New! New! New! Lucky Day Collection

Welcome to the Lucky Day Collection – new titles for browsers! Stop in to check out your favorites – no lines, no waiting. Books checkout for 14 days, no renewals, fine of .25/day. Also, a limit of 3 titles/checkout. It’s your lucky day — Enjoy!

Exploring the North Country Trail in the Midwest

Saturday, April 1, 10:30 am. Explore the North Country Trail with Bethany Thomas, Master Naturalist and Vice President of the Heritage Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. The North Country Trail is one of 11 National Scenic Trails. In the Upper Midwest, the trail travels through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Copper Falls State Park and the Chequamegon National Forest. Enjoy this special presentation and get ready for summer hiking!

Science on Tap: Wisconsin Wildlife

Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 pm at the Minocqua Brewing Company. Join the conversation / discussion of Wisconsin Wildlife with Scott Craven, emeritus UW-Extension Wildlife Ecologist and wildlife specialist. Scott’s informal presentation will include information on the future of hunting and the overall status of wildlife in our state with updates for key game species. Remember, too, that the event is streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library where root beer and pretzels are served! For more information check online at

Movie Matinees

Thursday, April 6, 1pm Fences, PG-13/139 minutes

Thursday, April 13, 1pm Rogue One, PG-13/133 minutes

Thursday, April 20, 1pm Collateral Beauty, PG-13/118 minutes

Thursday, April 27, 1pm La La Land, PG-13/128 minutes


Mindfulness & Meditation: The Wisdom of Both Practices

Tuesday, April 11, 6:30pm. Join us for a special presentation on Mindfulness & Meditation by guest speaker, Kathy Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell has been a psychotherapist for over 40 years. For the past 25 years she has practiced at Koller Ministry Behavioral Health in Rhinelander. Here’s an opportunity to learn what it means to be mindful and what meditation can offer when integrated into everyday practice. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments served.


Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers


Transportation Storytime – Wednesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Trucks, trains, cars and planes. Let’s learn about them all through books, songs and fingerplays. Make a fun craft, too. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers.

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

Friday GymTime – Held every Friday from January to 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.

Open Book Club

Come join us at our next meeting on Monday, March 27, from 6:30pm-8:00pm for The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig.

From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change.

Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an “accident between the sheets” whose mo …more

Lit Lovers Book Club

All are welcome to join our informal group!

Next meeting is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1pm. Join us in the discussion on

Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void by Mary Roach.

The Best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity.

Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdn…more


Tax Forms

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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