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Grab & Go
Mini Fall Wreaths

Adults Registration Drop-in Fall is a great time to get festive! Stop by the library and pick up a kit to make your own fall-themed mini wreath at home!

  • 10/510/9/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Tear Art Fall Wreath

Children Drop-in Kids are invited to create a simple and fun fall wreath decoration with kit of supplies available for pickup!

  • 10/510/9/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Story Time

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

  • Tue., 10/6/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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Colossal Fossils Presents...

Children Registration Join Colossal Fossils for a virtual 16-week course on all things dinosaurs, fossils, and mammoths in partnership with the Marathon County Public Library! New topic each week!

  • Register Tue., 10/6/20, 45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Virtual Gardening
Forcing Bulbs

Adults Registration Although we're heading into fall, it's time to think spring! Join us for a free virtual class with Janell Wehr of Extension Marathon County on preparing flowering bulbs for some early season color!

  • Register Thu., 10/8/20, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Book Club: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson

Adults & Teens Join us in October at the library book club to discuss what has been called a perfect work of unnerving terror.

  • Thu., 10/8/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini

Adults Take part in a lively, virtual discussion of Hosseini's novel with the library staff and other like-minded literature lovers!

  • Mon., 10/12/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: The Witch Elm by Tana French

Adults Join us virtually to discuss Tana French's 2018 suspenseful novel with other book lovers!

  • Tue., 10/13/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas

MCHS History Speaks on the Air: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society and Dr. Brett Barker for a virtual talk on the 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas - "American Politics at its Best (and Worst)."

  • Attend Sat., 10/17/20, 23:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Virtual Book Club: "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our October book club selection, "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman!

  • Mon., 10/19/20, 12 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Adults Tune in for this virtual program with the Alzheimer's Association to learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia.

  • Attend Thu., 10/22/20, 10:3011:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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crafted bats and plastic spiders

Grab & Go
Coffee Filter Bat Craft

Children Registration Drop-in Show some love for bats this fall, and get creative at the same time, with this fun take-home craft project!

  • 10/2610/30/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: "The Wife Between Us" by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Adults Join us virtually to take part in a fun and lively discussion! In October, we'll discuss the this thrilling novel about tangled love triangle.

  • Wed., 10/28/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Dementia Conversations

Adults Join us for a virtual program about dementia for those facing a diagnosis as well as anyone who wishes to be informed about dementia.

  • Attend Thu., 10/29/20, 10:3011:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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National Adoption Month Read Aloud

Children November is National Adoption Month, so join us for a special read-aloud about families and adoption!

  • Wed., 11/4/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)

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Grab & Go Craft: Wet Felting Acorn

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a kit to create a lovely fall craft using the fun (and simple) technique of wet felting!

  • 11/911/13/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Gardening
Heirloom Biographies

Adults Registration Join us for a free, virtual class led by Extension Marathon County and learn more about the history and importance of heirloom plants!

  • Register Mon., 11/9/20, 23 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Virtual Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

Adults Join the library staff and others the second Tuesday of the month for a virtual book discussion. For November, it's David Grann's true-crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon."

  • Tue., 11/10/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book Club: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Adults Join us at the library to discuss Gilbert's sweeping novel with a group of like-minded book lovers!

  • Thu., 11/12/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Adults Drop-in Join the library staff and other literature lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of a wide variety of books, including the November selection, "Hidden Figures!"

  • Mon., 11/16/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Adults Registration Join the library staff and other book lovers on the second Tuesday of each month for a virtual book discussion, including Hilderbrand's heartwarming holiday novel in December!

  • Tue., 12/8/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "Close to Home" by Lisa Jackson

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our January book club selection, "Close to Home" by Lisa Jackson!

  • Mon., 1/25/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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