Events at Winona Public Library


Hot Reads for Cold Nights 


Winona Public Library’s (WPL) annual Hot Reads for Cold Nights adult winter reading program is back!

The program runs from January 7 to March 8, and all you have to do is read or listen to five books (eBooks included) and record them in a reading log. After you return the first reading log to the library, you will receive a free library coffee mug.

At the end of the program, your reading logs will be entered into a drawing for one of many grand prizes. Grand prizes include two $12.50 gift certificates to the Blue Heron Coffeehouse; a free 16-ounce juice/smoothie from Bluff Country Co-op; four $5 gift certificates to Ground Round; a $25 gift card to Hy-Vee; two $20 gift cards to Kwik Trip; five free Karuba Golds and free Cheese Mountain pizzas from Kwik Trip; three McDonald’s prize packs, which include a free breakfast sandwich, McCafe smoothie/frappe, large sandwich, fries, and premium salad; a $50 gift card to Midtown Foods; and more!

You must be 18 or older and have a WPL card to participate in Hot Reads for Cold Nights. All materials read or listened to must come from the library or through interlibrary loans. Persons may reenter the grand prize drawing multiple times.

WPL thanks sponsors for making Hot Reads for Cold Nights Possible!

Classic Movie Monday

Classic Movie Monday takes place on every first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. in WPL’s Bell Art Room. The upcoming show is on Monday, January 7, and features the first film appearance of Ma & Pa Kettle. This 1974 classic stars Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. For the movie title, go to the library’s website at or call the reference desk at 507-452-4860.

Popcorn and lemonade will be served. This event is free and open to public.

Book Bingo

Play five rounds of different variations of bingo and win books! Book Bingo meets on every second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. in WPL’s Bell Art Room. The next bingo event is on Wednesday, January 9.

Books available at the event include “Still Life” by Louise Penny (audiobook), “At Home in Mitford” by Jan Karon (audiobook), “Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice” by Michael Brandman, “Babe Ruth: Remembering the Bambino in Stories, Photos, Memorabilia” by Julia Ruth Stevens and Bill Gilbert, and more.

Book Bingo: Evening Edition

Join WPL for a night of books, bingo, and beer at Island City Brewing Company. Book Bingo: Evening Edition takes place on a Wednesday, every other month, now through May from 7-8 p.m. Dates include January 9, March 6, and May 1.

Books up for grabs at January’s event include “Some Luck” by Jane Smiley (audiobook), “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (audiobook), “Where Nobody Knows Your Name” by John Feinstein, “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom, “Vince Flynn’s Red War” by Kyle Mills, and more.


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