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Storytime with author Sharee Miller!

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona Public Library
Registration not required! This event will take place via Facebook Live on Monona Public Library's main Facebook Page.

Join Monona Public Library with author Sharee Miller on Facebook Live for a special National Women's History Month story time! Sharee Miller has written and illustrated the incredibly popular books "Princess Hair" and "Don't Touch My Hair", and will be reading her newest book, "Michelle's Garden"! From her website: 

"Former First Lady Michelle Obama had an idea. A big, inspiring, and exciting idea! She would grow the largest kitchen garden ever at the White House. This wouldn’t be easy, since she’d never gardened before: Where should she start? What tools did she need? What would she plant?

Everyone needs help when they’re learning something for the first time, even the first lady of the United States. So she gathered the help of local students, the White House staff, and even President Barack Obama. Together, they wouldn’t just grow a garden — they would inspire a nation!"

Sharee will also do a demonstration for children that shows how she creates her phenomenal and full-of-life illustrations!

This event will take place on Facebook Live on the main Monona Public Library page! We encourage families to add comments to the live video if children have any questions for Sharee Miller, and Ms. Tiffany will ask them!
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Teen Virtual Hangout

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monona Public Library

Every Tuesday @ 3:30 - 4:30 connect to Discord and hang out with Tiffany, the Teen Librarian. Need help finding your next read or want to get pointed in the right direction for resources related to a project you’re working on? Never fear, Tiffany is here!


And even if you don’t have a library-related question, just stop in to hang out, find out what programs are coming up, or let’s just play a game online together (I've got a few up my sleeve...) If you don't have access to our Discord channel, please email Tiffany at: tiffany@mononalibrary.org


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Creative Quarantine: Mail Art! with Jen Falkowski

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monona Public Library

Mail Art is a fantastic way to bring art to EVERYBODY! Anything that you can get a stamp and address to stick to is fair game. We will use different art media to create postcards that we can share far and wide.  Make a series or one-off pieces. It’s art for the people and it's time to share!

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After registration, you will receive details about when to pick up your art kit at the library. Then, 24 hours before the program we will share the login information for the online Zoom session.

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Virtual Roblox Club! Ages 8-17

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Yeah, you read right! Join our Virtual Roblox Club to bring your friends to a virtual space to play, or meet new friends during the program! Roblox games we have played include: Adopt Me!, various Tycoon games, Extreme Hide and Seek, Work at a Pizza Place, and more! Votes for games we play take place at the beginning of our program in voice chat.

Roblox is a free, online game that teaches kids STEM skills and also encourages collaboration among friends. Check out more information about the game here. A Roblox and Discord account is needed to play.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. If registration is full, make sure to sign up on the wait list! If we have a no-show we will allow wait list participants in! 

How to Join the Program: You will receive an email with instructions on how to get set up the day before the program starts!
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Read with Me! A reading to a dog program for ages 5-10, independent readers.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Read with Me! 
Online on Zoom. Virtual until otherwise noted.
Register children, independent readers, for a 15 minute time slot, and to receive a link to this online event. Just you, your child the dog /owner team, and Ms. Karen.

You will receive the Zoom link in your email on Monday before the event start time. When you click on the link, you will be in an online waiting room until admitted. Ms. Karen will introduce your child to the dog/owner and then will "leave the room" by blanking the screen, but she is really still there. Your child will read a book from your personal book shelf or library bag to the owner/dog team. When time is up, Ms. Karen will come back onto the screen to say goodbye, remove your device from the program, and admit the next child.
  • Register to attend (Please read this letter)
  • Have a book ready that you will read to the dog / owner team (we provide the dog, you provide the book)
  • Read for about 15 minutes 
The program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a therapy animal. But not just any animal. Dogs on Call teams are registered therapy animals that volunteer with their handler going to schools, libraries, and many other settings as reading companions for children. Learning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than about overcoming fears. Animals are ideal reading companions because they:
  • Help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure.
  • Listen attentively.
  • Do not laugh, judge, or criticize.
  • Allow children to proceed at their own pace.
  • Are less intimidating than peers.
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Teen Virtual Hangout

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monona Public Library

Every Tuesday @ 3:30 - 4:30 connect to Discord and hang out with Tiffany, the Teen Librarian. Need help finding your next read or want to get pointed in the right direction for resources related to a project you’re working on? Never fear, Tiffany is here!


And even if you don’t have a library-related question, just stop in to hang out, find out what programs are coming up, or let’s just play a game online together (I've got a few up my sleeve...) If you don't have access to our Discord channel, please email Tiffany at: tiffany@mononalibrary.org


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Friday Morning Book Group (now 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. This is a casual, drop-in group, so please join us when you can! This book discussion will take place on Zoom, and will be limited to 15 participants. If the session is full, please register for the waitlist so we can assess potential for a second session. 

March 19, 2021 we will read Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Regular print, large print, and book on CD copies should arrive at the library in mid-February for pickup. 

You can contact the library for the current title, and request a copy be set aside for you for curbside pick-up. Contact Amelia for more information at amelia@mononalibrary.org.
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Teen Virtual Hangout

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monona Public Library

Every Tuesday @ 3:30 - 4:30 connect to Discord and hang out with Tiffany, the Teen Librarian. Need help finding your next read or want to get pointed in the right direction for resources related to a project you’re working on? Never fear, Tiffany is here!


And even if you don’t have a library-related question, just stop in to hang out, find out what programs are coming up, or let’s just play a game online together (I've got a few up my sleeve...) If you don't have access to our Discord channel, please email Tiffany at: tiffany@mononalibrary.org


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Virtual Minecraft Club! (Ages 8-17)

1:00 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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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 difficult origami creations. By the end of the series you will have created 7 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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Intro to Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices

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

In this program, you will have the opportunity to learn about and develop skills in self-compassion and mindfulness through guided exercises and dialog. Using self-compassion and mindfulness skills in daily life can bring more feelings of care, warmth, and joy. 


This free online program will be facilitated by Cedarose Keeley, owner of My Kindness Therapy. She is a mindfulness and self-compassion oriented mental health therapist specializing in therapy for caregivers. Keeley earned my Master’s degree in Social Work from UW-Madison, specializing in mental health, and is a Certified Advanced Practice Social Work psychotherapist. 


Over the past 12 years, Keeley has completed over 40 meditation trainings and taught meditation for nine years in various clinical and community settings.


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Adults and teens are welcome to register for this program. Families are also encouraged to participate together. 


Registrants will be emailed login information the day before the program.


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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 difficult origami creations. By the end of the series you will have created 7 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: Marble-Dipped Mugs!

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Make marble-dipped mugs! All supplies you will need to make this bright and colorful creation will be provided in a curbside kit, available starting on March 30th during curbside hours. 

Mugs are not microwave safe! To make mugs dishwasher safe, you can purchase dishwasher-proof modge podge. Hand wash only. These also make AWESOME pen cups!
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Teen Virtual Hangout

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monona Public Library

Every Tuesday @ 3:30 - 4:30 connect to Discord and hang out with Tiffany, the Teen Librarian. Need help finding your next read or want to get pointed in the right direction for resources related to a project you’re working on? Never fear, Tiffany is here!


And even if you don’t have a library-related question, just stop in to hang out, find out what programs are coming up, or let’s just play a game online together (I've got a few up my sleeve...) If you don't have access to our Discord channel, please email Tiffany at: tiffany@mononalibrary.org


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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 difficult origami creations. By the end of the series you will have created 7 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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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 difficult origami creations. By the end of the series you will have created 7 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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