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APRIL 26, 2012
May 2012 Movie Schedule
The following free movies will be shown at the MCPL Wausau Headquarters in May!

Due to licensing restrictions, we cannot advertise the movies' titles online, but if you call 715-261-7200 or email us, we'll tell you. Otherwise, sign up for our monthly "Featured Events" email newsletter! 

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Category: Movies


APRIL 18, 2012
National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month with these fun-filled and kid-friendly poetry books!


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Categories: ChildrenNational Poetry Month


APRIL 13, 2012
New Technology Classes
Thanks to the UW Extension and the Office of Broadband Sustainability, a new series of technology-related classes will be offered at MCPL locations this fall! To reserve your seat, please contact the location hosting the class.

Classes include:
  • A First Look at Facebook
    • Thu., 5/24, 10:30am-12:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
    • Tue., 6/5, 1:00-2:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee (presentation only; no "hands on")
  • Using Digital Pictures w/ Word Processing
  • Using Word Processing & Basic Spreadsheets
All classes are taught by Mike Theiss from the UW Extension.
Don't forget, computer classes taught by MCPL staff are ongoing at the MCPL Wausau Headquarters! You may view the schedule for these classes here.

(last updated 2012-05-21)

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Categories: Computer Classestechnology


APRIL 12, 2012
Information at Your Fingertips: Consumer Health Complete Database!
Feeling under the weather? Have questions about a medical procedure? Curious about how effective acupuncture is?   
To help answer medical questions, Library customers should check out the Consumer Health Complete database. Consumer Health Complete offers up-to-date, comprehensive information along with illustrations and videos on hundreds of diseases, conditions, procedures, new medical developments and other related subjects. And it's easy-to-use and easy-to-understand!

Using Consumer Health Complete, a customer can search for and print out information on specific topics such as leukemia, Paget's disease, IBS, glaucoma, St. John's Wort, Alzheimer's Disease, yoga, etc. or general subjects like women's health, parenting, environmental health, pregnancy, smoking cessation and alternative treatments.

The Consumer Health Complete database is made up of the full-text editions of more than 170 medical books such as the American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book and the Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs; thousands of magazine articles, reports, fact sheets & pamphlets; and hundreds of high-quality, full-color illustrations, diagrams and videos.  

Likewise, the information found in the database is written in every-day English - no "Doctor Talk" here! 

In short, Consumer Health Complete is an extremely useful and user-friendly source for medical information. Yet it is only one  of the many research tools that Marathon County Public Library can provide for its customers. And not only is it available at the library, people can access it from home using their library card at

So, if you have any medical question, stop in, call the Reference Desk at 261-7230 or email us at Ask a Librarian on our webpage at As always, Library staff will be happy to help with any questions you have.

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APRIL 5, 2012
MCPL-Wausau Staff Picks for Favorite Children's Books

From picture books to easy readers to older children's fiction, the staff at MCPL-Wausau list their favorite children's books!


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Categories: ChildrenReading RecommendationsStaff Picks


APRIL 3, 2012
Second Opportunity to Sign Up for Facebook Class!
The "First Look at Facebook" class scheduled for April 11 at 6:30 is completely filled.

Due to popular demand, a second class will be offered Thursday, April 26 at 6:30. If you're curious about Facebook but haven't yet given it a try, this free class will help you get started.

Registration is required. Call (715) 261-7230 to register. Mike Theiss from the UW Extension will teach this second class.

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