Notice: The library will be closing at 4:30 p.m. today, Friday, February 24, due to the weather conditions.

Movie Matinee

Join us for a free movie matinee in the library’s program room. Click links below to learn more about the films.

Thursday, March 2 at 1pm, Arrival, PG-13/116 minutes

Tuesday, March 7 at 1pm, The Light Between Oceans, PG-13/133 minutes

Science on Tap: CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease)

Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 pm at the Minocqua Brewing Company. Science on Tap welcomes Michael Samuel, recently retired Professor of Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison and Assistant Unit Leader, USGS BRD Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. Dr. Samuel’s research has focused on the ecology of wildlife disease. Scientific understanding of the ecology and transmission of CWD in free-ranging wildlife is very limited. This information is crucial in providing knowledge for making management decisions. Join the conversation and learn about this important research. For more information check online at Remember, too, that the event is streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library where root beer and pretzels are served!

Coding: Debugging the Gender Gap






Tuesday, March 7, 6pm Join us for a special screening of the award winning 2015 film “Coding: Debugging the Gender Gap”. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Adam Raddatz, technology and engineering instructor at LUHS. Other area educators will also be on hand for discussion and coding demonstrations.

This screening is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s “Coding Initiative in Wisconsin Public Libraries” project.

This event is free and open to the public. Hearty snacks will be served. For more information call the library at 715-356-4437.

Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Storytime – Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with books, songs and games. Make a fun “Cat-tastic” craft, too. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers.

Music Garden – Thursdays, through May 25 at 10 a.m. Music & movement for kids (newborn – 5 yrs) and their families.

Friday GymTime – Held every Friday from January to April, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy playtime in the wide open spaces of the community gym. Recommended for kids from birth through 5 years and their families. Join the fun and bring your friends!

Saturday Music Garden – Saturdays, January 21, February 11, April 8 and May 13 at 10 a.m. Music & movement for kids (newborn – 5 yrs) and their families.

Open Book Club

Come join us at our next meeting on Monday, February 27, from 6:30pm-8:00pm for The Gift by Danielle Steel.
On a June day, a young woman in a summer dress steps off a Chicago-bound bus into a small midwestern town. She doesn’t intend to…. see more

Lit Lovers Book Club

All are welcome to join our informal group!

Next meeting is Monday, March 13, 2017. Join us in the discussion on The Unseen World by Liz Moore.

The moving story of a daughter’s quest to discover the truth about her beloved father’s hidden past

Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a…. see more

Tax Forms

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Wisconsin Tax Forms

Free income tax assistance is available for the Lakeland area residents starting Feb. 3 and continuing until April 10 (Mondays and Fridays only). This service is provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, and is available to people with low to moderate income; with special attention to those over the age of 60.

People intending to use the service will need to bring the following items as appropriate:
  • A picture ID (required)
  • Social Security Card (required)
  • Copies of last year’s 2015 Federal and State returns (if you filed)
  • 2016 W-2’s, 1099’s and any other tax related documents (i.e. interest and dividend statements, IRA withdrawals, etc.)
  • Social Security Income payment statements
  • Copies of any W-2 G (gambling winnings)
  • Information showing purchase price for any stock sold
  • Information to support any Itemized Deductions
  • Copy of your Real Estate Tax Statement for both 2015 and 2016. Note: Bring a copy of your 2016 bill even if you will pay it 2017
  • Know the annual dollar amount you paid for your Supplemental Medical Insurance and your Medicare Part D Drug Insurance.
  • Signed rent certificate from your landlord (if renting and filing for Homestead Credit)
  • State Unemployment Summary (Must get online)
Please call the library to make an appointment. (715)-356-4437