Events at Winona Public Library


Classic Movie Monday
The next Classic Movie Monday at the Winona Public Library features Jane Fonda in a 1965 western.

Fonda plays a woman seeking revenge for her murdered father so she hires a famous gunman, but he is very different from what she expects.

Classic Movie Monday is on every first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. The next film will be shown on Monday, May 7, in the library’s Bell Art Room. A light beverage and popcorn will be provided.

To find out what the next movie is, call the Winona Public Library’s reference desk at 507-452-4860 or go to its website at

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 the library’s Bell Art Room. The next bingo event is on Wednesday, May 9.
Prizes are “Glass Houses” by Louise Penny, “Princess Elizabeth’s Spy” by Susan Elia MacNeal, “East of the Mountains” by David Guterson, “The Promise of Palm Grove” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “Visions of Sugar Plums” by Janet Evanovich, and “Woman of God” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

Book Bingo: Evening edition Books, bingo, and beer!
The Winona Public Library is back at Island City Brewery Co. one Wednesday a month from May through August from 7-8 p.m. The upcoming summer dates are Wednesday, May 9; Wednesday, June 6; Wednesday, July 11; and Wednesday, August 1.

How does Book Bingo work? Play four rounds of bingo; each round is a different bingo variation. (Start with regular bingo, then maybe do the letter “C” or a kite on your board.) The winners of each round will get to pick their choice of book/audiobook.

What prizes are up grabs? “Lies that Chelsea Told” by Chelsea’s family, friends, and other victims (book); “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver (book); “Stolen Prey” by John Sandford (audiobook); “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” by George R.R. Martin (book); “The Death Cure” by James Dashner (book); and “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance.

Craft ‘n Things: Clay trinket boxes
Create trinket boxes at the Winona Public Library’s next Craft ‘n Things. These clay trinket boxes are perfect for small items. During the program, participants will learn how to take slabs of clay and make them into boxes as well as add a texture to the design.

Craft ‘n Things is on every second Monday of the month at 2 p.m. in the library’s Bell Art Room. The next Craft ‘n Things is on Monday, May 14. Participants must register for the program. To do so, go to or call the library’s reference desk at 507-452-4860.

Memory Café: Twister Trivia
A Memory Café is an activity for community members with dementia and their caregivers to enjoy. Every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., local organizations host a Memory Café at Beno’s Deli.

The Winona Public Library hosts the café on every fourth Wednesday of the month. The next one that the library will be hosting is on Wednesday, May 23. Attendees will play Twister Trivia. Participants will be divided into two teams and each player will take a turn throwing a beanbag onto the Twister mat. When the beanbag lands on a color, teams will be asked a question associated with the color. Each question is worth two points. The team with the most points wins.

This program is sponsored by a dementia grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging.

Book discussion: ‘The Beach House’ by Jane Green
“Disregarding local gossip that pegs her as an eccentric, 65-year-old Nantucket widow, Nan skinny-dips in unattended pools and steals her neighbors’ flowers before her dwindling funds force her to take in boarders, a change that brings an unexpected visitor,” according to the publisher.

This installment of Winona Public Library’s book discussion will meet on Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. in the Bell Art Room to discuss Nan and her unexpected visitor in “The Beach House” by Jane Green.

If you cannot make the meeting but would like to share your thoughts on the book, go to


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