Elder Benefit Specialist Consultations

Where:  Frank B. Koller Memorial Library

Date:   Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Time:  10am – 2PM   Koller Library

It’s Time To Enroll!

“Meet with Susan Corrieri, Vilas County Elder Benefit Specialist”

These are private sessions and no appointment is necessary, first come first served, but please be advised that more complex matters may require an appointment by calling 715-479-3625.

Plastics in the Great Lakes

When: Monday, November 5th, 2018

Time:   3pm

Where:   Frank B. Koller Memorial Library, Manitowish Waters, WI

Join Anne K. Moser, Senior Special Librarian at UW Madison, Aquatic Sciences Center, Wisconsin Water Library, as she talks about a very important topic!

“Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is disposed or abandoned in the marine environment or the Great Lakes. It is a global problem – there is no part of the world left untouched by debris and its impacts. Marine debris is a threat to our environment, navigation safety, the economy, and human health. One type of marine debris of particular concern – plastics – is among the most common type and can be a serious threat to the biota of the water body.

The good news is marine debris is preventable! Come hear an introduction to the science of plastics in our Great Lakes and learn ways you can prevent it.”

Don’t miss this FREE educational program.  Additional parking is available at the town hall.

Manitowish Waters Historical Society

Various activities continue on with members of the MW Historical Society.   Recent interviews have been with Bob Kassien, Bill Waffle and Don & Jan Rayala.   We thank them so much for telling us their history of Manitowish Waters!    Our volunteers will transcribe their recorded interviews so they can be made into a “book” and put on the shelves for all to enjoy.

Do you want to help support the MW Historical Society?   Stop by the library to purchase a historical map!    There are several to choose from.   Two are listed here:

Northern Wisconsin Lake District  1895

Watershed Map of the MW Chain  1878

Proposed Dam Site and Reservoir on Rest Lake 1878

Book Group

The Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday November 1, 2018 at 3pm to discuss Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure.

Stop by the library to pick up your copy or place a hold.   New members to the book club are always welcome!

New Fiction

Ambush by James Patterson

Holy Ghost by John Sandford

Next Person You Meet In Heaven Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin

Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

New Non-Fiction

Holistic Dental Care by Stephen Lawrence

Killing of the SS:  The Hunt For The Worst War Criminals In History by Bill O’Reilly

Together, Our Community Cookbook by The Hubb Community Kitchen (also starring Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex)

Books on CD

Scarface and the Untouchable Al Capone, Eliot Ness and the Battle For Chicago by Max Collins

Next Person You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

Restless Wave Good Times Just Causes Great Fights and Other Appreciations by John McCain

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

New Movies

Jurassic World:  Fallen Kingdom




Do you order a lot from Amazon?  If so, you can help raise money for the library each time you place an order.  It’s easy!   To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization-Frank B. Koller Memorial Library- to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Thank you for putting the library on YOUR shopping list!

New Audio Books – on our Amazon Fire 7!

YES!   We have an Amazon Fire 7 available for check-out.   Why would you want to check it out?   For the audio books!    If your new car did not come with a CD player, and you miss listening to your stories while driving, this is the gadget for you!     The following books are on the Amazon Fire 7:

Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger

Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Miss Julie Raises the Roof by Ann B. Ross

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner

And Many More!

Digitizing Studio

Do you own old slides, negatives, VHS, cassettes or vinyl records?   If so, do you want to digitize them into a DVD or CD?   FREE?   Here is your chance!

Thanks to a LSTA grant, the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library owns the following equipment:

VHS to DVD Converter

Film to Digital Converter

Record/Cassette to CD Converter

Slides and Negatives to Digital Converter

This is a FREE service, although if using our DVDs or CDs we ask a small donation.    Please call the library at 715-543-2700 to reserve a time for your digitizing project.

“The Memory Project Studio is made possible through a grant funded from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).”

Fall Hours

Monday 9-3

Tuesday 3-7

Wednesday 9-3

Thursday 3-7

Friday 9-3

Saturday 9-Noon