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Archaeologist to discuss effigy mounds at history club event

Archaeologist to discuss effigy mounds at history club event

As part of a new series on history, the library will offer a speaker event Sunday focused on Native American history. 

The Monona Public Library said it is partnering with the Dean House and the Blooming Grove Historical Society to launch the Monona History Club. The first meeting will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the library.

Organizers said Wisconsin Historical Society Archaeologist Dr. Amy Rosebrough will discuss pre-historic and historic Native Americans and their effigy mounds in Southern Wisconsin. The event is in recognition of Native American History Month. Rosebrough's presentation will add an emphasis on the Dane County and Monona areas. 

There will be historical Native American artifacts and maps available for viewing at the presentation, event organizers said. The items are also on display at the library.

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Free performance to focus on banned books

A free performance at the library Thursday will feature monologues about banned books.

The Monona Public Library will host "Out of the Fire" The Banned Books Monologues" at 7 p.m., organizers said. Acrots from Forward Theatre will perform at the library. The performances are taken from the company's upcoming festival on banned books.

The library said there is no cost to attend the event.

Visit www.forwardtheater.com or www.mymonona.com/131/Library for more information.

Firefighters host open house Sunday

The Monona Fire Department will host an open house Sunday afternoon.

The city of Monona said firefighters will have fire trucks on display and demonstrate firefighting equipment at the station from noon to 3 p.m.

Organizers said there would be balloons and refreshments at the open house.

The Monona Fire Department is at 5211 Schluter Road.

Annual book, baked good sale this weekend

Annual book, baked good sale this weekend

The library's annual baked goods and book sale begins this weekend, offering a variety of used media and pastries. 

The sale begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs through 4 p.m. On Sunday, book-buyers can fill a paper bag for $5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., according to the city website. 

A wide variety of fiction and non-fiction children's books, DVDs and CDs. Cookies, bars and cupcakes will also be sold at the event, organizers said. 

Monona Fall Festival offers many fun activities throughout weekend

On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Monona Fall Festival will kick off at Winnequah Park, Healy Lane, Monona, Wi.

To start the festival, the Hoot Hoot Hustle 5K run/ 1 mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. A chili cook-off will follow at 10:30 a.m. To finish Saturday's events, there will be a Monona Pie Party from 1-5 p.m.

Sunday will be Family Funday, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

You don't want to miss these family fun events!