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Events: Marathon City

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Virtual Story Time

Children Hear a variety of stories read by library staff live on Facebook!

  • Attend Thu., 12/3/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (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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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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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., 12/8/20, 45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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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!

  • Attend 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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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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HSMC 101: The Services of the Humane Society of Marathon County

All-Ages Join us for a virtual chat with Lisa Leitermann, executive director of the Humane Society of Marathon County, about the many services offered by the HSMC and bring your own questions!

  • Attend Tue., 12/15/20, 6:307:30 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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Grab & Go
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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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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Planning the Vegetable Garden: Part 1: Site & Cultivar Selection

Adults Registration Even though the weather is brutal outdoors, gardeners are busy with seed catalogs in hand, planning for the upcoming season. Let Extension Marathon County help you prepare with this program!

  • Register Tue., 1/5/21, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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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., 1/11/21, 1011 a.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)
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Virtual Book Club
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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Virtual Book Club
"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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Planning the Vegetable Garden Part 2: Crop Rotation & Mapping the Garden

Adults & Teens Registration Winter is the right time to think spring and prepare for the gardening season. Join us for the second of a two-part series with Extension Marathon County to learn about rotating and mapping your plot!

  • Register Tue., 1/19/21, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Virtual Book Club
"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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Grab & Go
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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Virtual Book Club
"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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Virtual Book Club
"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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