Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.
View All Calendars is the default. Choose Select a Calendar to view a specific calendar. Subscribe to calendar notifications by clicking on the Notify Me® button, and you will automatically be alerted about the latest events in our community.
207 Lafayette Street, City Hall, 3rd Floor, Council Chambers
City Hall - Council Chambers
Winona City Hall, Council Chambers (Third Floor)
Winona City Hall, Council Chambers, Third Floor
CareerForce Winona will hold office hours at the library weekly on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 pm. Create a free resume, get help with job searches, unemployment, and more.
Calling all self-proclaimed true crime junkies! Booked: True Crime Book Club will be starting in October and will meet the first Thursday of the month at 3pm in the Blooming Grounds back room. Bring your detective brain as we learn about some of the most unnerving serial killers and their victims.
October 5th – The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
November 2nd – Lost Girls by Robert Kolker (not available in Large Print)
December 7th – American Predator by Maureen Callahan
Please use the registration link below to select the discussions that you would like to attend. The Library will order you a copy of the book for that month.
Join us for interactive nature strolls in our beautiful Winona community. The Winona in Nature Community Project (WINC) Strolls focus on connecting people to nature and each other, with an emphasis on wellbeing. They are led by local mental health providers and outdoor enthusiasts. The WINC Project, led by Winona’s Dharma River organization, is made possible by generous funding from the Winona Community Foundation and these strolls are done in partnership with the Winona Public Library the Driftless Regional Read.
Monday, September 11th from 10-11:15am on the Flyway Trail
Friday, October 6th from 10-11:15am at the Prairie Island Nature Trail
Registration is required.
Learn about all the resources available in the Winona Area Community during the Mental Health Resource Fair at the Winona Public Library on Saturday, October 7th from 10AM-12PM. At 10:30AM, there will be a Behavior Modification Activity offered by Winona Health’s Kattie Tibbs, LPCC. The activity demonstrates the challenge of making changes and the importance of vulnerability and mental health.
Vendors can register for a table using the link below.
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.
To Be Announced
October 9, 16 & 23, 4-4:45 PM | For ages 9-12
Read and discuss “Magic Misfits” by Neil Patrick Harris while enjoying activities with your friends and WPL Youth staff! Registration is required. Drop in the Youth Department to pick up the book once registered.
Tuesdays 10 AM at the Library
October 3-November 14
(No storytime at the Library November 21-January 2)
Join Miss Tricia on the Library’s second floor to enjoy stories, songs, and activities together. No registration required.
While we’re taking a storytime break at the library November 21-January 2, we will be hosting two special storytimes at the East End Rec. Center (210 Zumbro Street) on November 28 and December 12 at 10 AM during their Preschool Play Time.
Travel along through time as you take a guided tour of Winona’s historic public library and learn not only its history but its architectural development. Tours will be a half hour to 45 minutes and will meet outside at the base of the original entrance on 5th Street. In the case of rain, tours will meet in the lobby on Johnson Street.
Tour dates and times:
Wednesday, July 12th @ 3pm
Wednesday, August 9th @ 3pm
Wednesday, August 23rd @ 10am
Monday, August 28th @ 4pm
Friday, September 1st @ 10am
Wednesday, September 6th @ 3pm
Tuesday, September 12th @ 3pm
Friday, September 15th @ 11am
Tuesday, September 20th @ 3pm
Tuesday, September 26th @ 3pm
Friday, September 29th @ 11am
Tuesday, October 3rd @ 11am
Tuesday, October 10th @ 3pm
Friday, October 13th @ 11am
Wednesday, October 18th @ 3pm
Saturday, October 21st @ 11:30am
October 10, 4-5:45 PM
For Youth Ages 9-14
Dr. Mary Skow works at the NASA headquarters in Washington D.C. She’ll talk with us about her journey to NASA and what tech is required to live on the Moon or Mars, and then we’ll build our own space colony!
Per grant guidelines, this program is targeted at ages 9-14. Pre-registration is required.
Meet Dr. Mary Skow! Mary has two mottos when it comes to life. Learn from Everything and Never forget to Smile. She is passionate about human space travel and scientific space research, learning about religions, cultures and languages, and helping those around her succeed in their goals and ambitions. Mary graduated from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY in 2007 with her BS is Chemical Engineering and went straight to graduate school. She graduated from Texas A&M with a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a focus in Microelectronics. During her undergraduate and graduate education, Mary continued to work full time to minimize debt. Mary started at NASA Kennedy Space Center as a graduate student Co-Op working on In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) followed by becoming a Project Manager at NASA Johnson Space Center for Environmental Control Life Support Systems (ECLSS). During the pandemic, she took a on a role as the Portfolio Analyst at NASA HQ for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer where she was responsible for understanding and working with the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate for things like the Human Landing System, Gateway and Suits. She has since transitioned to be the Strategic Evaluation Program Manager for NASA HQ under the Administrator’s suite.
October 11 and 18 at 4-5 PM
Join Winona Public Library for an out-of-this-world series of programs at the East End Recreation Center (210 Zumbro Street)! Each session will focus on a space-related activity as part of Project NIFTY (NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth)! These are hands-on STEM programs that don’t require any prior experience. Per grant guidelines, these programs are for youth ages 9-14. Registration is required.
Drop by the Youth Department for Saturday morning activities! These self-directed activities are out during the full 10 AM-12 PM time frame, so stop in whenever. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
October 14 will be Lego Free Play. October 28 will be a self-directed craft. No registration required.
On Tuesday, October 17th at 4:30pm in the Library’s Bell Art Room teens ages 13-18 are welcome to meet with the Joy Labs’ Sarah Johnson to discuss brain stuff. Our nervous system is designed to keep us alive–which sometimes is at odds with our ability to take in new information. Dr Dan Siegel developed the concept of the Window of Tolerance to help us be more aware of and effective in responding to our internal states. In this interactive session, we will learn a bit about our nervous system and how to respond when we’re out of our Window. There will also be time for art and mini-murals. Registration is required.
No school? No problem! Code a Sphero BOLT at Winona Public Library! Youth will be introduced to coding with Sphero and then let loose to solve the project for the day. Registration is required. This program is for youth ages 9-15.
On Thursday, October 19th from 4-6pm, play a game and watch a film at the Winona Public Library. The Brain Architect Game helps us understand what happens when the brain is built and how we can understand what makes a strong base, and what things can build it up. The game is played using cards describing various life experiences and are drawn to determine which materials are used to construct model brains. Players gain a pipe cleaner and a straw for each positive experience, while just a pipe cleaner is earned for every negative experience.
Following the game, the film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope, will be shown. The film shows how stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.
No school? No problem! We’re excited to host Magic of Isaiah for a free all-ages magic show! Isaiah always brings a comedic and interactive magic show that is sure to amaze and entertain young children through adults. No registration required.
The Friends of the Winona Public Library meeting will be held in the Meeting Room.
The Friends of the Winona Public Library typically meet every third Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM in the library’s Meeting Room.
All Friends and potential friends are invited.
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.
Youth in Grades 5-12 are invited to enjoy an afternoon of spooky crafting at WPL! We’ll paint spooky rocks, craft shrinky dink keychains, and more! No registration required. Just drop in!
*All participants must be picked up prior to 5 PM when the Library closes.*
Join the legendary Edgar Allen Poe for an afternoon of urban legends on Friday, October 27th at 4PM in the Winona Public Library. Actors from Theatre du Mississippi will reenact famous urban legends throughout time.
This event is recommended for ages 8 and up. Some stories may be scary for young children, so caregivers are encouraged to decide what’s best for their family.