Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun., 4/21.

Events: Marathon

Marathon Memories

All-Ages Drop-in MCPL Marathon City in conjunction with the Marathon City Heritage Center is sponsoring an essay contest, "Marathon Memories." The entries should focus on the writer's memories and connections to the Village of Marathon. Entries due by May 31, 2019.

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Wordstock: Three Days of Peace & Poetry

All-Ages Drop-in Attend this three-day poetry event, where different poetry activities will be offered for all ages each day!

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Logging & Sawmills of Marathon County

Adults Learn about central Wisconsin's logging and sawmill history!

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LENA Start Marathon County

Adults Registration Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.

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Family Story Time

Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program.

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A History of the Fromm Brothers Fur Farm

Adults Learn the history of a Marathon County landmark that was, at one time, the largest silver fox and mink farm in the United States!

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Book Club: "Unthinkable" by Helen Thomson

Adults Take part in lively discussion of Helen Thomson's intriguing book about nine different, but extraordinary, brains!

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Needle Arts at the Library

All-Ages Drop-in Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies.

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Flash Fiction Story Project

Children Tweens are invited to join us for a fun program revolving around a short, short story - also known as flash fiction!

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LEGO® Block Party

Children Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided.

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Gardening With Kids

Adults If you enjoy spending time with children in the garden and are looking for some new ideas on how to spark a child's interest in horticulture, please join us for Gardening with Kids.

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Book Club: "The Latehomecomer" by Kao Kalia Yang

Adults Stop by the library to discuss Kao Kalia Yang's beloved memoir of a Hmong family's balance between their past and future.

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Planetary Pasta Rovers

Children Drop-in Create a planetary pasta rover using different types of pasta and glue as we celebrate "A Universe of Stories" (and crafts) during our Summer Library Program!

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Miller & Mike

Children Come explore a cosmos of comedy with former Ringling Bros. circus clowns Miller & Mike for their fast-paced, fun show!

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Medicare Basics

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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Book Club: "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about one of the greatest historical fiction books ever written!

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Rockin' Round the Universe With Randy Peterson

Children Blast off with Randy Peterson and into the universe of music during our Summer Library Program!

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Read With a Friend Day

All-Ages Drop-in Read with a friend at the library or make new friends with other library patrons!

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A Universe of Stories: Writing Your Own Story

Adults & Teens If you've ever thought about writing the story of your life, or would like to help a family member do it, join us in Marathon City to get an idea what it takes to write an autobiography or memoir!

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Plant Diseases

Adults Learn about various diseases that can affect trees and plants in your yard!

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Shine Like the Sun Story Time

Children Kids can hear stories about the sun and conduct an easy, educational science experiment!

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