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The library will be closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20.  (The library will be open Saturday, April 19.)

The drive-through book drop will be closed:

Thur., April 17 at 9 p.m. until Sat., April 19 at 8:45 a.m.

Sat., April 19 at 5 p.m. until Mon., April 21 at 8:45 a.m.

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The Sun Prairie Public Library is proud to announce our first ever community reading project called Sun Prairie Reads!  This project will be a yearlong event centered on a single book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman.

To find out more about what this it is all about, visit our Sun Prairie Reads webpage.  You can also view our calendar to see what events are coming up next.

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In conjunction with Sun Prairie Reads Seedfolks

A series of programs focusing on gardening, community and sustainability.

Best Practices for a Successful Garden with Schonheit Gardens

Expert advice on cultivating and maintaining a healthy garden.

Thursday, April 17     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

To register call 608-825-0702 or email

Milk Jug Printmaking 101

If you can trace, you can print.  Participants will prepare a printing plate, create a print using an etching press and paint the finished product for presentation.  All supplies will be provided.

Saturday, April 19     11 a.m.

Library Community Room

Registration Required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Hidden Treasure: Discovering Wisconsin's Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Explore the 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail with travel writer and runner Melanie Radzicki McManus, who has run the entire trail.

Wednesday, April 23     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Library Spring Gala

A fundraising event to support the Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation

Wine, Beer, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting, Silent Art Auction, Musical Interludes, Childcare Available: Ages 2-10

Dressy casual attire, please.

Saturday, April 26     5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $40 through April 26(at the door).

Pre-registration is appreciated: in person at the library Registration Desk, by mail, or online at

Up Close and Personal with Jean Feraca

Wisconsin Public Radio veteran and award-winning poet, Jean Feraca discusses her book I Hear Voices: A Memoir of Love, Death and the Radio

Tuesday, April 29     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Mystery Movie at the Library

Live dangerously! Walk on the wild side! Come for a mystery movie and be totally surprised by our selection.

Thursday, May 1    6:30 p.m. [Hint: Apples will be forced to drop in.]

(Not ready to take a chance? Stop by the library, call 608-825-0702, or email and we will let you in on the secret.)

Crafting and Conversation

Bring any craft you enjoy and can carry with you to the library, or just drop in for the conversation.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sunday, May 4     1:30-4:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Couch to 5K

Want to run a 5K or start a walking/running routine?  Jamie Adcock will provide all the tools and information you need.  No experience needed.  Come dressed in active wear to participate in a short run/walk after the session.

Monday, May 5     6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Registration required. Call 608-825-0702 or email

In conjunction with Sun Prairie Reads Seedfolks

A series of programs focusing on gardening, community and sustainability.

Permaculture Gardening Techniques

Learn to incorporate sustainable permaculture practices into your landscape with Madison Area Permaculture Guild founder Kate Heiber-Cobb.  Discussion to include composting, water holding, beneficial insects and more.

Wednesday, May 7     6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Chickens at the Library

Thursday, May 15

6 p.m --Get to know some real, live chickens when they come to visit the library.  Fun for all ages!

6:30 p.m.--Documentary film screening: Mad City Chickens, Q&A with the filmmakers afterwards

Library Community Room



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