WALC Art Exhibition

Exhibiting April 2019, Reception April 10th, 5-6PM

Enjoy art from Winona Area Learning Center (WALC) students in the library's Bell Art Room throughout the month of April. The exhibit showcases art worked on throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

Reception: Friday, April 12th from 5:00-6PM in the library's Bell Art Room.

Children’s Concert Fundraiser for the Library!

Featuring Amanda Grace @ WCHC on Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 AM

Amanda Grace is releasing a new album for kids called “Music Makes It Right,” so we’re kicking it off with a concert at the Winona County History Center (160 Johnson St.) on Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 AM. Amanda puts on an energetic and audience-involved concert great for all ages. Amanda is putting on this concert as a fundraiser for the library, so a portion of ticket sales will go back to Winona Public Library. To purchase tickets, please visit: musicmakesitright.brownpapertickets.com.

Rochester Public Library’s OverDrive Collection Now Available

You can now download ebooks and audiobooks and stream videos from Rochester Public Library's OverDrive collection using your library card.

This new service is being offered due to a reciprocal lending agreement between SELCO and RPL.

The first time you enter Rochester's collection you will need to select that you are a SELCO patron and enter your library card number.  After that, it will automatically remember your card number.  Below are instructions on how to do it if you are using it within the OverDriver/Libby App.

Computer:
1.  Go to either SELCO's OverDrive or RPL's (see above for Links).
2.  Search for the items you want.
3.  When you either borrow or place a hold, you will need to login as a SELCO patron with your library card number.

OverDrive App:
1.  Tap the three lines in the upper left-hand corner.
2.  Select add a library and type in "Rochester Public Library."
3.  Select RPL. (Their logo is an open book with RPL in the center, and it's blue.)
4.  Sign in with a library card.  Select SELCO Patron and then type in your library card number.
5.  Use the three lines in the upper left-hand corner to navigate between each library's collection.

Libby App:
1.  Tap on Libby's face in the upper right-hand corner.
2.  Select add a library and type in "Rochester Public Library."
3.  Select RPL. (Their logo is an open book with RPL in the center, and it's blue.)
4.  Sign in with a library card.  Select SELCO Patron and then type in your library card number.
5.  To navigate between collections, click on Libby's Face in the upper left-hand corner and select the library you would like to search.

***Note:  Videos from RPL can only be viewed from a computer or in the OverDrive App.  Videos are not compatible in the Libby app as of current.***

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.

The Library has openings now through the remainder of 2018.  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**

Friends Monthly Meeting

The next meeting is on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (Annual Meeting).

Meets the third Saturday of the month
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
in the Library Bell Art Room

The Friends of the Winona Public Library usually meet every third Saturday of the month to discuss fundraising and funding the library. Be part of the discussion. All Friends and potential friends are invited.

Upcoming dates include:

Tuesday, April 9th - ANNUAL MEETING: featuring Gary Evans

Winona Author, Gary Evans, will be speaking at the Friends of the Winona Public Library Annual Meeting.  Evans is the author of popular books Death by Drowning, Death by Poison, and Death by Payback.  Each book follows Detective Al Rouse and Sheriff's Deputy Charlie Berzinski in their hunt for serial killer Genevieve Wangen.  The story begins with the hunting drownings of the young men in La Crosse, WI.

The Friends will be proposing changes to the existing bylaws which can be viewed here.

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.