Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.-Mon., 9/1-9/3.

Events: Hatley

Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Adult Event Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes such as red cabbage, carrot greens and more during this free informational presentation!

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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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. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

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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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LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.

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Create a Card for Grandparents Day!

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can prepare for Grandparents Day by making a handmade card for their grandma or grandpa, with all supplies provided!

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Book Club: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in September to discuss "Life After Life," about a woman who lives her life over and over again during the early 20th century.

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Building Palooza

Children's Event Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

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The History of Scent

Adult Event Adults can learn about the history of scent and make their own perfume or cologne during this free event! Open to adults only, with registration required.

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Cotton Swab Flowers

Teen & Adult Event Join us for this fun and creative craft project, where we'll transform some simple household items into beautiful flowers! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Fire Safety Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Fire Prevention Week by hearing stories about fire safety, then meet a real-life firefighter during this special story time!

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Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in October to discuss "Wonder," about a young boy with facial differences who attends a public school for the first time after years of homeschooling.

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Home and Body Care

Adult Event Learn how to use aromatherapy to combat stress and relax tired muscles!

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Scratch Art Creations

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Monster Mash Story Time

Children's Event Join us for a fun, silly and not too-spooky Halloween-themed story time, featuring music, crafts and more!

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String Art

Adult Event Learn the basics of string art and make your own string art creation during this free craft event!

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Book Club: "The Good Nurse" by Charles Graeber

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in November to discuss this book, about a nurse who killed hundreds of people over the course of 16 years.

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Create a Scarecrow

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to craft your own scarecrow, with all supplies provided!

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Book Club: "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in December to discuss this classic holiday tale!

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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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