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StoryWalk® "Saturday" by Oge Mora

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Monona Public Library
StoryWalk® "Saturday" By Oge Mora

Located along the sidewalk by the green space outside of the library off of Nichols Rd. 

        • StoryWalk® combines the benefits of reading and walking. 
• Have fun while exercising your mind & body. 
• Discover a story displayed page by page.

StoryWalk® provides an innovative and delightful way for children (and adults) to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s picture book are installed along an outdoor path. As you walk the path, watch for the next page in the story. 

If you would like to see more StoryWalk® books, contact angelika@mononalibrary.org 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
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Read to a Dog: Outdoors! (Ages 5-10)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Read to a Dog: Outdoors! 

Beginning and independent readers are invited to register for a 15 minute time slot with a Dogs on Call volunteer and their canine! Registered participants will meet Tiffany at the Schluter Rd. entrance on the grass. Masks are required to attend in-person events with the current spread of the Delta variant.. All sessions are private, which helps new readers build confidence reading. 

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.
  • Allow children to proceed at their own pace.
  • Are less intimidating than peers.
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OUTDOOR Storytime with Angelika

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Monona Public Library
OUTDOOR Storytime 

Storytime has moved outdoors! Join us on the “green” near the Schluter Rd. entrance of the library for Outdoor Storytime! Angelika will read books, sing songs, and share early literacy tips. Ages 2-5  but younger and older siblings/friends are always welcome.


How to participate:

  1. Fill out our Google Form to stay in communication with any updates to storytime, such as weather cancellations, special events, or alternate locations!


When you arrive:

  1. Parking is available near Schluter Rd. entrance, or if parking is full, you may park in the main library parking lot off of Nichols Rd and walk to the Schluter Rd. entrance.

  2. Masks required for ages 2 yrs + and social distancing.

  3. Claim a spot in the grass for your family/small group. You are welcome to bring your own blanket to sit on.

  4. Please stay in your space for the duration of the program, unless we have a coordinated activity!

  5. If the number of attendees reaches maximum capacity, a second storytime will be presented right after the first one.


After storytime, you will have the opportunity to ask Angelika or Tiffany, both members of Youth Services staff, any questions you might have! We are always available for literacy tips, navigating reading with your children, and providing activity ideas to foster learning at home.

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Gaming Hangout (Ages: 10-17)

4:00 PM - 5:00 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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Online Storytime with Angelika

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Monona Public Library
ONLINE STORYTIME 

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!

*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*



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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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Wisconsin Science Festival: Skins, Skulls and Scat (Outdoor)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Monona Public Library
Other
Visit us at the Monona Public Library as we have special guests from the Aldo Leopold Nature Center join us for an exciting outdoor event, "Skins, Skulls, and Scat"! This is an interactive program where kids can use their senses to explore and discover different native Wisconsin animals. We guide this exploration with real animal pelts and skulls, as well as rubber scat. This activity teaches children about the similarities and differences of local animals while promoting critical observation skills. Through further exploration and question prompts, children are also able to make observations about the similarities and differences between animals and people, which helps foster empathy for wildlife and the natural world.
Masks required for ages 2 yrs + and social distancing. 

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Teen Makerspace: Daisy Chain Jewelry (Ages 8-18)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Other
Daisy chain bracelets and chokers are so in, and SO 90s! And if this class looks fun, but you're not into jewelry, it's a great way to make a special gift for someone in your life who would love it!

Join Tiffany outdoors to learn how to make this awesome and easy craft while we sit, chat, and listen to tunes. Masks required to attend.
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Soda Tab STEM with Rob

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monona Public Library
Rob will have a STEM related art project using soda tabs. Create a vambrace for your chenille stem dragon as well as a bracelet with the provided materials. Drop-in. Limited number of kits available, first-come, first-serve.

Please Note: Image is for illustration purposes only. Plain silver soda tabs will be provided.

We will be set up under the overhang outside the library building. Masks are required for all library events and may be provided upon request. 
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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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Registration is open

Estate Planning Basics: Wills and Trusts

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

In this three-part Zoom series, you’ll learn the basics, benefits, and tax implications of putting your financial ducks in a row now. Register for one, two, or all three! 


Sept 27 | Powers of Attorney | What are they, do you need them (yes), and how they work Click to view a recording of the Sept 27 program.

Oct 25 | Wills and Trusts | A primer on how and why people utilize them for estate planning (ever wonder what happens to pets when someone passes away without making arrangements for their care?)

Nov 22 | Probate and Intestacy | What happens when someone dies without a will? Who inherits? Plus answers to frequently asked questions about Probate Court


Monona Public Library Foundation presents this series featuring attorney Amanda Pirt Meyer from Haskins Short & Brindley in Monona.


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Virtual Minecraft Club! (Ages: 8-17)

5:30 PM - 6:30 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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Gaming Hangout (Ages: 10-17)

4:00 PM - 5:00 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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Registration is open

Why Does my Back Hurt?

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

It's been a challenging year and a half! The ongoing stress of the Covid pandemic, transitioning our lives and work to operate remotely, and now gradually inching back toward in-person activities- it all causes stress in the body. 


Perhaps your home office isn't ergonomically set up. Maybe you aren't getting as much exercise and movement as you used to. Even the constant stress management of the last couple of years can take a physical toll. It all adds up! 


In this free, interactive, online program, you will learn:

  • The main culprits of back pain

  • Self-assessment techniques to identify causes of back pain

  • How to start releasing and opening your body to be pain-free

  • Precautions to release therapy

  • How to get more help

Erin Tauscher is the innovator and lead therapist behind Mind Body Freedom Therapy. She graduated from UW Madison in 2009 with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. Erin leads people who are motivated to heal their physical, emotional, and/or mental trauma to empowered movement, restored strength and confidence, and feelings of balance and ease in their bodies so they can live the lives they desire.


The content of this program is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and does not constitute medical or other professional advice specific to you. All the material contained in this presentation is provided for educational and informational purposes only. The author assumes no responsibility for any results or outcomes resulting from the use of this material, including but not limited to accuracy and misuse of information. 


This is an online program. Login details will be emailed to registered participants one day before the program.


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OUTDOOR Storytime with Angelika

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Monona Public Library
OUTDOOR Storytime 

Storytime has moved outdoors! Join us on the “green” near the Schluter Rd. entrance of the library for Outdoor Storytime! Angelika will read books, sing songs, and share early literacy tips. Ages 2-5  but younger and older siblings/friends are always welcome.


How to participate:

  1. Fill out our Google Form to stay in communication with any updates to storytime, such as weather cancellations, special events, or alternate locations!


When you arrive:

  1. Parking is available near Schluter Rd. entrance, or if parking is full, you may park in the main library parking lot off of Nichols Rd and walk to the Schluter Rd. entrance.

  2. Masks required for ages 2 yrs + and social distancing.

  3. Claim a spot in the grass for your family/small group. You are welcome to bring your own blanket to sit on.

  4. Please stay in your space for the duration of the program, unless we have a coordinated activity!

  5. If the number of attendees reaches maximum capacity, a second storytime will be presented right after the first one.


After storytime, you will have the opportunity to ask Angelika or Tiffany, both members of Youth Services staff, any questions you might have! We are always available for literacy tips, navigating reading with your children, and providing activity ideas to foster learning at home.

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Gaming Hangout (Ages: 10-17)

4:00 PM - 5:00 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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Online Storytime with Angelika

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Monona Public Library
ONLINE STORYTIME 

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!

*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*



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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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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 Storytime with Angelika

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Monona Public Library
OUTDOOR Storytime 

Storytime has moved outdoors! Join us on the “green” near the Schluter Rd. entrance of the library for Outdoor Storytime! Angelika will read books, sing songs, and share early literacy tips. Ages 2-5  but younger and older siblings/friends are always welcome.


How to participate:

  1. Fill out our Google Form to stay in communication with any updates to storytime, such as weather cancellations, special events, or alternate locations!


When you arrive:

  1. Parking is available near Schluter Rd. entrance, or if parking is full, you may park in the main library parking lot off of Nichols Rd and walk to the Schluter Rd. entrance.

  2. Masks required for ages 2 yrs + and social distancing.

  3. Claim a spot in the grass for your family/small group. You are welcome to bring your own blanket to sit on.

  4. Please stay in your space for the duration of the program, unless we have a coordinated activity!

  5. If the number of attendees reaches maximum capacity, a second storytime will be presented right after the first one.


After storytime, you will have the opportunity to ask Angelika or Tiffany, both members of Youth Services staff, any questions you might have! We are always available for literacy tips, navigating reading with your children, and providing activity ideas to foster learning at home.

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Gaming Hangout (Ages: 10-17)

4:00 PM - 5:00 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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Outdoor Spanish Storytime with Marisol Gonzalez

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monona Public Library
Other
Outdoor Spanish Storytime 
Masks required for ages 2 yrs + and social distancing. 

How to participate: Fill out our Google Form to stay in communication with any updates to this event such as weather cancellations, or alternate locations!
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Online Storytime with Angelika

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Monona Public Library
ONLINE STORYTIME 

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!

*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*



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Registration is open

Creative Quarantine: Project TBD

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

Project TBD


Information about kit pickup and joining the online session will be shared with registered participants the week before the program. A list of basic supplies to gather at home will also be provided.


Adults, teens, and tweens are welcome!

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Virtual Makerspace Kids: Party Animals (Ages 6-12)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Forum Room
Registration Required.

Trust us, you don't want to miss this! Sign up to get a Party Animals Take & Make kit at the main desk, or through curbside pickup! Tiffany will provide links to show you some tips on how to create your very own party animals, dressed in painted, bright colors with an assortment of pom poms and other goodies to decorate it with!

Instructions and reminders for this program will be emailed to registered families.
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