November 18, 2021

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Administration: Make sure to see our 2021 holiday schedule. 

Community Development: City will host its 106th Fire & Lights Parade in December!

Parks, Recreation and Forestry: The Winter/Spring Guide Releases Nov. 23rd!  Make sure to check it out!

Public Safety:  Coffee With A Cop is back and it will be on Monday, November 29, 2021! Check out details in our section.  

Public Works: Adopt a nearby storm drain using the Dane County Adopt-A-Storm Drain App!

Sun Prairie Media Center: Even as the Sun Prairie Cardinals’ football team winds down its season with the state championship game, it is also time to look forward to Sun Prairie Media Center’s live coverage of another sport: Boys’ and girls’ basketball.

Sun Prairie Public Library: Join us for Urban Sun Book Club this Sunday - the last one for the year 2021!


Holiday Schedule!

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Your Sustainability Update!

Interested in knowing what's going on with sustainability in Sun Prairie? You can attend the Sustainability Committee meetings! It's a great way to know what's going on in Sustainable Sun Prairie. Want to submit a concern, comment, or question? You're welcome to!  undefined Opens in new window

You can find the meeting information here:

1. WRITTEN COMMENTS: You can send comments on agenda items to 

2. REGISTER IN ADVANCE: Webinar: Zoom Link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS: You can register your public comment through our electronic submission system. All comments will be included for the Sustainability Committee’s consideration during the meeting.           

Community Development

The City Will Host Its 106th Annual Fire and Lights Parade in December!

The City of Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department and the Historical Museum are excited to announce that the annual Fire and Lights Parade will be held on Saturday, December 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. along East Main Street in front of the museum. This event is a community tradition with the goal of bringing all who live, work, and play in Sun Prairie together to enjoy comradery and entertainment during the holiday season. This will be a holiday fun-filled evening packed with lots of activity.

Kicking off the entertainment by playing in Cannery Square from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. is the Sun Prairie Community Band. Beginning at 5:45 p.m., E. Main Street will be closed down to make way for the parade. After streets are closed off, the Fusion Dance Academy will launch the parade with street performance in front of the museum at 5:55 p.m. The dancers will be followed by vehicles from the Sun Prairie Fire Department, EMS, and Public Works as well others from surrounding communities. At 6:15 p.m., we will have special appearances in front of the museum from the Sun Prairie Media Center who will provide information about the vehicles, Mayor Esser with remarks, and Santa to do the Holiday Tree Lighting using a little magic. Santa will stick around for photos, candy cane handouts, and gift requests until 7:30 p.m. so he can make it back home in his sleigh.

Due to safety concerns around COVID-19, last year’s event was held as a drive thru parade at Angell Park and the tree lighting was offered virtually. City organizers are looking forward to the event returning to its original spot. “We’re thrilled that we were able to bring this annual event back to Downtown Sun Prairie, in front of the Sun Prairie Historical Museum,” said Colleen Burke, BID & Tourism Manager. “The excitement of Santa lighting the tree, a decorated downtown, and all of the emergency services vehicles on display and lit up in holiday lights is Sun Prairie’s way of saying that the holidays have arrived!”

The Fire and Lights Parade is certainly a major attraction for the downtown area but it’s not the only one. Many of the downtown shops and restaurants will have their own holiday designs and decorations up for attendees to see as well as offering a variety of specials and deals. Residents and visitors are encouraged to explore the area before and after all of the events. Follow us on Facebook at Downtown Sun Prairie - to see all of the upcoming winter fun!

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Joshua Clements Joins the City of Sun Prairie as Planning Director

The City of Sun Prairie has hired Joshua Clements to serve as the new Planning Director. He will initiate, create, and implement plans, programs, and ordinances in order to meet the objectives of the community as established through the Common Council, Plan Commission, and other committees and commissions of the City. Additionally, Joshua is responsible for overseeing the Planning Division, which includes two Planners and an Administrative Assistant.20201005_joshua_clements_003

From 2009 to 2013, Joshua served as the Community Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator for the University of Wisconsin Extension where he led and taught municipal strategic planning for county and municipal governments. In 2014, he transitioned to work for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a Community Development Specialist. In this role, he provided expert consultancy and technical assistance for impactful municipal planning and civic engagement with a focus on equitable development, placemaking, and active transportation. Currently, he serves as the Planning Director for the City of Altoona. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science in Conversation Biology and a Master of Science in Urban Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Joshua looks forward to using his skills and working with a motivated team to support the City’s planning efforts and serve the community as best possible.

“I am eager to join the Sun Prairie team and support the City’s efforts of continuously pursuing the community’s ambitious vision and values,” said Clements. “This is an exciting opportunity to use my expertise to ensure that Sun Prairie continues to thrive.”

For enjoyment, Joshua likes to be active by running, cycling, and backpacking. When it’s time to take a break from the activity, him and his wife can be found in the kitchen cooking up new recipes for their two kids. When it comes to traveling, he is a frequent flyer to Washington D.C.

Joshua will officially begin his time with the City on Monday, December 6. “Joshua was a very impressive candidate throughout the hiring process,” said Scott Kugler, Community Development Director. “His extensive experience in planning will be a major asset to the Sun Prairie community.”

SNOW- It's coming!

Winter is on the way, which means it won’t be long until we once again hear the familiar sounds of shovels and snow blowers. During the winter months, many residents (including children walking to school and the physically challenged) need to be able to safely use the public sidewalks.  A vital element in providing clean and safe passage of pedestrians during the winter is in your hands, namely, the removal of snow and ice from public sidewalks and ramps.  The City has an ordinance regarding snow removal which identifies the responsibilities of citizens in removing snow and ice from sidewalks and ramps.  However, clearing snow and ice should simply be looked upon as a combination of courtesy and caring toward all those who need to use the public walkways.

Residents are required to clear snow from sidewalks within twenty-four hours after the snow has stopped falling. Snow must be cleared the full width of the sidewalk or ramp, not just the width of the shovel or blower.  And remember, snow plows might create a blockage even after your sidewalk or ramp has been cleaned.  In the event that removal of ice is impossible, the property owner or occupant is required to use sand, salt or other suitable substance to prevent the ice from being dangerous.  The sooner and more completely you shovel, the less likely ice will form. 

If a sidewalk is not cleared by the required time, the property owner will receive one warning per winter season.  After that, City crews will remove the snow and ice from the sidewalk.  Property owners will be billed for this service, and unpaid bills will be added to the owner’s property tax bill.  After the 2nd violation, fines will also be levied for not complying.   It is also unlawful to take snow or ice from one property and deposit on another (public or private property).  

If you are planning on a vacation or other absence from home, please make sure to make arrangements for someone to take over for you while you are gone.  Residents who require time extensions to complete clearing of sidewalks may request such by contacting the Building Inspection Division.  

If anyone has a question or concern regarding sidewalk snow removal, the Building Inspection Division is ready to help.  You can reach us by email at or by phone at (608) 845-1184 or visit the City’s website at for news and updates.  If you are reporting locations which may be in violation of the city snow removal ordinance, please be prepared to leave enough information so that your complaint can be processed in a timely manor.  Sidewalk enforcement is complaint driven. The entire block for which a complaint is received will be inspected to insure fair and consistent enforcement.  Return calls are not made to individuals calling or e-mailing complaints due to the sheer volume of complaints that can be received surrounding a snow event.

When it snows in Sun Prairie, the City depends on its citizens to be helpful, responsible, and aware of the need to remove all snow and ice from the public sidewalks including walks and ramps leading to a crosswalk. This enables people of all ages and physical condition to have access to clean pedestrian walkways.  

Parks, Recreation and Forestry

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SPPRF office is now open: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm and available by phone at (608) 837-3449 Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, by email at

COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) recent Face Covering Emergency Order #4 (, we will require everyone age 2 and older to wear a mask or face covering for all indoor programming and rentals, inside the Family Aquatic Center bathhouse, and when visiting the Parks, Recreation and Forestry office for in person services until Face Covering Emergency Order #3 expires on November 5th, 2021.  This order (Order #4) will expire after 22 days (Nov. 27th), Public Health Madison & Dane County does not plan to replace it with any other mask requirements. For the most up to date Dane County COVID-19 information visit and specific Parks, Recreation and Forestry mitigation plan visit


Winter/Spring Guide Releases Nov. 23rd

Registration Begins – December 7th at

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Office Hours Update

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Closed: Thanksgiving (November 25th, 26th)

Sun Prairie Historical Museum

Closed to the Public – November 1st-May 1st 

Volunteer work continues behind the scenes to develop new exhibits and advance collections inventory. Anyone interested in volunteering at the Historical Museum should email

Sun Prairie Rink Rangers

rinkrangerslogo(1)Calling all volunteers! – Become a “Rink Ranger!” 

SPPRF has invested in two ice rink liner systems for the 2021-2022 skating season.  The liner systems significantly improve the quality of the ice and the duration of the skating season.  However, the liner system also requires additional maintenance, time, and attention that a traditional flooded rink does not.

SPPRF is committed to providing high quality ice rink facilities, but due to the additional manual labor required, combined with finite staffing resources, a community-supported volunteer program is critical for the success and future expansion of these facilities.

The "Rink Rangers" Adopt-a-Rink Volunteer Program is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity that relies on community members to assist the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department with basic ice rink maintenance such as snow removal, flooding/resurfacing (trained volunteers only), general site cleanup, and other maintenance needs as identified.

The 2021-2022 season is the first year of this program and will serve as a pilot to determine if additional ice rink liner systems within the park system are feasible in future years.

Safe Haven Youth Mentorship Program

Sun Prairie Community Schools and the Sun Prairie Neighborhood Navigators have teamed up to bring you the Safe Haven Youth Mentorship Program!

This FREE program invites youth and teens ages 8-16 to participate in safe, supervised activities every Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at C.H. Bird Elementary School for the duration of the school year.

For more information, or to sign up, please visit:

New in 2022! – Fitness Flex Pass

Not sure what fitness class is right for you?   Enjoy the flexibility to try them all with our new Fit Flex Pass.  More details to come in our 2022 Winter/Spring program guide!



Rec on the Go – December “Elves Workshop”

Res $15.00 / Non-Res $15.00 

Pickup dates begin 12/16 – Ages: 5-14

Rec on the go is a themed based exploration kits for kids ages 5 and up. Each month will feature crafts, experiments, and other fun activities for kids. Pick up or Delivery is available.

Pick-up and delivery will be available December 16 & 17. Participants will be emailed when kits are ready so make sure your email address is up to date.

Be a “Safe Kid” -  Fall 2021 - (12/04 - 10:00am – 12:00pm)

Be a “Safe Kid” – Fall 2021 - (12/04 - 12:30pm – 2:30pm)

Res $35.00 / Non-Res $53.00 

Ages: 9 -14

10:00am – 12:00pm

This "Safe Kids 101" training provides kids, ages 9 - 14, sklls for being home alone. Basic guidelines, first aid, fire safety, family emergency, internet safety and more will be covered in the 2-hour training. All sessions cover the same material.

Please note: A parent is required to stay for the first 15 minutes of class

Adult Cookie Decorating (12/07)

Res $41.00 / Non-Res $61.00

Ages: 18+

6:15 – 8:15pm

Learn to decorate cookies with the lady from Pretty Killer Cookies, Laura! She will show you basic royal icing cookie decorating techniques. Decorating cookies has never been more fun! Each participant will go home with their own set of cookies. Cookies will be holiday themed!

Youth Cookie Decorating (12/08)

Res $41.00 / Non-Res $61.00

Ages: 8-12

6:15 – 8:00pm

Learn to decorate cookies with the lady from Pretty Killer Cookies, Laura! She will show you basic royal icing cookie decorating techniques. Decorating cookies has never been more fun! Each participant will go home with their own set of cookies. Cookies will be holiday themed!

Bedtime Buddies – December “The Littlest Reindeer”

Res $25.00 / Non-Res $25.00

Ages: 2-4

Bedtime Buddies are a themed based stuff animal kit for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each kit will feature a themed based unstuffed animal, stuffing, book, and snack. Bedtime Buddies is sure to make bedtime more fun! Pick up or Delivery is available.

Non-residents must pickup - No delivery available.

Pickup/delivery is December 16 & 17. Please make sure your email address is up to date as that is the way you will be contacted about pickup/delivery.

4th Annual Holiday Light Decorating Contest - 2021

Res $0.00 / Non-Res $0.00

Open to homeowners and businesses!

Enter for a chance to win "Best Decorated Home in Sun Prairie!"


Registration Deadline - Thursday, December 9th, 11:59pm Register online at Home/Business must be located in Sun Prairie School District. For more info, follow the instructions on the left!

*By registering using either method, you are granting the City of Sun Prairie permission to use your name and photo of your house/business for future publicity.


Judging will be 5:00 - 9:00pm the week of December 13th.


  • Best First-Time Entry
  • Judge’s Choice
  • People’s Choice (online voting)
  • Best Decorated Business - New for 2021

*All winners will also receive an official City of Sun Prairie ‘Holiday Lights Contest Winner’ yard sign

Contest Rules:

  • Entry deadline is Thursday, December 9 at 11:59 pm
  • Participants are required to submit one (1) photo of their home no later than December 10 that will be posted for community judging (People’s Choice Award). Photo can be emailed to
  • Home/business must be located within the Sun Prairie City School District (please check with us if you’re not sure)
  • Contest is limited to what can be seen from the street side of the house/business at night
  • People and live animals are not allowed as part of the display
  • All participants are encouraged to keep their house/business decorated through December 31 so the community may view and enjoy!
  • In-person judging will take place the week of December 13 between the times of 5:00-9:00 pm
    • Winners based on in-person judging will be notified by December 17
    • Online judging will be open until December 20 and winner will be notified after it closes

Safe Haven Youth Mentorship Program

Location C.H. Bird Elementary School – Fridays, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Ages: 8 - 16

The Safe Haven Youth & Teen Mentorship Program is brought to you by Sun Prairie Community Schools, Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry, and the Sun Prairie Neighborhood Navigators.

The program meets weekly each Friday at C.H. Bird Elementary School from 4:30 - 6:30 pm and provides safe, supervised activities that foster growth in leadership, resiliency, and life skills. 

Public Safety

Fire Safety Tips!

Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue is being proactive this holiday season and reminding all of our residents to practice cooking and fire safety. To keep the Fire Department off your guest list, please take a minute to review some simple tips to keep your holiday meal on track!

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Happy Retirement to Matt Knoll  

On November 5th, Officer Matt Koll retired from the Sun Prairie Police Department after 24 years of service to the City of Sun Prairie. We thank Matt for his service to our community and wish him the best in his future. Matt, thanks for all you have done!

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Coffee With A Cop!

You can stop and have coffee with a cop! This will be held at different locati ons throughout Sun Prairie. Community members interested in this opportunity to connect with officers can go to the Sun Prairie Police Department Facebook account and then follow the event page for updates. The next one will be Monday, November 29, 2021, from 9 AM to 10 AM. at Beans n Cream | 345 Cannery Square. 

The mission of Coffee With a Cop is to break down barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know officers in your neighborhood.

Changes in date and time may occur due to police-related circumstances. You can stay connected by following updates posted from Facebook and Twitter on the Sun Prairie Police Department's webpage. Just click here!

Public Works

City of Sun Prairie Participates in New Adopt-A-Storm Drain Program

The City of Sun Prairie is excited to participate in a program focused on keeping storm drains clean and clear. Storm drains play an important role in flood prevention and protection of lakes, rivers and streams. They help move storm water runoff from roofs, driveways, streets and other hard surfaces to underground pipes or storm sewers that eventually make their way to our lakes, rivers and streams. Unfortunately, that runoff also carries pollutants, trash, leaves and other debris with it to our waters. Keeping storm drains and the area around them clean can help protect our waters! Steps that the City has taken to tackle the issue of pollutants running down into waterways include:

· Reviewing and updating the storm water management plan annually.

· Joining the Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership to collectively apply for a storm water discharge permit to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

· Spreading awareness and education about the importance of keeping area storm drains clean to the public through articles, newsletters, social media activity, and more.

In addition to our existing efforts, we know this cannot be done alone and the community is invited to join!

Sun Prairie is one of five communities partnering with Dane County on a new Adopt-A-Storm Drain program and we’re looking for volunteers. It’s easy! Here’s how it works.

1. Adopt a nearby storm drain using the Dane County Adopt-A-Storm Drain App.

2. Commit to safely cleaning the area on and around the adopted storm drain at least once a month, but preferably before every large rain event.

3. Report the amount and type of debris after each cleaning using the Adopt- A-Storm Drain App.

4. Report any spills/discharges washing down the storm drain.

5. Agree to share feedback that will be used to improve the program and expand it to other Dane County communities.

All volunteers will be provided a Storm Drain Cleaning Kit that includes a safety vest, storm drain decal to place on their adopted storm drain, dust pan and broom, collection bucket and an Adopt-A-Storm Drain sticker to proudly display. Volunteers will also be included on our Adopt-A-Storm Drain e-Newsletter, which comes out 3-4 times/year. Adopt a local storm drain and have a Ripple Effect on area waters!

“We’re excited to participate in this program and invite the community to join in on creating cleaner and safer streets,” said Tom Veith, Engineering Director.

A limited amount of Storm Drain Cleaning Kits for Sun Prairie is set to arrive this Thursday at City Hall. After registering to adopt a storm drain, participants will need to coordinate with Adam Gross, Staff Engineer, for a kit to be delivered to them. He can be reached via email at To Adopt-A-Storm Drain near you or learn more visit: 

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Sun Prairie Media Center


The Sun Prairie Media Center is pleased to wrap up its coverage of the Cardinals’ very successfu football Opens in new windowl 2021 football campaign with a live radio broadcast of the WIAA Division 1 state championship game between Sun Prairie and Franklin.

The broadcast will be heard on Friday at 4 PM on 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio, which is also available on,, and on the SPMC app, free to download from Google Play and the App Store.

This will be the first game of the season that the SPMC has NOT provided video coverage of, but Bally Sports Wisconsin has exclusive video rights to the game. 

“I’m hoping Cardinals fans will tune into the game and tune our radio broadcast in for the hometown call from our announcers Mike Powers, Bill Baker, and Jamison Rabbitt,” said SPMC director Jeff Robbins.

The Sun Prairie Media Center would like to thank its sponsors for the 2021 football season: Woodman’s, TDS, Eagan Automotive, Culver’s of Sun Prairie, Pro Active Engineering, Concrete Lifting Technologies, Dan Presser Real Estate, and the Bank of Sun Prairie. 


After a 2019-2020 campaign that was cut short and an abbreviated 2020-2021 season, the Sun Prairie Cardinals boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams are excited to be back with a full schedule of games and to be play images Opens in new windowing in front of fans all season.

But if you can’t make it to the game, rest assured that there will be coverage of both boys’ and girls’ hoops provided by the Sun Prairie Media Center on KSUN (Charter cable channel 983 and TDS channels 10 and 1013), on 103.5 The Sun Community Radio, and online at

The SPMC is planning to provide video and radio coverage of 46 games, with games airing on both KSUN and 103.5 FM. Of course all video coverage will be available on the SPMC’s Roku and Apple TV channels and all coverage will also be available on the SPMC app, available to download for free from Google Play and the App Store.

Boys’ games will be called by SPMC veteran and all-around hoops expert Mike Mathison with coverage of girls’ games provided by announcers Todd Richmond, Matthew Aumann, and Dan Corcoran.

“We are thrilled to be getting into basketball season,” said SPMC director Jeff Robbins. “Both programs have great reputations and this will be their last hurrah as the only teams in town before sharing the spotlight with the Wolves next year. I want to thank our fantastic crew, announcers, sponsors, and the school district for everything they do to make these broadcasts possible.”

Basketball sponsors for the 2021-2022 campaign include Woodman’s, Concrete Lifting Technologies, Culver’s of Sun Prairie, TDS, Eagan Automotive, Bank of Sun Prairie, Hebl and Hebl Attorneys at Law, and S&K Automotive. There is still sponsorship opportunities for any business that wants to get involved in this exclusive coverage. Anyone interested should contact Jeff Robbins at or via phone at 608-837-4193.


On Monday, November 1, Culver’s of Sun Prairie held what has become an annual “KIDS-4 Share Night” to raise money for the Media Center’s flagship student media literacy program. The night was a remarkable success, resulting in a Culver’s donation of $711.37 to the Friends of the Sun Prairie Media Center fundraising group. A percentage of all sales at the restaurant from 5 PM to 8 PM on November 1 counted toward the donation total.

“Once again the Culver’s Share Night was a great success for us this year,” said Sun Prairie Media Center director Jeff Robbins. “We love working with Alexandria and her entire staff at Culver’s. A huge thanks of course to our very active and involved group of volunteers, KIDS-4 families, board members, and Friends group members who either volunteered at the event and/or came in to eat. This Culver’s Share Night adds to what has already been a very successful beginning of the KIDS-4 crew year.”

Participants in KIDS-4 learn about media literacy while honing their communication and collaboration skills as they make television by kids, for kids. KIDS-4 crew members, who are students in grades 4-8, are responsible for all aspects of video production, from cameras, sound, lighting, editing, directing, writing, and starring in their own programs and videos that are then aired on KIDS-4, which is available on Charter cable channel 984, TDS channels 14 and 1014, and streamed live at

The Sun Prairie Media Center would like to thank Culver’s, particularly Culver’s of Sun Prairie owner and operator Alexandria Mahoney, for hosting the event. The SPMC would also like to thank Alexandria’s staff, the SPMC volunteers, and of course the community members, whether involved in the program or not, who ate at Culver’s on November 1.

Money raised on November 1 will be used to buy equipment, software, and/or other technology deemed most necessary by the Sun Prairie Media Center staff.

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Sun Prairie Public Library

The library will be CLOSED on Thursday, 11/25 and Friday, 11/26. The drive-thru book drops will remain open.

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Children’s & Teen Services

Join us for Small Fry Storytime on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the SPPL Storytime Facebook Group or on the SPPL YouTube Channel, and Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the SPPL Storytime Facebook Group or on the SPPL YouTube Channel. Visit for up-to-date info.

TWEEN Book Club Online

Wednesday, December 1st  4-5pm 

Our Tween Book Club is intended for readers in grades 6-9. We will discuss lighter topics than our Teen Book Club. All meetings will be held on Zoom and registration is required. Email Melissa at mcarollo at to register.

Teen Creativity Club Online

Tuesday, December 7th 4-5 p.m. 

Join Melissa on Zoom for Teen Creativity Club! The project for our December 7 meeting is TBA. Registration is required, reserve your spot by using the form below. This program is for teens in 6th - 12th grade. Questions, concerns, or if registration has already closed but the event has not yet happened, please email Melissa at

Adult Services

Gentle Tai Chi

Thursday, November 18 2-2:45 p.m.

Thursday, December 2 2-2:45

Take an afternoon rejuvenation break and join us for Gentle Tai Chi! Tai Chi is slow, mindful exercise which focuses on attention to the breath and has been proven to be helpful for strength, alignment, flexibility, stress management, cognitive fitness, and balance of body, mind and spirit. It's practical, relaxing, and can be modified for a wide range of special needs. Facilitated by certified master instructor, Jody Curley, M.A. This program will be held via Zoom. To receive the Zoom log in information, please register on the Events Calendar for each date you wish to attend at

Urban SUN: Black Voices Book Club

Sunday, November 21 3-4 p.m. 

A monthly book club devoted to creating meaningful conversations about race by exploring works of contemporary and historical African-American authors. Discussions are led by Sun Prairie residents, Donna Mackey and Marilyn Ruffin. Get ready to get uncomfortable and get real! This month is "Reader's Choice"! All participants will be invited to talk about one or two works by Black authors/creators that they would like to share with the group. The Urban SUN book club will meet via Zoom until further notice. To receive the Zoom log in information, please register here.

"Go Big Read" Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 1st 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison holds a common book program to engage students, faculty, and staff in a shared, academically focused reading experience, with local libraries partnering to extend the program out into the community. The 2021-2022 Go Big Read selection is “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi. “Transcendent Kingdom” is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief-- a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written and emotionally searing, this follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut novel, “Homegoing” was longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. We invite you to read the book and join us for a virtual discussion, led by a UW iSchool student. This discussion will be held via Zoom. Please register here to join us for this virtual discussion, and Zoom details will be emailed to you. Copies of the book are available for participants at the library's Information Desk.

Dream Bus Bookmobile

Join the Dream Bus bookmobile on Monday nights at Rolling Prairie apartments, The Element on Main apartments, and Vandenburg Heights Park, in collaboration with Sun Prairie Community Schools, The Sun Prairie Neighborhood Navigators, and the Sun Prairie YMCA. Sign up for a library card, check out free books, music, and movies, access free Wi-Fi and resources, and more! Masks are required. Staff will have free masks available upon request.


Rolling Prairie Apartments - 415 S. Bird Street

4 - 4:25pm 

The Element on Main Apartments - 102 Park Circle

4:30 – 4:55pm

Vandenburg Heights Park - 1020 Vandenburg Street

5 – 5:25pm