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New Netflix Series Features Children’s Books

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September 3, 2020

On September 1, Netflix launched a new 12-episode collection called Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices. The show, which you can watch with your Netflix account – or for FREE without a subscription on the Netflix Jr. YouTube page – features prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children’s books by Black authors about Black kids. Some of the featured celebrities include Lupita Nyong’o, Karamo Brown, Common, Misty Copeland, Tiffany Haddish and Jacqueline Woodson. For more about the series, click here or watch the trailer below!  Want to read the books that are featuring in Bookmarks, or check them out so you can follow along to the episodes at home? See the titles below and click on the...

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Video: Foraging for Wild Edibles

September 26, 2016

Marathon County UW-Extension master gardener Eileen Riehle led a big crowd at MCPL Wausau through a number of different wild plants that can be safely foraged and eaten during this presentation from September 2016!


Video: MCPL UW-Extension Canning Series: Tomatoes and Salsa

September 2, 2016

Jackie Carattini, family living agent with Marathon County UW-Extension, discusses tips and techniques for canning tomatoes, creating tasty salsas and more as part of our summer canning series.


Video: Marathon County Public Library: In Pictures and Video

April 28, 2016

Here's a short video with historical and current pictures and video, showing the different MCPL locations over the years and clips from some of the diverse programming we provide in our communities. This video was created in the spring of 2016 and edited with iMovie. Enjoy!


Video: National Library Week 2016 Historical Photo Slideshow

April 16, 2016

To go along with the 2016 NLW theme of "Libraries Transform," MCPL has put together a historical slideshow featuring images and information highlighting the many ways MCPL transformed, from starting as a small men's literary club in the mid-to-late 1800s to becoming a modern-day entity that serves the largest county in Wisconsin (by area) with nine locations. Watch MCPL's evolution and catch a glimpse of what the future may have in store!


Video: James P. Leary: Folksongs of the Upper Midwest

March 1, 2016

James P. Leary, retired folklore professor from UW-Madison, spoke Feb. 25 at MCPL Wausau about his book "Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946" published by University of Wisconsin Press.


Video: Lunch & Learn: Hunger in Marathon County

January 20, 2016

June was National Hunger Awareness Month, and members of the Marathon County Hunger Coalition were at the library to share information about hunger and food insecurity in our communities.


Video: Harlan Grinde: Politics and Economics in Modern China

December 3, 2015

China has become one of the world's superpowers and plays a major role in global politics and economics. This lecture and discussion on current political and economic issues in China was led by Harlan Grinde, retired emeritus history professor from UW-Marathon County.


Video: Gary Beyer: Hope in the Face of Illness

October 29, 2015

A moving, inspirational evening with Gary Beyer, who was diagnosed in 2008 with a rare, untreatable muscle disease called Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM). He's since written two books and speaks with groups all over Wisconsin and beyond about staying positive and living a fulfilling life in the face of illness - an illness shared by just 11 other people in Wisconsin.


Video: David B. Whitehurst: Tree Stand Murders

October 29, 2015

Wisconsin author David B. Whitehurst leads a discussion of a 2004 incident in which a Hmong individual, Chai Soua Vang, killed six deer hunters and wounded eight others. Whitehurst, author of "Tree Stand Murders" about the incident, argues the shootings were more than racially motivated.


Video: Raising Chickens: An Introduction

October 29, 2015

Heather Schlesser, dairy and livestock agent with Marathon County UW-Extension, presented a program on the many aspects of raising chickens at home.


Video: The History of Sherlock Holmes

August 14, 2015

Jeff Wood, senior lecturer of English at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, gave the audience at MCPL Wausau a history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective on Jan. 19, 2016.