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The Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library are sponsoring a writing contest on “Why I Love My Library.” We encourage kids, teens and adults to write a personal short story, essay or poem on this topic. A prize will be awarded in each of three age categories.   Please see the guidelines for more information.
This project is funded by the Dick Wanless Memorial Fund.
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Karen Timm
Paper and Book Art Exhibition
On display at the library January through March.

The library has a selection of Federal and Wisconsin state tax forms available.
Most forms are also available online.  Links to state and federal forms and other tax information can be found here.



TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books. Browse over 1,100 titles for grades K-6, and including animated, talking picture books.
Reference USA Reference USA is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people for small business owners, marketing professionals and job seekers.
Cover Art - Cache Film Critics Club featuring Cache (Rated R)
Join us for a free screening of Cache, a thriller starring Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil.  A French couple begin to unravel when a series of surveillance tapes are left on their front porch.
Thursday, February 21     5:30 p.m. (Run time: 118 minutes)
Library Conference Room
Refreshments on the house!
Cover Art: Peace is Every Step Mindfulness and Eastern Poetry
Learn the mindfulness practices offered by Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh.  This class will help you transform appreciation for the natural world into poetry.
Registrants may check out copies of Peace is Every Step and Peace is Every Breath now available at the Adult Information Desk.
Sunday, February 24     2 p.m.
Library Conference Room
Registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
Author Visit with Muriel Simms
Author Muriel Simms will share selections from, and answer questions about her recently released book Settlin': Stories of Madison's Early African American Families.  Books will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.
Tuesday, February 26     6 p.m.
Library Community Room
The Keys to Happiness
Discover the keys to happiness and learn to love yourself all year long!   Presented by Wisconsin writer, Robert Beezat, pursuer of peace, justice, & the social good, and author of Knowing and Loving: the Keys to Real Happiness. A Q&A followed by book sale and signing will conclude the event.
Wednesday, February 27     6 p.m.
Library Community Room
Genealogy Workgroup
March 9    10 a.m.      
The Genealogy Workgroup meets on the second Saurday of each month.  New topics are explored monthly.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet.
Cover Art for Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar Sundays
March 3     2 p.m. - Featuring Bohemian Rhapsody, the 2018 biopic that chronicles the life of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen.  Rated PG-13, runtime 134 min.
March 10     2 p.m. - Featuring Mary Queen of Scotts, the story of Mary Stuart who endured imprisonment and execution for her attempt to overthrow her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Rated R, runtime 124 min.
Library Community Room
Refreshments served!
Cover Art for Shout Documentary Screening: Shout Gladi Gladi (not rated)
Join us for this powerful documentary that celebrates the extraordinary people treating African women and girls for obstetric fistula, a condition that can make them outcasts from society.  Narrated by Meryl Streep. 
Monday, March 4     5:30 p.m. Runtime: 79 minutes
Library Conference Room
FEH Design FEH Makes Expansion Recommendation to Library Board
Following a process of  architectural analysis, FEH Design of Delafield, WI recommended an expansion design option, designated F4, which can be viewed here. This is a conceptual design which will help serve as an outline to identify spaces recommended to meet current and future services.

Fine-free Library!
The Sun Prairie Public Library charges no daily overdue fines for most materials*.  We hope these changes will increase library visits, and access for all our patrons.  Thank you for using YOUR library!
*Specialized collections such as Buzz Books, Rental DVDs, Video Games, Technology, and Storytime Kits will still be charged daily overdue fines.  Replacement fees will continue to be charged for lost or damaged items.
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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: Feb 21, 2019
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