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 those in grades K-2 and 3-5. On Tuesday October 5th, Kat Becker will talk about Organic Farming and Community Supported Agriculture. On Saturday October 9th, children's book illustrator Vong Lao will discuss his new picture book Ka's Garden. On the 12th, Tom Rau will talk about Wausau's own Community Garden. On the 14th, Wausau's Monk Botanical Gardens will be the subject of Darla Zastrow's program. Come enjoy the 'Magic Mama' Family Concert on Saturday the 16th. And, on the 28th, the Wausau Library's garage will be become a petting zoo filled with ducks, rabbits, miniature cows and sheep!
All branches will be hosting special events. These include Fall Gardening programs, 'Craft Days,' 'Pumpkin Fest' programs and 'Funtastic Fall' programs. Call your local branch for details or check out the MCPL website at www.mcpl.us/reads.
Lastly, during the week of October 11th, all regularly-scheduled children's storytimes at all branches will be Seedfolks-related storytimes with songs and activities for all ages.
So, mark your calendars and join in the 2010 Marathon County READS celebration!
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