March 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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Youth Services Virtual Programs

Spring Break Programs!
Week of March 8th-13th Tuesday, March 9 10:30 AM: Virtual Storytime 4 PM: Family Nature Walk with Happy Dancing Turtle…

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Spring Break Take-Home Activity Kit
Wednesday, March 10th Drop by the library starting at 10 AM on Wednesday, March 10th to get a take-home activity…

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Youth Oil Pastel Class with MCA
Saturday, March 13 Kit pickup at Winona Public Library between 10 AM and 12 PM. Zoom instruction begins at 1…

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Family Nature Walks with Happy Dancing Turtle
Select Dates, March-May Need to get out and stretch your legs? Get some fresh air? Unplug for a while? Join…

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Red Shoes Storytime with Miss Tricia
Malika’s favorite red shoes are with her wherever she goes! That is, until she grows out of them… If she…

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Making History: Celebrate Black Artists
Black History Month is a celebration in which we recognize important historical events, Black leaders, and steps towards collective change.…

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Celebrating Black Stories: More than a Month
A Booklist for Children & Teens Black History Month is a celebration in which we recognize important historical events, honorable…

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Early Explorers Grab-and-Go Kits
Every Other Thursday at 10 AM Starting Jan. 14th Grab-and-go kits will be available on a table outside the library’s…

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Teen Tuesdays
Select Tuesdays in Winter Youth going in grades 5 through 12 are invited to join us on select Tuesdays throughout…

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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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Lunar New Year Storytime
Lunar New Year is on February 12! Come along and enjoy this Chinese New Year retelling of Goldilocks and the…

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Valentine Storytime with Miss Tricia
Valentine’s Day is almost here! Mirabel is a little nervous to hand out Valentine cards to her classmates, but a…

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Adult Services Virtual Programs

Invoke Quartet: Virtual Mini-Concert
Live-Streamed on Wednesday, March 3rd at 7 PM Southeastern Minnesota Library Tour | Online Event | INVOKE | FREE |…

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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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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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COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Vaccine Connector The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to…

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Tax Form Information
Tax Form Information Tax Forms are here and are located in the library’s vestibule on Johnson Street. We have Federal…

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Ways of Being Home: the Immigrant Experience
Wednesday, March 3rd from 9:30-10:30 AM “Ways of Being Home ~ Between Northfield and Maltrata” explores the immigrant experience from…

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Craft n' Things: Heart-Shaped Suncatcher
February 2021 Instructions for Making a Heart-Shaped Suncatcher Supplies: ● 2 Pieces of Red Construction Paper ● 2 Pieces of…

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Winona Poetry Walk: Call for Submissions
February 1-April 1 The Winona Fine Arts Commission, with the support of the City Staff and Council, is launching the…

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Black Freedom Struggle Website: Free Primary Source Documents
ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles,…

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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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Minnesota Energy Assistance
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households. EAP is federally…

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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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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

Great River Writes: Winona Writer's Group: 2nd Friday of the month, 3:30 pm - 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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