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NASA Inspired Reading Program

Friday, January 14, 2022
Monona Public Library

Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Reading Challenge

For All Ages! Children, tweens & teens, and adults will have the opportunity to participate in a new challenge sponsored by NASA@ My Library––an official NASA partner––that celebrates the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope during the month of December. 

Register as a reader to blast off on your reading adventure! Throughout the challenge, readers will have access to virtual NASA@ My Library and NASA resources to gain new skills and explore educational and career pathways in Earth and Space Science.  Log daily reading and activities and then enter random drawings for a chance to win great prizes.
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Outdoor Playgroup! NEW TIME!

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Other
Outdoor Playgroup!

An excellent way for children and their adults to socialize. Activities may include but are not limited to open-ended play, blocks, storytelling, puppets, scavenger hunts, and more! 

Please fill out this new Google Form for important updates like cancellations due to inclement weather and location changes. 

Drop-in!
No registration is needed.

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Creative Quarantine: Design Your 2022 Calendar with Jen Falkowski

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library

Are you ready to say farewell to 2021, and hello to 2022? Join us for an online Creative Quarantine with local artist Jennifer Falkowski and set the stage for a new year. 


Design the beginnings of a custom calendar, made just for you, with you and only you in mind! Using collage, blank calendar printouts, and a composition book, you can put together a calendar with to-do lists, mind mapping pages, doodle pages, and original artwork - or none of the above! You can add whatever you want. Jennifer will share ideas and inspiration and start you on the path of planning your 2022 using only what you need.


Your library kit will include:

  • Glue stick 

  • Composition notebook

  • Monthly calendar printouts

  • Some paper ephemera

 

You will need to have these items ready by the start of our session:

  • Workspace

  • Some junk mail, magazines, and other ephemera that you find inspiring

  • Scissors

  • Pens, pencils, or markers that you enjoy for writing or drawing


Information about kit pickup and joining the online session will be shared with registered participants the week before the program.

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Gaming Hangout (Ages: 10-17)

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

We will play Jackbox games, Among Us, Spaceteam, and other free-to-play games that are available on multiple devices! Discord (free voice chat service) is required to participate. If you're interested in joining, email Tiffany for a link to the server: tiffany@mononalibrary.org.

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*New Time!* Online Storytime with Angelika

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Monona Public Library
ONLINE STORYTIME STARTS at 9:30! 

*Please note that Facebook Live events are automatically recorded and viewable for only a short period of time. Watch recorded storytimes here: Online Virtual Storytime with Angelika*

Enjoy storytimes with Angelika as she reads books, sings songs, and shares early literacy tips. Ages 2-5  but younger and older siblings/friends are always welcome. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to introduce children to reading and language in a fun way. 

If you would like Angelika to say hello to your family or children, please enter their names into the comment field during the event. If you do not see the live stream, please refresh the Monona Library's main Facebook page. 

No registration or Facebook account is required!





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Virtual Makerspace: Mini Erasers! (Ages 6-18)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Other
Registration Required.

Make some cute mini erasers at home! You can pick up your kit at the main desk, or through curbside pickup! Tiffany will provide links in your kit to demonstrate how to create some fun pencil decor!

Instructions, pickup notification, and reminders for this program will be emailed to registered patrons the day before kit pickup is available.
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Virtual Graphic Novel Book Club (Ages 7-12)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Join us this fall for an awesome Graphic Novel reading adventure! To participate and receive updates about book selections, please fill out this form.

Each month, we will read a graphic novel, discuss, talk about favorites or recent books we read, and do an activity!

Our program will take place outdoors, and will either move indoors pending safety with the pandemic, or will migrate online on Discord. Masks are required to attend in-person. 

For parents: Despite contrary belief, research has shown that Graphic Novels are incredibly beneficial to children and their literacy skills! Graphic novels often contain more advanced vocabulary than chapter books, are helpful to readers with dyslexia, and are a way to encourage reluctant readers to engage in reading! If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out to Tiffany at the contact information below.

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Outdoor Playgroup! NEW TIME!

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Other
Outdoor Playgroup!

An excellent way for children and their adults to socialize. Activities may include but are not limited to open-ended play, blocks, storytelling, puppets, scavenger hunts, and more! 

Please fill out this new Google Form for important updates like cancellations due to inclement weather and location changes. 

Drop-in!
No registration is needed.

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Gaming Hangout (Ages: 10-17)

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

We will play Jackbox games, Among Us, Spaceteam, and other free-to-play games that are available on multiple devices! Discord (free voice chat service) is required to participate. If you're interested in joining, email Tiffany for a link to the server: tiffany@mononalibrary.org.

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Seasonal Chef Online: Cupcake Decorating with Coz Skaife of Rosie's Bakery

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Monona Public Library welcomes Coz Skaife, owner, baker, and decorator extraordinaire at Rosie’s Coffee Bar and Bakery!

In this online program, we will learn the ins and outs of cupcake decorating. Coz will coach us through making her favorite frosting recipe, demonstrate and teach a variety of decorating techniques, and encourage us as we practice our new skills in the comfort of our own homes. Participants are asked to have a dozen cooled cupcakes ready at the beginning of the program.
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*New Time!* Online Storytime with Angelika

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Monona Public Library
ONLINE STORYTIME STARTS at 9:30! 

*Please note that Facebook Live events are automatically recorded and viewable for only a short period of time. Watch recorded storytimes here: Online Virtual Storytime with Angelika*

Enjoy storytimes with Angelika as she reads books, sings songs, and shares early literacy tips. Ages 2-5  but younger and older siblings/friends are always welcome. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to introduce children to reading and language in a fun way. 

If you would like Angelika to say hello to your family or children, please enter their names into the comment field during the event. If you do not see the live stream, please refresh the Monona Library's main Facebook page. 

No registration or Facebook account is required!





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Friday Morning Book Group (on Zoom)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
The Friday Morning Book Group focuses on thought-provoking and enjoyable reads in a variety of genres, including both fiction and non-fiction. Our group is currently meeting on Zoom, the web-based meeting platform and registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If the session is full, please register for the waitlist so we can assess potential for a second session. (If you have any questions about using Zoom, please contact Amelia at amelia@mononalibrary.org or 216-7454.) 

December 17, 2021 we will read Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler. Regular print, large print, and book on CD copies should arrive at the library in mid-November for pickup. 

You can contact the library for the current title, and request a copy be set aside for you. Contact Amelia for more information at amelia@mononalibrary.org.
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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids! Ages 4-8

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monona Public Library

Limited Supplies: First come, first served. Call 608-222-6127 for Curbside Pickup.

New Craft Kits every (other) week 


The Take & Make Craft Kits program is designed to be easy for you! Choose to do the activity in the kit as a family or encourage your child do the activity on their own—whatever works best for you and your family.


This is a creative project meant to open up your imagination! We frequently include a brief guide with ideas for how to use your kit on the Children’s & Family webpage under “Things to Do” at  mymonona.com/177/Children-Families but we encourage you to make up your own idea and create something… just for the fun of it! 


Share your Art! Email a picture of your creation to <youth@mononalibrary.org>


Caution: May contain small parts. Adult supervision recommended

Available on a first come, first served basis. Contents of kit can change without notice.



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Online S.T.E.A.M Saturday! Marshmallow Geometric Shapes!

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library

S.T.E.A.M Saturday! The Online Version. Fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math tailored activities for children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade!


Via Facebook Live on Monona Public Library's main Facebook Page

You do not need a Facebook Account to participate. Program video will be available on our YouTube Channel after the live event. https://www.youtube.com/user/mononalibrary



Pick up your supply kit the week before the program. Available in the library or via curbside pick-up. Available on a first-come first-served basis.


This month we build geometric shapes and towers out of marshmallows and toothpicks! Let's think like an engineer and create some fun challenges together. Do you know what shape is the strongest?




If you have questions, please email <youth@mononalibrary.org> or call 608-222-6127.
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Teen Subscription Box!

All Day
Monona Public Library
Other
How to sign up:
1. Register in this event listing. Registration for this listing closes 2 business days prior to the calendar date (December 17th).
2. Fill out the "Reading Preferences" form after officially registering.
3. Box Pickup: You can pick up your subscription box on the date of this event listing (December 20th) at the main circulation desk. If you do not want to come into the building, you can use the Curbside Pickup Process.

At this time, there are only 20 spots available for subscription boxes, with a wait-list in case we are able to do more. Any individuals on the wait list who are not awarded a subscription box will be prioritized for a subscription box the next month!

Our Teen Subscription Boxes will contain:
-A new release from the Tween, YA, or Graphic Novel section!
-Fun activities and/or crafts
-Goodies such as treats, gadgets, and fun bits and bobs
-One random box will contain a golden ticket for a prize!

Follow the sign up instructions at the top of this event description! You will be emailed when your box is ready for pickup!

Questions? Contact Tiffany at: tiffany@mononalibrary.org
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Outdoor Playgroup! NEW TIME!

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Other
Outdoor Playgroup!

An excellent way for children and their adults to socialize. Activities may include but are not limited to open-ended play, blocks, storytelling, puppets, scavenger hunts, and more! 

Please fill out this new Google Form for important updates like cancellations due to inclement weather and location changes. 

Drop-in!
No registration is needed.

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Gaming Hangout (Ages: 10-17)

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

We will play Jackbox games, Among Us, Spaceteam, and other free-to-play games that are available on multiple devices! Discord (free voice chat service) is required to participate. If you're interested in joining, email Tiffany for a link to the server: tiffany@mononalibrary.org.

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*New Time!* Online Storytime with Angelika

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Monona Public Library
ONLINE STORYTIME STARTS at 9:30! 

*Please note that Facebook Live events are automatically recorded and viewable for only a short period of time. Watch recorded storytimes here: Online Virtual Storytime with Angelika*

Enjoy storytimes with Angelika as she reads books, sings songs, and shares early literacy tips. Ages 2-5  but younger and older siblings/friends are always welcome. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to introduce children to reading and language in a fun way. 

If you would like Angelika to say hello to your family or children, please enter their names into the comment field during the event. If you do not see the live stream, please refresh the Monona Library's main Facebook page. 

No registration or Facebook account is required!





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Origami Series

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Take your origami skills to the next level with this 4 day virtual origami series!

After registering, you will be contacted about picking up your origami paper supplies and instruction sheets. Youtube video links will be sent to the email provided each morning around 10am. Work at your own pace. Each day of the series we will do increasingly more diffficult origami creations. By the end of the series you will have created 6 unique origami designs and will have the skills to make countless more amazing creations!

Origami paper will be provided for this series. Supplies will be limited, register to pick up your supplies now! 
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Virtual Makerspace: DIY Pop-It! (Ages 6-18)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Other
Registration Required.

Make your own Pop-It with Tiffany Live on Zoom! You can pick up your kit at the main desk, or through curbside pickup! 

Instructions, Zoom link, and reminders for this program will be emailed to registered patrons the day before kit pickup is available. If you are unable to join us live, you can find links to assemble your Pop-It in your kit!
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Outdoor Playgroup! NEW TIME!

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Other
Outdoor Playgroup!

An excellent way for children and their adults to socialize. Activities may include but are not limited to open-ended play, blocks, storytelling, puppets, scavenger hunts, and more! 

Please fill out this new Google Form for important updates like cancellations due to inclement weather and location changes. 

Drop-in!
No registration is needed.

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Registration is open

Origami Series

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Take your origami skills to the next level with this 4 day virtual origami series!

After registering, you will be contacted about picking up your origami paper supplies and instruction sheets. Youtube video links will be sent to the email provided each morning around 10am. Work at your own pace. Each day of the series we will do increasingly more diffficult origami creations. By the end of the series you will have created 6 unique origami designs and will have the skills to make countless more amazing creations!

Origami paper will be provided for this series. Supplies will be limited, register to pick up your supplies now! 
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Virtual Minecraft Club! (Ages: 8-17)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monona Public Library
During our virtual club, you will embark on adventures, explore vast and magnificent lands, compete for ultra rare prizes, form your own villages, and suggest competitions, games, and events that might be of interest to you!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Minecraft Bedrock Edition required to play--unfortunately the mobile version of the game won't work! Server is accessible on multiple platforms, such as: PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation, and XBOX.

This program requires both Discord (a voice chat app) and Minecraft Bedrock Edition to play. Details for connecting to the program will be sent out the day before the event to registered participants. 
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