January Movies @ MPL

  • Friday, January 26, 1 pm — Home Again (PG13 | 120 minutes)



Saturday Music Garden

January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28 at 10am Music and movement for kids (newborn through 5 years) and their families.

How to Thrive / Survive the Winter: Managing with Mindfulness

Monday, January 29, 6:30pm Presentation and discussion with Kathy Mitchell, therapist, Ascension Koller Behavioral Health. The event is free; all are welcome!

Books and Brunch for TEENS

Saturday, February 3, 10:30-noon Breakfast treats and conversation! We’ll discuss the book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. The movie will be in theaters March 9th, so we thought it would be fun to read (or reread) this classic. After this selection, we’re leaving it up to YOU to come up with ideas for book discussions! *Copies of the book are available at the front desk, so stop in. (AGES 13 & UP PLEASE!)

Science on Tap: Wildlife Science in Wisconsin: A Sand County Almanac’s Long Shadow

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm at the Minocqua Brewing Company. Tim Van Deelen, Associate Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW Madison, shares his research on the management of large mammals including white tail deer and wolves.  Join us for this special discussion/conversation about Professor Van Deelen’s research and its links to Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac. We will also celebrate Science on Tap’s 5th anniversary with ice cream! Remember, too, that you can watch the event on your computer, smart phone, or tablet through the Science on Tap website scienceontapminocqua.org or at the Minocqua Public Library where root beer, pretzels and ice cream will be served!!

Free Tax Assistance Offered by AARP

Free income tax assistance is available for Lakeland area residents beginning February 2 and continuing through Friday, April 9. This service is provided by the AARP Foundation and is available to individuals with low to moderate income, with special attention to those over the age of 60.

Tax counseling service is offered on Mondays from 9 am to 2:30 pm and on Fridays from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Minocqua Public Library located at 415 Menominee Street. This service is offered by appointment only. For additional information or to make an appointment, call the library at 715.356.4437.

Individuals using the service are reminded to bring the following items:

  • Picture ID (required)
  • Social Security card (required)
  • Copies of last years returns
  • Copies of 2017 tax documents (W-2, 1099, IRA withdrawals, information supporting itemized deductions, real estate statements, etc.)
  • Dollar amount paid for supplemental medical insurance and Medicare Part D drug insurance
  • Signed rent certificate if renting and filing for Homestead Credity
  • State unemployment summary (must get online)

The Mitten @ Minocqua Winter Park

Minocqua Winter Park and the Minocqua Public Library welcome book lovers and skiers to enjoy The Mitten by Jan Brett, a much loved children’s picture book. At Winter Park you’ll be able to read about Nicki’s mitten as you explore the ski area. This is a traveling story that will appear on different trails throughout the season. Check Winter Park’s website – minocquawinterpark.org – for information about The Mitten and about great activities for all ages.

Donate to the Library Foundation when you shop Amazon Smile

If you shop at Amazon here’s how you can support the library at the same time. Visit Amazon Smile to tell Amazon that you want to support the Minocqua Public Library Foundation. Then, every time you shop at Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will benefit your library. It’s that easy!