The MCPL Blog: Future

National Library Week Historical Slideshow

April 14, 2016

The Marathon County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week in a multitude of ways, including reflecting on the past, present and future! To go along with this year's NLW theme of "Libraries Transform," MCPL has put together a historical slideshow featuring images and information highlighting the many ways MCPL transformed, from starting as a small men's literary club in the mid-to-late 1800s to becoming a modern-day entity that serves the largest county in Wisconsin (by area) with nine locations. Watch MCPL's evolution below, and catch a glimpse of what the future may have in store!

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Learn More About the Presidential Candidates

November 11, 2015

With the 2016 presidential election less than a year away nearly 20 candidates are still left vying for the nation's top spot. In addition to interviews and televised debates, another great resource for learning about the presidential hopefuls and where they stand on certain issues can be through their own written words. A vast majority of candidates in both of the major political parties have published books throughout the years, including memoirs, autobiographies, and manifestos on a host of topics, from healthcare to the economy. Below is a non-comprehensive list, in alphabetical order, of some of the candidates' more recent books that can be checked out through the Marathon County Public Library, any...

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Libraries of the Future

Second Life screen capture

July 3, 2007

Have you wondered what libraries might be like in the future?  You can now experience a virtual library and imagine what libraries will look like and be like in the future.   How?  See the Libraries of the Future Display at the Wausau Library in the new customer area on the second floor, and let your imagination soar. The Libraries of the Future display will be up  throughout the summer.  Have fun dreaming! 

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