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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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Saturday Family Storytime and Craft

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for a fun family Storytime with Ms. Angelika!
10 am Story Time followed by Craft Time
Ages 2-6 but younger and older siblings welcome. 

A 15-20 minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. 
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! 

Each week we will have a new theme ranging from Farms, Safaris, Dinosaurs and more!
Stay for Crafts from 10:30-11! 
 
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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Tween: Candy Ball Challenge

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room

5th through 8th graders, come compete with your friends in the candy ball challenge.  Unwrap as much of the ball as you can before your turn is over to earn the most candy!


Afterwards, hang out and play games like Apples to Apples!



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Family Fun Night: Science

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room

Family Fun Night: Science!

Children ages 4 to 11 are encouraged to join us for this free, fun science event. Sign up online to reserve a space.


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Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Join us to spend a joyful time of classic stories, songs, rhymes and crafts that help develop vocabulary and recognition of the alphabet! This program will be in Spanish. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Free. All ages are welcome. Listen, learn, play with language. 

¡Acompáñanos a pasar un rato alegre de cuentos clásicos, canciones, rimas y manualidades que ayudan a desarrollar el vocabulario y el reconocimiento del alfabeto! Este programa será en español. No es necesario registrarse, pero el cupo es limitado. Gratis.
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Eco-Action Tuesdays

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room

Autumn Adaptations

Are you ready for the change of seasons? What about the birds, bees, and flowers? Join Aldo Leopold Nature Center Naturalist, Emily Steinwehe, to learn about the amazing variety of actions people, animals, and plants take in Autumn as they prepare for the upcoming winter.Create a bird feeder to take home and receive a packet of  butterfly weed seeds to plant this fall to feed Monarch butterflies next summer. Free refreshments and door prize! Adults, teens and older children are welcome! Please register for this event as there are a limited number of seats available. 

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Fearless Crafters: Map It Out, Personal Mapmaking with Theresa Kim

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Creativity Coach Theresa Kim returns with a new program, Map It Out, on Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm. Theresa invites you to learn techniques to make a beautiful map of something in your life - your favorite things, places, or people, the past, your brain, an imaginary world... the sky is the limit! Theresa will start you off with some very straightforward directions and ideas, and give you as much or as little guidance as you need. Where you take it from there is up to you! Absolutely no previous experience required. Supplies are free but space is limited, preregister! For adults and older teens.
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Teen: Escape Room Game - The Missing Will!

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room

Your Great Aunt Agatha has died, but the will to her vast candy fortune is missing! Come work with a team to find her will and find out if she left anything to you.


Make sure you register early for a game based on the popular escape room phenomenon! Work in a team to solve the challenging puzzles and riddles before time runs out!


For Grades 7 to 12.


Don’t forget to register! We will have pizza and games while you wait.


Presented by Glass Nickel Pizza

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S.T.E.A.M Saturday! Ages 5-9

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
S.T.E.A.M Saturday in the Story Room!! 
Fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math tailored activities!

Join us and see what we can create together. 
Each month we will explore a new topic, ranging from Magnets, Homemade Putty, to Catapults!
Ages 5-9 due to small pieces and magnets. 

Children younger than 8 years old must have an adult present in the room with them. 
Free! Drop In Event!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Construction Zone

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Free. Drop in. All ages. 
Put on your hard hats and let’s build. 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, and good old fashioned wood blocks!

"LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program."
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Go Big Read Book Discussion - Hillbilly Elegy

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Quiet Reading Room
Join us for a discussion of this year's UW-Madison Go Big Read selection, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. No need to register.

You can place a hold on the book here: https://www.linkcat.info/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=1267545
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International Games Day

All Day
IGD
Monona Public Library
For the entire day, games of all kinds take over the library! Kids, adults, families, and groups of all kinds are invited to stop by and play free arcade games courtesy of Aftershock Retrogames. Card games, board games, and role-playing games will also be available to play throughout the library. Patrons are welcome to bring their own favorite games to play. Want to get involved? Contact Matt at 216-7455 or matt@mononalibrary.org
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Saturday Family Storytime and Craft

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for a fun family Storytime with Ms. Angelika!
10 am Story Time followed by Craft Time
Ages 2-6 but younger and older siblings welcome. 

A 15-20 minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. 
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! 

Each week we will have a new theme ranging from Farms, Safaris, Dinosaurs and more!
Stay for Crafts from 10:30-11! 
 
Free!

If you need any special accommodations please call us at 608-222-6127.
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Storytime: Ready to Read Raccoons

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


A 30-minute multi-activity 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, siblings are very welcome. 

Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Books, stories, puppets, songs, poems, fingerplays, action activities, and sometimes a craft help to ready your child for a future of reading! 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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ToddlerTime: Chatty Chipmunks Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Chipmunk
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Chatty Chipmunks Toddler Storytimes
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 months old. Enjoy simple books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music. Each toddler should be accompanied by an adult. 

What is your toddler learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs, and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary.


Walk-ins welcome. Space is limited.

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Coding Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monona Public Library

Calling All Coders for Coding Club


Any student grades 5 to 12 can join coding club.  You can be a coder extraordinaire or a complete beginner.  We will have games, computer-less coding challenges, and time just for practicing coding.  No need to register, just come by the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30.


We will meet in the Teen and Tween space.


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Trending Now--One Year Later: Media Ethics and Responsible Journalism in the Digital Age

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Please join us for our inaugural session of Trending Now on Wednesday November 8 at 6 pm featuring Professor Kathleen Culver from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and the Center for Journalism Ethics.  She will be presenting  One Year Later:  Media Ethics and Responsible Journalism in the Digital Age.

This very timely  talk will touch on the role and changing perceptions of the media in our country, including social media and how people access and evaluate information.  What is "fake news" and how do digital issues intersect with politics, perceptions, and privacy concerns from the viewpoint of the public as well as the media?   Are we asking the "right" questions?  Discussion and Q & A--you won't want to miss this hot button topic!



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Storytime: Ready to Read Raccoons

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


A 30-minute multi-activity 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, siblings are very welcome. 

Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Books, stories, puppets, songs, poems, fingerplays, action activities, and sometimes a craft help to ready your child for a future of reading! 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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Registration is open

ToddlerTime: Chatty Chipmunks Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Chipmunk
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Chatty Chipmunks Toddler Storytimes
A 20-minute active program for walkers ages 12 to 35 months old. Enjoy simple books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music. Each toddler should be accompanied by an adult. 

What is your toddler learning? Your toddler learns nine new words a day! Hearing stories, songs, and rhymes helps develop your child's vocabulary.


Walk-ins welcome. Space is limited.

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BabyTime: Bouncing Baby Bunnies Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Bunny
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Babies 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.
Free. Drop in.

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. 



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Teen Hangout

4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room

Come hangout in the library...no reading required.  Come hangout on the second Friday of each month (except September, then it is the third Friday) from 4:15 to 5:45.  We will have button making, a Wii, and other fun activities and prizes.


September 15th - Wii

October 13th - Candy Ball Challenge

November 10th - Wii

December 8th - Minute 2 Win It Games

January 12th - Wii


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Family Fort Night

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Bring your blankets and pillows and join staff in an evening of stories, snacks, and fort-building! Build a reading fort in the library, read stories, and enjoy some quiet time together. All children must be accompanied by an adult. After the library closes for the evening, we will play a game of flashlight hide and seek! Registration required. Free.
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Saturday Family Storytime and Craft

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Drop in on Saturdays for a fun family Storytime with Ms. Angelika!
10 am Story Time followed by Craft Time
Ages 2-6 but younger and older siblings welcome. 

A 15-20 minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. 
Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music! 

Each week we will have a new theme ranging from Farms, Safaris, Dinosaurs and more!
Stay for Crafts from 10:30-11! 
 
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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