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Black History Month Documentary & Discussion: "Homegoings"

Thu., 2/11/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a documentary and discussion as we recognize Black History Month with the film "Homegoings." This acclaimed film from PBS' POV series focuses on funeral director Isaiah Owens ... (read more)
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Black History Month Documentary & Discussion: "When We Were Kings"

Mon., 2/22/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a documentary and discussion as we recognize Black History Month with the Academy Award-winning documentary "When We Were Kings." Leon Gast's film details the 1974 "Rumble in ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Folksongs of the Upper Midwest

Thu., 2/25/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Since the 1970s, folklorist and UW-Madison Professor James P. Leary has worked steadily to bring the folk music of the Upper Midwest to a larger public. His 2015 book "(read more)
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Logging in the Northwoods

Tue., 3/1/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society will give a presentation on the early years of logging in northern Wisconsin. Gary will discuss topics including life in a logging camp, lumberjacks, sawmills and the river booms.
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Grace Lee Boggs

Documentary & Discussion: "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"

Thu., 3/10/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Help us recognize Women's History Month at this free screening of a film about activist Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese-American writer, philosopher and activist from Detroit. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, Boggs challenged a new generation to throw off assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. A short discussion will follow the film. ... (read more)
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Spencer Area Sawmills & The Fire of 1886

Tue., 3/29/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
The Spencer Branch Library will present Spencer Area Sawmills & the Fire of 1886. Join Ronald Draeger from Spencer, as we dig into the history of the local sawmills ... (read more)
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