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FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Sign Up for Antiques Appraisal Roadshow!
A reminder for antiques lovers: there's less than two weeks before the Antiques Appraisal Roadshow rolls into Marathon County Public Library. If you're planning on attending, you'd better call and register asap. Slots are running out.

Mark Moran will be at the Wausau library on March 10th from 9:00am to 4:00pm to appraise items brought in by MCPL customers. The charge for each item is $10.00. That buys you a four-minute session with Mark. Each further item is $10.00 and gets you an additional four-minute slot.

Register is required. Call 261-7234 to register or for further information. Note that some items such as weapons, precious gems and watches will not be appraised.

So, if you have an item that you'd like an expert opinion on, call 261-7234 and reserve a slot. Spectators are welcome. See you there!

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FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Regional Art Exhibit
Hurry in. It is Youth Art Month.  You will not want to miss the Northcentral Region Art Exhibition on the second floor @MCPL Wausau.  Represented are works of art from students in grades K-12. 

You are invited to a reception that will be held this Saturday, Feb 25 from 1:00-3:00.   Winning artwork will go to Madison.  Pictured artwork is by Andrew Murdaugh (12th grade, Stratford) titled “B-Man the Tractor Man”. 

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FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Free Technology Classes

Thanks to the UW Extension and the Office of Broadband Sustainability, a new series of technology-related classes are being offered at MCPL locations this winter-spring! To reserve your seat, please contact the location hosting the class. (This schedule is continually updated, so check back often!)

  • Feb.20 -- Basic Word Processing / 1:00-3:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
  • Feb.21 -- Virtual Job Searching / 1:00-3:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Feb.22 -- Computer Basics / 1:00-3:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
  • Feb.23 -- Computer Basics / 4:30-6:30pm @ MCPL Athens
  • Mar.05 -- Computer Basics / 10:30am-12:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
  • Mar.05 -- Adv. Word Processing / 1:00-3:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
  • Mar.06 -- Computer Basics / 9:30am-12:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
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All classes are taught by Mark Theiss of the UW Extension.
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Plus, don't forget about the Free Computer Classes offered at MCPL Wausau, including introductions to computers, internet, and Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint! (click here for details)

(Last updated 2/23/2012)

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FEBRUARY 7, 2012
March 2012 Movie Schedule
The following free movies will be shown at the MCPL Wausau Headquarters in March!

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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FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Treasures in the Attic: Find Out What They're Worth!
Most everyone has some treasured trinket or artifact tucked away in a drawer or housed up in the attic. It could be a childhood toy. Or a heirloom handed down from past generations. Or a souvenir your grand-dad brought home from World War II. Ever wonder if that item might be worth big bucks? Well, here's your chance to find out!

On Saturday March 10th, the Marathon County Public Library will be hosting What's It Worth;  the Antiques Appraisal Roadshow. Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise such items as toys, clocks, costume jewelry, vintage photographs and glassware. Certain items will not be appraised.

Moran has been senior editor of antiques and collectibles for Krause Publications and co-authored over 25 antiques-related books. He's been an appraiser for 25 years.

Moran will be available from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00. The cost is $10.00 per item. That fee entitles the person to a four-minute consultation. Each additional item is $10.00 and, in turn, an additional four minutes.

Registration is required. Call (715) 261-7234 to register or for additional information.

If you don't have an item, you can sit in on the fun. Spectators are welcome.
                                                                                                                                                
So, dig out those family treasures and sign up for What's It Worth; the Antiques Appraisal Roadshow with Mark Moran. It promises to be an entertaining, educational and, possibly, very profitable program. See you there!
                                                  

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FEBRUARY 6, 2012
February 2012 Movie Schedule
The following free movies will be shown at the MCPL Wausau Headquarters in February!

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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FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Fantastical Reads for a Winter's Eve

Castles, wizards, witches, dragons, ogres, knights, princesses, adventure, mystery--all of my favorite ingredients blended into wonderful stories that hook me every time. Here are a few flights into fantasy that have kept me up late at night turning pages.


Book Cover: 'The Emerald Atlas' by John Stephens The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens -- Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers, a prophesied quest to find a magical book, and a fearsome enemy.

Book Cover: 'Ogre of Oglefort' by Diane Stanley Ogre of Oglefort by Diane Stanley -- When the Hag of Dribble, an orphan boy, and a troll called Ulf are sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, it turns out to be far from the routine magical mission they expect.

Book Cover: 'The Silver Bowl' by Eva Ibbotson The Silver Bowl by Eva Ibbotson -- From the age of seven when she became scullery maid in a castle, Molly has seen visions of the future which, years later, lead her and friend Tobias on an adventure to keep Alaric, the heir to the throne, safe from a curse.

Book Cover: 'A Tale of Two Castles' by Gail Carson Levine A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine -- Twelve-year-old Elodie journeys to Two Castles in hopes of studying acting but instead becomes apprentice to a dragon, who teaches her to be observant and use reasoning, thus helping her to uncover who is poisoning the king.

Book Cover: 'Thomas and the Dragon Queen' by Shutta Crum Thomas and the Dragon Queen by Shutta Crum -- When the princess is kidnapped by a dragon queen, thirteen-year-old Thomas, a new--and very small--squire-in-training boldly sets out on a quest to rescue her.

Book Cover: 'Tuesdays at the Castle' by Jessica Day George Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George -- Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.

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Categories: Reading RecommendationsChildren

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