Science on Tap: Top 5 Gardening Skills

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 pm, Minocqua Brewing Company. Science on Tap welcomes Jason Fischbach, UW-Extension Agent for Ashland and Bayfield Counties for a discussion/conversation about gardening in Wisconsin’s northwoods. During the event, Jason will share the top 5 skills gardeners in the north must master! Be sure to attend or tune in to find out! Remember, too, that the event is streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library where root beer, pretzels and good cheer are plentiful! You can also watch on your computer, tablet or smartphone at Funding for Science on Tap is provided by a grant from the Brittingham Fund to UW-Madison, UW-Madison Speakers Bureau – Office of University Relations, College of Letters & Science and College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

“A Journey Through the Seasons” with nature photographer Mark Westphal

Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm. Take “A Journey Through the Seasons” with area nature photographer, Mark Westphal. A resident of the Lakeland area for more than 40 years, Mark shares his love of nature through his photographs. In this 40 minute program he highlights the changing seasons, using over 190 images, with subjects primarily found in Vilas and Oneida Counties.  Here’s an opportunity to renew your appreciation of our beautiful northwoods and its wildlife residents.

Local Author Lyn Cote @ MPL

Wednesday, May 24, 2 pm. Join us for an informal discussion/conversation with local award winning author Lyn Cote.  Lyn has written over 40 novels including both contemporary and historical inspirational romances. Her brand “Strong Women, Brave Stories” features three elements: a strong heroine who is a passionate participant in her times, authentic historical detail and a multicultural cast of characters. The event is free and open to all. Refreshments served.

New! New! New! Lucky Day Collection

Welcome to the Lucky Day Collection – new titles for browsers! Stop in to check out your favorites – no lines, no waiting. Books checkout for 14 days, no renewals, fine of .25/day. Also, a limit of 3 titles/checkout. It’s your lucky day — Enjoy!

Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers


I Love Mom! StoryTime – Wednesday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Celebrate Mother’s Day with books, songs and fingerplays. Make a craft for mom, too. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers. This will be our last Spring Storytime. We will begin again on Wednesday, June 7.

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

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.

Lit Lovers Book Club

All are welcome to join our informal group!

Next meeting is Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 1pm. Come join us in the discussion on Empty Mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune by Bill Dedman.

When Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At it …more

Open Book Club

Come join us at our next meeting on Monday, May 22 from 6:30-8:00pm for this popular book The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska in the haunting new thriller The 9th Girl.

“Kovac had seen more dead bodies than he could count: Men, women, children; victims of shootings, stabbings, strangulations, beatings; fresh corpses and bodies that had been left for days in the trunks of…more