Saturday Music Garden

February 24, March 24, April 28 at 10am Music and movement for kids (newborn through 5 years) and their families.

Books and Brunch for TEENS

Saturday, March 3, 10:30-noon Join us for some conversation and fun with friends! This month we will discuss favorite books from our childhood (please bring one to share!) and take part in some silly games. Breakfast treats too! *AGES 13 & UP

Discovery Center Brown Bag Event: Turtles of Wisconsin

Wednesday, March 7, noon to 1 pm.  Join Discovery Center Naturalist Licia Johnson to learn about the characteristics, adaptations, lifecycle and more of turtles in Wisconsin. A few native critters will join us, so here’s a chance to get up close and personal! Bring your brown bag lunch. We’ll also have light snacks and beverages to share.

Science on Tap: The Art of Communicating Science

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 pm, Minocqua Brewing CompanyJohn Bates and Terry Daulton share the stage for a program entitled “The Art of Communicating Science”. John is the author of nine books and a contributor to an additional seven, all of which focus on the natural history of the northwoods. Terry is a biologist and visual artist, whose pastel paintings reflect her deep ties to the landscape. Join us for a conversation/discussion about the role of the arts and the humanities in communicating science based information. Remember, too, that you can watch the event on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through the Science on Tap website ( or you can grab a seat at the Minocqua Public Library where root beer and pretzels are served!

Spring Break Activities

Tuesday, March 13 @ 10 am Enjoy a FREE movie in the library’s program room. Special showing of  Coco (PG|105 minutes).

Wednesday, March 14, 10-11:30 am Springtime Crafting for Kids

Thursday, March 15 @ 10 am Enjoy a FREE movie in the library’s program room. Special showing of Wonder (PG|113 minutes).


Free Tax Assistance Offered by AARP

Free income tax assistance is available for Lakeland area residents beginning February 2 and continuing through Friday, April 9. This service is provided by the AARP Foundation and is available to individuals with low to moderate income, with special attention to those over the age of 60.

Tax counseling service is offered on Mondays from 9 am to 2:30 pm and on Fridays from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Minocqua Public Library located at 415 Menominee Street. This service is offered by appointment only. For additional information or to make an appointment, call the library at 715.356.4437.

Individuals using the service are reminded to bring the following items:

  • Picture ID (required)
  • Social Security card (required)
  • Copies of last years returns
  • Copies of 2017 tax documents (W-2, 1099, IRA withdrawals, information supporting itemized deductions, real estate statements, etc.)
  • Dollar amount paid for supplemental medical insurance and Medicare Part D drug insurance
  • Signed rent certificate if renting and filing for Homestead Credity
  • State unemployment summary (must get online)

Tax Forms and Information

At this time, the following tax forms are available. Additional forms will be arriving in the coming days


1040 Forms and instructions

1040 EZ Forms and instructions

1040 A Forms and instructions


Form 1 and instructions

Form 1A and WI-Z and instructions

Schedule H/H-EZ Homestead credit booklet

Schedule WDCapital Gains & Losses instructions

Form 1 NPR Non resident & Part Year Resident income instructions

All forms, instructions and information are available online at  and

The Mitten @ Minocqua Winter Park

Minocqua Winter Park and the Minocqua Public Library welcome book lovers and skiers to enjoy The Mitten by Jan Brett, a much loved children’s picture book. At Winter Park you’ll be able to read about Nicki’s mitten as you explore the ski area. This is a traveling story that will appear on different trails throughout the season. Check Winter Park’s website – – for information about The Mitten and about great activities for all ages.

Donate to the Library Foundation when you shop Amazon Smile

If you shop at Amazon here’s how you can support the library at the same time. Visit Amazon Smile to tell Amazon that you want to support the Minocqua Public Library Foundation. Then, every time you shop at Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will benefit your library. It’s that easy!