News from Monona Public Library — January 13, 2021
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In this very unusual year, we present to you Loud in the Library 2021: Dine to Donate! 

It is not loud, nor in the library, but this is a great way to support both the library and your favorite Monona (or anywhere) eatery! 
The idea is simple. On January 30, our usual Loud in the Library day, your family and all of your friends can order food to be delivered by EatStreet and EatStreet will donate 15% back to the Monona Public LIbrary. All Day Long! It’s that easy! Just use the code LOUD2021
Not nearly the party we wanted to have, but please look forward to January 29,2022- Loud in the Library 2022! And make plans to order and enjoy a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner (Or all 3!) on January 30, 2021. To make a direct donation to the Monona Public Library Foundation, please use this PayPal link. Big thanks to our event partners, EatStreet, MESBA, and the Monona Public LibraryFoundation. 
Winter Food Drive
The City of Monona, in collaboration with the Monona Fire Department and the Monona East Side Business Alliance, has announced a food drive to benefit St. Stephen's Food Pantry in Monona. This initiative, organized by Mayor Mary O'Connor and Alder Kathy Thomas, is to help food pantries meet the demand for supplies for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions of non-perishable food, personal items, paper products, baby food and diapers are appreciated.

Donation barrels are located at:
Cozy Home--6330 Monona Drive
Hoey Apothecary--4002 Monona Drive
Monona Yoga--5734 Monona Drive
Tabby & Jacks--Lake Edge Shopping center
True Coffee--The Current, 800 W. Broadway, Ste 900
Monona City Hall--5211 Schluter Road
Monona Public Library--1000 Nichols Road (under the overhang on the Nichols Road side during daytime hours)
Online event:

They’re our pets, our family, our "co-workers"… and now they can be our artwork/home decor too!

Using this unique, fun, and foolproof technique, we will play with simple tools to trace and then enhance pictures of our pets and other awesome stuff. Perfect for people who think they can't draw...also for people who can!
Online event:

Learn about the most common culprits of home energy loss. Understand how air sealing and insulating need to work together to improve the energy performance and comfort of your home. Also discuss simple steps you can take to make proven, cost-effective, energy upgrades to your home.
Online event:

Gather ‘round the monitor once again with Chef Mike and Jenna as we ride out the winter with hot soups to warm your soul. In this session of Seasonal Chefs Online, We’ll talk about building rich flavors from simple ingredients, making and using stock, and of course, there will be demos of delicious soups for you to make at home!
Online event:
Jan. 23rd 1-3pm

Freeplay of Minecraft with fellow library-goers! Our server already has a lot of really cool creations--join us to build your own!
Teen Virtual Hangout - Every Tuesday @ 3:30 - 4:30
Connect to Discord and hang out with Tiffany, the Teen Librarian. Need help finding your next read or want to get pointed in the right direction for resources related to a project you’re working on? Never fear, Tiffany is here!

And even if you don’t have a library-related question, just stop in to hang out, find out what programs are coming up, or let’s just play a game online together (I've got a few up my sleeve...) If you don't have access to our Discord channel, please email Tiffany at:

Spanish English Storytime
Tuesdays, December 26 to February 9, 2021 at 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Señorita Vanessa, from Mexico, will share fun language games and books in Spanish and English. They are held on Facebook Live and no FB account is needed for you to access them.

Storytime Online with Ms. Karen
Thursdays, January 7 - 28 at 10:30AM

On the Kids Facebook Group which is a closed group for which you will need a FB account and membership to the group in order to access the storytimes.

Find additional storytimes and book readings on YouTube. Find details about specific storytimes, registration information, etc on the Calendar of Events.

Monday, January 18
Read with Me!
Read out loud to a real dog.
One to one reading experience. Register here for a 15 minute slot, 4:30 - 5:30PM
Saturday, January 23
Brad & Dave show you their model railroad, play I Spy, and more. Enjoy train stories with Ms. Karen.
Art, and

Saturday, January 16: S.T.E.A.M Saturday! Build a Robotic Hand! A link for how to do the science project will be on YouTube and Supply Kits will be available Mon. Jan. 11 - Fri. Jan. 15 during curbside pick up hours on a first come, first served basis.

Kids Naturally Newsletter. Deborah Proctor, Wisconsin Master Naturalist, shares tips and ideas in a monthly newsletter on how to unplug your children and grandchildren and get them into the great outdoors where they can learn naturally. Check "Kids Naturally" on the Children's webpage.

Kits for Kids! Ask for a craft kit, first come, first served when you drive up for Curbside Pickup. There are Math and Art Kits that you can check out on your library card. Ask for help.
Take a look at some of the fantastic children's books we have! Click on a book and place a hold to pick up some of these, or others by the same author or on the same subject. Need help placing holds? Email or call the library for assistance.
Adults, Children, Tweens, Teens, and Families! Our service model has shifted to provide virtual programming for all ages. Here are ways to connect with us online:

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