Capture the Flag Laser Tag for Adults – CANCELLED until further notice

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. Participants must be 18 years or older.

Friday, March 20th, 5:45 - 7 PM - CANCELLED

Friday, May 15th, 5:45 - 7 PM

Space is limited and participants must register online at or call the Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

Giant Scrabble Game Night – CANCELLED until further notice

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 your chance to try it out at Island City Brewing Company (65 E. Front St) every fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8pm.  Winners receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Friends of the Winona Public Library's Book Sale Shelf.
March 25th - CANCELLED
April 22nd
May 27th

Stress Re”duck”tion Scavenger Hunt

Month of May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  In honor of the month, Winona Public Library is holding a Stress Re"duck"tion Scavenger Hunt.  All you have to do is look for the little rubber duckies hiding in the stacks and around the library. If you find one, return it to the Library's Reference Desk for a Stress-Reducing Prize Pack.

Great River Writes – Winona Writers Group

Meets monthly on the 2nd Friday, 3:30-5:30 PM

Do you like to write fiction or non-fiction?  Check out the Great River Writes – Winona Writers Group that meets every second Friday of the Month at the Winona Public Library.

Each month you will receive writing prompts to work on and bring to the next meeting.  Don't like the prompts then make your own.  Bring a page of your work, to be critiqued at the meeting.

Upcoming dates:
April 10th - via Zoom (virtual meeting) - you need to REGISTER online to receive the video link
May 8th

April Writing Prompts:

1. Write about being alone.  Is it frightening? Disorienting? Lonely? Or is it tranquil? A time to regroup and reflect?

2. Though we are unable to meet physically, nature goes on. The sap rises. The trees bud. The mud squelches beneath our feet. Write about Spring and hope. What does Spring mean to you?“

Youth Services Programming Room

Classic Movie Mondays

1st Monday of the Month, 1PM

Take a walk down memory lane with Winona Public Library’s Classic Movie Mondays the 1st Monday of the month at 1:00 PM in the Bell Art Room (Please note April 6th event will be held online only).

April 6th: Indiscreet (1958) (IMDB), 1 Hour 40 Minutes

The next showing is Monday, April 6th at 1 PM online via MyCircle TV.  The movie will be streamed online at that time.  Chat is available, so feel free to discuss the movie as you see it with your fellow attendees.

Popcorn and refreshments are served at the event (in-library showings).

Upcoming Classic Movie
  April 6th, 2020
Indiscreet (1948) 1 Hour, 40 Minutes - via MyCircle TV
  May 4th, 2020
The Awful Truth (1937) 1 Hour, 32 Minutes


Craft ‘n Things

2nd Monday of the Month, 2 PM

Craft ‘n Things is every second Monday of the Month at 2 PM in the Library’s Bell Art Room.

Registration is required. All craft programs are full, please add your name to the WAIT LIST or call (507) 452-4860.  

Upcoming projects:
April 13th: Pipe Cleaner Bunnies - an instructional video of this craft will be available after April 9th
May 11th: Paper Blooms WAIT LIST

Book Discussion – Beginning Remote Meetings April 1st

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month, 2PM

Book Discussion meets every first Wednesday of the month at 2 PM.  The next discussion is Wednesday, May 6th through Zoom.  You will need to register online to be provided the link to the meeting.  We will be discussing Best to Laugh by Lorna Landvik.

If you cannot make the meeting but would like to share your thoughts on the book, go to

Upcoming Book Selections
  Date Title Author
  May 6, 2020 Best to Laugh

REGISTER here for the online Zoom Meeting

Discussion Questions (PDF)

 Lorna Landvik





Book Bingo: Evening Edition – CANCELLED until further notice

Select Wednesdays from 7-8 PM at Island City Brewery (65 E Front St)

Books, bingo, and beer?  What?  That’s right – books, bingo, and beer.

How Does Book Bingo Work?  Play four rounds of bingo; each round is a different bingo variation.  (Start with regular bingo, then maybe do the letter “C” or a kite on your board.)  The winners of each round will get to pick their choice of book/audiobook.

Upcoming Dates for Book Bingo Evening Edition (7-8 PM):

April 8th
May 13th

Love Book Bingo and want to play during the early afternoon? Please join us in the library's Bell Art Room forBook Bingo  2nd Wednesday of the month at 2 pm.