On Your Mark, Get Set … Read!


Tuesday, August 2, 2 p.m. Mammals of Wisconsin at Kemp Natural Resources Station. Take a closer look at Wisconsin’s mammals. Recommended for school age kids. Registration (call or visit the library) begins July 26.

Click HERE for the complete schedule or download the PDF to print a schedule: PrintableSummerReadingProgram.


Special events for kids 11 & up

Wednesday, August 3, 1-3 Back to School Crafts! Get ready for back to school and create some unique pencil toppers, decorate notebooks using duct tape, jazzing up your ear buds and more. Feel free to bring a special notebook to decorate and your ear buds or headphones. A supply of ear buds will be available.

Click HERE for the complete schedule for ages 11 & up.

Sizzlin’ Summer Book Sale

summerTuesday, August 2, 9am to 6pm and Wednesday, August 3, 9am to 4pm (Minocqua Community Center Gym)

Great bargains on books, videos, CDs, puzzles and games. Bag of books for $2/bag. Other items individually marked including an excellent selection of “barely used” hard cover titles at $2/book. Shop early and often! All proceeds support the Minocqua Public Library. Sale is sponsored by the Minocqua Public Library Foundation.

Meet Dennis Blocker: He Shares the Story Behind “The Heart of Hell”

heart of hellFriday, August 5, 1:30pm. Dennis Blocker shares his research and family story which provided the inspiration for a new book by Mitch Weiss entitled The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima.  Books will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments served.

Book Festival Event at Minocqua PL

man who painted the universeThursday, August 11, 6:30pm – Minocqua Public Library. Authors Ron Legro and Avi Lank bring to life the story of Frank Kovac in their book “The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods”.  Discussion and conversation encouraged. Refreshments served.

The Northwoods Book Festival is a new event sponsored by the libraries in Mercer, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Minocqua, Presque Isle and Winchester. For a complete festival schedule, check online at northwoodsbookfest.org

Community Read: Shotgun Lovesongs

shotgun lovesongsAs part of the Northwoods Book Festival, readers from all six libraries will have the chance to read, discuss and celebrate Shotgun Lovesongs by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler. Carmen Farwell will lead the discussion/conversation for the library groups.  The Minocqua event is scheduled for Thursday, August 23, at 6:30pm. Copies of the book are available for checkout. All readers are welcome! The  Community Read program concludes with a presentation by Nickolas Butler at Camp Jorn YWCA (Manitowish Waters) on Thursday, September 8, at 6:30pm.

Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9Love Your Library StoryTime. Wednesday, August 3 at 10 a.m. For our last summer storytime, we will celebrate with fun books, songs and action rhymes about libraries and reading. We’ll make a craft, too. For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers.

Summer Music Garden. Music and movement for preschoolers and their caregivers. Meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. from July 7 through August 4.