The MCPL Blog
Category: Teen Zone
Categories: Children, Movies
We've been keeping it under wraps, but soon all will be revealed. Our reading bathtub has been gone for a long time, but it is back now, with new carpet from Olson Carpet One, and a spiffy new paint job! We will be unveiling the tub right after storytime this Thursday, October 28, at 11:00.
Come and give it a test drive with your favorite book!
Thank you to Christine Bremer-Zoromski for funding our tub's new look.
At least twice a month we'll show newly-released DVD's or other movie genres in the Wausau HQ library in downtown Wausau. Mark your calendars for these up-coming showings. Our license prohibits marketing outside the library with titles so watch the BOLD PRINT below for clues:
Friday November 5 (2:00 matinee) - welcome Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen for this 3rd story as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys are sent to daycare! (Rated G, 86 min).
Wednesday, November 10 (6:30 pm) - in Japanese language with English sub-titles - experience a slice of early 20th Century American History; Asian brides are marketed via their pictures to marry immigrant plantation workers in Hawai'i. (Rated PG-13, 98 min).
Wednesday, December 8 (6:30 pm) - Jim Carrey plays four separate roles in this 2009 version of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic. You'll be inspired to sing carols!
Wednesday, December 22 (6:30 pm) - Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of America's most famous food writers; alas, her reputation is built on lies because she can't boil an egg. Her boss decides that a sailor will spend an old-fashioned Christmas on her fiance's farm in Connecticut. Let the antics begin! (NR).
To apply for a U.S. Passport you will need to bring the following:
- Passport Application—available at the Library or online
- Proof of U.S. citizenship--a certified, county or state issued birth certificate, naturalization papers, or previous (expired) U.S. passport
- Proof of identity—current, valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card
- 2 Passport Photos—may be taken at the Library for $10 per set
- Check or money order to pay the Department of State Fees. Passport Book fees: $110.00 for an individual age 16 or over, or $80.00 for applicants under the age of 16. Passport Card fees are $30.00 (16 or over) and $15.00 (under the age of 16)
- $25 execution/processing fee for a Passport Book or Card (cash, check, credit or debit) payable to the Marathon County Public Library
Questions? Please contact the Library’s Reference Desk or see the Library's passport page. We are here to help you.
Saturday October 9th, children's book illustrator Vong Lao will give a program on his artwork in the new picture book KA'S GARDEN. The program will be held in the Wausau Room starting at 1:00. A book-signing will follow with copies available for purchase from Janke's Bookstore.
Monday October 11th, the Wausau Headquarters will host a book discussion on this year's READS selection, Paul Fleischman's SEEDFOLKS. The program begins at 6:30 in the Wausau Room.
On Tuesday October 12th, Tom Rau will discuss Wausau's Community Garden, its history and how you can get involved. That program will begin at 6:30 on the 2nd Floor of the Headquarters Library.
Thursday October 14th, Darla Zastrow will offer a fascinating introduction to the wonders of the newly-created Robert W. Monk Botanical Gardens, central Wisconsin's first public botanical gardens. The program will start at 6:30 in the Wausau Room.
Wherever you live in Marathon County, there are many wonderful programs, concerts and other events being presented as part of this year's READS celebration. Check with your local branch for information on their offerings and join in the fun!
Category: Marathon County Reads
Come and join us at these MCPL locations today for our readings of THE SNOWY DAY:
- Wausau Headquarters Library: 10:55 am & 3:30 pm
- Athens Branch Library: 3:30 pm
- Edgar Branch Library: 9:30 & 10:30 am
- Mosinee Branch Library: Spontaneous readings throughout the day!
- Stratford Branch Library: 1:30 pm & spontaneous readings throughout the day!
Categories: Children, Programs