Events and Programs
at the Monroe Public Library
Winter/Spring 2021 • January 4 - May 14
for all ages
This winter and spring, you can find events and programs for all ages—kids, teens, and adults—on this page. Many of our programs will take place online, but we also have several offline options. There's something for everyone!
You can find links at the bottom of the page for access to online programs.
All events with a specific date and time can still be found on our Events Calendar.
Online When You Can
Storytime on Location
Stories, songs, and more, coming to you from spots around Monroe. 2nd and 4th Mondays on Facebook and YouTube. For preschoolers and their families. Storytime Crafts are available for pickup.
New Book Tuesday: Youth Edition
See what’s new on our shelves for kids and teens! 1st Tuesdays on Facebook and YouTube. For kids and their families.
New Book Tuesday: Original Flavor
See what’s new on our shelves for adults!
2nd Tuesdays on Facebook and YouTube. For adults.
I Made This and So Can You
Videos about making crafts, food, and more from library books. 3rd Fridays on Facebook and YouTube. For adults.
Art for All
Creative videos with hands-on projects.
4th Tuesdays on Facebook and YouTube. Pick up a project kit starting 4th Mondays. For elementary schoolers, teens, and adults.
Members of our team present short videos on topics they are passionate about. Friday, January 15 on Facebook and YouTube. For adults and teens.
Workout Circuits DIY
Exercise where you are and with what you have using these tips and ideas from Shani Williams. Friday, February 12 on Facebook and YouTube. For adults.
Video demo of making meals with what’s on hand, inspired by your recipe submissions. Email your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch on Friday, March 12 on Facebook and YouTube. For adults.
Hand-make a journal with Jennifer Krahenbuhl, using paper scraps and ephemera. Friday, April 16 on Facebook and YouTube. For adults and teens. Pick up your Take & Make project kit starting on April 5.
Facts, games, and more posted regularly on Facebook and Instagram. For all ages.
At Your Own Pace
Letter of the Week
Letter-focused craft kits available on 1st and 3rd Mondays while supplies last. For preschoolers.
Take & Make Projects
Hands-on project kits available on 1st Mondays while supplies last. For adults and teens. April’s Take & Make gives you supplies for the online Journal Making event.
Project kits themed to Storytime videos. Available on 2nd and 4th Mondays while supplies last. For preschoolers.
A community art project for display at the library. Pick up a paper quilt square starting January 4, decorate it, and then return it to the library. For all ages.
Hands-on experiment kits available on 3rd Mondays while supplies last. For elementary schoolers and up.
Art for All
Art project kits available on 4th Mondays while supplies last; videos available on 4th Tuesdays on Facebook and YouTube. For elementary schoolers, teens, and adults.
Snow Sculpture Show
Build a sculpture after any snowfall, in your yard or the library’s. Share your pictures with email@example.com. For all ages.
Story Stroll on the Square
Walk around the Square, find the hidden bears, and read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury. In April. For families with kids of all ages. In partnership with Main Street Monroe.
A collaborative journal to read and add to. Call us to check it out for two weeks. For all ages.
Live Interactive Virtual Events
Zoom links, when needed, will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
Jigsaw puzzle racing party. Call ahead to reserve a puzzle that you get to keep, and pick it up Curbside. Build with us on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 PM on Zoom. For all ages.
All-About-Wisconsin Bingo Night
Online live Bingo game. Pick up Bingo cards and DIY hat kits for each player starting February 1. Game day is Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 pm on Zoom. For families with kids of all ages.
Family-Style Trivia Night
Live team-trivia contest. Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 PM on Zoom and Kahoot. For families with kids of all ages.
Famous Figures Trivia Night
Fast-paced trivia for teams or individuals. Thursday, March 25 at 6:00 PM on Zoom and Kahoot. For adults and teens.
Story Stroll on the Square
A live video introduction to our new Story Stroll. Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 PM on Facebook. For families with kids of all ages.
Stories and songs to get you in a sleepy mood. 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6:00 PM on Facebook; 2nd and 4th Thursdays in April. For preschoolers and their families.
Lunchtime Book Club
Casual book discussion group, with titles and dates to be announced. Wednesdays at 11:00 AM on Zoom. For adults.
February 10 at 11:00 AM: http://bit.ly/MPLBC202102
Creativity and Your Brain
Interactive event on creativity and fulfillment with Dr. Lara Salyer. Happening in May, with more details to come!
Party Games Live!
Online game play and voice chat. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:00 on Discord. For teens. Get an invite to our Discord server: https://bit.ly/MPLdiscord
Online, head-to-head matchups and chat. 2nd Tuesdays at 6:00 on Discord. For teens and adults. Get an invite to our Discord server: https://bit.ly/MPLdiscord
Role-playing games and chat. 4th Tuesdays at 6:00 PM on Discord. For teens and adults. Get an invite to our Discord server: https://bit.ly/MPLdiscord
Wanderlust Book Club Chat
Book discussion chat with monthly reading suggestions. 3rd Tuesdays at 6:00 on Discord. For adults. Get an invite to our Discord server: https://bit.ly/MPLdiscord
Family Read Aloud Challenge
Log your family’s hours read to earn badges and prizes on Beanstack. For families with kids.
Wisconsin Book Club
Read monthly picks with Wisconsin ties, then log your books read on Beanstack to earn badges. Book selections will be announced on 1st Wednesdays on Facebook. For all ages.
Golden Archer Challenge
Read five titles nominated by Wisconsin kids, log them on Beanstack, then vote for your favorite by March 1, 2021. For grades K-2 (Primary) and grades 3-5 (Intermediate). The books are available for checkout.
Our dedicated phone line with a new story every two weeks. Call 608-328-7024.
Music + Movement Playlist
Our playlist of preschool favorites! Listen anytime on Spotify.
Library Updates on “To The Point”
The latest library news and spotlights on services. Monthly during the 12:00 PM hour on WEKZ AM 1260 and FM 95.5.