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Summer Program 2015

heroic cartoon characters

The library's annual Summer Program has begun! This year's theme involves heroes – both in real life and fictional. Visit your local MCPL for special activities for children, teens and adults, plus children and teens can join our Summer Reading Club!

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Video: Raising chickens with UW-Extension

Video: Raising chickens with UW-Extension

We were very happy to collaborate recently with Marathon County UW-Extension on a program at MCPL Wausau about chickens! Heather Schlesser, dairy and livestock agent with Extension, provided our audience with a primer on all that's involved with raising a clutch of chickens - the variety of ...

Juan Felipe Herrera named U.S. Poet Laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera named U.S. Poet Laureate

The United States has a new champion for poetry. On June 10, the Library of Congress announced it appointed Juan Felipe Herrera as the nation’s Poet Laureate, a position that dates back to 1937 and is aimed at raising awareness of the reading and writing of poetry. Perhaps most ...


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Online Book Clubs

Sign up to receive excerpts of popular books via email! Simply select your favorite genre, and you'll get a the first few chapters of a book every week. (You won't get the whole book, but just enough to determine whether you would like to borrow the full version from the library.) Reading Advice »