Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun., 4/21.

Events: Stratford

Quilting & Beyond

Adults Drop-in Work on your quilting projects at the library with your friends and neighbors!

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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.

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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. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the cells of a woman that were taken without her consent and used to study cancer, develop the polio vaccine and more.

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Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of Cheryl Strayed's celebrated memoir!

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Library Learning
Ancestry & Genealogy

Adults Registration Learn more about genealogy information available through Ancestry and how you can track down your own family roots. Ask us how you can access Ancestry at the library, too!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Lost in Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a World War II rescue mission that caused a trio of U.S. military personnel to crash-land on New Guinea.

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Medicare Basics

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love is growing older.

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!

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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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Weird Science Comedy Show

Children Join Doc Ron (and his faithful traveling companion, Einstein, the world's cutest bunny) as they conduct crazy experiments with fire, smoke and flying cheese curds!

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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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Nonfiction @ Night: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about three African-American women who contributed to some of NASA's greatest missions.

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Craft Week: Create a Flying Saucer!

Children Drop-in Kids can craft their own flying saucer using provided household and craft supplies!

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Book Club: "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan

Adults Stop by the library to take part in an interesting discussion of a wide variety of books, including Sullivan's WWII tale!

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Star Search!

Children Discover how the sky is the biggest storybook in the universe as you listen to some of the ancient stories about the star patterns. Plus, create a constellation scope and art!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a woman who pursues an education after being raised by survivalist parents who isolated her and her siblings from mainstream society.

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Marker-Dyed Coasters

Adults Make decorative, colorful coasters using markers and other supplies!

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Book Club: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Children Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling book by Jodi Picoult!

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