Game On… Wait, What’s the Score?

The Winona Public Library is now showing day games of professional and college (local and Big Ten) Sports in the Bell Art Room of the Library.  All games will be streamed live from the library.  Feel free to relax and watch the game or pop in, check the score, and pop out.

baseball-mittWhat’s on Deck at the Library?

WSU Baseball vs. Concordia – St. Paul
Friday, May 6th @ 1:30PM

MN Twins vs. Orioles
Wednesday, May 11th @ 12:10PM

Gophers vs. SDSU
Tuesday, May 17th @ 3PM

MN Twins vs. Tigers
Wednesday, May 18th @ 12:10PM

MN Twins vs. Royals
Wednesday, May 25th @ 12:10PM

Birds in Your Backyard

TanagerHave an unusual bird at your bird feeder? Curious about a bird seen in your yard?  On Thursday, May 12th at 6pm in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room, Julie McCormick, birder and naturalist, will talk about birds that live in Winona and birds that are migrating through.

No Registration is necessary.

How to Pick the Right Vacation & Stay Safe

Are you looking for the perfect vacation spot?  And how about staying safe on that vacation?  Nelson Travel Service/Travel Leaders will be at the Winona Public Library on Thursday, May 19th at 2pm in the Bell Art Room to talk about the how you can pick the perfect vacation location and how to stay safe on that vacation.

Registration is required as space is limited.  Register online at or call the Library’s Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library was recently added to the list of online resources available within the Electronic Library of Minnesota (ELM).  It offers free courses, practice tests, and resources on:

  • High School equivalency (GED)
  • College preparation exams, including the ACT and SAT
  • Graduate admission exams (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, and more)
  •  Entrance exams (Allied Health programs and Nursing School)
  • Occupational exams (Civil Service, CDL, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighting, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, Nursing, Plumbing, Teaching, and more)
  • Military tests (ASVAB, Flight Aptitude, and Officer Candidate tests)
  • Career information
  • U.S. Citizenship information and test prepLearningExpressLib
  • Computer skills training (Windows and Mac Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Resume building, interview prep and job searching
  • Elementary, Middle, and High School skills improvement
  • Resources in Spanish (Recursos in Espanol)

Receive Library Notices via Text Messages

text-message_2459303bThe library now offers notice delivery via text message.  To sign up for this new service, please call the Checkout Desk at 507-452-4582.  You may also sign up by logging into My Account, then select the text messaging tab and enter your cell phone number.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Download Magazines to your Portable Device or Computer

The library’s subscription to Zinio offers digital copies of popular magazines that library users can view online and/or download to compatible computers and devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, and more). The library currently subscribes to 44 titles

With your Library Zinio Account:


  • Read entire magazines online cover-to-cover as if you were reading the print version
  • You can check out as many magazines as you want for as long as you want
  • You never need to return digital magazines
  • You never have overdue fees for digital magazines
  • Every magazine in the library’s Zinio digital magazine collection is always available
  • Create virtual subscriptions to magazines to be delivered to you as the latest issue is published

Try out this new service at our Zinio site!