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The library will be closed for the holidays:
Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25
Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1

The drive-through book drop will be closed:
Tuesday, December 23 at 9 p.m. through Friday, December 26 at 8:45 a.m.
Tuesday, December 30 at 9 p.m. Through Friday, January 2 at 8:45 a.m.
No fines will be assessed for days the library is closed.


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Knitting 101
Beat the winter blues, and learn the cozy craft of knitting.
This four-week series will teach students the skills to complete their first project.
Saturdays, January 10 through January 31at 10 a.m.
Library Conference Room
Supplies will be provided.  Space is limited.
Registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Movie film

Mystery Movie at the Library
Take a chance!  Walk on the wild side!
Come for a mystery movie, and be totally surprised by our selection.
Saturday, January 10     2 p.m. [ Hint: 1,200 inches to go.]
(Not ready to risk it?  Stop by the library, call 608-825-0702 or email and we will let you in on the secret.

Papercraft Crafting and Conversation
Bring in your favorite portable craft project.  Work on your own; work in groups or just enjoy the conversation.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to all adults.
Sunday, January 11     1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Madison Opera flyer 2014/15 season

Madison Opera Preview: Sweeney Todd
Madison Opera staff will be on hand to present a preview where you will learn about background, history, and the impact of the opera Sweeney Todd.
Tuesday January 13     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Family Tree

Beginning Genealogy
An overview of genealogy for beginners including a walk-through of popular genealogy web sites.  Bring your basic family history and a laptop or tablet for hands-on experience.
Thursday, January 15     6:30 p.m.
Library Conference Room

Sushi Lunchbox Sushi
Learn basic sushi techniques to make fun and festive additions to lunchboxes, picnics or potlucks.  We promise--no raw fish!
Saturday, January 17     11a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Early registration suggested.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
Tea cup Traditional Tea Party for Grownups
Enjoy a delightful traditional tea along with a program highlighting the history of this delicate beverage. Marsha Flannery, of Legacy House Imports, will host. You are welcome to bring your own teacup and saucer.
Monday, January 26     6:30 p.m.     Library community room
Registration required. This event is for adults only.
You must be 18 or over to register.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

The Mixed Blood Theatre and Sun Prairie Public Library present:     Dr. King's Dream
“Dr. King’s Dream” is a powerful depiction of the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starring Shawn Hamilton in a solo performance drawn from Dr. King’s own writings, including the timeless “I Have a Dream” speech.
Tuesday, January 27     6:30 p.m.
Library community room
This program is made possible by a grant from Beyond the Page.

Tech-Know Learn a new language before you know it
Transparent Language Online (with byki) is a powerful online language learning system used by top government language schools.
• Lock foreign words and phrases in your long term memory
• Remote access from your home/office computer (PC or Mac) and mobile device
• Tests to evaluate your language proficiency
-Located under the Databases tab at
(Available in library and remotely to City of Sun Prairie card holders)
-First time users click on "Sign Up Now" to get started
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“A book is a device to ignite the imagination . ”
~Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Kindle a flame with Good Reads !
• Book recommendations and reviews
• Subscribe to e-newsletters
• Read about your favorite author or genre
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library

Buzz Books

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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Last updated: Dec 18, 2014
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