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An opera in Viroqua? Yes! We’re teaming up with the folks at The Commons to make The Magic Flute a Pickup Truck Operato city. Plan to join us on Sunday, August 21 at 5 p.m. on Rock Avenue in front of the library for this unique performance. This is a family and youth-oriented program!

Mozart’s opera, “The Magic Flute”, is propelled into the not so distant future. With fiery tunes and epic choruses paired with groovy 90s disco beats! Three 20-minute vignettes translate this opera in a way suitable for young people. Expect amazing music, fun characters, colors and fun! Bring your own seat and wear a hat! Snack provided. Free of charge and without registration. The opera will be performed by Mixed Precipitation of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please call us with any questions at 608-637-7151 ext. 6.

In the library lobby, we continue to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics in partnership with AMI. Clinics are held weekly on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no cost and no pre-registration is required to participate. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged. Vaccines available include Pfizer a three-dose series for youth 6 months to 4 years old, Moderna a two-dose series for youth 6 months to 5 years old, Pfizer a two-dose series and boosters for 5-year-olds and Plus, Moderna a two-dose series for youth ages 6-17, Moderna a two-dose series and boosters for adults ages 18 and older, and Johnson and Johnson a single-dose and booster for adults. adults 18 and over. Specific questions about vaccinations should be directed to your healthcare provider or the Vernon County Health Department.

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Vernon County Read to Win returns to Vernon County Libraries. Read to Win is an opportunity for youth ages 0-17 to win a pass or transportation ticket to use at the upcoming Vernon County Fair! Stop by the McIntosh Memorial Library beginning Monday, August 15, and pick up a reading journal. After completing three hours of reading, stop and turn in your reading log at the traffic desk to get either a free pass to the fairgrounds or a ticket valid for one ride during the fair. The Read to Win program will end on Saturday, September 10. The Vernon County Fair will be held September 14-18 in Viroqua.

Thanks to Viroqua artist Pita Daniels for being our guest artist of the month on the Viroqua Area Foundation art wall inside the library. Stop and admire the eight original Pita paintings on display until the end of August. Several pieces are available for purchase.

To stay up to date on everything happening at the library, such as the “Viroqua Library” page on Facebook, visit our website at www.mcintoshmemoriallibrary.orgor visit us in person at 205 S. Rock Ave. in Viroqua.

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