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ToddlerTime: Chatty Chipmunks Storytime

9:30 AM - 10:00 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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Storytime: Ready to Read Raccoons

10:30 AM - 11:00 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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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.

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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Big Bear Sensory Storytime

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Big Bear Sensory StorytimeMonona Public Library in collaboration with an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher from Winnequah Elementary School.

Sensory Storytime is just like regular storytime, but with modifications that make storytime more comfortable for children with specific needs. Our 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 sensory-enhanced storytime offering educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages and abilities, their siblings, and their peers. 

Everyone is welcome! 
Registration is [highly recommended] for this program. Please sign up each person who will attend.
Space is limited. 
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Fun with Trains!

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Full steam ahead for a "Fun with Trains" program with activities for young children and model trains to view for everyone! 

Chug on over to the library for some train-themed crafts, activities, and train books available to check out. Don't forget your library card! Drop in between 1:30 & 4:30PM to see and play with trains. 

Presenters: Brad Wendt and Dave DeRemer
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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, younger and older 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!

No registration is required. We welcome contact information. 
Watch our Calendar of Events or Instagram for updates regarding weather, illness, or other changes to the schedule.

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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Toddler Storytime: Chatty Chipmunks

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 if possible. Twins/Triplets are welcome!

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.
No registration is required. We welcome contact information. 
Watch our Calendar of Events or Instagram for updates regarding weather, illness, or other changes to the schedule.

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Eco-Action Tuesdays: Where Honeybees Thrive-- Stories from the Field

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
When we think about the problems our environment is facing these days, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, but when we look at all of the positive projects being implemented around the world, we can begin to feel hopeful once more. Join Heather Swan, author of Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field, who will showcase a wide range of projects that are aiming to encourage healthy pollinators and ecosystems. In her book, she introduces her readers to beekeepers from Wisconsin, California, China, and South Africa; urban farmers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; blueberry growers from Michigan and Illinois; and many more. Come hear these stories, taste some honey, and learn strategies for making positive change in our own backyards. Plus take home an item you will make to help pollinators thrive in your neighborhood!
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Seasonal Chef:Marvelous Mushrooms with Chef Fogarty of Steenbock's on Orchard

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Welcome the end of winter with a sumptuous wild mushroom tart prepared by Chef Sean Fogarty from Steenbock's on Orchard, known for it's fresh, organic, sustainably produced ingredients, and food prepared from scratch.   Chef Fogarty will show us the intricacies of preparing this delicious dish and and will also demo Mushroom Bourguignon over wild rice! Demo, free samples, Q & A, and tips from another Food Fight stellar restaurant. This program is free but space is limited so registration is required.  For adults and older teens.

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ToddlerTime: Chatty Chipmunks

9:30 AM - 9:50 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 if possible. 

No registration is required, however, sign up here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled.


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

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


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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Registration is open

Storytime: Ready to Read Raccoons

10:15 AM - 10:45 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! Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!


This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, younger and older siblings are very welcome. 


No registration is required, however, sign up here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled.


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

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the Story Room 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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Tween and Teen Hangout

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Tweens and Teens (grades 5-12), need something to do on your day off?  Come hangout at the Monona Public Library from 2:00 to 3:30.  We will have snacks, sphero robots, button making, and Wii games.  

No need to register, just stop by!
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Kids Construction Zone!

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Construction Zone LEGO
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Do you like building with LEGO® bricks, blocks, and other building materials? Come to the library and join in! All ages are welcome, children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Sign up in order to receive updates or cancellation.
We supply the bricks and blocks, you supply the creativity!

LEGO® creations may go on display in the Children's Room glass display case. 
Don't forget your library card so you can check out some of the awesome books we find and have on display for you.
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Memory Screening

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monona Public Library
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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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! Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!


This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, younger and older siblings are very welcome. 


No registration is required, however, sign up here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled.


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

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the Story Room 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

10:15 AM - 10:40 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 if possible. 

No registration is required, however, sign up here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled.


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

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


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

View More
Registration is open

Baby Bunnies Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bunny
Monona Public Library
Story Room
Bouncing Baby Bunnies Storytime
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.

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

No registration is required, however, sign up here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled.

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 - 5:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Municipal Room
Come hangout in the library...no reading required.  Come hangout on the second Friday of each month from 4:00 to 5:30.  We will have button making, a Wii, and other fun activities and prizes.

January 12th
February 9th
March 9th
April 13th
May 11th
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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!

THIS MONTH WE WILL TAKE ON THE SPAGHETTI STRENGTH BRIDGE CHALLENGE. Can you build a bridge using only spaghetti pasta, rubber bands and masking tape to support various weights? Bring your creativity and engineering ideas for a fun competition. 

Supplies will be available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to bring your own pasta - please be sure to bring the spaghetti size (not angel hair etc.). Donations of masking tape and rubber bands are always welcome.

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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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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Monona History Club: Suffragette City - Madison, Wisconsin & the 19th Amendment

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
In recognition of National Women’s History month, join Historian Dale-Harriet Rogovich of the Wisconsin Historical Society in a costumed, entertaining exploration of the history of the women's suffrage movement and Wisconsin's role in ratifying the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. 
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ToddlerTime: Chatty Chipmunks

9:30 AM - 9:50 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 if possible. 

No registration is required, however, sign up here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled.


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

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


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

View More
Registration is open

Storytime: Ready to Read Raccoons

10:15 AM - 10:45 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! Open the world of books for your children by participating with them during the weekly storytime. Don't forget your library card!


This storytime is designed with content for children aged 2 to 4 years, however, younger and older siblings are very welcome. 


No registration is required, however, sign up here in order to receive news if the program needs to be cancelled.


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

The counter tickets are on the table outside of the Story Room 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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Teen Lit for Adults

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Quiet Reading Room
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Family Storytime

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

Busy Beavers Family Storytime

A 30-minute multi-activity storytime to engage children and promote early literacy skills. Picture books, stories, puppets, rhymes, and music! Open the world of books for your children. Don't forget your library card! Books and activities are geared primarily for children ages 3 to 5, however, younger and older siblings are welcome to attend!


Drop in.
Registration is available here so that we have your contact information in case we need to cancel storytime.
Sign up just one adult caregiver for the group.


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