Events and Programs
at the Monroe Public Library
Winter 2022 - January & February
for all ages
You can find events and programs for all ages—kids, teens, and adults—on this page.
Sometimes we have to make changes due to unavoidable circumstances. Any changes are marked in green.
All events with a specific date and time can be found on our Events Calendar.
Read + Play Storytime
Mondays at 10:00 AM
Starts January 9
Sing, talk, read, write, and play with Ms Andrea! With stories, songs, and rhymes for our youngest friends, followed by a craft. For children 0-6 and their caregivers.
Music + Movement
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Starts January 4
Move and dance to the music! This active time with favorite songs is followed by free play. For children 0-6 and their caregivers.
1st-3rd Fridays at 2:00 PM
Starts January 6
Join us for open brick building after school! Sometimes we’ll have building challenges, or you can build what you like. For school-age kids.
Read to a Dog
4th Fridays at 2:00 PM
January 27 & February 24
Practice reading aloud with a friendly, furry friend! We’ll bring the dogs, and you can bring your choice of book! We’ll also have some books available. For school-age kids.
Events for Teens
Teen Game Day
Friday, January 13 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Board games, video games and more… whatever you want to play! For teens in grades 6-12.
Late Night at the Library
Fridays from 7-10 PM
January 27 & February 24
Food, fun and friends after hours for teens in grades 6-12. Permission slips are required.
Listen • Watch • Make
Available any time — call 608-328-7024.
With a new story every two weeks!
For kids and families.
Monthly on Instagram and YouTube
Ms Andrea shares the first chapter of a new book for independent readers.
New Book Tuesday
Monthly on Facebook and YouTube
Laura the Librarian shares some of the newest books for adults.
PaperCraft Take and Make Projects
Monthly — pick up at the Checkout Desk
Get crafty anytime with these monthly project kits intended for adults.
Coffee and Chat Senior Book Club
2nd Mondays at 10:00 AM at Behring Senior Center.
All adults ages 55+ are welcome.
Library Lunchtime Book Club
2nd Wednesdays at 11:00 AM at the library. For adults.
Wanderlust Evening Book Club
3rd Thursdays at 6:00 PM. For adults.
First Thursday for Families
Sweet Reads Candy Diorama
Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 PM
We’ll provide the cookie base and all kinds of candy decorations… you bring your family and your creativity to turn these sweets into a spectacular book-themed diorama! For families with kids.
Special Events for Adults
Art with Lauren
Thursday, January 12 from 6:00-7:30 PM
Due to popular demand, we’re having another class to make wine bottle lights with Lauren Burkey from Monroe Art Market! Space is limited. Sign up in advance starting January 3.
COMET - Changing our Mental & Emotional Trajectory
Cancelled due to weather - Rescheduled for April 15
Saturday, January 28 from 10:00-11:30 AM
Learn how to help your loved ones when you are concerned about their mental or emotional well-being. Our guides, Shawn Monson (Project Coordinator for the Farm Well WI program) and Bridget Mouchon (Health and Wellbeing Educator for Green County Extension) will teach us a natural way to talk about difficult topics. Space is limited. Call the library starting January 3 to reserve your seat.
Adult Game Night
Friday, February 10 from 6:30-9:30 PM
Ready for some after hours fun? We’ll have Nerf weapons and all kinds of board games! Bring something, if you like. All adults are welcome.
Need a touch of green? Bring a rooted cutting and take a different plant home. Don’t have a plant to share? Take a starter from our nursery selection!
Make Your Own Herb Garden
Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 AM - noon
Let’s get started on our herb garden! Arrive anytime during this program to start your herb garden for the 2023 growing season. We’ll provide all the supplies. For adults.
Tech Basics Classes
Using a Computer
Tuesday, January 24 at 2:00 PM
Using Your Android Phone
Tuesday, January 31 at 2:00 PM
Using Microsoft Word
Tuesday, February 21 at 2:00 PM
Using Your iPhone
Tuesday, February 28 at 2:00 PM
We’re starting with the basics - no experience is needed. Space is extremely limited and registration is required for each class. Sign up starting January 3. For phone classes, please bring your cable and charger. For adults.