January 2019 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.
Upcoming Holiday Closures

Christmas: December 24th & 25th
New Year's Eve: December 31st, closing at 5 PM
New Year's Day: January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: January 19th-21st
Presidents' Day Weekend: February 16th-18th


Adult Programs
Winter Program Brochure
Free Programs for Adults and Youth. Find all of our program offerings for January and February in our Winter 2019 brochure.
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Hot Reads for Cold Nights
Winter Reading Program for Adults. Monday, January 7th, through Friday, March 8th, 2019. Starting January 7th, read five (5) books and enter into a drawing for various Grand Prizes.  You will also receive a free coffee mug (while supplies last) after completion of your first 5 books…
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Winona's Brewing Past
Thursday, January 10th, 6 PM. The craft brewing industry has made a resurgence nationwide.  But what about those original brewers that were here before the flour mills and went through…
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Libby’s Library eBooks & Audiobooks
Thursday, January 17th, 5:30 PM in the Bell Art Room. Did you get a new smartphone or tablet over the Holidays?  Are you interested in reading eBooks or listening to…
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Kindle Fire: Library eBooks & Audiobooks
Thursday, January 24th, 5:30 PM in the Bell Art Room. Did you get a Kindle Fire over the Holidays and want to read eBooks or listen to audiobooks?  This is…
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Tales on Tap: a Storytime for Adults
Wednesday, February 6th from 7-8 PM at Island City Brewery (65 E Front St). Sometimes being an adult is tough. Reminisce on your golden years as a child with Tales…
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The Portrait Project: Photographs of People & a Cat
February's Art Exhibit by Mary Farrell; artist talk on Frozen Friday, February 8th @ 2 PM. Mary Farrell is a local photographer and documentary filmmaker. The exhibit is a collection of color…
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Galentine's Day
Wednesday, February 13th from 6-8 PM. It’s time for the ladies to celebrate ladies and have a fun night out with their gal pals! Paint wine glasses, make bath bombs, sugar scrub and more...
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Capture the Flag Laser Tag - for Adults Only
Friday, February 15th @ 5:45-7 PM. Enjoy an evening in the library after-hours with a few games of Capture the Flag where you get zapped out instead of tagged out. Attendees must register…
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Youth Programs
Youth Winter Program Brochure
Find all of our program offerings for kids and teens in January and February in our Winter 2019 brochure.
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Explore-A-Story
Wednesdays in January at 10:30 AM. For ages 2-5. We'll read a story and then do activities & crafts based on the book. Week 1, Jan. 9: Kitten’s First Full…
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Bookworms Club
Thursdays January 10-31, 2019 from 3-4 PM. We’ll read the book The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris together and then partake in various activities and crafts that relate to our…
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After-hours Laser Tag
January 14th & 16th, February 25th. 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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Nature Knowledge with Nora
January 18th, 1:30 PM & February 14th, 3:00 PM. Join Nora from the Happy Dancing Turtle for nature-based fun each month! Great for ages 6 through 10. January 18, 1:30 PM:  Nature…
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Earth & Space Adventures
January 22, 3:30 PM: Meteorite or Wrong? February 26, 3:30 PM: Rocks ROCK! Join Jennifer Anderson, a Winona State University Geology Professor, for some hands-on, geology-based fun! Great for ages…
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Gallifreyan Gathering
A Doctor Who Teen Program on Friday, January 25th from 5:45 to 8 PM. Teens in grades 5 through 12 are invited for a Doctor Who evening at the library…
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Beginners Knitting for Teens
February 4th & 11th, 4:30-5:30 PM. For teens in grades 5-12. Registration is required. No prior knitting experience necessary. Two skilled knitters will be on hand to teach a…
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Pint Size Picasso
Wednesdays in February at 10:30 AM. For ages 2-5. Join for toddler-friendly art projects each week. Come dressed for a mess! Week 1, Feb. 6: Magnetic painting Week 2, Feb.…
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Afternoon Movie @ the LIB
For Teens in grades 5-12. Teens are invited to join us at the library for one or both of these movie afternoons. Popcorn provided. The Princess Bride on Monday,…
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Saturday Program with Page Theatre @ the Winona County History Center (160 Johnson St). February 16th, 12-1 PM: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Attendees will learn about Freedom Quilts…
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Stop Motion Animation
Thursday, February 28th, 1:30 & 3 PM. Best for ages 8 and up. This is two offerings of the same session. Please only register for one session. This program has…
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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 every other month, (next session is January 9th) 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 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 and Fridays at 10:30 AM
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