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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.-Mon., 9/2-9/4.

Pennies for a Cause

Mon., 6/12/17 - Sat., 8/19/17 @ MCPL Wausau
Children can help better their community all summer long by donating a penny or more and voting for which organization they want to receive the money!
Charity Community Slp Wausau Children Tweens

Wisconsin CLICK for Babies Campaign Donation Collections

Wed., 6/21/17, 9am - Sat., 9/30/17, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2017 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Charity Crafts Social Issues Wausau Adults

Create and Donate in Edgar!

Wed., 7/26/17 - Tue., 8/22/17 @ MCPL Edgar
Learn about different ways you can give back to the community in Edgar and beyond! Free and open to the public.
Community Slp Charity Edgar Adults Children Preschool

August Building Extravaganza!

Tue., 8/1/17 - Thu., 8/31/17 @ MCPL Mosinee
Throughout the month of August, kids can build their own model robots using recycled materials and craft supplies at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Mosinee Children Preschool Grades K 5

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
More events in this series (8). » Games Slp Rothschild Adults Children Tweens Teens Grades K 5

LEGO® Block Party

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (14). » Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Wausau Children Preschool Early Elementary

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at MCPL!

Mon., 8/21/17, 11am - 1:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Safely watch the solar eclipse outside with pin-hole viewers (weather permitting). Free and all supplies provided.
Science Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton

Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A 16 year-old girl witnesses a shocking crime in the English countryside that challenges what she knows about her family.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler

Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at our Stratford Branch! The book we'll read and discuss for the month of August is "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler.
Book Club Slp Stratford Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (4). » Activities Community Crafts Slp Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Paws to Read

Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!
More events in this series (1). » Slp Activities Animals Mosinee Children Early Elementary K 5

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Mon., 8/21/17, 4:30pm - 6pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens can expand their writing skills and share their work with others during this six-week creative writing workshop!
Writing Writing Workshop Slp Wausau Teens

Women's Night Out: "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom

Mon., 8/21/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Women's Night Out book club will discuss Mitch Albom's epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. No registration required and new members always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Needle Arts at the Library

Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!
More events in this series (15). » Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Slp Rothschild Adults

MCPL Live!
An Evening with Nickolas Butler

Tue., 8/22/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A special evening with Wisconsin's own bestselling author Nickolas Butler reading from his new novel "The Hearts of Men." Q&A and signing to follow.
Author Visit Wausau Adults

Book Club: "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Wed., 8/23/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "The Nest," about an affluent dysfunctional family bickers as they get closer to losing their joint trust fund.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Kristin Lavransdatter, I" by Sigrid Undset

Wed., 8/23/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lively discussion of a Norwegian novel about the courtship of a passionate, headstrong woman and a charming, impetuous man. No registration required, and the group meets in the fiction area of MCPL Wausau.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Duct Tape Palooza!

Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Crafts Slp Athens Children Tweens Teens

Anime Apocalypse After Dark

Thu., 8/24/17, 5pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adults are invited to watch apocalypse-themed anime series "Guilty Crown," "Wolf's Rain" and "Casshern SINS" at MCPL Wausau!
Movie Slp Wausau Adults

Pokemon Pictionary

Fri., 8/25/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Players can battle for points by drawing (and guessing) their favorite Pokemon characters!
Slp Games Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5

Walk 'n' Talk Book Club

Bi-monthly meeting to walk and discuss a variety of books. Mid-May through September.
More events in this series (2). » Book Club Health Outdoor Recreation Hatley Adults

Intro to Microsoft Excel

Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

Resource of the Moment

Ancestry: Library Edition

Only accessible while at the library. With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry is a comprehensive online source of information available for conducting genealogical and local history research. (Note: There may be occasions when this resource is temporarily unavailable due to a limit of four simultaneous connections within...

Genealogy WVLS Online

View the Total Eclipse at MCPL!

If you’re like us, you’ve been eagerly anticipating the total solar eclipse that will happen on August 21, 2017. This out-of-this-world event is something that’s a long time coming, with the last total eclipse to be visible across the entire contiguous United States having happened in 1918 (and not since 1979 has a total eclipse been visible from the...

Programs Adults Children Teens Library

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

★★★★★ Wounded, hungry and full of fleas, a stray ginger-colored tom cat catches the eye of James Bowen, a street musician struggling to free his life from drug addiction. The two lost souls instantly form a bond. Even though James can barely get by himself on the money he earns performing on the streets of London, he knows that he has to take care of this cat....

Audience: Adults
Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir


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