Wednesday, February 4, 12 pm to 7 pm. ACA Enrollment Assistance. The Affordable Health Care Act open enrollment period begins November 15. If you have questions or need help enrolling, certified application counselors from Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau will be available to provide assistance. Be sure to bring social security card for each person enrolling, photo ID, income information, and best estimate of 2015 income. For more information, contact Ellen Humberston — 715-261-2123 or 715-848-4884.
Wednesday, February 4, 6:30pm, Minocqua Brewing Company. Join us to discuss the economic opportunities and challenges that face the northwoods. Steve Deller, professor of Applied Economics at UW-Madison, will lead the conversation. The event is also streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library where root beer and pretzels are served. If you can’t travel, you can watch the event on your computer, tablet or smartphone via our website www.scienceontapminocqua.org. For more information, call the library at 715.356.4437.
Free state and federal tax forms are available in limited quantities from January through April. Due to IRS changes, instructions for federal tax forms will NOT be available at the library. All federal forms, instructions and publications are available through the IRS – online and by phone order.
- IRS.gov/Forms - view, download and print (Note: printing at the library is .10/page)
- IRS.gov/orderforms - order tax products to be delivered by mail
- 1-800-829-3676 - order tax products to be delivered by mail
Wisconsin forms/publications are also available online: revenue.wi.gov )view, download and print)
Tax assistance, provided by AARP Foundation, is available at the Lakeland Senior Center, Mondays (8:30am to 3:30pm) and Wednesdays (11:30am to 3:30pm), February 2 to April 8. Appointment only call 715-356-9118.
February 23 – March 31. Try a new learning experience — a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) presented by UW-Madison. Explore the seasons through this 4 week online course featuring short lectures and activities. Instructors are Steve Ackerman, UW professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Margaret Mooney, director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies. To register for the course, go to www.moocs.wisc.edu and select the Weather & Climate MOOC. When you enroll, you will be taken to the Coursera page to create an account and sign up for free.
As an added feature for this MOOC, participants are invited to join weekly discussions at the library. Margaret Mooney will lead the conversations on Thursday evenings – February 26, March 5, 12, and 19 – at 6pm. Please sign up at the library (call or stop in) to join the discussion. Beverages and hearty snacks provided.