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July 2022

Author Janet Newman Discusses New Book

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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Author Janet Newman will visit the Mercer Public Library on Thursday, July 7 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss her book, 'Letters from Clara: One Intrepid Woman’s Travels on the Eve of War, 1936-1939.' Newman will introduce us to Clara Pagel, an inspiring woman who, at the age of 40, set off alone to see the world in 1936. Nearly sixty years later, Janet found letters Clara sent to her friends at the YWCA of Wausau, letters describing Clara’s adventures in…

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Tie-Dye Party

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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The Mercer Library will host its annual tie-dye party on Thursday, July 14 at 11:00 am!  In keeping with this year’s “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading theme, the party will be doing ocean-themed tie-dye shirts! The library provides t-shirts and all the supplies you need, and there is no cost to participate.  There will be a limited number of white t-shirts available, and participants are welcome to bring other 100% cotton or other natural fiber items to dye as well. …

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Tinker Schuman (Migizikwe) & John Bates Poetry Reading

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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Local authors Tinker Schuman (Migizikwe) and John Bates will read from a selection of their prose and poetry centered around the seasonal turnings in nature and in our lives. The event will be held at the Mercer Public Library on Thursday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m., and is part of the Northwoods Book Festival, a series of events sponsored by seven local libraries to be held throughout the summer. Tinker Schuman is a free verse published poet, storyteller, and spiritual helper. She is a member…

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Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the World

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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Eleanor Roosevelt, performed by Jessica Michna, shares with the audience her tragedies and triumphs at the Mercer Public Library on Sunday, July 31st at 1pm!  Born into the opulent wealth of America’s “Golden Age” she would grow from the shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman.  Annealed by personal tragedy, she would emerge as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman.  She is best summed up by President Harry S. Truman, who dubbed her “The First Lady of…

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August 2022

Storyteller Tracy Chipman “This is the Sea”

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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Join storyteller Tracy Chipman on a story journey into the big, blue depths of the sea on Thursday, August 11th from 11am to noon as part of the Mercer Library's Summer Kids Program!

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Dinosaur Dimensions with Curt Strutz

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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Tuesday, August 16th from 11am - noon at the Mercer Public Library is your chance to come out and meet some dinosaurs! Dinosaur Dimensions brings out a show of Jurassic proportions as the crowd will get to witness realistic animatronic puppet dinosaurs in a themed 40-45 minute show that gets the kids involved!  Four different dinosaur species will be presented – each with different features and facts.  The dinosaurs are all nice, even though a few of them might seem…

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Author & Poet Elizabeth Tornes at the Mercer Library

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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Elizabeth (Beth) Tornes will read from her poetry and from her oral history collection, Memories of Lac du Flambeau Elders, at the Mercer Public Library on August 18, at 6:00 p.m. The oral histories are interviews with the 15 oldest tribal members in 1996, who tell stories of enormous changes in their lifetimes, and discuss the traditions and beliefs that the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe continue to maintain, testimony to their enduring way of life. Refreshments will be served, and…

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