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ATTENTION: All MCPL locations will be closed Fri., 9/29, for staff development.

Wisconsin CLICK for Babies Campaign Donation Collections

Wed., 6/21/17, 9am - Sat., 9/30/17, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2017 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Charity Crafts Social Issues Wausau Adults

Camp Out At The Library!

Mon., 9/25/17, 10am - Sat., 9/30/17, 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids can read and lounge inside a reading tent set up inside our Marathon City Branch from September 25-30!
Activities Marathon City Children

All About Apples Story Time

Tue., 9/26/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday with us at this fun-filled story time featuring songs, stories and games!
Story Time Crafts Hands-on Activities Rothschild Children Preschool

Home School Huddle

Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
More events in this series (11). » Hands-on Activities Science Edgar Children

Needle Arts Night

Join us at the Athens Branch every Tuesday afternoon and learn new fiber arts skills with hooks, punches and needles, or join other experienced crafters to work on projects old ... (read more)
More events in this series (23). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Quilting and Crafting

Quilters and crafters - experienced and beginners - are invited to gather to learn, create, and share. In addition to sharing quilting skills and techniques, we'll also teach a new ... (read more)
More events in this series (2). » Stratford Adults

Library Learning
Introduction to Gmail

Learn how to create your own email account and how to use it during this free introductory class!
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Wed., 9/27/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Two slaves escape a cotton plantation via the Underground Railroad with a relentless slave catcher in pursuit.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Little House in the Big Woods"

Wed., 9/27/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Discussion of the classic book about two girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier. No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

After School Experiments

Join us each month to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments related to math and science. Free and no registration required, all supplies provided.
More events in this series (2). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

Fact or Fiction: A Live Storytelling Event

Fri., 9/29/17, 7pm - 9pm @ UW Center for Civic Engagement
Ten stories by 10 different storytellers, and the audience judges if the stories are true or false! Prizes for the two stories that fake out the audience the most! Free to attend, but mature audiences only. Send submissions by 9/15 to factorfiction@mcpl.us.
Community Off-site Theatre Writing Writing Contest Cwbf Uw Center For Civic Engagement Adults

Central Wisconsin Book Festival

Fri., 9/29/17, 7pm - Sat., 9/30/17, 9pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for the first-ever Central Wisconsin Book Festival, starting with a live storytelling event the evening of Friday, Sept. 29 and events throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 30. All events are free and no registration or tickets required!
Author Visit Community History Nature Off-site Outdoor Recreation Social Issues Sports Writing Writing Contest Wausau Adults Teen

Books Build Better Brains: Literacy and Early Brain and Child Development

Sat., 9/30/17, 9:30am - 11am @ MCPL Wausau
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a pediatrician, public health professional and child health advocate, will discuss the importance of early literacy and the roles that human relationships and interactions play in a child's first thousand days of life.
Health Science Social Issues Cwbf Wausau Adults

The Rise and Fall of Baseball at the Univ. of Wisconsin

Sat., 9/30/17, 10am - 11:30am @ Janke Book Store
Steven D. Schmitt will share the history of baseball at the University of Wisconsin, which started in 1870 and ended in 1991, making UW the only Big Ten school with ... (read more)
Author Visit History Sports Cwbf Janke Book Store Adults

Grouse Hunting with Author Mark Parman

Sat., 9/30/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author, hunter and UW-Marathon County Senior Lecturer Mark Parman will read from his book "A Grouse Hunter's Almanac," newly released in paperback that chronicles 20 seasons of hunts. Q&A and signing to follow. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Author Visit Nature Outdoor Recreation Writing Cwbf Wausau Adults

Mistakes That Led Victoria Houston to a Life of Mystery Writing

Sat., 9/30/17, 1pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
One of Wisconsin's own favorite writers, Victoria Houston, will join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to share stories of how she became a mystery writer. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Author Visit Writing Cwbf Wausau Adults

The Life of a Young Adult Author with Brittany Cavallaro

Sat., 9/30/17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young Adult author Brittany Cavallaro will join us via Skype to share with teens how she got started as a writer, what it's like to write a book series, her ... (read more)
Author Visit Writing Cwbf Wausau Teens

Flock Together: A Conversation About Extinct Birds & What They've Taught Us

Sat., 9/30/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author B.J. Hollars presents information about extinct birds from his book "Flock Together," and how we can save threatened species and ourselves. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Author Visit History Nature Outdoor Recreation Writing Cwbf Wausau Adults

A Conversation with Comic Writer and Artist Tim Seeley

Sat., 9/30/17, 3pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Comic book writer and artist Tim Seeley joins us for the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to talk about his work, including the upcoming film adaptation of his book "Revival." Free and no registration or tickets required.
Art Author Visit Writing Wausau Adults Teens Cwbf

My Two Elaines: A Story of Alzheimer's Care with Gov. Martin Schreiber

Sat., 9/30/17, 3pm - 4:30pm @ Janke Book Store
Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin Schreiber will read from his new book "My Two Elaines: learning, coping, and surviving as an Alzheimer's caregiver" and answer questions about the role of caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Author Visit Health Off-site Social Issues Janke Book Store Adults Cwbf

Central Wisconsin Book Fest Finale: Poet Mai Der Vang

Sat., 9/30/17, 7pm - 8:30pm @ UW Center for Civic Engagement
We'll close out the Central Wisconsin Book Festival with award-winning poet Mai Der Vang, whose collection "Afterland" recounts the Hmong exodus from Laos and the Hmong culture's ongoing resilience in exile. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Author Visit History Poetry Social Issues Cwbf Uw Center For Civic Engagement Adults

Steampunk Necklaces for Young Adolescents!

Mon., 10/2/17, 1pm - Tue., 10/31/17, 4pm @ MCPL Edgar
The Edgar Branch, in coordination with the Edgar School District, is inviting students to stop by during the Month of the Young Adolescent to create necklaces with a steampunk theme, including a special program on Oct. 11. Free and all supplies provided.
Hands-on Activities Crafts Edgar Children Tweens

Meet the Marathon County SWAT Team

Tue., 10/3/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Members of the Marathon County SWAT Team will join us to explain the work they do and what it takes to become a SWAT team member. Free and open to the public.
Community Spencer Adults

Resource of the Moment

Wisconsin's Digital Library for Teens

Wisconsin's Digital Library for Teens

An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for teens.

E-books Audiobooks For Teens WPLC Online

Close to Home by Lisa Jackson

★★★★★ This novel is about Sarah, a single mother of two girls starting over by moving back to her family's old, run down, estate in a small town alongside the Columbia River. Planning to remodel and bring the house she grew up in back to its old glory, Sarah is unprepared for all the memories and unanswered questions surrounding her family that the remodeling...

Audience: Adults
Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Central Wisconsin Book Festival

Authors, others coming to Book Fest September 29-30

The Marathon County Public Library is working with other community partners to present the first-ever Central Wisconsin Book Festival, starting Friday, September 29, and continuing through September 30 with a diverse lineup of events. The festival begins Friday night with “Fact or Fiction,” a live and interactive storytelling event at the Center for...

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