July 2019 Newsletter

New Arrivals

Check out listings of all new materials to the library. You will find our latest fictionnonfictionlarge printaudiobooksmoviesmusic and more. We even feature Youth Services items, such as easy (picture) booksjunior graphic novelsfiction, and movies.

TIP: be sure to bookmark your favorite lists in your web browser so you can check them at any time. The lists show real-time availability and are updated immediately as we add new materials each day.

Upcoming Closure
Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th

Adult Programs

Summer Program Brochure
Free Programs for Adults and Youth Find all of our program offerings from June through August in our Summer 2019 brochure.

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Introduction to Digital Literacy Classes
Winona Digital Literacy Project The Winona Digital Literacy Project is offering a series of classes for those new to technology.  Classes will be held at the Winona Public Library from…

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Giant Scrabble Game Night
Thursday, June 27th from 5:45-7:00 PM Play scrabble on a giant 10x10 foot board with giant 8-inch letters at the library! Space is limited and participants must register.  To register,…

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Minnesota Home: an Exhibit by Caroline Garman
Exhibiting July 2019, Reception Thursday, July 18th at 6 PM Local artist, Caroline Garman, weaves the elements of her beautiful watercolor paintings throughout the Library's Bell Art Room this July.…

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Hidden in Plain Sight
Thursday, July 11th from 4-7 PM Hidden in Plain Sight is an interactive exhibit for adults. The purpose is to help parents, guardians and community members learn about warning signs…

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WinCon
July 13th at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Can’t make it to International Comic-Con in San Diego this year?  No fear!  The Winona Public Library has you covered with its annual WINCon…

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Sweet Stroll and Sidewalk Book Sale
Thursday, July 18 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Grab a sweet treat, listen to live music, and enjoy a sidewalk sale!  The Friends of the Library will host a mini-book…

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Capture the Flag Laser Tag for Adults
Friday, July 19th, and August 16th from 5:45 - 7:00 PM Enjoy an evening in the library after-hours with a few games of Capture the Flag where you get zapped…

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Video Game Series
August 15th and August 22nd Why Gaming is Awesome: The Psychological Benefits of Video Games Thursday, August 15th, 6 PM Pop culture often focuses on the negative impact of video…

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Youth Programs

Summer Program Brochure
Free Programs for Adults and Youth Find all of our program offerings from June through August in our Summer 2019 brochure.

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Summer Reading Program
June 3rd - August 10th Join the Winona Public Library staff for a summer of adventure that will help maintain and improve your reading skills! Our free program rewards children…

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Lunch at the Library
June 10th - August 9th, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Winona Area Public Schools will again be sponsoring a FREE lunch program at the library for youth ages 18 and…

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Maker Mondays
10:30 - 11:30 AM, Grades 1-5 Join us for weekly STEAM-based fun incorporating art, science, engineering, and theatre.  Programs take place on Mondays from June 10th - July 29th. This…

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Storytime on Tuesdays and Fridays
Tuesdays at 10:30 or 11:15 AM; Fridays at 10:30 AM Intended for ages 1-5 and a caregiver, but all ages welcome!  Sessions are 30 minutes in length and take place…

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Wednesday Performance Series @ Winona County History Center
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, All Ages Come every week for fun presentations on an array of topics! This year’s lineup includes magic, snakes, and theatre. Due to space constraints, two…

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Wednesday Book Clubs
2:00 - 3:00 PM Share your opinions with peers about what you have read! Snacks and activities are included. Sessions take place at 2:00 - 3:00 PM on Wednesdays from…

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Read With Rover Thursdays
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, All Ages Sign up at the Youth Services desk for a 15-minute slot to read 1-on-1 to a therapy dog. Dogs are wonderful listeners who…

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Early Explorers
Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:00 am For ages 2-5. Explore a new topic each week, from engineering to nature and everything in between! Programs take place from June 13th -…

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Summer Reading Program Coloring Contest
June 3rd - August 2nd Win prizes in the coloring contest! Pick up a coloring sheet at the Youth Services desk or print from the selections below: Toddler to Age…

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After-Hours Laser Tag for Teens
June 24, July 1, and July 8, from 5:45-7PM For teens in grades 6-12. Join the adventure and play laser tag in the library—after hours! Explore the library while competing…

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Teen Tuesday
June 25, July 9, and July 23 at 3 PM For grades 6-12. Registration required. Teen Tuesday registration We'll be crafting and doing activities every other Tuesday this summer. Join…

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WinCon
July 13th at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Can’t make it to International Comic-Con in San Diego this year?  No fear!  The Winona Public Library has you covered with its annual WINCon…

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End of Summer Block Party
Friday, August 9th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with us!  Free food for children and adults, music, games, and free books…

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Ongoing Programs
Adults


Book Bingo: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 2 PM

Book Bingo, Evening Edition: at Island City Brewery, select Wednesdays from 7-8 PM (July 10th, August 14th)

Book Discussion: 1st Wednesday of the month, 2 PM

Classic Movie Monday: 1st Monday of the month, 1 PM

Craft 'n Things: 2nd Monday of the month, 2 PM

Friends of the Library Meeting: 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30 AM

Youth

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: read 1000 books from age 1 to Kindergarten

Baby Book Bees
: read 100 books in your baby's 1st year


Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 or 11:15 AM and Fridays at 10:30 AM (June 7th - July 30th)

Bilingual Storytime4th Saturday of the month in summer (June 22nd, July 27th and August 24th)

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