A few pair of solar eclipse glasses were handed out to library patrons prior to August 14.
Due to questionable certification, the Sun Prairie Public Library suggests patrons discard these glasses.
**We will have a limited supply of certified solar eclipse glasses available on Friday, August 18.  1 pair per family, while supplies last.**
For information on the solar eclipse, including other ways to safely view the eclipse, visit NASA.gov

Make this simple pinhole projector to view the eclipse without eclipse glasses.
The International Organization for Standardization has set forth guidelines for glasses, which block out all but 1/100,000th of the Sun’s light, and only a select group of manufacturers have produced glasses that are recognized and approved by NASA and the American Astronomical Society.

2017 Summer Library Program -- Build a Better World
Babies, kids and teen programs ended August 5 -- you are all Reading Champions!
       The Adult Reading Program runs until August 26
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The library will be closed Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.
The drive-through book drop will be closed from 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 2 until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library and the Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation

Summer Hours
The library will be closed on Sundays until September 10.
The library is open:
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.     Mon - Thu.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Fri & Sat


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Inspiring Hope  - a visit with Gary Beyer
Wisconsin Author Gary Beyer shares the honest and uplifting story of his life with a rare and incurable disease.  Beyer is the author of two novels which will available for purchase following the presentation.
Saturday, August 19     1 p.m.
Library Community Room

Author Visit featuring Elizabeth Berg
Beloved author Elizabeth Berg, and her delightful dog, Gabby, present Make Someone Happy as part of their summer book tour.
Wednesday, August 23     1 p.m.
Library Community room
Book signing and fun refreshments to follow.
Example of Etagami The Art of Etagami
Artist and creativity coach, Theresa Kim, presents the traditional Japanese art of Etegami, a gentle practice of brush painting while engaging in meditative thought.  Learn more, and try your hand at it too.  (All supplies will be provided.)
Wednesday, August 23     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Space is limited; registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
Mediterranean couscous Mediterranean It Is!
Join Humma Siddiqui for a cooking demo focused on the creative use Pakistani spices in the preparation of Tandoori meatballs, Mediterranean couscous and sautéed zucchini.
Thursday, August 24     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
Ukulele Display

Summer Lovin' Ukulele Sing-Along Jam!
Come for a festive afternoon filled with happy tunes courtesy of the Madison Ukulele Initiative.  Singing and dancing will be enthusiastically encouraged.
Saturday, August 26     2 p.m.
Library Community Room

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Documentary and Discussion - Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard
Come for a free screening of this amazing film which presents the aftermath of the first atomic bomb through the drawings and stories of Japanese school children.
Wednesday, August 30     6 p.m. (Runtime aprox. 58 min.)
Library Conference Room
Refreshments and discussion  to follow.

Genealogy Workgroup
Join our informal Saturday genealogy workgroup.  Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on problem-solving.  All experience levels welcome.
September 9,     October 14
10am -noon
Library Conference Room
Maize An Autumn Bounty
Chef Jason Dunn returns with another delicious demonstration and tasting.  This season's feature: the marvels of maize!
Tuesday, September 12     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Space is limited; registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library
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The Raging Grannies of Madison, WI
The Raging Grannies present songs and stories from their book, Listen to Your Grandmothers: Madison, Wisconsin Raging Grannies Sing for Peace, Social Justice, Public Education, & Environmental Protection.  This special celebratory event is free and open to the public; no registration required.
Wednesday, September 13     6:30pm
Library Community Room

Quilting and the Underground Railroad
Learn how quilts were used on the road to freedom along the Underground Railroad.  Presented by acclaimed Wisconsin quilt artist, Pat Ehrenberg.  Many beautiful quilted pieces will also be available for purchase.  No registration required.
Sunday, September 17     2 p.m.
Library Community Room

Bird's of Prey
Our friends from Hoo's Woods Raptor Center are back by popular demand -- and this time they're bringing their golden eagle with them!  Join us for an educational program that's guaranteed to be a real hoot!  This free event is suitable for individuals age 5+ and generously sponsored by the Friends of Sun Prairie Public Library.
Monday, September 18     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up
Join us for a free Wisconsin Film Festival pop up screening of the film, Neruda.  A Golden Globe nominee for Best Motion Picture in the foreign language category, it tells the story of an inspector who hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda after he becomes a fugitive in his country for joining the Communist Party in the late 1940s. Refreshments served.  This film has a run time of approximately 107 minutes and is rated R.
Tuesday, September 19     6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Beyond the Page and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Three Generations of Migrants: A Family History
Longtime local activist and third generation migrant farm worker, Jesus Sales, will share family stories & recount their path from Mexico to the Great Lakes region, along with his work to secure human rights & improve conditions for the migrant community.  This free event is open to the public.
Wednesday, September 20     6:30 p.m.
This Working Lives Project program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and hosted by the library in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Documentary Screening: A Stolen Education
Please join us for a free screening & follow-up discussion of this astounding -- and often overlooked -- true story about the Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950’s.  Refreshments served.  Film is approximately 67 minutes long.
Thursday, September 21     6 p.m.
Library Conference Room
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A collection of popular titles with classic appeal.
*  Books for adults, teens and children
*  Available to walk-in patrons only
*  Sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Library




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