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crafted bats and plastic spiders

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Coffee Filter Bat Craft

Children Registration Drop-in Show some love for bats this fall, and get creative at the same time, with this fun take-home craft project!

  • 10/2610/30/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Story Time

Children Hear a variety of stories read by library staff live on Facebook!

  • Tue., 10/27/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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Colossal Fossils Presents...

Children Registration Join Colossal Fossils for a virtual 16-week course on all things dinosaurs, fossils, and mammoths in partnership with the Marathon County Public Library! New topic each week!

  • Register Tue., 10/27/20, 45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Virtual Book Club: "The Wife Between Us" by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Adults Join us virtually to take part in a fun and lively discussion! In October, we'll discuss the this thrilling novel about tangled love triangle.

  • Wed., 10/28/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Dementia Conversations

Adults Join us for a virtual program about dementia for those facing a diagnosis as well as anyone who wishes to be informed about dementia.

  • Attend Thu., 10/29/20, 10:3011:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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History Chats: The 20th Century Hospitals of Marathon County

Adults Tune into a series of short, virtual presentations by the Marathon County Historical Society about the history of hospitals in Marathon County in the 19th and 20th centuries!

  • Thu., 10/29/20, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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casket and pallbearers

MCHS History Speaks on the Air
At Rest: Death & Mourning Customs

Adults Join us for an interesting virtual talk on Halloween afternoon about the social history of death and mourning! Part of a partnership between MCPL and the Marathon County Historical Society.

  • Attend Sat., 10/31/20, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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National Adoption Month Read Aloud

Children November is National Adoption Month, so join us for a special read-aloud about families and adoption!

  • Wed., 11/4/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)

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colorful wet felted acorns

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Wet Felting Acorn

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a kit to create a lovely fall craft using the fun (and simple) technique of wet felting!

  • 11/911/13/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Gardening
Heirloom Biographies

Adults Registration Join us for a free, virtual class led by Extension Marathon County and learn more about the history and importance of heirloom plants!

  • Register Mon., 11/9/20, 23 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Virtual Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

Adults Join the library staff and others the second Tuesday of the month for a virtual book discussion. For November, it's David Grann's true-crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon."

  • Tue., 11/10/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book Club: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Adults Join us at the library to discuss Gilbert's sweeping novel with a group of like-minded book lovers!

  • Thu., 11/12/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Adults Drop-in Join the library staff and other literature lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of a wide variety of books, including the November selection, "Hidden Figures!"

  • Mon., 11/16/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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polar bear on a rock

Lions, Sharks & Bears: A Virtual Photographic Primer

Adults & Teens Get ready for stunning visuals and humorous stories as the library welcomes back John Van Barriger to present his top tips for taking better wildlife photographs during this virtual program!

  • Tue., 11/17/20, 78:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Virtually Silent Book Club

Adults Drop-in We invite you to turn off the noise and treat yourself to an hour of silent reading, followed by some discussion, during our monthly, virtual Silent Book Club!

  • Attend Tue., 11/17/20, 78 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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owls made from pine cones and felt

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Pinecone Owls!

Children Registration Drop-in Kids are invited to stop by the library to pick up a fun craft kit with supplies for your own pinecone owl!

  • 11/1811/25/20 @ MCPL Athens

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harmonica craft

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Make Your Own Harmonica

Children Registration Drop-in Explore the sounds of science with this awesome craft stick harmonica you can make at home!

  • 11/3012/4/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Winter-Themed Greeting Cards

Adults Registration Drop-in Stop by the library and pick up supplies to make your own special greeting card for a friend or family member!

  • 11/3012/11/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Adults Registration Join the library staff and other book lovers on the second Tuesday of each month for a virtual book discussion, including Hilderbrand's heartwarming holiday novel in December!

  • Tue., 12/8/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book-of-the-Month Book Club: "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders

Adults Pick up this gripping historical fiction novel from the library, along with a list of questions!

  • Thu., 12/10/20, 66:30 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: "The Letters" by Luanne Rice & Joseph Monninger

Adults Join the library staff and other literature lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of a wide variety of books!

  • Mon., 12/21/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book-of-the-Month Book Club: "The Pull of the Stars" by Emma Donoghue

Adults Drop-in Pick up this gripping historical fiction novel from the library, along with a list of questions!

  • 1/151/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: "Close to Home" by Lisa Jackson

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our January book club selection, "Close to Home" by Lisa Jackson!

  • Mon., 1/25/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "The Coincidence of Coconut Cake" by Amy Reichert

Adults Join the library staff and other literature lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of a wide variety of books!

  • Mon., 2/15/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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