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June 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 Closure
Memorial Day weekend
Saturday, May 25th - Monday, May 27th


Youth Programs
Summer Program Brochure
Free Programs for Adults and Youth. Find all of our program offerings from June through August in our Summer 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 May 28, 3:30 PM: The Solar System—Build a…
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Summer Reading Program
June 3rd - August 10th. Join the Winona Public Library staff for a summer of adventure that will help maintain and improve your reading skills! Our free program rewards children…
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Family Nature Hike
Saturday, June 8th from 10-11 AM. Join us at Holzinger Trail for a guided nature hike with Nora from Happy Dancing Turtle. She’ll take us along the trail and point…
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Lunch at the Library
June 10th - August 9th, 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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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 10th - July 29th. 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. Due to space constraints, two…
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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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Early Explorers
Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:00 am. For ages 2-5. Explore a new topic each week, from engineering to nature and everything in between! Programs take place from June 13th -…
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Kiddie Parade and Concert in the Park
June 14th 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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After-Hours Laser Tag for Teens
June 24, July 1, and July 8, from 5:45-7PM. For teens in grades 6-12. Join the adventure and play laser tag in the library—after hours! Explore the library while competing…
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Teen Tuesday
June 25, July 9, and July 23 at 3 PM. For grades 6-12. Registration required (begins June 3rd). We'll be crafting and doing activities every other Tuesday this summer. Join…
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WinCon
July 13th at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Can’t make it to International Comic-Con in San Diego this year?  No fear!  The Winona Public Library has you covered with its annual WINCon…
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Adult Programs
Summer Program Brochure
Free Programs for Adults and Youth. Find all of our program offerings from June through August in our Summer 2019 brochure.
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Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Thursday, May 30th, at 5 PM. Four poets laureate will read from the new anthology, Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. The book is organized around themes from…
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Suicide: the Ripple Effect
Thursday, June 6th at 6 PM. Suicide: The Ripple Effect is a documentary film that chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by…
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Family Nature Hike
Saturday, June 8th from 10-11 AM. Join us at Holzinger Trail for a guided nature hike with Nora from Happy Dancing Turtle. She’ll take us along the trail and point…
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Introduction to Digital Literacy Classes
The Winona Digital Literacy Project is offering a series of classes for those new to technology.  Classes will be held at the Winona Public Library from…
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Alive! at the Levee
Friday, June 21st from 4-10 PM. Food trucks, family-friendly activities, strolling musicians, and fire pits!  Learn about dementia-friendly organizations and join us for a special event with Kairos Alive from…
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Giant Scrabble Game Night
Thursday, June 27th from 5:45-7:00 PM. Play scrabble on a giant 10x10 foot board with giant 8-inch letters at the library! Space is limited and participants must register.  To register,…
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Hidden in Plain Sight
Thursday, July 11th from 4-7 PM. Hidden in Plain Sight is an interactive exhibit for adults. The purpose is to help parents, guardians and community members learn about warning signs…
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WinCon
July 13th at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Can’t make it to International Comic-Con in San Diego this year?  No fear!  The Winona Public Library has you covered with its annual WINCon…
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Sweet Stroll and Sidewalk Book Sale
Thursday, July 18 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Grab a sweet treat, listen to live music, and enjoy a sidewalk sale!  The Friends of the Library will host a mini-book…
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Capture the Flag Laser Tag for Adults
Friday, July 19th, and August 16th from 5:45 - 7:00 PM. Enjoy an evening in the library after-hours with a few games of Capture the Flag where you get zapped…
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Ongoing Programs
Adults

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

Book Bingo, Evening Edition: at Island City Brewery, select Wednesdays from 7-8 PM (June 5th, July 10th, August 14th)

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 at 10:30 or 11:15 AM and Fridays at 10:30 AM (June 7th - July 30th)

Bilingual Storytime: 4th Saturday of the month in summer (June 22nd, July 27th and August 24th)
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