Events & Programs for Adults
Monroe Makeover Monday
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Monday, June 25 at 6:30 PM
Come 'cut a rug' with the dynamic, dancing mother-daughter duo of Nadine and Amy Whiteman! They will lead us in learning some fun and nostalgic dances such as the polka, schottische, and Virginia Reel. Wear comfy clothes and be ready for loads of fun! All are welcome.
Monday, July 9 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a fun and uplifting hour-and-a-half of music and movement. Eliza Freeman will lead us in simple yoga and dance steps that will be both fun and healthy! Eliza has been dancing all her life, and currently teaches at Infinity Studio in Monroe. No prior experience or special gear are needed, but please wear comfortable clothes. Adults only.
Monday, July 23 at 6:30 PM
This event is full. Thanks so much for your interest, and we hope to put another session on our calendar in the fall or winter.
At this hands-on event, local painter Jennifer Krahenbuhl will lead us in creating an 8 x 10 acrylic painting using the pour technique. No prior art experience is required. We will provide all of the supplies, all you need to bring is your willingness to get creative and have fun! Space is limited—please sign up in advance. Adults only.
Bizarre History of Wisconsin with Chad Lewis
Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 PM
He's back! Paranormal researcher Chad Lewis will return to the Monroe Public Library to share tales about the Strange History of Wisconsin. This presentation explores hundreds of newspaper accounts of the strange, bizarre, and unusual from 1870-1910. All are welcome.
Join us at the Monroe Public Library for quarterly programs that share ways to save money, time, and/or energy!
Easy Food Preserving with Megan Cain
Saturday, August 25 at 10:00 AM
Megan Cain, The Creative Vegetable Gardener, will present a workshop on preserving food without canning. Learn the quickest and easiest ways to preserve vegetables, fruits, and herbs so you can enjoy food from your garden all year round. This event is free and open to all.
4th Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Creative making events for adults of all ages. Crafters of any and all skill levels are welcome to join us. Express your creativity!
June 28: Warhol-inspired Printmaking
July: Travel Journals (Bring your own notebook)
August: Paper Gardens
Note: children ages 10 and up are welcome if attending together with a parent or other adult.
Board Game Night
4th Wednesdays from 5:30-8:45 PM
Game on! If you are interested in playing board games, word games, and tabletop games, you are invited to drop in for Board Game Night. Feel free to bring a game — the group will decide what to play. Join us in the first floor conference room. Adults only.
Library Lunchtime Book Club
2nd Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
Our daytime book club is an informal discussion group reading a varied selection of fiction and nonfiction books. Feel free to come when you can, or only when the book interests you. Please bring a lunch, if you like! You may pick up a copy of each month’s selection at the Checkout Desk, beginning on the first day of the preceding month.
Wanderlust Book Club
3rd Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Our evening book club reads globally, discussing fiction and nonfiction books from around the world, with a focus on books taking place outside the United States. Interested? Feel free to come when you can! You can pick up a copy of each month's selection at the Checkout Desk.
Summer at the Library
Summer Reading Challenge
June 11 to July 27
Pick up a booklet of challenge tickets any time on or after June 11. Read a book, then turn in a ticket. All tickets will be entered to win weekly prizes and a grand prize at the end of the summer.
Weekly prizes are a library bag full of books and other goodies, including gifts from local businesses. This year’s grand prize is an iHome Bluetooth speaker.
Tune in on Facebook Live on Monday, July 30 at 2:00 PM as we reveal the Grand Prize winner.
Thank you to our generous donors:
The Garden Deli
The Garden Spot
Monroe Farmers Market
Summer Reading Kickoff
Monday, June 11, all day long
Show off your library spirit! Come to the library to get started with Summer Reading, then snap a few pics at our photobooth and #shelfie station.
Fridays at 12:00 PM, June 11 - July 27
Local musicians, amateurs and professionals alike, will showcase their talents in short performances on the library’s first floor. Musicians to be announced. (Interested in performing? Call 328-7010 and ask for Laura or Andrea.)
Summer CD Club
June 11 - July 27
Get a personalized music recommendation from library staff! Pick up a form at the circulation desk, fill it out, and return it. At your next checkout, we’ll have a disc waiting for you.
Concert T-Shirt Week
July 9 - 14
Celebrate your favorite music with us! Come to the library wearing a shirt from a concert or show or featuring your favorite band, and get a limited edition library button.
Musical Movie Mondays
Mondays in August at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM
All are welcome. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver.