Join Us for AARP Foundation Finances 50+

financesFree financial planning program includes three 90-minute workshops that can help you build habits to improve your financial situation. Two sessions are available: February 11, 18 and 25 from 2:30 to 4 pm OR March 10, 17 and 31 rom 5:30 to 7 pm. Please register by calling 715.356.9118 at least one week before the session begins.  The program is FREE and open to adults of all ages. Dr. Carl Koch is the facilitator. Sponsored by the Lakeland Retirement Foundation and the Minocqua Public Library.

FAMILY Game Night!

familygamenightMondays (Feb. 15 – March 14), 5:30 – 7:30 pm. For children and their families. Join us for some good spirited competition and fun! The library will provide a variety of games or you can bring your own. Snacks, too.

After School Game Night! (Ages 11 & Up)

gamenightThursdays (Feb. 18 – Mar. 17), 4 – 7:00pm Get your game on at the Minocqua Public Library! We will have traditional board games, card games, Wii games and more! Feel free to bring a favorite game to share. Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up!

Saturday Science: All About Hearts

heartSaturday, February 20, 10:00 am Learn about your most important muscle – your heart! How does it work? Can you work harder/faster than your heart? Also, make an edible “heart” model and take home a bottle of blood! For ages 6 and up. Register (call or stop at the library) beginning February 11.

Science on Tap: Wonderful World of Wisconsin Fish

john lyonsWednesday, March 2, 6:30 pm. Minocqua Brewing Company. Science on Tap welcomes John Lyons, Fisheries Research Scientist for the Wisconsin DNR and curator of the UW Zoological Museum.  During his career, John has had the opportunity to work throughout the state and to study a number of issues regarding fish in various environments. He has been recognized for the quality of his research and for his commitment to communicating and implementing the results of his work. Join this informal discussion. Questions and observations are encouraged! The event is also streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library where there are lots of good seats and root beer and pretzels. For more information, check the Science on Tap website scienceontapminocqua.org

Tax Resources

tax_formsA selection of federal and state tax forms are available at the library. Please contact us to verify the availability of specific forms. Also, most forms, schedules and publications are available online at the following links:
Federal Tax Forms     Wisconsin Tax Forms

If we don’t have a particular tax form or publication, we may be able to print copies for you at 10¢ per page. To request tax forms, instructions, and publications by mail, call 1-800-829-3676 for federal and 608-266-1961 for state.

Weekly programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

children-playing-outside-clip-art-i9Shapes Storytime, Wednesday, February 17 at 10 a.m. Let’s learn about circles, triangles and squares through books, songs and fingerplays. Make a tasty craft, too. For kids 2 through 5 years and their caregivers.

Music Garden, Thursdays, Sept. 10 – May 26 at 10 a.m. Music & movement for kids (newborn - 5 yrs) and their families.

Friday GymTime, Beginning Friday, January 22 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

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Saturday Music Garden returns on the following dates: January 9, February 13, March 5, April 9 and May 14. Join us at 10am for music and movement for kids (newborn – 5 years) and their families.

Pay Library Fines Online!

computerBeginning January 1, 2016, the library will accept online credit and debit card payments through the V-Cat catalog. Make payments by logging in to library account using your barcode and pin number. Payments will be secured by PayPal and credited to your library account immediately. Minimum payment is $3.00.