October 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.
Job Posting: Youth Services Library Associate
Join Our Team! Can you get groovy with Pete the Cat? Do you know the difference between Marvel and DC? Winona Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Associate who…
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All Aboard the Magic School Bus!
Thursdays in September from 3-4 PM. This program is intended for ages 7 to 10. Please register at tinyurl.com/WPLMagicSchool. Sept. 27th: Volcanoes and earthquakes…
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Themed Movie Night
For Teens. Who doesn’t love a good theme night? Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to join us at the library for one or both of these movie nights. Please…
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After Hours Laser Tag
September 26, November 5, November 26. For teens in grades 5-12, from 5:45-7 PM. Play laser tag in the library! Pre-registration is required along with parent permission form (download below),…
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Pint Size Picasso
First Four Wednesdays in October at 10:30 AM. For ages 2-5. Join for toddler-friendly art projects each week. Come dressed for a mess! Week 1, Oct. 3: Yarn painting—use strips…
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Bookworms Club
Thursdays in October from 3-4 PM. We’ll read the book The Wild Robot by Peter Brown together and then partake in various activities and crafts that relate to our story.…
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Teen D.I.Y. Club
Last Four Mondays in October from 4:30-5:30 PM. For grades 5 through 12. Registration is required at tinyurl.com/WPLTeenDIY. Join for a different activity each week. October 8: Make your own…
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Special Storytime with a Firefighter
October 9th at 10:30 AM. Join us for a special storytime with a firefighter! We'll hear a couple of fire safety-themed picture books, see and touch real firefighter gear, and…
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Early Release & No School Programs
October 19, 2-4:30 PM: Harry Potter Extravaganza! Visit Diagon Alley and attend Hogwarts classes—Care of Magical Creatures (with live snakes!), Dueling Club, and Ancient Runes! October 26, 2:30-3:30 PM: Abraham…
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Halloween Storytime
Tuesday, October 30th at 10:30 AM. Come dressed in your costume and join us for a special Halloween storytime! You'll also get to trick-or-treat through the library. Storytime is great…
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Teddy Bear Clinic
Thursday, October 18th, 10:30-11:30 AM. Bring your stuffed animal to Winona Public Library for their routine check-up. You'll get to help treat boo-boos, check blood pressure, and listen to your…
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Youth Fall Program Brochure
Find all of our program offerings for kids and teens from September through December in our Fall 2018 brochure.
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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.
Job Posting: Youth Services Library Associate
Join Our Team! Can you get groovy with Pete the Cat? Do you know the difference between Marvel and DC? Winona Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Associate who…
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Fall Program Brochure
Free Programs for Adults and Youth. Find all of our program offerings from September through December in our Fall 2018 brochure.
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The Whole-Brain Child Book Panel & Discussion
Saturdays 10:00 AM, Sept 15, 22, 29, & Oct 6. Neuropsychiatrist, Daniel J. Siegel, and parenting expert, Tina Payne Bryson, demystify a child’s meltdowns and aggravations in the book, The Whole-Brain
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Fall Coloring Contest for Adults
Coloring Sheet Available: Monday, September 24th. Last Day to Turn in Coloring Sheet:  Friday, October 19th. Public Voting:  Monday, October 22nd—Friday, October 26th. Winner Announced: Monday, October 29th. Prize: $25…
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Art Exhibit: Patsy King
Month of October. Local area artist, Patsy King, is a nature artist specializing in acrylic paintings.  King’s artwork is comprised of animals in their natural habitat.  Her works will be…
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Introduction to Beekeeping
Thursday, October 4th at 6 PM. Are you interested in beekeeping?  Spring 2019 is prime season for beekeeping to start as that is when honey bees start becoming active and…
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Genealogy Consultations
Appointments available on select dates in October. Wednesday, October 10th - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Friday, October 12th - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Monday, October 15th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Thursday, October 18th…
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Secrets of the Congdon Mansion
Saturday, October 13th at 10 AM. Hear the story of the Glensheen Mansion as told by Joe Kimball who reported on the murder of Elisabeth Congdon in Duluth in 1977.…
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Great River Writes Programs
Late October - Early December. Great River Writes Events Series 2018. Great River Writes Kickoff: From Fact to Fiction with Dean Klinkenberg October 27th, 1-3 pm at La Crosse Public…
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Trashion Show
Thursday, October 18th at 7 PM. Are you a local fashionista?  Are you a creative idea thinker?  Do you think you have what it takes to create an entire outfit…
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Ongoing Programs
Adults

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

Book Bingo, Evening Edition: at Island City Brewery, 1st Wednesday of the month, 7-8 PM

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: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM (September 7th - November 30th)
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