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"U-cool-lele!" Ukulele! Ages 8+

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room

For ages 8 and older.


Do you or your child want to enjoy music? Are you looking for an easy-to-play instrument? Do you want to play Iz’s “Somewhere over the rainbow?” You are in the right place! Let’s talk about Ukulele! Let’s PLAY! Bring your own Ukulele!


Special thanks to volunteers from the MAUI (Madison Area Ukulele Initiative) who will be helping out each session!


Session Location

Municipal Room on the 1st floor or (check with the front desk)

  • Introduction to the ukulele
    • Select one of the following 3 class dates: June 18, 25, or July 2
    • Same topics are covered each date
  • Deeper dive
    • Select one of the following 3 class dates: July 9, 16, or 23
    • Same topics are covered each date


Objectives

  1. Get to know about Ukulele

  2. Explore Ukulele chords

  3. Practice songs

  4. Discover Ukulele community opportunities

  5. Make connections


Format

  • Each week consists of both large group and smaller break-out group interactions.

    • Entire group time: Matthew introducing new ideas on each powerpoint slide

    • Break-out time: Preferably one MAUI volunteer-to-one attendee practice time, but may be up to one-to-three.

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Stories in Stone: Geology Museum

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
"Stories in Stone" 
Come learn about Wisconsin rocks and the interesting and surprising stories they tell us about our state's deep past.  Spoiler alert: volcanoes, tropical seas and mastodons are all major characters!
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Interactive Comedy & Juggling

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

· They were fantastic! 
· Miller & Mike kicked off our schedule of performers this summer and what a treat! From the beginning they engaged the audience with their slapstick, tricks and the overall fun atmosphere. 
· One of THE BEST performer teams EVER!
· I don’t know who laughed harder, me or the kids!
· Please bring them back again & again!
· Wonderful as always.
· The attendees of all ages LOVED this show! 

Sponsored by Monona State Bank.

First come, first served, space is limited to 120. Pick up wristbands to attend before 6p.m.


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Earth, Music... Magic! Register recommended.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Learn about the incredible wonders of the natural world...
discover and listen to the simple beauty of primitive musical instruments...
it's a magical (and fun!) combination that just might leave you a bit more in awe of this magnificent universe and the beautiful planet that we all share together and call our home.
Spontaneous music, songs, stories, humor, juggling and a whole cast of audience participation... wowzer!


Registration Highly Recommended.
Walk-ins welcome on a first come, first served basis if there is space available.

Large Group Policy for Monona Public Library Programs: If you will be attending a scheduled program at the Monona Public Library with 10 or more total attendees, we ask that you register with the library at least 48 hours ahead of time.  The library reserves the right to turn away large groups (groups over 10) if it will limit the ability of individual families to attend the program. If more than one group registers for an event, we will consider groups in first come, first served order.  

Groups Over 25: Please make an appointment for a special activity with one of our Youth Services staff. Limit: One visit per month. If you would like to discuss a visit specifically designed for a daycare, class, or camps; please contact the Youth Services department at youth@mononalibrary.org.

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Dementia Conversations

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room

Dementia lecture series for those who want to know more about memory concerns. Brought to you by the Dementia Friendly Monona Initiative and Alzheimer’s Association. Pick and choose which Wednesday talks to attend. Registration recommended. Call 608-222-6127 or sign up at mononalibrary.org

Dementia Early Detection Matters, May 9, 6-7:30pm  Learn 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Also learn how to address commonly-held fears.

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, May 23, 6-7:30pm  Understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body, June 20, 6-7:30pm  Research about diet, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement will be presented. Learn to incorporate recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.  

Dementia Conversations, June 27, 6-7:30 pm  This program facilitates discussion about convincing a family member to see a physician for cognitive screening or medical care, deciding when to stop driving, and legal and financial plans for future care needs.  


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Jazzy Baby & Toddler Story Playtime

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Monona Public Library
BABY & TODDLER: STORYTIME ROCKS!
Jazzy Baby!
Thursdays, June 21, 28, July 12, 19 
9:15am  
Drop in
Babies and Toddlers from birth to 26 months are invited to join us for 20 minutes of fun. 
Stay to play in our "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program. 
Walk-ins welcome. First come, first served. 

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Jazz, Rhythm, & Rhyme Storytime: Ages 1 to 6

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
READY TO READ RACCOONS
Jazz, Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
Thursdays, June 28, July 12, 19 
9:45 to 10:15 am
Drop In. 
30 minute multi-activity storytime for children of all ages, especially ages 1 to 6. 
Enjoy books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and crafts! 
Books, movement activities, and music with a jazzy twist! 

Beyond the literacy benefits, these story-times are simply a nice option for a free family activity! 
Story-times will help parents learn skills to support their child’s learning: During the storytime series, you will learn about great books, learn songs, finger plays and nursery rhymes that you can use with your child at home. Ms. Karen will model reading skills that you can follow – such as pointing to words as you read them, asking children questions about what they see on the page, letting them predict what is coming next in the story.

Stay to play in our "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program. 
Sign up to attend. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
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Make It: Unusual Paintings!

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

Are you ready to get a little messy and make something awesome?!?


Teens and tweens (entering grades 5-12) are invited to three different Make It! events this summer from 1:00 to 2:30. (Look below for dates) We will be making a different project each time.


Make sure to register!


June 28th - Unusual Paintings! - Crayon melting and more.

July 12th - Henna Tattoos! - Make sure to bring your permission slip.

July 26th - Treat Yo’ Self Day! - Bath bombs and lip gloss.


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Kids As Storytellers!

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Thursdays, June 14, 21, 28 July 12, 19. 
For children ages 8 to 13 years old who have an interest in learning to tell a story. Storytelling improves language skills, boosts memory, develops creative thinking and imagination, enhances cultural understanding. 
      Children in this 5 week workshop will receive step-by-step instructions on effective story selection as well as learning and telling predetermined stories. At the end of the workshop, children who have learned and practiced a story will be invited to present it to families and friends at a Storytelling Concert on Thursday, July 19th at 5PM! 

Registration is Required. Space is limited. 
Location: Monona Public Library

Week 1: Introductions, meeting structure, story genres. 
Week 2: Group support, creating tellable stories. Purpose: To help students take familiar tales and make them their own by adding their own ideas. To encourage students to work together. Choose a story.
Week 3: Choosing and practicing stories to tell.
Week 4: Learning story sequence. Telling stories.
Week 5: Performance.
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Closed Sundays through September 2nd

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monona
Monona Public Library
The library will be closed today. Have a great day. See you tomorrow.
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Discovery Days Rock! Sand Art

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Board Room
Join Rob for a fun afternoon of STEM programming! Discovery Days are designed for ages 8-14 and will feature fun, hands-on, interactive activities.

Sand art! Bring your creativity and use sand of many colors to decorate an old record album. Sand and Mod Podge will be used, so plan to get messy!
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"U-cool-lele!" Ukulele! Ages 8+

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room

For ages 8 and older.


Do you or your child want to enjoy music? Are you looking for an easy-to-play instrument? Do you want to play Iz’s “Somewhere over the rainbow?” You are in the right place! Let’s talk about Ukulele! Let’s PLAY! Bring your own Ukulele!


Special thanks to volunteers from the MAUI (Madison Area Ukulele Initiative) who will be helping out each session!


Session Location

Municipal Room on the 1st floor or (check with the front desk)

  • Introduction to the ukulele
    • Select one of the following 3 class dates: June 18, 25, or July 2
    • Same topics are covered each date
  • Deeper dive
    • Select one of the following 3 class dates: July 9, 16, or 23
    • Same topics are covered each date


Objectives

  1. Get to know about Ukulele

  2. Explore Ukulele chords

  3. Practice songs

  4. Discover Ukulele community opportunities

  5. Make connections


Format

  • Each week consists of both large group and smaller break-out group interactions.

    • Entire group time: Matthew introducing new ideas on each powerpoint slide

    • Break-out time: Preferably one MAUI volunteer-to-one attendee practice time, but may be up to one-to-three.

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Closed Sundays through September 2nd

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monona
Monona Public Library
The library will be closed today. Have a great day. See you tomorrow.
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Discovery Days Rock! - Kindness Rocks

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 8-14 and will feature fun, hands-on, interactive activities.

We will be using paint and paint pens to decorate rocks with kind and inspirational messages. Wear old clothes and be prepared to work outside!
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"U-cool-lele!" Ukulele! Ages 8+

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room

For ages 8 and older.


Do you or your child want to enjoy music? Are you looking for an easy-to-play instrument? Do you want to play Iz’s “Somewhere over the rainbow?” You are in the right place! Let’s talk about Ukulele! Let’s PLAY! Bring your own Ukulele!


Special thanks to volunteers from the MAUI (Madison Area Ukulele Initiative) who will be helping out each session!


Session Location

Municipal Room on the 1st floor or (check with the front desk)

  • Introduction to the ukulele
    • Select one of the following 3 class dates: June 18, 25, or July 2
    • Same topics are covered each date
  • Deeper dive
    • Select one of the following 3 class dates: July 9, 16, or 23
    • Same topics are covered each date


Objectives

  1. Get to know about Ukulele

  2. Explore Ukulele chords

  3. Practice songs

  4. Discover Ukulele community opportunities

  5. Make connections


Format

  • Each week consists of both large group and smaller break-out group interactions.

    • Entire group time: Matthew introducing new ideas on each powerpoint slide

    • Break-out time: Preferably one MAUI volunteer-to-one attendee practice time, but may be up to one-to-three.

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Fun Faces & Libraries Rock Music Party: Family Fun Night

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
For families with children ages birth to 11, all ages welcome. Drop in. Performers and activities presented by Monona Sate Bank. Facepainting & Music.

Music by Andy Nath! Forum Room

Facepainting by Funny Faces Family Entertainment & Stories 'n Flight! Choose a design from their display board! 
Tiger, Snake, Spider, Kitten, Dog, or one of the new musical notes swirls.

Art Project - Create your own facepaint design to try at home. Get a tip about how to do it from our professional facepainters.



Sponsored by Monona State Bank.

First come, first served, space is limited. Pick up wristbands to attend before 6p.m.


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Libraries Rock! Tom Kastle Music for ages 2 to 10.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Tom Kastle
Explore the rhythms, rhymes, and stories behind a true American art form with Tom Kastle. Tom started his musical career in 7th grade playing in garage rock bands and has, since, performed as a singer/songwriter, musician, and actor in theater, films, opera, and broadcast productions. This program will include a jam using open tuned guitars for a couple participants to play! 

Registration Recommended.
Walk-ins welcome on a first come, first served basis.

Large Group Policy for Monona Public Library Programs: If you will be attending a scheduled program at the Monona Public Library with 10 or more total attendees, we ask that you register with the library at least 48 hours ahead of time.  The library reserves the right to turn away large groups (groups over 10) if it will limit the ability of individual families to attend the program. If more than one group registers for an event, we will consider groups in first come, first served order.  

Groups Over 25: Please make an appointment for a special activity with one of our Youth Services staff. Limit: One visit per month. If you would like to discuss a visit specifically designed for a daycare, class, or camps; please contact the Youth Services department at youth@mononalibrary.org.


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Noisy Giggles Baby & Toddler Playtime

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
BABY & TODDLER: STORYTIME ROCKS!
Noisy Giggles Ranbunctious Babies
Thursdays, June 21, 28, July 12, 19 
9:15am

Babies and Toddlers from birth to 26 months are invited to join us for 20 minutes of fun. 
Play is serious business! Introduction songs, rhymes, stories, puppets, music, movement activities, literacy tips, books available to check out after storytime! 

Your child will learn some essential school readiness skills, like how to sit still for an extended period of time, how to pay attention to an adult other than his parents, how to take turns, and how to handle a book. Stay to play in our "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program. 

Walk-ins welcome. First come, first served. 

This is an opportunity for adults to turn off their cell phones and focus on playing with their child in a group setting. Children have the chance to begin to learn social skills through interactive play experiences and grownups have the chance to connect and swap stories and create neighborly friendships. Leave your shoes at the door and have fun!
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Make Some Noise! A Musical Storytime for ages 1 to 6

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

READY TO READ RACCOONS

Make Some Noise! A Boisterous Bundle of Fun Storytime.
Thursdays, June 21, 28, July 12, 19 
9:45 to 10:15 am

30 minute multi-activity storytime for children of all ages, especially ages 1 to 6 years old. 
Enjoy books, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and a make your own shaker craft! 

Beyond the literacy benefits, these story-times are simply a nice option for a free family activity! 
Story-times will help parents learn skills to support their child’s learning: During the storytime series, you will learn about great books, learn songs, finger plays and nursery rhymes that you can use with your child at home. Ms. Karen will model reading skills that you can follow – such as pointing to words as you read them, asking children questions about what they see on the page, letting them predict what is coming next in the story.

Stay to play in our "Play, Grow, Read!" area after the program. 
Sign up to attend. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
View More
Registration is open

Make It: Henna Tattoos!

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

Are you ready to get a little messy and make something awesome?!?


Teens and tweens (entering grades 5-12) are invited to three different Make It! events this summer from 1:00 to 2:30. (Look below for dates) We will be making a different project each time.


Make sure to register!


June 28th - Unusual Paintings! - Crayon melting and more.

July 12th - Henna Tattoos! - Make sure to bring your permission slip.

July 26th - Treat Yo’ Self Day! - Bath bombs and lip gloss.


View More
Registration is closed

Kids As Storytellers!

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Thursdays, June 14, 21, 28 July 12, 19. 
For children ages 8 to 13 years old who have an interest in learning to tell a story. Storytelling improves language skills, boosts memory, develops creative thinking and imagination, enhances cultural understanding. 
      Children in this 5 week workshop will receive step-by-step instructions on effective story selection as well as learning and telling predetermined stories. At the end of the workshop, children who have learned and practiced a story will be invited to present it to families and friends at a Storytelling Concert on Thursday, July 19th at 5PM! 

Registration is Required. Space is limited. 
Location: Monona Public Library

Week 1: Introductions, meeting structure, story genres. 
Week 2: Group support, creating tellable stories. Purpose: To help students take familiar tales and make them their own by adding their own ideas. To encourage students to work together. Choose a story.
Week 3: Choosing and practicing stories to tell.
Week 4: Learning story sequence. Telling stories.
Week 5: Performance.
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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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Closed Sundays through September 2nd

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monona
Monona Public Library
The library will be closed today. Have a great day. See you tomorrow.
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Registration is open

"U-cool-lele!" Ukulele! Ages 8+

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room

For ages 8 and older.


Do you or your child want to enjoy music? Are you looking for an easy-to-play instrument? Do you want to play Iz’s “Somewhere over the rainbow?” You are in the right place! Let’s talk about Ukulele! Let’s PLAY! Bring your own Ukulele!


Special thanks to volunteers from the MAUI (Madison Area Ukulele Initiative) who will be helping out each session!


Session Location

Municipal Room on the 1st floor or (check with the front desk)

  • Introduction to the ukulele
    • Select one of the following 3 class dates: June 18, 25, or July 2
    • Same topics are covered each date
  • Deeper dive
    • Select one of the following 3 class dates: July 9, 16, or 23
    • Same topics are covered each date


Objectives

  1. Get to know about Ukulele

  2. Explore Ukulele chords

  3. Practice songs

  4. Discover Ukulele community opportunities

  5. Make connections


Format

  • Each week consists of both large group and smaller break-out group interactions.

    • Entire group time: Matthew introducing new ideas on each powerpoint slide

    • Break-out time: Preferably one MAUI volunteer-to-one attendee practice time, but may be up to one-to-three.

View More