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JULY 23, 2012
Repeat of Apple iPad Class!
This Thursday July  26th, the Marathon County Public Library will again be offering a free, informational class on owning and operating Apple iPads.

Classes will be held at the Headquarters in the 3rd Floor Wausau Meeting Room.

Classes start at 6:30 and run to 8:00. NO registration is necessary.

If you own an Apple iPad, please bring it to the class. A very limited number of Apple iPads will be available for classroom use courtesy of Mike Theiss, the class instructor.

So, whether you presently own an Apple iPad or are thinking of purchasing one, mark your calendar. For further information, call 261-7230.


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JULY 14, 2012
100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten
This list is modified from the New York Public Library's "100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know."

1. Hug – Jez Alborough
2. Old Black Fly – Jim Aylesworth
3. Ten, Nine, Eight – Molly Bang
4. Machines at Work – Byron Barton
5. Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans
6. The Mitten: a Ukrainian Folktale – Jan Brett
7. Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
8. Bad Kitty – Nick Bruel
9. Mr. Gumpy’s Outing – John Bunting
10. Little Cloud – Eric Carle
11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
12. Maisy Goes to the Library – Lucy Cousins
13. Ten Black Dots – Donald Crews
14. Freight Train – Donald Crews
15. Click Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – Doreen Cronin
16. Good Dog, Carl – Alexandra Day
17. Jamberry – Bruce Degen
18. Gossie – Olivier Dunrea
19. Are You My Mother – P.D. Eastman
20. Go, Dog, Go – P.D. Eastman
21. Eating the Alphabet – Lois Ehlert
22. Planting a Rainbow – Lois Ehlert
23. Color Zoo – Lois Ehlert
24. Go Away, Big Green Monster – Ed Emberly
25. Olivia – Ian Falconer
26. Bark, George – Jules Feiffer
27. Lunch – Denise Fleming
28. In the Tall, Tall Grass – Denise Fleming
29. Mama Cat Has Three Kittens – Denise Fleming
30. Corduroy – Don Freeman
31. Millions of Cats – Wanda Gag
32. The Three Bears – Paul Galdone
33. Is Your Mama a Llama? – Deborah Guarino
34. Kitten’s First Full Moon – Kevin Henkes
35. Off to School, Baby Duck! – Amy Hest
36. Where’s Spot? – Eric Hill
37. Bread and Jam for Frances – Russell Hoban
38. Rosie’s Walk – Pat Hutchins
39. Julius – Angela Johnson
40. Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson
41. Henry Hikes to Fitchburg – D.B. Johnson
42. Hello, Goodbye Window – Norton Juster
43. The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats
44. Whistle for Willie – Ezra Jack Keats
45. Leo the Late Bloomer – Robert Kraus
46. The Carrot Seed – Ruth Krauss
47. The Story of Ferdinand – Munro Leaf
48. Tacky the Penguin – Helen Lester
49.Swimmy – Leo Lionni
50. Froggy Gets Dressed – Jonathan London
51. George and Martha – James Marshall
52. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Bill Martin
53. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin
54. The Squeaky Door – Margaret Read McDonald
55. Goin’ Someplace Special – Patricia McKissack
56. Martha Speaks – Susan Meddaugh
57. Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose – Scott Gustafson
58. I Kissed the Baby! – Mary Murphy
59. The Jacket I Wear in the Snow – Shirley Neitzel
60. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Numeroff
61. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Helen Oxenbury
62. Jazz Baby – Lisa Wheeler
63. The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
64. Goodnight Gorilla – Peggy Rathmann
65. Officer Buckle and Gloria – Peggy Rathmann
66. Curious George – H.A. Rey
67. My Friend Rabbit – Eric Rohmann
68. The Line-up Book – Mariabina Russo
69. First the Egg – Laura Vaccaro Seeger
70. Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
71. Hop On Pop – Dr. Seuss
72. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – Dr.Seuss
73. Duck on a Bike – David Shannon
74. No, David! – David Shannon
75. It Looked Like Spilt Milk – Charles G. Shaw
76. Sheep in a Jeep – Nancy E. Shaw
77. Come Along Daisy – Jane Simmons
78. The Stray Dog – Marc Simont
79. Fire Truck – Peter Sis
80. Caps for Sale – Esphyr Slobodkina
81. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – William Steig
82. Dinosaur Roar – Paul Stickland
83. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly – Simms Taback
84. Have You Seen My Duckling? – Nancy Tafuri
85. Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg
86. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Judith Viorst
87. Ira Sleeps Over – Bernard Waber
88. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile – Bernard Waber
89. Mouse Paint – Ellen Stoll Walsh
90. Tuesday – David Wiesner
91. Max Cleans Up – Rosemary Wells
92. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – Mo Willems
93. Knuffle Bunny – Mo Willems
94. I Went Walking – Sue Williams
95. A Chair for My Mother – Vera B. Williams
96. The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, & the Big Hungry Bear – Audrey Wood
97. The Napping House – Audrey Wood
98. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? – Jane Yolen
99. Trashy Town – Andrea Zimmerman
100. Harry the Dirty Dog – Gene Zion

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JULY 9, 2012
Update: Story Times
Several locations ended their story times in May. The dates these story times will resume are noted below. Ongoing story times are also included. For the most up-to-date information throughout the year, visit www.mcpl.us/childrens/storytimes

Family Story Time (all ages)
· MCPL Wausau - Sat., 10:30am (starts 9/22)
· MCPL Athens - Tue., 10:00am (starts 9/18)
· MCPL Edgar - Thu., 9:30am (starts 9/13)
· MCPL Hatley - Tue., 10:30am (ongoing)
· MCPL Marathon City - Thu., 10:00am (starts 9/13)
· MCPL Mosinee - Wed., 10:00am (starts 9/12)
· MCPL Rothschild - Wed., 10:30am (ongoing)
· MCPL Spencer - Wed., 10:00am (starts 9/5/12)
· MCPL Stratford - Wed., 10:15am (starts 9/12)

"Sweet Dreams" Family Story Time
· MCPL Wausau - Mon., 6:30pm (ongoing)

"Play & Learn" Family Story Time
· MCPL Wausau - Fri., 9:30am (ongoing)

Preschool Story Time (3-5 years old)
· MCPL Wausau - Wed. & Thu., 10:30am (ongoing)

Tales for Twos (24-35 months old)
· MCPL Wausau - Tue., 9:45am & 10:30am (ongoing)

Book Babies (0-23 months old)
· MCPL Wausau- Mon., 9:45am & 10:30am (ongoing)


(from the MCPL Newsletter, July-Sept. 2012) 
 
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JULY 9, 2012
Summer Program Update
There’s still time to participate!

Reading tickets will be accepted through August 18th. Tickets are entered in drawings for prizes throughout the summer, a greatway to encourage your child’s reading habits!

Summer events continue throughout August, featuring great performers, informative presentations and activities for all ages.

Visit www.mcpl.us/slp for details!


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JULY 9, 2012
Volunteer at the Library!
There are many ways to volunteer at the library, such as shelving books, helping at events, creating displays, selecting and delivering books for homebound patrons, and more!

Our volunteer positions are flexible enough to fit your schedule and preferences. No long-term commitment is required, but you must fill out an interest survey and an application. These forms are available at any MCPL location or online.

For more information, please call 715-261-7200 or visit www.mcpl.us/about/volunteer.

(from the MCPL Newsletter, July-Sept. 2012)

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JULY 9, 2012
Tablets, E-readers, Laptops...
...are available for checkout at your local MCPL!

Tablets and laptops are available for in-house checkout for up to two hours. Tablets are only available at the Wausau library and include Apple’s iPad and Android-based devices. Laptops are all Windows 7 PCs.

E-readers are available for 14-day checkout and  include NOOK from Barnes & Noble and Kindle from Amazon.com.

For details, visit www.mcpl.us/devices

When it comes to helping you experience new technologies, MCPL has you covered!

(from the MCPL Newsletter, July-Sept. 2012) 
 

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JULY 9, 2012
Learn a New Language!
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system available to you for free with your MCPL library card! Dozens of the world’s most  common languages are included. For access, visit www.mcpl.us/research/languages

(from the MCPL Newsletter, July-Sept. 2012)

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JULY 9, 2012
Big Changes for the Friends of the Library
Things are changing for the Friends. The takeover of administrative duties formerly performed by library staff has largely been completed thanks to hard-working committee members. We still face decisions regarding how to handle our Wausau book sales because of possible changes to the third floor space. In that regard, several board members and the director made a trip to Janesville and Madison to investigate their book sale facilities.

As to book sales, the May sale raised $6,473. There will be no book sale in August, and the November sale is in question due to space issues. We continue to raise significant revenue from our relationship with Giggil, a company that buys our surplus inventory.
The Membership Committee has designed a new membership application form that will serve our purposes better. It will contain a space for your e-mail address so we can more easily send you the MCPL newsletter and other information.

Encourage your acquaintances to join the Friends and help us support the library!
 
(from the MCPL Newsletter, July-Sept. 2012)

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JULY 3, 2012
Your local library is an emergency cooling center!
Due to the extreme heat and heat indexes forecasted to be above the 105 degree mark on July 5, 2012, Marathon County is taking a proactive approach and making the area libraries available for cooling centers for persons needing that service. Cooling centers are locations which allow residents without air conditioning to get relief from the extreme heat.

"Staff at each of our locations are prepared to help people without air conditioning weather the heat," said library director Ralph Illick. "We also will have (bottled) water available at each location."

City and county officials are working with the libraries to make sure vulnerable populations can find relieve from potentially dangerous heat.

"We are especially trying to target the elderly population. They are the quickest affected by extreme heat," said Steve Hagman, emergency management director for Marathon County. "Hopefully we can reach out the community and try to do something to help."
 
Following are hours of operation for each of our libraries on Thursday, July 5:
  • Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau – 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Athens, 211 Caroline St., Athens – 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Edgar, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Hatley, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Marathon City, 515 Washington St., Marathon – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mosinee, 123 Main St., Mosinee – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Rothschild, 224 Grand Ave., Rothschild – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Spencer, 105 Park St., Spencer – 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Stratford, 400 N. Fourth St., Stratford – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Read about heat-related illness in this press release from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/News/PressReleases/2012/070212.htm 

For more information, call 715-261-7200 or contact us online.

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JULY 2, 2012
Intro to the Apple IPad Class!
All Apple iPad users, take note: Marathon County Public Library will soon be offering a free, informational  class on owning and operating Apple iPads.
 
Classes will be held at the Wausau Headquarters in the 3rd Floor Wausau Meeting Room.

Two classes will be offered: Thursday July 19th and Thursday July 26th.

Classes start at 6:30 and run to 8:00. No registration is necesssary.

If you own an Apple iPad, please bring it to the class. A very limited number of iPads will be available for classroom use courtesy of Mike Theiss, the class instructor.

So, whether you presently own an Apple iPad or are thinking of purchasing one, mark your calendar. For further information, call 261-7230.


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