickets are limited -- get yours now and prepare for a most diverting afternoon!
  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. 


LEGO Club: Space
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 4pm
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
LEGO Club: Space
The Monona Library LEGO Club is back! Join us for an hour of construction fun with LEGO!
This month's theme: SPACE!

The library will provide buckets of bricks to give your imagination something with which to work. Bring your creativity! You may build something toward the theme or construct something of your own desire.

For ages 6-11.
The Monona Library LEGO Club is held the last Tuesday of most months; sign up for each program separately. Pictures of creations and participants will be taken for Facebook.
Lead by Adam and Rob.
LEGO CLUB JR.
Tuesday, May 6, 10:15 am
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
LEGO CLUB JR.
Register children ages 2 to 5 years old, each month, online or call 222-6127.
LEGO DUPLO bricks will help you stimulate your child's appetite for learning through play. Children will enjoy free building, creative playtime, and socializing with other children.
Duplo Blocks will be provided.
When children construct, create, and represent their experiences with blocks, they grow in each area of development:
Social/Emotional: Negotiate, follow rules, exchange ideas.
Physical: Small muscle development, hand-eye coordination.
Cognitive: Recreating pictures they form in their mind's eye in concrete form is the basis for abstract thinking. Promotes concepts that lead to logical thinking. Learn about size, shape, numbers, order, length, patterns, and weight as they select, build, and put away blocks.
Language: Children talk about their creations and increase their vocabulary. Invite children to develop writing skills by making signs for their buildings.
Books will be available for checking out, so bring your library card.
Sign up is required, space is limited. Adults must stay in the Children's Room while their children are building in LEGO/DUPLO Club.
Host: Adam B.
LEGO Club: Science
Tuesday, May 20, 4pm
Registration required, begins Apr 29.
LEGO Club: Science
The Monona Library LEGO Club is back! Join us for an hour of construction fun with LEGO!
This month's theme: SPACE!

The library will provide buckets of bricks to give your imagination something with which to work. Bring your creativity! You may build something toward the theme or construct something of your own desire.

For ages 6-11.
The Monona Library LEGO Club is held the last Tuesday of most months; sign up for each program separately. Pictures of creations and participants will be taken for Facebook.
Lead by Adam and Rob.
STORYTELLING CLUB for teens and adults
Tuesday, May 20, 6:00 to 7:45p.m.
Register Online or call 608-222-6127.
STORYTELLING CLUB fo
For teens and adults.
Love stories? Join us for a get-together to listen to and
share stories, learn storytelling techniques, and develop
storytelling skills. Walk-ins welcome.
Third Tuesday evening of the month from September to May.
Summer Library Program Kick Off with The Zinghoppers!
Wednesday, Jun. 18, 1pm
Registration required, begins May 7.
Utilizing state of the art sound and projection, this high energy interactive extravaganza invites your kids to participate in a fun science themed concert adventure celebrating science and reading!

Sponsored by the Weinberger Family, The Friends of the Monona Public Library, and South Central Library System.