Science on Tap: The Science of Dog Behavior with Patricia McConnell

patricia mcconnellWednesday, December 2, 6:30pm at the Minocqua Brewing Company. Join us for a conversation/discussion with Patricia McConnell, a Certified Applied animal Behaviorist (CAAB), who has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. Patricia is an adjunct professor in the Department of Zoology at UW-Madison and was, for many years, a contributor to Wisconsin Public Radio’s Calling All Pets. Remember that this event is also streamed live at the library where there are plenty of good seats, plus root beer and pretzels. For more information about Science on Tap check online at

Holiday Concert Featuring Trillium

snowflakeFriday, Dec. 4, 1:30pm. Join us for a special holiday concert featuring the vocal trio, Trillium. Enjoy the holiday spirit with good friends and great music! Refreshments will be served.

Climate Change Policy & Public Health / Online course & library discussions


November 9 through December 4. UW-Madison offers a free, four-week online learning experience entitled “Climate Change Policy and Public Health”, led by UW-Madison professor Jonathan Patz. The course will explore the impact of human activities on climate change and, consequently, on public health, as well as the many benefits to climate change mitigation. Experts from across the globe will provide background and insights. The course is engaging and informative. Learn more about the class and sign up at  To further the conversation locally, the library is hosting informal discussions on November 12, 19 and December 10, from 6 to 7:30pm. Hearty snacks will be served! 

That’s life {and death} cafe: a conversation

older adultsThird Tuesday of each month. The December meeting has been cancelled. Next meeting is Thursday, January 15, 1:30 – 3 pm.

Dr. Kate Hospice staff will facilitate an open conversation about embracing our mortality. All area residents are invited. For more information, call Randi at 715.356.8805. Coffee & refreshments will be served.

Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9Music Garden, Thursdays, Sept. 10 – May 26 at 10 a.m. Music & movement for kids (newborn - 5 yrs) and their families.

* * Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will not have Storytime Wednesday, November 25 or Music Garden on Thursday, November 26. 

Fiber Friends @ the library

fiber artsWednesdays, noon to 3pm.  Join the Fiber Friends, an informal group, that meets weekly to create, to learn, and to share conversation.  Stop in soon! Refreshments, too.