January 2020 Newsletter

New Arrivals

Check out listings of all new materials to the library. You will find our latest fictionnonfictionlarge printaudiobooksmoviesmusic and more. We even feature Youth Services items, such as easy (picture) booksjunior graphic novelsfiction, 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 Closures
New Year's: January 1st (closing at 5 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 31st)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 18th - 20th

Adult Programs

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Winter 2020 Program Brochure
Take a look at all of our new program offerings in our Winter 2020 brochure.

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Pizza and a Pic!
One Friday a month, stop by the library and enjoy some pizza and a movie.   All Movies begin at 12 PM.   January 3 Yesterday (2019)   February 21…

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WWI: Lessons and Legacies Exhibit
MONTH OF JANUARY The WWI: Lessons and Legacies Exhibit examines how the Great War accelerated major changes already underway in the lives of Americans—changes that continue to impact our world…

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Supportive Community Spaces for Cold Months
Supportive Community Spaces for Cold Months Flyer is available near our community cabinet located in the Central Exchange Room. Information provided on this flyer is intended to be a summary of…

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights
Monday, January 6th, through Friday, March 6th, 2019 Starting January 6th, read five (5) books and enter into a drawing for various Grand Prizes.  You will also receive a free…

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Kindle Fire: Library eBooks & Audiobooks
Monday, January 20th at 4:30 PM Kindle Fire:  Library eBooks & Audiobooks is class for Amazon’s Kindle Fire. OverDrive is the app used on this device to read or listen…

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Libby’s Library eBooks & Audiobooks
Thursday, January 9th at 5:30 PM Libby’s Library eBooks & Audiobooks is a class designed for all wireless devices except for the Kindle Fire.  Libby is the app that allows users…

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Friends of the Winona Public Library Winter Mini Book Sale
Saturday, January 25th from 10 AM - 1 PM The Friends of the Winona Public Library are hosting a Winter Mini Book Sale in the library's Bell Art Room on…

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Board Game Night
February 6th and April 2nd from 5-7 PM Head on down to the library and play some board games with us.  There will be board games on hand or bring…

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Galentine's Day
Thursday, February 13th from 6-8 PM Bring your gal pals and celebrate Galentine’s Day at Winona Public Library on Wednesday, February 13th from 6-8 PM.  The evening will include crafts,…

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Frozen River Film Festival's Frozen Friday
Friday, February 7th at 11 AM Frozen Friday is back at the Winona Public Library with a free showing of "The Economics of Happiness". Globalization and localization and the benefits…

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Alash: Tuvan Throat Singing Group
Friday, March 6th at 2 PM The Tuvan Throat Sing Group, Alash, will be performing at the Winona Public Library on Friday, March 6th at 2 PM. Alash is a…

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Capture the Flag Laser Tag for Adults
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. The entire 2nd and 3rd floor…

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Giant Scrabble Game Night
4th Wednesdays from 6:30-8 PM @ Island City Brewing Co. Do you love the game of scrabble?  Have you ever played it on a giant game board before?  Now is…

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Youth Programs

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Special Storytime - New Year's Eve Countdown
Tuesday, December 31st at 10:30 AM Enjoy 30 minutes of interactive stories, songs, activities & crafts. Geared toward 2-5 year-olds and caregivers.

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Winter 2020 Program Brochure
Take a look at all of our new program offerings in our Winter 2020 brochure.

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Once Upon a Dog Man
Saturday, January 4 at 10:30 AM If your favorite comic book hero is a dog-headed cop, join us for some supa awesome Dog Man activities, crafts, and more. Great for the…

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After-Hours Glow Party!
Friday, January 10th, 5:45-7 PM For Grades 5 through 12 Register at tinyurl.com/wplglow We are turning off the lights and breaking out the glow sticks! Join for glow- in- the-dark…

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Teen Advisory Board
First Monday of the Month at 4:30 PM January 6, February 3, March 2 You've got ideas, and we want to hear them! This is your chance to let us…

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I Survived! Will You?
Friday, January 17th at 1:30 PM Do you love the "I Survived" books? Have you ever wondered if YOU could survive the historic events in the books? Join us on…

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Chem Club
Best for Ages 6 - 10 and a Caregiver Thursday, January 23 at 6 PM Thursday, February 20 at 6 PM Saturday, March 21 at 12 PM Join us each…

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Bookworms Club
Thursdays in February from 4-5 PM, for ages 8-11 We'll read and discuss "A Wolf Called Wander," a thrilling story of a young wild wolf who gets separatedfrom his pack…

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Nature Knowledge with Nora
February 24th and March 30th at 1:30 PM Join Nora from the Happy Dancing Turtle for nature-based fun each month! Great for ages 6 through 10. Monday, February 24th at…

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Teen Crafternoons
For Grades 5 through 12 Register at tinyurl.com/wplteencraft January 30th at 4:30 PM: Cozy Crafts While the weather outside is frightful, we'll be making cozy hand warmers at the library!…

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Jewel Heist Escape Room
Saturday, February 1st from 10 AM - 2 PM This program is best suited for ages 9 and up. You'll have 20 minutes to solve the puzzles & retrieve the…

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Wordsmiths Lab
Tuesday, January 28th at 4 PM Are you a storyteller? Come play with words and stories at the library! No registration necessary.

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After-Hours Laser Tag for Teens
January 27th and February 24th Join the adventure and play laser tag in the library—after hours! Explore the library while competing to be the ultimate laser tag champion! Pre-registration is…

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Art Smarts
Thursdays in January at 3 PM - Great for Ages 7 through 10 Learn about a new artist each week and then work on a project inspired by their work.…

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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 (Jan. 8th, Feb. 12th, March 11th, Apr. 8th, May 13th)

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 
Tuesday Evening Storytimes at 6 PM on Jan. 14, Feb. 18 & Mar. 3

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