Crochet Workshop for Beginners

crochet hooks 2Tuesday, January 27, noon to 3pm.  Learn the basics at this Fiber Friends Special Event!  Space is limited, so call (715-356-4437) or stop in to register.  Crochet hooks and yarn are available.  Brown bag lunches are welcome; beverages provided!

Health Care Enrollment Assistance

healthcare-gov-icon_0 Wednesday, February 4, 12 pm to 7 pm.  ACA Enrollment Assistance.  The Affordable Health Care Act open enrollment period begins November 15. If you have questions or need help enrolling, certified application counselors from Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau will be available to provide assistance. Be sure to bring social security card for each person enrolling, photo ID, income information, and best estimate of 2015 income.  For more information, contact Ellen Humberston — 715-261-2123 or 715-848-4884.


Science on Tap: The Future of the Regional Economy: the past, present and future from an economic perspective

steve dellerWednesday, February 4, 6:30pm, Minocqua Brewing Company.  Join us to discuss the economic opportunities and challenges that face the northwoods.  Steve Deller, professor of Applied Economics at UW-Madison, will lead the conversation.  The event is also streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library where root beer and pretzels are served.  If you can’t travel, you can watch the event on your computer, tablet or smartphone via our website  For more information, call the library at 715.356.4437.

Tax Time!

Free state and federal tax forms are available in limited quantities from January through April. Due to IRS changes, instructions for federal tax forms will NOT be available at the library.  All federal forms, instructions and publications are available through the IRS – online and by phone order.

  • -  view, download and print  (Note: printing at the library is .10/page)
  • -  order tax products to be delivered by mail
  • 1-800-829-3676 -  order tax products to be delivered by mail

Wisconsin forms/publications are also available online: )view, download and print)

Tax assistance, provided by AARP Foundation, is available at the Lakeland Senior Center, Mondays (8:30am to 3:30pm) and Wednesdays (11:30am to 3:30pm), February 2 to April 8.  Appointment only call 715-356-9118.


Changing Weather & Climate in the Great Lakes Region: Online class and discussion

GreatLakes4SeasonsFebruary 23 – March 31.  Try a new learning experience — a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) presented by UW-Madison.  Explore the seasons through this 4 week online course featuring short lectures and activities.  Instructors are Steve Ackerman, UW professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Margaret Mooney, director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.  To register for the course, go to and select the Weather & Climate MOOC.  When you enroll, you will be taken to the Coursera page to create an account and sign up for free.

As an added feature for this MOOC, participants are invited to join weekly discussions at the library.  Margaret Mooney will lead the conversations on Thursday evenings – February 26, March 5, 12, and 19 – at 6pm.  Please sign up at the library (call or stop in) to join the discussion.  Beverages and hearty snacks provided.


?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Enjoy the wide open spaces of the community gym every Friday from 10am to 11am beginning Friday, January 16 through the month of April.  Recommended for kids from birth through 5 years and their families.  Join the fun, bring your friends!

Saturday Music Garden

kids dancingJoin us for Music Garden on Saturday mornings —  January 10, February 14, March 14 and May 9 from 10am to 11am.  Music and movement for kids and their families.  Recommended ages – 15 months through 4 years.  Let’s have fun!!

StoryTime and Music Garden for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9StoryTime, Wednesdays, 10am. ( January 14 – May 20)  Books, music, finger plays & fun for kids 2 through 5 years and their families.

Music Garden, Thursdays (January 8 – May 28)  Sprouts (newborn – 1 1/2 yrs) 9am to 9:30am. Jumping Beans (1 1/2 to 5 yrs) 9:45 – 10:45am.  Music and movement!!

Fiber Friends

fiber artsWednesdays, 12 – 3pm. Bring your knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, weaving, etc. and enjoy some time with friends at an informal “drop-in” gathering.  Beverages will be provided and brown bag lunches are encouraged.