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NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Frosty's Magic Birthday, Dec. 10
On Saturday morning, December 10 at 10:30, at MCPL Wausau, join us for a free surprise birthday party for Frosty the Snowman. The whole family is invited. Frosty’s Magic Birthday Party is guaranteed to have everyone rolling with laughter as they help our presenter, Bob Halbrook get ready for this fun-filled winter event.

Magic, story-telling, comedy, and songs will all combine to bring this very magical birthday party come to life. During this highly interactive show, lots of kids will be chosen to help Bob Halbrook with his silly tricks and crazy antics, and all of the kids will help make this Frosty’s best birthday ever. Watch for a couple of very magical creatures who are sure to be dropping by.

Don't miss it.  Cut-out cookies will be ready for you to frost, decorate, and eat after the party.

Presented by Bob and Lynn Halbrook of Minnesota, Frosty's Magic Birthday Party promises to be a great time for eveyone.  No presents needed for this party, but come ready to have some fun.


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Categories: ChildrenPrograms


NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Consumer Reports: Online Access
Many of you use the Library to research products before you buy, using resources such as Consumer Reports and the N.A.D.A. vehicle price guides. These and other resources are available at the Reference Desk, but did you know you can access Consumer Reports from home via our website? Here's how:
  1. Go to the MCPL website (, click on "Research," and choose"Online Resources." (...or, the direct link:
  2. Click on "Consumer Reports" in the "Library Resources A-Z" list.
  3. Login using your 14-digit Library Card barcode and PIN.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • View individual issues using the "All Issues" menu. Click the desired year and choose an issue.
      -- OR -- 
    • Search across multiple issues by clicking "Search within this publication," choosing "Advanced Search" from the next screen, add your keywords to the search blank(s) at the top of the screen (i.e. "televisions," "vacuums," etc.), and click "Search." (Do not remove "JN "Consumer Reports".)
  5. You will get a list of article summaries. Click the "PDF Full Text" link for any article to view a digital version of the relevant Consumer Reports article. (... if necessary, you may further refine your search using the options to the left)
If you have any questions or would like assistance with this sort of research, you may contact us using the options on our "Ask a Librarian" webpage:


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Categories: Websiteselectronic databases


NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Special Exhibit - Religions of America

Religious practices have been important since humans first pondered the mysteries of the cosmos. The unique architecture of American cathedrals, chapels, synagogues and  mosques now  represent many faiths.  Changing seasons bring a host of religious celebrations with beautiful artwork,  music, tasty food and artifacts.  

As a community center providing access to ideas, the library shall present a series of lobby displays about the major religions practiced in America.   A special  exhibit to instruct about Islam was assembled by international students from the Northcentral Technical College.  We will  follow up with  displays on Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and other traditions.  The library neither endorses nor promotes any of these. In keeping with our mission, our intent is to broaden our knowledge of one other - as collective members of one community.  If you wish to learn more about religious practices we have hundreds of relevant items in our collection!

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NOVEMBER 8, 2011
New Book on Notable Wisconsin Women!
Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, recently added copies of Wisconsin Women: Celebrating Their Contributions to its collection.

WISCONSIN WOMEN profiles over 90 Wisconsin women who have made significant contributions in the arts, education, business, law, government, sports and other areas. Area women profiled in the 600-page book include Rita Crooks, Suzy Favor, Diane Postler-Slattery, Jean Tehan, Sonja Ackerman, Bao Vang, Tammy Baldwin, Donna Seidel, Sue Becker, Ginger Alden, Waltraud Karkar and others. Each entry features a three-seven page interview and accompanying photographs.

WISCONSIN WOMEN is the latest oral history volume produced by the D. C. Everest Oral History Project. Since its inception, the program has produced over a dozen volumes on topics like Wausau WWII Veterans, Memories of the Depression, Stories of Wausau Past and Present, Memories of the 1960s, etc.

Copies of WISCONSIN WOMEN  and other D. C. Everest Oral History books are available at the Headquarters Library and various Branch locations. So, stop in and check out  WISCONSIN WOMEN. You or someone you know may be in it!

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Categories: BooksWisconsin


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