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Virtual Story Time

Children Hear a variety of stories read by library staff live on Facebook!

  • Attend Tue., 1/26/21, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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Online Book Club Chat
"The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Drop-in Please join the library for an ongoing, online virtual book club discussion each month via the website Goodreads. Read the book and discuss it with others at your own pace!

  • 1/11/27/21 @ Goodreads (Online)

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History Chats: Winter Sports in Marathon County: Snowmobile Racing

Adults & Teens Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a series of presentations on winter sports as part of their popular "History Chats" virtual programs about Marathon County! Programs are archived, too!

  • Attend Thu., 1/28/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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History Speaks: Shopping Around Wausau: From Department Stores to the Mall

Adults & Teens Tune in for a virtual presentation by the Marathon County Historical Society that's all about shopping in the Wausau area!

  • Attend Sat., 1/30/21, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Book-of-the-Month Book Club
"The Pull of the Stars" by Emma Donoghue

Adults Drop-in Pick up this gripping historical fiction novel from the library, along with a list of questions!

  • 1/11/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Calling all ages of readers! Join MCPL in its first ever virtual reading challenge and tackle 10 hours of reading in January!

  • Register 1/11/31/21 @ Online (See event details.)

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Online Book Club Chat
"This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger

Adults Drop-in Please join the library for an ongoing, online book club discussion each month that can be done at your own pace rather than during a single meeting!

  • 2/12/28/21 @ Goodreads (Online)

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Book of the Month Club: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

Adults Drop-in Pick up February's Book of the Month at the library, along with a set of questions to get you thinking about Bennett's newest novel!

  • 2/12/28/21 @ MCPL Athens

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History Chats: People You Should Know

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a new series of their popular "History Chats" virtual programs! In February they'll return with more important people from Marathon County's history!

  • Attend Thu., 2/4/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Virtual Book Club
"Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds

Adults Join the library staff for a lively virtual discussion of Jason Reynolds' acclaimed novel!

  • Mon., 2/8/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club
"Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers on the second Tuesday of each month for a virtual book discussion, including this nonfiction title by Matthew Desmond!

  • Tue., 2/9/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Identity Theft: Protect & Prevent

Adults Join us for a virtual presentation on how to protect yourself against identity theft, including safeguarding personal information, spotting scams and more.

  • Attend Tue., 2/9/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)
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Black History Month Children's Reading With Kayley

Children Join us for a Black History Month children's book reading with local activist Kayley McColley!

  • Attend Wed., 2/10/21, 1010:30 a.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Virtual Gardening
Starting Seeds Indoors

Adults Registration Join us for a free class with Extension Marathon County all about getting started with seeds!

  • Register Thu., 2/11/21, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Virtual Book Club
"The Coincidence of Coconut Cake" by Amy Reichert

Adults Join the library staff and other literature lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of a wide variety of books!

  • Mon., 2/15/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club
"Dear Edward" by Ann Napolitano

Adults Take part in a lively discussion with the library staff and other book lovers during this monthly virtual book club!

  • Mon., 3/8/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club
"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers on the second Tuesday of each month for a virtual book discussion, including this mega best-seller by Delia Owens!

  • Tue., 3/9/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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From the Ground Up! Building Healthy Soil & Composting

Adults Registration Join Janell Wehr from Extension Marathon County for a free class on improving soil health and keeping soil healthy throughout the growing season!

  • Register Thu., 3/11/21, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Book Club: "The Secrets of Midwives" by Sally Hepworth

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our March book club selection, "The Secrets of Midwives" by Lisa Jackson!

  • Mon., 3/15/21, 12 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Book of the Month Club: "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi

Adults Drop-in While our Athens Book Club is on hiatus from in-person gatherings, we're still featuring a new book each month and will also send patrons home with questions to get them thinking!

  • 3/13/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Planting the Garden: Direct Sowing & Transplanting

Adults Registration Join us for a free class and let Extension Marathon County's Janell Wehr take some of the mystery out of sowing seeds!

  • Register Thu., 4/8/21, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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