The Monona Public Library, 2010 Wisconsin Library of the Year, invites the public for a free two-part program from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the library, 1000 Nichols Road, Monona.
Talking to Children: What if Mom, Dad, or Grandma Has Cancer? runs from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and focuses on resources and tips for discussing cancer with children from preschool age through young teens. This program is open to all and targeted to day care providers and parents or caregivers who have cancer or who have another family member with cancer. Continuing education credits are available.
Someone You Know Has Cancer: What Can You Do? follows from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This discussion and question and answer session brings together cancer survivors and representatives from local breast cancer programs. There will be refreshments and door prize drawings featuring a Grand Prize donated by The Boston Store and additional certificates by many local retailers.
This program is scheduled during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and highlights the library’s Susan G. Komen for the Cure Special Collection of breast health and cancer treatment materials. The collection is funded by a Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Madison grant. The books, DVDs and other materials in the collection are housed at the Monona Public Library and available for checkout through all 52 libraries in the South Central Library System. Call the library at 608-222-6127 for additional details.
The Monona Public Library, Wisconsin 2010 Library of the Year, is a member of the South Central Library System and a LINK member library providing access to nearly 3 million items representing 790,000 different titles. The library is operated by the City of Monona to serve its community and the residents of the South Central Library System, which includes Dane, Columbia, Green, Portage, Adams, Sauk and Wood counties. For information, visit http://www.mononalibrary.org/.