News from Monona Public Library — February 25, 2021
Monona Public Library
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Loud in the Library 2021: Dine to Donate has concluded and it was a big success again, raising funds for the library despite the challenges of this year. However, we sure missed seeing everyone! Thanks to all those who participated and spread the word to family and friends! Donations are still coming in, but it looks like the total amount raised was $8,188.98! EatStreet shared with us that it was the biggest fundraiser they have ever done. The success of this event is thanks to all of you for your donations to your local public library. Thank you also to Davin Renner of Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) for the great idea and support; to our friends at EatStreet, the only locally owned delivery service; to our sponsor, Monona Bank; and to The Friends of Monona Public Library for their matching grant.

Loud in the Library 2022 planning will start this summer. Look to our website or Facebook page for updates in the coming months!
Take a look at some of the fantastic books we have in our special Women's History Month digital book display! 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
Online event: Register here
Mail Art is a fantastic way to bring art to EVERYBODY! Anything that you can get a stamp and address to stick to is fair game. We will use different art media to create postcards that we can share far and wide.
Online event: Register here
Learn about and develop skills in self-compassion and mindfulness through guided exercises and dialog with certified therapist, Cedarose Keeley of My Kindness Therapy. Using self-compassion and mindfulness skills in daily life can increase feelings of care, warmth, and joy. 
Friday Morning Book Group
The Friday Morning Book Group is online! The program focuses on thought-provoking and enjoyable reads in a variety of genres, including both fiction and non-fiction. This is a casual, drop-in group, so please join us when you can! This book discussion will take place on Zoom. Regular print, large print, and book on CD copies will be available at the library one month before the book discussion.

Every Third Friday, 10-11:30 am
Tax Forms
The Monona Public Library will begin having tax forms available for the public via curbside pickup starting Monday, February 1. Forms available are listed below. Those forms that are listed without “print” next to them will be available on a cart under the overhang during the library’s curbside hours. Forms with “print” next to them are available but you will need to call the library and ask staff to put them out on the table for you when you arrive. 

Not all forms are available for order. Forms that are not generally used will not be made immediately available. Please contact the library to see when you can receive one of those forms for pick-up. This will take time to do, so please call ahead before leaving your home to make these requests. 

Please note: We will put out the forms that have shipped and we have received starting February 1, but some forms will arrive later. We ask that you call ahead and see if we have the forms you need available ahead of time. 

The forms available:
  • Federal
  • Federal Packet 1040 and 1040-SR
  • Instructions for above
  • Spanish version Packet 1040 and 1040-SR
  • Instructions for Spanish version
  • Reproducible copies binder (This will include the supplemental forms that we will print ahead of time)
  • Schedule 1 (Print)
  • Schedule 2 (Print)
  • Schedule 3 (Print)
  • Schedule 8812 (Print)
  • Schedule A (Print)
  • Schedule B (Print)
  • Schedule C 
  • Schedule D (Print)
  • Schedule E (Print)
  • Schedule EIC (Print)
  • Schedule F
  • Schedule H  
  • Schedule R (Print) 
  • Schedule SE  (Print) 
  • State
  • Form 1 - Form - Resident Income Tax
  • Form 1 - Instructions - Resident Income Tax
  • Schedule AD - Additions to Income
  • Schedule AD - Instr - Additions to Income
  • Schedule SB - Subtractions from Income
  • Schedule SB - Instr - Subtractions from Income
  • Schedule H/H-EZ - Booklet - Homestead Credit (incl Rent Certificate)
  • Rent Certificate for Homestead Credit Claims
  • Schedule WD - Schedule - Capital Gains and Losses
  • Schedule WD - Instructions - Capital Gains and Losses
TWEENS & TEENS
Online event: Register here
Join our Virtual Roblox Club to bring your friends to a virtual space to play, or meet new friends during the program!

Roblox is a free, online game that teaches kids STEM skills and also encourages collaboration among friends.
Online event: Register here
Freeplay of Minecraft with fellow library-goers! Our server already has a lot of really cool creations--join us to build your own!
Online event: Register here
Take your origami skills to the next level with this 4 day virtual origami series! Each day of the series we will do increasingly more difficult origami creations. By the end of the series you will have created 7 unique origami designs and will have the skills to make countless more!
Online event: Register here
Make marble-dipped mugs! All supplies you will need to make this bright and colorful creation will be provided in a curbside kit, available starting on March 30th during curbside hours. 
Teen Virtual Hangout - Every Tuesday @ 3:30 - 4:30
Connect to Discord and hang out with Tiffany, the Teen Librarian. Let’s 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: tiffany@mononalibrary.org.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Online event: Register here
Guess who's back for a guest appearance? MS. KAREN! Learn all about venturing into the snow with furry friends! Kits for the program are available through curbside pickup while supplies last.
Storytime with Tiffany - Tuesday, March 2nd!
Online via Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
Tiffany, the new Youth Services Coordinator, is so excited to get to know Monona Public Library's story time friends! Join her for a story, and a little dancing with the ukulele!
Online event: Facebook Live!
March is Women's History Month and we are SO excited to have a guest story time with author Sharee Miller! Sharee will be reading her new book titled "Michelle's Garden", beautifully illustrating Michelle Obama's family garden at the White House.

Sharee will also be sharing "Don't Touch My Hair", one of her most popular books, while also doing a drawing demonstration for story time friends! Tiffany, the new Youth Services Coordinator, will take questions from children in the chat for Sharee to answer while she is doing her live drawing.
Monday, March 15
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
Ask for a craft bag, first come, first served, when you drive up for Curbside Pickup. Bag includes online links to project suggestions.
Free! No checkout needed.
Art Kits!
Use your library card to check out an Art Kit! Kits include a collection of materials that we didn't want to toss into a landfill. Encourage creative expression and imaginative crafting using tools and supplies from home combined with this bag of surprises. Ask for an Art Kit to check out at Curbside Pickup.
Offline and online
things to do: Click here

YouTube Page with
S.T.R.E.A.M. Activities! 
Science, Technology, Reading,
Engineering, Art, Math. Click here
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.
Take a look at our Digital Story Room! There are lots of treasures. Click on some of the things in the room and see what you can find! Click on Big Bear for a book reading by a kid!
You'll Get Mail!
Write a Letter for Ms. Karen
Kids, write a letter or draw a picture for Ms. Karen and she will write you a letter, draw you a picture, and mail her letter to you!
Send your letters to:
Monona Public Library Attn: Karen Wendt
1000 Nichols Road,
Monona WI 53716
EVENTS
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