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Games Galore: It's in the Cards. (In the Teen and Tween Space)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monona Public Library
It’s all about the cards! Come and join Angela for card games like UNO, Phase 10 and more! Bring your favorite card game to share!  We’ll be hanging out in the teen and tween space. No need to register just drop in anytime.
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Family Storytime (Ages 0-6)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for a fun family Storytime with Ms. Angelika!
10 am Story Time
Ages 0-6
A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. 
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music!
Free!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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FAMILY CRAFT TIME! (All Ages!)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for FUN FAMILY CRAFTS with Ms. Angelika!
Every week we will have a different theme. Stop in and create with us. 
Examples of projects include but not limited to: creating puffy paint to I-SPY Bottles to making your own shakers! 
Some weeks we will incorporate awesome S.T.E.A.M activities! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
Join us and see what we can create together. 
Children younger than 8 years old must have an adult present in the room with them. 
Free!
If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Teen Volunteer Applications Deadline!

All Day
Monona Public Library

Youth entering grade 6 to grade 12 are invited to apply for a position as a Teen Volunteer for the Monona Public Library summer program.

Teen Volunteer Activities
Teen Volunteers help readers sign up for the Reading Program and give out reading prizes. 
Volunteers also:
 Help with activities, performances, story times, & games
 Prepare crafts, games, contests, decorations. 
 Interact with patrons, demonstrate skills such as cooperation and responsibility 
 Receive an invitation to attend special Teen Volunteer events with a friend
 Receive prizes and a letter of reference for college scholarship applications or job resumes 

Training dates are listed on the Teen Volunteer Application. 
Attendance at one training is required.

QUESTIONS? For more information contact Karen Wendt at karen@mononalibrary.org

 

Application: 
Beginning May 1st, pick up a Teen Volunteer application at the Monona Public Library or 
download the application. The deadline for returning applications is the last Tuesday of May at library closing. Teens who are accepted into the program will be called prior to the first training date. 

SPONSORS: 
The program is sponsored by Friends of Monona Public Library...

 

http://wi-monona.civicplus.com/171/Teen-Volunteers

 

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Construction Zone

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Construction Zone LEGO
Monona Public Library
Story Room
LAST MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 4PM
Free. Drop in. All ages. 
Put on your hard hats and let’s build with all types of blocks! Imaginative play enhances gross motor skills along with socialization. Bring your construction workers and build away! We provide books to inspire your imagination. Join other LEGO® fans and build your own unique creation! Creations may be displayed in the Children's Room glass display case for a week.

Children under age 8 must have an adult helper in the room at all times during the program. The library provides LEGO® bricks, LEGO® DUPLO blocks, good old fashioned wood blocks, and Lincoln Logs!

"LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program."
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Summer Reading Adventure Begins! Sign up today!

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library

READING ADVENTURES PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES 


PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF MONONA LIBRARY
June 1 to August 15 (Prizes available beginning June 15)
Fun reading adventures. Exciting prizes. Book displays. More!
  • Read to Me (birth to age 4) 
  • Builders (entering K to Grade 5)
  • Engineers (Entering Grades 6 to 8)
  • High School Readers
  • Adult Reading Program
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Storytime: Friday Friendly Foxes

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

A 30-minute storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, older and younger siblings are very welcome to attend. 


Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!

PLEASE PICK UP A "COUNTER TICKET" OUTSIDE THE DOOR. 

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the storyroom door. Pick up one ticket per person, all ages, and drop it in the orange basket inside the room. 


What is your preschooler learning? If your preschooler loves books and stories, your child will be a more successful reader! Help your child get ready to read by following along with the things you learn in storytime.
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Family Storytime (Ages 0-6)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for a fun family Storytime with Ms. Angelika!
10 am Story Time
Ages 0-6
A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. 
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music!
Free!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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FAMILY CRAFT TIME! (All Ages!)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for FUN FAMILY CRAFTS with Ms. Angelika!
Every week we will have a different theme. Stop in and create with us. 
Examples of projects include but not limited to: creating puffy paint to I-SPY Bottles to making your own shakers! 
Some weeks we will incorporate awesome S.T.E.A.M activities! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
Join us and see what we can create together. 
Children younger than 8 years old must have an adult present in the room with them. 
Free!
If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Understanding Medicare – Parts A, B, C, & D

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room

Understanding Medicare Parts A, B, C, & D

Experienced advisors from Physicians Mutual will offer educational  information  and materials about Medicare Parts A, B, C, & D. Come to this seminar to learn about these four parts of Medicare, including:  Making the most of your rights, options and entitlements, How to enroll in Medicare, What Medicare does and doesn't cover, and much more!  Included in the seminar will be an overview of the Wisconsin Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare 2017, which is from the State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.   Come hear tips on how to transition into Medicare and retirement years with very little stress!    

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Presenters:  Dawn Guimond, Agent at Physicians Mutual.  Dawn is 62 and was born and raised in the Monona and McFarland area.   Dawn has been with Physicians Mutual for about 1 year.

Peggy Bentheimer is a licensed health insurance agent at Physicians Mutual and has been a field trainer of all new agents joining the field for the past 4 years. 

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Storytime: Friday Friendly Foxes

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

A 30-minute storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, older and younger siblings are very welcome to attend. 


Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!

PLEASE PICK UP A "COUNTER TICKET" OUTSIDE THE DOOR. 

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the storyroom door. Pick up one ticket per person, all ages, and drop it in the orange basket inside the room. 


What is your preschooler learning? If your preschooler loves books and stories, your child will be a more successful reader! Help your child get ready to read by following along with the things you learn in storytime.
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Family Storytime (Ages 0-6)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for a fun family Storytime with Ms. Angelika!
10 am Story Time
Ages 0-6
A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. 
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music!
Free!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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FAMILY CRAFT TIME! (All Ages!)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for FUN FAMILY CRAFTS with Ms. Angelika!
Every week we will have a different theme. Stop in and create with us. 
Examples of projects include but not limited to: creating puffy paint to I-SPY Bottles to making your own shakers! 
Some weeks we will incorporate awesome S.T.E.A.M activities! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
Join us and see what we can create together. 
Children younger than 8 years old must have an adult present in the room with them. 
Free!
If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Tech Tutoring with Dan

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Join Dan on the Second and Third Saturdays of the Month for one 30 minute session.

Do you have a gadget that has got you down?  Do you have a tech challenge you need help with?  Sign up for a 30-minute session with Dan, our tech guru! If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can attempt to fill your time slot. 

Ready to book your appointment? Click Here!
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Teen Lit for Adults

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Quiet Reading Room
This book club is for adults interested in critically acclaimed writing from some of the most exciting voices in young adult literature. Discuss some of the most edgy and entertaining current fiction in a variety of genres.
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Registration is open

Family Fun Day! - Build a Better World Kickoff Event

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Come in to sign up for the summer reading program and collect a child’s hard hat (first 100), watch Rob and teens build a world map mural, build with LEGO bricks, and color your own mosaic picture.

Summer Library Performers
For all ages and in the Forum Room on the lower level of the library, unless otherwise noted.
June 14: Kick-Off Party for "Build a Better World!" Sign up for the summer reading program, watch Rob build a world mural, learn about and sign up for Family Fun events, first come first served construction hats for kids K-5 who sign up for the summer reading program, and more.

More information will be available after May 1st on our Summer Library Program website. 
  
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Construction & Demolition: Mad Science

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Summer Library Performers
For all ages and in the Forum Room on the lower level of the library, unless otherwise noted.

We are truly Mad (About) Science, and are in our thirteenth year of operation!!!  Each of the past ten summers we have created an Impact Show specifically tailored to the library system’s summer reading program theme … this year we have another great show coming your way, with many kid volunteers planned as always!  With the summer theme being “Build a Better World!” we will do experiments such as:  Building a human “kid” dome; Kids standing on eggs until they finally break; Windbag Structures; Demolition Catapults, Vortex-generating tools, balloon and mini-“dynamite” (firecracker) explosions; and Building a large Arch w/ keystone block.  We will also demo some of our new LEGO-neering construction gadgets!   Truly designed to please those of all ages … see you then J.   



More information will be available after May 1st on our Summer Library Program website. 
  
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Storytime!

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

9:30AM READY TO READ RACCOONS, (For ages 2 to 5. Siblings welcome.)

A 30 minute multi-activity storytime for children ages 2 to 5 years old. Siblings welcome. Enjoy books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! Stay to play in our "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program. Sign up. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

  • June 15 Summer Fun

  • June 22 Talk About Kindness

  • June 29 My Fingerprints are Unique; My Smile is My Own (presented by Great Day Dental & Ms. Karen)

  • July 13 Working Together

  • July 20 Around the World: Same But Different

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Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bunny
Monona Public Library
Babies & toddlers ages birth to 34 months, with their caregivers, are invited to join us for 20 minutes of stories, music, puppets, rhymes, fingerplays and toy time. Feel free to bring a small blanket for baby. We sit on the floor, however, low stools and chairs are available. 
Stay to play and talk after storytime. One or two children per adult, please.

Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!



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Friday Morning Book Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room
We focus on thought-provoking reads in a variety of genres. Come for discussion, stay for coffee and treats.
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Storytime: Friday Friendly Foxes

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

A 30-minute storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, older and younger siblings are very welcome to attend. 


Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!

PLEASE PICK UP A "COUNTER TICKET" OUTSIDE THE DOOR. 

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the storyroom door. Pick up one ticket per person, all ages, and drop it in the orange basket inside the room. 


What is your preschooler learning? If your preschooler loves books and stories, your child will be a more successful reader! Help your child get ready to read by following along with the things you learn in storytime.
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