Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.-Mon., 9/1-9/3.

Events: Athens

Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Children's Event Drop-in Even though it's summer, the library is giving young people the chance to try challenge their minds and try out all sorts of cool gadgets!

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Summer Craft: Monkey Hats

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own monkey hats! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

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Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Scrabble Week

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!

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Origami Afternoon

All-Ages Event Drop-in Come try your hand at folding paper into various creative shapes at the library! All ages welcome.

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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Afternoon Poetry Workshop

Adult Event Are you a poet? Or do you love to write and are looking for an opportunity to enhance your writing skills with that certain creative touch? We are here to help! Join us at the library for an afternoon with poet Dawn Anderson.

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Book Club: "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of this book, about an architect who is hired to design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish citizen hiding from the Nazis.

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Fall Leaves Fall

Children's Event Autumn leaves are falling down! Join us for a special story time and help us welcome in the colorful autumn season with songs, crafts and games.

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Still Life Sketching

All-Ages Event Drop-in Sketch a variety of still life drawings during this creative all-ages event!

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Book Club: "The Bright Hour" by Nina Riggs

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "The Bright Hour," about a woman's journey living with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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DIY Masquerade Masks

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Make your own masquerade masks using a variety of craft supplies at the library!

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Monster Mash Story Time

Children's Event Join us for a fun, silly and not too-spooky Halloween-themed story time, featuring music, crafts and more!

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Woodland Wreaths

Adult Event Make your own festive woodland wreath using branches and twigs during this DIY event at the library!

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CraftNight: Fiber Coiling Workshop

Adult Event Want to make a small basket or bowl to keep your things in? Or use your imagination to create a unique small fiber sculpture? Adults can learn the ancient technique of fiber art basket-making!

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DIY Paper Snowflake Designs

All-Ages Event Drop-in Turn the library into a winter wonderland by making paper snowflakes and other winter designs!

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Knitting Without Needles

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own knitted accessories by finger knitting and arm knitting at the library!

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Create Your Own Holiday Cards

All-Ages Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Holiday Story Time

Children's Event Kids and families can hear Winter and holiday-themed stories and can make festive crafts!

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