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Grab & Go
Raise Your Trunk for Elephants!

Children Registration Drop-in Celebrate National Elephant Day on Sept. 22 with a fun take-home craft kit and virtual story to go along with it!

  • 9/219/25/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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Virtual Book Club: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See

Adults Join the library and other book lover for a lively, virtual discussion about a variety of books!

  • Wed., 9/23/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
"Book Fest After Dark" With Dr. Gina Senarighi

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes relationship expert Dr. Gina Senarighi to discuss blogging, podcasting and publishing, and also to answer your questions on intimacy and relationships!

  • Attend Wed., 9/23/20, 89:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Virtual Story Time

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

  • Thu., 9/24/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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History Chats: Schools of Marathon County With the MCHS

Adults Tune into a new series of short, virtual presentations by the Marathon County Historical Society about the history schools of Marathon County!

  • Thu., 9/24/20, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Life Is Funny: A Panel Discussion With Tiffany Midge & Steve Hannah

Adults What is funny? How do two writers take what's around them and turn it into something that makes us laugh? Join us for a discussion with Tiffany Midge and Steve Hannah on writing with humor!

  • Attend Thu., 9/24/20, 78:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Jim Finucan

CWBF & NAOMI: Community Read & Discussions on Homelessness

Adults Registration The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is proud to partner with a local non-profit, NAOMI, for a community read initiative and two panel discussions about homelessness in the greater Wausau area.

  • Register Fri., 9/25/20, 34 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Timothy Egan: "A Pilgrimage to Eternity" Reading & Q&A

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes award-winning, NYT bestselling journalist Timothy Egan for a virtual talk about his newest book, "A Pilgrimage to Eternity."

  • Attend Fri., 9/25/20, 78:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
A "Dairylandia" State of Mind With Steve Hannah

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes award-winning author and columnist Steve Hannah to discuss his Wisconsin-based book "Dairylandia."

  • Attend Sat., 9/26/20, 1010:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Chris Fink

Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Short Stories With Chris Fink

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Wisconsin author Chris Fink to share his short fiction and answer your questions!

  • Attend Sat., 9/26/20, 1111:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
"Bad Axe" Mysteries With John Galligan

Adults Join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival as we hear from, and speak with, Wisconsin author John Galligan about his new mystery novel "Dead Man Dancing!"

  • Attend Sat., 9/26/20, 11:45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Wisconsin Women in the KKK With Author John Kinville

Adults Join us for an interesting, virtual multimedia presentation about a little-known (and a little troubling) piece of Wisconsin history with author John Kinville!

  • Attend Sat., 9/26/20, 23 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Kathie Giorgio

Central Wisconsin Book Festival
"When the Going Gets Tough" Fiction Workshop With Kathie Giorgio

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival isn't just for listening to authors! Join us for a fiction workshop with Kathie Giorgio, author and director of the AllWriters' Workshop in Waukesha, WI.

  • Attend Sat., 9/26/20, 45:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Joy Harjo

Central Wisconsin Book Festival
An Evening With U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is thrilled to welcome U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo for a virtual reading of her work! Trust us, if you love literature you won't want to miss this event!

  • Attend Sat., 9/26/20, 78:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Birdwatching in Wisconsin With Charles Hagner

All-Ages Join us for a fun multimedia presentation on spotting birds in Wisconsin and why the Badger State is great for birds, by one of our state's foremost avian experts, Charles Hagner!

  • Attend Sun., 9/27/20, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Kathie Giorgio

Central Wisconsin Book Festival
"No Matter Which Way You Look..." Poetry Reading With Kathie Giorgio

Adults Tune in for some Sunday morning poetry with acclaimed writer Kathie Giorgio, who will read from her newest collection, "No Matter Where You Look, There is More to See."

  • Attend Sun., 9/27/20, 1111:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Jerry Apps

Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Wisconsin's Logging Heyday With Jerry Apps

Adults & Teens We're excited to welcome one author Jerry Apps to the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss his new book about our state's storied logging history!

  • Attend Sun., 9/27/20, 12:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Tiffany Midge: Stories, Poems & a Q&A!

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is excited to welcome author and poet Tiffany Midge for a reading of her work!

  • Attend Sun., 9/27/20, 34 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Join us virtually for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection!

  • Mon., 9/28/20, 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., 9/29/20, 45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Virtual Gardening
Forcing Bulbs

Adults Registration Although we're heading into fall, it's time to think spring! Join us for a free virtual class with Janell Wehr of Extension Marathon County on preparing flowering bulbs for some early season color!

  • Register Thu., 10/8/20, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Virtual Book Club: "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini

Adults Take part in a lively, virtual discussion of Hosseini's novel with the library staff and other like-minded literature lovers!

  • Mon., 10/12/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: The Witch Elm by Tana French

Adults Join us virtually to discuss Tana French's 2018 suspenseful novel with other book lovers!

  • Tue., 10/13/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas

MCHS History Speaks on the Air: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society and Dr. Brett Barker for a virtual talk on the 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas - "American Politics at its Best (and Worst)."

  • Attend Sat., 10/17/20, 23:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Grab & Go
We Love Leaf Man!

Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit based on the popular story Leaf Man, and listen to a reading of the book, too!

  • 10/1910/23/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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Virtual Book Club: "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our October book club selection, "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman!

  • Mon., 10/19/20, 12 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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elderly woman and daughter

Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Adults Tune in for this virtual program with the Alzheimer's Association to learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia.

  • Attend Thu., 10/22/20, 10:3011:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "The Wife Between Us" by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Adults Join us virtually to take part in a fun and lively discussion! In October, we'll discuss the this thrilling novel about tangled love triangle.

  • Wed., 10/28/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Dementia Conversations

Adults Join us for a virtual program about dementia for those facing a diagnosis as well as anyone who wishes to be informed about dementia.

  • Attend Thu., 10/29/20, 10:3011:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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National Adoption Month Read Aloud

Children November is National Adoption Month, so join us for a special read-aloud about families and adoption!

  • Wed., 11/4/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)

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Virtual Gardening
Heirloom Biographies

Adults Registration Join us for a free, virtual class led by Extension Marathon County and learn more about the history and importance of heirloom plants!

  • Register Mon., 11/9/20, 23 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Virtual Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

Adults Join the library staff and others the second Tuesday of the month for a virtual book discussion. For November, it's David Grann's true-crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon."

  • Tue., 11/10/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Adults Drop-in Join the library staff and other literature lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of a wide variety of books, including the November selection, "Hidden Figures!"

  • Mon., 11/16/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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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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