The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. Have a safe and happy 4th!

Northwoods Book Fest celebrates with author Callie Bates

Tuesday, June 27, 5 to 8 pm. North Lakeland Discovery Center, Manitowish Waters. Join us to celebrate the release of The Waking Land by Callie Bates. The open house features music, book signing and sale, and brief remarks by the author at 6pm. This event is part of the Northwoods Book Festival. For more information, check online at

Local author Tamara Lauder @ MPL

Wednesday, June 28, 6:30pm. Local author and artist Tamara Lauder shares her inspirational pictorial book, Breaking Free, Too: Taking a Flight with a Butterfly Toward Self-Discovery, in a special evening presentation. Book sale & signing follows. Refreshments served.

2017 Summer Reading Program Events 

Help us build a better world this summer with fun activities and fantastic books. Don’t forget to stop at the library between June 5 and June 23 to register for the summer reading program!

Tuesday, June 27, 1:30 p.m. Fairy Houses, Gnome Homes & Troll Abodes. Build a home for a fairy, gnome or troll. Visit the library’s outdoor miniature garden, too. Recommended for school age kids. (Requires adult supervision of hot glue gun.)

Thursday, June 29, 1:30 p.m. Miller and Mike. Watch these popular performers juggle, throw and balance their way through a high-energy show of circus skills, audience participation and lots of great comedy.

To view the complete list of summer programs for kids go HERE.


Summer Reading Programs for TWEENS and TEENS (ages 11 & up please!)

Help us build a better world this summer with fun activities.

Thursday, June 29, 5 – 7pm Book Club Discuss the book, The Reinvention of Edison Thomas by Jaqueline Houtman and enjoy time with friends. Pizza and snacks too! (Stop in the library any time after June 1st to pick up a copy of the book).

Thursday, July 6, 2 – 4pm  Succulents Terrarium Making Learn how to make a small terrarium using succulent plants, soil, rocks, pebbles and more. All supplies provided. Register (call or visit the library) beginning June 27th.

Thursday, July 20, 2 – 4pm Recycled T-Shirt Tote Bags Bring an old t-shirt from home and use it to make a no-sew tote bag. We will have a small supply of t-shirts on hand.

Thursday, July 20, 6 – 7:30pm Naturals Class Join Naturalist, Licia Johnson from the North Lakeland Discovery Center as she shares how to make lotions, scrubs and lib balms using all natural ingredients. Register (call or visit the library) beginning July 11th.

To view the complete list of summer programs for TWEENS and TEENS go HERE.

MPL & Campanile Center Welcome Michael Perry

Thursday, July 13, 7 pm, Campanile Center for the Arts. The Minocqua Public Library welcomes author Michael Perry for a special evening of conversation. Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, a humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. His popular memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop and Visiting Tom. He also hosts the nationally syndicated “Tent Show Radio”, performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds. Much thanks to the folks at the Campanile for co-hosting this event, which is part of the Northwoods Book Festival.


Employment Opportunity – Youth Services Coordinator

MPL is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and creative individual who enjoys working with youth of all ages to fill the position of Youth Services Coordinator. A passion for books and reading is essential, as well as an ability to inspire young readers through a variety of programs and activities. Strong organizational, communication and customer service skills are required; a tech savvy individual is highly desired. For a complete job description contact the library at 715.356.4437 or via email at

To apply, send letter of application and resume, including professional references to Mary Taylor, Minocqua Public Library, 415 Menominee Street, Suite B, Minocqua, WI 54548. Applications are also accepted at the email address listed above. Applications received by Friday, June 30, 2017, will receive first consideration.