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 (www.irs.gov).  Minnesota Income and Property Tax Forms are currently available on the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Website (http://www.revenue.state.mn.us).

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

Laird’s Legacy: A History of WPL

Book for Sale @ Library

The Friends of Winona Public Library announces the release of Laird’s Legacy: A History of the Winona Public Library by Greg Gaut. The book is now for sale for $23 at the Winona Public Library’s Checkout Desk. Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted.

This library history project began in 2014, when Chad Ubl, Winona’s Community Service Director, discovered a trove of historic material in Winona Public Library’s vault. It convinced him that the library’s history should be told. What started as discovery, turned into a collaborative project between the library, the Friends of the Winona Public Library, and Greg Gaut, a historian specializing in historic preservation.

In 1897, two years before the first Carnegie library in Minnesota, Winona lumberman William Harris Laird donated the public library building to Winona with the stipulation that the city maintain it as a public institution. His gift is an impressive Neo-classical building sheathed in white limestone and capped by a central dome. It is the oldest library building still in use in Minnesota. The book tells the story of Winona’s public library from its origins in 1886 to the present time, focusing on the legacy of Laird’s philanthropy.

The Friends of Winona Public Library is a 501c3 nonprofit that maintains an interested membership, focuses attention on the library, stimulates the use of library resources, receives gifts and endowments to the library, and cooperates with the library in developing services and facilities for the community. Book sale proceeds will serve as a perpetual fundraiser for the Friends.

Grant monies that made this book possible came from the Winona Foundation, Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.