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National Library Week

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Join us in celebrating public libraries during National Library Week, April 8-14. National Library Week events and giveaways are funded thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the La Crosse Public Library and other community organizations.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, April 8: Local Talent Day

-1:30 PM: Music on a Sunday Afternoon with Prairie Smoke (Main)
-1-3 PM- Book Signing: The 50-Year Summer (Main)



Monday, April 9- “Libraries are for Everyone” Day

9:30-11 AM- Monday Morning at Main: Kumbh Mela (Main)
9:30-11 AM- Monday Morning Play Shoppe Party (North)
-11 AM: Libraries are for Everyone Ceremony and Reception (Main)
-4 PM: Are You Smarter than a Librarian? (South)
-6 PM: Monday Movie: Murder on the Orient Express (Main)
-6:30 and 7:30 PM: Dark La Crosse Walking Tour (Downtown)


Tuesday, April 10- Downtown Day

10 AM: Library Streaming and Downloading Services (Main)
-6:30 PM: Storytime for Adults: April Fools (Turtle Stack Brewery)
-6:30 and 7:30 PM: Dark La Crosse Walking Tour (Downtown)



Wednesday, April 11- Patron Appreciation Day

Thank you for visiting and supporting the La Crosse Public Library. Stop in during our regular open hours for a free gift (limit one per family, while supplies last). We’ll be giving away free goodie bags to the first 50 people who visit the North Community Library or South Community Library and to the first 200 people to complete a short and accessible scavenger hunt at the Main Street Library.

-2-6 PM: Behind-the-Scenes Archive Tours (Main)
-5 PM: Writing From The Subconscious with John DeDakis (Main)
6:30 PM: FilmFreaks: Romeo + Juliet (Main)


Thursday, April 12- Food for the Mind, Food for the Body Day

Feed your mind while helping to feed the community. We’ll be donating $.25 to the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse for every item checked out today at any of our three locations (up to $500 total). Donations of non-perishable food items will also be accepted at the front desk of all three locations. Our sincere thanks to the Hunger Task Force for their 20 years of service to eliminate hunger and harvest community resources throughout La Crosse. We look forward to continuing our partnership for many decades to come.

10 AM-Noon: Technology Class: Computers for Beginners (Main)
1:00-3:00 PM: Adult Crafts: Pebble Artwork (Main)
1:00-3:00 PM: Hunger Task Force Food Distribution (Main)



Friday, April 13-Friday Fun Day

-2-4 PM: Touch-a-Truck (Main)
-3:30-5:30 PM: Teen Fandom Trivia (Main)


Saturday, April 14- Library Adventure Day

Choose your own library adventure! Visit all three of our locations to sample everything the La Crosse Public Library has to offer. Free trolley rides will be available from 9 AM-3 PM, providing transportation between the Main Street Library, the North Community Library, and the South Community Library. We’ll have events, activities and free food available throughout the day. Get your “Library Passport” stamped at the front desk of all three locations for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Houghton's Jackson Street Pub. The North Community and South Community Libraries will both be open expanded hours today from 9 AM-3 PM.

-10:30 AM: Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble (North)
-10:30 AM: La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra (South)
-11 AM-2 PM: Board Game Fun with River City Hobbies (Main)
-11 AM-3 PM: Cloudy’s Gourmet Brats Food Truck (Main)
-1:30 PM: Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble (South)
-1:30 PM- La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra (North)
-3:00 PM- Around the Farm Table with Inga Witscher (Main)

National Library Week Giveaways and Contests

In honor of our 130th Anniversary, stop by any of our three La Crosse Public Library locations from April 8-14 to sign up for a new library card or to renew your existing library card to be entered into a drawing for a $130 gift certificate for Downtown Mainstreet, which can be used at over 75 downtown businesses.

From April 8-14, use #LaCrosseLibrary to share your love for the La Crosse Public Library on social media to be entered in a drawing for $50 gift certificates to the Greengrass Cafe. Post a library selfie, check in at one of our locations, share a book recommendation, and spread the library love! Limit one entry per person.

Join us for Patron Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 11. The first 50 people to visit the North Community Library and the South Community Library will get a free goodie bag. The first 100 people to complete a scavenger hunt at the Main Street Library will get a free goodie bag. Limit one goodie bag per family.

Join us for Library Adventure Day on Saturday, April 14. Pick up your “library passport” and get it stamped at all three La Crosse Public Library locations to be entered into a drawing for $50 gift certificates to Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub. To help you complete your library adventure, we’ll be providing free trolley transportation between our three library locations on this day from 9 AM-3 PM. Limit one entry per person.

Attend special events throughout the week for special refreshments, door prizes and more.