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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 @ MCPL Stratford

Thu., 10/29, 1pm @ MCPL Rothschild

Human Society Showcase, October 3rd 1-3pm


Wausau Headquarters

Crafts with Sparky the Firedog! October 5th 1-3pm

Wausau Headquarters


Therapy Dogs, October 11, 1:30pm


Wausau Headquarters

Marley & Me Storytimes Mon.-Sat., 10/12-17

@ All MCPL Locations-- During this week, all of our regularly scheduled children’s storytimes will be Marley & Me themed storytimes, with songs and activities for all ages! Plus, we will be giving away copies of the book Meet Marley by Natalie Engel! (Supplies are limited, so come early!)


Pet First Aid, October 13, 6pm

Wausau Headquarters


Bite Prevention with Paper Cities Kennel Club, October 17 1pm

Wausau Headquarters


Grooming Tips and Tricks, October 20 6pm

Wausau Headquarters


Marley Movie! October 24- 10am, 1pm, October 25- 1:30pm, October 29, 6pm

Wausau Headquarters


School’s Out Dog Movie Day! October 29, 11am-3pm

Wausau Headquarters


Marathon County Reads (MCR) is a county wide program promoting literacy throughout our communities. We hope everyone in Marathon County will join us in reading Marley and Me and coming to our various events and programs during September/October 2009.  Visit for more information about these events and other programs going on for Marathon County Reads!

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