Marathon County Public Library

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Events: History

MCPL Live!
Patrick W. Steele: How Milwaukee Lost the Braves

Adult Event Join us for an interesting evening of sports history with Patrick W. Steele as he discusses his new book, "Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee," about the Milwaukee Braves and decision to relocate the team to Atlanta.

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What Was Social Media Before Computers?

Adult Event Join local historian Ronald Draeger as he talks about the ways people stayed in contact with one another in the pre-computer era!

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Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Partisan Polarization in the Trump Age

Adult Event Join us as UW-Madison assistant professor Michael Wagner discusses the US's current political divide, what contributes to it and how it may affect our nation's future.

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Book Club: "Rosemary" by Kate Clifford Larson

Adult Event Drop by the library for a discussion of our monthly book club selection. No need to register beforehand and new people are always welcome!

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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 Drop-in 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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Logging and Sawmills of Marathon County

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

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The Fromm Brothers and Their Fur Farm

Adult Event Drop-in 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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