News from Monona Public Library — May 12, 2021
Monona Public Library
Monona WI | mononalibrary.org | 608-222-6127
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT MONONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
UNITY- Interactive Public Art Project: Click for Details
Join the Monona Library and all your neighbors for a public art project in the park. UNITY is a larger-than-life structure, created by the community that helps us celebrate our uniqueness and strengthens our ties to each other.
Browse our favorite books from the Youth Services Department in this special Children's Book Week 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
Find your equilibrium in this month’s Creative Quarantine! Using simple supplies like cardstock, string, and chopsticks, you will finish this program with a delightful hanging mobile full of balance and movement. 
Eco-Action Tuesdays: Click for Details
Learn more about the lives of bats from Aldo Leopold Nature Center naturalist Kaitlin Dunn Knudson. The workshop will be held at the Dream Park Shelter in Winnequah Park
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 deadline for filing 2020 federal and Wisconsin state taxes has been extended to May 17, 2021.
 
Printed copies of the most common tax forms are available inside the library at the top of the main staircase. Additional forms can be printed by request. If you would like assistance please talk to staff at the main desk or call 608-222-6127.
 
If you are able to print at home, forms and instructions can be found at the following links:
TWEENS & TEENS
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! Registration Required.
Teen Virtual Hangout - Every Tuesday @ 3:30 - 4:30
Connect to Discord and hang out with other teens. 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. We will be taking a brief break in May and will resume hangouts in June!
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Thursday, May 13th @ 10:30

Enjoy storytimes with Angelika as she reads books, sings songs, and shares early literacy tips. Ages 2-5 but younger and older siblings/friends are always welcome.
The Online Version
 May 15th at 10:30 AM

Fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math tailored activities for children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade!

Pick up supply kits the week before the program during curbside pick-up hours on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Check the Monona Library YouTube page for STEAM ideas.


Ask for a craft bag, first come, first served, during Curbside Hours.
Free! No checkout needed. Craft Bags also available in the library during our new open to the public browsing hours!

Don't forget to send a picture of your craft to youth@mononalibrary.org

We can't wait to see what you create!


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!
EVENTS
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:

FACEBOOK LIVE NOTIFICATIONS
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