Marathon County Public Library

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Mon., 1/9/17, 9am - Fri., 2/24/17, 11pm @ All MCPL Locations
Attention sports fans and readers: Pick up a Milwaukee Bucks Reading Challenge form from any MCPL location! ... (read more)
Activities Book Club Sports All Locations Children Teens Tweens

Mon., 1/16/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Drop by our Mosinee Branch for a discussion of our monthly book club selection, "Lake of Sorrows" by Erin Hart! ... (read more)
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Mon., 1/16/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Stratford! For the month of January, we'll read and discuss "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing! ... (read more)
More events in this series (4). » Activities Community Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Do you find learning math to be dull and boring? Join the Crazy 8 Math Club and see how fun math can be! This weekly program will meet every Monday afternoon and will show kids the math behind some of their favorite activities! Kids will also apply what they've learned by working on craft and building projects that incorporate math. Participants also learn to work together and to accept others' ideas. ... (read more)
More events in this series (18). » Activities Games Edgar Children

Mon., 1/16/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! The book for January is "The Butterfly and the Violin" by Kristy Cambron. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Mon., 1/16/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for our monthly Family Fun Night featuring stories, crafts and more! ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Story Time Edgar Children

Join us for our monthly book club at our Spencer Branch! The book for January is "The Beautiful Mystery" by Louise Penny. ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults Seniors

Mon., 1/16/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out book club for a lively discussion of the novel "The Cherry Harvest" by Lucy Sanna! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults

Home School Huddle is a weekly program that invites the home school community into the library for an hour of programming designed just for them! Families can hear stories read and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. You'll also pick up some great ideas to incorporate into your curriculum at home! ... (read more)
More events in this series (17). » Activities Community Games Story Time Edgar Children Parents Preschool

Tue., 1/17/17, 4pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens, explore the world of abstract art and create a piece of your own to take home! We'll put your research skills to use to learn about famous abstract artists and how they created the works of art that made them famous. Then, show off your artsy side by creating your own piece of abstract art! ... (read more)
Art Hands-on Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Tweens

Are you interested in the wide world of electronic books, audio books and videos, and free access (with a library card) to thousands of titles just a download away? Let us help you learn the ropes! ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » E-books Technology Wausau Adults

Wed., 1/18/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adults and teens can start the new year off right by de-stressing at our Mosinee Branch! After a long holiday season, unwind by making a homemade coconut oil salt scrub using essential oils. It's easy to mix up, take home and use any time you're feeling stressed! Information about the positive benefits of essential oils will also be provided. ... (read more)
Health Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults Teens

Children, tweens and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us every Friday afternoon through mid-May to create! ... (read more)
More events in this series (17). » Activities Crafts Games Hands-on Learning Edgar Children Tweens

Children and their families are invited to build and create together with multiple types of building materials: Tinkertoys, Gears, LEGO and DUPLO blocks, wood blocks and other materials. This family-friendly ... (read more)
More events in this series (9). » Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Early Elementary

Mon., 1/23/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Families are invited to the library on this no-school day for a pet-filled afternoon! ... (read more)
Activities Animals Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Early Elementary

Mon., 1/23/17, 1pm - 6pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to spend an afternoon watching anime at our Wausau Headquarters! Throughout the afternoon, we will screen various anime series from different genres, including "Fairy Tale," about a teenage wizard searching for a dragon; "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan," about a high school girl who, along with her friends, becomes entangled in a mystery; "Steins; Gate," about a young Tokyo scientist who can send text messages to the past to change the present; and "Fullmetal Alchemist," about alchemists living in an alternate history with the power of transmutation. ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Teens

Join us on this no-school day to watch Disney's "The BFG" in the library! ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool Tweens

Are you interested in using the Internet but aren't sure where to start? Or have you used the Internet but think you're missing out on some of the things it has to offer? Let us help you learn! ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Wausau Adults

Resource of the Moment

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Wisconsin Collection

The Wisconsin Collection at MCPL Wausau includes nonfiction items related to Marathon County and Wisconsin. This includes nonfiction books, microfiche, family genealogies, maps and more.

MCPL On-site Genealogy Wisconsin Local History Marathon County

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden

★★★★★ Fans of the movie The Princess Bride—this book is for you! Cary Elwes, whom fans of the movie know as Westley, shares memories and behind-the-scenes stories from the making of a movie that eventually became a classic. Many alumni of the movie, including Rob Reiner and the surviving members of the central cast, contribute anecdotes, and it is abundantly...

Audience: Adults
Genre: Nonfiction, Movie Tie-ins

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New: Sensory Story Time!

Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States, affecting 1 in every 68 children, according to Autism Speaks, a nationwide nonprofit autism advocacy organization. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be a broad diagnosis, encompassing folks with various levels of functioning. Common characteristics of ASD include...

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