Labor-dayPlease note that we will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. The library will be open as usual Tuesday, September 6th.

Northwoods Book Festival Welcomes Author Nickolas Butler

shotgun lovesongsThursday, September 8, 6:30pm at Camp Jorn YWCA (Manitowish Waters). The Northwoods Book Festival welcomes Nickolas Butler, author of the best selling novel Shotgun Lovesongs. Butler, born in Pennsylvania and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, will share his work and his writing in an informal presentation/discussion. Join us for this special evening with an author who creates an exceptional story of childhood friends who reconnect in the small Wisconsin community that formed their lives. Conversation and refreshments follow the program.

Bus service to Camp Jorn provided for this event, leaving the library at 5:30pm. Cost is $2 roundtrip for riders 60 years and older; $4 roundtrip for riders under 60 years. Sign up now!


Poetry Group Readings

poetry wordsThursday, August 25, 6:30pm. Enjoy the poetry of northwoods women! Informal readings, including an open mic session. Refreshments served. Join us!

Science on Tap: Glacial Geology of Wisconsin’s Northern Highlands

elmo rawlingWednesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. Minocqua Brewing Company (downtown Minocqua) Science on Tap starts the new season exploring the glacial geology of the Northern Highlands with Elmo Rawling and Nick Balster. Dr. Rawling is a geologist with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. He and his colleagues have recently completed a map of the glacial deposits of Oneida County utilizing new high-resolution topographic data. Dr. Balster, Associate Professor in the Department of Soil Science, UW-Madison,  studies the interactions between plants and soils and the factors controlling soil fertility.  Join us for this informal discussion/conversation which is also streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library where there are lots of good seats, plus root beer and pretzels. For more information check online at

Afternoon Movie Matinee

movieVisit us in library’s community room and enjoy a FREE movie matinee with us!
Friday, Sept. 9, 1pm Me Before You PG-13/110 minutes
Friday, Sept. 16, 1pm Genius PG-13/114 minutes
Monday, Sept. 19, 1pm The Jungle Book PG/106 minutes

Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9Fall StoryTime - Wednesdays at 10 a.m., beginning September 14. Picture books, finger plays, action rhymes, music and more. For kids ages 2 through 6 and their caregivers.

Fall Music Garden – Thursdays at 10 a.m., beginning September 8. Music & movement for preschoolers and their families.



Out of Order!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlease note that our microfilm reader located in the genealogy room is currently out of order. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.