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Discovery Days - Build a Gingerbread Village

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Join Rob for a fun afternoon of STEM programming! Discovery Days are designed for ages 8 and up, and will feature fun, hands-on, interactive activities.

Build a Better Gingerbread Village! Each participant will receive the necessary ingredients to build a few small houses built out of gingerbread and candy. Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own additional decorative candy elements.
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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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Martes La Hora Del Cuento/Spanish Storytime for ages 3 to 10. All welcome.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
La Hora del Cuento
Los martes, junio 13, 20, 27, y julio 11, 18
4:30 pm All Ages welcome.
Gratis. No se tiene que registrar.

Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18 at 4:30PM
Free. Drop in. All ages welcome.



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Eco-Action Tuesdays: Eco-Challenge for Kids and Families

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Eco-Action Tuesdays: Eco-Challenge for Kids and Families!!
On Tuesday, June 27 at 6:15 PM join us for an evening of fun at the Monona Public Library - Forum Room! 

Watch Miss Karen tell a story and then visit 6 Eco-Stations to learn about Energy, Recycling, Green Shopping, Composting, TerraCycling and Water!

Check out fantastic books on sustainability. For every book you check out you will receive a ticket and be entered in a special prize drawing.

Take home a free reusable bag with a surprise inside, an Eco-Challenge booklet to complete during the month of July. When you bring it back to the library you will receive a prize for turning it in (we'll get it back to you soon after the challenge ends).

The 10 people/families that complete the most Challenges will win one of several GREAT prizes like a solar phone charger, a rechargeable bike light, an MGE energy conservation kit which includes LED lightbulbs, cool bike spoke lights, and MORE! 

There is a limit of one prize per person.This program is open to all ages. Individuals as well as families may participate. Learn about sustainability and have fun at the same time!

Please go to the Monona Library web page to register:

Monona Public Library
1000 Nichols Road
Monona, WI 53716

For more information or special accommodations, please call 608-222-6127


Eco-Action Tuesdays is an exciting program based on the “Ripple Effect”. Beginning in our own backyard, we will explore sustainability issues through hands-on, entertaining presentations. Discover how eco-actions you take at home and share with others can “ripple” throughout the community. Programs are the fourth Tuesday, 6:30 pm.
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Fun Time Bounces Bouncy House

11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Castle Bouncy House from Fun Time Bounces!~
Drop in between 11:30 am to 2:45pm 
First come, first served.

In addition, you are invited to play inside the library, check out books, do an I Spy Scavenger Hunt, or work on a craft.

Sponsored by the Weinberger Family and Friends of Monona Public Library.
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Seasonal Chefs presents: Summertime Spreads with Chef Chantell from the Willy Street Co-op

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Chef Chantell returns with another amazing seasonal menu of healthy and delicious dishes.
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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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Wise Owls Stories & Activities (Ages 4 to 10)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Bring A Bag Lunch. Enjoy indoor and outdoor games and activities, such as building a fortress with recycled materials and other engineering challenges, such as edible architecture, and more! Talk about fun books to read and check out. Register to attend.

  • June 22 Talk About Kindness

  • June 29 My Fingerprints are Unique; My Smile is My Own (Presenter: Great Day Dental)

  • July 13 Working Together: Build a Fort

  • July 20 Around the World: Same But Different
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Discovery Days: Build a Robot Hand

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Join Angela for a fun afternoon of STEM programming! Discovery Days are designed for those entering ages 8 and up and will feature fun, hands-on, interactive activities.

Come build a robot hand out of paper, string, and straws!
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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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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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Discovery Days - Build a Moving Monster!

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Join Rob for a fun afternoon of STEM programming! Discovery Days are designed for ages 8 and up, and will feature fun, hands-on, interactive activities.

Build a Moving Monster! Each participant will receive the necessary materials to build a papercraft monster. A motor and battery will also be provided to bring your monster to life!
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Construction Zone

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

At the Park! A story, a game, a craft.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Monona Library Youth Services staff will present a picture book, game, or craft at Winnequah Park. Join us!
Monday, June 19: Geoboards and Marshmallow Construction
Monday, July 10: Build Your Own Bubble Wands, have fun with bubbles

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Martes La Hora Del Cuento/Spanish Storytime for ages 3 to 10. All welcome.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
La Hora del Cuento
Los martes, junio 13, 20, 27, y julio 11, 18
4:30 pm All Ages welcome.
Gratis. No se tiene que registrar.

Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18 at 4:30PM
Free. Drop in. All ages welcome.



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Playhouse Building, StoryWalk, Recycle Bug Party!

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
PRESENTED BY MONONA STATE BANK!
Family Fun Night
Play outside or inside depending on the weather. Build, paint, create with a variety of materials. Enjoy taking a Story Walk around the library. Stop inside for a Recycle Bug activity. 

Free. Drop in. Indoor Outdoor activities.
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Family Fun Day! - Playhouse Party, StoryWalk, and more

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
For all ages. Outside and in the Forum Room on the lower level of the library, unless otherwise noted.
July 12: Playhouse Party, Storywalk, Obstacle Course
  
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