Thanksgiving Hours

Please note that the library will be CLOSED, Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. We will be OPEN again on Saturday (9am to 1pm), November 25th. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Movie Matinee: The Glass Castle

Tuesday, November 21, 1pm.  The Glass Castle, based on the book by Jeannette Walls. (PG13 | 127 minutes)

Read & Greet with ‘A Nutcracker Wonderland’ Cast

Saturday, December 2, 10-11am Cast members from ‘A Nutcracker Wonderland’, will be at the Minocqua Public Library to read the story of the Nutcracker, take pictures, and dance as characters from the ballet with participants. Candy canes will be given out at the end of the event.  *Cast members are all dancers from Minocqua Dance.

Welcome to the Holidays

Tuesday, December 5, 6-8pm Get some ideas for simple appetizers, practice some napkin folding and decorating techniques to dress up your holiday table, learn some fun food themed homemade gift giving ideas, and share some favorite holiday traditions…and of course there will be some holiday music! Refreshments will be served.

Science on Tap: Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 pm at the Minocqua Brewing Company. Science on Tap welcomes Bilge Mutlu, director of the Wisconsin Human–Computer Interaction Laboratory and a professor of computer science at UW-Madison. Professor Mutlu leads a research program that builds human-centered methods and principles for designing robotic and other interactive and intelligent technologies to help people work, communicate, and pursue their personal goals. Join us for a conversation about the future of robotics, artificial intelligence and the potential impacts on our future. Remember, too, that this event is streamed live at the Minocqua Public Library and online using your computer, tablet or smartphone at

Naturally Made: Pamper Yourself

Thursday, December 7, (two sessions) 2pm and 4pm Join us for some holiday gift making and crafting with Licia Johnson from the Manitowish Waters Discovery Center. Options of items that you will be able to create include: candles, a chamomile foot soak, natural lavender milk bath and a ground coffee eye mask. Perfect for gift giving! Make sure to call the library to sign up for this program (starting November 20th) as space is limited. 715-356-4437

Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 9, 9am-12pm Hundreds of gently used books for everyone on your list! Gift wrapping will be available as well as helpers for kids shopping for friends and family. *Sale is sponsored by the Minocqua Public Library Foundation. All proceeds benefit Minocqua Public Library. 

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!