Events & Programs for Adults
Start Your Own Herb Garden
Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 AM
Join Master Gardener Kris Winkler as you create your own herb starter garden, with basil, cilantro, and parsley. All materials are provided, so please sign up by April 13. If you like, feel free to bring your own container—yogurt size of smaller.
A Green County native and a Master Gardener with over 1000 hours of community service, Kris Winkler enjoys helping others and the community learn about gardening.
Monroe Makeover Monday
Tap into the knowledge of Monroe's local experts to gain new information and have fun!
Better Brain Health
Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation
Monday, April 23 at 6:00 PM
What's going on inside your head? Find out how to keep your brain healthy and lower your dementia risk. Each attendee will receive a gift, so please sign up by April 20.
Monday, May 14 at 6:00 PM
at Auto Clinic of Monroe, 1607 9th Avenue
Would you like a bit more knowledge about your car? Join us for an offsite program at the Auto Clinic of Monroe to get a tour of a car from a Master Technician's perspective! We'll have a car on the lift and hear from Kyle Knoll about what you can do for your car and when you need to call a mechanic!
Kyle Knoll has been an ASC Master Technician for 18 years. Auto Clinic is located by the Colony Brands main building off of HWY 69.
Space is limited, so please sign up in advance at the library or by calling us at 328-7010.
Super Movie Night
Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00 PM
Join us for an incredibly super, sorta ’80s, Nine Worlds-hopping movie night. We’ll have a photobooth (costumes are encouraged, superhero or otherwise), beverages and snacks. Adults only.
And the movie is Thor: Ragnarok.
Join us at the Monroe Public Library for quarterly programs that share ways to save money, time, and/or energy!
Thrift Store Treasures
Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 AM
Join Monroe's own Thrift Store Legend, Hannah Rupp, as she shares how to get more for less! She will teach us how to get FREE stuff at thrift stores, how to find the right thrifting area for you and how to increase your wardrobe versatility! Join us for an interactive and fun morning!
Hannah Rupp lives in Monroe, WI. She is the creative mind behind the fashion blog The Outfit Repeater. She has over 17,000 followers on her Youtube channel.
This event is free and open to all.
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.
Strange History with Chad Lewis
Saturday, August 18 at TBA
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.
Later in 2018...
Monroe Makeover Monday
Stay tuned for more information on future topics.
Join us at the Monroe Public Library for quarterly programs that share ways to save money, time, and/or energy! Stay tuned for more information on upcoming topics:
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.
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.
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 ar welcome. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver.
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!
April 26: Decorative Letters
May 24: Quilling and Rolled Paper
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.