Here’s a look at some of the events sponsored by the Winona Public Library in June:
Book Bingo: Evening Edition
Books, bingo and beer? What? That’s right — books, bingo and beer.
Play four to five rounds of bingo with the Winona Public Library at Island City Brewery, 65 E. Front St., and win books. Book Bingo: Evening Edition is one Wednesday a month from 7 to 8 p.m.
Upcoming dates include: Wednesday, June 5; Wednesday, July 10; Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Suicide: The Ripple Effect
At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, the Winona Public Library will show “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.” The movie is a documentary that chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who, at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive and find recovery.
Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center will have resources and support available at the event for those that may need to talk with someone. Help create awareness about mental health and resiliency. (www.SuicideTheRippleEffect.com)
Classic Movie Monday
Classic Movie Monday is every first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room. Each month a different classic movie is showcased. Popcorn and lemonade is served at the event. To learn the upcoming movies, call the library’s Reference Desk at 507-452-4860 or go to the library’s website at winona.lib.mn.us.
Upcoming dates include: Monday, June 3; Monday, July 1; Monday, Aug. 5.
Introduction to Digital Literacyclasses
Technology is constantly changing, so how do you stay safe? How do you know what is fake and what is real? How do smartphones even work? And who or what are those round dots people are talking to?
The Winona Digital Literacy Project is offering a series of classes from Tuesday, June 11, to Tuesday, July 2, that will help out those new to technology. All classes will be held at the Winona Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. All participants must register. To register for the classes, go to winonadlp.org/events or call Adult Basic Education at 507-494-0924 or the Winona Public Library at 507-452-4860. Classes include basic computer skills (June 11), civility online (June 18), smart phones (June 25) and smart homes (July 2).
Play five rounds of different variations of bingo and win books. Book Bingo meets every second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m.
Summer Book Bingo dates include: June 12, July 10, Aug. 14.
Book Bingo will be held outdoors in the library’s Learning Plaza with the rain location of the library’s Central Exchange Room.
Winona Writers Group
Do you like to write fiction, non-fiction or poetry? Check out the Great River Writes – Winona Writers Group that meets every second Friday of the month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room.
Each month you will receive writing prompts to work on and bring to the next meeting. Don’t like the prompts? Then make your own.
Bring one page, single-spaced of your work to be critiqued at the meeting. The library will make copies of your work to be passed out at the meeting.
Writing prompts for the Friday, June 14 meeting are:
1. Open the window. What’s outside? (This could be descriptive, real or imagined.)
2. Eye Contact: Write about two people seeing each other for the first time.
3. Food Memory: Write about the best or worst food you’ve experienced.
Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting
The Friends of the Winona Public Library meet every third Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the library’s Bell Art Room. The meeting is open to all Friends and potential Friends. The next meeting is Saturday, June 15.