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Events: Hatley

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Romaine Calm & Garden On: Intro to Pest Management

Adults Registration Join Extension Marathon County for an in-depth, virtual course on beginner gardening! Classes run March-September, including this May 18 class on pest management. Registration required.

  • Register Wed., 5/18/22, 1011 a.m. @ Online (See event details.)
  • Register Wed., 5/18/22, 67 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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History Chats: Historic Preservation Month

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a series of programs in May celebrating Historic Preservation Month, including sites throughout the county on the National Register of Historic Places!

  • Attend Thu., 5/19/22, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Astrid & Apollo With V.T. Bidania

Kids & Adults The Marathon County Public Library welcomes children's author V.T. Bidania for a virtual discussion about her popular chapter book series "Astrid and Apollo."

  • Attend Sat., 5/21/22, 1111:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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History Speaks: Marshfield - 150 Years & More!

Adults & Teens Join the Marathon County Historical Society and their special guest from Wood County, Don Schnitzler, for a history of Marshfield and its importance to Marathon County!

  • Attend Sat., 5/21/22, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Spring Poetry Contest for Youth

Kids & Teens Drop-in Young writers between the ages of 9-18 are invited to send us original, unpublished poems for our spring poetry contest! Winners will receive recognition and prizes! Must be Marathon County resident.

  • 1/15/27/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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ROCK'N Picture Stand

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in May to pick up a grab and go craft kit that not only encourages colorful creativity, but also functions as a picture holder!

  • 5/15/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Seed Bombs

Adults & Teens Drop-in Celebrate the start of summer by making wildflower seed bombs with this grab and go kit! Available at all MCPL locations while they last!

  • 5/25/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Lunch With Col. Mustard: "With One Shot" & Author Dorothy Marcic!

Adults Join our Wausau staff and other true crime aficionados for a virtual book club discussion of "With One Shot." For May's discussion, we'll be joined by the book's author, Dorothy Marcic!

  • Attend Wed., 5/25/22, 1212:30 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Outdoor Family Story Time: Hatley

Children Bring your family or the little ones you care for to these special outdoor story times at the library!

  • Tue., 6/7/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
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Book Club: "Dead Angler" by Victoria Houston

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion of a variety of books each month! June's meeting will be outside (weather permitting) with a virtual option.

  • Attend Tue., 6/14/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Tom Pease

Children Beloved children's entertainer Tom Pease is back in Marathon County for Summer 2022! Join us at any of the four locations for his unique mix of music and humor!

  • Thu., 6/16/22, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ Legion Memorial Park

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Three Kinds of Painting Fun!

Kids & Teens Express your creative side at the library this summer with a fun, outdoor painting program with three different types of styles!

  • Wed., 6/22/22, 2:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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jellyfish crafts

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DIY Jellyfish

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in June to pick up a Summer Library Program craft kit: a DIY jellyfish with a few simple supplies for our youngest patrons and a terra cotta jellyfish for ages 8 and up!

  • 6/16/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Mermaid Barrette

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in June to pick up a grab and go kit to make your own barrette!

  • 6/16/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book Club: "Beautiful Day" by Elin Hilderbrand

Adults Join fellow book lovers and the library staff each month for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including acclaimed author Hilderbrand's 2013 novel.

  • Attend Tue., 7/12/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Bubble Science

Children To go along with our SLP theme "Oceans of Possibilities," children and their families and caregivers are invited to create something found all throughout the oceans - bubbles!

  • Fri., 7/15/22, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

Children Drop-in Help brighten up the sidewalk outside several of our MCPL branches this summer!

  • 7/257/30/22 @ MCPL Hatley

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Jeweled Treasure Chest

Children Drop-in Discover "Oceans of Possibilities" during MCPL's Summer Library Program and pick up this grab and go kit at any location to make your own jeweled treasure chest!

  • 7/17/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Mountain-to-Sea Salt Scrub

Adults & Teens Drop-in Do your skin a favor and stop by any MCPL location in July to pick up a salt scrub grab and go kit!

  • 7/17/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book Club: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with the library staff and other book lovers, including Kristin Hannah's 2021 novel in August!

  • Attend Tue., 8/9/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Virtual Book Club
"The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our August book club selection, "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig!

  • Attend Mon., 8/15/22, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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3D Goldfish

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in August for our final SLP grab and go kit of the summer as we explore "Oceans of Possibilities!" This month, our craft will be a 3D goldfish!

  • 8/18/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Knotted Sailor Bracelet

Adults & Teens Drop-in Anchors away with our August grab and go craft for adults (perhaps for teens, too!) Stop by any MCPL location and pick up a kit to make your own sailor bracelet!

  • 8/18/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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