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Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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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Sensory Storytime Sign up. Ages 2 to 4

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Big Bear Sensory Storytime!
Children ages 2 to 4 with an adult are welcome. Registration is Required.

Sensory Storytime modifies regular storytime to make it more comfortable for children with specific needs - autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disabilities, along with their typically developing peers. 

This inclusive program incorporates a schedule board, visuals, and sensory opportunities for participants, as well as socialization time for the entire family's enjoyment. 

Sensory Storytime is a deliberate, sensory-enhanced storytime offering educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages and abilities. 

Monona Public Library Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt in collaboration with Lindsey Rice, an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher from Winnequah Elementary School. An event host may contact you to follow up your registration with information that will help your child benefit from the storytime.
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Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chipmunk
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Chatty Chipmunks ToddlerTime 
Children aged 10 to 36 months with an adult caregiver.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


Enjoy a 20-minute 
lapsit storytime which features stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Playtime and a chance for adults to socialize follows each story time.

OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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


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Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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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BabyTime: birth to 15mo

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
Bunny
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Bouncing Baby Bunnies ages birth to 15 months with their caregivers. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


Enjoy 20 minutes of stories, music, puppets, rhymes, fingerplays and toy time. Feel free to bring a small blanket for baby. Sit on the floor, however, chairs are available. Stay to play and talk after storytime.

OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness.  


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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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!

Tech Tutoring does not replace professional technical support.  As such, we are unable to diagnose, repair, or advise on broken or nonfunctional hardware.  Any assistance offered must be done in one session, or additional sessions, Dan is unavailable outside of this program. We are not liable for problems arising during a tech tutoring session. Recording of Dan with electronic devices is prohibited.
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Peace of Origami

10:30 AM - 12:01 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Join Rob for a morning of fun origami folding in honor of the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.. We will start by making an origami Dove illustrating the peace for which he fought. Next we will learn the Jewel Unit fold and create a cube, showing how many can come together for a greater goal. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own origami squares! For school age children. Children under 8 must have an adult in the room to assist them.
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Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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

Sensory Storytime Sign up. Ages 2 to 4

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Big Bear Sensory Storytime!
Children ages 2 to 4 with an adult are welcome. Registration is Required.

Sensory Storytime modifies regular storytime to make it more comfortable for children with specific needs - autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disabilities, along with their typically developing peers. 

This inclusive program incorporates a schedule board, visuals, and sensory opportunities for participants, as well as socialization time for the entire family's enjoyment. 

Sensory Storytime is a deliberate, sensory-enhanced storytime offering educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages and abilities. 

Monona Public Library Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt in collaboration with Lindsey Rice, an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher from Winnequah Elementary School. An event host may contact you to follow up your registration with information that will help your child benefit from the storytime.
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Eco-Action Tuesdays

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room
So Many Remodeling Projects: So Many New Green Products!

Whether you're working on do-it-yourself projects or with a builder, Sam Breidenbach of TDS Custom Construction will help you identify green and sustainable building products which are durable, healthy for your family and good for the environment. Green and sustainable products are: generally low or nontoxic, contain recycled content, have limited impact on the environment and reduce the impacts on the long term operation and maintenance of a home. Using these products, with an emphasis on careful up-front planning and design, you will also learn about sensible green and sustainable building strategies of remodeling projects or new home construction.
Free refreshments and a door prize! Adults and teens welcome. Sponsored by MGE and Willy Street Co-op.
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Eco-Action Tuesdays

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
So Many Remodeling Projects: So Many New Green Products!

Whether you're working on do-it-yourself projects or with a builder, Sam Breidenbach of TDS Custom Construction will help you identify green and sustainable building products which are durable, healthy for your family and good for the environment. Green and sustainable products are: generally low or nontoxic, contain recycled content, have limited impact on the environment and reduce the impacts on the long term operation and maintenance of a home. Using these products, with an emphasis on careful up-front planning and design, you will also learn about sensible green and sustainable building strategies of remodeling projects or new home construction. 
Free refreshments and a door prize! Adults and teens welcome. Sponsored by MGE and Willy Street Co-op.
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S.T.E.A.M Saturday! Ages 5-9

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room
Marshmallow Geometric Shape Fun!

S.T.E.A.M Saturday in the Story Room!! 
Fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math tailored activities!

Each month we will explore a new topic. Marshmallow Geometric Fun!

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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Playtime! Construction Zone

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
DIY Playtime. Drop in to build with LEGO bricks, DUPLO bricks, blocks, Magnatiles, and more. Play with a Code-a-Pillar, color with crayons and coloring sheets, and more.  We provide the blocks and toys, you provide the creativity and imagination! Don't forget your library card - check out some great books.

Parent/Caregiver must stay to play with and supervise children ages 8 and younger. 
All ages welcome.

Free. Drop in.
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Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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.
View More
Registration is open

Sensory Storytime Sign up. Ages 2 to 4

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Big Bear Sensory Storytime!
Children ages 2 to 4 with an adult are welcome. Registration is Required.

Sensory Storytime modifies regular storytime to make it more comfortable for children with specific needs - autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disabilities, along with their typically developing peers. 

This inclusive program incorporates a schedule board, visuals, and sensory opportunities for participants, as well as socialization time for the entire family's enjoyment. 

Sensory Storytime is a deliberate, sensory-enhanced storytime offering educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages and abilities. 

Monona Public Library Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt in collaboration with Lindsey Rice, an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher from Winnequah Elementary School. An event host may contact you to follow up your registration with information that will help your child benefit from the storytime.
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Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chipmunk
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Chatty Chipmunks ToddlerTime 
Children aged 10 to 36 months with an adult caregiver.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


Enjoy a 20-minute 
lapsit storytime which features stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Playtime and a chance for adults to socialize follows each story time.

OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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


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Birdwatching 101

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

The Winter is a wonderful time to learn about the fascinating field of birdwatching.  For novices or even for seasoned birders, there is always something new to discover.  Join Brian Schneider, one of the Aldo Leopold's Nature Center's expert naturalists in a presentation on birdwatching basics, exploring everything from the reasons that this activity is so popular to basic equipment, best practices, Q & A, support resources, and more.  Learn everything you'll need to launch your own bird watching quest whether it be in your own backyard or on an outdoor journey to "follow the birds."  For adults and teens.  

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Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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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BabyTime: birth to 15mo

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM
Bunny
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Bouncing Baby Bunnies ages birth to 15 months with their caregivers. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


Enjoy 20 minutes of stories, music, puppets, rhymes, fingerplays and toy time. Feel free to bring a small blanket for baby. Sit on the floor, however, chairs are available. Stay to play and talk after storytime.

OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness.  


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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Registration is open

Nature Explorers! Mud

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

Nature Explorers: Kids Naturally Story & Activity Hour

Today, we explore mud!


Mud, mud, marvelous mud! Playing in mud is not only fun but makes for healthier, happier kids. Join us for some indoor mud play. Feel free to get messy. Soap and water provided.


A free nature education program. Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt along with Wisconsin Master Naturalist, Deborah Proctor and various guest presenters will entertain families with children's books about nature and wildlife at a special event that is part of a monthly series “Nature Explorers! Kids Naturally.”


Regarding the importance for children to learn about nature through books and hands on experiences, Master Naturalist Deborah Proctor states “..........


Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for indoor/outdoor exploration. Registration of one contact person is encouraged, so we can alert you if there are any changes to our plans. Walk-ins are welcome. Siblings are invited to attend.


Why? “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder


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Storytime: Ages 0 to 5

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Raccoon
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Ready to Read Raccoons - Children Birth to 5 are welcome. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

On Arrival at the event: Pick up one ticket per person (all ages) from outside of the Story Room door when you arrive.  


A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children primarily ages 2 to 4. Picture books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and music will be shared to promote early literacy skills. Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the storytime. Don't forget your library card!


OPTIONAL: Sign up one adult contact here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled for weather or illness. 


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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Memory Screening

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Other
Click here to sign up for a free 10 minute memory screen. Learn about resources available in the community and ways you can reduce dementia as you age. Brought to you by the Dementia Friendly Monona Initiative and Dane County Human Services. Sign up now!
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