June 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.
Summer Reading Program!
June 4th - August 11th. Join the Winona Public Library Staff for a summer of adventure that will help maintain & improve your reading skills! Our free program rewards children…
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Lunch at the Library
June 11th - August 10th, 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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Kiddie Parade and Concert in the Park
June 15th at 10:00 AM. Walk with us in the Steamboat Days Kiddie Parade and then stay for the Winona National Concert in the Park at the Lake Park Bandshell!…
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Reel Bad Movies!
June 21 and July 19 at 4:00 PM, Grades 6-12. Some movies are so bad, they're good. Comment out loud on the "amazing" special effects and acting in these movies…
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Story Stroll
June 23rd from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. Join us on the Lake Park Path for a Story Stroll! This unique program allows families to share a book together while strolling…
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Laser Tag for Teens
June 25th and July 2nd, Grades 6-12. Join the adventure and play laser tag in the library—after hours! Explore the library while competing to be the ultimate laser tag champion!…
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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 11th - July 23rd. 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. June 13th: The Magic of…
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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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WinCon
July 21st at 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Have you always wanted to attend ComicCon, but can’t make it all the way to California? We’re hosting a mini-convention right here…
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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.
Adult Reference Department Programs: Summer 2018
May - August. Download the Adult Reference Department Summer 2018 program booklet.
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WinCon Vendors Needed
Saturday, July 21st (sign up by July 13th). Are you an author in the fantasy, science fiction, or graphic novel genre?  Are you an in illustrator or artist? Do you do…
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Memory Cafés
Wednesdays 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.  Local organizations host a Memory Café…
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Master Gardener Program Series
Hydrangeas for Zone 7: Thursday, June 7th, at 6:00 PM. Ever wonder what hydrangeas are the best for our region (Zone 4)? Find out which hydrangeas will look the best…
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Minnesota's Gangster Past: Land of 10,000 Crimes
Thursday, June 14th, at 5:30 PM. Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turn Minnesota into their personal crime vacation…
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Genealogy Workshops
Tales from the Tombstones: Friday, June 15th, 1:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery. Ever wonder how gravestone pictures end up on Findagrave.com? Learn the different tricks and techniques for getting the…
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Capture the Flag Laser Tag
Thursday, June 21st, at 7:00 PM. Play capture the flag in the library after-hours with laser guns! That’s right! Instead of tagging a person out, you would use your laser…
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Mixology
Thursday, June 28th, at 7:00 PM. Save a trip to the bar and learn how to make these fashionable drinks at home: a Mojito, Dirty Shirley, Tequila Sunset, and a…
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Celebration of Baseball
July 12th & 18th at 4:30 PM. Celebrate baseball with us in the month of July with two baseball themed programs. A League of Their Own Movie Showing Thursday, July…
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Property Virgins
July 19th at 7:00 PM. Are you a property virgin? New to home buying? Jack Krage of Coldwell Banker River Valley Realtors will tell you everything you need to know and look…
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WinCon
July 21st at 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Have you always wanted to attend ComicCon, but can’t make it all the way to California? We’re hosting a mini-convention right here…
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Tour of the Library
August 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM. Take the grand tour of the Historic Winona Public Library. Travel along through time as you walk through the library and…
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Book Bingo: Evening Edition
Wednesday, May 9th 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 back at Island…
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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

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

Friends of the Library Meeting: 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: Beginning June 8th, Tuesdays 10:30 or 11:15 AM and Fridays at 10:30 AM

Teen Advisory Board: Next date: July 6th, otherwise 1st Friday of the month, 4 PM
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