Book Bingo at Peter’s Biergarten

June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th at 2:30 PM

The Winona Public Library’s Book Bingo is back for the summer every second Wednesday of the Month at 2:30PM, and this time at an all-new location, Peter’s Biergarten (54 E 3rd St, Winona).

Play multiple rounds of various bingo styles and win books!  Book Bingo dates are June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th.  In the event of rain, Book Bingo is canceled.

Simply Drawing

Thursday, July 14th from 2-4 PM

On Thursday, July 14th from 2-4 PM, learn tips and techniques to bring your drawing to life with Jody Berhow.

Participants will use a variety of drawing tools and exercises to simply showcase the drawing talents hidden within their souls!

Some drawing supplies will be provided.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite drawing supplies if they have any.

This class is designed for beginners and up and is intended for ages 18 and older.  Registration is required.

Berhow is a Cotter Schools art teacher and has years of experience teaching visual arts to all ages and skill levels.

Friends of the Library Crazy Days Mini Book Sale

Saturday, July 16 from 9 AM - 11:00 AM

The Friends of the Winona Public Library are hosting a mini book sale during Downtown’s Crazy Days on Saturday, July 16th from 9 AM-11 AM in the Library’s Learning Plaza.  In case of rain or extreme heat, the sale will be moved to the Library’s Central Exchange Room. A variety of items including CDs, DVDs, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s items will be available.  Early sales will not be allowed.  Anyone interested in volunteering at the sale should email the Friends at

Prices on the items are:
Hardcover Books - $1.00 each
Paperback Books - $0.50 each or three for a $1.00
Media items (DVDs/Music CDs) - $2.00 each or three for $5.00
Media sets (Television Seasons/Audiobooks) - $5.00 each
Children's Books -  $1.00 an inch

Salsa del Soul Performing at Lake Park Bandshell

Thursday, July 21st from 6-8 PM

The Winona Public Library is, again, hosting the musical group, Salsa del Soul.  This time at the Lake Park Bandshell (1 Lake Park Drive, Winona) on Thursday, July 21st from 6-8 PM.

Salsa del Soul’s Twin Cities-based quartet will perform the musical styles of Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and Salsa.

In case of rain, the program will be moved to the Winona Public Library.

This program is brought to you in part or in whole with funds from the Minnesota Arts, Cultural, Heritage Fund and SELCO Legacy dollars.

Chromebooks Available for In-Library Use

The library now offers Chromebooks for use within the library. The devices are available to patrons ages 16 or older who have a valid Winona Public Library card in good standing.  Chromebooks are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Reference or Youth Services Desks.

For more information, please see our Chromebook Policy.

Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay

Applications Accepted June 8-July 22, 2022

Are you or someone you know a Frontline Worker qualifying for Minnesota's pay? To apply, go to

To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Application dates are June 8 through July 22, 2022.

Please note: there are many websites impersonating Frontline Worker Pay. When applying, use the direct link posted above.

Call for Employers: Winona Outdoor Job Fair Presented by the Winona Public Library and CareerForce

Thursday, August 25th from 10AM-12PM at the Jaycee Pavilion

The Winona Outdoor Job Fair presented by the Winona Public Library and CareerForce will take place on Thursday, August 25th from 10 AM-12 PM at the Jaycee Pavilion (340 Lake Park Drive, Winona).  In case of rain or heat above 90 Degrees Fahrenheit, the fair will take place at the East Recreation Center (210 Zumbro Street, Winona).

Additional Details:

  • All job industries are welcome.
  • There is no booth fee to participate in the fair.
  • Each employer will be provided a 6 foot picnic table.  (A 6 foot table will be provided in case of rain.)
  • Employers are allowed to set up their booth from 9-10AM.
  • Portable Restrooms will be available.
  • Food and drink (non-alcoholic) are allowed.
  • The last day to register for this event is Friday, July 22nd by 5pm.
  • All employers that register by Friday, July 22nd will be mentioned in promotional materials.

If your business is interested in participating, please fill out our online form.

This program is funded in part or in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funds, CFDA 45.310, Library Services and Technology Act – American Rescue Plan Act, LS-250219-OLS-21.

Roaming Readers is Back for the Summer

Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 9 am

The popular hiking group from the Winona Public Library, Roaming Readers, is back for the summer.  This year the hiking group will meet every first and third Tuesday of the month at 9 am, and all trails are flat, easy walking paths.  The full schedule is as follows:

June 7:  West Lake Winona, Meet at the Dakota Street Entrance to the Lake

June 21:  CANCELED (due to predicted temperature of 84 and humidity at 66%). East Lake Winona, Meet at Lake Lodge (113 Lake Park Dr, Winona)

July 5:  Michael LaCanne Memorial Park Trail (6280 Old Hwy 61, Goodview)

July 19: East Lake Winona, Meet at Lake Lodge (113 Lake Park Dr, Winona)

August 2:  Flyway Trail, Meet at Latsch Island Beach Parking Lot (Latsch Island Recreational Area on Google)

August: 16:  East Boat Harbor (1250 E 4th St, Winona)

Aug 30: Levee Park Across Interstate Bridge and Back, Meet at Levee Park Entrance (1 Main Street, Winona)

Roaming readers is canceled in the case of rain or daytime temperatures above 90 degrees.

By attending Roaming Readers, you agree to the City of Winona's Liability Waiver:

Enhancing Workforce in Winona: Job Club

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month, Starting May 26th

The Winona Public Library and CareerForce are partnering to bring the Winona Area Community a job club every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 3-4 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room beginning May 26th.  Job club will be held in a hybrid format – both in-person and virtually.

What is a job club?  Learn about job hunting skills – personal branding, interviewing skills, resume building, and many other topics that can help you land the career that you want.

If interested in attending the job club virtually, please register to receive the link.

June 9:  Resume Writing

June 23: Adult Dislocated Worker Programs

July 14:  Cover Letter Writing

July 28: Personal Branding

August 11: Internet Job Hunting & Company Research

This program is funded in part or in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funds, CFDA 45.310, Library Services and Technology Act – American Rescue Plan Act, LS-250219-OLS-21.
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