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The MCPL Blog: Marathon County Reads

Petting Zoo fun!

woman and child petting a farm animal

November 5, 2010

We wrapped up our 2010 Marathon County Reads with animal fun in the Wausau library's garage.  Even though our READS selection, Seedfolks, is a book best suited for upper elementary through adult readers, we always include related activities for all ages, including children.  Over 250 people came to cuddle with kittens, bond with bunnies, and pet lots of other farm animals, including Duncan, the miniature Angus bull.  Our thanks to Allen Kraft from Kraft's Kuddly Kritters for bringing his farm menagerie to the library for all ages to enjoy. If you have ideas for the book we should read for next year's READS program, we would love to hear your suggestions.  Click here to leave your READS...

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Upcoming READS Programs

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 you can...

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Seedfolks: A Garden of Programs Awaits!

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 for...

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Marathon County Reads 2009!

September 28, 2009

Marathon County Public Library is pleased to announce this year’s title for Marathon County Reads is Marley and Me by John Grogan. This touching story about a typical American family and their a-typical dog has touched millions of readers across the country. Join us in celebrating this great book by reading it along with us in October and attending some of the great events we’ve planned.  We have events planned at many of our locations: Training - How it prevents dogs from going to the shelter presented by: Heidi Drengler-Goethel Thu., 10/1, 6:30pm @ MCPL Spencer Tue., 10/6, 6pm @ MCPL Wausau Thu., 10/8, 6pm @ MCPL Wausau Thu., 10/15, 4pm @ MCPL Edgar Tue., 10/20, 6:30pm @...

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