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June 2018

Ice Cream & Stories

June 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Ice cream & stories at the Mercer Public Library.

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Our Living Ancestors: old-growth forest with John Bates

June 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Old-growth forests touch the soul of many people. Despite the remarkable emotional appeal and scientific value of old-growth forests, only 0.3% of Wisconsin’s old-growth forests remain. Nevertheless, these scattered, small parcels still retain their ability to amaze hikers with their diversity, complexity, and beauty. Learn more about the magic of old-growth forests and how you can find them using Bates's rigorously-reseached book. Naturalist John Bates will discuss his latest book, Our Living Ancestors: the history and ecology of old-growth forests…

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Nature Rocks!

June 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Where do we hear sounds in nature? What makes those sounds? Through fun activities and exercises, we will learn to identify and make many of the sounds that surround us when we are out in the natural world. From the wolf howl to the sound of wind, explore nature through your sense of hearing. Make and take a musical instrument home with you! This program will be presented by a naturalist from the North Lakeland Discovery Center, and is sponsored…

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July 2018

Dive into Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

July 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Children ages 8 and above can learn about underwater robots and the engineering process while learning about Great Lakes maritime history and underwater exploration with remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Anne Moser of the Wisconsin Water Library will present a hands-on program that gives the children time to get their hands wet and to try to create and drive their own ROV. The program is free and open to all children ages 8 and up. For more information, call the Mercer…

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Patricia McConnell: The Education of Will

July 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Renown author and ethologist Patricia McConnell will be talking about her memoir, The Education of Will: Healing a Dog, Facing My Fears, Reclaiming My Life, at a free program at the Mercer Public Library on Tuesday, July 10th at 6:30pm. The "Will" in the title of Patricia's new memoir has two meanings. First, it refers to her Border Collie, Willie, who came as a "troubled, spark of a dog," who was loving and attentive, but also consumed by fear. However,…

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Rocks and Minerals

July 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Did you know that some rocks can float in water? Or that some minerals glow under UV light? Bart Kotarba of the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua will show you this and more in a very hands on presentation. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Library as part of our 2018 summer kids programs, and all are welcome. For more information, call the Mercer Library at 715-476-2366.

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Birdhouse Building with the Wildlife and Wetlands Club

July 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Kids are invited to build a birdhouse with the Northwoods Wildlife and Wetlands Club at the Mercer Library at 10:00am on July 19th. There's no charge for the program, and all are welcome. Young children may require an adult or older sibling to help. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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How to Live Well – with Amy Carlson

July 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An afternoon exploring health and well-being for people living with an aging body, a chronic condition, Parkinson’s Disease, and/or other neurological disorders. Monday, July 23rd, 2018 1pm to 4pm Mercer Community Center (next to the Mercer Public Library) Agenda 1 pm Informational Hour - Being the boss of your Health - Focusing on the Present - Tackling symptoms 2 pm Movement Hour - What is the best exercise? - Music and Movement - Singing, dancing, boxing, marching, stretching 3pm Creative…

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John Swift, author of “Yellow Boy”

July 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us for a chat with John Swift, author of the "Sheriff Gogebic" mysteries and other novels. Yellow Boy : A Sheriff Gogebic Novel A missing person’s case is magnified when old related cases suggest that a serial killer has been stalking young girls in Steelville, Wisconsin, and transporting them across state lines into Michigan, creating jurisdictional problems for Sheriff Gogebic. The FBI, which has no such jurisdictional problems, is brought in, but they bring problems of their own. The…

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Legends of the Loon

July 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Explore the life history and behaviors of the mysterious bird of the north and try an interactive loon adaptation activity that will leave one participant feeling "loony." This program will be presented by a naturalist from the North Lakeland Discovery Center, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Public Library. All are welcome! For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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August 2018

Nancy Langston, author of “Sustaining Lake Superior”

August 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Once nearly devastated from the effects of deforestation, mining, and industrial waste, Lake Superior has seen a remarkable recovery in the last fifty years. Despite its resilience, however, the lake still faces threats from pollutants and climate change. Nancy Langston, environmental historian at Michigan Technological University and author of Sustaining Lake Superior, will discuss the history and future of this remarkable body of water in an appearance at the Mercer Public Library on Monday, August 6th at 6:30pm. The program is…

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Meet ‘n’ Greet Around the World

August 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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"Meet and Greet" some of Mercer's international summer residents. Every summer, a group of young women visit Mercer to work at some of our local businesses and experience American culture. In 2018, we've had international visitors from Thailand, China, and Mongolia. Join us on *Wednesday, August 8th at 6:00pm* for a chance to meet these adventurous young women, sample recipes and learn more about their home countries. and make new friends! All are welcome to this free event. For more…

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Birds of Prey

August 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Meet a live hawk from the Northwoods Wildlife Center and learn about the the things that help to make these amazing birds such awesome hunters! This program will be presented by a naturalist from the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Public Library as part of our 2018 summer kids program series. All are welcome! For more information, call the Mercer Library at 715-476-2366.

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Darryl Gust, author of “There Is No Top”

August 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Darryl Gust has spent his entire life wandering the woods, fields and lakes of Wisconsin, as well as the mountains of Colorado and Idaho. He was accompanied on some of these outings by his wife and two sons. It was at their encouragement that he put down some of his favorite adventures in a book, There Is No Top: a humorous look at a life spent in the great outdoors. Gust will appear at the Mercer Public Library on Tuesday,…

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October 2018

Fantastic Fungi: Movers and Shapers of Forest Ecosystems

October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Mercer Public Library will host UW-Madison professor Glen Stanosz for a free lecture on “Fantastic Fungi: Movers and shapers of the forest ecosystem” on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30pm. This event is also sponsored by the Wisconsin Science Festival and the UW Speakers Bureau. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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Mike Beno, editor of ‘Our Wisconsin,’ to speak in Mercer

October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) and the Mercer Public Library will host Mike Beno for a talk about the beginnings of "Our Wisconsin" magazine, communication, and the current media landscape on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. The program will be held at the Mercer Community Center and is free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366 or visit www.ironcountyoutdoors.org.

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November 2018

Soup for you! A soup tasting and recipe swap

November 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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"NO SOUP FOR YOU!" Just kidding! Did you know that Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi" episode first aired on November 2, 1995? We're celebrating with a soup swap at the Mercer Library. Join us for a soup tasting and recipe sharing event on Friday, November 2 at 12:00 p.m. Bring a pot of your favorite soup to share and a copy of the recipe. Register in advance by calling the library at 715-476-2366. All are welcome, even if you can’t bring soup,…

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February 2019

Mercer Memories with Peg Brunner

February 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Mercer Library and Mercer Historical Society is interviewing longtime residents to gather stories of Mercer’s history. On Friday, February at 1pm, Peg Brunner will be the featured guest. (Note: This program was rescheduled from January 25.) The program is free and open to all, and refreshments will be provided. For information, call the library at 715-476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.

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Four Months in Newfoundland and Labrador

February 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Come kick off the 2019 Armchair Traveler series with Peggy Bronsberg and Bernie Langreck as they share images and stories from their summer 2018 adventure in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Traveling in a truck camper, this couple roamed about for four months, exploring back roads and rarely-visited villages on the island of Newfoundland as well as more well-known sites such as Gros Morne National Park, Gander, and the capital city, St. John’s. They also took a week-long…

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March 2019

Solar Saturday

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Interested in putting solar panels on your home or business? Curious about the economics or challenges of solar power in the northwoods? Come to the Mercer Library for our first "Solar Saturday," March 16th at 10:00 a.m. Tour the library's solar power installation and learn about how its components work together to provide power for the library. For information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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April 2019

Eager Beavers: Knowledge at Noon

April 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Beavers are one of the few animals that have an amazing capability to alter their environment to fit their needs. While some find them to be pests, they do have positive impacts on the natural world. Join us at the Mercer Library on Wednesday, April 3rd at 12:00 p.m. to learn about the unique adaptations of this water-loving mammal, along with its role in our local forest and aquatic ecosystems. This program will be presented by a naturalist from the…

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Mercer School Art Reception

April 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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The students of Mercer School are the April 2019 Featured Artists at the Mercer Library. Under the instruction of teacher Craig Griffin, Mercer School students have created a variety of pieces with a “Earth and Wood(s)” theme. We invite the community to attend a public reception on Thursday, April 4th from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Mercer Library. Light refreshments will be provided by Mercer’s culinary arts students. The reception is free and open to all. Student art will…

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Used Book Sale

April 10, 2019 - April 13, 2019
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The Friends of the Mercer Public Library will host a USED BOOK SALE during 2019 National Library Week. The sale will be held April 10-13 during normal library hours, and new items will be added daily. Find bargains on hardcover and paperback books, children’s books, DVDs, music CDs, and more. Friday and Saturday will feature BAG SALES – all the items you can fit in your bag for just $2! All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends of…

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HouseWorks: Appliances

April 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Understanding your home’s systems can save you and your contractors a lot of hassle. The Mercer Library will host Rick Boes of Rick’s Appliance Service for a program on understanding your appliances on Monday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Mercer Library at (715)476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.

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Private Forest Management with Chris Paulik

April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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If you own 10 or more acres of forested land, you may benefit from having a forestry plan. Learn more about the options available, resources from Wisconsin's Managed Forest Law Program, and federal programs administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Services. There may be cost sharing opportunities associated with these programs for things such as tree planting, timber harvesting, and controlling invasive species. Chris Paulik has a degree in forestry and worked as a DNR forester for 22 years. She…

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HouseWorks: Green Home construction

April 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Understanding your home’s systems can save you and your contractors a lot of hassle. The Mercer Library will host Randy Nilsson of Great Lakes Carpentry for a program on Green Home construction on Monday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Mercer Library at (715)476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.

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Armchair Travel: Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

April 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Over a million acres to explore by canoe makes Ontario’s Woodland Caribou Provincial Park a paddler’s dream destination. Fewer than 1000 people visit this park any given year so the wilderness experience is amazing. A combination of Canadian shield and boreal forest surround you as you travel waterways used by trappers of the past and the first nation peoples that lived here. Wildlife, pictographs, great scenery, and great fishing await those who are willing to paddle and camp this vast…

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May 2019

HouseWorks: Plumbing & Septic

May 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Understanding your home’s systems can save you and your contractors a lot of hassle. The Mercer Library will host Rob Schmidt of Schmidt & Sons for a program on understanding plumbing and septic systems on Monday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Mercer Library at (715)476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.

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Mail Chimp for Beginners

May 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Are you spending too much time organizing the email list for your business or organization? Want to allow more than one person to manage your email communications? Mail Chimp might be the answer you’re looking for. The Mercer Library will hold a free class on Mail Chimp on Friday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. Mail Chimp is a free email marketing tool available to small businesses, organizations, and individuals. In this introductory class, librarian Teresa Schmidt will explain the basic…

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Parliamentary Survival

May 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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What do you need to know to survive a public meeting? Parliamentarian Robert Workinger will present a free workshop on parliamentary procedures for board members and interested citizens. Learn the definitions of important parliamentary terms, gain resources you can use in your meetings, understand levels of authority, and work through scenarios to help you understand and apply proper procedures.This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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HouseWorks: Electrical systems

May 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Understanding your home’s systems can save you and your contractors a lot of hassle. The Mercer Library will host Pete Wetzler of Williams Electric for a program on understanding your electrical systems on Monday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Mercer Library at (715)476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.

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PowerPoint for beginners

May 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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PowerPoint is the go-to program for program for creating presentations, slideshows, and even large-scale simple posters. If you’ve never used PowerPoint, though, it can be a bit intimidating to get started. Learn the basics at a free PowerPoint class on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. Librarian Teresa Schmidt will explain the basic features of PowerPoint including how to create slides, how to add images and other media to your presentation, and how to use PowerPoint’s features to run a…

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Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northwoods

May 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Wisconsin’s woods are home to a huge variety of wild mushrooms, but do you know which ones to avoid? Tavis Lynch will present a free program on “Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northwoods” at the Mercer Public Library on Friday, May 17th at 1:00 p.m. Lynch is the owner of Tavis's Mushrooms, a shiitake, oyster mushroom and wine cap farm in northern Wisconsin also offering wild mushroom identification and supply. He is the author of Mushroom Cultivation: an illustrated guide to…

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HouseWorks: Construction & Remodeling

May 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Understanding your home’s systems can save you and your contractors a lot of hassle. The Mercer Library will host Joshua Cullen of Plumbline Construction for a program on understanding home construction and remodeling on Monday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Mercer Library at (715)476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.

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Sign Language Course

May 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

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Students will learn the basics of American Sign Language, beginning with the manual alphabet. They will increase sign language vocabulary along with knowledge of grammatical structure. Upon completion students should be able to hold basic conversations with deaf individuals. The course will be offered in the Mercer Public Library Friends' room on Tuesdays and Thursdays, cost is $40. Go to www.feuniversity.org

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Armchair Travel: Milwaukee to Milan and back again

May 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Join us on May 28th at 4:30 pm when we welcome Tommy Cottam for “From Milwaukee to Milan and Back Again,” the latest presentation in our “Armchair Travel Series.” Tommy will share his cultural observations and what he’s learned from time living and working around the US and then abroad in Milan, Italy, before returning home to the Midwest. Cottam is is a Cannes Lion-winning advertising professional with experience working with some of the most awarded advertising agencies and the…

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June 2019

From Goulash to Ghouls

June 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join local author Enid Cleaves at the Mercer Public Library at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 for her presentation “From Goulash to Ghouls,” featuring her background, how she started writing—first for magazines and newspapers, and then cookbooks and books regarding ghosts and the paranormal—as well as stories from her books. For more information, call the Mercer Library at 715-476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.

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WXPR Curious North road trip

June 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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WXPR is hitting the road and making a stop in Mercer! Since we launched our Curious North series in March, we’ve been busy collecting and investigating your questions about our region, its people and its culture, to turn them into radio stories. Now, we are taking our question-collecting on the road and we want to meet you along the way! We’ll be at the Mercer Public Library in Mercer from 3-4:30pm on Friday June 7th. Come hang out with us,…

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Traveling Lantern Theatre: “My Mother the Astronaut”

June 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents “My Mother the Astronaut: To the moon and beyond!” Aquarius’ mom is an astronaut and today is “Take your child to work day”. Aquarius can’t wait to go to NASA and and out what it’s like to be in space! They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers who show her what they do and she learns all about space travel. Her imagination blasts off and she dreams of incredible journeys through…

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Sip ‘n’ Swipe class with ADRC

June 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to use a iPad or tablet computer? Sign-up today for this fun and easy step by step learning course to help navigate online, create documents and connect with your friends and family. Starting June 14th @ Mercer Library 10 am-11am. Course includes 4, 1-hour sessions on tablet operations and online exploration. This class is sponsored by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC )of the North, http://adrc-n-wi.org/ Don’t have a tablet? We have…

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John Swift: Catch and Release – local author talk

June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Local author John Swift will talk about writing, read a short excerpt from his current book, Catch and Release, and take questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing. A musky tournament turns fatal when an armed robbery, summer storm, sabotaged boat, and fentanyl laced opioids collide on Big Fish Lake in Catch and Release, the latest in John Swift’s “Sheriff Gogebic” series. Sheriff Gogebic is called away from planning his post retirement schedule to finding a body in…

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Business Photography – a “Business Bites” lunch program

June 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Good photography can help you promote your products or services in advertising, social media, and more. Photographer Pamela Morello will share tips on improving your image quality and making the most of your business photos. Business Bites is a lunch program for small business owners and entrepreneurs sponsored by the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, Mercer Public Library, and Iron County Development Zone. The program is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided by the Mercer Area Chamber…

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In Capable Hands juggling and comedy show

June 20, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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In Capable Hands, a comedy duo with eye-catching skills and off-center comic flair, will appear at the Mercer Library on Thursday, June 20 at 2:30 pm. This innovative comedy juggling team has even appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen and Live with Regis and Kelly. Trained by Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, they are seasoned pros with their own brand of fresh, distinctive humor. Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw incorporate juggling, balancing, magic, hat manipulations,…

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Community Square Dance

June 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Get a taste of square dancing at a Community Square Dance with professional caller Eric Tagman at the Mercer Library on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00pm. No experience required! For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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Peter Annin, author of ‘Great Lakes Water Wars’

June 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Peter Annin, author of the critically acclaimed Great Lakes Water Wars, will speak at the Mercer Library on Monday, June 24th at 6:30 p.m. The Great Lakes are the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world and America’s greatest freshwater resource. For over a century they have been the target of controversial diversion schemes designed to sell, send, or ship water to thirsty communities, sometimes far from the source. Will the water wars ever be settled? This event is…

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Bats of the Northwoods

June 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Learn about the natural science of the world’s only flying mammal at the Mercer Library on Thursday, June 27 at 11:00am with a naturalist from the North Lakeland Discovery Center. Forget those old bat stereotypes and learn the truth about amazing bats. This program is appropriate for kids ages 5 and older. The event is part of our summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Public Library, and is free and open to…

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation

June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Founding member Terry Daulton and other board members will discuss Wisconsin’s Green Fire, their recent work, and their vision for the future of conservation in Wisconsin in a program at the Mercer Public Library on Friday, June 28th at 7:00 p.m. Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation was established in 2017 in response to recent developments at the state and national level that threaten science-based practices and long-term vision in natural resources management. This free program is sponsored by the…

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July 2019

Author Callie Bates

July 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Celebrate the release of The Soul of Power, the third and final book in Callie Bates’ “Waking Land” trilogy, published by Del Ray on June 4, 2019. Bates will join us for a short reading and refreshments will be provided. Copies of Bates’ books will be available for sale. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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September 2019

Winter in Japan – an Armchair Travel presentation

September 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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You think Mercer is cold in winter? Try far northern Japan (Hokaido) where the rare Red Crowned Cranes dance and mate, Stellar Sea Eagles feed in ice strewn seas and snow monkeys bask in warm geo thermal springs. Gary and Ginny Theisen photographed these spectacles and more during a mid-winter trip to Japan in February of this year. They will give a talk about their experiences and share professional quality photographs of their encounters with wildlife and discuss how their…

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Friends of the Mercer Library Fall Celebration

September 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Friends of the Mercer Public Library will host their annual Fall Celebration and Fundraiser on Saturday, September 21st at 5:00 p.m. The event includes a full Italian dinner, silent auctions, a live auction with auctioneer Danny O’Sullivan, and the popular “Book Basket” raffles. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner, beer, wine, and dessert. All proceeds from the event support the Mercer Library. For tickets or more information, call the Mercer Library at (715)476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.

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Make the most of your iPhone and iPad

September 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Do you want to be a better iPhone or iPad user? Learn to better navigate your Apple iPhone and iPad, customize your device with system settings, and find apps that make life easier and more fun in a free class with library director Teresa Schmidt. Bring your iPhone or iPad to follow along, and bring your questions! This class will be offered on Monday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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October 2019

Craft Swap

October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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The Mercer Library will host a Craft Swap on Friday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. All crafty people know that extra supplies build up quickly — fabric remnants, yarn from that project that you never quite got to, extra coloring and painting materials, and supplies from hobbies you gave up long ago start to take over your crafting space. Find a new home for your extra supplies at the Mercer Library’s Craft Swap. This will be an informal event relying…

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Mercer Trunk-or-Treat

October 31, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Mercer students will be trick-or-treating in downtown Mercer on Halloween, Thursday, October 31 at 3:30-5:30 p.m. The Mercer Library will sponsor its first “Trunk-or-Treat” for Mercer organizations and residents — set up in the library’s parking lot (or inside the library in case of bad weather) and hand out treats to Mercer’s youngest costumed residents. All are welcome to participate, and you can decorate your vehicle in the parking lot, wear a costume, or otherwise get into the Halloween spirit…

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November 2019

Stop. What’s that sound? The UW Archives and the Vietnam Era

November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Mercer, WI – The Mercer Public Library will host University of Wisconsin oral historian Troy Reeves for a presentation on “The UW Archives and the Vietnam Era” on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. The late 1960s and early 1970s stand out as a tumultuous and historic time, not only in the U.S. but also on UW-Madison’s campus. Using a small portion of the University Archives’ written, image, and audio collection, Reeves will tell the story of those turbulent years…

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Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent

November 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Mercer, WI – The Mercer Library will host a free program called “Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent” on Friday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. Jeff Kersten from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts…

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February 2020

Movie Night @ the Library: “The Goldfinch”

February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Join us for a FREE movie night on the "big screen" in the Mercer Community Center. This month we'll be showing "The Goldfinch," 149 minutes, rated R for drug use and language. "13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch." - from IMDB.com. Based on the…

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Ditch the Dish: an intro to streaming media

February 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Want to "cut the cord" or "ditch the dish" and start streaming your media? Curious about how to make one or all of those streaming media services work for you? Librarian Teresa Schmidt will lead an introduction to streaming media. You'll learn about some of the many services out there - Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling TV, AT&T Now, and more. We'll also look at the equipment you'll need to watch your favorite movies, shows, and live events…

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June 2020

Grown-up Story Hour: Outdoor Edition

June 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Join the Mercer Public Library for an OUTDOOR Grown-up Story Hour on the library lawn! We’re not ready to take our grown-up story hour indoors quite yet, but we know that some of our grown-up story hour attendees are anxious to get back together again. So this month we’ll try a new twist on a favorite library event, and hold story hour outdoors on the library grounds. Bring your own chair and snacks and enjoy an hour of stories and…

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October 2020

Trunk or Treat at Mercer Library

October 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Mercer Public Library invites area kids and families to visit a Trunk-or-Treat event in the library’s parking lot on Halloween. The event will be held during Mercer’s 2020 Trick-or-Treat hours, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31st. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Trunk or Treat booths will be spread out in our parking lot to ensure good social distancing. Families are encouraged to maintain distance from other trick-or-treating groups and wear masks. The…

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June 2021

Used Book Sale

June 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - June 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Friends of the Library will hold a Used Book Sale on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. The sale will be held in the Mercer Community Center. Masks will be required for all shoppers, and a limited number of shoppers will be allowed in the building at one time. The Friends’ Book Sale will feature used fiction, nonfiction, paperback, young adult, and children’s books; DVDs; puzzles; and other items. General prices:…

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Virtual visit with Patricia Skalka, author of Door County Mystery series

June 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Join us for a virtual conversation with Patricia Skalka, author of award-winning Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series. Patricia Skalka is the author of the Dave Cubiak Door County mysteries, including the latest Death Washes Ashore. She’s the winner of the Midwest Book Award for Best Thriller/Mystery and the Edna Ferber Fiction Award. Last year, USA Today picked Death Stalks Door County, the first Cubiak mystery, to represent Wisconsin in “50 States/50 Books to Read.” Before turning to fiction, Patricia…

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Helen Keller: A Life Almost Lost – a performance by Jessica Michna

June 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Join us for a performance of “Helen Keller: A Life Almost Lost” by award-winning historical performer Jessica Michna on Sunday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m. This program will be held outdoors on the library grounds. Please bring your own chair if possible. (Metal folding chairs will be available.) In case of inclement weather, the event may be moved indoors to the Mercer Community Center. Please note: Depending on the latest CDC recommendations for large gatherings, if the event is moved…

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July 2021

Abraham Lincoln: A new birth of freedom

July 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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History comes alive at the Mercer Public Library on Wednesday, July 14 from 1-2:30pm! Hear a first-hand account from Abraham Lincoln himself of the history of the United States of America during his time, from his childhood on the frontier to the twelve turbulent years from 1854 to 1865 which nearly destroyed our young nation but instead eventually resulted in a “new birth of freedom.” Mr. Lincoln quotes from his best-known speeches and writings, and he also talks about his…

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August 2021

Dollar A Day, Boys! A musical tribute to the CCC

August 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Singer and storyteller Bill Jamerson will present “Dollar a Day Boys: a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps” on Thursday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. The program is free and open to all, thanks to sponsorship from the Friends of the Mercer Public Library. The program will be held outdoors, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. In case of bad weather, the program will be moved indoors to the Mercer Community Center. For more information,…

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September 2021

Mercer Library Fall Celebration Open House

September 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Friends of the Mercer Library are hosting a FREE Fall Celebration Open House on Saturday, September 18 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to join the celebration and check out the new outdoor seating area.  The Friends will provide hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks.  The event will be set up outdoors (weather permitting) with some displays and activities indoors as well. There will be seven of the popular Book Basket raffles available this year.  Tickets…

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October 2021

Protecting Your Trees & Shrubs from Damage by Wooly Critters this Winter

October 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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With high deer and rabbit populations in Iron County this year we are seeing increased damage of plants from animals in search of food during the winter months. In this presentation, you will learn how to identify your pest and learn some strategies to protect your woody plants from damage by animals during the winter season. The program will be held as a hybrid event – you may attend in person or watch online via Zoom. This program will be…

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The Role of Development Assistance in US Foreign Policy

October 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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$30.00

October 26, October 28, November 2, and November 4, 10:00 AM - Noon Broaden your horizons and deepen your understanding of how U.S. taxpayer dollars support assistance programs around the world. With professional experience in over 60 countries via the U.S. State Department and other international agencies, Gary Theisen will introduce us to the rationale behind foreign assistance and the issues underlying global change and development. Examine the political and systemic causes of poverty, disease and corruption in the "developing…

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Mercer Halloween Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Mercer Library welcomes Mercer area businesses and residents to set up in the Library and Community Center parking lot for our annual Trunk or Treat.   Wear a costume and decorate your vehicle if you wish, and share Halloween goodies with Mercer kids! All are welcome to set up, and no RSVP is required.   We estimate that we had between 150 and 200 trick-or-treaters in 2020.   Please arrive early to be set up by 12:45 p.m. Kids and families are…

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November 2021

Book Signing: Melancholy Until the Mountain by P.K. Perry

November 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Local author P.K. Perry will visit the Mercer Public Library on Thursday, November 4th at 1:00 p.m. to share her new book, Melancholy Until the Mountain. Melancholy Until the Mountain is a journey to self and a sampling of what the world beyond our backyards has to offer.  The two main characters, Mae the maple tree and Pecan the squirrel, suffer serious losses and become separated.  They get onto different roads, lose their way, and then struggle to reconnect.  Along…

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Mercer Community Chat: NorthLakes Community Clinic

November 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Mercer Community Chats are informal, friendly conversations between members of the community and various government, civic, and nonprofit organizations in the community. Representatives from different organizations will explain more about the work they do and answer your questions. These events are held on the first Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Mercer Library. On November 5, 2021, our guest will be Charlotte VanderVenter from the NorthLakes Community Clinic. From their website, NorthLakes Community Clinic “provide a variety…

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Art & Craft Swap

November 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Too many art and craft supplies lying around?  Want to try a new craft but aren’t sure about investing in supplies?  Need to de-stash and make room for new things?  Looking for something new to spark your creativity? Visit the Mercer Library on Friday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m. for an Art & Craft Swap! Bring your unneeded art and craft supplies to share.  Pick up some extra supplies from others.  There are no rules – this is a free,…

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December 2021

Cookie Exchange

December 18, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Join the Mercer Public Library for a holiday cookie exchange on Saturday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m.  Bring about three dozen cookies to share, and take home a selection of three dozen cookies from other people.  It’s a great way to stock your holiday table with a variety of delicious goodies! You must bring cookies in order to participate, and we suggest bringing your favorite home-baked treats.  We suggest bringing a reusable container to take your cookies home in, but…

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Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids

December 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Kids ages 4 and older are invited to the Mercer Public Library on Saturday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. to create holiday crafts.  Make some fun things to decorate your house or for holiday giving! There’s no cost to participate.  Younger children may be able to help if they bring a big person to help.  For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

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January 2022

Community Chat with Wildlife Specialist Jenna Malinowski

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Join the Mercer Public Library for another Community Chat as they welcome Jenna Malinowski, Wildlife specialist with the Wisconsin DNR.  Learn more about wildlife management in Wisconsin and what role the DNR plays in protecting our local wildlife. Community Chats are informal, friendly conversations between members of the community and various government, civic, and nonprofit organizations in the community.  Representatives from different organizations will explain more about the work they do and answer your questions. These events are held on…

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March 2022

Knowledge at Noon: Discovering Dragonflies

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Evolving over 300 million years ago, dragonflies can fly backwards, intercept prey mid-air, see 360 degrees around them, and they live most of their lives underwater! Join the Mercer Public Library on an exploration of the life history of these wonderful winged creatures, with dives and swoops into their interesting body parts, habitat requirements, and importance in our environment. This program is part of the North Lakeland Discovery Center‘s Knowledge at Noon program series, and will be presented by a…

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Wisconsin Homestead Tax Credit Assistance

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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On Wednesday, March 25th from 10am - 2pm in the Mercer Public Library, Elder Benefit Specialist Lannie Thomas will be available to assist older adults, ages 60+, with the Wisconsin Homestead Tax Credit.  If you're interested to talk to Lannie, please bring proof of household income, property tax bill or completed rent certificate.  Lannie can be contacted at 715-561-2103 ext. 5.    

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April 2022

Junk Drawer Art Workshop

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Earth Day is coming soon - Let's take some junk and make it into some beautiful art with the Mercer Public Library on Monday, April 4th starting at 11am! Clean out your junk drawer and bring in some of those screws, wire bits, missing pieces, broken jewelry, and any other interesting bits you might find. The Mercer Public Library will provide canvases, paint and glue, and they'll make collage wall hangings made from your junk. It's free and fun!  All…

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Mercer Public Library’s Annual Earth Day Fair

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Mercer Public Library is excited for the return of their annual Earth Day Fair!  All are welcome to join on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to learn more about what can be done to promote sustainable living. The event will feature speakers, booths from organizations and businesses throughout the Northwoods, and hands-on activities for all ages. If your organization or business would like to participate, please contact the Mercer Library at 715-476-2366 or email director@mercerpubliclibrary.org. There is no…

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May 2022

Mercer Student Artists’ Reception

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The art and culinary arts students of the Mercer School invite the community to an artists’ reception on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.! Under the instruction of their teacher, Craig Griffin, Mercer School students have created a variety of art pieces that will be on display in the library during the month of May. Mercer School culinary arts students will provide hors d’oeuvres and refreshments during the reception. All are welcome, and there is no…

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Garden Basics Presentation

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Explore some of the fundamentals that will help you have a successful gardening season with the Garden Basics presentation by Darrin Kimber, Extension Iron County horticulture specialist, on Wednesday, May 18th from 11am to noon at the Mercer Public Library! Gardeners of all levels are welcome, including beginners.  Bring your gardening questions! This program will be available in-person at the Mercer Library, or for remote viewing using Zoom. Visit the Mercer Public Library website for the Zoom registration link. For more…

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Mercer Library Used Book Sale

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 27, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 28, 2022 at 9:00 am

Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Friends of the Mercer Library will sponsor a USED BOOK SALE on Thursday, May 26, Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28. The sale will be open during normal library hours on all three days. Enjoy exploring a large offering of books for all ages, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, and more! The Bag Sale begins at noon on Friday: pick up a bag of books or other items for one very low price! Paper grocery bags will be provided OR…

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Mercer Library Used Book Sale

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 27, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 28, 2022 at 9:00 am

Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Friends of the Mercer Library will sponsor a USED BOOK SALE on Thursday, May 26, Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28. The sale will be open during normal library hours on all three days. Enjoy exploring a large offering of books for all ages, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, and more! The Bag Sale begins at noon on Friday: pick up a bag of books or other items for one very low price! Paper grocery bags will be provided OR…

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Mercer Library Used Book Sale

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 27, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 28, 2022 at 9:00 am

Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Friends of the Mercer Library will sponsor a USED BOOK SALE on Thursday, May 26, Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28. The sale will be open during normal library hours on all three days. Enjoy exploring a large offering of books for all ages, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, and more! The Bag Sale begins at noon on Friday: pick up a bag of books or other items for one very low price! Paper grocery bags will be provided OR…

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June 2022

Ribbon Cutting for MPL Repair Station

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Friends of the Mercer Public Library invite the community to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new bike repair station at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022! The library is installing a Saris Deluxe Public Work Stand with bike pump and gauge. This repair station features tools attached to retractable cables and allows for fast and easy bicycle maintenance for visitors to the Mercer Bike Trail. This is the latest addition to the Mercer Library Reading…

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Home Compost Presentation

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The "Home Compost: What it does and does not do in your garden" presentation will be held on Wednesday June 22 from 11am to noon at the Mercer Public Library! Home composting is a great way to reduce waste and add organic matter to your garden landscape. Join Darrin Kimber, Extension Iron County horticulture specialist, to explore the basics of home composting and how to use it on your garden landscapes. Gardeners of all levels are welcome, including beginners. Bring…

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Read Books and Juggle Everything Else

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Mercer Library is happy to welcome T.R. Loon, juggler extraordinaire, with a special performance on June 29, at 11:00 am in the Mercer Community Center! A professional juggler is coming to Mercer. His real name is Truly Remarkable Loon – really! His juggling show, “Read Books and Juggle Everything Else” is juggling, balancing, plate spinning, comedy, and a big dose of foolishness. Children and adults will be amused, amazed and entertained. “Be kind to everyone you meet, for we…

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Bike Rodeo at the Mercer Library

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Adults and kids of all ages are invited to a Bike Rodeo at the Mercer Public Library on Saturday, August 13 at 11:00AM to 1:00PM! The 906 Adventure Bike Club will provide skills training and a bike course to try. Bring your bicycle and a helmet! WinMan Trails will demonstrate bicycle safety checks and basic bicycle maintenance using the Mercer Library’s bike repair station, with sessions at 11:30AM and 12:30PM. They will also share information about WinMan trails and mountain…

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Dinosaur Dimensions with Curt Strutz

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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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
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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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Eco-Printing on Paper

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Learn how to print on paper with leaves and flowers! Artist Peggy Foehringer will present a free workshop on Eco-Printing on paper, Friday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mercer Public Library. You’ll complete the entire process of treating the paper, finding plant materials to print with, laying out your prints, and steaming the paper to create these beautiful natural prints. You can use the finished product for cards, crafts, bookmarks, collage, and much more. You’re welcome to bring…

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September 2022

Identifying and Managing Northern Trees and Shrubs

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 8, 2022

Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Fe University is hosting Chad McGrath and Chris Paulik for a 2-day class "Identifying and Managing Northern Trees and Shrubs" on Thursdays September 1 and 8 from 1-4pm, starting in the Mercer Public Library!  Students will spend the first class at the Mercer Library, and the second class will start at the library before heading over to Chris's property for a field trip.  To learn more and register, visit: https://feuniversity.org/class/identifying-managing-northern-trees-shrubs/2022-09-01/.

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Youth Mental Health: What Parents Should Know

September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Mercer, WI – NorthLakes Clinic will offer a free presentation on “Youth Mental Health: What Parents Should Know” at the Mercer Public Library on Friday, September 2 at 3:00PM. It’s normal for kids and teens to go through mood changes, conflicts with parents and peers, and other challenges of emotional development. So how do parents know when their child’s symptoms may require extra support or medical care? Michaela Williams, behavioral health therapist at NorthLakes Community Clinic, will offer this free…

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Identifying and Managing Northern Trees and Shrubs

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 8, 2022

Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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Fe University is hosting Chad McGrath and Chris Paulik for a 2-day class "Identifying and Managing Northern Trees and Shrubs" on Thursdays September 1 and 8 from 1-4pm, starting in the Mercer Public Library!  Students will spend the first class at the Mercer Library, and the second class will start at the library before heading over to Chris's property for a field trip.  To learn more and register, visit: https://feuniversity.org/class/identifying-managing-northern-trees-shrubs/2022-09-01/.

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Mercer Library Fall Celebration

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
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The Friends of the Mercer Public Library will hold their annual Fall Celebration Open House on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event to celebrate the library. Attendees will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks. The event will be set up outdoors on the library grounds, weather permitting, with some displays and activities inside the library as well. The popular Book Basket raffles are back, with eight baskets available…

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When Good Trees Go Bad: Diseased, Decayed, Defective, and Dangerous

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mercer Public Library, 2648 W Margaret Street
Mercer, WI us
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Glen Stanosz will offer this free program to address what to do “When Good Trees Go Bad” at the Mercer Library on Friday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome! Trees provide a variety of benefits to society. But trees also lose branches or break when forces exceed their structural strength or the root-soil connection. Tree failure can cause severe damage to houses and other structures, deny access or use of infrastructure, and injure or kill people. Landowners have…

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