Memorial Day Holiday Hours

flagLibrary will be open on Saturday, May 28, from 9am to 1pm. We are closed Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30.  Regular hours return on Tuesday, May 31. Enjoy the holiday. Travel safely.

Movie Matinees

Join us for a FREE movie in the library’s program room. Click on the links below to learn more about the films.
Friday, May 27, 1pm  The Finest Hours PG-13/117 min.
Friday, June 10, 1pm  Race PG-13/134 min.

Science on Tap: Science, Politics and the Great Divide

dominique brossardWednesday, June 1, 6:30 pm at the Minocqua Brewing Company. Join the discussion/conversation with Dominique Brossard, professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at UW-Madison. Dominique is an internationally known expert in public opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues.  This conversation is designed to answer some of the key questions about how to close what appear to be widening rifts between science and the public.  For more information, check the Science on Tap-Minocqua website ( Remember, too, the event is streamed live here at the library where root beer and pretzels are served!


Transit talk with Jim Altenburg, manager for Northwoods Transit Connections

bus2Thursday, June 2, 2pm.  Join us as we welcome Jim Altenburg, transit manager for Northwoods Transit Connections. Here’s a chance to meet Jim and to learn about this great new service for Lakeland area residents. The Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission was created by Oneida and Vilas Counties through partnerships with the Vilas County Commission on Aging and the Oneida County Commission on Aging. For more information check the website at

Northwoods Book Festival

northwoodsbookfestThe Northwoods Book Festival is a new event sponsored by the libraries in Mercer, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Minocqua, Presque Isle and Winchester. Join us as we celebrate books and reading in the Northwoods. Our first program is in Winchester.

Thursday, June 9, 6:30pm – Winchester Public Library. Mike Beno, editor of Our Wisconsin, shares the story behind the founding and the success of this popular magazine.

Ride the bus to Winchester! Try the new service from the Northwoods Transit Connections. Meet at the Minocqua Public Library at 5pm; bus departs at approximately 5:20pm. Cost: $2.00 roundtrip for riders 60 and older; $4.00 roundtrip for riders under 60 years. Call the library at 715.356-4437 to sign up.


Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9Summer StoryTime. Picture books, rhymes, music, crafts and more for preschoolers and their caregivers. Meets Wednesdays at 10 am from June 8 through August 3.

Summer Music Garden. Music and movement for preschoolers and their caregivers. Meets Thursdays at 10am from July 7 through August 4.