Help us design the future of Sun Prairie Public Library
Design Workshop July 24 & 25
Share your ideas and evaluate design concepts
Stop in anytime 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m
Pin-up sessions at noon and presentations at 6 p.m. each day facilitated by FEH Design

Planning for the Future
The Sun Prairie Public Library, along with FEH Design, is engaged in a planning effort to assess the facility and space needs required to deliver current and future services.  A public Advisory Task Force has been formed and charged with identifying needs and options, evaluating potential solutions and making recommendations to the Library Board.  The first Advisory Task force meeting was held Tuesday, May 29. Advisory Task Force meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for July 24th at 6:00 p.m.

View the presentation slides from the first meeting here: Part 1, Part 2
Advisory Task Force Meeting Minutes: May 29th,  June 19th

2018 Summer Library Programs
June 6 - Aug 4
Something for all ages:
Kids       Teens             Adults

Book'n It! 2018
15th Annual Run for Literacy
Saturday, August 4     8 a.m.
Sheehan Park
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Cover Of Film Manhattan Melodrama Film Critics Club Featuring Manhattan Melodrama (Not Rated)
See the last film John Dillinger saw before he died!  This MGM classic about orphaned brothers on opposite sides of the law stars Clark Gable and Myrna Loy.
Thursday, July 19     5:30 p.m. (Run Time 90 min.)
Library Conference Room
Refreshments will be served.
Short & Sweet Summer Book Club
Our brief book club features the work of Wisconsin writer Andrea Lochen.  Andrea herself will facilitate the July discussion.  Copies of the June discussion book are available at the library Information Desk.  Registration for this program is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email.
Wednesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. - discussion of Imaginary Things in the library Conference Room
Documentary - Hands ON Documentary Screening - Hands On (not rated)
Come and enjoy a documentary by Wisconsin film maker, Bob Leff, celebrating five artisans demonstrating creative work in several fields.
Wednesday, August 8     6:30 p.m. (Run time 88 minutes)
Library Community Room
Refreshments will be served.
Genealogy Workgroup
August 11     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.
Andy & Judy Folk Concert
This singer/songwriter duo's performance will include traditional Folk and other styles incorporating the classic tunes of many generations.  Audience participation welcomed!
Wednesday, August 15     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
This Live Concert Series performance is generously funded by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library.
Local Author Visit - Kathy Collins
Kathy Collins' new memoir, The Mystic Chaplain: My Story, offers deep trust in embracing life's final chapter. Kathy will share what she's learned  as a chaplain at Meriter Hospital in Madison, and as someone who endured years battling cancer.
Thursday, August 16     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Cover art for film - The Hedgehog Film Critics Club featuring The Hedgehog (Rated R)
Join us for a screening of Le herisson (The Hedgehog) based on the best-selling book by Muriel Barbery.
Thursday, August 16     5:30 p.m. (Run time 100 min)
Library Conference Room
Refreshments served and new members welcome!
SP EMS Logo Basic Lifesaving Techniques with Sun Prairie EMS
Free hands-on instruction in the "Call and Pump" CPR method and the Heimlich Maneuver
Tuesday, August 21     6-7 p.m.
Library Community Room
Registration for this program is required; call 608-825-0702 or email
Cover Art for Born Survivors by Wendy Holden Born Survivors
You are invited to this powerful panel discussion of Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope, a true story about mothers who gave birth in a Nazi concentration camp.  Two of the surviving children will present along with the son of a medic who worked in the camp.
Wednesday, August 22     6 p.m.
Library Community Room
Adventures After a Fulbright Experience in Germany
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends American scholars and professionals abroad to lecture or conduct research for up to a year.  Learn how one Fulbright scholar from 2012/13 went on to change what is taught at UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics.
Monday, August 27     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Children Save Yourselves!
Ronald Berger presents the story of his father's and uncle's survival of the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland.  Q & A and book signing will conclude the program.
Wednesday, August 29     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Fine-free Library!
In an effort to reduce barriers and increase access, the Sun Prairie Public Library Board recently adopted changes to our Circulation Policy.  The Sun Prairie Public Library no longer charges 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: Jul 19, 2018
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