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Thank you for your patience during our transition to new equipment and software.  Staff at the Information Desk and in the Computer Lab are available to assist you and answer questions.

The library is a collection site for Two Men And A Truck--Movers for Moms
Drop off items from the Wish List through May 5.
The 2016 drive will benefit YWCA Madison & Rock County
Billingual Spanish Storytime
Tuesdays, April 26 & May 3     11 a.m.
Wednesdays, April 27 & May 4     11 a.m.
Thursdays, April 28 & May 5     6:30 p.m.

No registration necessary.  Geared for ages 2.5 - 5 years old.
Sun Prairie Area Community Band presents:
Musical Imagery--a musical performance featuring the work of local artists inspired by the program selections
Sunday, May 1     2 p.m.
Library Community Room

Sunshine Legal Clinic 
Attorney volunteers staff this free clinic geared to serve Sun Prairie residents with limited means or economic hardships.  Drop by the library for an opportunity to speak with an attorney and ask questions. Family Law, Immigration Law, Employment Law, Criminal Law, Consumer Law, Landlord/Tenant Issues and more. Bi-lingual Spanish interpretation and translation will be available.
Thursday, May 5          11a.m. - 1p.m.
Library Discussion Room 2
No appointments needed. Support is provided on a first-come first served basis.

Knitting 201
In this 4-week session, students will build on skill learned in Knitting 101.
Sundays, May 1 - May 22          2 -4 p.m.
Space is limited.  Registration required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Effective Communication Strategies
This program helps families facing Alzheimer's explore communication strategies and learn to decode nonverbal cues.
Monday, May 2     6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 9     1 p.m.

Library Conference Room

Getting to Know Medicare
Have your Medicare questions answered by licensed professionals.  Feel free to bring a friend or family member.
Tuesday, May 3     6p.m.
Thursday, May 5     10 p.m.

Registration required call 608-825-0702 or email
Library Conference Room

Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income
Learn to file for and optimize Social Security benefits and calculate retirement income need.
Monday, May 9     6 p.m.
Library Conference Room
Registration required call 608-825-0702 or email

The Penguin Project of Sun Prairie Civic Theatre presents:
A preview of the upcoming musical production, Annie Jr., courtesy of the cast and mentors
Monday, May 9     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Geared for school-aged kids and older, but all ages welcome.

Hiking, Paddling and Camping in Wisconsin
Wisconsin travel writer Kevin Revolinski talks about writing guidebooks and about his favorite hiking, paddling and camping destinations.
Tuesday, May 10     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Genealogy Workgroup
Join our informal genealogy workgroup.  Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on problem-solving.  All experience levels welcome.
May 14,     June 11
10am -noon
Library Conference Room
Crafting, Coloring & Conversation
Bring your knitting, crochet, papercraft, or coloring books and supplies.  Work on your own, work as a group, or color yourself calm.
Third Sunday of Every Month:
May 15
2 - 4 p.m.

Library Community Room
Light refreshments will be served.
Movie Night with the Demential Friendly Sun Prairie
Join us for a viewing of Still Alice and learn more about the Dementia Friendly Sun Prairie Initiative
Tuesday, May 17     5:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Fermentation 101
Learn the practice of food fermantation from Faith Anacker, of Fizzeology Foods, as she explains the basics of making probiotics.
Thursday, May 19     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

In 2015 commemorative sidewalk tiles in front of the library were removed, because their deteriorating condition posed a safety hazard.  The tiles came from generous donors, so all tiles that were not too damaged to salvage were placed on pallets and stored.  We are looking into ways to repurpose the tiles for future library beautification projects.From Svetha Hetzler, Library Director---Sidewalk Tile Update. September, 2015
The Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation will be contacting tile donors over the next several months to keep donors apprised of plans. We don’t want to miss anyone, but most of the records are 17 years old, and previous contact addresses may have changed.   If you or a family member donated a sidewalk tile, please fill out this Tile Donor Contact Information Form and return it to the library.  Donors who do not receive a letter by June 1, 2016, should contact Library Director Svetha Hetzler at 608-825-7323 or by email.   Contact Information Forms will also be available at the library.
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*  Books for adults, teens and children
*  Available to walk-in patrons only
*  Sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Library



Last updated: Apr 28, 2016
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