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AUGUST 31, 2011
New Law Books at MCPL!
Every day we encounter the rules of law - whether it's obtaining the correct forms to write a will to fighting a traffic ticket to filing bankruptcy. The Marathon County Public Library has a variety of up-to-date law books available to help people on legal matters large and small.

New law books include the following:

*David Hudson's THE HANDY LAW ANSWER BOOK provides answers to hundreds of legal questions.

*Ralph Warner's 101 LAW FORMS FOR PERSONAL USE contains examples of the most-used legal forms.

*If you're contemplating a lawsuit, check out THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO LAWSUITS.

*To help understand landlord-tenant relationships, look for Portman and Stewart's companion volumes: EVERY TENANT'S LEGAL GUIDE and EVERY LANDLORD'S LEGAL GUIDE.

Legal issues involving neighbors are explained in Jordan and Doskow's NEIGHBOR LAW: FENCES, TREES AND NOISE.

If you're puzzling over  the Probate process, look for Mary Randolph's 8 WAYS TO AVOID PROBATE.

Wills, estate planning and other related issues are covered in THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION GUIDE TO WILLS AND ESTATES.

Lastly, Ronald Sharp's LIVING TRUSTS FOR EVERYONE explains the differences and advantages of wills versus trusts. 

To view these and other law-related titles, stop in at the Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street or check out  our website ( 

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Categories: BooksLegal Resources


AUGUST 26, 2011
Summer Library Program Concludes

Congratulations Marathon County!  You made reading and learning a priority this summer.  Over 4,000 people in Marathon County participated in the Summer Library Program Reading Club. 

Prizes have been drawn for the Summer Reading Club.   Congratulations to winners of the Children's prizes: David B., Latylia R., Anna B., Mikala B., Katherine G., Ethan C., Ashley B., Brianna L., and Selena E.   Teen prize winners are: Marissa H., Colton L., Jimmy D., Sarah H., and Ava G. 

Thank you to all of the sponsors for the Summer Library Program.  It would not have been possible without the support of our community and the Friends of the Library.

The Summer Library Program may be over again for this year, but reading and learning are lifelong. Keep on reading Marathon County, and and don't forget to read to your young children as well. 

The Library will  be back on Fall/Spring hours after Labor Day,  so you will have more time to stop in and see us.  Visit us at any one of our nine locations.  See you soon!


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Categories: ChildrenSummer Reading Program


AUGUST 18, 2011
Computer Classes
Our fall computer class offerings have been updated, and may be viewed at the following link:

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AUGUST 16, 2011
Imaginative Murals Speak to You
You will be amazed at the wonderful, imaginative colorful murals that have hit the walls in the Children’s area @Wausau.  These tempera paint murals were created collaboratively by students in grades K-5 at Hawthorn Hills Elementary School, under the direction of art specialist, Steve Loftus. 

Students were challenged to integrate their themes with illustrations from story books and include science, social studies, history, and math.  All students needed to contribute by drawing or painting.

Older fourth and fifth grade students drew animals, people, objects, architectural elements and natural objects like flowers, birds,  and fish.  Third and fourth grade students painted and blended inside the drawings, while younger second, first and kindergarten students painted on the outlines drawn by the older children.   Students, regardless of age, were entrusted with the more difficult finishing details of embellishing and enhancing the final compositions.   Students who were highly interested in the project also worked on the murals during their free times—recess, noon hours, and before or after school in order to complete them before the school art exhibition.

Come and see the wonderful imaginative paintings that these students created for our enjoyment!  Each one tells its own story.  What do you see/hear?


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Categories: ChildrenArt


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