Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Mon.-Tue., 12/24-12/25.

Events: Athens

Letters to Santa

Children's Event Drop-in Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at the library this holiday season!

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Paper Snowflake Designs

All-Ages Event Drop-in Turn the library into a winter wonderland by making paper snowflakes and other winter designs!

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Create Your Own Holiday Cards

All-Ages Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Holiday Story Time

Children's Event Kids and families can hear Winter and holiday-themed stories and can make festive crafts!

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Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program.

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Needle Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Teen Book Club: "The Wee Free Men" by Terry Pratchett

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this book, about a girl who tries to rescue her baby brother from an invasion in Fairyland.

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Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Health and Wellness Club: Cures For The Winter Blues

Adult Event Start the new year off right with a discussion of health and wellness goals, natural remedies and more!

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Book Club: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "A Man Called Ove," about a curmudgeon who finds an unexpected friendship among neighbors.

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Pete the Cat Story Time

Children's Event Kids and families can attend this Pete the Cat-themed story time at the library!

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Homemade Pine Cone Fire Starters

Adult Event Learn how to use pine cones as a natural fire starter during this free event!

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Penguin Puppet Craft Day

Children's Event Hear penguin stories and make a cute puppet craft during this free family event!

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Health and Wellness Club: Treats for a Happy Heart

Adult Event Treat yourself good with a discussion about health and wellness, recipe swap and more!

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Create a Valentine!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Valentine's Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special story time featuring stories, songs and a craft! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Book Club: "Circe" by Madeline Miller

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this bold retelling of Homer's Odyssey!

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Wearable Art Spring Shawl

Teen & Adult Event Spend an afternoon with our fiber arts group and learn how to create your very own spring shawl.

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Teen Book Club: "Steampunk!" by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this collection of 14 Steampunk-inspired stories written by various authors!

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Natural Body Care Recipes: How to Make Your Own

Teen & Adult Event Join us for a creative evening at the library where we will teach you the basics of making your very own natural beauty products for hair, skin and body.

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Needle Felting Workshop

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Adults and teens are welcome to drop by the library to discover and learn the basics of needle felting.

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Book Club: "The Overstory" by Richard Powers

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "The Overstory," consisting of fables about the impacts of humans on the natural world.

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Hey, It's The Sun! Story Time

Children's Event Hear stories about the sun and make a decorative craft during this special story time!

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