This holiday season the library would like to help get the word out about some of the many services and activities we have in our community. We’re inviting local organizations to decorate a wreath that we will hang inside the library this December. We’ll include information on your group next to your wreath to help the community know who you are, what you do, and how they might get involved. Read on for more details!
The Mercer Library is excited to announce that all Mercer Library cardholders now have access to Gale Courses, a collection of hundreds of online courses developed and taught by experts in their fields. It's easy to use, you can sign up for courses year-round, and FREE to all Mercer Library users.
Gain valuable knowledge you can immediately apply to your life or on the job. There’s something for everyone:
- Career & Professional Development: Many courses are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations. Examples include: Accounting, Resume Writing, Business and Management, Tools for teachers, Grant Writing, Real Estate, Healthcare, and Sales and Marketing.
- Computers & Technology: Courses cover all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Examples include: Introduction to the Microsoft Office Suite, Database Management, Graphic and Multimedia Design, and Introduction to Networking.
- Personal Enrichment: A wide array of courses on hobbies, education, or life resources. Examples include: Children, Parents, & Family; Digital Photography; Health & Wellness; and Test Prep for the GRE, ACT, SAT, LSAT, and more.
Need help? Don't hesitate to stop by the library and ask our staff. We'd love to help you get started.
Visit Gale Courses to browse the catalog, sign up with your library card, and get learning!
Thank you to everyone who made our 2018 Fall Celebration a huge success! It was a record year for us both in number of attendees and in the amount of money raised for the library. We couldn't have done it without the support of our community and all who donated items, attended the event, bought raffle tickets, took a chance at the "wine pull," and purchased items in the auctions.
All of the money raised will support the things we do here at the library to help Mercer residents and visitors stay informed, entertained, and connected to their community. Read on for a list of all of our donors to the event, and be sure to thank them for their support of your library!
From September through May the Mercer Library book club meets once a month for an informal discussion of each month's title. There are no requirements, and this is a relaxed and friendly group. New members are always welcome! To borrow a copy of the current title just visit the library, give us a call at (715)476-2366, or see our online catalog at merlin.nwls.lib.wi.us.
Upcoming Book Club titles:
September 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. - Celine by Peter Heller
October 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. - Death at Gills Rock by Patricia Skalka
November 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. - The Dry by Jane Harper
December 12 , 2018 at 1:00 p.m. - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
January 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. - Cookbook, details TBA
February 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. - Before we were yours by Lisa Wingate
March 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
April 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
May 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. - Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Mercer Public Library, a new 6.12kW solar energy system went online at the Mercer Public Library in October, 2017. As of May 21, 2018, the system has generated 3.35 MWh of power!
Check out our solar monitoring panel to see how much energy we're generating right now, or look at our statistics by the day, month, or year.
You can also view the data from our weather station to find out how our local weather affects the amount of power we generate from our photovoltaic system.
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