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Category: Marathon County Reads
NOVEMBER 5, 2010
Petting Zoo fun!
We wrapped up our 2010 Marathon County Reads with animal fun in the Wausau library's garage. Even though our READS selection, Seedfolks, is a book best suited for upper elementary through adult readers, we always include related activities for all ages, including children. Over 250 people came to cuddle with kittens, bond with bunnies, and pet lots of other farm animals, including Duncan, the miniature Angus bull. Our thanks to Allen Kraft from Kraft's Kuddly Kritters for bringing his farm menagerie to the library for all ages to enjoy.
If you have ideas for the book we should read for next year's READS program, we would love to hear your suggestions. Click here to leave your READS comments and suggestions.
The 2010 Marathon County READS celebration continues this next week with a variety of events at the Headquarters and branch libraries.
Saturday October 9th, children's book illustrator Vong Lao will give a program on his artwork in the new picture book KA'S GARDEN. The program will be held in the Wausau Room starting at 1:00. A book-signing will follow with copies available for purchase from Janke's Bookstore.
Monday October 11th, the Wausau Headquarters will host a book discussion on this year's READS selection, Paul Fleischman's SEEDFOLKS. The program begins at 6:30 in the Wausau Room.
On Tuesday October 12th, Tom Rau will discuss Wausau's Community Garden, its history and how you can get involved. That program will begin at 6:30 on the 2nd Floor of the Headquarters Library.
Thursday October 14th, Darla Zastrow will offer a fascinating introduction to the wonders of the newly-created Robert W. Monk Botanical Gardens, central Wisconsin's first public botanical gardens. The program will start at 6:30 in the Wausau Room.
Wherever you live in Marathon County, there are many wonderful programs, concerts and other events being presented as part of this year's READS celebration. Check with your local branch for information on their offerings and join in the fun!
The 2010 Marathon County READS program features Paul Fleischman's Seedfolks, a simple yet inspiring tale about a diverse group of people who find common ground by starting a community garden. The READS program is designed to promote reading, literacy and cultural awareness.
A variety of program and activities for all ages will be offered countywide. First and foremost will be Seedfolks book discussion sessions which will be held at all branches. Check with your local branch or click here for dates and times.
Here are some of the special Seedfolks events the Wausau Headquarters will be offering. On Monday October 4th, Master Gardener Carol Bray will present two gardening programs for those in grades K-2 and 3-5. On Tuesday October 5th, Kat Becker will talk about Organic Farming and Community Supported Agriculture. On Saturday October 9th, children's book illustrator Vong Lao will discuss his new picture book Ka's Garden. On the 12th, Tom Rau will talk about Wausau's own Community Garden. On the 14th, Wausau's Monk Botanical Gardens will be the subject of Darla Zastrow's program. Come enjoy the 'Magic Mama' Family Concert on Saturday the 16th. And, on the 28th, the Wausau Library's garage will be become a petting zoo filled with ducks, rabbits, miniature cows and sheep!
All branches will be hosting special events. These include Fall Gardening programs, 'Craft Days,' 'Pumpkin Fest' programs and 'Funtastic Fall' programs. Call your local branch for details or check out the MCPL website at www.mcpl.us/reads.
Lastly, during the week of October 11th, all regularly-scheduled children's storytimes at all branches will be Seedfolks-related storytimes with songs and activities for all ages.
So, mark your calendars and join in the 2010 Marathon County READS celebration!
Marathon County Public Library is pleased to announce this year’s title for Marathon County Reads is Marley and Me by John Grogan. This touching story about a typical American family and their a-typical dog has touched millions of readers across the country. Join us in celebrating this great book by reading it along with us in October and attending some of the great events we’ve planned.
We have events planned at many of our locations:
Training - How it prevents dogs from going to the shelter presented by: Heidi Drengler-Goethel
Thu., 10/1, 6:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Tue., 10/6, 6pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 10/8, 6pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 10/15, 4pm @ MCPL Edgar
Tue., 10/20, 6:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
Thu., 10/29, 1pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Human Society Showcase, October 3rd 1-3pm
Crafts with Sparky the Firedog! October 5th 1-3pm
Therapy Dogs, October 11, 1:30pm
Marley & Me Storytimes Mon.-Sat., 10/12-17
@ All MCPL Locations-- During this week, all of our regularly scheduled children’s storytimes will be Marley & Me themed storytimes, with songs and activities for all ages! Plus, we will be giving away copies of the book Meet Marley by Natalie Engel! (Supplies are limited, so come early!)
Pet First Aid, October 13, 6pm
Bite Prevention with Paper Cities Kennel Club, October 17 1pm
Grooming Tips and Tricks, October 20 6pm
Marley Movie! October 24- 10am, 1pm, October 25- 1:30pm, October 29, 6pm
School’s Out Dog Movie Day! October 29, 11am-3pm
Marathon County Reads (MCR) is a county wide program promoting literacy throughout our communities. We hope everyone in Marathon County will join us in reading Marley and Me and coming to our various events and programs during September/October 2009. Visit www.mcpl.us/reads for more information about these events and other programs going on for Marathon County Reads!