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NOVEMBER 20, 2007
NoveList @ Your Library

NoveList is now available for you to use at home, school, work, or on the go for free with your library card.  NoveList is a fiction database covering 135,000 titles. 

Find books that you like on certain subjects or that take place in certain time-periods, books that have similiar plots,  or readlikes--books similar to others that you have read and enjoy.  Books that have received awards and honors are listed, as well certain types of books--romances, mysteries, horror, and more.  Find books for  young adults, adults, and children.  The "Grab and Go" lists  of books for children are conveniently grouped by age levels. 

Check it out.   It is a great resource for teachers, students, parents, book discussion leaders and participants,  and readers everywhere.

Funding for this database was provided by the Wisconsin Valley Library Service.  Access it on the Library's Research Resources page.  Enjoy! 

Add a comment  (3 comments) posted by Sharyn Heili, Librarian

Category: Books


NOVEMBER 13, 2007
HUNTING @ your library

It may be to late for you to hunt for a wild turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner, but you still have your opportunity to bag a "thirty-pointer". The time is upon us for hunters to be sitting in their stands waiting for white-tailed deer. Why not pass the time by reading up on hunting a little more? Stock up on some good books before you head to your deer camp.                                           

  Marathon County Public Library has a hunting display on the second floor of the library if you just have time to grab and run. You can search our online catalog and request a book, so it will be ready for you when you are ready to head out. 

   Perhaps you need information on hunting dates, possible hunting locations, or wonder where you can get a hunting license. You can always call our reference desk at 715-261-7230, and we can help you out. Or we have also these handy online links that may answer your questions:

Where can I find Wisconsin hunting dates?

     Hunting for the year 2007.

     Hunting for the year 2008.

Where can I find public land for hunting in Wisconsin?

    Click here for a map. 

  *Please note, that you need to select the region of Wisconsin you are interested in. Then once you get to the map of that region, there are little black squares on different locations. For more information on the individual location, please click on the black square.

  Or you can contact the DNR:

   Phone Bilingual Services: English, Spanish, Hmong 1-888-936-7463

   Or chat online.

Add a comment  (3 comments) posted by Tristan in Customer Services

Category: Hunting


NOVEMBER 1, 2007
Book Sale and Basket Auction

With Halloween behind us,  we have the excellent opportunity to do some early gobbling at Wausau this weekend.

The Friends of the Library are holding a Book Sale this weekend at the Wausau location. Sunday, November 4 is the special bag sale where you can cram your bag full for only $5.00.   What a deal!

And while you are here, be sure to bid on several of the magnificent baskets that the Library Foundation has in the entrance of the Library.  Bids close on November 4,  so come in today and gobble up these deals.

Add a comment  (4 comments) posted by Sharyn Heili, Librarian

Category: Book Sale


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