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In-house board game checkout now available at MCPL Wausau

picture of board game shelf in children's at MCPL Wausau

November 21, 2019

Do you and your family or friends enjoy playing board games? You’re not alone! More than 5,000 new board games were introduced into the U.S. market in 2017, thus proving that the board game boom is real! Weekly game nights are a great way to unplug and connect with friends and family. If you’re looking to “try-before-you-buy” a game that you don’t already own – or if you just want to play something at the library – we can help! At MCPL Wausau, we have a variety of board games available for in-house checkout. Come see us at the Children’s Desk and pick from our collection of games (a full list of them is available below). Just leave your library card at the desk to borrow the game for in-...

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Top 10 Adult Fiction Books of 2016

December 27, 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, we at the Marathon County Public Library are taking a look back at the past year to see what items have been most popular with our patrons here in northcentral Wisconsin. When it comes to adult fiction, it seems that patrons can’t get enough mysteries, thrillers, and other action-packed books by popular authors like John Grisham, Janet Evanovich and James Patterson. Like the rest of the country, they have also been swept away by World War II epics like All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, both of which spent much of the year on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Take a look for yourself at the 10 most-checked out adult fiction books of 2016 at all nine MCPL...

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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....