Weekly News

Special Announcement:  January 14 – 28, 2019

The Tolono Public Library is accepting proposals for custodial services.  The deadline is 5:00 pm January 28, 2020.  Proof of Work Comp and Liability insurance will be required at least 72 hours prior to the start date.

The contract is for one year and is renewable yearly.  The proposal should include price, number of hours and number of weekly visits.  In addition, please note what cleaning supplies and paper products you plan to provide.  Please drop off at the library located at 111 E. Main in Tolono or email your proposal to Janet Cler at

Tolono Public Library News for January 30 to February 6, 2020

Women’s Mini Seminar Event: Overcoming Adversity Saturday February 1, 2020 from 9am to noon in the meeting room.  Come learn from three amazing and successful women who have been able to achieve their professional goals despite adversity.  Life is hard!  Taking care of yourself and others, managing a household and balancing a career can take a toll on you.  This encouraging seminar will put you in touch with others while listening to the speakers share their personal experiences. This seminar is for women 18+

Introduction to Tai Chi: Join us Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 9-10 am for a one-hour introduction to Tai Chi.  Learn the basics including exercises to cultivate balance, control, flexibility, joint health, vitality and mindfulness.  Philip Brewer will lead this informative session.  Wear comfortable clothes.  Ages 18+.

Program Events this Week

Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!  The winter months are good months for working a puzzle.  Do you have some puzzles that you have worked and now they are stored in your closet?  Wouldn’t it be great to exchange them for new-to-you puzzles?  Bring your complete, gently used puzzles to the library Tuesday January 28th through Thursday January 30th for a Puzzle Swap!  Exchange yours for new ones to take home.  Limit 3 puzzles to swap per person.  The puzzle swap will be open during our regular hours all three days.

 Storytime with Miss Emily will meet this week on Monday morning from 10:00-10:45 am.  The theme for February 3 Pretty Penguins.  Learn all about these flightless birds.  We will play a fun penguin labeling game, make a penguin out of heart shapes, and read fun penguin stories.   Preschoolers and parents are welcome to attend.

 Seniors 60 and over are invited to join us for Coffee Talk on Wednesday February 5 at 9 am. This weekly program encourages seniors to visit with each other and enjoy friendly conversation.  Enjoy coffee, light snacks, and good company.

After School BINGO Wednesdays 3:30 – 4p.  Everyone’s favorite game is back!  Join us for prizes, snacks and fun!  Recommended ages 5-18

Upcoming Event

Mommy Meetup: February 7, from 9-10 am.  Being a mom is hard.  Having another adult to talk to who understands can help.  Bring your children (o-5 years old) to do some fun activities, meet other moms in the community and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Adult Craft Night: February 7, for 6-7 pm.  DIY Photo Cubes.  Bring at least 6 pictures from home to make your own photo cube out of a block of wood.  You will cut the photos and glue them on all sides of a 2” X 2” cube


RBdigital is our library database of the month. RBdigital offers an easy way to access audiobooks, eBooks, and digital magazines from the library right onto your computer or mobile device. RB digital offers over 100 different eMagazines with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

New Fiction:


The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler
No Fixed Line by Dana Stabenow
How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann
Many Rivers to Cross by Peter Robinson
Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
Huckleberry Lake by Catherine Anderson
Matchmaking Can Be Murder by Amanda Flower
The Country Guesthouse by Robyn Carr
Lost by James Patterson
Deep State: a thriller by Chris Hauty
A Small Town by Thomas Perry
Westering Women by Sandra Dallas
Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman
All the Ways We Said Goodbye: a novel of the Ritz Paris by Beatriz Williams
The Amish Wedding Promise by Laura Hilton
Rosanna’s Gift by Susan Simpson
Time for Love by Debbie Macomber
Winter’s Proposal by Sherryl Woods
Hired Guns by William Johnstone

Young Adult

Strange Exit by Parker Peeryhouse
The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera


The thief Knot by Kate Milford
Roll with It! By Jamie Sumner
Notorious by Gordon Korman
FGTeeV Presents Into the Game! By FGTeeV


Little Thor Gets Mad by Victoria Nguyen
L is for Love: a Heartfelt Alphabet by Greg Paprocki
You are My Sweetheart by Joyce Wan
Heidi Heckleback Takes the Cake by Wanda Coven
A Good Team by Heather Burnell
How to Catch a Dragon by Adam Wallace
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes
Tomorrow I’ll be Kind by Jessica Hische
Wild Honey from the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel
Surf’s Up by Chris Barton
Molly of Denali: Little Dog Lost by Mark Zaslove
Just My Best Friend by Mercer Mayer
Buscuit’s Snow Day Race by Alyssa Capucilli
New Non-Fiction:


Modern Flexitarian by Lucy Taylor
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
Martha Stewart’s Organizing by Martha Stewart
You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy
Forever and Ever by Randy Travis


Narwhals and Other Whales by Mary Pope Osborne
Disney Princess Quizzes by Jennifer Boothroyd
Disney Heroes and Villains Quizzes by Jennifer Boothroyd
The Presidential Masters of Prehistory by Saskia Lacey
The Prehistoric Masters of Literature by Saskia Lacey

New Movies

Gemini Man  DVD and Blu-Ray
Jexi  DVD and Blu-Ray
Butterbean’s Café. Let’s Get Cooking!  DVD
January Calendar of Events

February Calendar of Events

January Preschool Storytime Schedule

February Preschool Storytime Schedule