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Gifts of the Heart, Made by Hands

In celebration of both National Quilt Week and National Library Week, the Library is hosting an exhibit of literary quilts made by members of Over the Edge Quilt Guild of Menomonie.  Quilts will be on display in the library throughout the month of April.  Each quilt was made with a specific book or author in mind.

Over the Edge Quilt Guild members offered a “bed turning” of the display quilts in the public room of the library on April 8.  A “bed turning” is a technique of displaying the quilts as they are layered on a bed or table with a narrator describing the quilt and the associated book or author.  A video of the first “turning” is below.

Winter Hours

Monday: 9am – 9pm
Tuesday: 9am – 9pm
Wednesday: 9am – 9pm
Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Road
Menomonie, WI 54751


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Telephone: 715.232.2164
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Red Cedar Reader April 2017

Red Cedar Reader April 2017

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Top Ten Reads

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Made You Up
My Name Is Resolute
The Lost Hero
The Liar
The War that Saved My Life
Big Little Lies
The Library at Mount Char
Pawleys Island

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Wi-Fi To Go

Wi-Fi To Go

The Menomonie Public Library is launching its latest effort to bridge the digital divide by offering mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for check-out.  Any Library user 18 years of age or older with a valid Library card will be able to check-out a Wi-Fi hotspot at no cost to them.



Our Seed Library kicks-off another growing year with a presentation by Wheatfield Hill Organics on “Planting to Sustain Beneficial Insects.” Featuring Helen Kees and Danny Simpson.  Part 1 of 4

2016 Annual Report

We just released our 2016 annual report.  2016 was another eventful year for the library as we celebrated 30 years in our current location on Wolske Bay Road.  We were fortunate to get on the WiscNet fiber-optic network increasing our Internet capacity dramatically....
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Gifts of the Heart, Made by Hands, Inspired by Books

The Library is pleased to host a special exhibit by the Over the Edge Quilt Guild.  In celebration of both National Quilt Week and National Library Week, the Library is hosting an exhibit of quilts made by members of Over the Edge Quilt Guild of Menomonie.  Quilts...
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Library Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Working with the consulting group Library Strategies, the Library Board of Trustees has developed a three-year strategic plan for the library.  Using input from library staff, the Board, and the community four achievable goals for the library have been created:...
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Menomonie Reads 2017

Menomonie Reads starts January 8.  This year we are reading local author Dr. David Eitrheim’s inspiring essays on living with cancer.  The Race of My Life, co-authored with wife Amy Eitrheim, is a collection of David’s thoughts after he was diagnosed with an...
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Support Your Library

The Menomonie Public Library Foundation is in the middle of their annual fund drive.  During this giving season, please consider a gift to the library.  By donating to the Foundation you are supporting the many programs which make the library a special place....
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Antique Appraisal with Mark Moran

Antique appraisal with Mark Moran is right around the corner on Sunday, November 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fun, and it is fun to watch, but appraisals are limited.  There are still appraisal openings, so if you have an...
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Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Library annual fall book sale is October 27-30.  We are bursting at the seams with books and media.  This could be the largest selection we have ever had.  Thousands of books for sale, most are $1.00 or less! Plus, we have movies and tv series...
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Chippewa Valley Book Festival

We are fortunate to be part of the 17th annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival.  Each fall the Festival brings a series of fabulous authors to the Chippewa Valley.  Held in various locations around our area, there is something for everyone.  The 17th annual Chippewa...
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Hot Flash Havoc film screening and discussion

On October 4 at 7:00 p.m., the library and Mayo Clinic Health System are sponsoring a free movie screening of Hot Flash Havoc followed by a panel discussion with physicians from the Clinic.  Hot Flash Havoc: a film of menopausal proportions is enlightening,...
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Fall Newsletter Now Available

Our fall newsletter has just been published.  Get a preview of upcoming library events.  Pick up your copy at the library or subscribe to receive an email copy. Get the Red Cedar Reader in your Inbox...
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