The MCPL Blog
- An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Jeff Guidry. Guidry shares his story of nursing a baby eagle (Freedom) back to health at the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center. His bond with Freedom helped him during his own fight with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma .
- Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World edited by Ruth E. Tingay and Todd E. Katzner—stories shared by 29 leading eagle researchers about their experiences studying 24 species of eagles on 6 continents
- Just Eagles by Alan Hutchinson-- contains beautiful photos of eagles by Bill Silliker Jr with information about eagles and conservation tips.
- Majestic Eagles: Compelling Facts and Images of the Bald Eagle by Stan Tekiela (wildlife photographer and naturalist)—beautiful photographs and information based on his research and observation of eagles.
Categories: Reading Recommendations, Reading Recommendations
Austin’s story, “The Thug Get-Away,” earned a Judge’s Choice award in the Second Grade Division. Briah and Austin were two of the participants in a 5-week writing workshop at the Marathon County Public Library. The library’s writing workshop was funded by a materials grant from Wisconsin Public Television. Thank you to Rachel Cornelius and volunteers Sara Klawitter, Chari Fish and Karyn Powers for their help at the workshops!
Categories: Writing, Children
Categories: Books, Reading Recommendations, Websites
James and Evie were happy to model the pirate hats, fishbowl necklaces and "fish sticks" that they made at Tuesday's craft afternoon at the Wausau Headquarters library. One hundred fifty kids visited our craft stations, where volunteers helped kids make an array of splashy items to celebrate our "Make a Splash" summer. Thank you, volunteers!
Recording artist Randy Peterson will present a "Beach Party" family concert at the Wausau Headquarters library next Tuesday, July 20, at one show only--2:00 pm. Come and join us for more splashy fun!
Categories: Children, Summer Reading Program, Summer Reading Program
When you're working on your resume, use keywords appropriate for the position you're applying for. Read through the position description and jot down words/phrases used in it. Mirror that language in your resume and cover letter.
Use variation of keywords. If you're looking for an accounting position, for example, use 'accountant' and 'accounting' in your resume.
Use keywords correctly and smartly. Don't just list the keywords; use them in complete sentences.
Make your job title generic. If your present job title differs for the job you're applying for, include your present job title in parentheses.
Don't go overboard in listing your job skills; just list key skills.
Folow the directions on the job site that's accepting your resume.
The Library's Career Connection area has many books on resume-writing that can help you turn out a job-winning resume.
Department of State Fees:
- Passport Book for an Adult (age 16 and over)-- from $75.00 to $110.00
- Passport Book for a Minor (under age 16)--from $60.00 to $80.00
- Passport Card for an Adult (age 16 or over)--from $20.00 to $30.00
- Passport Card for a Minor (under age 16)--from $10.00 to $15.00
The Library is a Passport Acceptance facility. We can also take your passport pictures for an additional fee of $10.00. Stop in @MCPL Wausau and apply for your passport today before the July 13 increase. Passport applications are processed @MCPL Wausau by certified Passport Acceptance Agents all hours that the library is open.
I have five acts signed up to perform so far--but we need more! School age children may perform a solo or group act. Performances must be four minutes or less in length, and will be presented to an all-ages audience (toddlers through grandparents). Every performer will receive a "thank you" gift for their participation.
So come on and do your thing--Sing! Dance! Karate! Perform Magic Tricks! Sign up by stopping by the Children's Desk at the Wausau library or call us at 715-261-7220.
Our performers will need an audience, too, so come and cheer on your friends!
Categories: Children, Summer Reading Program, Programs