February 2021 Newsletter

New Arrivals

Browse the new materials we've recently added 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.

Curbside Pickup
We are currently offering curbside pickup for item requests. How does it work? Place your request(s) on items in our online catalog. Please note that we are only able to…
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Computer Appointments
Hours: M-W-F 9 am-12 pm T-Th 2 pm-5 pm Schedule an appointment online or call us at 507-452-4582. Three public computers will be available for 45-minute sessions by appointment. We…
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Adult Services Virtual Programs

You Finish the Story: Winona Daily News Story Writing Contest
Submit by Wednesday, February 10th The Winona Daily News is holding a story writing contest called “You Finish the Story”…

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Galentine's Day-to-Go
Thursday, February 11: 4-6 PM and Friday, February 12: 9AM-12 PM Celebrate Galentine’s Day with a Galentine’s Day-to-Go Kit from…

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights
Monday, January 4th, through Friday, March 5th, 2021 Winona Public Library’s annual Hot Reads for Cold Nights adult winter reading…

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Black Literacy Matters: Call for Submissions
Call for Submissions is Now Open Black Literacy Matters, a new companion to Literacy Minnesota’s Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writing, is now accepting…

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Vounteer Income Tax Assistance
Appointments can be Scheduled Starting Monday, January 25th Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) VITA provides free tax assistance for low-moderate…

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Homebuyer Education Classes (SE MN Housing and Redevelopment Authority)
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) is continuing to offer its in-person homebuyer education class, Home Stretch, online. …

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Tax Form Information
Tax Form Information We do not yet have tax forms available for distribution, but please watch our website for updates.…

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Craft n' Things: Paper Bag Snowflakes
January 2021 Instructions for Making Paper Bag Snowflakes Supplies: • Six Small Lunch Paper Bags • 12 Glue Dots •…

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Great River Writes - Winona Writers Group
Meets monthly on the 2nd Friday, 3:30 PM Do you like to write fiction or non-fiction?  Check out the Great…

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Winona County Business Relief Grant Opportunity
Funds are Limited, Apply Soon One-time grants of up to $10,000 are available to help offset the significant, temporary loss…

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Youth Services Virtual Programs

Big Bed for Little Snow Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Virtual Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM Where does snow come from? In this story, come along as we imagine…

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Sphero BOLT Lending Kits
Sphero BOLT is an educational robot ball designed for ages 8 and up. The robot works in conjunction with the…

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Virtual Escape Room: Escape from Azkaban
For youth in grades 5 through 12 only. February 18 or 25 at 4:30 PM on Zoom Do you have…

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Spy Training Academy Take-Home Kits
February 9, 16, and 23 at 2 PM Have you ever wanted to be a secret agent? Do you love…

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Free Family Pass for Frozen River Film Festival
Thanks to generous support from WNB Financial, Frozen River Film Festival is able to provide 25 FREE Family Passes (apply…

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Winter Animal Storytime with Miss Tricia
There were ten on the sled and the caribou said “slide over!” This storytime explores rhyming words, winter animals, and…

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Storytime 2 Go
While our storytimes are still happening virtually, we know there’s a certain something about a storytime in-person. That’s why we’ve…

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A Story for Small Bear Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Virtual Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM Winter is a great time for stories and pretend play. In this week’s…

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Family Nature Walks with Happy Dancing Turtle
December 8 – February 13 Need to get out and stretch your legs? Get some fresh air? Unplug for a…

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Scribble Storytime with Miss Tricia
Scribbles are a fun way to work on fine-motor skills and to create something unexpectedly beautiful! This week’s storytime book…

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Bilingual Storytime
Join us for special bilingual storytimes with students from Winona State University’s Student International Literacy Association! Wednesday, December 30: Los…

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Art Smarts Take-Home Kit
January 12, 19, and 26 at 2 PM Grab-and-go kits will be available on a table outside the library’s front…

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Ongoing Programs
Adults

Book Discussion: 1st Wednesday of the month, 2 PM - virtual meeting

Craft 'n Things: 2nd Monday of the month, 2 PM - online instructional videos posted

Friends of the Library Meetings: 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30 am - virtual meeting

Memory Cafe: every Wednesday of the month at 2:30 pm - virtual meeting


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: new virtual storytimes are being created and posted to our website and social media

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