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

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

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

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

LEGO® Block Party

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
More events in this series (13). » Hands-on Learning Marathon City Children

Paws to Read

Mon., 8/28/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!
Slp Activities Animals Mosinee Children Early Elementary 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

Intro to Food Dehydration and Fermentation

Tue., 9/5/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
An introduction to dehydrating food and the basics of safe fermentation, with Jackie Carattini of Marathon County UW-Extension. Free and no registration required.
Activities Food Gardening Spencer Adults

Back to School Story Time and Crafts

Tue., 9/5/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Stories and crafts to celebrate the return to school! Free and all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Story Time Hatley Children Preschool

Needle Arts Night

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 (22). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Teen Advisory Group

Make a difference at the library! TAG is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 6-12. Members help select materials for the library's collection, assist with events, write reviews, create ... (read more)
More events in this series (3). » Volunteer Community Wausau Teens

Pokemon Club

Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game and (with parental permission) trade Pokemon cards! Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (3). » Activities Crafts Games Wausau Children Tweens

Book Club: "Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen" by Kate Williams

Mon., 9/11/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of September, we'll be reading "Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen" by Kate Williams! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Library Learning
Internet Basics

Join us for a class that will teach you how to get the most out of what the internet has to offer, including how to use a web browser. Space ... (read more)
More events in this series (2). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai

Tue., 9/12/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Visit our Hatley Branch in September to discuss the book "I Am Malala," about when Malala Yousafzai fought against the Taliban for her right to an education and nearly lost her life.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

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 (6). » Crafts Rothschild Adults

The Past and Present of Fake News

Tue., 9/12/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A history of fake news and propaganda over time, including its prevalence in the 2016 presidential election. Presented by Mark Tolstedt, professor of media studies at UW-Stevens Point. Free and open to the public.
History Social Issues Wausau Adults

Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue

★★★★ Meet Maggie Brennan, a pet bereavement therapist. She picked up her life and moved to San Francisco with her dog, Toby, to start her own practice. Just a few weeks after moving we find that Toby has died and it has been close to a month since she has left the confines of her yard. Through a referral for a patient, Anya Ravenhurst, she finally leaves the...

Audience: Adults
Genre: Fiction

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...

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