February 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 Closure
Presidents' Day: February 15-17

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

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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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Teen Tech: Make Your Own Book Trailer
March 10th at 2 PM & 4 PM for Grades 5 through 12 Come get creative and make your own promotional trailer for your favorite book. Make a storyboard, then…

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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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Spring Break Programs
March 9, 1:30 PM: Sensory Art for ages 6 through 10 March 10, 10:30 AM: Storytime Please only register for one of the following sessions at tinyurl.com/WPLTeenTech. For ages 10-18:…

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Short & Sweet Book Club
March 17, 24, and 31 at 4:30 PM For Grades 5 through 12 Register at tinyurl.com/WPLShortStories There's something for everyone in this book club. Join us as we read a…

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Family Book Club
March 5th and March 19th, 6-7 PM Join us for this special book club where caregiver & child can read a book and participate together in a group discussion. We'll…

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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. Great for ages 6-10.

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After-Hours Mini Golf
Friday, March 13th, 5:45-7 PM For Grades 5 through 12 Register at tinyurl.com/wplminigolf You read that right: we're turning the library into a mini-golf course after hours! Putt your way…

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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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Early Explorers
Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:00 am, January 8-February 26 Great for ages 2-5. Explore a new topic each week, from engineering to nature and everything in between! All activities are…

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Reel Bad Movie!
February 13 and March 26 at 5 PM, Grades 5-12 Watch cheesy movies with your friends and laugh at them! Oh, and did we mention there's pizza? February 13, 5-6:30…

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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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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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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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WACS Art Show
Month of March Art from Winona Area Catholic Schools (WACS) students will be on display in the library Bell Art Room. Join us for a special exhibit reception on Wednesday,…

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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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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.   February 21 Blinded by the Light (2019),…

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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 (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 Feb. 18 & Mar. 3

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