Menomonie Public Library Lifelong learning in a welcoming environment Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:03:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Menomonie Public Library 32 32 39441658 Mike Malone Trio Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:35:45 +0000 Join us on June 22 at 7:00 p.m. as Music Over Menomin presents the Mike Malone Trio.  Mike Malone is a versatile percussionist currently residing in Oshkosh and is an active freelance performer, educator, composer and clinician throughout northeastern Wisconsin. He graduated cum laude from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he studied music. During college years, Malone performed with top university ensembles including the GRAMMY nominated Jazz Ensemble I, along with a long list of prominent musicians in the Upper Midwest. He continues to perform over 200 gigs a year, and has been featured in numerous festivals and events such as the Twin Cities Jazz Society’s Young Artists Series.

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Raptor Center of Minnesota Kicks Off Summer Reading 2017 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:52:34 +0000 Summer Reading for children kicks off June 14 at 6:00 p.m. with a visit from the Raptor Center of Minnesota.  The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, The Raptor Center reaches approximately 150,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events.

The full calendar of summer events for children.

Yata, Sinz and Orfield open Music Over Menomin Wed, 24 May 2017 18:22:13 +0000 Yata, Sinz and Orfield kick-off the 8th annual Music Over Menomin free community concert series at the Menomonie Public Library on June 15 at 7:00 p.m.  All three are mainstays of the Chippewa Valley music scene and are long time supporters of our event.  We are pleased to have them open the season for us.  The trio released Dancing in the Light the groups first album of original tunes in November of 2016.  Volume One did a nice story with them about the new music in December.  I’m sure we’ll hear some tunes from the new album June 15 so be sure to join us.

Picture of Yata, Sinz and OrfieldPicture of Yata, Sinz and OrfieldPicture of Yata, Sinz and OrfieldCover art for Dancing in the Light


Panel Discussion on Suicide Awareness and Prevention Thu, 18 May 2017 22:58:49 +0000 The acclaimed 2007 novel 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, now a television series on Netflix, has been in the news recently.  The subject of the novel revolves around the suicide of a teenager and the 13 reasons why she decided to take this final act as told in her own voice.  The graphic nature of some scenes in the television series and the troubling subject has created concern among many that work with young people.  A panel of Menomonie area mental health professionals will be discussing the resources available in our community for suicide prevention and awareness on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the library.  The library has acquired multiple copies of the book which will be available for checkout at the event.  Plan to attend to learn more about how we can all help to prevent this kind of tragedy.  For more information contact the Information Desk 715.232.2164 or


  • Moderator: John Achter, Associate Dean of Students, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Jeanne Rothaupt Ph.D., Interim Director, University Counseling Center, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Sheli Jo Metzger, Project Coordinator, Mental Health First Aid in Dunn County
  • Chelsi Lauer, Positive Alternatives
  • Kate Laird, Grassroots Wellness Respite Director
  • Jennifer Coyne, Arbor Place
  • Naomi Cummings, Executive Director, Bridge to Hope

13 reasons why book cover


“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune
“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times
Thirteen Reasons Why  will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.  Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever. 




Music Over Menomin 2017 Thu, 11 May 2017 19:49:54 +0000 The 8th annual Music Over Menomin summer concert series on the library lawn kicks off June 15 at 7:00 p.m. with Yata, Sinz and Orfield.  YSO has a new collection of songs out called “Dancing in the Light.”  I’m looking forward to hearing some of those new creations live.  Music Over Menomin started eight years ago with four performances and has now grown to eight weekly concerts Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. between June and August.  Yata, Randy Sinz, and Sue Orfield have been supporting this event since the beginning so it is fitting that they are kicking it off.  Here’s the rest of the fabulous 2017 lineup:

Music Over Menomin 2017