FREE tax help at the library – March 13

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at the library on Friday, March 13 from 12:30 to 6pm.   Please bring your photo ID and appropriate forms including a copy of last year’s income tax return.  Call the library at 715.356-4437 to make an appointment for assistance.  Tax-Aide is free, individualized and available to low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 years and older.

Saturday Science: All about Owls!

owlSaturday, March 21, 10am.  Learn “All about Owls” – explore their unique body structure, listen to their calls, make an edible owl snack and dissect an owl pellet! Recommended for kids age 7 and older.  Sign up (call or stop in) beginning March 11.

Basic Knitting Workshop

Knitting_needles1 (1)Tuesday, March 24, noon to 3pm.  Learn the four basic stitches and begin to knit!  Space is limited; call (715-356-4437) or stop at the library to sign up.  Please bring 1 pair of 14″ straight knitting needles, size 8. Refreshments provided.

Hangin’ with my peeps: a fun craft project with marshmallow peeps

peepsSaturday, March 28.  Join the library and Girl Scout Troop 7024 to build your very own fun and funky Peeps Diorama. Two sessions: 9am to 10:30am and 11am to 12:30pm.  Space is limited, so sign up soon (call or visit the library).  PEEPS, shoe box, craft supplies and glue guns will be provided.  Just bring your fun ideas!  Recommended for kids 5 years and older.

Changing Weather & Climate in the Great Lakes Region: Join our discussions

GreatLakes4SeasonsJoin the discussions for the course on Thursday evenings – March 5, 12 and 19 – at 6pm in the library’s program room.  Margaret Mooney, Director of Education and Public Outreach, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, leads the informal sessions.    Beverages and hearty snacks provided.  For more information, call the library at 715.356.4437.


Programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9StoryTime, Wednesdays, 10am. ( January 14 – May 20)  Books, music, finger plays & fun for kids 2 through 5 years and their families.

Music Garden, Thursdays (January 8 – May 28)  Sprouts (newborn – 1 1/2 yrs) 9am to 9:30am. Jumping Beans (1 1/2 to 5 yrs) 9:45 – 10:45am.  Music and movement!!

Saturday Music Garden.  Special Saturday edition of Music Garden on February 14, March 14 and May 9 from 10am to 11am.  Music and movement for kids and their families.  Recommended ages – 15 months through 4 years.

GymTime!  Enjoy the wide open spaces of the community gym every Friday from 10am to 11am beginning Friday, January 16, through the month of April.  Recommended for kids from birth through 5 years and their families.  Join the fun, bring your sneakers and your friends!

Tax Time!

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.

Wisconsin forms/publications are also available online: (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.


Fiber Friends

fiber artsWednesdays, 12 – 3pm. Bring your knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, weaving, etc. and enjoy some time with friends at an informal “drop-in” gathering.  Beverages will be provided and brown bag lunches are encouraged.