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207 Lafayette Street, City Hall, 3rd Floor, Council Chambers
Winona City Hall, Council Chambers (Third Floor)
Classic Movie Monday is every second Monday of the Month at 2 PM in the Library’s Bell Art Room. Individually wrapped snacks and bottled beverages will be provided during the movies, and all movies are roughly no more than two hours long.
December 12th: Shop Around the Corner (1940) (1 hr 37 min)
Youth in Grades 5-12 are invited to register for a kit which includes materials to make hot cocoa spoons! View an example of this below. Once registered, you will be contacted regarding pickup instructions.
Tuesdays from 10-11:30 AM at Winona Public Library
Geared toward children age 4 and under
November 29 – December 20
Join Winona Public Library and Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) as we enjoy a morning of stories, laughter, and learning! At 10 AM, we’ll begin with a storytime followed by a caregiver/child interaction time led by an early childhood professional from ECFE. Caregivers and children will participate in a variety of activities geared for the busy world of little ones. This is followed by a brief discussion time for caregivers while children continue with activities. Discussion topics include ideas for separation issues, encouraging language development, emotion management, and more.
If you need transportation to this event, please reach out to Tricia at 507-452-4592.
No registration or fee is required. If you have questions or need transportation to this event, please reach out to Tricia at 507-452-4592 to hear about how you can ride the bus to the library for FREE!
Hullabaloos are an opportunity for Minnesota History Day students to receive help on their projects. Students can sign up for a Power Conference and get individual project help, chat with a librarian, or attend a mini-lesson on different parts of the History Day process. These events are first-come, first-serve.
Winona Public Library is hosting a Hullabaloo on Tuesday, December 13th, from 3-7 pm.
Mini-Lesson Schedule (JPG)
For more information, see the Minnesota Historical Society Hullabaloo site.
Drop by the library’s lobby for a take-home kit all about how sound waves work, including a craft! These are available while supplies last in the Library’s lobby beginning at 2 PM.
9 AM Until Gone
Drop by the library’s lobby for a take-home kit curated just for littles! Each kit includes activities around the theme of winter! These are great for ages 3-6 and are available while supplies last.
On Thursday, December 15th from 10-11 am in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room, listen to a talk on the Winona Senior Advocacy Program. Winona Senior Advocates are available to Winona County residents age 60 and over who live in the community independently. Advocates provide information and referrals, home visits, supportive services (housing, applications for benefits, Advance Directive preparation, notary services, insurance counseling, and money management), educational programs, and Medicare assistance. Advocates can also help you make connections with other services like home care, companionship, legal services, fuel assistance, and nutrition services. Learn more about how a Senior Advocate can help you or your loved one during the program. Cookies and a light beverage will be provided.
Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to join WPL staff for after-hours laser tag! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Parent permission form required prior to December 16. Stop in the Youth department for the form and to register.
El cuarto lunes de cada mes (nota: diciembre es el tercer lunes) a las 4 PM
El cuarto lunes de cada mes (nota: diciembre es el tercer lunes) a las 4 PM, únase a los maestros y pasantes de RIOS de las Escuelas Públicas del Área de Winona para una hora de cuentos en español en la Biblioteca Pública de Winona. Habrá una manualidad después de cada hora de cuentos. Esto es genial para todas las edades. No se requiere inscripción.
26 de septiembre
24 de octubre
28 de noviembre
19 de diciembre (el tres lunes de diciembre)
Storytime in Spanish
On the fourth Monday of each month (note: December is the third Monday) at 4 PM, join Winona Area Public Schools RIOS teachers and interns for a storytime in Spanish at Winona Public Library! There will be a craft after each storytime. This is great for all ages. No registration required.
December 19 (the third Monday of December)
Every year Winona Public Library makes room for the next year’s magazines and to do that we have to recycle all of the 2020 magazines. All day on Wednesday, December 21st during the Library’s open hours (9 AM-5 PM), recycled magazines from 2020 will be available for the public to take.
The magazines will be available on the Library’s 2nd Floor near the Reference Desk. This event is first-come, first-serve, one day only. The Library will not hold magazines.
Drop by the library to build with the library’s Lego collection! Building prompts will be provided, but creativity is encouraged! This is a drop-in event, so come and go as you please. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us on Wednesday, December 28 at 1:30 PM at Winona Public Library to code with Sphero! Youth will be introduced to Sphero and then let loose to solve the project for the day. This is intended for ages 8-18. Pre-registration is required.
Hybrid (Virtual & In-Person) Meetings offered every Wednesday at 2:30 PM
Join us for a stigma-free one-hour program. It’s a time to socialize and engage with others, exchange experiences, support one another and learn something new. From the Suez Canal to Dolly Parton, we explore a new topic every week!
Meeting Location: Winona Friendship Center (251 Main Street)
The first Wednesday of the month session is hosted at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.
For more information on how to attend the Memory Cafés, call the library Reference Desk at 507-452-4860.
Make bright fireworks using paint and black paper! Drop in the Youth Department any time throughout the hour to craft with us.
9 AM Until Gone
Drop by the library’s lobby to pick up a take-home kit with supplies to get you ready for New Year’s Eve: noisemaker, hat craft, homemade confetti poppers, and more! No registration required. These are available while supplies last.