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OCTOBER 23, 2013
Pushback Against Drug Abuse: Final Program!
The final Pushback Against Drug Abuse program will be held Tuesday October 29th from 5:30 to 7:00 and then repeated Wednesday October 30th from 12:00 to 1:30.

The topic of this week's program will be It Takes a Village. Local drug experts will discussing the drug abuse problem in Wausau and how the community can play a role in tackling this growing, dangerous threat.

Remember: drug abuse can strike any neighborhood, any household. It can happen to you and yours! Plan on attending It Takes a Village to learn about what you can do to Push back against drug abuse.

The program will be held in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room. All are welcome.
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OCTOBER 17, 2013
Week 3 of the Pushback Against Drug Abuse Programs!
Hundreds of Marathon County residents have attended the first two programs in the Pushback Against Drug Abuse sessions being held at the Marathon County Public Library.

Each week local drug experts have shared valuable information on AOD issues and what role individuals can play in fighting the local drug problem.

The Week 3 program is entitled The"A" Word. In this case, "A" stands for Addiction. Marathon Coutny drug experts will be discussing drug and alcohol addiction, the various local treatment options available to abusers and what role individuals can play in recovery.

The "A" Word program will be given Tuesday Oct. 22nd at 5:30 and repeated Wednesday Oct. 23 at 12:00 in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room.

Please plan on attending one of the sessions. Drug abuse is a growing threat to Marathon County.

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OCTOBER 10, 2013
Pushback Drug Programs Underway at the Library!
Dozens of people attended the opening Pushback Against Drug Abuse sessions held Tuesday October 8th and Wednesday October 9th at the Wausau Library.

Wausau Police Department Officer Melinda Pauls' presentation dealt with current drug trends in the Wausau/Marathon County area, especially those impacting young adults.

The next program in the four-week series is entitled I Think We Have a Problem? Participants will learn how to identify if someone is using - or dealing - drugs and your options if you suspect someone is involved with drugs.

I Think We Have a Problem? will be presented Tuesday October 15th at 5:30 and Wednesday October 16th at 12:00 in the Wausau Room of the Headquarters Library.

No registration is required and everyone is welcome.

Stopping the growing drug abuse problem in Marathon County needs everyone's involvement. Set aside time for these important programs. See you there!

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OCTOBER 1, 2013
Update: Affordable Care Act

As of Tue., October 1, 2013, Wisconsin residents can explore their health insurance options and apply for benefits using HealthCare.gov, portal to the health insurance marketplace established by the federal government to fulfill the mandates of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Marathon County Public Library patrons are welcome to use the library's computers to access HealthCare.gov, but please note: We are not trained or licensed to assist you in selecting a specific health plan. We are happy to direct you to information and public resources about the Affordable Care Act that will help you make your own choices.

Free access to computers and the Internet is available at all nine MCPL locations: Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford. Please be prepared to present your library card or government-issued ID for access.

Visit www.mcpl.us/aca for a collection of related links and resources.

 

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OCTOBER 1, 2013
Mark Your Calendar...Upcoming Drug Programs!
The sale, manufacture and use of illegal drugs continues to be a growing problem in Marathon County. Such drug use is a clear threat to our family, friends and society in general.

Beginning the week of October 7th, the Marathon County Public Library and the Marathon County AOD Partnership will be presenting a series of programs detailing drug use in Marathon County and the county-wide response to  that abuse.

Tuesday October 8th from 5:30-7:00pm a program will be given on What's Hot Now? which will cover current drug trends impacting area young adults.

The What's Hot Now? program will be repeated on Wednesday October 9th from 12:00-1:30pm.

The programs are free to the public and will be held in the 3rd Floor Wausau Room. Free refreshments will be provided at all sessions.

Given the seriousness of the drug problem in Marathon County, you owe it to yourself to attend one of these sessions. So mark your calendar for October 8th or 9th and be prepared for an eye-opening program.

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OCTOBER 1, 2013
October Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to Krystyna Konieczny, Marathon County Public Library’s October Volunteer of the Month! Krystyna has been volunteering at Wausau Headquarters and has been a great help with sorting books, helping staff get ready for programs, and assisting kids with crafts.

Besides volunteering, Krystyna works at Polito’s Pizza and goes to school at North Central Technical College. “I first started volunteering because I wanted to get experience in the work field,” says Krystyna about why she volunteers. “I wanted to spend my time helping others.”

Thank you Krystyna, for all your help and efforts at Marathon County Public Library.
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