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Events: Wausau

gnome peg doll

Grab & Go
Little Treasures: DIY Gnome Peg Doll

Adults Drop-in Adults can stop by the library in October to pick up a kit and create your own gnome peg doll at home, with a design that's all your own!

  • 10/1210/23/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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catapult in a field

Grab & Go
Catapults

Children Drop-in In partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, kids can be an engineer and design their own catapult with this grab and go kit!

  • 10/1210/23/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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colorful worms made from pipe cleaners, beads and googly eyes

Grab & Go
Earthworm Coding

Children Drop-in In partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, preschoolers (or their parents or caregivers) can pick up a kit that's part craft, part screen-free coding!

  • 10/1210/23/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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child reading picture book

Virtual Story Time

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

  • Thu., 10/22/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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children grades K-5 story time covid-ready »

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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two medical professionals

History Chats: Ticket Hospitals & Early Medicine in Marathon County

Adults Tune into a series of short, virtual presentations by the Marathon County Historical Society about the history of hospitals in Marathon County in the 19th and 20th centuries!

  • Thu., 10/22/20, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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adults community health history social issues technology »

Pokeball

Grab & Go
Pokemon Suncatcher

Children Drop-in All ages of Pokemon fans will enjoy making this Pokeball suncatcher craft!

  • 10/2611/6/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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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., 10/27/20, 45 p.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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elderly woman and daughter

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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casket and pallbearers

MCHS History Speaks on the Air
At Rest: Death & Mourning Customs

Adults Join us for an interesting virtual talk on Halloween afternoon about the social history of death and mourning! Part of a partnership between MCPL and the Marathon County Historical Society.

  • Attend Sat., 10/31/20, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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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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mason jar luminary

Grab & Go
Little Treasures: DIY Mason Jar Luminaries

Adults Drop-in Pick up supplies (and instructions) at the library to make your own luminary! A perfect craft to bring a little light into your life during the long, dark winter nights!

  • 11/911/20/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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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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polar bear on a rock

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!

  • Tue., 11/17/20, 78:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

adults teen animals art nature outdoor recreation photography travel »

open books in grass

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., 11/17/20, 78 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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constellation craft

Grab & "Glow": Glowing Star Constellation

Children Drop-in Pick up a Glowing Star Constellation kit and create a constellation of your very own! Using simple materials children will be able to project a well-known star constellation on their home walls!

  • 11/2312/4/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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octopus craft

Eight-armed Octopus & the 8-yr-old Aquarium!

Children Drop-in Help us celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Phyllis Donner Aquarium with a special eight-armed octopus craft and link to a virtual story!

  • 12/712/18/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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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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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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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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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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