Friends of the Winona Public Library Sidewalk Sale

Thursday, July 18th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM

For one day only, the Friends of the Winona Public Library will have a mini-book sale outside in the Library’s Learning Plaza on Thursday, July 18th from 4-8PM.

You’ll find fiction items, nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs, Audiobooks, and Music CDs.  Hardcover books are $1.00 each; paperback books are $0.50 each or three for a $1.00; media items (DVDs/Music CDs) are $2.00 each or three for $5.00; and media sets (Television Seasons/Audiobooks) are $5.00 each.  You can even grab a sweet treat (mini-cupcakes) and lemonade on your way out of the library! (rain location, the library's Exchange Room).

Capture the Flag Laser Tag for Adults

Friday, July 19th, and August 16th from 5:45 - 7:00 PM

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.

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

Friday, July 19th, from 5:45 - 7:00 PM
Friday, August 16th, from 5:45 - 7:00 PM

Minnesota Home: an Exhibit by Caroline Garman

Exhibiting July 2019, Reception Thursday, July 18th at 6 PM

Local artist, Caroline Garman, weaves the elements of her beautiful watercolor paintings throughout the Library's Bell Art Room this July.

Garman will give a talk on her work on Thursday, July 18th at 6 PM in the Library's Bell Art Room.

Video Game Series

August 15th and August 22nd

Why Gaming is Awesome: The Psychological Benefits of Video Games
Thursday, August 15th, 6 PM

Pop culture often focuses on the negative impact of video games, however, research also suggests that in the right context video games can inspire creativity, problem-solving, learning, and social relationships.  Dr. Elizabeth Russell breaks down all of the benefits of video games.

Oddity and Innovation: A Selective History of Video Game Hardware
Thursday, August 22nd, 6 PM

Ryan Russell does a show and tell on the biggest blunders of video game hardware and how those same systems became some of video game’s most innovative leaps forward in gaming technology.