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Antiques Appraisal Program...Coming Soon!

miscellaneous antiques

July 30, 2014

On Sunday September 28th, the Marathon County Public Library will be once again hosting WHAT IT'S WORTH; THE ANTIQUES APPRAISAL PROGRAM! Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise such items as toys, clocks, costume jewelry, artwork, vintage photographs and glassware. Mark will be available from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. The cost is $10.00 per item. That fee entitles the person to a four-minute consultation. Each additional item is $10.00 and, in turn, another four-minute consult. Registration is REQUIRED. Call (715) 261-7230 to register or for further information. If you don't have an item, please come and and sit in on the fun. Spectators are always welcome. See you there!


Reference Round-Up!

June 9, 2014

The Marathon County Public Library offers many services along with a world of information in various forms. One of the most in-demand resources the library offers is our collection of Wausau Daily Herald newspapers at MCPL Wausau. The newspaper is available in two forms. The library retains paper copies of current issues until we receive a microfilm copy. Normally one microfilm reel contains one month's worth of issues. The library has microfilm of the Wausau Daily Herald back to its origins in 1907. The library also has microfilm copies of the four newspapers that preceded the Wausau Daily Herald, namely The Central Wisconsin, Torch of Liberty, Wausau Pilot and Wausau Sun. Microfilm...

Genealogy Magazines and Newspapers

Sign Up for an Affordable Care Act Healthcare Plan!

Great Seal of the United States

February 24, 2014

March 31st is the deadline for signing up for an A.C.A. healthcare plan. Bridge Clinic staff will be offering sign-up assistance at the Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, next week March 3-7 from 9:00 to 5:00. Call 715-261-2141 to schedule an appointment. {{2014

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LIFE in Marathon County Report Available!

LIFE Report cover

February 19, 2014

All Marathon County Public Library locations now have copies available of the latest LOCAL INDICATORS FOR EXCELLENCE (LIFE) IN MARATHON COUNTY Report. As with previous editions, this 9th edition provides information and statistics on community strengths as well as identifying challenges and opportunities facing the community. The goal of the LIFE Report is community improvement.  The LIFE Report serves as a call to action for everyone in Marathon County. Request a copy of the LIFE Report via the Library Catalog (V-Cat). View a summary of the report here.

Wisconsin Government Information

Get Out Your Fishing Gear and Waders for Saturday's Flyfishing Program!

February 10, 2014

Wading through a Wisconsin stream in springtime, fly-fishing for trout is one of the most challenging yet blissful of all outdoor activities. The air is fresh and clean, the water cold to the touch and the graceful trout elusive and wily. The all-encompassing quiet is broken only by the burbling brook and occasional birdcall. Join us on Saturday February 15th as author Kevin Searock presents a fascinating, insightful guided tour "celebrating the art of fly-fishing and the sublime beauty of a day in a trout stream." Searock will also be autographing copies of his TROUTSMITH book. Time: 1:00; Location: 3rd Floor Wausau Room.


Tax Forms Update!

January 28, 2014

To all those taxpayers wondering if the IRS stagecoach bearing the 1040/1040A/1040EZ booklets has arrived at the Marathon County Public Library, the answer, unfortunately, is: NO. The IRS has informed MCPL that the three booklets will not be shipped until mid-February. The IRS originally promised the booklets would be available in mid-January. They gave no explanation for the delay. However, the booklets can be ordered from the IRS or downloaded on home computers at the website.  


50 years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play!

January 23, 2014

Fifty years ago, four cheeky, talented, mop-topped English musicians landed in New York City and the world changed forever. In short order, the Beatles conquered the hearts and minds of many young Americans and Beatlemania swept the country and the world. On Tuesday February 4, Marathon County Public Library will be celebrating Beatlemania as Lawrence University music instructor Carl Rath presents BEATLES INVASION, a program that charts the early days of the Beatles and their historic journey to America. The program starts at 6:30 and will be held in the Wausau Room (3rd floor) of the library's Wausau Headquarters. All are welcome. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!  


Antiques Appraisal Program is Coming to Town!

miscellaneous antiques

December 11, 2013

The Antiques Appraisal program has proven to be wildly popular with Marathon County Public Library customers. The program hosted by the Headquarters Library in the fall of 2013 was so successful that MCPL is bringing antiques expert Mark Moran back for another round of appraisals in the new year. On Saturday January 11th from 10:00am-4:00pm, Mark Moran will be available to evaluate items brought in by the public. The fee for appraisal is $10.00 per item which entitles the person to a four-minute consultation. Registration, as always, is required. Call 261-7234 to save your spots or for more information. 


Pushback Against Drug Abuse: Final Program!

October 23, 2013

The final Pushback Against Drug Abuse program will be held Tuesday October 29th from 5:30 to 7:00 and then repeated Wednesday October 30th from 12:00 to 1:30. The topic of this week's program will be It Takes a Village. Local drug experts will discussing the drug abuse problem in Wausau and how the community can play a role in tackling this growing, dangerous threat. Remember: drug abuse can strike any neighborhood, any household. It can happen to you and yours! Plan on attending It Takes a Village to learn about what you can do to Push back against drug abuse. The program will be held in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room. All are welcome.  

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Week 3 of the Pushback Against Drug Abuse Programs!

October 17, 2013

Hundreds of Marathon County residents have attended the first two programs in the Pushback Against Drug Abuse sessions being held at the Marathon County Public Library. Each week local drug experts have shared valuable information on AOD issues and what role individuals can play in fighting the local drug problem. The Week 3 program is entitled The"A" Word. In this case, "A" stands for Addiction. Marathon Coutny drug experts will be discussing drug and alcohol addiction, the various local treatment options available to abusers and what role individuals can play in recovery. The "A" Word program will be given Tuesday Oct. 22nd at 5:30 and repeated Wednesday Oct. 23 at 12:00 in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room...

Health Resources Government Information Events

Pushback Drug Programs Underway at the Library!

October 10, 2013

Dozens of people attended the opening Pushback Against Drug Abuse sessions held Tuesday October 8th and Wednesday October 9th at the Wausau Library. Wausau Police Department Officer Melinda Pauls' presentation dealt with current drug trends in the Wausau/Marathon County area, especially those impacting young adults. The next program in the four-week series is entitled I Think We Have a Problem? Participants will learn how to identify if someone is using - or dealing - drugs and your options if you suspect someone is involved with drugs. I Think We Have a Problem? will be presented Tuesday October 15th at 5:30 and Wednesday October 16th at 12:00 in the Wausau Room of the Headquarters...

Health Resources Events Government Information

Mark Your Calendar...Upcoming Drug Programs!

October 1, 2013

The sale, manufacture and use of illegal drugs continues to be a growing problem in Marathon County. Such drug use is a clear threat to our family, friends and society in general. Beginning the week of October 7th, the Marathon County Public Library and the Marathon County AOD Partnership will be presenting a series of programs detailing drug use in Marathon County and the county-wide response to  that abuse. Tuesday October 8th from 5:30-7:00pm a program will be given on What's Hot Now? which will cover current drug trends impacting area young adults. The What's Hot Now? program will be repeated on Wednesday October 9th from 12:00-1:30pm. The programs are free to the public and will...


Antiquers...Time Is Running Out!

miscellaneous antiques

September 11, 2013

The last 2013 Antiques Roadshow program to be held at Marathon County Public Library is scheduled for Sunday September 22nd from 1:30 to 4:00. Anyone interested in bringing in an item or items to be appraised by antiques expecrt Mark Moran should call 261-7234 to register. Cost is $10.00 per item which buys you a four-minute consultation. Registration is required. If interested, call or stop into the Headquarters Library and sign up. Mark's schedule on the 22nd is filling up but there still are some openings left.


Pushback Against Drug Abuse Programs!

August 29, 2013

Over the past three years, drug abuse has become a major problem in Marathon County.  Accordingly, the Marathon County Public Library has partnered with the Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Partnership and the Pushback Against Drug Abuse campaign to host an educational series of programs in October to raise awareness of the scope of the problem and detail how each us can play a part in the solution. The following sessions will be offered at the Marathon County Public Library in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room. Interested parties can attend either the daytime (Wednesdays 12-1:30pm) or evening (Tuesdays 5:30-7pm) sessions on a given week. Session 1 – What’s Hot Now? – Current drug...


Antiques Roadshow...Coming Soon!

miscellaneous antiques

August 12, 2013

The Antiques Roadshow program has proven to be wildly popular with Marathon County Public Library customers. The program hosted by the Headquarters Library earlier this year was so successful that MCPL is bringing antiques expert Mark Moran back for one last round of appraisals in 2013. On Sunday September 22 from 1:30-4:00pm, Mark Moran will be available to evaluate items brought in by the public. The fee for appraisal is $10.00 per item which entitles the person to a four-minute consultation. Registration, as always, is required. Call 261-7234 to save your spots or for more information. 


MCPL Joins the Pushback Against Drug Abuse Campaign!

July 22, 2013

Drugs are an increasingly serious problem in Marathon County. The illegal manufacture, sale and abuse of heroin, prescription drugs and other illicit drugs such as methamphetamines is increasing in our county. This, in turn, threatens the public safety and health of our families, friends and neighbors. In order to combat this growing threat, the Marathon County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Partnership has launched Pushback Against Drugs, a public awareness initiative to raise awareness of the scope of illicit drug use in Marathon County and inspire public involvement and actions that help Prevent, Enforce and Treat drug abuse. Over 250 organizations, agencies, groups and individuals have committed to the...


The Last Call: Prohibition in Marathon County!

July 1, 2013

From 1920 to 1933, the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol were forbidden by law in the United States. Despite this, the public’s thirst for ‘demon rum’ continued and organized crime stepped in to meet the demand. Thanks to Illegal distilleries, smuggled shipments of alcohol and local moonshiners, alcohol continued to flow despite the best efforts of law enforcement. And what was the Marathon County experience during Prohibition? On Tuesday, July 16th, Gary Gisselman, librarian at the Marathon County Historical Society, will present THE LAST CALL, PROHIBITION IN MARATHON COUNTY, a program detailing how Marathon County residents weathered Prohibition. Did Marathon County obey the law of the land...


The Marathon County Public Library...An International Resource!

June 4, 2013

The main clientele served by the Marathon County Public Library are residents of Marathon County. Now and then, the Wausau Headquarters' Reference Desk receives letters or emails from people outside the county or even outside the state asking for help. Often the people writing are looking for obituaries of family members who died in Marathon County Normally staff answers those requests as time allows. Recently, the Reference Desk received a request that undoubtedly qualifies as THE longest, long-distance question ever put to Marathon County Public Library staff. The letter was addressed...Liverpool, ENGLAND! The person wrote asking for lists of Marathon County newspapers and radio...


Countdown to Smackdown!

smackdown book display

May 23, 2013

In less than two weeks, Marathon County Public Library customers will be able to start casting their votes for the book they deem THE most influential book ever published. Starting June 3, adults and teens will have the opportunity to vote, online or in person, for their favorite fiction and nonfiction books. During the first four weeks, two matchups per week will be offered. After that, there will be one matchup per week. Customers can vote online, on Facebook or on paper ballots available at all library locations. Among the candidates are novels such as "The Great Gatsby," "Animal Farm," "Harry Potter," "1984" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." Nonfiction titles...


Providing Better Service to Customers With Hearing Loss!

hearing loop device sign

May 2, 2013

The Marathon County Public Library recently installed 'Hearing Loop' devices at the Main, Children's and Reference desks at the Headquarters Library in Wausau.  Hearing Loops are a type of Hearing Assistive Technology that work in conjunction with hearing aids or cochlear implants. They pick up the staff person's voice via a microphone and transmit it wirelessly to the hearing aid or implant worn by the customer. The customer thus receives a direct, clear signal that is not garbled by distance or background noise. These devices will enable staff to better assist customers with hearing loss while maintaining customer privacy.  


Tax Forms 2012 Summary!

May 1, 2013

Every year the Headquarters and eight branches of the Marathon County Public Library provide free paper copies of common federal and state tax forms to county residents. This year, MCPL furnished over 28,000 forms at the Wausau location alone; which equates to boxes and boxes and boxes of 1040 forms, 1040-EZs, Wisconsin Form 1, rent certificates and so on! However, both the Internal Revenue Service and Wisconsin Department of Revenue are increasingly emphasizing that tax-filers file electronically. In recent years, both agencies have limited the number and variety of tax forms MCPL can order for the public. It is very conceivable that, in the near future, one or both agencies may stop providing tax forms...


Antiques Appraisal Recap!

miscellaneous antiques

March 19, 2013

The Antiques Appraisal Roadshow held at the Headquarters Library on March 9th was a resounding success! Over 90 library customers brought in jewelry, paintings, dinnerware, furniture, toys and assorted nick-nacks for expert appraisals from antiques expert Mark Moran. The program was so successful and demand so great that Marathon County Public Library is bringing Moran back for a special, one-time fall program. This will be held Sunday September 22nd from 1:30 to 4:30. So, here's another opportunity to bring in that family heirloom and find out its true value. As always, registration is required. The cost will be ten dollars per item. That cost allows for a four-minute consultation....


Times are a’changing on the second floor!

Time for Change spelled with Scrabble letters

March 9, 2013

Library patrons may have noticed some changes on the second floor of the Wausau Headquarters. These changes reflect the library’s drive to present the most up-to-date collection possible and also offer an inviting atmosphere to library users. The library recently began a system-wide project to reduce the number of outdated, worn-out or otherwise unneeded books. Some of those titles were sold during the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library’s book sales, while others were recycled or resold. We’re sad to lose some items that were with us for so long, but we also want to be realistic about the current and future wants and needs of library patrons. That means offering not only the most current...

Facility Improvement Newsletter

Treasures in the Attic: Find Out What They're Worth!

miscellaneous antiques

February 4, 2013

Most everyone has some treasured trinket or artifact tucked away in a drawer or housed up in the attic. It could be a childhood toy. Or a heirloom handed down from past generations. Or a souvenir your grand-dad brought home from World War II. Ever wonder if that item might be worth big bucks? Well, here's your chance to find out! On Saturday March 9th, the Marathon County Public Library will be hosting What's It Worth; the Antiques Appraisal Roadshow. Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand once again to evaluate and appraise such items as toys, clocks, costume jewelry, vintage photographs and glassware. Certain items will not be appraised. Moran has been senior editor of antiques and collectibles for...


Ongoing Changes at MCPL Locations

books in concentric circles

January 23, 2013

In 2012, patrons of the Marathon County Public Library saw changes at all MCPL locations. Those changes and others will continue into the New Year. Public libraries need to change with the times to stay relevant, vital and attractive. Sharp-eyed patrons may have noticed many outdated and no-longer-popular books have been removed from the nonfiction and fiction collections of all MCPL locations. New titles are being purchased to update these collections. More public seating — particularly, laptop-friendly seating — soon will be added at MCPL Wausau to make it a more inviting destination. The new 650-gallon saltwater aquarium in the Wausau Headquarters’ children’s department has proven to be a must-see...

Newsletter Facility Improvement

Merry Christmas from the IRS and Wisconsin Department of Revenue!

December 6, 2012

In the midst of the joys of the Christmas season and anticipation of the New Year comes a very unwelcome gift from the federal and state governments: tax forms. This year, as in the past, all branches of the Marathon County Public Library will be providing paper copies of all basic federal and state tax forms and instructional booklets. Federal forms will be displayed starting December 26th. State forms will be in stock beginning in January.   On hand will be 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms along with Schedules A, B, C, C-EZ, D, E, EIC, L, M, R and SE. Also available will be publications such as #596 Earned Income Credit, #4562 Depreciation and Amoritization and #4868 Automatic Extension to File...


Repeat of Apple iPad Class!

July 23, 2012

This Thursday July  26th, the Marathon County Public Library will again be offering a free, informational class on owning and operating Apple iPads. Classes will be held at the Headquarters in the 3rd Floor Wausau Meeting Room. Classes start at 6:30 and run to 8:00. NO registration is necessary. If you own an Apple iPad, please bring it to the class. A very limited number of Apple iPads will be available for classroom use courtesy of Mike Theiss, the class instructor. So, whether you presently own an Apple iPad or are thinking of purchasing one, mark your calendar. For further information, call 261-7230.  

Technology Computer Classes

Intro to the Apple IPad Class!

man using tablet

July 2, 2012

All Apple iPad users, take note: Marathon County Public Library will soon be offering a free, informational  class on owning and operating Apple iPads.   Classes will be held at the Wausau Headquarters in the 3rd Floor Wausau Meeting Room. Two classes will be offered: Thursday July 19th and Thursday July 26th. Classes start at 6:30 and run to 8:00. No registration is necesssary. If you own an Apple iPad, please bring it to the class. A very limited number of iPads will be available for classroom use courtesy of Mike Theiss, the class instructor. So, whether you presently own an Apple iPad or are thinking of purchasing one, mark your calendar. For further...


Sources of Grant Funds in Wisconsin!

June 11, 2012

Among the databases available at the Marathon County Public Library, FOUNDATIONS IN WISCONSIN is a first choice for grant writers seeking funding sources. This easy-to-search database offers up-to-date information on over 1,300 Wisconsin foundations. The database offers various search keys including Foundation Name, Location, Keyword, Grants Divided by Amount Given, Foundation Officers/Directors, New Foundations and, most importantly, Area of Interest which indicate the prime purpose of the foundation. Some foundations, for instance, concentrate on grants related to Aging. Others emphasize grants on Alcohol and Drugs, Building, Children and Youth, Mental Health and so on. ...

Online Resources Wisconsin

Information at Your Fingertips: The Learning Express Library Database!

LearningExpress screenshot

May 29, 2012

The Marathon County Public Library offers a world of information through various electronic databases the Library subscribes to. The Library offers over 40 databases on a wide variety of subjects ranging from genealogy to consumer health, hobbies to languages and free eBooks to small engine repair.  One of the most helpful databases is the Learning Express Library. This is an interactive, educational database offering access to over 800 practice tests, tutorials, eBooks and other information. *Among the tests found in Learning Express are the ACT, ASVAB,  GED, GRE, CDL, CLEP, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship test along with tests to help 4th and 5th graders improve their math and reading skills...

Online Resources Technology

Investment Info at Your Fingertips!

Value Line screenshot

May 24, 2012

One of the best investment tools available to Marathon County Public Library customers is the VALUE LINE electronic database. The VALUE LINE database provides instant access to authoritative, up-to-date information on companies, stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. The VALUE LINE database is located on the Marathon County Public Library website ( under Research and then Online Resources. And not only is it available at the Library, customers can access it from home using a library card at When you log on to VALUE LINE, the database gives you several search options. *You can type in a company name or its stock trading symbol in...

Technology Online Resources

Need Some Help Repairing an Engine?

Small Engine Repair screenshot

May 18, 2012

In our daily lives, we use different machines constantly -  trimmers, chain saws, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, blowers, boat engines, and what-not. However, where do you turn when one of those machines like your trusty old lawnmower, for example,  gives up the ghost? A good first choice for help would be the SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER database available through the Marathon County Public Library's website. SMALL ENGINE REPAIR  REFERENCE CENTER includes detailed repair and maintenance information on hundreds of different engines. And it's easy to search. When you log on, the database offers you the choice of browsing by category (i.e.  ...

Technology Home And Garden

Thinking About Doing Some Remodeling Around the House?

May 1, 2012

The Home Improvement Reference Center is your “go-to” database for any number of home fix-it-up projects. Whether you’re looking at remodeling, electrical work, plumbing or garden projects, the Home Improvement Reference Center will have something for you. The Home Improvement Reference Center offers a variety of materials including easy-to-understand instructions, magazine articles, videos and hundreds of full-color diagrams that guide you through different indoor or outdoor projects. It also features various ‘photo galleries’ that offer ideas for re-doing your bathroom, bedroom, etc.  The videos are especially useful in showing correct procedures to follow. The database also has conversion charts in...

Online Resources

Information at Your Fingertips: Consumer Health Complete Database!

April 12, 2012

Feeling under the weather? Have questions about a medical procedure? Curious about how effective acupuncture is?                                                                                                     ...

Online Resources

Second Opportunity to Sign Up for Facebook Class!

April 3, 2012

The "First Look at Facebook" class scheduled for April 11 at 6:30 is completely filled. Due to popular demand, a second class will be offered Thursday, April 26 at 6:30. If you're curious about Facebook but haven't yet given it a try, this free class will help you get started. Registration is required. Call (715) 261-7230 to register. Mike Theiss from the UW Extension will teach this second class.  

Technology Computer Classes

If You Missed It...the MCPL Antiques Roadshow Will Be Back!!

antique appraisal event

March 14, 2012

If you couldn't make the What's it Worth? antiques appraisal program held at the Marathon County Public Library Saturday March 10, don't despair. It was such a success that MCPL is planning on making it an annual event! Almost 100 people took part in the program on March 10th. Marathon County residents brought 67 items in for examination and appraisal by antiques expert Mark Moran. Items included paintings, lamps, tapestries, toys, jewelry, bicycles, place settings, photographs and assorted other treasures. Some participants were pleasantly pleased with suggested values going as high as $1,800.00. Other items - alas! - had 'decorative value' only. All in all, it was a most interesting...


Sign Up for Antiques Appraisal Roadshow!

miscellaneous antiques

February 27, 2012

A reminder for antiques lovers: there's less than two weeks before the Antiques Appraisal Roadshow rolls into Marathon County Public Library. If you're planning on attending, you'd better call and register asap. Slots are running out. Mark Moran will be at the Wausau library on March 10th from 9:00am to 4:00pm to appraise items brought in by MCPL customers. The charge for each item is $10.00. That buys you a four-minute session with Mark. Each further item is $10.00 and gets you an additional four-minute slot. Register is required. Call 261-7234 to register or for further information. Note that some items such as weapons, precious gems and watches will not be appraised. So, if you have an item that...


Treasures in the Attic: Find Out What They're Worth!

miscellaneous antiques

February 6, 2012

Most everyone has some treasured trinket or artifact tucked away in a drawer or housed up in the attic. It could be a childhood toy. Or a heirloom handed down from past generations. Or a souvenir your grand-dad brought home from World War II. Ever wonder if that item might be worth big bucks? Well, here's your chance to find out! On Saturday March 10th, the Marathon County Public Library will be hosting What's It Worth;  the Antiques Appraisal Roadshow. Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise such items as toys, clocks, costume jewelry, vintage photographs and glassware. Certain items will not be appraised. Moran has been senior editor of antiques and collectibles...


New Book on Notable Wisconsin Women!

November 8, 2011

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, recently added copies of Wisconsin Women: Celebrating Their Contributions to its collection. WISCONSIN WOMEN profiles over 90 Wisconsin women who have made significant contributions in the arts, education, business, law, government, sports and other areas. Area women profiled in the 600-page book include Rita Crooks, Suzy Favor, Diane Postler-Slattery, Jean Tehan, Sonja Ackerman, Bao Vang, Tammy Baldwin, Donna Seidel, Sue Becker, Ginger Alden, Waltraud Karkar and others. Each entry features a three-seven page interview and accompanying photographs. WISCONSIN WOMEN is the latest oral history volume produced by the D. C. Everest Oral...

Books Wisconsin

New Computer Books

September 29, 2011

Marathon County Public Library customers have widely varying computer needs and various levels of computer expertise. The Library offers a variety of titles to meet those needs. If you’re new to computers, you might check out: COMPUTER BASICS IN EASY STEPS by Michael Price HOW TO DO (JUST ABOUT) ANYTHING ON A COMPUTER by Reader's Digest TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY PCs by Elaine Marmel EASY PC CARE by Anthony Price If you’re wondering about iPads or iPhones, the following books may be useful: TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY, iPAD 2 by Lonzell Watson iPHONE AND iPAD APPS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS by Rory Lewis MY iPAD 2 by Gary...


New Law Books at MCPL!

August 31, 2011

Every day we encounter the rules of law - whether it's obtaining the correct forms to write a will to fighting a traffic ticket to filing bankruptcy. The Marathon County Public Library has a variety of up-to-date law books available to help people on legal matters large and small. New law books include the following: *David Hudson's THE HANDY LAW ANSWER BOOK provides answers to hundreds of legal questions. *Ralph Warner's 101 LAW FORMS FOR PERSONAL USE contains examples of the most-used legal forms. *If you're contemplating a lawsuit, check out THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO LAWSUITS. *To help understand landlord-tenant relationships, look for Portman and Stewart's companion volumes: EVERY...

Books Laws And Legal Issues

Now Available at the Library...Electronic Newspapers!

library newspaper computer

June 16, 2011

The Marathon County Public Library will be offering improved access to six area newspapers starting June 17th. The Headquarters Library will provide same-day service to electronic editions of the Appleton Post Crescent, Green Bay Press Gazette, Marshfield News-Herald, Stevens Point Journal, Wausau Daily Herald and Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Library customers can access the current day and past issues of those newspapers through a kiosk located in the Magazine Reading Area on the Second Floor of the Headquarters. Customers can also make copies of newspaper articles for ten cents a page. The Library will maintain its paper copy subscriptions to those newspapers as well. Due to changes in postal...

Reading Recommendations

John Dillinger Rumored to be Hiding Out at Marathon County Public Library!

April 21, 2011

During the 1930s, nationally-known criminals like John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Al Capone were out-and-about in Wisconsin. Sometimes they came to rob banks. Sometimes they only wanted to hide away from the forces of the law in isolated northwoods resorts. Want to learn more? This Saturday at the Wausau Library, noted author Chad Lewis will present a travelogue program on "Wisconsin Gangster Hot Spots."  Lewis will take the audience on a guided tour of Wisconsin locales associated with Dillinger and other infamous criminals. The program starts at 1:00 in the Wausau Room. Everyone is welcome. Lewis will have copies of his new book WISCONSIN ROAD GUIDE TO GANGSTER...


Tornado Drill Thursday!


April 13, 2011

The week of April 10-16 is National Tornado Awareness Week. The Marathon County Public Library will be taking part in a Tornado Drill this Thursday at the Headquarters Library.  At 1:00 Thursday afternoon, staff will announce  that the Library is taking part in a county-wide Mock Tornado Drill and that a Tornado Watch is in effect. At 1:10, a second announcement will be made stating that a Tornado Warning is in effect. At that time, all public and staff in the Headquarters Building will be directed to the basement level. Public who do not wish to take part in the Tornado Drill must leave the Library at this time. At 1:20, an all-clear will be announced and public and staff can go...


THE KING'S SPEECH...You've seen the movie, now read the book!

The King's Speech DVD cover

March 7, 2011

If you were one of the many movie-goers enchanted by the Oscar-winning movie, THE KING'S SPEECH, but were wondering how accurate the movie was, here's your chance to find out "the rest of the story." Marathon County Public Library now has copies available of THE KING'S SPEECH written by Logue's grandson, Mark Logue, and Peter Conradi. Though ostensibly the biography of Lionel Logue, THE KING'S SPEECH devotes a great many pages to Logue's work with King George VI. The authors utilized the private diaries kept by Logue to present a detailed,  insider's view of the special relationship Logue enjoyed with the King. In some cases, those details conflict with what's depicted in the movie....

Books Movies Reading Recommendations

Wausau On Camera!

January 26, 2011

If you missed the recent premiere of WISCONSIN HOMETOWN STORIES: WAUSAU at the Grand Theater, you can now view it at home. The Marathon County Public Library recently added several copies of the WAUSAU DVD to its AV collection. WISCONSIN HOMETOWN STORIES: WAUSAU traces the history of Wausau from its lumber mill days to today. The DVD tells the story of Wausau's early settlement, its growth and development through the efforts of the Wausau Group, the city's cultural history, the Hmong immigration and current developments. The DVD uses archival film, photographs and interviews with local historians and residents to tell Wausau's rich history. Copies are available at the Wausau Headquarters:...

Wisconsin Movies

Tax Forms Update!

tax forms

December 22, 2010

Due to end-of-the-year changes in federal tax law, paper copies of most Federal Tax Forms WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE at Marathon County Public Library locations until late January, 2011. However, Federal Tax Forms are currently available at the IRS website (, where most can be printed for immediate use. Should you make copies of tax forms while visiting an MCPL location, the charge is ten cents per page. Check our website for updates. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Online Tax Forms: Federal Tax Forms | State Tax Forms


DVDs Galore at MCPL!

November 29, 2010

Marathon County Public Library has a great collection of DVDs. While many of the titles owned are feature films or TV series, our audiovisual collection also includes many non-fiction DVDs on a variety of subjects. New History DVDs include: Images of the Civil War; Valley Forge; Lincoln - Man or Myth; and several History Channel titles: Pearl Harbor; Disaster of Napoleon's Fleet; Earthquake in the Heartland; and America, The Story of Us. Other historical titles include: Haunted Hollywood; Ancient Aliens; Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle; The Spear of Christ; and In Search of the Real Frankenstein. Technology buffs will enjoy: Stealth Technology; Pirate Ships; Golden Gate Bridge; Ice Breakers;...


County Board Budget Meeting

November 8, 2010

The Marathon County Board of Supervisors meet this afternoon, November 11 at 2:00pm.  They will vote on the  2011 budget for Marathon County which includes the Library.  The Marathon County Public Library Board meeting is Monday, November 15 at 12:00 noon.  As proposed, the 2011 Library budget calls for not filling at least three full-time Library Assistant staff positions and terminating one of the three Customer Service  Librarians. The net loss would  be 160  staff hours per week. According to documents furnished by County Administrator Brad Karger, the Marathon County Public Library system (Headquarters and Branches) employed 55.27 full-time...


Upcoming READS Programs

Seedfolks book cover

October 8, 2010

The 2010 Marathon County READS celebration continues this next week with a variety of events at the Headquarters and branch libraries. Saturday October 9th, children's book illustrator Vong Lao will give a program on his artwork in the new picture book KA'S GARDEN. The program will be held in the Wausau Room starting at 1:00. A book-signing will follow with copies available for purchase from Janke's Bookstore. Monday October 11th, the Wausau Headquarters will host a book discussion on this year's READS selection, Paul Fleischman's SEEDFOLKS. The program begins at 6:30 in the Wausau Room. On Tuesday October 12th, Tom Rau will discuss Wausau's Community Garden, its history and how...

Marathon County Reads

Seedfolks: A Garden of Programs Awaits!

Seedfolks book cover

September 20, 2010

The 2010 Marathon County READS program features Paul Fleischman's Seedfolks, a simple yet inspiring tale about a diverse group of people who find common ground by starting a community garden. The READS program is designed to promote reading, literacy and cultural awareness. A variety of program and activities for all ages will be offered countywide. First and foremost will be Seedfolks book discussion sessions which will be held at all branches. Check with your local branch or click here for dates and times.  Here are some of the special Seedfolks events the Wausau Headquarters will be offering. On Monday October 4th, Master Gardener Carol Bray will present two gardening programs...

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Aspiring Authors...Mark Your Calendar!

September 2, 2010

Who amongst all of us would-be authors hasn't fantasized about writing that chart-topping, award-winning, million-dollar bestseller?!? And who hasn't mulled over how to get started writing? Or how you get your magnum opus published? Or possible pitfalls along the way? Well, Marathon County Public Library and the Wausau Area of Wisconsin Romance Writers may have just what you need! On Saturday, September 11, four published authors from the Romance Writers Group will be presenting a program - 'So You Want to be Published?' - that should help many prospective authors regardless of the genre they write in. Lyn Cote, Helen Johannes, Renee Wildes and Laurel Bradley will offer an overview of the current...


New Career Titles at MCPL!

August 3, 2010

Marathon County job-seekers should check out the following new titles that have been added to the Headquarters Library's Career Connection collection: Cover Letter Magic | Get a Job Without Going Crazy | How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Other Social Networks | Knock 'em Dead 2010, The Ultimate Job Search Guide | Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times Survive and Succeed -- in Spite of a Bankrupt and Bailout Society Tell Me About Yourself, Storytelling to Get Jobs and Propel Your Career | Purchase of these and other recent career titles was made possible by grants from the...


Tips for Resume Writing!

July 13, 2010

Resumes can aid a job-seeker in getting their foot in the door. Resumes, though, need to be top-notch to get noticed, especially now that some companies are using resume-reading technology to speed resume screening. Here are some helpful resume tips: When you're working on your resume, use keywords appropriate for the position you're applying for. Read through the position description and jot down words/phrases used in it. Mirror that language in your resume and cover letter. Use variation of keywords. If you're looking for an accounting position, for example, use 'accountant' and 'accounting' in your resume. Use keywords correctly and smartly. Don't just...


Sharing fun memories with an old friend!

June 21, 2010

Carol Burnett was a welcome visitor to American households for decades. First appearing on The Garry Moore Show, she made us laugh with her limber body and rubbery face not to mention a fine singing voice. Yet what impressed most was her innate sweetness and naturalness. What you saw what was you got: a talented singer-comedienne who didn't take herself seriously, someone who was so glad we had those times together. That impression was only reinforced when she hosted her own variety show—The Carol Burnett Show—which many rate as the finest, funniest variety show ever. Burnett shares some of the most meaningful—and usually hilarious—moments in her long career in her appealing and entertaining biography, "This...

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Calling All Job-Seekers!

May 20, 2010

Need some help with writing resumes? Well then, mark your calendars for Susan Guarneri's 3 Steps to a Stand-Out Resume  program to be given this next Monday May 24th. Susan will be presenting her Stand-Out Resume program at the Rothschild Branch at 3:00 on Monday. Later that day, she will give the same program at 6:30 at the Wausau Headquarters. So, you have two opportunities to receive some guidance from a noted career consultant and author. Funding for the programs was made available through a grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. No pre-registration is required; the programs are free to all.


The Taxman is Waiting!

April 19, 2010

If you put off filing your income taxes, don't despair! The Headquarters Library has a supply of Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. S. Individual Income Tax Return on hand. You can request an automatic extension in one of three ways: You can file Form 4868 electronically using IRS e-file; you can file a paper copy of Form 4868; or you can pay all or some of your estimated income tax due using a credit or debit card. So, hurry on down to the Marathon County Public Libray, pick up a copy of Form 4868..and breathe easy! 


NLW Art Contest Winners!

April 13, 2010

As part of the 2010 National Library Week (NLW) celebration, the Marathon County Public Library sponsored a "Why I Love My Library" event. Children throughout the county up through Grade 5 were invited to draw/color a picture showing why they loved their local library. Hundreds of entries were received. It was very difficult to choose the top entries. Each entry was special; each one was from the heart. Over 30 entries were awarded prizes. The winning entries were announced during Sunday's National Library Week Kick-off Celebration at the Headquarters Library. Here are the winning entries for the Wausau Library: PrK-Grade 1: Isaiah Bourgard Elizabeth Schumann Krista Zelenka Grade 2-3:...

National Library Week

Art Contest: Deadline 4/1

March 27, 2010

As part of the 2010 National Library Week celebration, the Marathon County Public Library is sponsoring a "Why I Love My Library" artwork event. The event is open to any child from Kindergarten through Grade Five. To enter, simply pick up an entry form at any MCPL location (or print here), draw a  scene that shows why you love your library and return the form to any MCPL location. The entry deadline is April 1st, 2010 ! Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: K-Grade 1, Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5. Winners will be announced at the National Library Week Kick-off celebration at the Wausau Library on April 11th at 2:00pm. So,...

National Library Week

"Why I Love My Library!" Art Contest

March 4, 2010

To help celebrate National Library Week 2010, the Marathon County Public Library is sponsoring an art contest for children in Grades K-5. The theme of this year's contest is "Why I Love my Library!" To participate: * Simply pick up an entry form at any Marathon County Public Library branch or print off a copy from the Library's web-site (; *Create a picture using pencil, pen, crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint that shows Why You Love the Library;  *Submit your entry at any Library branch by the April 1st deadline. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: *Grades K-1; *Grades 2-3; *Grades 4-5. Winners will be announced on Sunday April 11,...

National Library Week

Update: Tax Forms at MCPL!

tax forms

February 11, 2010

All branches of the Marathon County Public Library have on hand basic  Federal and Wisconsin tax forms and publications. However, some federal and state forms are only available from the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. For example, the Headquarters stocks 1040, 1040-A and 1040-EZ forms and instructions along with the accompanying Schedules A, B, C, C-EZ, D, E, EIC, L, M, R and SE. Publications such as 596 Earned Income Credit, 4562 Depreciation and Amortization and and the very popular 4868 Automatic Extension to File Income Taxes. Other common titles are also in stock.  The corresponding Wisconsin forms such as 1, 1-A, WI-Z and 1-NPR - and...


Tax Prep. Help in the Wausau Area!

January 27, 2010

Free tax preparation help is being offered by two Marathon County organizations this year. NorthCentral Technical College is offering help on Thursdays starting on February 4, 2010 and running through April 15, 2010. VITA staff will be available every Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. except April 1, 2010 to help. Taxpayers should go to Room A165. Call 675-3331 for further details. United Way is offering tax preparation help for low- and moderate-income taxpayers especially those 60 years and older beginning February 2, 2010. Anyone needing help with income taxes or homestead credit should call 848-2255 or 211 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tax help will be given...


New Books for Jobseekers!

January 19, 2010

The Marathon County Public Library is constantly adding new job/career books, compact discs and DVDs at all locations. Here are some of the most recent additions: *ACING THE INTERVIEW *AMAZING RESUMES *CAREER BUILDING *COVER LETTERS FOR DUMMIES *FINDING A JOB AFTER 50 *HOW TO FIND A JOB ON LINKEDLN, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKS *INSTANT INTERVIEWS *JOB INTERVIEW PHRASE BOOK *150 BEST JOBS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY *150 BEST RECESSION-PROOF JOBS *200 BEST JOBS FOR RENEWING AMERICA The materials were purchased through a grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. Check out these and other job/career items at your MCPL branch!


And So It Has Come To This!

old MCPL logo

December 28, 2009

2009 will forever be remembered as THE year Library customers checked out 1,000,000 books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and other materials. The Public Library has always played a vital role in Marathon County life. Its value and appeal has only increased in the tough times we find ourselves in. Given the present economic picture, 2009 may just be the FIRST OF MANY 1,000,000-checkout years! While the 'March to a Million' campaign occupied center stage in 2009, many other noteworthy events, programs and services were provided during the year. *We had a very successful Summer Library Program; likewise, Marathon County Reads. *Older Americans programs continued to be popular as did Children's...


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town...Closely Followed By The Taxman!

December 7, 2009

Trust the Federal and State Governments to lessen the Christmas holiday cheer. Even as Marathon County residents are enjoying the holiday season, 2009 tax forms are on their way to all MCPL locations! As with previous years, all MCPL branches will have a variety of Federal and Wisconsin tax forms available for our customers. Federal forms will be available starting December 26th. Wisconsin forms will be available beginning in mid-January 2010. Marathon County taxpayers will be able to take any of the 1040 series, Schedules A/ D/ EIC/ EZ/ R/ SE, Forms 2106/2441/3903/etc. or Publications 501/523/535/590/etc. Wisconsin forms and instructions will include Homestead Credit, Form 1/1A/1NPR/WI-Z...


Find Job Postings Faster on the Internet Using Aggregators!

October 28, 2009

Finding out what job openings are available can be a frustrating experience. Many openings never end up in the local newspaper Classifieds. Likewise searching the Internet for job listings can be time-consuming. Now, there's a handy new type of website that will quickly produce comprehensive listings of openings... Job Aggregators! What is an Aggregator site? It is a website that  is narrowly focused on one subject. In this case, it is job listings. Job Aggregator sites collect job postings from other websites such as,,, employer websites! Since Aggregator sites combine information from many, many sources into one...


Mark Your Calendar - Get Help Finding a Job!

October 7, 2009

Marathon County jobseekers will soon have an opportunity to get some expert advice on finding a job. On October 27th Susan Guarneri, a Career Consultant, will be presenting a free program on JOB SEARCH INSIDER SECRETS at the Wausau Library. Guarneri will be presenting information on Job Search Strategies. There are some basic keys to a successful job search and Guraneri will be sharing those keys with the audience. Likewise there are some common job search mistakes and Susan will discuss them as well.  Guarneri will also talk about Personal Branding and Resume Strategies that maximize your job search efforts. JOB SEARCH INSIDER SECRETS  is free to the public. No...


Upcoming Job-Seeking Programs!

September 14, 2009

Marathon County jobseekers will have several opportunities to get expert advice on job search success in the coming weeks! Career Consultant Susan Guarneri will be presenting her "Job Search Insider Secrets" program at three MCPL locations in September and October. On Monday September 21st at 6:00pm, Susan will give her program on the secrets to job search success and common job search mistakes at the Athens Branch Library. Call 257-7292 for details. On Tuesday September 22nd at 6:00pm, Susan will be presenting her program at the Rothschild Branch Library. Call 359-6208 for details. Lastly, on Tuesday October 27th, Susan will give her program at the Wausau Headquarters. Starting time is 6:30....


County Job Listings!

August 26, 2009

One of the websites available on the library's Career Connection computers is CW JOBS. Any job seekers looking for employment in Marathon County will want to check out this online resource. CW JOBS is a free service offered by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce. It is free to job seekers and members of the Chamber. CW JOBS aims at linking job seekers with employers. Job seekers can create their own personal profile, upload a resume and then search/apply for a position. Employers can likewise create a profile, post jobs and view uploaded resumes. CW JOBS is one of the many job-seeking materials the Headquarters Library has available to help Marathon County job seekers. Stop in...


Job Connections at the Library!

July 15, 2009

The Headquarters Library's Career Connection features links to a dozen websites of interest to job seekers. This series will highlight each of those websites in the coming weeks. The Job Center of Wisconsin is the premier website for Wisconsin jobseekers. Created in 2008, it currently features details on over 14,000 job openings statewise; employer listings; information for laid-off workers including unemployment insurance; upcoming job fairs;  job seeker tips; and related  material. Stop into the Headquarters Library and check out the Job Center of Wisconsin website. You can also access the website at or by calling 1-888-258-9966.  ...


Getting Your Foot in the (Job) Door!

July 1, 2009

When it comes to finding a job, first impressions count! Submitting poorly-done cover letters or resumes won't help your job prospects. If you're unsure of how to write a cover letter or what to include on a resume, don't despair! The Marathon County Public Library's Career Connection Area can help. All three Career Connection computers located on the Second Floor offer the WinWay Resume program. The program  provide sample cover letters which you can then modify to include your own information. Likewise WinWay has sample resumes for various careers. Once you pick the career/job you're interested in, WinWay displays sample resumes for that job along with fill-in-the-blank templates that allow...


New Career Connection Items!

June 1, 2009

Several new titles have been added to the Headquarter Library's Career Connection Area. If you're unemployed or having trouble making ends meet, you might want to check out the following items. The "Very Quick Job Search" DVD provides essential job search techniques from career expert Michael Farr. The "Quick Resume and Cover Letter" DVD provides information and tips on writing a winning resume and cover letter. "Dealing With a Drop In Income" and "Help for Hard Times" are two locally-produced brochures with tips on dealing with being unemployed, coping if you're struggling financially and agencies that  can help in various ways. Both guides are free for the taking. Along with these...


Tax Form Trivia!

May 11, 2009

Every year the Marathon County headquarters library and eight branches provide federal and state tax forms to our customers. Indeed MCPL is one of the last sites remaining in Marathon County providing this service. Between December 26, 2008 and April 16, 2009, MCPL locations provided over 65,000 federal and state forms to our customers. The Wausau headquarters alone accounted for 60,000 of that total. Though the IRS would like everyone to file electronically, it looks like paper is here to stay...for a while longer!  


Last Job Seeking Skills Workshops This Week!

May 4, 2009

The final Job Seeking Skills Workshops will be offered the week of May 4th at the Wausau Library. On Tuesday May 5th the session will cover Writing Applications and Interview Skills. On Thursday May 7th the session will cover Writing Resumes and Cover Letters. Both sessions start at 6:30 in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room. No registration is necessary. All sessions are free. If you are interested in polishing your Job Seeking Skills, take advantage of these last offerings. See you there!


Wausau Library's Career Connection' Area Up-and-Running!

May 4, 2009

Marathon County  jobseekers now have another resource to use in their search for employment. The Wausau Library has opened its 'Career Connection'  area on the 2nd Floor. The area features three computers loaded with resume-writing programs and links to job sites in Wausau, Marathon County, the state of Wisconsin and the United States. New job-related books and audiovisual items such as CDs and DVDs are shelved in that area and available for check-out. Also available are dozens of free brochues on resume- and cover-letter writing, applications, interview skills, telephone tips, want ads, coping with unemployment and similar topics. The 'Career Connection' is available for use...


Job Help at the Library!

April 23, 2009

With Wausau's jobless rate topping 12%, the Public Library can help local job seekers. The Library is offering Job Seeking Skills workshops this Monday April 27th and Thursday April 30th at the Wausau Library. The sessions offer up-to-date, valuable information on interviewing, job applications, resumes and cover letters. The instructor is from the NTC Learning Center. The sessions are free. No pre-registration is needed. So, stop into the Headquarters Library this Monday at 6:30 for one-on-one help in finding a job. For more details, call 261-7234.


Tornado Drill

April 21, 2009

As part of Tornado Awareness Week, the Marathon County Public Library will be holding a Tornado Drill Thursday April 23rd. At 1:10 a mock tornado warning will be issued for Marathon County. At that time, library customers will need to go to the Library's lower level or leave the Library.  Library staff will assist  customers. The drill will last approximately 15 minutes at which time staff and customers can return to the upper floors. We ask for everyone's cooperation in the drill.


World of CDs and DVDs @Library

April 9, 2009

Looking for a relaxing evening at home? Want to kick back and enjoy your favorite movie or listen to some great music? Well, the Marathon County Public Library has a world of CDs and DVDs available for check-out.  The Headquarters Library and eight branches stock over 10,000 DVDs appealing to all ages from one to 100. That includes children’s favorites, adult dramas, comedies, musicals, documentaries, movies in the Spanish language and Hmong videos. Over 11,000 music CDs are also available. They range from nursery rhymes for tots to country western, rap, opera, bluegrass, Christian, folk, classics and rock ‘n roll.  Best of all, the CDs and DVDs are FREE. All you need is your library card....

Catalogs and Collections

Reminder to Taxpayers!

March 30, 2009

Taxpayers, April 15th is coming up fast! If you're in need of forms, schedules or publications, remember the  Marathon County Public Library has a large selection of Federal and Wisconsin tax forms available at all branches.  And, if you're running behind...we have an ample supply of Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return!!!! Stop in and stock up.  


Help for Jobseekers!

March 30, 2009

A Reminder to Marathon County Jobseekers: Monday March 30th and Thursday April 2nd, the Marathon County Public Library and North Central Technical College are once again offering workshops useful to jobseekers. Monday's session will cover Applications and Interview Skills. Thursday's session will cover Resumes and Cover Letters. The workshops will be held in the Wausau Room on the Headquarter Library's 3rd Floor. Sessions start at 6:30 and run to 8:30. The sessions are free. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 261-7234.


Job Skills Workshops at MCPL!

March 2, 2009

Beginning on March 9th at 6:30, the Marathon County Public Library and NTC Learning Center will be presenting Job Seeking Skills workshops at the Wausau Library. Sessions will include "Applications & Interview Skills" and  "Resumes & Cover Letters." The twice-weekly workshops are free; no registration is necessary. For further information, call NTC's Learning Center at 803-1152 or Marathon County Public Library at 261-7234.


New Magazines Added to the Wausau Library Collection!

June 25, 2008

Check Out the Following Titles Just Added to the Wausau Magazine Shelves!             Look for the Following Titles in the Weeks to Come!     

Magazines and Newspapers

Tax Forms at the Library!

tax forms

December 28, 2007

Merry Christmas from the IRS! The Wausau Headquarters now has a supply of 2007 Federal Tax Forms available. Customers needing forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040X along with accompanying schedules should stop up to the Library's 2nd Floor and take what they need. Many Federal forms are no longer available in paper form but can be copied from the IRS site ( Wisconsin tax forms will be available at MCPL beginning in mid-January. Wisconsin forms can be copied from the Department of Revenue site (   


Cha-Cha-Changes at MCPL

September 26, 2007

Wausau Library customers will have noticed several changes at the Library. First of all, the TeenZone has been relocated to the Second Floor. Teens should enjoy the newopen, airy location as it offers lots and lots of space to chill!   Secondly, the Short Story collection has been moved next to the Adult Fiction shelves on the 1st Floor. The move creates a one-stop shopping destination for Fiction lovers. Other changes are in the works as the Library re-invents itself to better serve our customers. So stop in and have a look at the changing face of MCPL!


Students Tell Us Why They Love Our Library!

April 25, 2007

As part of the Library's 100th Birthday Celebration, we sponsored a "Why I Love My Library" competition. Curious about what the 127 students wrote? Here are some of their answers. Totally cool books...Variety of books and CDs and DVDs...Internet computers...Comfy chairs..Quiet place to study...Good place to hang out with my friends...Lots of programs...Awesome and friendly staff...Online book finder...Teen Section...It's where all the fun is! Great essays, great comments!