Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Thu., 7/4.

Events: Hatley

Play & Learn

Children 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. In partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Outer Space Sand Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Use colored sand to color outer space-themed pictures, create decorative bottles or make colorful keychains!

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Family Story Time

Children 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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Celebrate the USA Story Time

Children Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic story time and craft event!

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Book Club: "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates

Adults Get engaged with a group discussion of Carol Oates' searing family drama.

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Miller & Mike

Children Come explore a cosmos of comedy with former Ringling Bros. circus clowns Miller & Mike for their fast-paced, fun show!

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Hobbies & Crafts Night

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

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Planetary Pasta Rovers

Children Drop-in Create a planetary pasta rover using different types of pasta and glue as we celebrate "A Universe of Stories" (and crafts) during our Summer Library Program!

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Rockin' Round the Universe With Randy Peterson

Children Blast off with Randy Peterson and into the universe of music during our Summer Library Program!

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Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Discussion Group

Adults Drop-in If you're interested in learning more about aromatherapy, essential oils and natural or homemade health products - or if you have tips and concoctions to share with others - join us each month to talk about it!

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Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make flying saucers and paper rocket ships!

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LEGO® Block Party

Children Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided.

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Library Learning
Intro to Pinterest

Adults Registration Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website! Registration required.

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DIY Galaxy Jars & Slime

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make your own slime and mini galaxy in a jar during this tween/teen event!

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Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make spaceships and paper plate aliens!

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Book Club: "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michelle McNamara

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of McNamara's award-winning true crime book!

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Medicare Basics

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!

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Create a Card for Grandparents Day!

Children Drop-in Kids can prepare for Grandparents Day by making a handmade card for their grandma or grandpa!

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Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Adults Join the library Book Club in September to discuss this beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle!

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Coffee Filter Candy Corn

All-Ages Drop-in Get in the mood for fall by making a craft inspired by a traditional autumn treat - candy corn!

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Fire Safety Story Time

Children Celebrate Fire Prevention Week by hearing stories about fire safety, then meet a real-life firefighter during this special story time!

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Book Club: "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith

Adults Join the library Book Club in October to discuss this best-seller by Robert Galbraith!

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Book Club: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson

Adults Join the library Book Club in November to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!

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National Game & Puzzle Week

All-Ages Drop-in Stop in to the library to play a variety of games and put together puzzles!

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Book Club: "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Huist Smith

Adults Join the library Book Club in December to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!

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