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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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Still Life Sketching

All-Ages Event Drop-in Sketch a variety of still life drawings during this creative all-ages event!

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Stratford Stitchers & Rippers

Teen & Adult Event Do some math work with your patchwork! Join us every other Tuesday in Stratford to discover the beauty of math through the art of quilting!

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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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Teen Book Club: "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this heartwarming tale about the bond between a dog and his humans.

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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: Trace: An Art and Poetry Exhibit

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in We're thrilled to be working with the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau to include a special, unique exhibit of poetry and art during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival!

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CWBF: Fact and Fiction and "Grace": A Live Storytelling Event

Teen & Adult Event Do you have a good story to tell? Whether it's real or one you made up in your own mind, we want to hear it – and other people do, too! Submit a story to read live, or just join us to listen during this Central Wisconsin Book Festival event!

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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: "A Lakeside Companion" with Ted Rulseh

Teen & Adult Event Join us during this Central Wisconsin Book Festival event to learn about the science behind your favorite (or any) lake!

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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: Comics Workshop with Duachaka Her

Teen & Adult Event Do you have an interest in – maybe even a flair for – comics, cartoons and illustration? Learn more about it and try some art yourself during a workshop with cartoonist and illustrator Duachaka Her!

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CWBF: Street Poetry with Paul Wiegel

Teen & Adult Event The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is happy to welcome Paul Wiegel to talk about his unique approach to writing and performing poetry!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.

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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: Local Writers Showcase

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Meet and talk with local writers during this Central Wisconsin Book Festival event!

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CWBF: Young Writers Showcase

Teen & Adult Event The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is thrilled to shine a light on younger writers from the Wausau area during this showcase!

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CWBF: From Wausau to Montana - Poet Lowell Jaeger

Teen & Adult Event The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is happy to welcome back home Wausau native and current Montana Poet Laureate Lowell Jaeger!

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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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MCPL DIY
Cotton Swab Flowers

Teen & Adult Event Join us for this fun and creative craft project, where we'll transform some simple household items into beautiful flowers! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Charlotte's Web"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Charlotte's Web," then discuss how the movie compares to E.B. White's classic book!

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TAG - Teen Advisory Group!

Teen Event Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings monthly

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Needle Arts at the Library

All-Ages Event Drop-in Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.

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Haunted Central Wisconsin

Teen & Adult Event Hear tales about paranormal occurrences from around central Wisconsin and investigations done by the Wausau Paranormal Research Society!

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

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

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Raptors of Wisconsin

All-Ages Event Join us in welcoming the Raptor Education Group, Inc. to the Marathon County Public Library!

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Passport Event

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Apply for a U.S. passport locally during this special one-day-only application event! Appointments are highly recommended but not required.

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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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DIY Masquerade Masks

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Make your own masquerade masks using a variety of craft supplies at the library!

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Teen Book Club: "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this eerie tale about a boy who is raised by the ghosts and other supernatural entities that inhabit a graveyard.

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Scratch Art Creations

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Book Speed Dating

Teen Event Teens can find their next read by sampling a variety of books during Book Speed Dating!

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Day of the Dead Origami Bookmarks

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos by making decorated skull-shaped bookmarks!

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Word Play!

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens are invited to play fun vocabulary-building board games or to work on word puzzles like crosswords, word searches and word chains!

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Create a Scarecrow

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to craft your own scarecrow, with all supplies provided!

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Writers' Group

Teen & Adult Event Meet other local writers and share your work during this special event, held during National Novel Writing Month!

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DIY Paper Snowflake Designs

All-Ages Event Drop-in Turn the library into a winter wonderland by making paper snowflakes and other winter designs!

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Holes"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the 2003 film adaptation of "Holes" then discuss how the movie compares to book by Louis Sachar!

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Teen Book Club: "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this teen romance, about two social outcasts who fall in love in 1986.

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DIY Gift Bags

Teen & Adult Event Learn how to make your own holiday gift bags during a special event at the library!

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Create Your Own Holiday Cards

All-Ages Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Knitting Without Needles

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own knitted accessories by finger knitting and arm knitting at the library!

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Teen Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this novel, about a fifth grader with facial differences who enters public school for the first time.

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Bridge to Terabithia"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Bridge to Terabithia" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Katherine Paterson!

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Kids' Needle Arts Night: Dry Felting

Kids & Teens Event Kids, tweens and teens can learn how to do dry felting and make their own project, with all supplies provided!

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