Saturday, September 20, 4:30-8 p.m.
Monona Public Library Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Lively Fundraiser
Dinner Followed by Dancing at Fireman's Park Shelter, Monona, WI
Help Monona Public Library celebrate its 50th Anniversary at this fun-filled fundraiser, Saturday, September 20, from 4:30–8 pm at Fireman's Park Shelter in Winnequah Park -- complete with foot-stompin' fiddle music, amazin' grazin,' activities for the young'uns, and an auction (online silent and live). Move to your heart's content or sit back and enjoy the music and camaraderie. Shake out your gingham apron or dust off your straw hat and get ready to swing your partner. Families and beginners welcome. No partner, experience, or costume necessary.
Dot Kent, known as the best caller in southern Wisconsin, will teach us traditional American dances, including old-time squares, Midwestern big circle dances and others. She will be accompanied by live fiddle, guitar and hammer dulcimer music.
Don't fret the menu! Fat Jack's will provide options for carnivores, herbivores and omnivores alike. Choose from sliced pork, roast chicken, grilled vegetables, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and pasta salad, plus dessert -- pie or cake! Beer, root beer and other goodies will be available for purchase.
The evening will include a silent auction featuring a variety of donations from generous local businesses and individuals and a live auction of a select few big-ticket items. Come ready to bid on a “Peerless Picnic”--tour the backroads of Southern Wisconsin to a surprise destination in a 1916 vintage car; day trip includes gourmet picnic and wine and cheese stops along the way (4 adults). For the kiddies, bid on an “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Outing”--tool around the streets of Monona in a vintage automobile, destination: Monona Bait & Ice Cream Shop (5 passengers; at least one must be an adult). Also for the live auction is a 4 day / 3-night condo stay in picturesque Fish Creek in Door County. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the Friends of Monona Public Library, will be used to update the Library’s café space.
Tickets are $30 per person, $100 family four pack (you define ‘family’), kids 4 and under free. Price includes dinner, dessert, an evening of lively entertainment and a free Friends of Monona Public Library membership! Purchase tickets (cash, check or credit card) in advance by calling 608-222-6127 or by coming to Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road, Monona.
From its humble beginnings in 1964 when it was located in a small room of the Monona Community Center, the Monona Library has grown and flourished. Monona Public Library was voted Wisconsin Library of the Year in 2010, and is proud to serve the community of Monona, as well as all of Dane County and the South Central Library System. The Library offers numerous unique programs and services for people of all ages, with book collections, e-books, movies, music cds, computer and free WI-FI services. “It’s an exciting time to be at the Monona Library,” says director Erick Plumb. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the success of our first half-century serving area residents; we’re even more excited to look forward to what the next decades will bring. As the area continues to grow and thrive, we’ll be here to serve you.”
We’ll do-si-do rain or shine. Monona Fireman’s Park Shelter is located at the northernmost corner of Winnequah Park at the intersection of Winnequah Road and Progressive Lane. See you at the Shindig!
Monona Library Fundraising Events!
CULVER'S FROZEN CUSTARD! Tuesday, July 29th
The Friends of Monona Public Library presented
Hungry Caterpillar Garden Tea Party Fundraiser, Saturday, May 17, 2014
A fun time was had by all. A big thank you goes out to our wonderful sponsors, especially Tami from Funny Faces Family Entertainment who entertained the children wonderfully! And also, Aaron from Whole Foods who worked with our wonderful volunteers to plate the delicious food for our guests. The beautiful indoor garden path was provided by Pleasant Prairie Greenhouse and it made for an enchanted garden gateway as Miss Tami guided the children to the Tea party.
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Afternoon Tea at the “Mononaton” Library
A deliciously delightful tea party fundraiser celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Monona Public Library.
Check our Facebook page for pictures from the event.
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