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:
September 13th
October 11th
November 8th
December 13th

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Great River Writes Programs:
Late October—Early December
Programs in both Winona & La Crosse

Watch for Great River Writes events in La Crosse and Winona.  All events will be listed on Facebook at and flyers will be distributed soon. Events will include author visits, workshops, and more!

Participating Organizations include:  La Crosse Area Writers Group, La Crosse Public Library, NaNoWriMo, River Arts Alliance, UW-La Crosse English Department, Winona Public Library, and Women Writers Ink.

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.

September 2nd: The library will be closed for the  Labor Day holiday.

October 7th: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) (IMDB), 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Classic Movie Monday is usually held on the first Monday of the Month at 1 PM.  October's event is Monday, October 7th at 1 PM in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room.

Popcorn and refreshments are served at the event.

Upcoming Classic Movie
  September 2nd, 2019
No Movie, the library will be closed for Labor Day
  October 7th, 2019
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
  November 4th, 2019
From Here to Eternity (1953) 1 Hour, 58 Minutes
  December 2nd, 2019
Christmas in Connecticut (1945), 1 Hours, 41 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. The next Craft ‘n Things is Monday, September 9th.

Participants must register to participate.  Registration begins on August 26th. 

Upcoming Craft 'n Things
Register:  Registration begins August 26th.
Monday, September 9th at 2 PM Modge Podge Coasters
Monday, October 14th at 2 PM Glowing Halloween Ping Pong Balls
Monday, November 11th at 2 PM Veterans Day (library closed)
Monday, December 9th at 2 PM Caroling Angels

Book Discussion

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, September 4th in the Bell Art Room.

The Winona Public Library’s July Book Discussion will discuss Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.

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

Upcoming Book Selections
  Date Title Author
  September 4, 2019 Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania Erik Larson
  October 2, 2019 The Stranger in the Woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit Michael Finkel
  November 6, 2019 The Great Alone Kristin Hannah
  December 4, 2019 The Radium Girls: the dark story of America's shining women Kate Moore






Book Bingo

2nd Wednesday of the Month, 2PM

Play five rounds of different variations of bingo and win books!

Book Bingo meets every second Wednesday of the month at 2 PM in the Library’s Bell Art Room.

Don't miss our special Book Bingo: Evening Edition that meets at Island City Brewing Company.

Book Bingo: Evening Edition

Wednesday, August 14th 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):
Wednesday, September 4th
Wednesday, October 9th
Wednesday, November 6th
Wednesday, December 4th

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

Memory Cafés

Wednesdays at Beno’s Deli from 2:30-3:30 PM

A Memory Café is an activity for community members with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy.  Every Wednesday, except the 1st Wednesday of the month, at 2:30 PM, local organizations host a Memory Café at Beno’s Deli (78 E 4th Street).

The Winona Public Library hosts the café every 4th Wednesday of the Month at Beno's.

Art Room Display

Winona Public Library Art Exhibit Openings

Whether your artwork hangs or sits, the Winona Public Library has exhibit space open in the Bell Art Room for you.

Artists are allowed to display and sell their work for up to one month.  An artist talk is appreciated while the work is on display but not required.  All exhibitions and talks are marketed to the public by the library.

To view our exhibition policy and paper application, click here. To submit an online exhibition application, click here.

**For all upcoming adult programs, go to the Events Calendar**

Tax Form Information

Tax Form Information

The following Federal forms and instructions are available at the library: 1040. (The 1040A and 1040EZ are no longer used.)

Minnesota Income and Property Tax forms, as well as IRS Schedules, can be printed for $0.10/page.  The Minnesota Income and Property Tax instructions are available for a seven-day checkout.

Note:  The IRS does not allow our tax hub to order anything beyond the main 1040 form and instructions, and the State of Minnesota no longer reproduces print forms for tax hubs.

Federal Tax Forms are available on the IRS Website (  Minnesota Income and Property Tax Forms are currently available on the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Website (

If you do not have access to the Internet, you can order Federal forms by calling this phone number: 1-800-829-1010.  Minnesota forms can be ordered by calling this phone number 1-800-652-9094.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Free tax assistance for low-moderate income individuals and families.  Appointments are available beginning January 26th by calling Live Well Winona (619 Huff Street) at 507-474-7202.  Please see the VITA handout for more information.

The IRS continues to urge taxpayers who haven't yet done a "Paycheck Checkup" to do one as soon as possible to see if they're having their employer withhold the right amount of tax after major changes in the tax law. The IRS Withholding Calculator can help taxpayers learn if they need to make changes soon to avoid an unwelcome surprise come tax time.

Please help us reach taxpayers by sharing the information below through your website, emails, newsletters or other channels:

A new one-page flier. Available in English and Spanish, Publication 5303, Paycheck Checkup, explains the importance of checking your federal income tax now. It's available on our Resources page.

News releases, Tax Reform Tax Tips, and drop-in articles. News releases are available on our Tax Reform News page. Tax tips and drop-ins are on the Tax Reform Resources page.

Social media. Retweet #PaycheckCheckup info and more from the IRS's Twitter accounts:

YouTube videos

Other resources and general information