Sponsored by the Lakeland Art League, the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) Exhibit features the work of nonprofessional artists from throughout the area. The Wisconsin Regional Art Program was established in 1940 to encourage Wisconsin citizens with a serious interest in art to develop their abilities no matter their goals. The exhibit is generally available during regular library hours.
Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm. Presque Isle Community Library. Author Ellen Airgood is the featured speaker at the Northwoods Book Festival’s final event of 2016. Airgood, who lives and runs a diner in Grand Marais, Michigan, will discuss the inspiration behind her novel South of Superior and answer audience questions about her work. The Northwoods Book Festival is sponsored by the libraries in Mercer, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Minocqua, Presque Isle and Winchester. Funding is provided in part by grants from the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the Walmart Community Foundation. For information about this event, call the Presque Isle Community Library (715-686-7613) or the Minocqua Public Library (715-356-4437).
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 pm. Minocqua Brewing Company. Join the conversation with Bruce Allison, Adjunct Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. Allison, a recognized expert in advanced technology in tree decay detection and tree risk assessment, has also written several books on tree history and appreciation. (Titles available at the library.) As part of the discussion, he will share the stories of Wisconsin’s most significant, unusual and historic trees. Remember, too, the event is streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library where the crowd is lively and root beer and pretzels are served. For more information, check online at scienceontapminocqua.org
Wednesday, October 19, 4:30 pm. Wisconsin Stately Spirits: Stories, Tales & Legends from Local Haunted Places. Great for tweens, teens and adults. Stories of real haunted Wisconsin homes, inns, roadsides & more! Exhibit of ghostly artifacts. (And YES, spooky events may occur!) Audience participation, too.
Pizza StoryTime – Wednesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. Enjoy books, songs and finger plays about pizza. We will also make and eat mini-pizzas with pizza sauce made from tomatoes and basil from the library’s veggie garden. Yum! For babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers.
Fall Music Garden – Thursdays at 10 a.m. Music & movement for preschoolers and their families.