April Newsletter
New Arrivals

Check out listings of all new materials to the library.  You will find our latest fiction, nonfiction, large print, audiobooks, movies, music and more.  We even feature Youth Services items, such as easy (picture) books, junior graphic novels, fiction, 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.


Youth Programs

Click on each item for more information or call Youth Services at 507-452-4592.
Youth Services Spring Programs
April - May 2018. Check out the Spring Program Brochure that includes the full lineup of programming for children and teens. Storytime Ongoing Youth Programs  Kids Programs Teen Programs
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Art Smarts
Mondays in April, 4:30-5:30 PM, Grades 5-12. Each week you’ll learn about a different artist, the culture that influenced them, and use their inspiration to make masterpieces of your own!…
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Explore-A-Story
Wednesdays in April at 10:30 AM, For Ages 2-5. We’ll read a story and then do activities & crafts based on the book. Week 1, April 4: The Goodnight Train…
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National Library Week Youth Programs
April 8th-13th. Fun at the library all week long! April 9, 2:30-3:30 PM: Magic Treehouse Celebration! (Early Release Day) Jack and Annie go on many adventures, but we’re going to focus on…
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Early Release & No School Programs
Months of April & May. April 9, 2:30-3:30 PM: Magic Treehouse Celebration–Jack and Annie go on many adventures, but we’re going to focus on just a few: join us for dinosaur, middle…
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Reel Bad Movie!
Thursday, April 12th, 4:30-6:00 PM, Grades 5-12. Some movies are so bad, they're good. Comment on the amazing special effects and acting in the movie “The Little Unicorn” with your…
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Youth Listening Session
Tuesday, April 24th at 4:30 PM, Grades 7-12. Youth will be asked open-ended questions and invited to share about their health and wellbeing in ways that could lead to positive…
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Chione Wind Quintet: Stories & Music
Saturday, April 28th at 10:30 AM The Chione Quintet will play fan favorites, such as Peter and the Wolf and Hansel and Gretel as well as a variety of other…
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National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
Monday, April 23rd, 4-5 PM. Join Great River Shakespeare Festival as we enter The Magical Portal and save the world from the evil Ogre of Doom. An afternoon of exploring…
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Mental Health Awareness Month
Month of May. Participate in the Mind-Body Wellness Challenge! This challenge promotes the well-being of brains & bodies while also giving you a chance to…
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Healthy Living Series
Mondays in May, 4:30-5:30 PM, Grades 5-12. Everyone has mental health and there are many ways to take care of yourself! Join each week for a different activity to stimulate…
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Adult Programs

Click on each item for more information or call the Reference Desk at 507-452-4860.

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this newsletter for a list of our ongoing programs.
Dementia Friendly Communities Week & Book Talk
April 2nd - 6th. Dementia Friendly Community Week.  Winona is one of many cities working toward becoming dementia friendly. There will be many events hosted at…
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Fine Amnesty Week
April 9th - 14th. The library is celebrating National Library Week by bringing back Fine Amnesty Week. What does this mean for you?  Bring in all your overdue…
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Book Bingo: Evening Edition
Wednesday, April 4th from 7-8 PM at Island City Brewery. Books, bingo, and beer?  What?  That’s right – books, bingo, and beer.   The Winona Public Library is bringing Book Bingo…
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Health-2-U Blood Pressure Clinic
Thursday, April 5th from 10-11 AM. Winona State’s Senior Nurses are back at the Winona Public Library with a Health-2-U Clinic featuring blood pressure checks and health education. On Thursday, April…
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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 PM. Mary Farrell’s, Frozen River Film Festival People’s Choice Award Winning Film on Anne Pellowski, Anne Pellowski: Storyteller to the World will be shown during the Friends…
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Memory Café: Reminiscing Board Game
Wednesday, April 25th, at Beno’s Deli from 2:30-3:30 PM. A Memory Café is an activity for community members with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy.  Every Wednesday at 2:30 PM, local organizations host…
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Author Julie Kramer
Thursday, April 26th at 5:30 PM. Minnesota Author Julie Kramer, author of the Riley Sparks Series – Stalking Susan, Missing Mark, Silencing Sam and more, will visit the Winona Public Library on Thursday,…
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Tax Form Information
Tax Form Information. The following Federal forms and instructions are available at the library: 1040, 1040A, and the 1040EZ.  Minnesota Income and Property Tax forms, as well as IRS Schedules,…
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Ongoing Programs
Adults

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

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

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

Color Me Calm: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 5-7 PM

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

Friends of the Library Meeting: April Meeting: Annual Meeting, Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 PM (all other months: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 PM)

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 and Fridays, 10:30 AM

Bilingual Storytime: 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:30 PM

Teen Advisory Board: 1st Friday of the month, 4 PM
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