Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in partnership with WiLS, for a free, four-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores the weather, seasons and changing climate of the Great Lakes Region. The MOOC will share important data while focusing on people and communities adjusting to changing weather and climate. “Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region” begins on February 23, 2015, and all learners are welcome to participate.
The Mercer Public Library is excited to be a partner in this upcoming course. Professor Margaret Mooney will visit the Mercer Library for weekly discussions centered around the course content. These discussions will be held on Thursdays, February 26 and March 5, 12, and 19 at 2:00pm at the Mercer Library, and are free and open to all. Beverages and snacks will be provided. (Note: the Minocqua Public Library will also be hosting Professor Mooney for Thursday discussions at 6:00 p.m.)
This MOOC and the many others offered by UW-Madison are available to anyone, anywhere. To learn more or sign up for the course, visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOCs website.
The Mercer Area Playgroup is a friendly and informal group for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers. Each week we enjoy stories, free play time, and a small snack. Activities are also provided by the librarian or by Iron County UW-Extension staff. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers also have a chance to visit while the kids play.
Beginning January 19, 2015, Playgroup will meet on on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00am at the Mercer Library, unless the library is closed due to inclement weather or holidays. This group is open to all, and new members and drop-ins are always welcome. For more information or special accommodations, call the library at (715)476-2366.
On Tuesday, February 17th we'll hold a brief information session for those interested in signing up for the UW-Madison Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region." Get help registering for the course and how to use Coursera.
Photo by Vernon Chan used under Creative Commons license.
We love it when you support local businesses whenever you can. Remember that they employ your neighbors, and their tax dollars stay here in the community to support the library.But we know that everyone enjoys a little online shopping once in a while, so if you shop at Amazon.com here's how you can support the library at the same time. Start by visiting Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com and tell Amazon that you want to support Friends of the Mercer Public Library. Then, every time you shop at Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will benefit your library. It's that easy!