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It was a party!

No Shh-ing

April 16, 2007

The library rocked yesterday as we celebrated our 100th birthday. There was definitely no shussing as almost 2800 people came to dance to Andy Z and the Spankin Monkees, be serenaded by the Golden Glow Quartet Barbershoppers, listen to the storytellers, eat cake, ride the trolley, and have a good time. It was fun watching parents dancing with their children and elderly couples dancing together. It was inspiring to hear comments like "I never thought you could do 'that' in a library. This is fun." The 'that' usually referred to the band that had the second floor rocking. Customers of all ages had fun, and staff had a good time. Lots of us are saying we shouldn't wait another 100 years for the next party. We...


Income Tax Filing Deadline is April 17

April 10, 2007

The income tax filing deadline is fast approaching, but this year you have two extra days to file. Taxes are not due until April 17. Why? April 15 falls on a Sunday so an extra day is given for Sunday. Monday, April 16 is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia, so another day was added. So, Wednesday April 17 is the the tax filing date this year. The Library has tax forms but our supply is running low. We also have reproducible forms for filing Federal and State individual income taxes that can be photocopied. The Library's 100 Year Birthday Party is on Sunday April 15 at the Wausau Library and we anticipate that it will be busy, so Sunday may not be the best day to...


What is a blog?

April 5, 2007

Everyone is talking about blogging, but what is it? A blog is a web log, or blog created by an individual or organization. They can be written by teams, or by individuals. They are used to communicate, and share ideas and concepts. They are a quick and easy tool to use as well! If you would like to blog, check out: BLOGGER WORDPRESS Once you get started blogging, you may want some additional information. Check our catalog by searching for blogs as a subject term! Good luck & happy blogging!


Library is 100 Years Old, April 3, 1907 - April 3, 2007

MCPL staff doing a conga line

April 4, 2007

Library staff donned birthday hats, many of them hand-made creations, on April 3 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the first library building in Wausau on April 3, 1907. Dancing, food, and frivolity was had by all. See more photographs here. And don't forget to come and help us celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Library on April 15 with live music, birthday stories and storybook characters, trolley rides, and of course birthday cake, punch and fun, fun, fun for the whole family. Activities start at 1:30 on April 15. Come join us!


Thompson Gale Legal Forms

March 27, 2007

Standard legal tasks can become less daunting, thanks, in part, to Thomson Gale LegalForms. This online resource delivers everything do-it-yourselfers need to take charge of their legal affairs with confidence. Thomson Gale LegalForms offers an easy-to-use, step-by-step approach to addressing basic legal matters. Simply locate the form that’s needed by using any of the links found on the home page and download the specific form. Then, enter all relevant information and print it. Completed forms also can be saved to a computer’s hard drive or e-mailed to a home address. The information entered is held in absolute privacy. ** Courtesty of Thompson Gale These can be found at MCPL by clicking "Reference Resources...

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Share Your Memories

Wausau Public Library c. 1916

March 26, 2007

The Marathon County Public Library in Wausau Wisconsin is 100 Years old on April 3rd, 2007.  Come to the birthday party and celebrate with us on April 15, 1:30–4:00 at 300 N. First Street in Wausau. We have heard childhood memories of people dancing up the stairs to the 1916 building (pictured above).  Others have told us how much they enjoyed the fish pond that graced the library’s grounds. We want to hear your memories of the Wausau location or any of of the branch libraries or bookmobiles that are an important part of the history and future of the Marathon County Public Library.  Please share your memories by clicking on Comments below.  Thank you.

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Marathon County Public Library Celebrates 100 Years

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February 9, 2007

The Marathon County Public Library will be 100 Years old on April 3. Come and help us celebrate on April 15, 1:30-4:00 at the Wausau location. Listen to the music of Andy Z. and the Spankin' Monkeys Band,the Golden Glow Barbershop Quartet and storybook characters telling stories to families. Hop aboard the trolley for a fun ride and view of the city, have some birthday cake and treats, and join in the other fun activities for the whole family.

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