Winona Residential Rain Garden Grant Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 4th from 9-11AM
Bell Art Room

The City of Winona is again sponsoring a residential rain garden program for 2016 and is making $1500 in cost sharing grants available for Winona residents who participate. A rain garden can be funded up to 50% or $250, whichever is less, and will be a tool to help others learn about rain gardens, and encourage others to create their own rain gardens.

Join Winona County Extension Master Gardener, Chris Meyer for a two hour grant writing workshop on Saturday, June 4th from 9-11AM in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room.

Registration for the workshop is required but walk-ins are welcome.  To register, go to WPLRainGardens or call the Library’s Reference Desk at 507-452-4860.

The deadline for applications is June 27, 2016. To learn more and download the grant application, go to the Healthy Lake Winona Rain Garden Initiatives Website.

How to Pick the Right Vacation & Stay Safe on It

Monday, June 6th at 10AM
Bell Art Room

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 Monday, June 6th at 10AM in the Bell Art Room to talk about the how you can pick the perfect vacation location and be safe on it.

No Registration Required.

GRSF Presents Season 13

June 9th, 
6:00 p.m.
Bell Art Room

Great River Shakespeare Festival will provide a synopsis and a sneak peek of the professional productions appearing in Season 13; As You Like It, Julius Caesar, and the new musical, Georama. The audience will learn about the unique choices made by GRSF directors and designers in the creation of these plays. The presentation will include a historical look at Georama, the musical that had its first staged reading in Winona in 2012.

Hydrangeas: New Varieties and Their Care

Thursday, June 23rd at 6PM
Bell Art Room

Have you ever thought about having Hydrangeas in your yard?  What kind of hydrangea would you have?  How would you take care of them?  Cindy Welke, Winona County Extension Master Gardener, will be at the Winona Public Library on Thursday, June 23rd at 6PM in the Bell Art Room to talk about the new and great varieties of this versatile shrub.  Plus, learn to decipher the plant tags at the nursery to buy the right plant for the right place, and get info on how to plant, care for and prune these great beauties of the landscape

No registration necessary.

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.

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MN Twins vs. Chicago White Sox
Thursday, June 30th @ 1:10PM

Popcorn and a light beverage will be served.

Bike Maintenance Workshop at the Library

Thursday, June 30th at 6PM

Do you own a bike?  Do you maintain routine maintenance and upkeep on it?  Here is chance to learn how and what to do to make sure you get the most out of your bike.  Kolter Bicycle and Fitness will hold a bike maintenance workshop outside of the Winona Public Library.

Registration is not necessary.

New @ the Library – Get Your Receipts Emailed

Starting Monday, June 6th, the Winona Public Library will be offering a new receipt option – email.  Now when you check out and pay your fines library staff will ask you if you want your receipt printed, emailed, or both.

Signup for this option is done at the Front Circulation Desk.  If you have questions, call the Winona Public Library at 507-452-4582.

BookMyne @ Your Library

BookMyneLooking for an app that allows you to search the Winona Public Library’s catalog in a smooth, easy manner?  The Library is now on BookMyne, available in the iTunes App and Google Play Stores for free.

BookMyne allows you to search for books in the Library’s catalog; put a hold on an item; and renew items on your account.

For questions about the app, 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.