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The library will be closed on Sundays until September 11.


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The library will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.
The drive-through book drop will be closed
Saturday, May 28 at 4:45 pm through
Tuesday, May 31at 8 a.m.

Fine-free summer fun!      June 1 - August 26
Pay off your library fines this summer and get a day-pass to the  Family Aquatic Center,
or purchase a day-pass at the FAC, and get a "Library Dollar" good towards fines.

2016 Summer Library Programs--Registration Begins June 8.



Celebrating John Muir
Michael Edmonds, of the Wisconsin Historical Society, makes an illustrated presentation of John Muir, his youth in Wisconsin, his conservation work, and his influence on later environmentalists.
Thursday, June 2     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
On display in the lobby May 24 - June 7 is a WHS traveling exhibit exploring Muir's youth in Wisconsin, his advocacy for national parks, and his views on environmental issues. Its eight panels share facsimiles of images and manuscripts from the Society’s library and archives alongside Muir quotes and interpretive texts.
Chimera™ Self-Defense -- A program of the Rape Crisis Center
Chimera™ teaches effective safety and self-defense skills designed for women.  Techniques are easy to remember and use by participants of all ages (14+) and physical abilities.
Saturday, June 4     10am - noon
Library Community Room
Space is limited; registration is required. Call 608-825-0702 or email.
Healthy Salads from the Farmer's Market
Chef Jason Dunn will demonstrate how to make fresh easy salads using produce, herbs and other ingredients from the Farmer's Market.
Monday, June 6     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Registration required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email.

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Learn how research in the areas of diet, exercise, cognative activity and social engagement can help you create a plan for healthy aging.
Monday, June 6     6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 13     1 p.m.

Library Conference Room
Brought to you by the Alzheimer's Association and Dementia Friendly Sun Prairie.

Genealogy Workgroup
Join our informal genealogy workgroup.  Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on problem-solving.  All experience levels welcome.
June 11
10am -noon
Library Conference Room
Make Every Penny Count (A Spanish Language Program)
Presupuesto: Cómo Aprovechar Cada Centavo - en Español
¿Por qué tan pocas personas mantienen un presupuesto? ¿Por qué alguien mantener un presupuesto? Mostremos que la presupuestación sencillas y cómo manejar su plan de gasto de los hogares si su presupuesto no equilibra . Especial énfasis en conversación abierta de ideas prácticas de ahorro más allá de " recorte de cupón" !
Para registrarse por favor llame WWBIC, 608- 257-5450.
Saturday, June 11     9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Library Community Room
Easy Days Barbershop Quartet and Ice Cream Social
Join us on the east lawn for ice cream and entertainment by the Easy Days Barbershop Quartet
Monday, June 13     5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Library East Lawn
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library and the Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation

2016 Summer Library Program Kick-Off Event: Josh Casey!
Josh will have everyone laughing with his interactive juggling show.  Be ready for stunts, jokes, audience participation and top-notch juggling.  Recommended for all ages.
Tuesday, June 14     2:30 p.m. (program length--about 45 minutes)
Under the big tent next to the library
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library
Meet Local Author Elizabeth Aimé
Elizabeth will read selections from her new book The Labyrinth: A Journey to True Happiness
This collection of short stories may help you discern your life's vocation even if that changes over time.
Thursday, June 23     6:30 p.m.
Library Conference 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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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



Last updated: May 24, 2016
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