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ATTENTION: All MCPL locations will be closed Fri., 9/29, for staff development.

Events: History


Central Wisconsin Book Festival

Fri., 9/29/17, 7pm - Sat., 9/30/17, 9pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for the first-ever Central Wisconsin Book Festival, starting with a live storytelling event the evening of Friday, Sept. 29 and events throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 30. All events are free and no registration or tickets required!
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The Rise and Fall of Baseball at the Univ. of Wisconsin

Sat., 9/30/17, 10am - 11:30am @ Janke Book Store
Steven D. Schmitt will share the history of baseball at the University of Wisconsin, which started in 1870 and ended in 1991, making UW the only Big Ten school with ... (read more)
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Flock Together: A Conversation About Extinct Birds & What They've Taught Us

Sat., 9/30/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author B.J. Hollars presents information about extinct birds from his book "Flock Together," and how we can save threatened species and ourselves. Free and no registration or tickets required.
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Central Wisconsin Book Fest Finale: Poet Mai Der Vang

Sat., 9/30/17, 7pm - 8:30pm @ UW Center for Civic Engagement
We'll close out the Central Wisconsin Book Festival with award-winning poet Mai Der Vang, whose collection "Afterland" recounts the Hmong exodus from Laos and the Hmong culture's ongoing resilience in exile. Free and no registration or tickets required.
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Friends of MCPL Moving Sale!

Thu., 10/5/17, 5pm - Sun., 10/8/17, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Friends of Marathon County Public Library is moving into a new space, and will host their quarterly book sale in their soon-to-be-former home - this time with extra-special deals in store!
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Immigration Then and Now: Causes, Consequences of the 1917 Immigration Act

Thu., 10/12/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join Lee Willis, associate professor and chair of Department of History and International Studies at UW-Stevens Point, for a talk on the 100-year-old Immigration Act of 1917 and how it ... (read more)
History Social Issues Wausau Adults

History of the One-Room Schoolhouse

Tue., 10/17/17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
Visit our Stratford Branch for a historical look at one-room schoolhouses, led by Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society!
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MCPL Live!
The History of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

Learn about the history of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television and how they shaped stations across the country from Rick Reyer, regional manager of WPR!
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MCPL Live!
Author & Photographer Matt Janzen: State of Craft Beer

Tue., 11/7/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and photographer Matt Janzen will share stories and photos from his book "State of Craft Beer," a two-year effort to explore every aspect of the craft beer brewing process ... (read more)
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