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Events: COVID Ready

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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., 12/1/20, 45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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History Chats: People You Should Know

Adults & Teens Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a new, five-part "History Chats" series about important people from Marathon County's past!

  • Attend Thu., 12/3/20, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Letter of the Week

Children Registration Drop-in Let's learn our letters with books and fun activities for your little one(s)!

  • 11/3012/4/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
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Sock Gnomes

Adults Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit and make your own gnome!

  • 11/3012/4/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Make Your Own Harmonica

Children Registration Drop-in Explore the sounds of science with this awesome craft stick harmonica you can make at home!

  • 11/3012/4/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Winter-Themed Greeting Cards

Adults Registration Drop-in Stop by the library and pick up supplies to make your own special greeting card for a friend or family member!

  • 11/3012/11/20 @ MCPL Athens

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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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Rescheduled: Lions, Sharks & Bears: A Virtual Photographic Primer

Adults & Teens Get ready for stunning visuals and humorous stories as the library welcomes back John Van Barriger to present his top tips for taking better wildlife photographs during this virtual program!

  • Tue., 12/8/20, 78:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Virtual Gardening
Tips & Care for Your Favorite Winter Plants

Adults Registration Join us for an online presentation with our favorite garden guru, Janell Wehr from Extension Marathon County, about caring for various winter plants and trees!

  • Register Thu., 12/10/20, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Magical Snowman

Children Drop-in Make a colorful, magical snowman with this Grab & Go kit!

  • 12/712/11/20 @ MCPL Spencer

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Colorful Winter Hat Craft

Children Drop-in Kids can make a colorful paper winter hat with supplies from this kit!

  • 12/712/11/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Paper Bag Snowflakes

All-Ages Drop-in All ages can stop by the library to pick up a fun winter craft kit containing supplies for making paper snowflakes!

  • 12/712/11/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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Virtual Book Club
"Front Desk" by Kelly Yang

Adults Join the library staff and other fans of the written word during their monthly, virtual discussions of a variety of books!

  • Mon., 12/14/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtually Silent Book Club

Adults Drop-in We invite you to turn off the noise and treat yourself to an hour of silent reading, followed by some discussion, during our monthly, virtual Silent Book Club!

  • Attend Tue., 12/15/20, 78 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Bird's Nest

Children Registration Drop-in Just in time for the annual Christmas Bird Count, patrons can stop by the library to pick up their own kit to make a crafty bird's nest at home!

  • 12/1412/18/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Ready, Set, Snow! STEM Craft & Story Time

Children Registration Drop-in Who knew snowballs could be scientific? Children can learn why with a grab and go kit from the library that's fun to make and teaches several concepts in physics!

  • 12/1412/18/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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Build a Geometric Snowman

All-Ages Registration Drop-in There's no need to freeze outside in the snow when you can make your own cool paper snowman in the warmth and comfort of home using origami!

  • 12/1412/18/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Pipe Cleaner Snake

Children Drop-in Kids can stop by the library to get a Grab & Go kit to make a pipe cleaner snake!

  • 12/1412/18/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Feed the Penguin

Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library in December and pick up a project that's not only fun for kids to make, but also helps them learn!

  • 12/1412/18/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Virtual Book Club
"The Letters" by Luanne Rice & Joseph Monninger

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

  • Mon., 12/21/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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DIY Pokemon Deck Box

Children Drop-in Attention all Pokemon fans! Stop by the library during the last couple weeks of December and pick up supplies to make your own box to house your decks of cards!

  • 12/2112/31/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Paper Bag Volcanoes

Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library the last week of December and pick up ingredients to make your own molten lava!

  • 12/2812/31/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Babies

Children Registration Join us for interactive, virtual Book Babies programs every Monday, including stories, songs and more for little ones (and a chance for parents and caregivers to socialize after that!)

  • Register Mon., 1/4/21, 1011 a.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)
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Bring Your Own Book!

Adults Drop-in Patrons are invited to join the library staff for their monthly virtual book club - and in January, it's whatever book you choose!

  • Mon., 1/11/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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"Nine Perfect Strangers" by Liane Moriarty

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

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

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"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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Stratford Online Book Club Chat: "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Drop-in Please join the library 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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Symmetrical Snowflakes

Children Registration [except Wausau] Drop-in Pick-up a Symmetrical Snowflake kit geared for young children from any MCPL location during the month of January!

  • 1/41/29/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Winter Reading Challenge

Kids & Teens Registration Drop-in Calling all kids and teens! Join MCPL in its first ever virtual reading challenge and tackle 10 hours of reading in January!

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

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

Adults Drop-in Please join the library 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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"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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