February 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 Hours Changes & Holiday Closing
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29th - Thursday, Jan. 31st: Extended hours, open 10 AM - 9 PM

Presidents' Day Weekend: closed Saturday, February 16th - Monday, Feb. 18th


Youth Programs
Extended Library Hours this Week
Open until 9 PM Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Thursday, Jan 31. Due to the extreme cold weather, the library will have extended hours Tuesday, January 29th – Thursday, January 31st and will remain OPEN…
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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
Last four 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…
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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
February 25th, from 5:45-7 PM. For teens in grades 5-12. Play laser tag in the library! Pre-registration is required along with parent permission form (download below), and space is very limited,…
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Nature Knowledge with Nora
Join Nora from the Happy Dancing Turtle for nature-based fun each month! Great for ages 6 through 10. February 14th, 3 PM:  Valentine’s Day in the Animal Kingdom Learn about…
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Earth & Space Adventures
February 26th, 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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Beginners Knitting for Teens
February 4th & 11th, 4:30-5:30 PM. For teens in grades 5-12. Registration is required at tinyurl.com/KnittingWPL. 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
Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to join us at the library for one or both of these movie afternoons. Popcorn provided. The Princess Bride 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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Adult Programs
Extended Library Hours this Week
Open until 9 PM Tuesday, Jan. 29th - Thursday, Jan. 31. Due to the extreme cold weather, the library will have extended hours Tuesday, January 29th – Thursday, January 31st and will remain OPEN…
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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
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…
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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 Exhibit & 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 in the Central Exchange Room & Bell Art Room. It’s time for the ladies to celebrate ladies and have a fun night out with their…
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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…
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Author Visit: Kent Nerburn
Tuesday, February 26th, 6-7 PM. Please join us on Tuesday, February 26th, 6-7 pm in the Bell Art Room for a visit with author, Kent Nerburn. Kent Nerburn is the…
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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 March 6th) 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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