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.

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.

Memory Cafés

Hybrid (Virtual & In-Person) Meetings offered every Wednesday at 2:30 PM

Join us for a stigma-free one-hour program. It’s a time to socialize and engage with others, exchange experiences, support one another and learn something new. From the Suez Canal to Dolly Parton, we explore a new topic every week!

Meeting Location: Winona Friendship Center (251 Main Street)

For more information on how to attend the Memory Cafes, contact Library Staff at winonapl@selco.info.

Book Discussion

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month, 2PM

The next discussion on Wednesday, June 1st will meet in the Bell Art Room at 2 pm. We will be discussing This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing by Jacqueline Winspear.

If you would like to borrow a copy of the book, please fill out this form or call the Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860


Virtual Storytime on select Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Join Miss Tricia at 10:30 AM for virtual storytime on our Facebook and YouTube pages. We'll enjoy a morning of literacy-based fun with specially-selected books and activities. Geared toward 2-5 year-olds and their caregivers.

By the Light of the Moon
St. Patrick's Day
WPL Storytime with Jenny Baertsch
One Red Sock
Winter Activities
Animals in Winter
Valentine Storytime
Lunar New Year Storytime
Music & Instruments Storytime
Winter Clothing Storytime

For information about Storytime 2 Go visit https://winona.lib.mn.us/youth/storytime-2-go/.

Previous virtual storytimes:

What is Light Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Jabari Tries Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Hiking Day Storytime with Miss Tricia
Jump Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Bunny Overboard Storytime with Miss Tricia
Hidden Rainbow Storytime with Miss Tricia
Earth Day Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Hands and Hearts Storytime with Miss Tricia
Daniel Finds a Poem Storytime with Ms. Marcie
In a Jar Storytime with Miss Tricia
Josie's Lost Tooth Storytime with Ms. Marcie
St. Patrick's Day Storytime with Miss Tricia
Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor Storytime with Ms. Marcie
There's a Skeleton Inside You! Storytime with Miss Tricia
Brontorina Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Red Shoes Storytime with Miss Tricia
Lunar New Year Storytime (February 12th)
Valentine Storytime with Miss Tricia
Over and Under the Snow Storytime with Miss Tricia
Big Bed for Little Snow Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Winter Animal Storytime with Miss Tricia
A Story for Small Bear Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Scribble Storytime with Miss Tricia
Friendship & Confidence Storytime with Miss Tricia
Lali's Feather Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Sending Love from Afar Storytime with Miss Tricia
Be You Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Family Foods Storytime with Miss Tricia
Grace for President Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Election Day Storytime with Miss Tricia
Fall Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Inclusive Movement Storytime with Miss Tricia
Bike and Trike Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Name Storytime with Miss Tricia
Happy Skin Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Pirate Storytime with Miss Tricia
Firefly Storytime with Miss Tricia
Veggies Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Pig Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Hide and Seek Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Silly Storytime with Miss Tricia
Step by Step Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Creativity Storytime with Miss Tricia
Growing Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Explore Your World Storytime with Miss Tricia
Naptime Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Dirt Storytime with Ms. Tricia
Animal Homes Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Counting Storytime with Ms. Marcie
Rockin' Nature Storytime by Nora from Happy Dancing Turtle
Dance and Rhythm Storytime with Miss Tricia
No Worries Storytime with Ms. Marcie

Nature Storytime by Nora from Happy Dancing Turtle
Color Storytime with Miss Tricia!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program for ages 1 to Kindergarten encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten.

To register for the program, please visit the Youth Desk at the library or visit tinyurl.com/WPL1000Registration to register online. You will receive your paper logs at the desk or you can print from the links below. If your child is already registered for the program, you can stop in the library to turn in their sheets and claim their prizes, or you can track their progress by visiting tinyurl.com/WPL1000Tracking and making alternate arrangements for prize pickup.

If you have questions, please reach out to winonapl@selco.info.

Instructions    |    FAQs
Reading Log 100
Reading Log 200
Reading Log 300
Reading Log 400
Reading Log 500
Reading Log 600
Reading Log 700
Reading Log 800
Reading Log 900
Reading Log 1000

Friends Monthly Meeting

Usually held the third Saturday of the Month from 9:30 - 10:30 AM

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

Please note: the next meeting is on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:30 AM the meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Members will receive a link to the meeting in their email.  Non-members will have to register by 3 PM the day before for a link.  To receive the link to the meeting, please email the Friends of the Library at winonalibraryfriends@gmail.com.

Friends Annual Meeting President's Report (PDF)

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**

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