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The library will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

The drive through book drop will be closed
Saturday, September 1 at 4:45 p.m. until Tuesday, September 4 at 8 a.m.

Planning for the Future
The final Sun Prairie Public Library Advisory Task Force will be meeting Thursday, August 23 from 6:30-8pm in the Library Community Room. This is an open meeting and all attendees will have the opportunity to weigh in on their favorite conceptual design. The goal of the Advisory Task Force is to bring a recommendation to the Sun Prairie Public Library Board so that our facility will be able to meet the service needs and standards for the next 20 years. All are welcome and registration is not required.

View the presentation slides from the first meeting here: Part 1, Part 2
Advisory Task Force Meeting Minutes: May 29th,    June 19th,   July 24,   July 25

2018 Adult Summer Library Program
June 6 - Aug 31
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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 and the son of the American soldier who found 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
Informed Choice Insurance Agency The A B C & Ds of Medicare: A Free Educational Seminar
See how Medicare works and learn your options.  Licenced insurance professional, Rick Erickson, will guide you through Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans.  Attend any of three sessions:
Tuesday, September 4     3-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2     3-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7     3-4:30 p.m.

Library Community Room
RSVP appreciated but not required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
Packers Celebration Packer Century
Ring in the NFL New Year and Celebrate the Packer's historic 100 year anniversary with author and Packers scholar, Jim Rice.
Wednesday, September 5     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Genealogy Workgroup
September 8     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.
Raging Grannies Live!
Just in time to celebrate National Grandparent's Day, Madison's own Raging Grannies are back.  This special concert is free and the cookies are on the house.
Sunday, September 9     2 p.m.
Library Community Room
Grand-kids are encouraged to bring their grandparents!
Knitting Circle
The Knitting Circle returns by popular demand.  Whether you are new to the needles or want to hone your skills, join us on Sundays in September for instruction and FUN.  Supplies will be provided.  Participants must commit to attend all four sessions.
Sundays--September 9,    16,     23,    30
Library Conference Room
Space is limited; registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
Steno Machine

A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand -- An introduction to stenographic theory
Imagine a career with a ringside seat to all the action: criminal trials, major sporting events, breaking news on TV
Machine shorthand (court reporting, captioning, instant voice-to-text) can take you there.
Sign up now to secure a place in this introductory program.
September 10 - October 15     Mondays (Tuesday 9/25) at 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
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Seasonal Salad Chef Jason Dunn: Fresh Market Salads
Sun Prairie's own Chef Jason Dunn returns with demonstrations and tastings to help you up your salad game.
Tuesday, September 11     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Space is limited; registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
Memory Screening
Memory screening creates a baseline against which future changes can be monitored.  Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will conduct confidential, free 20-minute screenings and provide information on brain health and memory.
Wednesday, September 12     10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email
Rachel Monaco-Wilcox Human Trafficking in Wisconsin
Most people thing it can't happen here, but cases of human trafficking have been identified in all 72 counties in Wisconsin.  Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, founder of LOTUS (Legal Options for Trafficked and Underserved Survivors) will address the myths and misconceptions and the ways citizens can make a difference.
Wednesday, September 12     6 p.m.
Library Community Room
This event is brought to you  by the Wisconsin Humanities Council Working Lives Project.
Tacos with Flair!
Humma Siddiqui, chef and owner of White Jasmine returns to delight your palate with two unique taco combinations.  At this live demonstration, fun facts about tacos will be shared along with copies of the recipes.
Sunday, September 16     2 p.m.
Library Community Room
Space is limited; registration is required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

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.
The Buzz Books Bee symbol 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




Last updated: Aug 20, 2018
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