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The Sun Prairie Public Library is proud to announce our first ever community reading project called Sun Prairie Reads!  This project will be a yearlong event centered on a single book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman.

To find out more about what this it is all about, visit our Sun Prairie Reads webpage.  You can also view our calendar to see what events are coming up next.

Featured in The STAR

Stories and Strings!

Patrick Marsh Middle School Fiddle Club will play a variety of string instruments during this special storytime!  This preschool storytime is held in the Community Room.  Everyone is welcome -- no registration!

Thursday, April 24    6:30 p.m.

Library Spring Gala

A fundraising event to support the Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation

Wine, Beer, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting, Silent Art Auction, Musical Interludes, Childcare Available: Ages 2-10

Dressy casual attire, please.

Saturday, April 26     5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $40 through April 26(at the door).

Pre-registration is appreciated: in person at the library Registration Desk, by mail, or online at www.sunlibfoundation.org

Up Close and Personal with Jean Feraca

Wisconsin Public Radio veteran and award-winning poet, Jean Feraca discusses her book I Hear Voices: A Memoir of Love, Death and the Radio

Tuesday, April 29     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Mystery Movie at the Library

Live dangerously! Walk on the wild side! Come for a mystery movie and be totally surprised by our selection.

Thursday, May 1    6:30 p.m. [Hint: Apples will be forced to drop in.]

(Not ready to take a chance? Stop by the library, call 608-825-0702, or email and we will let you in on the secret.)

Crafting and Conversation

Bring any craft you enjoy and can carry with you to the library, or just drop in for the conversation.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sunday, May 4     1:30-4:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Couch to 5K

Want to run a 5K or start a walking/running routine?  Jamie Adcock will provide all the tools and information you need.  No experience needed.  Come dressed in active wear to participate in a short run/walk after the session.

Monday, May 5     6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Registration required. Call 608-825-0702 or email

In conjunction with Sun Prairie Reads Seedfolks

A series of programs focusing on gardening, community and sustainability.

Permaculture Gardening Techniques

Learn to incorporate sustainable permaculture practices into your landscape with Madison Area Permaculture Guild founder Kate Heiber-Cobb.  Discussion to include composting, water holding, beneficial insects and more.

Wednesday, May 7     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Container Gardening

UW-Extension Master Gardeners offer tips and tricks for growing plants in pots and other containers.

Thursday, May 8     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Registration Required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Milk Jug Printmaking 101

Try your hand at printmaking.  Participants will learn to create a printing plate, print with an etching press and finish the print with watercolors.  All supplies will be provided.

Saturday, May 10     11:00a.m.

Library Community Room

Early registration suggested.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Technology Classes @ the Library

Sun Prairie Media Center Open Lab

An introduction to the Media Center including:

  • Media Center Tour
  • Insider's view of the television studios
  • A hands-on look at video equipment and editing software

Monday, May 12     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Registration Required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Technology Classes @ the Library

Ask the Computer Expert

Submit your question for our expert in advance (by May 5).

Register for one of these sessions to get an answer:

Monday, May 12     2 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Can't think of a question?  Come anyway, and learn from what others are asking.

Registration Required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email to submit questions and to register.

Technology Classes @ the Library

Intermediate Facebook

  • Creating Events
  • Managing Photos
  • Closed Groups
  • Mobile Access Issues

Tuesday, May 13     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Registration Required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Chickens at the Library

Thursday, May 15

6 p.m --Get to know some real, live chickens when they come to visit the library.  Fun for all ages!

6:30 p.m.--Documentary film screening: Mad City Chickens, Q&A with the filmmakers afterwards

Library Community Room

Friends of the Sun Prairie Library

Giant Book Sale

For Collectors and Book Lovers

Saturday, May 17     9:00 - 5:00

Sunday, May 18     1:00 - 5:00

Monday - Thursday, May 19 - 22     10:00 - 7:00

Friday, May 23     10:00 - 1:00

Library Community Room

Tech-Know

Consumer Reports.org

Access to expert, unbiased ratings, reviews and buying advice for thousands of products.

  • Automobiles, Electronics, Appliances and more
  • Includes information not published in the magazine.

Get started at www.sunlib.org  Click on the Databases tab

(Available in library and remotely to City of Sun Prairie Card Holders)

“Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!”
~ Robin Williams

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  • Read about your favorite author or genre

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  • Books for adults, teens and children
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