Library eBook Mobile App Class

eReaderBack by popular demand – The Winona Public Library’s eBook Mobile App Class! Learn how to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

The class will be held Thursday, February 5th at 6PM in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room and is ONLY for mobile devices that allow for Apps. This includes the following devices: Apple or Android Devices, any of the Kindle Fire Varieties, and the Nook Color or Tablet.

Participants must register for the class at or by calling Winona Public Library’s Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860.

Participants must bring their mobile device and library card.

Library eBooks on Your Nook

Do you own a Nook Glowlight? If you do, did you know you can borrow eBooks from the library?

The Winona Public Library is having a class for Nook Glowlight users on borrowing eBooks from the library. The class will be held on Thursday, February 12th at 6PM in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room.

If possible, participants are asked to bring along a laptop.

Registration is required. You can register at or call the Winona Public Library’s Reference Desk at (507) 452-4860

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

January 5 – March 6, 2015

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  1. Must be 16 or older to participate.
  2. Must read or listen to five books and record them on the reading log.  (Logs are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks.)
  3. You may only count books towards the program if they are from the library. (OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks count.)
  4. After you return your first reading log to the library, you will receive a free library coffee mug and a Hardee’s Coupon for a Regular Hot Ham ‘N’ Cheese Sandwich or Regular Roast Beef Sandwich (while supplies last).
  5. Your slip(s) will go into a drawing for several different grand prizes.
  6. You may reenter the drawing multiple times but only qualify for one coffee mug and Hardee’s Coupon.
  7. You cannot count books that you finished before the program.
  8. You may count books that were started before the program but did not finish until after the program began.

Grand Prizes include:

$10 Gift Card to Acoustic Cafe
5 Gift Certificate to Bloedow Bakery (4)
$10 Gift Certificate to Bub’s Brewing Co. (2)
$5 Comet Cash to Erbert & Gerberts’s (4)
Fantastic Sams Gift Basket (Valued at $42.97)
$10 Gift Certificate to Green Mill (2)
$5 Gift Certificate to Ground Round (4)
$25 Gift Card to Hy-Vee
$10 Gift Card to Kwik Trip (5)
Free Karuba Drink & Cheese Mountain Pizza from Kwik Trip (5)
$20 Gift Certificate to La Boutique
$20 Gift Card to Walmart
$20 Gift Card to Yarnology
$50 Gift Card to Midtown Foods

Thank You Sponsors!

Family Yoga

yogaSaturday January 31st
12:30 pm in the Bell Art Room

Stories & stretching with yoga instructor, Anna Fregosi! This gathering with SMU’s Page Theater also includes ticket giveaways to their puppet-rock-yoga adventure on Thursday, February 5th: Monkey Mind Pirates.

Saturday, February 7th
10:30 am in the Bell Art Room

Join us for a second family yoga session with Manitou Wellness on Saturday, February 7th at 10:30 am in the Bell Art Room as a part of the Winona Winter Carnival weekend. We’ll also share stories and refreshments will be provided.

Microsoft Office PowerPoint for Beginners

Microsoft_PowerPoint_2013_logo_svgNOTE: CLASS IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Did you know that you can use Microsoft Office PowerPoint to create slideshows for weddings and graduations? You can also use PowerPoint to create photo albums and quizzes.

The Winona Public is offering a beginner’s class at the Friendship Center starting Tuesday, January 13th. Classes will run from 3-4PM every other Tuesday through April.  Please view our library event calendar for specific class dates.

Participants must attend all eight sessions to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

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 45 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!