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Book Club: “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

Nov 19, 2014 11am - Noon

Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild
Book Club: “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith

For more information, call 715-359-6208.


Women’s Night Out Book Club: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

Nov 17, 2014 6:30pm - 8pm

Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Headquarters, 300 North First St, Wausau
Women’s Night Out Book Club: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Book Club: “The Round House”

Nov 17, 2014 6:30pm - 8pm

Marathon County Public Library Spencer Branch, 105 South Park St, Spencer
Book Club: “The Round House” by Louise Erdich

For more information, call 715-659-3996.


Book Club: “Eighty Days”

Nov 17, 2014 3pm - 4pm

Marathon County Public Library Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St, Mosinee
Book Club: “Eighty Days” by Matthew Goodman

For more information, call 715-693-2144.


Book Club: “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats”

Nov 17, 2014 1pm - 2pm

Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Avenue, Stratford
Book Club: “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Phillip Sendker

For more information, call 715-687-4420.


Book Club: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

Nov 13, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Marathon County Public Library - Athens Branch, 221 Caroline Street, Athens
Book Club: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple

For more information, call 715-257-7292.


Book Club: “Courage Has No Color”

Nov 13, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Edgar Branch, 224 South Third Avenue, Edgar
Book Club: “Courage Has No Color” by Tanya Lee Stone

For more information, call 715-352-3155.


Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club: “Wilder”

Nov 12, 2014 6:30pm - 8pm

Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Headquarters, 300 North First St, Wausau
Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club: “Wilder” by Christina Dodd

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Book Club: “The Hunger Games"

Nov 11, 2014 2pm - 3pm

Marathon County Public Library Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Avenue, Hatley
Book Club: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

For more information, call 715-446-3537.


Book Club: “The Invention of Wings”

Nov 10, 2014 5:45pm - 7pm

Marathon County Public Library Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington Street, Marathon City.
Book Club: “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

For more information, call 715-443-2775.


Celebrate Native American Heritage

Nov 8, 2014 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the library on November 8th! This family-friendly event is open to all ages, and starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters.
Staff from the American Indian Resource Center in Wausau will share stories, dances, and music. Participants of all ages will have an opportunity to learn dance steps and practice with the rest of the group. Afterwards, children will learn how to make their own dreamcatcher.
All supplies for the craft are provided, and this event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Winter Safety for Seniors

Nov 7, 2014 11:30am

Marathon County Public Library Spencer Branch, 105 Park St., Spencer
Seniors can learn how to stay safe and prepared during winter on November 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Spencer Branch.
The Spencer Police Department will share ways for seniors to stay safe and prepared during winter. Patrons will also have a chance to ask questions about safety. This event is free and open to the public, although the focus is on seniors.

For more information, call 715-659-3996.


Pumpkin and Gourd Decorating

Oct 28, 2014 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library’s Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Avenue, Rothschild
Join the Marathon County Public Library’s Rothschild Branch, for a special fall-themed story time on October 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Children will hear stories about pumpkins and fall, and will also paint pumpkins and gourds. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all ages are invited to this family story time. The event is free and open to the public, and supplies for the craft are provided.

For more information, call 715-359-6208.


Spooktacular Blast

Oct 28, 2014 6pm

Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Avenue, Stratford
Children and their families are invited to Spooktacular Blast-an evening of Halloween-themed stories and activities on October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Avenue, Stratford.
This event is presented in partnership with the Stratford Family Resource Center. Costumes are encouraged, and this event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-687-4420.


Annual Fall Book Sale

Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Thu. 6:30pm - 8pm Friends Only, Fri. 9:30am - 5pm, Sat. 9:30am - 4pm, Sun. Noon - 4pm

T.B. Scott Library, 106 West First Street Merrill, Wi. 54452
All varieties of books will be sold at the sale

715-536-2766


Affordable Care Act

Oct 30, 2014 4:30pm - 6pm

Rhinelander District Library
Federally and state-certified Certified Application Counselors (CACs) from Bridge Community Health Clinic will present the most up-to-date information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and what consumers need to know in order to enroll in affordable health insurance. Following the presentation, the CACs will be available to answer questions about the enrollment process.

The 2015 open enrollment period begins on November 15, 2014 and will end on February 15, 2015. During this time, consumers will be able to enroll in a plan on the Marketplace for coverage year 2015. Individuals without health insurance for 2015 will be subject to a penalty of 2% of their household income or $325, whichever is greater.

For more information, visit healthcare.gov or call Bridge Clinic at 715-848-4884 to speak to a CAC with questions about the enrollment process. Upcoming education and enrollment opportunities can be found by calling United Way’s 2-1-1.

715-848-4884


Affordable Care Act Informational Session

Oct 28, 2014 6pm - 7:30pm

T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill, WI
Federally and state-certified Certified Application Counselors (CACs) from Bridge Community Health Clinic will present the most up-to-date information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and what consumers need to know in order to enroll in affordable health insurance. Following the presentation, the CACs will be available to answer questions about the enrollment process.

The 2015 open enrollment period begins on November 15, 2014 and will end on February 15, 2015. During this time, consumers will be able to enroll in a plan on the Marketplace for coverage year 2015. Individuals without health insurance for 2015 will be subject to a penalty of 2% of their household income or $325, whichever is greater.

For more information, visit healthcare.gov or call Bridge Clinic at 715-848-4884 to speak to a CAC with questions about the enrollment process. Upcoming education and enrollment opportunities can be found by calling United Way’s 2-1-1.

715-848-4884


Tween Club

Oct 21, 2014 - Mar 17, 2015 6:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to Tween Club on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
Tweens can make new friends and discover the latest books, technology, art, writing techniques and more during these monthly meetings. Each month will feature a new theme, and is a great opportunity for tweens to make new friends. Free and open to tweens only.
Monthly themes are as follows:
October: Art
November: Engineering
December: Writing
January: Science
February: Technology
March: Gardening/Outdoors.

For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Affordable Care Act Informational Session

Oct 27, 2014 6pm - 7:30pm

Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point
Bridge Community Health Clinic presents a free informational session about the Affordable Care Act. Have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Need to know how to prepare for the upcoming open enrollment cycle? Certified Application Counselors will be available to provide the most up-to-date information and answer questions about the enrollment process.

Jenny Christl, 715-848-4884, jennyc@bridgeclinic.org


Fad Diets and HEALTHY Weight Loss

Nov 4, 2014 7pm

Frances L. Simek Memorial Library, 400 N. Main, Medford WI
Presentation by Kate Sandbakken, R.D., L.D.- Registered Dietitian. Healthy snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Medford Public Library.

Chris Finkler, 715 748-6848


Spooky Sundays

Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Sundays 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
Teens, join us for Spooky Sunday Movies at the library! Starting October 5, the Marathon County Library Wausau Headquarters will show a spooky movie based on a book each Sunday in preparation for Halloween. Showtimes are from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
Spooky Sunday movies are restricted to teens (grades 6-12), and all films have a PG-13 rating. All of the movies are based on books. The film schedule is:
October 5: “Coraline”
October 12: “The Haunting”
October 19: “The Mothman Prophecies”
October 26: “I am Legend”
The event is free and open to teens.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Six Spooky Words Contest

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Entries Accepted October 1 - 26

Any Marathon County Public Library location
Can you write a scary story in just six spooky words? For the Halloween season, the Marathon County Public Library will run a contest for patrons and other community members to submit a six-word horror story. The library will accept entries from October 1 through Oct. 26. The winning entries will be shared with the public via a poster in the library and through social media. Entries can be submitted on paper at any Marathon County Public Library location, or online by emailing spooky@mcpl.us. The winning entrants will have their choice of several MCPL prizes.
The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Family Story Time at MCPL Stratford

Sep 10, 2014 - May 27, 2015 Wednesdays at 10:15am

400 North First Ave, Stratford
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 715-261-7209 for more information.


Family Story Time at MCPL Spencer

Sep 10, 2014 - May 27, 2015 Wednesdays at 10am

105 South Park St, Spencer.
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 715-659-3996 for more information.


Family Story Time at MCPL Rothschild

Sep 2, 2014 - May 28, 2014 Tuesdays at 10:30am & Thursdays at 1:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild.
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-359-6208.


Family Story Time at MCPL Mosinee

Sep 10, 2014 - May 27, 2015 Wednesdays at 10am

123 Main St, Mosinee.
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-693-2144


Family Story Time at MCPL Marathon City

Sep 4, 2014 - May 28, 2015 Thursdays at 10:30am

515 Washington St, Marathon City
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-443-2775


Family Story Time at MCPL Hatley

Sep 2, 2014 - May 26, 2015 Tuesdays at 10:30am

435 Curtis Ave, Hatley
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-446-3537


Family Story Time at MCPL Edgar

Sep 4, 2014 - May 28, 2015 Thursdays at 9:30am

224 South Third Ave, Edgar
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

715-352-3155


Family Story Time at MCPL Athens

Sep 2, 2014 - May 26, 2015 Tuesdays at 10am

Marathon County Public Library Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St, Athens
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-257-7292


Family Story Time at MCPL Wausau

Sep 6, 2014 - May 30, 2015 Saturdays at 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-261-7230


Preschool Story Time

Sep 3, 2014 - May 28, 2015 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau
This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities. Children attend this story time without parents/guardians, but they should remain in the children’s area during story time. For children three- five years old.
MCPL Wausau: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Tales for Tots

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau
Enjoy books, songs, and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and educational story time! This program is designed to help 2 and 3 year olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers and other early literacy skills. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
MCPL Wausau: Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230


Family LEGO Club at MCPL Athens

Sep 18, 2014 - Dec 18, 2015 4:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St, Athens
Family LEGO Club will meet on the third Thursday of the month beginning September 18. Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. This will occur on the 3rd Tuesday of the month through December 18. Starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St, Athens

For more information, call 715-257-7292.


Family LEGO Club at MCPL Stratford

Sep 16, 2014 - Dec 16, 2014 3:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Ave, Stratford.
Family LEGO Club will meet on the third Tuesday of the month beginning September 16. Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. This will occur on the 3rd Tuesday of the month through December 16. Starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Ave, Stratford.

For more information, call 715-687-4420.


Family LEGO Club at MCPL Rothschild

Sep 13, 2014 - May 9, 2015 11:30am

Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild.
Family LEGO Club will meet on the second Saturday of the month beginning September 13. Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using blocks. This event will occur monthly on the second Saturday of every month throughout the school year. Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. Starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild.

For more information, call 715-359-6208.


Family LEGO Club at MCPL Wausau

Sep 7, 2014 - May 31, 2015 Sundays at 1:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau.
Family LEGO Club will meet every Sunday beginning September 7. Children of all ages and their families are invited to tap their inner creativity and build imaginative structures and other projects using blocks. All blocks will be provided. Starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Stations

Sep 10, 2014 - Aug 15, 2015 2nd Wednesday and Saturday of Each Month at 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Stations will occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month and will be repeated the following Saturday. S.T.E.A.M. begins in September 2014 and runs until August 2015, with a break for the month of June 2015. Hands-on activities focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics will be provided for kids so that they can learn, discover, create and have fun. Starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-261-7230.
*Note: Story times scheduled for the second Wednesday and the following Saturday at MCPL Wausau will include S.T.E.A.M.-related stories and activities.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.



Hour of Code

Oct 7, 2014 - Jun 2, 2015 First Tuesday of Each Month at 3:45pm

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! Free, and open to tweens only. First Tuesday of every month, with no meeting on September 2 since that is the first day of school. This event starts at 3:45 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Tween Club

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) will participate in a variety of crafts and activities each month, along with learning about new books and technology. Meets every third Tuesday starting in October. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to tweens.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Book Babies

Sep 1, 2014 - Sep 7, 2015 Monday at 9:45am & 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Features 20 minutes of “lap sit” story time. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may attend, but please be aware that this program is designed to meet the developmental needs of younger children. Board books, songs, puppets and other activities are used to enhance your child’s vocabulary and motor skills. For children from birth to 23 months old.

MCPL Wausau: Mondays, 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 27, 2014 - Sep 23, 2015 Every Wednesday at 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library in Mosinee
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-693-2144.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 21, 2014 - Sep 24, 2015 Every Thursday at 10am

Marathon County Public Library in Hatley
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-446-3537.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 22, 2014 - Sep 25, 2015 Every Friday at 9:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Knit Night Event

Sep 4, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014 6:30pm

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to Knit Night on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The library will provide pattern books and some knitting supplies, but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies.
List of Knit Nights for fall:
September 4
October 2
November 6
December 4

The first Knit Night will occur on September 4 and recurs monthly on the first Thursday until December 4. Knit Night provides an opportunity for knitters to socialize while knitting, and learn from one another since the group is open to all levels of experience. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.