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Events: Marathon

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MCHS History Chats: Monumental History

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society throughout September (or anytime online) for a series of short programs about local historical monuments and markers!

  • Attend Thu., 9/23/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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"The Greats" & the Power of Stories With Deborah Ellis

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Deborah Ellis to talk about her latest book and the power of storytelling! This will be a fun virtual program for all ages!

  • Attend Thu., 9/23/21, 55:45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"Hope Is the Thing" Group Reading

Adults & Teens Join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival for a virtual group reading with Wisconsin writers from a new collection about hope and perseverance during the pandemic!

  • Attend Thu., 9/23/21, 78 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"Lady of the Seven Suns" With Tinney Heath

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Tinney Heath, author of the historical novels "Lady of the Seven Suns" and "A Thing Done," to an event at the Portage County Public Library!

  • Attend Fri., 9/24/21, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Virtual Panel on Writing for Children

Adults & Teens If you've ever wondered what it takes to write and illustrate children's books, join us during the CWBF for a virtual panel discussion packed full with talented writers and artists!

  • Attend Fri., 9/24/21, 12 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Book Talk With Authors/Illustrators Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Kids & Adults Kids and nature lovers of all ages are invited to join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival for a virtual event with children's authors and illustrators Steve Jenkins and Robin Page!

  • Attend Sat., 9/25/21, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Cornerstone Press Author Panel

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes four writers who all published books through UW-Stevens Point's Cornerstone Press for a virtual discussion about their work and experiences!

  • Attend Sat., 9/25/21, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"From Boxing Ring to Boardroom" With Héctor Colón

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes boxing champion and non-profit leader Héctor Colón for an engaging and inspiring talk straight from his own life story and his 2020 book!

  • Attend Sat., 9/25/21, 23 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Discussion & Drawing With Graphic Artist Gillian Goerz

Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is happy to welcome author and illustrator Gillian Goerz for a virtual talk about her middle grade graphic novels and a drawing activity with the audience!

  • Attend Sat., 9/25/21, 45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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An Evening With Taylor Jenkins Reid

Adults Registration The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Taylor Jenkins Reid for a virtual chat about her new novel on Saturday, September 25! Pre-registration is required, click the "Register" button below!

  • Register Sat., 9/25/21, 78 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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The Wizard of Oz & L. Frank Baum's "Fairy Cinema" With Cary Elza

Adults & Teens Join us for a engaging CWBF virtual discussion related to books and cinema as we welcome UWSP Associate Professor Cary Elza to talk about film adaptations of the famed Wizard of Oz!

  • Attend Sun., 9/26/21, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"Frank Meade" With Chris Gerboth

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes some more local talent as author Chris Gerboth of Wausau joins us virtually to talk about his 2021 novel "Frank Meade."

  • Attend Sun., 9/26/21, 12 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Family Story Time

Children Follow along with a variety of stories, songs and other activities shared by library staff on Facebook or YouTube! New programs every week!

  • Attend 9/219/27/21 @ Online (See event details.)
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Straw Rockets

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own fun paper rockets at home (or anywhere) anytime with this Grab and Go kit!

  • 9/19/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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lavender sachets

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Little Treasures: Lavender Sachet

Adults Drop-in Pick up your own Little Treasure kit to create a cute, sweet-smelling lavender sachet! Available at any MCPL location in September, while they last!

  • 9/19/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Take a Plant, Leave a Plant!

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library and give extra or unwanted plants to someone else, or pick up a new (to you) plant for your home or garden!

  • 9/2910/2/21 @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: Central Wisconsin Book Festival
"Astrid & Apollo" With V.T. Bidania

Kids & Teens This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 9/25/21, 11–11:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Book Club: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Adults Join Marathon City Branch staff and other avid readers for a discussion of The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett!

  • Mon., 10/11/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Virtual Book Club
"My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our October book club selection, "My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

  • Mon., 10/18/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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crafted felt coasters

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Little Treasures: Felt Coasters

Adults Drop-in Pick up your own Little Treasure kit to create an attractive, yet practical, felt coaster! Available at any MCPL location in October, while they last!

  • 10/410/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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crafted star spinner

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Blazing Star Spinner

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own spinning shooting star with this free Grab & Go kit!

  • 10/110/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book Club: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Join Marathon City Branch staff and other avid readers for a discussion of "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich!

  • Mon., 11/8/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Virtual Book Club
"Playing Nice" by J.P. Delaney

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our November book club selection, "Playing Nice" by J.P. Delaney!

  • Mon., 11/15/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Marble Maze Run

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own fun mini marble maze track with this Grab & Go kit!

  • 11/111/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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hands painting canvas

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Little Treasures: Little Art Exhibit

Adults & Teens Drop-in Pick up your own Little Treasure kit to create your own mini work of art! Available at any MCPL location in November, while they last!

  • 11/111/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Fine Motor Aquarium

Children Drop-in Kids can create their own craft aquarium with this Grab & Go kit!

  • 12/112/31/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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