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1619 project

The 1619 Project Community Read

Join WPL and Minnesota Marine Art Museum as we read The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones and children’s book, Born on the Water, by Nikole Hannah-Jones & Renée Watson and illustrated by Nikkolas Smith throughout the month of August.

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book bingo

Book Bingo: Evening Edition

Book Bingo: Evening Edition is back for the summer! Every third Thursday at 5:30PM, May through September, Book Bingo will take place at 5:30PM in Peter’s Biergarten (54 E 3rd St, Winona).

Play multiple rounds of bingo in various styles and win books. In the event of rain, Book Bingo: Evening Edition is canceled.

fix it

Fix-It Clinic

On Friday, July 19th from 1-4pm, stop by the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room for a Fix-It Clinic. Bring your small broken items (toys, household items, clothes, etc.) and work with a skilled volunteer to hopefully repair your item!

This event is free and open to the public with arrivals accepted until 3:30PM. The program is done in partnership with Winona Environmental Services.

Interested in volunteering as a fixer? Go to https://tinyurl.com/waahz8fy.

Fix-It Clinics provide an opportunity for residents to bring broken or non-working items, such as clothes, small appliances, or toys, for free repair. Guided by knowledgeable volunteers, residents will be able to learn valuable repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and hopefully fix small household items. By doing so, we’ll build and foster a reuse community and reduce the amount of repairable items that are thrown in the trash.

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Memory Café

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 Public Library (Second Floor)

The first Wednesday of the month session is hosted at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

For more information on how to attend the Memory Cafés, call the library Reference Desk at 507-452-4860.

1619 project

The 1619 Project Community Read

Join the Winona Public Library and Minnesota Marine Art Museum as we read both The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones and children’s book, Born on the Water, by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson and illustrated by Nikkolas Smith throughout the month of August.

The idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa.

Born on the Water tells the story of a young girl who seeks Grandma’s council unfinished family tree assignment for school. The girl learns about her ancestors, the consequences of slavery, and the history of Black resistance in the United States.

Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, led by MacArthur ‘genius’ and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project’s collection of essays and historical vignettes includes some of the most outstanding journalists, thinkers, and scholars of American history and culture–including Linda Villarosa, Jamelle Bouie, Jeneen Interlandi, Matthew Desmond, Wesley Morris, and Bryan Stevenson.

Free copies of both books can be found in little free libraries as well as the Winona Public Library beginning the week of July 8th. The books were made possible by the Friends of the Winona Public Library.

The 1619 Project Community Read Brochure & Discussion Guide (PDF)

Three events are happening in conjunction with the read:

The Library’s I’m with the Banned: A Banned Books Book Club will read and discuss Born on the Water on Monday, August 5th at 4:30PM in the Library’s Bell Art Room. The children’s book has been banned in two states. Share your thoughts on the book and it’s banning.

On Tuesday, August 6th at 2PM in the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Curator of Learning and Community Impact, Heather Casper, will lead an interactive program in the Across a Wide Ocean exhibition featuring the dynamic illustrations by Nikkolas Smith from the book Born on the Water.

The final program will be a discussion of the book, The 1619 Project, on Wednesday, August 7th at 2PM in the Library’s Bell Art Room. Tell us what you thought – did you like the book or not, did you finish it? Share your reflection of the book.

true-crime

Booked: True Crime Book Club

Calling all self-proclaimed true crime junkies! Booked: True Crime Book Club will meet the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm in the Bell Art Room. Bring your detective brain as we learn about some of the most unnerving serial killers and their victims.

May 2nd – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

​June 6th – Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson by William Swanson

August 1st – Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

September 5th – A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Please use the registration link below to select the discussions that you would like to attend. The Library will order you a copy of the book for that month.

click here to register

 

banned book

I’m With the Banned: a Banned Books Book Club

Join us for our book club, I’m With the Banned, held monthly on the first Monday, at 4:30 pm in the library’s Bell Art Room. If you would like a copy of the banned book ordered for you, please click the button below to register.

August 5th: The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson. Download the Discussion Guide (PDF).
September 9th: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
October 7th: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
November 4th: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
December 2nd: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

click here to register

1619 project

The 1619 Project: Minnesota Marine Art Museum Interactive Program

On Tuesday, August 6th at 2PM in the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Curator of Learning and Community Impact, Heather Casper, will lead an interactive program in the Across a Wide Ocean exhibition featuring the dynamic illustrations by Nikkolas Smith from the book Born on the Water.

Join the Winona Public Library and Minnesota Marine Art Museum as we read both The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones and children’s book, Born on the Water, by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson and illustrated by Nikkolas Smith throughout the month of August.

The idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa.

Born on the Water tells the story of a young girl who seeks Grandma’s council unfinished family tree assignment for school. The girl learns about her ancestors, the consequences of slavery, and the history of Black resistance in the United States.

Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, led by MacArthur ‘genius’ and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project’s collection of essays and historical vignettes includes some of the most outstanding journalists, thinkers, and scholars of American history and culture–including Linda Villarosa, Jamelle Bouie, Jeneen Interlandi, Matthew Desmond, Wesley Morris, and Bryan Stevenson.

Free copies of both books can be found in little free libraries as well as the Winona Public Library beginning the week of July 8th. The books were made possible by the Friends of the Winona Public Library.

The 1619 Project Community Read Brochure & Discussion Guide (PDF)

Book Discussion

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If you would like to borrow a copy of any of the upcoming books, please click the link above or call the Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

Upcoming Book Selections

July 3rd — What the Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris
August 7th — The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones. Download the Discussion Guide (PDF).
September 4th — The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
October 2nd — Outsider by Linda Castillo
November 6th — Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
December 4th — The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

If you cannot make the meeting but would like to share your thoughts on the book, go to our GoodReads page.

 

Classic movie Monday

Classic Movie Monday is Back for the Summer

Classic Movie Monday is here for the summer! Watch a classic film every second Monday of the Month at 2PM in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room. Individually wrapped snacks and bottled beverages will be provided during the movies.

May 13, 2024: Laura (1944), 88 Minutes

June 10, 2024: 12 Angry Men (1957), 95 Minutes

July 8, 2024: Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), 102 Minutes

August 12, 2024: Sunrise (1927), 95 Minutes

classic movies summer

 

book bingo

Book Bingo: Evening Edition

Book Bingo: Evening Edition is back for the summer! Every third Thursday at 5:30PM, May through September, Book Bingo will take place at 5:30PM in Peter’s Biergarten (54 E 3rd St, Winona).

Play multiple rounds of bingo in various styles and win books. In the event of rain, Book Bingo: Evening Edition is canceled.