Read on for an update on MCPL’s April classes and crafts (like virtual poetry readings and bracelet kits), and learn a bit about some of the renovations taking place to give the libraries a fresh new look. For example, pictured above is one of the new workstations at the MCPL-Wausau Headquarters that offers a place to charge devices as you work.(Click the title for details…)
With limited access to the libraries and an increasing need for internet access due to the pandemic, Marathon County will use federal funding to increase the strength of its Wi-Fi signals, which will result in faster download and upload speeds for patrons using their own devices while parked outside area libraries when they are closed. (Click the title for details…)
The Marathon County Historical Society and Marathon County Public Library are partnering on a series of virtual programs this fall.
Tune in via Zoom or Facebook for a look at local, state, and national history on topics like: Marathon County Schools, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Death & Dying, and more. BONUS: Programs are archived on YouTube if you can’t attend the live events. (Click the title for details…)
The 4th annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival takes place September 21–27, with events spanning over the course of 6 days. The coronavirus pandemic spurred an all-virtual festival for 2020. Fans of the written word can watch the full lineup of guests (via Zoom) from the comforts of home this year.
Check out this year’s lineup, which includes: a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, a U.S. Poet Laureate, a New York Times bestselling author, a panel discussion on homelessness, and much more. (Click the title for details…)
With such monumental changes happening in our society right now, libraries are an important resource to provide historical context to recent events to help you process what’s taking place in the news. MCPL Library Specialist Chad Dally highlights resources and reading lists for adults and children regarding the topics of race and inequality in our history and society and informs you of the library’s latest reopening plans. (Click the title for details…)
Marathon County will “hit the Pause button” on its Uniform Addressing project in November, when snow and frozen ground will prohibit crews from installing any more street and address signposts. Workers will begin installing signs again in spring 2019.
Read on for info on voter ID, project updates, a children’s “My Home Address” practice worksheet, and which municipalities are scheduled to get new addresses yet in 2018 and which will wait till 2019. (Click the title to read the full story.)
Check out Marathon County’s 2018 Spring/Summer Recreation Guide. Choose from activities like Cross-Fit in the Park, Family Yoga, & Treetop Exploring. (Click the title for details…)
Thanks to a FREE local tax-preparation assistance program offered by the AARP Foundation, over 1,000 seniors & low-income workers in Marathon County secured tax refunds. (Click the title for the full story…)
If the ground has thawed, new Uniform Address signs & signposts will begin to be installed in the Towns of Harrison and Plover on April 9, 2018. Follow along with the online Sign-Installation Progress Map as workers make their way from east to west across Marathon County re-addressing properties from April to November 2018… (Click the title to read the full story.)
Check out the library’s new digs & get the next sale’s dates in the full article. (Click the title for details…)