Good Grief: Healing Through Art Exhibit

Exhibiting September-October 2019, Reception Friday, September 20th at 3:30 PM (Bell Art Room)

Local watercolorist, Faye Schoen, will have her work on display in Winona Public Library's Bell Art Room throughout September and October.  The title of her exhibit, Good Grief: Healing Through Art Exhibit, reminds us that art can help heal our souls in times of sadness. Art has especially helped Schoen through the journey of grief during the loss of her dearest friend and husband of 40 years.

Chair Bingo

Beginning Thursday September 12th, 10:30-11:30 AM (2nd Thursday of every month)

Get a lower body workout with chair bingo!  All you have to do is perform different chair exercises (never having to leave your chair).  Each participant is given a card with different poses or chair activities and the first to get a bingo gets a prize from the prize box!

Location: Bell Art Room

Winona Digital Literacy Project Fall Classes

Winona Digital Literacy Project

Winona Digital Literacy Project Fall Classes

Are you thinking about getting a cell phone or smartphone and are not sure what you should be looking for in a phone?  What about this thing called streaming?  Should you look into services like Netflix and Hulu?  These are something that the Winona Digital Literacy Project will answer in two separate Fall Classes at the Winona Public Library.

Buying a Cell Phone
Monday, September 16th
4:30 PM
**This Class is FULL, please sign up using the WAITLIST**

Learn everything you need to know about buying a cell phone/smartphone before you go into the store.  This class will discuss everything from provider cover to types of cell phones and plans.

Cutting the Cord & Moving Toward Streaming
Thursday, November 14th
5:30 PM
Registration for November 14th Program

Learn about what it means to stream something on your TV, computer, or device and the different types of services that are alternatives to cable and or basic television.

All participants must register. Registration: waitlist for September 16th Program, registration for November 14th Program . You can, also, register by calling Adult Basic Education at (507) 494-0924 or the Winona Public Library at (507) 452-4860.

Banned Books Week Scavenger Hunt

Monday, September 23rd to Saturday, September 28th

Think you know your banned books?  Think again.  Try the Winona Public Library's Banned Books Scavenger Hunt in honor of Banned Books Week (celebrated September 22nd through September 29th). Collect your first clue at the Library's Reference Desk and try to find the four other clues that are hidden in banned books throughout the library.  Find all of the books?  Collect your prize at the Reference Desk when finished.

Fall Coloring Contest for Adults

Opens September 23, 2019
Last Day to Turn in Entry October 18, 2019 by 6 PM
Voting Monday, October 21st to Friday, October 25th
Winner Announced Monday, October 28th

The fourth annual Fall Coloring Contest for Adults with an active
Winona Public Library Card is back again to help promote wellness in the Winona Community.

The coloring contest sheet will be available on Monday, September 23rd at both the Check Out and Reference Desks and also online.

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Card to Target.

Psychic Readings with Goddess Virtue

Tuesday, October 15th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Do you have a burning question about your future? Your love life? Or a loved one long passed?

The Winona Public Library has an opportunity for you to have a reading with Goddess Virtue, a local psychic. Each attendee will put their name in a hat and ten will be selected for a five-minute reading in front of the audience.

Friends of the Winona Public Library Fall Mini Book Sale

Thursday, October 17th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM

The Friends of the Winona Public Library are hosting a Fall Mini Book Sale outside in the Library’s Learning Plaza.
(Rain Location: Library's Central Exchange Room.)

You’ll find fiction items, nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs, Audiobooks, and Music CDs.

Hardcover books are $1.00 each
Paperback books are $0.50 each or three for a $1.00
Media items (DVDs/Music CDs) are $2.00 each or three for $5.00
Media sets (Television Seasons/Audiobooks) are $5.00 each
Children's books are $1.00 an inch.

Capture the Flag Laser Tag for Adults

Fridays, October 18th, November 15th 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 out instead of tagged out. The entire 2nd and 3rd floor are your playing field.

Space is limited and participants must register. Must be 18 years or older to register.

Friday, October 18th, from 5:45 - 7:00 PM

Friday, November 15th, from 5:45 - 7:00 PM

To register, go to or call the Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

Giant Scrabble Game Night @ Island City Brewery

Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:00-7:30 PM

Do you love the game of scrabble?

Have you ever played it on a giant 10 x 10-foot board before?

Now is your chance to try it out at Island City Brewing Company (65 E. Front St). You and your friends can hop into a lightning round of Scrabble while you grab a brew of your choice.