January 10, 2020
All nine Marathon County Public Library locations, as well as most other County agencies and offices, will be closed on Monday, January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) so that employees can attend the County's third annual Martin Luther King Jr. "Day On."
Like in past years, this MLK Day won’t be a day off for library staff and other county employees. Instead, the county has put together a “day on” inservice so that county employees can attend various different educational programs based around the ideals promoted by Dr. King, including acceptance and equality, non-violence and combating racism and poverty.
Highlights of this year's event include Mennonite Bishop Enos Martin, who will talk about the Mennonite population in central Wisconsin; a presentation on the history of indigenous people in central Wisconsin with Brian Jackson from the Lac du Flambeau Public School Cultural Connections Program; a seminar on fostering an intergenerational community with Autism with Dr. Kathy Meyer, formerly of Marshfield Clinic, and Julie Salamonski of the Marshfield School District; a look at Hmong history and settlement in Marathon County with MaiGer Moua; and a talk on the LGBTQ+ experience in Marathon County with Jaxon Seeger from Wausau Transfam and Alliance and Shawn Judnic, Wood County. Several other programs, workshops and seminars will also be held throughout the day.
All MCPL locations (and other county agencies and offices) will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, with their normal hours. To access your library account when the library is closed, visit the library catalog or call 715-261-7209.
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