Public Listening Session

Monday, January 23, 9:30-10:30am Join Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Swearingen for a public listening session. They will be available to discuss legislative issues and answer your questions and concerns.


Open Book Club

jacketCome Join Us! Our next meeting is Monday, January 23 from 6:30pm-8:00pm for The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and ….. see more

Strong Bones Strength Training Program

hand weightsSara Richie, Family Living Educator at the Oneida County UW-Extension, presents the winter session of the Strong Bones Strength Training Program. The class meets in the community gymnasium at 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from January 31 through April 20. The program is available for all ages but is geared for older adults. Each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance to promote strong bones. For more information contact Sara at 715-365-2750 or

Science on Tap: The Secret World of Life Beneath Winter Snows

Pauli_Jonathan_LargeWednesday, February 1, 6:30 pm, Minocqua Brewing Company. Science on Tap welcomes Jonathan Pauli and Ben Zuckerberg, professors in the UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.  Described as winter ecologists, these researchers will share their study of the relationships among animals, plants and their snow covered environments. Here’s a chance to join the discussion/conversation about what’s happening under the snow outside your window. Remember, too, that the event is streamed Zuckerberg_Ben_Largelive at the library where root beer and pretzels are served. For more information, check online at

Cancer Clear & Simple

vegetablesTuesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 9, 3:30 to 5 pm, Library program room. Join us for this free educational series which includes understanding cancer basics, cancer prevention and self-care, and cancer screening and detection. The program is a partnership between UW-Extension and UW-Carbone Cancer Center. Sessions will be presented by Sara Richie, Oneida County UW-Extension Family Living Eductor. Call Sara at 715-365-2750 to register.

Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9Time to Rhyme Storytime – Wednesday, January 25 at 10 a.m. Lets explore fun Nursery Rhymes through books, songs and fingerplays. Make a craft, too. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers.

Music Garden – Thursdays, through May 25 at 10 a.m. Music & movement for kids (newborn – 5 yrs) and their families.

Friday GymTime – beginning Friday, January 13 and every Friday through the month of April, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy playtime in the wide open spaces of the community gym. Recommended for kids from birth through 5 years and their families. Join the fun and bring your friends!

Saturday Music Garden, Saturdays, January 21, February 11, April 8 and May 13 at 10 a.m. Music & movement for kids (newborn – 5 yrs) and their families.

Lit Lovers Book Club

Jacket (2)All are welcome to join our informal group!

Next meeting is Monday, February 13, 2017. Join us in the discussion on Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives. Thoughtfully exploring…. see more

Tax Forms

tax2Federal Tax Forms

Wisconsin Tax Forms

Free income tax assistance is available for the Lakeland area residents starting Feb. 3 and continuing until April 10 (Mondays and Fridays only). This service is provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, and is available to people with low to moderate income; with special attention to those over the age of 60.

People intending to use the service will need to bring the following items as appropriate:
  • A picture ID (required)
  • Social Security Card (required)
  • Copies of last year’s 2015 Federal and State returns (if you filed)
  • 2016 W-2’s, 1099’s and any other tax related documents (i.e. interest and dividend statements, IRA withdrawals, etc.)
  • Social Security Income payment statements
  • Copies of any W-2 G (gambling winnings)
  • Information showing purchase price for any stock sold
  • Information to support any Itemized Deductions
  • Copy of your Real Estate Tax Statement for both 2015 and 2016. Note: Bring a copy of your 2016 bill even if you will pay it 2017
  • Know the annual dollar amount you paid for your Supplemental Medical Insurance and your Medicare Part D Drug Insurance.
  • Signed rent certificate from your landlord (if renting and filing for Homestead Credit)
  • State Unemployment Summary (Must get online)
Please call the library to make an appointment. (715)-356-4437