Library News

Try the new library catalog here.

New Books (click to place a hold)

New Movies


Print from any device & pay online with Princh - new wireless printing solution | amherstlibrary.org

Mobile Printing is now available at the library! Click below to learn how to print from a laptop, tablet & mobile device and/or how to scan from a tablet.


Help us gauge community interest in various gaming clubs! Please fill out the form by clicking the button below. Thank you for helping us with our programming!

Academic Success Services

Nicolet College Academic Success Services are now offered at the library on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-1pm in the Community Room. Services include but are not limited to GED/HSED, English Language Learning, basic computer skills, help with Nicolet College course work, job searching and resume writing, and/or personal enrichment. Instruction is individualized and flexible and can be done online or in person. Students must be age 18 or older and all services are free. For more information call 715-365-4455 or email academicsuccess@nicoletcollege.edu.


Job Seekers

Find books and materials on finding a job, interviewing skills, test prep, and more available from your library.
Can’t make it to the library? Access online resources for exploring careers and building job skills here.

 

Donate to the Library!

The mission of the Minocqua Public Library Foundation is to support and enhance the services and facilities of the Minocqua Public Library. We appreciate your support!

 

 

Library Programs

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Your library card is your passport to adventure, lifelong learning, and so much more!  Membership in the community of the public library places thousands of resources at your fingertips. Celebrate National Library Card Month with a trip to the Minocqua Public Library to explore all the many resources available!

In celebration, any child, teen or adult (don’t forget to invite a friend) who signs up for a library card in the month of September will have their name entered into a drawing for a prize. Come and check us out!

Partnering with Library Card Month, we want to hear from our card holders! Take a moment to participate in the following two question survey. 


Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?, Saturday, October 1, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Adults

Join Geri Heppe, MS Gerontologist, along with Ryan Long, Elder Law Attorney, as they discuss the emotional aspects of transferring family treasures and the legal aspects of division of property in Wisconsin.  

Pie and coffee will be served with the chance to buy fresh pies to take home and share. Feel free to bring a donated pie to be sold to help build Generations: a Community Gathering Place.

Generations is sponsoring this event, please call Ana at Generations at 715-356-9118 with any questions.


Science on Tap | Science: The Driving Force Behind Wildlife Conservation, Wednesday, October 5, 6:30pm at Oakfire Pizzaria & Bar, Minocqua
Adults

Professor Emeritus and Wildlife Extension Specialist, Scott Craven will talk about the use and importance of science in wildlife management and conservation. Visit Science on Tap Minocqua for more info.


The Space Race with the Northwoods Explorers, Thurs, Oct 6th, 5:30-8pm
Teens | Adults

Join us for the presentation and discussion around the current space race. Why the rush, isn’t it dangerous, and what is the benefit? We’ll reveal the amazing opportunities building bridges to the future, and the challenge of finding scientists and engineers.

After the talk, around 7PM, with good weather we’ll view Saturn, Jupiter and the moon outside.


Mindful Communication, Wednesday, October 12, 2:30-4pm
Teens | Adults

Join Kathy Mitchell as she continues to share her mindfulness practice with our community. Mindful Communication. Learning to speak and listen with more skill and effectiveness.  The foundation of mindfulness can help us be more present, curious, and wise in our conversations, texts, and other communications so that we have less regrets and missteps.


Wizards, Wands, & More (Harry Potter Party!), Saturday, October 29, 10am – 2pm
Ages 9 + up | Tweens | Teens

Calling all muggles and wannabe wizards! Dress in your favorite Harry Potter garb and join us for a Harry Potter movie marathon and various other Harry Potter themed activities in the program room. You will have the opportunity to make Spell Book Journals, Wands, and an Origami Sorting Hat Fortune Teller craft. Butter Beer and other treats will be served! Come and go as you like between 10am and 2pm. Movies will be playing all day.


Fall Strong Bodies Class (in-person), Tues & Thurs, 1pm
Adults | Community Gym

Sept 13th – November 17th
StrongBodies is an evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University. This moderate-intensity progressive exercise program includes strength and balance training and is designed to improve muscle strength, dynamic balance, and flexibility. Please register to attend.

Just For Kids

Events For Kids

10 Oct 9:00 AM—3:00 PM

WI Science Festival “Science in a Bag STEM Kits”

Stop by the Minocqua Public Library anytime from October 10-15 to get a free Science in a Bag STEM Kit (as supplies last) courtesy of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Activities will...

17 Oct 9:00 AM—3:00 PM

October Take and Make: Stop Motion Animation

October’s STEAM-based Take and Make Bags will feature “Stop Motion Animation”. Bags will be available at the front desk beginning October 17 (as supplies last).

29 Oct 10:00 AM—2:00 PM

Wizards, Wands, & More (Harry Potter Party!)

Calling all muggles and wannabe wizards! Dress in your favorite Harry Potter garb and join us for a Harry Potter movie marathon and various other Harry Potter themed activities in the program room....

31 Oct 4:00 PM—6:00 PM

Halloween Story Path at Dorwin Park

Our Halloween Story Path will be happening at Dorwin Park (next to the Minocqua Museum) this year! Stop by on October 31 from 4:00-6:00 pm for a story, candy and a photo opportunity.

Ongoing Events

 

StoryTime is happening Wednesdays at 10:00 am at various locations throughout the month of October:

    • October 5 will be at Minocqua Winter Park (7588 Squirrel Hill Road Minocqua, WI 54548). We will hike to the top of Squirrel Hill (about ¾ mile) for a view of the fall colors.
    • October 12 will be at the Minocqua Fire Department (9589 W. Clawson Drive Minocqua, WI 54548). We will receive a tour of the building and fire trucks as a part of this StoryTime.
    • October 19 will be in the library’s program room and will be teddy bear-themed. Please bring a stuffed animal with you to StoryTime for a picnic.  Children are invited to leave their stuffed animals for a “sleepover” at the library as well.
    • October 26 will also be in the library’s program room. We will celebrate Halloween with a party.  Wear your costume if you’d like!

StoryTime includes stories, finger plays, flannel boards, songs, and more for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers.  No StoryTime on November 23.

Strollerbrary, a NEW library program, will run for one month on the following Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27 and October 4. Children ages 0-4 and their caregivers are invited to meet at the library’s raised garden beds (next to the police station) at 10:00 am and walk with Miss Erica to Dorwin Park and back.  Miss Erica will lead literacy-based activities at the park and along the route as well.  Bring your stroller, wagon or two feet!

Play Days, for children ages 0-4, will be offered every Thursday in October at 10:00 am in the library program room.  Children are invited to play with a variety of toys while parents socialize.

Library Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 9 am – 7 pm; Thursday – Friday, 9am – 6pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm.

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

Sign up for this program the next time you visit the library!

Our virtual adult book clubs are free, open to the public, no registration required. Join in anytime!

LITLOVERS BOOK CLUB

The Turn of the Key

Join us Monday, October 10 at 1pm, for a discussion about the book The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. Email chultman@minocqualibrary.org to attend.

 

 

10 Oct 1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Open Book Club

Collector’s Daughter

Join us online or in-person Monday, October 24th at 6pm, to discuss the book Collector's Daughter by Gill Paul. Email chultman@minocqualibrary.org to attend.

 

 

24 Oct 6:00 PM—7:00 PM

Upcoming Titles

LITLOVERS BOOK CLUB

  • 10 Oct 1:00 PM—2:00 PMThe Turn of the Key
  • 14 Nov 1:00 PM—2:00 PMThe Taking of Jemima Boone : Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap that Shaped America

Open Book Club

  • 24 Oct 6:00 PM—7:00 PMCollector’s Daughter

Services

Computer Use

Computers are available with internet access and Microsoft Office. Wireless is also available throughout the library and outside surrounding the library. Internet/Wireless Policy

COPY/PRINT/SCAN/FAX

Copies and printing from computers are .10 per single page; .20 for double sided, .25 for color. Wireless printing is also available using Princh. Ask staff for assistance with scanning and faxing documents. Faxes are sent for $1.00 per page; we do not receive faxes. Cash and check only. Fax Policy

Email Access

Access your email from any one of our available computers:
GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, AOL, Charter, Frontier

Public Meeting Rooms

Two study rooms, as well as the Sue and Roger Smith Community Room, are available for use. Please call to reserve. 

Program Room Policy

Study Room Policy