Congratulations to all our young readers!

 If you are participating in Minocqua Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, finish your reading log and come in to pick out your fabulous prize book! From now until Friday, August 25.

Solar Eclipse Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Wisconsin, anywhere from 76 percent of the sun will be hidden in Superior to the north to 87 percent in Platteville to the south. A maximum of 85 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon in Madison at 1:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the upcoming solar eclipse, click on the links below.

University of Wisconsin

http://news.wisc.edu/how-to-take-in-the-solar-eclipse-tips-from-uw-space-place/

NASA

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

American Astronomical Society

https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/websites

Northwoods Book Festival

The Presque Isle Community Library welcomes author Joseph Heywood on Tuesday, August 22, at 7 pm.  Heywood’s popular “Woods Cop” mysteries are based on the lives of Upper Peninsula conservation officers. He has also written a variety of other novels, a memoir and has ventured into poetry. Enjoy this informal presentation with a northwoods favorite.

August Movie Matinee

Friday, August 25, 1 pm. The Zookeeper’s Wife is the story of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who saved hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. (PG-13 | 127 min)

Science on Tap: Northwoods Agriculture

Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 pm at the Minocqua Brewing Company. Science on Tap is back! Our September conversation/discussion features Paul Mitchell, Professor and Extension State Specialist in the Dept of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW-Madison. Paul will discuss major trends in US and Wisconsin agriculture and what it likely means for the northwoods. For example, can crop and livestock farming move into the northwoods?? Remember, too, that this event is streamed live at the library where root beer and pretzels are served! And you can watch at home or on the road through the Science on Tap (SOT) website at scienceontapminocqua.org  The SOT website also includes information about a field trip on Saturday, September 9. Check it out and sign up!

Introduction to Libby

Friday, September 8, 10am or 2pm Come and learn about the one-tap, reading app from your library!  Please bring your device, library card and PIN #.

Lakeland Area Genealogical Society Welcomes Historical Society Curator

Tuesday, September 12, 2 pm. Leslie Bellais, Curator of Costume & Textiles at the Wisconsin Historical Society, is the guest speaker for the September meeting of the Lakeland Area Genealogical Society. Ms. Bellais will talk about women’s clothing from 1880 to 1940 and men’s clothing from 1880-1900. This information is useful in dating those historic family photos. The event is free and all are welcome.