April 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.


Youth Programs
2019 Bill Klinger Baseball Essay Contest
Enter to win 2 tickets to a Twins game at Target Field this summer (date TBD) plus a $50 Visa gift card to offset travel costs. To enter, write a…
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Spring Program Brochure
Free Programs for Adults and Youth. Find all of our program offerings for March through May in our Spring 2019 brochure.
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Earth & Space Adventures
Join Jennifer Anderson, a Winona State University Geology Professor, for some hands-on, geology-based fun! Great for ages 6-10. Please register at tinyurl.com/GeologyWPL. April 23rd, 3:30: Dinosaur Snacks…
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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. Friday, April 19 at 1:30 PM—Learn about seeds! We’ll do a puzzle…
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Teen Spoken Word Workshop
Tuesday, April 16, 4:30-5:30 PM. For grades 5-12. Celebrate National Poetry Month with Joe Davis, professional spoken word artist from Minneapolis, MN. We’ll begin with poetry-driven conversation, writing games to…
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Movement Mornings in April
For Ages 2-5. Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30 AM: Complete our obstacle course! Obstacles include balancing on a beam, hopping from one place to another, and bending your body to…
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Teen D.I.Y. Club
Select Mondays in April from 4:30-5:30 PM. For grades 5-12. Registration required at tinyurl.com/WPLTeenDIY. Space is limited. April 8: Button Art. Create art using various sizes & shapes of buttons!…
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Creative Kids
Thursdays in April from 3-4 PM. Youth ages 6 through 10 are invited to join for a new creative activity each week! We’ll use perler beads, make scribble bots, launch…
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Saturday Movie @ the LIB
Saturday, April 20th at 11 AM. Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to join us at the library for an afternoon movie. Popcorn provided. “Avengers: Endgame” comes out in theaters on…
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Adult Programs
Spring Program Brochure
Free Programs for Adults and Youth. Find all of our program offerings for March through May in our Spring 2019 brochure.
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Author William Kent Krueger
Saturday, April 13th at 10 AM. Author William Kent Krueger will discuss his mystery novels and the writing process. Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of…
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Dementia Friendly Community Week
April 1st - 5th. All events are held at the Winona Friendship Center (251 Main St.). Monday, April 1st 2-5 PM: Community booths and Embodied Labs dementia virtual reality experience…
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Social Media Awareness for Parents
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Want to learn about the positives and negatives of social media? Learn the dangers to watch out for on your kids' cell phones.…
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Basic Vegetable Gardening: a Six-Week Series
Every Thursday at 6 PM from April 11th - May 16th. Learn about how to plant a vegetable garden and maintain it through the regular and extended growing season. Topics…
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Great River Writes - Winona Writers Group
Friday, April 12th at 3:30-5:30 PM. Do you like to write?  Fiction or Nonfiction?  Great River Writes -Winona is starting a writers groups, and we want to hear from you.  Tell…
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WALC Art Exhibition
Exhibiting April 2019, Reception April 10th, 5-6 PM. Enjoy art from Winona Area Learning Center (WALC) students in the library's Bell Art Room throughout the month of April. The exhibit showcases…
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Giant Scrabble Game Night
Friday, March 29th from 5:45-7 PM. Play scrabble on a giant 10x10 foot board with giant 8-inch letters in the library! Space is limited and participants must register.  To register,…
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Spoken Word Performance by Joe Davis
Tuesday, April 16th at 7 PM. April is National Poetry Month.  Spoken Word is “performance art that is word-based and is a catchall term for any kind of poetry recited…
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Spoken Word Workshop
Tuesday, April 16th at 6 PM. Spoken Word is “performance art that is word-based and is a catchall term for any kind of poetry recited aloud, including poetry readings, poetry…
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National Library Week
April 7th - 13th. Celebrate National Library Week with these events @ your library! Food for Fines For every non-perishable item you bring to the library, you will have $1.00…
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Reducing Plastics in Your Everyday Life
Monday, April 22nd, at 4 PM. Discover the impacts of plastic pollution on the environment, discuss plastic product health concerns, and learn a variety of tips & tricks for reducing…
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Brainstorm by Dan Siegel: Online Book Discussion
Month of April. The Winona Public Library will hold a four-week online book discussion of Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel.  Those wanting to…
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Book Bingo for Alzheimer's
Monday, April 29th beginning at 6 PM at the American Legion (302 E. Sarnia St.). Play Book Bingo and support the Alzheimer’s Association on Monday, April 29th from 6-7pm at the American Legion (302 E Sarnia Street).  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 May 1st) 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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