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FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Library Team Wins Spelling Bee

The Friends of the Marathon County Public Library Team, the "Dewey Decimals", took home the gold Sunday at the Marathon County Literacy Council’s 6th annual Adult Spelling Bee. They won by spelling the final two words "muskeg" and "brolly" correctly. 

Competing with them for the top spot was Aspirus Hospital’s team, "Word Warriors",  who received second place. Nine teams competed, had fun, and helped fund the work of the  Literacy Council, to improve literacy in Marathon County.

Other teams competing were DC Everest, Wausau Early Bird Rotary, Greater Wausau Evening Kiwanis, Wausau Noon Optimists, "Birds and Bees", Marathon County Retired Educators, and "We Bee Spielers".

Congratulations to members of the Friends of the Library Team, Chris Luebbe, Alissa Strick, and Bill Dovenbarger, and to everyone who competed.

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FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Dewey Decimals Headed for Victory?

The Dewey Decimals, the Library's own spelling bee team, is matching their spelling prowess against other area teams this Saturday, February 27 in the Marathon County Literacy Council's Adult Spelling Bee.  Due to the efforts and generosity of the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library, the Library is able to support the Literacy Council's important work and have fun.

Come and cheer on the Dewey Decimals!  The Spelling Bee is being held at the Health Sciences Building, Northcentral Technical College (directions here).  The Bee starts at 1:00pm and is free.  Food is available and raffles will be held.  Come and join us.

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FEBRUARY 24, 2010
Come See The Beautiful Artwork!

March is Youth Art Month, and the Wausau library is once again lucky to be the location for the Art Cluster exhibition, a display of projects created in special art sessions by the gifted and talented 4th and 5th graders in the Wausau School District.  Our the Children's Library in Wausau has been transformed into a dazzling array of color and pattern. 

The 5th graders studied form and line before creating fantastic metal sculptures, like the moose pictured here, out of colored wire and a variety of other materials. 

The 4th graders learned to use repeated patterns in their beautiful acrylic-on-canvas paintings of butterflies.

Everyone is welcome to come to the Children's Library and see the wonderful work of the very talented students in our community.  The artwork will be on display until the last week of March.

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Categories: ChildrenArt

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FEBRUARY 18, 2010
Library Team in Spelling Bee
Teams are ready and waiting to spell their hearts out at the Marathon County Literacy Council’s Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 27.   And yes, this includes a team from the Marathon County Public Library.  Our Library Team, staff members Chris and Alissa, and Friends member Bill Dovenbarger are ready to match their spelling knowledge against other area teams in this fun event. 

The annual Marathon County Literacy Council’s 6th annual Adult Spelling Bee is Saturday, February 27, 1:00-4:00pm at the Health Science Building, Northcentral Technical College.  The Spelling Bee is the annual fund raiser that helps support the important work of the Marathon County Literacy Council to train and match volunteer literacy tutors with adult students in need of improving their literacy skills and learning English.

Audience members will have a chance to spell their own words and receive prizes.    Food and raffles will be available.  Come and support your local team and test your spelling knowledge at this free event.

The fun takes place on Saturday, February 27, 1:00-4:00pm at the Health Sciences building, Northcentral Technical College (map here).  Come and help support the Marathon County Literacy Council and cheer on the Library Team.  See you there!
 

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FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Update: Tax Forms at MCPL!
All branches of the Marathon County Public Library have on hand basic  Federal and Wisconsin tax forms and publications. However, some federal and state forms are only available from the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

For example, the Headquarters stocks 1040, 1040-A and 1040-EZ forms and instructions along with the accompanying Schedules A, B, C, C-EZ, D, E, EIC, L, M, R and SE. Publications such as 596 Earned Income Credit, 4562 Depreciation and Amortization and and the very popular 4868 Automatic Extension to File Income Taxes. Other common titles are also in stock. 

The corresponding Wisconsin forms such as 1, 1-A, WI-Z and 1-NPR - and accompanying instructions are also provided. Schedule H & H-EZ Wisconsin Homestead Credit and the Rent Certificate are in stock as well.

Other Federal and Wisconsin forms can be downloaded from  the IRS website (www.irs.gov) and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website (www.dor.state.wi.us).

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Category: Taxes

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FEBRUARY 1, 2010
Enter the PBS Writing Contest!
          We have had an overwhelming response to our writing workshops for K-3 children.  We have a full slate of twelve students registered for the workshops, which will be held for five Thursdays, beginning February 18.  If you would like your name added to the waiting list, please call the Children's Library at 715.261.7220.

          We are offering these workshops in conjunction with the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest for children in Kindergarten through third grade.  Lesson plans, writing supplies, and funding for other workshop materials is being supplied by Wisconsin Public Television.

          Even if you are not registered for the library's workshops, you can still enter the contest!  Check out the contest rules and other information at the Wisconsin Public Television web site.  There is a terrific Writers Guide with lots of great advice.

          Entries can be submitted at any MCPL library, and we will deliver them to Wisconsin Public Television.  Make sure you turn in your entry to the library by 5:00 PM Monday, March 22.

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