Putting Yourself First: A Special Video for Teenagers

August 12th

Teens age 13 through 18 have a unique chance to view a video from Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention about putting yourself before alcohol and nicotine. This video will provide you with the tools to choose sober living with a special message from NFL running back, Donald Brown, about how he put himself over substance use. The video will be posted on the Winona Public Library's social media and website on August 12th and is viewable whenever is convenient for you.

Virtual Hidden in Plain Sight Exhibit from Winona County ASAP

August 17th

The Hidden in Plain Sight Virtual Exhibit from Winona County ASAP (Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention) is designed to help community members age 18 and older identify the warning signs of substance use by exploring a mock teenager’s bedroom. This virtual tour will allow parents/caregivers to learn about the different items their youth may be hiding and help create confidence in parents and guardians to talk about substance use with their teen.

To view this virtual tour, please register here. You will be emailed the link on August 17th. Once the tour is completed, there will be a short survey to fill-out. Please direct questions about this program to Winona County ASAP at Coordinator@winonacountyasap.org.

Craft ‘n Things

2nd Monday of the Month, 2 PM

Craft 'n Things will be a little different throughout Summer 2020.  This summer you will sign up to receive a craft kit.  The craft kit will contain necessary supplies, instructions, and a link to the YouTube Tutorial.  Once you sign up for a craft/date, staff will be in contact with you to schedule a pickup time on the date that Craft 'n Things would normally occur.  There will be a limit of ten craft kits per craft.

For questions, email staff at winonapl@selco.info.

Crafts: Registration Link (no later than 3PM on the Friday before the craft, AUGUST Craft Kits are spoken for)

Monday, July 13th: Vintage Book Page Star Shadowbox
Monday, August 10th: Colorful Paper Butterfly (video instructions) (The kits are spoken for, but you can refer to the video and instructions if you wish to use your own supplies to make a colorful paper butterfly.)

Supplies you will need for the August craft:
Cardstock or scrapbook paper in different colors and patterns
Black cardstock
Scissors
Craft sticks (mini)
Glue
Paint brush
Black marker
Hot glue or glue dots

Stay tuned every second Monday of the month for Craft 'n Things on YouTube.

July Craft: Vintage Book Page Star Shadowbox
June Craft: Fairy Garden Picnic Tables
May Craft: Paper Blooms Video
Paper Blooms Instructions

 

Virtual Library Comic Convention

During the COVID-19 social distancing period, leading comic, graphic novel, and children’s book publishing partners are pitching in to help libraries excel at delivering remote services through the Virtual Library Comic Convention (VLCC) project.

Now through August 31, 2020 state libraries across the country will host a geolocated simultaneous use instance of thousands of high-quality graphic novels, comics, and visual YA and children's content with FREE unlimited access to everyone in the state!

Access Minnesota's VLCC here (link)

On July 30th, there will be online sessions with illustrators, characters, and industry professionals covering a wide variety of topics including comic book art 101. It will be a fun-filled day with each session offering something unique that everyone can participate in. To register, go to https://createsharediscover.com/vlcc-events/.

Shoes & Elephants: An Exhibit by Kathy Schoen

Kathy Schoen is a local watercolorist, and she will have a virtual exhibit through the Winona Public Library from July 10th to August 10th.  Schoen’s exhibit is in three parts.

The first part of the exhibit features shoes as part of a series called Shoes in Our Lifetime.  The series features pictures of shoes and their corresponding story.  Schoen invites the public to share stories about their shoes, a friend’s shoes, or a family member’s shoes and submit a photo.  These stories and photos will go into an exhibit album.  She has taken several of these photographs and painted them as watercolors.  If you have a story about shoes to share, email Schoen at shoesinourlifetime@gmail.com.

In the second half of the exhibit, explore watercolors from Schoen’s children’s book, Miss Elephonse of Africa.  The book tells the story of an elephant named Lilly.  Lilly wants to be fancy and become the most beautiful elephant in the world.  Throughout the humorous, colorful tale, Lilly learns what she really wants.

The last portion of the exhibit features various other watercolors painted by Schoen. If you are interested in contacting her about her book or her watercolors, email kschoen10@gmail.com

Craft ‘n Things: Paper Star

Rolled Paper Star created from pages taken from an old book

Instructions for creating a Paper Star:

1. Cut pages from a book.

2. Glue book pages onto the cardboard star templates. Cover star points first and cover the star center last. Set aside to allow the glue to dry.

3. Begin rolling a book page around a pencil, creating a long paper cylinder. Create approximately 100 paper rolls that are uniform in size. (I used a half sheet of the book page to decrease the bulk of the layered rolls.)

4. Glue the first layer of paper rolls onto the edges of the large star. You are creating the foundation for your star.

5. Glue a small paper roll to the first full paper roll and the star template. This acts as a reinforcement to the base (foundation row). Continue this pattern through five or six layers. It helps to lay out paper rolls to determine the best position on the star before gluing it down.

6. Glue smaller star template to the last row.

7. Begin gluing down the first layer on the small star. Repeat the pattern creating four more layers. 8. Glue book pages to cover the inside walls of the small star to create a shadow box effect to the star on all 5 points until the star is complete.

Explore Your World Storytime with Miss Tricia

There are tons of ways to safely explore the world around you. The best place to start is the corners of your own backyard! Or, how about trying one of the many beautiful trails around our area? Join Miss Tricia (with a special appearance by her dog!) as she reads stories about exploring and observing our surroundings.

Explore Your World Storytime with Miss Tricia

There are tons of ways to safely explore the world around you. The best place to start is the corners of your own backyard! Or, how about trying one of the many beautiful trails around our area? Join Miss Tricia (with a special appearance by her dog!) as she reads stories about exploring and observing our surroundings.

Posted by Winona Public Library on Tuesday, June 30, 2020