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Events: History

Wisconsin Remembers: The Vietnam War Memorial Wall

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the library to view the Vietnam War traveling wall, which features a photo of every Wisconsin veteran killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War.

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The History of Scent

Adult Event Adults can learn about the history of scent and make their own perfume or cologne during this free event! Open to adults only, with registration required.

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Banned Books and the Role of Libraries

Teen & Adult Event Learn more about the history behind banned books and how libraries continue to serve their communities during this Banned Books Week program!

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CWBF: University of Wisconsin Faculty Reading

Adult Event Join us for a fun evening featuring a variety of written works, read live by the University of Wisconsin faculty members who wrote them, during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival!

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CWBF: Wisconsin's Most Haunted with Craig Nehring and Enid Cleaves

All-Ages Event Over the years, investigators documented dozens of sites across Wisconsin where they discovered supernatural activity, hauntings and other paranormal activity. Hear firsthand from two people who are among the most knowledgeable!

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CWBF: "Dead Presidents" with Brady Carlson

All-Ages Event Join Brady Carlson for a fun tour of U.S. presidential gravesites and monuments, and the interesting ways in which we memorialize our past leaders, during this Central Wisconsin Book Festival event!

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CWBF: Wisconsin Jazz Riffs with Kurt Dietrich

All-Ages Event Learn about some of the famous and little-known jazz musicians with Wisconsin connections during this Central Wisconsin Book Festival event!

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CWBF: Wisconsin's Old-Growth Forests with John Bates

Teen & Adult Event Learn more about the increasingly scarce old-growth forests of Wisconsin with author and naturalist John Bates during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival!

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CWBF: The Fall of Wisconsin with Author Dan Kaufman

Teen & Adult Event The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is happy to welcome writer Dan Kaufman, author of "The Fall of Wisconsin," to discuss his book on the state of Badger politics!

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Logging and Sawmills of Marathon County

Adult Event Learn about central Wisconsin's logging and sawmill history during this free presentation!

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MCPL Documentary Night: "In Search of America"

Teen & Adult Event Join us for a free screening of a documentary featuring Americans from all walks of life talking about what matters to them most, and meet the film's director!

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Jack and Jane Learn To Read: A Month of Historic Children's Readers

Adult Event Drop-in Visit the library throughout the month of November to see historic children's books on display!

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The Fromm Brothers and Their Fur Farm

Adult Event Learn the history of a Marathon County landmark that was, at one time, the largest silver fox and mink farm in the United States! The presentation will be led by Ben Clark of the Marathon County Historical Society.

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Hats Off To You!

Adult Event Anna Chilsen-Straub from the Marathon County Historical Society will talk about and show off hats from the 1880's through the 1970's!

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