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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun.-Tue., 12/24-12/26.

Letters to Santa

Children's Event Drop-in Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
Holiday Writing Spencer Children Grades K 5 Preschool Early Elemen

Create Your Own Holiday Cards

Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Mosinee Adults Children Teens Tweens

Home School Huddle

Children's Event Drop-in Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
More events in this series (18). » Hands-on Activities Science Edgar Children

Needle Arts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of working on knitting projects and socializing at MCPL! And it's not just for knitters - crocheters and other fans of the needle arts are invited, too!
More events in this series (23). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Book Club: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

Tue., 12/12/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join us at our Hatley Branch to discuss "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
More events in this series (4). » Crafts Rothschild Adults

Decorative Craft Box for Kids

Wed., 12/13/17, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can craft their own decorative box to give as a gift to a loved one during this free program!
Crafts Holiday Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Thu., 12/14/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Join us as we discuss this award-winning book, about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom!
Book Club Edgar Adults

MCPL DIY
Paper Holiday Ornaments

Thu., 12/14/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Adults can transform recycled book pages into beautiful decorative ornaments during this free craft event!
Crafts Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "Silent Night: The Story of the WWI Christmas Truce" by Stanley Weintraub

Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book, about when men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms on Christmas Eve and joined in celebration during World War I. New members always welcome!
Book Club Athens Adults

Random Moments of Verse
"Becoming Trans-Parent"

Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A monthly gathering of central Wisconsin poets, featuring the occasional special guest. In December, we're happy to welcome Annette Grunseth reading from her chapbook "Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family's Journey of Gender Transition."
Community Poetry Writing Social Issues Wausau Adults

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
More events in this series (12). » Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Book Club: "The Christmas Shoes" by Donna VanLiere

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event This story follows the lives of a man and a boy who cross paths one fateful Christmas Eve.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Smith

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event After the death of her husband, Joanne Smith is dreading the holiday season. But 12 days before Christmas, she begins receiving unexpected gifts from her family's "True Friends," which changes her outlook.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (14). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

★★★★★ Opehlia Jane Worthington-Whittard is an extraordinary 11 year old girl; she just doesn’t know it yet.  Accepting a last-minute job offer to curate a sword exhibit at a museum in a foreign city, Ophelia’s father believes that this is just the change of scenery his daughters need after the recent death of their mother.  The plan is for Ophelia and...

Audience: Children, Tweens
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

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The latest film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express hit theaters earlier this month and has since resonated with audiences, raking in nearly $200 million in the last few weeks. The film, starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Judy Dench and more, is based on the 1934 novel of the same name by famed mystery writer Agatha Christie. If you’ve...

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