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Banned Books Week Art Contest

Thu., 9/1/16 Sat., 10/1/16 @ All MCPL Locations
The Marathon County Public Library is encouraging local artists to share their talent in recognition of Banned Books Week and celebrating the freedom to read! ... (read more)
Art Crafts History Social Issues All Locations Adults

Hunger Action Month Food Drive

September is Hunger Action Month, and patrons in the Mosinee and Rothschild areas are encouraged to support a local food pantry that helps residents and families in your areas! ... (read more)
Community Mosinee Adults

Quilting and Beyond in the Afternoon

Quilters young and old, experienced and beginners, are invited to gather to learn, create and share. We will be hand quilting, so machines are not needed. Quilters are asked to ... (read more)More events in this series (2). »
Crafts Hands-on Activities Stratford Adults

POV Preview Month: "Seven Songs For a Long Life"

Tue., 9/27/16, 5:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us every Tuesday night in September for preview screenings of documentaries from the POV film series before they premiere on PBS! ... (read more)
Health Movie Music Social Issues Wausau Adults
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Book Club: "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

Wed., 9/28/16, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Rothschild! The book we're reading for September is "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson. ... (read more)
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Literature: The Short Stories of William Faulkner

Wed., 9/28/16, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature for a lively discussion of the works of William Faulkner! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults

Library Learning: Intro to Gmail

Are you ready to leave snail mail behind and create your own email address? Let us help you! ... (read more)More events in this series (1). »
Technology Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults

Walk 'n' Talk Book Club

Do you like to discuss books and also to stay active? Join us for a "healthy" look at fiction and nonfiction with our new Walk 'n' Talk Book Club, when ... (read more)More events in this series (4). »
Activities Book Club Community Health Nature Outdoor Recreation Hatley Adults

Anime After Dark

Thu., 9/29/16, 5:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for Anime After Dark! We will be showing "Parasyte" and "Beautiful Bones." All anime shown will be suitable for adult viewers, with a rating of R17+. "Beautiful Bones" is the story of Sakurako and her obsession with bones and the deaths that led to them. "Parasyte" follows Shinichi Izumi who's hand has been invaded by aliens from outer space. ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Adults

Harvest Fest Stories and Crafts

Sat., 10/1/16, 10:30am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
MCPL Wausau is happy to join in the festivities throughout the downtown area during Harvest Fest! ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Zentangle art

Edgar School District's own art teacher Monique Olson will show you how to make your own Zentangle art creations prior to coloring what you create! ... (read more)More events in this series (1). »
Hands-on Activities Art Edgar Adults

Cuba & Change: Possibilities and Dangers

As the United States and Cuba work to thaw relations between the two countries, join us at either of two MCPL presentations to learn more about the history of Cuba and current events on the island today! ... (read more)
History Social Issues Travel Wausau Adults

This Just In: News & Weather at MCPL

Tue., 10/4/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Have you ever wondered what all goes in to putting on a morning or evening news broadcast? Visit MCPL's Spencer Branch and let all of your questions be answered! Meteorologist ... (read more)
Weather Spencer Adults Seniors

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). »
Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Night

Join us for an evening of board games and card games! We'll have some of the classics - Monopoly, decks of cards - but others are designed to challenge you ... (read more)More events in this series (5). »
Activities Games Rothschild Adults Children Parents Teens Tweens
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Teen Advisory Group

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a chance for teens to have a say in program decisions and volunteer at the library. TAG meetings are for members only, but teens can apply by completing the forms at www.mcpl.us/teenzone/tag.More events in this series (2). »
Volunteer Community Teen Advisory Group Wausau Teens

On the Case: Junior Detectives

Wed., 10/5/16, 1:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
The Mosinee Branch will host an afternoon of detective activities in honor of Mystery Series Week (October 2-8)! Children and families can participate in activities involving fingerprinting, invisible ink and ... (read more)
Crafts Games Mosinee Children

MCPL DIY: Introduction to Scrapbooking

Have you ever wanted to try scrapbooking but aren't sure where to start? Let us help you! ... (read more)
Crafts Wausau Adults

Scratch Intensive Workshop

Teens and tweens will have the opportunity to explore Scratch Programming with this four-week workshop! Each session will build upon those skills learned in previous meetings. Attendees will have the chance to build four different programs that explore different aspects of the program as you advance. No previous experience working with programming is necessary to participate. ... (read more)More events in this series (2). »
Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Teens Tweens Children

Medicare Cost Saving Options

Thu., 10/6/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Come and join us for a discussion of Medicare and Medicare cost-saving options! Presenter Mike Graper, an outreach specialist from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin (ADRC-CW), ... (read more)
Community Health Money Management Social Issues Social Security Hatley Adults

Inside the Lines An Adult Coloring Party!

A question for you adults: When is the last time you picked up a coloring book without kids around? Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with ... (read more)More events in this series (8). »
Art Crafts Spencer Adults Seniors

Knit Night

Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing! Our monthly Knit Night continues to have a dedicated following, and new knitters are always welcome! We provide the space and a selection of pattern books, you bring your own supplies. ... (read more)More events in this series (2). »
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults

MCPL Live! "Adventures on the Ice Age Trail"

Thu., 10/6/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Ice Age Trail is one of eight National Scenic Trails across the country and cuts a 1,000-mile path across Wisconsin. Join us for an engaging discussion with someone who's seen it all! ... (read more)
Author Visit Nature Outdoor Recreation Wausau Adults

Star Wars Reads Day

Sat., 10/8/16, 10:30am 1:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us in Rothschild for Star Wars Reads Day, an annual celebration of all things Star Wars and the joy of reading! ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Movie Rothschild Children Parents
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Book Club: "The Lake House" by Kate Morton

Mon., 10/10/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club! For the month of October, we'll read and discuss "The Lake House" by Kate Morton. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Creating Flies for Fly Fishing

Mon., 10/10/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creating insects that mimic the natural world, with the hope of convincing a fish to strike, can be a tricky yet rewarding endeavor. Fly fishing anglers and others are invited to the library to learn the art of fly tying or perhaps pick up some new techniques! ... (read more)
Crafts Hands-on Learning Nature Outdoor Recreation Wausau Adults
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Book Club: "Heaven's Keep" by William Kent Krueger

Tue., 10/11/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Hatley! For October, we'll read and discuss "Heaven's Keep" by William Kent Krueger. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults

Horror Film History: Slashers, Vampires & Other Ghoulish Creatures

Tue., 10/11/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Get in the mood for Halloween as we take a look at some of the best (and worst) horror films in the history of cinema! ... (read more)
History Movie Holiday Wausau Adults

Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals Part 1

If you're sick of friends and family urging you to join this Facebook thing, stop by the library for this class and learn more about it - including setting up your page if you haven't already. ... (read more)More events in this series (1). »
Technology Wausau Adults

Book Sale

Thu., 10/13/16 Sun., 10/16/16 @ MCPL Wausau
It's time again for the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale! ... (read more)
Book Sale Fundraiser Wausau Adults

Book Club: The Light Between Oceans

Thu., 10/13/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Stop by the Edgar Branch on the second Tuesday of every month for discussions on a variety of books! In October, the group will discuss The Light Between Oceans. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults

Star Wars Reads Craft Day!

Thu., 10/13/16, 1:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Athens
The "Star Wars" saga is set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but Star Wars Reads Day is here and now! Help MCPL celebrate this annual ... (read more)
Crafts Activities Athens Children

Book Club: "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee

Thu., 10/13/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Athens! For the month of October, we'll read and discuss "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Athens Adults

Firefighters and Fire Safety

Sat., 10/15/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by MCPL Wausau during Fire Prevention Week and learn all about what it takes to be a firefighter! ... (read more)
Story Time Community Wausau Children Parents Preschool

"We Are the Storm" Climate Change Art Portfolio

Sun., 10/16/16 Sat., 11/12/16, 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Marathon County Public Library is excited to work with CultureStrike and the Justseeds Artist Cooperative to present the "We Are The Storm" portfolio of art related to climate change and other environmental issues. ... (read more)
Art Nature Science Social Issues Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

Mon., 10/17/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for our monthly book club! For October, we're reading "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

Mon., 10/17/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Stratford! The book we'll read and discuss in October is "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Needle Arts Nights

Interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, quilting or other needle related crafts? People of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather with others for creating and socializing. Bring ... (read more)More events in this series (1). »
Activities Community Crafts Hands-on Learning Hatley Adults Children Teens

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Any teens interested in improving their creative writing skills or looking to get feedback from peers won't want to miss our eight-week creative writing workshop! ... (read more)More events in this series (7). »
Writing Workshop Writing Wausau Teens

Family Fun Night: Barnyard Fun

Mon., 10/17/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us in Edgar on the third Monday of every month for Family Fun Night! ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Hands-on Activities Edgar Children Parents Preschool

MCPL Live! Wausau Author Zach Ulrich: "The Eagle's Legacy"

Mon., 10/17/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an evening with Wausau author Zach Ulrich as he reads and discusses his debut novel "The Eagle's Legacy." ... (read more)
Author Visit Writing Wausau Adults

Women's Night Out: "The Same Sky" by Amanda Eyre Ward

Mon., 10/17/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Go beyond the book and join the Women's Night Out book club for a lively discussion of "The Same Sky" by Amanda Eyre Ward. ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults

Monster Bookmarks for Teens

Tue., 10/18/16, 3:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Get in the Halloween spirit at our Mosinee Branch! Teens and tweens are invited to create their own monster-themed bookmarks using the art of origami. Get creative and make your ... (read more)
Crafts Mosinee Teens Tweens

Tween STEAM: Spooky Science Experiments

Tue., 10/18/16, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens, join us for a bone-chilling fun time as we use science to explore the spooky world around us! Learn how to grow mummy hands and ghost eggs, touch a boo bubble, and find out how easy it would be to pass a zombie virus around (even without getting bitten!) Attendees will learn about the science behind these fun experiments as they have hands-on fun! All supplies will be provided and no registration is required. ... (read more)
Science Hands-on Learning Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Little Explorers

Children will play, discover, create, build and experiment at this combination story time and hands-on exploration time. Hands-on activities are based on S.T.E.A.M. concepts(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with lots of fun included. It will include such programs as Crazy Wild Art, Pete the Cat Cool Math, Messy Science Fun, and an opportunity to Build, Smash and Create. ... (read more)More events in this series (2). »
Crafts Hands-on Learning Music Science Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Family Pumpkin Decorating

Wed., 10/19/16, 1:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Families are invited to MCPL's Mosinee Branch for an afternoon of pumpkin decorating! Adults and kids alike are welcome to come decorate pumpkins for Halloween using acrylic, kid's washable, and ... (read more)
Holiday Activities Craft Mosinee Adults Children Parents

Weather Science for Kids!

Thu., 10/20/16, 4:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids are invited to learn the science behind different kinds of weather by conducting some fun and wacky weather experiments! Elementary school children (grades K-5) will learn how rain falls from clouds, how hurricanes form, and other weather phenomena with hands-on experiments and activities. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more information. ... (read more)
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wisconsin Science Festival Wausau Children Early Elementary

Monster Mash Halloween Celebration

Thu., 10/20/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Celebrate Halloween early with a night of fun at the Spencer Branch! Kids and families are invited to the branch for an evening of spooky stories, Halloween-themed crafts and fun! ... (read more)
Crafts Holiday Spencer Children Early Elementary Preschool

Banana Autopsy

Thu., 10/20/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to join us and conduct a banana autopsy as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival! Teens will learn about what a medical examiner looks for when conducting an autopsy and then conduct their own autopsy on their banana patient, including charting their findings and determining the cause of death. Free and open to teens only, with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-261-7230. ... (read more)
Science Hands-on Learning Wisconsin Science Festival Wausau Teens

Family Fitness

Stop by MCPL Wausau on the third Thursday of every month for 45 minutes of all things fitness and fun! ... (read more)More events in this series (2). »
Hands-on Learning Health Wausau Children Parents

Phonographic Memory

Join us on the third Thursday of each month to share stories, memories and songs from your favorite vinyl records! ... (read more)More events in this series (2). »
Community History Music Technology Wausau Adults

Pumpkin Story Time

Tue., 10/25/16, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us at our Rothschild Branch for a special autumn and Halloween-themed Family Story Time! Attendees can paint pumpkins and gourds, sing songs and hear fun fall stories about pumpkins! ... (read more)
Crafts Holiday Social Issues Story Time Rothschild Adults Children Parents Preschool

MCPL Live! Charles Monroe-Kane: "Lithium Jesus"

Tue., 10/25/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Prior to his award-winning career in public radio, Charles Monroe-Kane was many things: teenage faith healer, world traveler, smuggler, liberation theologian, halibut hanger, environmental warrior and circus manager - all the while wrestling with schizophrenia and self-medication. ... (read more)
Author Visit Social Issues Wausau Adults
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Book Club: "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie

Wed., 10/26/16, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for our monthly book club! The book we're reading for October is "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. We're always looking for more attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Literature: "Down and Out in Paris and London"

Wed., 10/26/16, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature Book Club for a lively, friendly discussion of George Orwell's beloved novel! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults

Halloween Craft Day

Wed., 10/26/16, 1:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Families are invited to MCPL's Mosinee Branch for an afternoon full of Halloween-themed crafts! We'll be making paper plate spiders, masking tape mummies, and mini monsters using toilet paper tubes. ... (read more)
Crafts Activities Mosinee Children Parents

Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals Part 2

If you're relatively new to Facebook or just want to explore all that the social network has to offer, join us for Part 2 of our Facebook Fundamentals class! ... (read more)More events in this series (1). »
Technology Wausau Adults

Wausau Hauntings: Wausau Paranormal Research Society

Wed., 10/26/16, 6:00pm 8:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Get into the mood for Halloween by learning about some supposed haunted spots right here in Wisconsin! Join Shawn Blaschka and other members of the Wausau Paranormal Research Society as ... (read more)
Paranormal Wausau Adults

Children's Matinee: "The Angry Birds Movie"

Join us on this no-school day for "The Angry Birds Movie!" ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Children

Create a Monster for Teens

Fri., 10/28/16, 11:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Teens and tweens are invited to make their own monstrous creations at MCPL's Rothschild Branch! Just in time for Halloween, participants will make monster tails using a Rainbow Loom and ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Holiday Rothschild Children Teens Tweens

Fall Craft Day

Fri., 10/28/16, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Drop into the library on this no-school day for an afternoon of fall crafts! Kids and families will have the chance to create leaf art, design an autumn tree with ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool Tweens

Pumpkins, Ghosts, Goblins and More!

Sat., 10/29/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us at our Wausau Headquarters for some not-so-scary stories and Halloween activities! Children of all ages are encouraged to attend this Halloween-themed Family Story Time, which will be followed ... (read more)
Activities Hands-on Learning Music Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Get to Know Sheriff Scott Parks

Tue., 11/1/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Stop by the MCPL Spencer Branch to meet Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks and learn more about the department he leads! ... (read more)
Community Spencer Adults Seniors

Speed Friending!

Mon., 11/7/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for another round of socializing at MCPL Wausau and see if you can make a friend in three minutes! ... (read more)
Community Wausau Adults
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Book Club: "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler

Tue., 11/8/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Hatley! For November, we'll read and discuss "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults

Building Science

Tue., 11/8/16, 4:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to challenge their engineering skills with our Building Science program! We will begin by reading "The Three Little Pigs" (and other variations of the ... (read more)
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Early Elementary

Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

If you're an aspiring writer or just like to write for personal enjoyment, check out our four-week creative writing workshop for adults! The workshop will meet once a week, with participants writing a new, original short piece each week. Each writer will then receive written and verbal feedback from other members in the group. This workshop will be a great way to brush up on your writing skills and express yourself through written word! ... (read more)More events in this series (3). »
Writing Writing-workshop Wausau Adults

Veterans Day Celebration: The History of "Taps"

Wed., 11/9/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Celebrate Veterans Day early with a fascinating presentation combining music and war history! Elmer Hayes, a Korean War veteran from Stratford, will talk about how the military used the bugle ... (read more)
History Seniors Stratford Adults

Library Learning: Introduction to Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word isn't just for writing letters to family or friends. You can also craft resumes, cover letters, make signs, invitations and a range of other options! During this class, participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a document in Word. Toward the end of class, attendees will have the opportunity to practice their skills as part of the class. ... (read more)More events in this series (1). »
Technology Library-learning Wausau Adults

Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline

Wed., 11/9/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Dealing with a misbehaving child is an issue every parent faces from time to time. But have you ever thought about disciplining your child before he or she misbehaves? ... (read more)
Community Edgar Adults Parents

Library Learning: Internet Basics

Thu., 11/10/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Are you curious about (or maybe a little intimidated by) all that's available on the Internet? Join us to learn some basics on navigating the world wide web. Participants will learn basic information about the internet and how to use a browser, along with free time to explore with the help of our staff. Bring your questions, too! ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Technology Rothschild Adults

Book Club: Before I Go to Sleep

Thu., 11/10/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join the Edgar Branch book club on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books, including the November selection Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults

Teen Origami Afternoon

Thu., 11/10/16, 1:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Local tweens and teens can celebrate Origami Day at the Mosinee Branch! The library will have several origami designs available that will be printed on various colors of paper, as ... (read more)
Crafts Mosinee Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "The Art of Baking Blind" by Sarah Vaughan

Thu., 11/10/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Athens! For the month of November, we'll read and discuss "The Art of Baking Blind" by Sarah Vaughan. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Athens Adults
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Book Club: "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain

Mon., 11/14/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! The book for November is "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults
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Book Club: "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee

Wed., 11/16/16, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for our monthly book club as we discuss "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee. We're always looking for more attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Rothschild Adults

History of the One-Room Schoolhouse

Thu., 11/17/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join MCPL for a presentation focused on the history of the one-room schoolhouse! Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society will lead the presentation, which will explore the use ... (read more)
History Local History Mosinee Adults Seniors

International Games Day

Sat., 11/19/16, 12:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join DC Everest's Gaming Club and MCPL Wausau for International Games Day! ... (read more)
Games Wausau Adults Children Parents Teens Tweens

Letters to Santa

Children of all ages are invited to write a letter to Santa Claus! Beginning November 21, parents can pick up a form at our Wausau Headquarters or at our Edgar, ... (read more)
Writing Holiday Wausau Children

Book Club: "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

Mon., 11/21/16, 1:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us at the Mosinee Branch Library for a friendly, lively discussion of Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret. ... (read more)
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Secret Wisdom of the Earth" by Chris Scotton

Mon., 11/21/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us at MCPL's Stratford Branch for a friendly, lively discussion of The Secret Wisdom of the Earth. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Family Fun Night: Harvest Time

Mon., 11/21/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for our monthly Family Fun Night featuring stories, crafts and more! ... (read more)
Art Story Time Hands-on Activities Edgar Children Parents Preschool

Women's Night Out: "Whipping Boy" by Allen Kurzweil

Mon., 11/21/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Add some perspective to your reading and join the Women's Night Out book club for a lively discussion of "Whipping Boy" by Allen Kurzweil. ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults

Thanksgiving Family Story Time

Tue., 11/22/16, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Come to this special Family Story Time that revolves entirely around the Thanksgiving holiday! We'll read Thanksgiving-themed tales, sing songs and make a fun Thanksgiving craft. Free and open to the public, with all craft supplies provided. For more information, call 715-359-6208.
Crafts Holiday Story Time Rothschild Adults Children Parents Preschool

Readers of Classic Literature: "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes

Wed., 11/23/16, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature book club for a lively, friendly discussion of Cervantes' beloved novel! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults

Decorated Ceramic Tiles for Teens

Wed., 11/23/16, 1:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Athens
What do you get when you combine plain ceramic tiles, some Sharpies and a little creativity? Your very own artistic tile to take home with you! Teens will use various ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Athens Teens

Gratitude and Altruism: Creating and Donating

Sat., 11/26/16, 10:30am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is perfect for giving thanks and giving to others, and children and their families have a chance to do both during this special program! ... (read more)
Art Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Early Elementary Parents

It's A Wrap!

Mon., 11/28/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Nearly everyone appreciates receiving a beautifully-wrapped gift, but some folks lack the knack to specially-wrap packages themselves. Join the Spencer Branch for an evening devoted to showing you how to ... (read more)
Holiday Crafts Spencer Adults Seniors

MCPL DIY: Decorate Your Own Mugs

Mon., 12/5/16, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Can't think of a gift for your coffee, tea or cocoa-loving relatives? Adult patrons are invited to the Mosinee Branch for a craft-filled hour where they can decorate their own mugs to take home and use themselves or give as an affordable Christmas gift! We will also provide instruction on how to bake the mugs at home, which will set your design onto the mug. ... (read more)
Crafts Mosinee Adults

MCPL DIY: Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder

Join us for this fun DIY craft program to give your candle holders a stained glass look! ... (read more)
Crafts Wausau Adults

Book Club: "In the Heart of the Sea"

Thu., 12/8/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us at the Edgar Branch on the second Tuesday of every month for a lively discussion on a variety of books, including In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults

Boat Science

Thu., 12/8/16, 4:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us and learn the science behind how boats float and carry heavy cargo! We will construct boats out of tin foil and ... (read more)
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Early Elementary

Book Club: "A Week in Winter" by Maeve Binchy

Thu., 12/8/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Athens! For the month of December, we'll read and discuss "A Week in Winter" by Maeve Binchy. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Athens Adults
The Paper Bag Christmas book cover

Book Club: "The Paper Bag Christmas" by Kevin Alan Milne

Mon., 12/12/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! The book we'll read and discuss for December is "The Paper Bag Christmas" by Kevin Alan Milne. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults

All About Winter Story Time!

Tue., 12/13/16, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Escape the cold and join us at our Rothschild Branch for this special winter-themed Family Story Time! Attendees will learn all about the season through winter-themed stories, songs and crafts. ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Story Time Rothschild Adults Children Parents Preschool

Holiday Card Creations!

'Tis the season to be crafty! Everyone is welcome to stop by any of several MCPL locations to create cards over the holidays to give to friends and family! Blank cards and envelopes will be provided, as well as decorating and card-making supplies. Use your imagination and holiday spirit to create the most festive cards you can (with plenty of time to still send them out in the mail)! ... (read more)
None 0 Mosinee Adults Children
Deck the Halls book cover

Book Club: "Deck the Halls" by Mary Higgins Clark

Tue., 12/13/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Hatley! For December, we'll read and discuss "Deck the Halls" by Mary Higgins Clark. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults

Book Club: "The Mistletoe Inn" by Richard Paul Evans

Mon., 12/19/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us at the Mosinee Branch Library for a friendly, lively discussion of Richard Paul Evans' The Mistletoe Inn. ... (read more)
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "Starry Night" by Debbie Macomber

Mon., 12/19/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us at our Stratford Branch for a friendly discussion of "Starry Night" by Debbie Macomber! ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Family Fun Night: Trees!

Mon., 12/19/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us in December for a story and craft event centered around trees! ... (read more)
Art Story Time Hands-on Activities Edgar Children Parents Preschool

Holiday Adult Coloring Program

Tue., 12/20/16, 1:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
The holidays can be a joyous (yet stressful) time of year. Take a break from shopping, wrapping, baking and decorating and relax with an afternoon of adult coloring at MCPL's ... (read more)
Activities Holiday Mosinee Adults

Tween STEAM: Meet Mr. Newton

Tue., 12/20/16, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Isaac Newton made many famous scientific discoveries about our world, including ones about light, gravity and motion. Tweens can learn all about this famous scientist by replicating some of his most groundbreaking experiments! ... (read more)
Science Hands-on Learning Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Readers of Classic Literature: "One of Ours" by Willa Cather

Wed., 12/21/16, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature book club for a lively discussion of Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults

Winter Science and Crafts

Wed., 12/28/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited to celebrate winter with some "cool" science experiments and crafts! Kids will have the opportunity to make exploding snow, puffy snow paintings, and other fun and wacky ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Early Elementary

Children's Matinee: "Finding Dory"

Children and families are invited to spend part of their winter vacation watching Disney/Pixar's "Finding Dory" on the big screen on the library's third floor! ... (read more)
Animals Movie Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool Tweens

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