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WVLS Adult Services Programming Booking Spreadsheet
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LibraryLibrary ContactPerformer/SpeakerProgramDatePerformer/Speaker DescriptionProgram DescriptionCostVirtual or In-person?WebsiteNotes
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MinocquaKelly RaddatzAuthor John BatesNew Book, Author Visit9/13/2022Author and naturalist John Bates will present his new book, Wisconsin’s Wild Lakes: a guide to the last undeveloped natural lakes. Bates is the author of nine books on the Northwoods and Upper Midwest, and copies of his books will be available for sale at the event.
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Merrill, T. B. ScottLaurie OllhoffAuthor Scott SpoolmanNew Book, Author Visit9/26/2022New Book Wisconsin Rivers.The best-seller on the Wisconsin Historical Society Press's 2018 list, this book offers an in-depth look at Wisconsin's geology and natural history using the State Parks as entry points--gateways to the ancient past.
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RhinelanderCathy Oelrich and Virginia RobertsAuthor Victoria HoustonNew Book, Author Visit5/25/2022Victoria Houston speakerThere's a new sheriff in town! Victoria Houston's new Lew Ferris mystery series tells you all about his life in the Northwoods, which might contain an occasional murder. Join Rhinelander District Library at Nicolet college theater where Ms. Victoria Houston will discuss her new book, Wolf Hollow, her writing process and more on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 6:30 pm. Tickets are free, but a limited quantity exists. Be sure to get yours soon.
Books will be available for purchase. Ms. Houston will sign copies of her books after the event.
in personhttp://www.victoriahouston.com/
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RhinelanderCathy OelrichRoss RichardsonManitou Mysteries Shipwreak Adventure6/22/2022
Author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson
has spent the last two decades exploring the bottom
of the Great Lakes and discovering and documenting
long lost shipwrecks. His website,
michiganmysteries.com, is dedicated to the stories
of the missing ships, missing aircraft and missing
persons of the Michigan Region. Richardson is on
the board of directors at the Maritime Heritage Alliance
in Traverse City and spends his spare time researching
the regions mysteries and building models of Great Lakes vessels.
Journey to the waters off the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Northern Lake Michigan and join author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson in exploring the histories and mysteries of the Manitou Passage, one of the deadliest areas on the great lakes. An undiscovered fleet of shipwrecked ghost-ships lies off that rugged coast, just waiting to be found. Learn their stories and explore a newly discovered mystery schooner thought to be one of the most intact shipwrecks on the planet.$175
He's zooming in, but the audience will be meeting in person
michiganmysteries.com
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RhinelanderCathy OelrichMichael LaneMarine Biology7/27/2022Michael LaneMichael hails from the Southside of Chicago and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1979. He moved to the Bahamas where he met Denise, another teacher at the private Christian school he was employed at. They have three children and six grandchildren. Michael did his graduate work at Northern Illinois University in biology and Southern Illinois University in molecular biology, where he also worked in fisheries genetics as a research assistant. He has taught both in public and private schools for 25 yrs and has received numerous prestigious state and national teaching awards. Michael has also worked at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago as an instructor of marine biology and as a curriculum writer. In 1999 Michael joined Fort Wilderness Ministries to develop the Nature Center program and serve as the Director of Education and as a Bible and Apologetics Teacher. There he developed many popular programs and lessons that he is known for today such as the Marine Biology Adventure and the Israel Trip which combine science, history and Biblical evidence in hands-on experiences easy for anyone to learn and understand. In 2021 Michael founded the apologetics focused ministry Evidence 4 Faith to continue equipping Christians across the country with the knowledge and tools to grow and defend the Faith. Michael has published two books on Biblical Archeology and is working on a third Archeology book as well as a Marine Biology book.in personhttps://evidence4faith.org/
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Minocqua Bureau of Consumer Protection / Division of Trade & ConsumerHome Improvement Contracts under Wisconsin LawMoved to OctoberJeff KerstenThe Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on Home improvement practices and contracts under Wisconsin law. Wisconsin residents sign home improvement contracts everyday to make improvements to their homes and property. It is important to understand the consumer protection laws that are in place to protect you before you enter into this type of contract. As part of the presentation, you will learn about tips on hiring a contractor, contractor requirements, and required contract provisions. Home improvement resources will be available to all attendees. As Wisconsin’s lead agency for consumer protection, the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, provides information and education, mediates complaints, investigates cases, and takes enforcement actions to fight fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm consumers and honest businesses.FreeIn personJeffrey.Kersten@wisconsin.gov
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Minocqua Certified Library Staff MembersStrong Bodies Strength TrainingSept-Nov (9wks)The Extension StrongBodies Program is based on the StrongWomen Program that was created by Professors Miriam E. Nelson and Rebecca Seguin. StrongBodies will catalyze positive change in people of all ages to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, access to programs, and ongoing support.UW-Extension paid for Library Staff certification. Always free to the participantsVirtual or In-person?https://healthyliving.extension.wisc.edu/programs/strongbodies/
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CrandonBeer & Pretzel Tasting29-JunThis event will feature a selection of beers, pretzels, and dips from the great state of Wisconsin. All beers for this event were generously donated by the Beer Club! The library invites guests 21 & up to join us on the library front lawn! The tasting is free to the public. Donations are much appreciated. in-personhttps://crandonpl.org/summer-reading/
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Minocqua LitLovers Book Club, Open Book ClubOur virtual adult book clubs are free, open to the public, no registration required. Join in anytime!
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Minocqua What We’re Reading Book ChatJoin us online the fourth Friday of every month at 11am to review and discuss books you would (or wouldn’t recommend). This is a great opportunity to broaden your reading experience and discover books from different genres you may not otherwise seek out. It’s also a great way to connect with members of our MPL book-loving community! Email chultman@minocqualibrary.org or call the library at 715-356-4437 to sign up.
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Minocqualocal instructor and longtime certified personal trainer Tori Cihla,Tai Chi in the ParkTai Chi is low impact and may be suitable for those who do not participate in regular exercise. It is traditionally practiced in a group setting so participants have the chance to socialize and meet new friends while learning the gentle art of Tai Chi”. Led by local instructor and longtime certified personal trainer Tori Cihla, this class will meet Fridays at 8am starting June 11 and run thru July 30 in the upper part of Torpy Park. https://minocqualibrary.org/seniors/
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Merrill, T. B. ScottNathan Krautkramer and Carmen Van Der Leest of WausauTax Help with Judicare11-MarNathan Krautkramer and Carmen Van Der Leest of Wausau will be providing tax assistance at these sessions. Krautkramer is an Attorney offering legal services through Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. in Wausau. Half-hour consultations are available.
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Merrill, T. B. ScottGreat Scotty Bake-OffRecruit the bakery chefs in your family and join us for a bake off via BlueJeans Video Conferencing. We'll give you the challenge at the start of the event and you will use the cake layers to assemble it. We also suggest that you have ingredients for your favorite icing on hand along with decoration items.https://tockify.com/merrill.library.events/detail/787/1620342000000
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Merrill, T. B. ScottCover to Cover Book ClubMonthly
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Merrill, T. B. ScottBottoms Up: Wisconsin Historic Bars & Breweries28-JulCulminating event for the Library's 2021 Adult Summer READ Challenge -- Tails & Tales, which will take place at the Sawmill Brewing Company. While relaxing in the outdoor tent with a cool beverage in hand, attendees will enjoy watching a documentary that shines light upon the history of bars and breweries in Wisconsin.https://tockify.com/merrill.library.events/detail/797/1627516800000
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