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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.-Mon., 5/26-5/28.

Passport Cards - How do I apply for a U.S. passport card?

These may be used for land or sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. They cannot be used for other international travel or air travel. In general, you must provide the same information as for the passport book. (See above.)

Fees for processing a passport card: 

  • Adults (age 16 and older) — $30 check to "U.S. Dept. of State," $35 to "MCPL."

  • Children (younger than 16) — $15 check to "U.S. Dept. of State," $35 to "MCPL."

How do I request materials through Interlibrary Loan?

If you have not found the material you need in the Library Catalog (V-Cat) or (for periodicals) in Online Resources (especially EBSCOhost), you may submit an interlibrary loan request using WISCAT.  You may submit requests yourself or with library staff assistance.

For instructions on how to use WISCAT, see ILL for New Users.

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Community Writing Competition

Mon., 1/22/18 - Tue., 5/29/18 @ All MCPL Locations
Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Calling all local writers! Submit your entry for a writing competition in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Winners' work published in a local paper!
Writing Contest All Locations Adults Teen

Trail Tales

Children's Event Drop-in Join the Marathon County Public Library and the Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department for some trail tales and read while you exercise!
Nature Off-site Outdoor Recreation Alexander Airport Park Children Grades K 5 Preschool

CLICK for Babies

Tue., 5/1/18, 1pm - Sun., 9/30/18, 5pm @ All MCPL Locations
Adult Event Drop-in All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2018 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Charity Crafts Knit Night All Locations Adults

LENA Start Marathon County

Adult Event Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.
More events in this series (1). » Health Children Lena Wausau Adults

Book Club: "State of Wonder" by Anne Patchett

Mon., 5/21/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "State of Wonder," about a researcher at a drug manufacturer who travels to the Brazilian jungle to investigate a supposed miracle drug and the death of a co-worker.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "Alice's Tulips" by Sandra Dallas

Mon., 5/21/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event In Civil War-era Iowa, Alice Bullock is a young newlywed whose husband has just joined the Union Army. Her life is filled with quilting bees, the rigors of farm life, ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages 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 (3). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens Teens

Book Club: "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman

Mon., 5/21/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Britt-Marie Was Here," about a woman who leaves her cheating husband, gets a new job and rediscovers the joys in life.
Book Club Spencer Adults

Women's Night Out: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

Mon., 5/21/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction, including Towles' novel about an unrepentant Russian aristocrat!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.
More events in this series (81). » Story Time Athens Children

Library Learning
Introduction to Pinterest

Adult Event Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Needle Arts at the Library

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!
More events in this series (9). » Crafts Hands-on Learning Rothschild Adults

Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 90-minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Call 715-848-1457 for the latest information.
More events in this series (62). » Story Time Mosinee Children Preschool

Book Club: "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware

Wed., 5/23/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of Ware's suspenseful novel about a cruise ship mystery!
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas

Wed., 5/23/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this classic tale, about a man who assumes a new identity and seeks revenge on those who got him wrongly imprisoned.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Fairy Houses

Thu., 5/24/18, 2pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Decorate your own fairy house using a variety of craft supplies!
Activities Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children

Paper Airplane Contest

Thu., 5/24/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Kids & Teens Event Celebrate National Paper Airplane Day with a paper airplane making and flying contest at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children Teens Tweens

Slime Lab

Thu., 5/24/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children Grades K 5

Meet a Hatley EMT!

Tue., 5/29/18, 11am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Kids & Adults Event Meet a local EMT, learn about the job and take an up-close look at an ambulance!
Community Health Hatley Adults Children

Anime After Dark

Adult Event Adults can watch three episodes of anime series "Chaika: Coffin Princess" and "Serial Experiment Lain!" Suitable for adults ages 18+ only.
More events in this series (1). » Movie Wausau Adults

Miles Thro' Middle Earth Fitness Challenge!

Fri., 6/1/18 - Sat., 6/30/18 @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Drop-in Replicate Frodo's journey walking from The Shire to Mount Doom with this fitness challenge at our Marathon City Branch!
Health Outdoor Recreation Slp Marathon City Adults

Library Paper Flower Garden

Fri., 6/1/18, 1pm - Mon., 7/2/18, 1pm @ MCPL Athens
All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate summer by helping our Athens Branch "cultivate" a colorful paper flower garden! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Gardening Nature Slp Nature Athens Adults Children Grades K 5 Preschool Teen

CANCELED: Sensory Story Time

Sat., 6/2/18, 9:15am - 9:45am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!
Story Time Sensory Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Children's Event Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
More events in this series (2). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

Has Anybody Seen My Car Keys?

Tue., 6/5/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Learn more about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, and how to help someone you know who is suffering.
Health Spencer Adults

LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in 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 (23). » Lego Block Party Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Mosinee Children Preschool Early Elementary

MCPL Live: Mourning Dayze and Wisconsin Rock 'n' Roll

Tue., 6/5/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Members of the Wisconsin garage rock band Mourning Dayze will join us to talk about their new book and bringing rock 'n' roll to the people over several decades.
History Music Mcpl Live Wausau Adults

TAG - Teen Advisory Group!

Teen Event Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings monthly
More events in this series (1). » Volunteer Teen Advisory Group Wausau Teens

Escape Room Family Adventure

Kids & Adults Event Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room! Free, with registration required.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Slp Edgar Adults Children Grades K 5

Rainbow Fish Story Time

Thu., 6/7/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Celebrate summer with a "Rainbow Fish" story time featuring stories, songs and a colorful craft!
Art Story Time Family Story Time Slp Animals Marathon City Children Preschool

Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the Mosinee Branch monthly on the first Thursday over the summer and show us how libraries can "rock!" by decorating your own rocks with all sorts of art supplies!
More events in this series (2). » Art Hands-on Learning Crafts Slp Mosinee Adults Children Teens

Spencerama Days

Sat., 6/9/18, 10am - 1:30pm @ Lions Park (Spencer)
Children's Event Stop by the library's table at Spencerama Days and learn more about upcoming programs and kids can have their faces painted while supplies last!
Activities Crafts Slp Lions Park (spencer) Grades K 5

World Oceans Day Story Time

Sat., 6/9/18, 10:30am - 11:45am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Visit MCPL Wausau for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!
Animals Hands-on Learning Story Time Slp Wausau Children

Create a Father's Day Card!

Mon., 6/11/18 - Sat., 6/16/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can make a card for their dad or the father figure in their life, with all supplies provided!
Art Crafts Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Hatley Children

Pennies For Animals

Mon., 6/11/18, 9am - Sat., 8/11/18, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Over the summer children will have the chance to help animals in need starting in our area! We will be accepting pennies and other monetary donations in a jar during ... (read more)
Community Animals Wausau Children Tweens

Toddler Dance Party

Children's Event Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!
More events in this series (3). » Activities Story Time Slp Music Wausau Children Preschool

Make Your Own Musical Instruments!

Children's Event To celebrate our "Libraries Rock" Summer Library Program, children of all ages are invited to create their own musical instruments, with all supplies provided!
Art Music Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Book Club: "The Circle" by Dave Eggers

Mon., 6/11/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of June, we'll be reading "The Circle" by Dave Eggers! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Slp Marathon City Adults

Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
More events in this series (2). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children

Tom Pease

Children's Event Children's musician (and MCPL favorite) Tom Pease returns to rock the library this summer with a wonderful blend of songs, humor and stories!
More events in this series (6). » Music Tom Pease Slp Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

Children's Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks and then hide them around their community! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Community Slp Nature Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Book Club: "Death Stalks Door County" by Patricia Skalka

Tue., 6/12/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in June to discuss the novel "Death Stalks Door County" by Patricia Skalka!
Book Club Slp Hatley Adults

Paws to Read

Children's Event Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!
More events in this series (12). » Slp Activities Animals Paws To Read Rothschild Children Early Elementary K 5 Preschool

CANCELED: Play and Learn

Wed., 6/13/18, 10am - 11:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 90-minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities.
Play And Learn Mosinee Children

The Great Rondini Magic Show

Children's Event Award-winning magician Ron Lindberg, a.k.a. "The Great Rondini" will perform amazing feats of magic for all ages along with his famous bunny, Trixie. Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (7). » Magic Slp Spencer Children

Summer Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make crafts based on popular children's songs! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children Grades K 5

Nature's Niche Animal Program

Children's Event Dino Tlachac from Nature's Niche will introduce children to live animals, their native habitats and importance in our environment. Free and open to the public.
Animals Natures Niche Slp Edgar Elementary Children Tween Grades K 5

Book Club: "The Other Einstein" by Marie Benedict

Thu., 6/14/18, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Join us for a lively discussion of Benedict's novel, which offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow.
Book Club Book Club Edgar Adults

Family Game Night

All-Ages Event Visit our Wausau Headquarters for a fun and entertaining game night for folks of all ages!
More events in this series (5). » Activities Games Slp Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

Thu., 6/14/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a woman who takes a job caring for a quadriplegic man who is struggling to find the will to live.
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley

Mon., 6/18/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Join us at our Stratford Branch to discuss our June book club pick, "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley!
Book Club Slp Stratford Adults

Book Club: "The Lake House" by Kate Morton

Mon., 6/18/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Drop by the Mosinee Branch and take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books every month!
Book Club Book Club Mosinee Adults

Women's Night Out: "Life in Motion" by Misty Copeland

Mon., 6/18/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this memoir by Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Read Books and Juggle Everything Else

Children's Event Truly Remarkable Loon will thrill everyone with his awe-inspiring juggling skills and throw in a few lessons for how to get started!
More events in this series (5). » Juggling Slp Spencer Children

Zoozort

Children's Event Participants of all ages will enjoy this hands-on, interactive program featuring live, wild animals.
Animals Hands-on Learning Slp Wausau Children

Slide Into Summer

Tue., 6/19/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Join us at Rothschild Branch and slide into summertime at this special family story time with songs, games, stories and crafts!
Crafts Story Time Crafts Hands-on Activities Rothschild Children

Shake, Shimmy and Dance! Family Story Time

Children's Event Children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to these special story times filled with music, dance and, of course, stories!
More events in this series (2). » Activities Music Family Story Time Rothschild Children

Medicare Cost Saving Options

Thu., 6/21/18, 1pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Drop by anytime between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to talk to Mike Graper an outreach specialist from the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin (ADRC-CW) and have a discussion about Medicare and Medicare cost saving options.
Health Wausau Adults

MCPL Movie Night: "Black Panther"

Thu., 6/21/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen & Adult Event Visit MCPL Wausau for a free screening of this blockbuster superhero film featuring an all-star cast!
Movie Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults Teens

The Fromm Brothers & Their Fur Farm

Thu., 6/21/18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Learn the history of a Marathon County landmark that was, at one time, the largest silver fox and mink farm in the United States! The presentation will be led by Ben Clark of the Marathon County Historical Society.
History Local History Spencer Adults

I Wanna Rock!

Fri., 6/22/18, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Drop-in Show us how much you rock during our summer library program by decorating your own cardboard guitar. Free and all supplies provided.
Art Music Summer Crafts Slp Marathon City Children Grades K 5

Sound Stations

Fri., 6/22/18, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Join us for some fun activities where we will learn about sound!
Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Rothschild Children

Space Camp

Children's Event Are you interested in space? Want to know what's happening in the solar system and beyond? Children in grades 3-5 are invited to attend Space Camp for a mix of experiments and crafts!
More events in this series (7). » Hands-on Learning Science Activities Wausau Grades K 5 Children

Book Club: "The Stars are Fire" by Anita Shreve

Wed., 6/27/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Stop by the Rothschild Branch for a lively discussion of a wide variety of books and novels!
Book Club Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Literature: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain

Wed., 6/27/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this classic tale, about a boy and his friends growing up along the banks of the Mississippi in the 1800s.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time!
More events in this series (4). » Story Time Wausau Children

Celebrate the USA Story Time

Tue., 7/3/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic story time and craft event!
Art Crafts Holiday Story Time Slp Hatley Children Preschool

Marker Explosions!

Tue., 7/3/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Teen & Adult Event Teens and adults are invited to make their own firework-like designs on tiles and fabrics during this Fourth of July-inspired craft event!
Slp Art Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Holiday Mosinee Adults Teens Tweens

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!
More events in this series (1). » Story Time Sensory Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

"Rock Around Spencer" Geology Tour!

Mon., 7/9/18 - Fri., 7/13/18 @ MCPL Spencer
Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Visit our Spencer Branch for clues, then embark on a geology trek around the Village of Spencer during this week-long event!
Nature Outdoors Community Slp Activities Off Site Spencer Children Teens Tweens

Anime Afternoon

Teen Event Visit MCPL Wausau as we screen three anime series for teens, including "Blue Exorcist," "Eccentric Family" and "Kiznaiver!"
More events in this series (1). » Slp Movie Wausau Teens

Book Club: "Keeping The Castle" by Patrice Kindl

Mon., 7/9/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of July, we'll be reading "Keeping the Castle" by Patrice Kindl! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Slp Marathon City Adults

Silly Songs with Duke Otherwise!

Children's Event Join us as we welcome spirited musician, Duke Otherwise to MCPL for fun shows filled with music, dancing and more!
More events in this series (5). » Music Slp Wausau Children

Book Club: "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

Tue., 7/10/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in July to discuss the novel "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty!
Book Club Slp Hatley Adults

Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Wed., 7/11/18, 1pm - Fri., 7/13/18, 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in We're celebrating the "T" in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by offering young people the chance to try out all sorts of cool gadgets!
Technology Hands-on Learning Athens Grades K 5

Book Club: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

Thu., 7/12/18, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Drop by the Edgar Branch and take part in a lively discussion of Vance's best-selling book!
Book Club Book Club Edgar Adults

Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Thu., 7/12/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Drop by the Athens Branch for a lively discussion of R.J. Palacio's best-selling novel, as well as relevant issues raised in the book.
Book Club Community Social Issues Athens Adults

CD Scratch Art

Fri., 7/13/18, 11am - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Tweens and teens are invited to the Marathon City Branch to create their own wall hanging using compact discs!
Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Marathon City Children Teens Tweens

Summer Craft: Handmade Maracas

Mon., 7/16/18 - Wed., 7/18/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own handmade maracas! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5

Book Club: "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult

Mon., 7/16/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Drop by our Mosinee Branch for a discussion of our monthly book club selection, "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult!
Book Club Book Club Mosinee Adults

Women's Night Out: "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Mon., 7/16/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, which explores a wide range of human emotions through a collection of vignettes.
Book Club Wausau Adults

The Life of Mozart

Children's Event A historically accurate, fun-filled play about one of the greatest musical geniuses who ever lived, presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company!
Theatre History Slp Music Wausau Children

Keep Cool Story Time

Tue., 7/17/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Keep cool this July and join us for our special story time celebrating the hot days of summer with songs, tales and crafts!
Crafts Story Time Rothschild Children

Jukebox Hero Music Trivia Night!

Tue., 7/17/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Bring a team or join one to play some multimedia music trivia at MCPL Wausau as part of our "Libraries Rock" summer theme.
Games Music Trivia Slp Wausau Adults

Pete the Cat Rock & Read Party

Sat., 7/21/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event We're celebrating how much libraries rock with a program full of Pete the Cat activities!
Activities Music Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Cribbage Week

Mon., 7/23/18, 1pm - Fri., 7/27/18, 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Drop-in It's Cribbage week all week in Athens! Drop by with a friend or challenge someone in the library to a game. Cards and boards provided
Games Athens Adults

Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Wed., 7/25/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at our Rothschild Branch! In July, we'll read and discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate, and new people are always welcome!
Book Club Book Club Rothschild Adults

Rockin' and Rollin' in Edgar!

Wed., 7/25/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Make some crafts (and maybe sing a tune or two!) during this fun-filled afternoon at our Edgar Branch!
Music Slp Activities Hands-on Activities Edgar Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Kids Needle Arts Night

Wed., 7/25/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of finger knitting and make their own knitted accessories during this free program at our Marathon City Branch!
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Knit Night Slp Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

MCPL DIY
Create Your Own Mosaics!

Thu., 7/26/18, 2pm - 5pm @ MCPL Hatley
Teen Event Teens are invited to stop by the Hatley Branch to create their own colorful mosaics! Free and all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Hands-on Activities Mcpl Diy Hatley Teens

DIY Marbled Paper

Thu., 7/26/18, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Teen & Adult Event Ever wanted to add that extra touch to paper crafts? Marbling is the perfect technique to create that beautiful artistic design!
Art Crafts Hands-on Activities Rothschild Adults Teens

MCPL & POV Documentary Night: "Whose Streets?"

Thu., 7/26/18, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a special screening of this documentary in collaboration with the POV independent film series, and see it before the PBS premiere!
Movie Social Issues Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

Summer Craft: Marching Ants

Mon., 7/30/18 - Wed., 8/1/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own crafted ants! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5

MCPL DIY
Harry Potter Owl Craft

Mon., 7/30/18, 12pm - Fri., 8/3/18, 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Patrons are invited to stop in any time we're open during the week of July 30th to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a make-your-own Hedwig owl craft!
Crafts Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Harry Potter Potions Class

Mon., 7/30/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event MCPL Mosinee is celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with all sorts of fun science experiments like flobberworms and fizzy potions! Free and all supplies provided.
Science Hands-on Learning Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Let's Make Some Noise! Story Time

Tue., 7/31/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids and families can attend this story time focusing on musical instruments at our Hatley Branch!
Art Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Slp Hatley Children Preschool

Ollivander's Wand Shop

Tue., 7/31/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
All-Ages Event Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at our Mosinee Branch!
Crafts Hands-on Activities Activities Slp Mosinee Children Tweens Teens Adults

MCPL Live!
Patrick W. Steele: How Milwaukee Lost the Braves

Thu., 8/2/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for an interesting evening of sports history with Patrick W. Steele as he discusses his new book, "Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee," about the Milwaukee Braves and decision to relocate the team to Atlanta.
Author Visit History Sports Mcpl Live Wausau Adults

Chalk Up A Storm: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Mon., 8/6/18, 10am - Sat., 8/11/18, 1:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens, teens and their families are invited to decorate the sidewalk outside the library during this week.
Activities Art Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens All Ages

The Power of Protein: Incorporating Beef into a Healthy Diet

Tue., 8/7/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Join us for this presentation on the importance of protein and a demonstration of a heart-healthy recipe with beef!
Food Health Spencer Adults

Under The Sea Story Time

Tue., 8/7/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Visit our Rothschild Branch for a special underwater-themed story time complete with crafts, songs and more!
Crafts Story Time Slp Activities Nature Rothschild Children

Free Family Pool Day

Tue., 8/7/18, 1pm - 7:45pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
All-Ages Event Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.
Outdoor Recreation Off-site Slp Community Wausau Outdoor Pools Adults Children Tweens Teens

Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!
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Summer Craft: Dino Buddies!

Wed., 8/8/18 - Fri., 8/10/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to craft their own dinosaur! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5

Book Club: "One Thousand White Women" by Jim Fergus

Thu., 8/9/18, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Drop by the Edgar Branch each month for a lively discussion on a wide variety of books!
Book Club Book Club Edgar Adults

Book Club: "A Gentleman In Moscow" by Amor Towles

Thu., 8/9/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel in 1920s Russia.
Book Club Slp Athens Adults

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Sat., 8/11/18 - Sat., 8/18/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D printer, snap circuits and more!
Activities Hands-on Learning Technology Slp Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5

Library Learning
Internet Basics

Mon., 8/13/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event 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)
Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Slp Hatley Adults

Book Club: "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie

Mon., 8/13/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of August, we'll be reading "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Slp Marathon City Adults

Book Club: "Troublemaker" by Leah Remini

Tue., 8/14/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in August to discuss the book "Troublemaker" by Leah Remini!
Book Club Slp Hatley Adults

Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Wed., 8/15/18, 1pm - Fri., 8/17/18, 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Even though it's summer, our Athens Branch is giving young people the chance to try challenge their minds and try out all sorts of cool gadgets!
Technology Hands-on Learning Athens Grades K 5

MCPL DIY
Recycled CD Coasters

Thu., 8/16/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Make your own set of stylish coasters using recycled CDs and a variety of craft materials! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Music Mcpl Diy Activities Hands-on Activities Slp Rothschild Adults

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over

Thu., 8/16/18, 6:30pm - Fri., 8/17/18, 9am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Drop off starts at 6:30 p.m., pickup starts the next morning at 9 a.m.
Animals Activities Slp Wausau Children Preschool

Summer Craft: Monkey Hats

Mon., 8/20/18 - Wed., 8/22/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own monkey hats! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5

Book Club: "Rosemary" by Kate Clifford Larson

Mon., 8/20/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Drop by our Mosinee Branch for a discussion of our monthly book club selection. No need to register beforehand and new people are always welcome!
Book Club Book Club History Mosinee Adults

Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Mon., 8/20/18, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes such as red cabbage, carrot greens and more during this free informational presentation!
Art Crafts Nature Hands-on Learning Food Slp Hatley Adults

Learn to Embroider

Mon., 8/20/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Adults can get an introduction to embroidery during this free class at our Mosinee Branch!
Slp Activities Hands-on Activities Crafts Mosinee Adults

Women's Night Out: "Glass House" by Brian Alexander

Mon., 8/20/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this nonfiction book, about a town in Ohio, which went from being middle class to run down over the past 40 years.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton

Wed., 8/22/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at our Rothschild Branch! In the month of August, we'll read and discuss Edith Wharton's 1911 novel about a tragic love triangle. New people are always welcome!
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Scrabble Week

Mon., 8/27/18 - Fri., 8/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by our Athens Branch to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!
Games Slp Activities Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

What’s Your Favorite Animal by Eric Carle

★★★★★ This book is a wonderful compilation of artwork depicting the favorite animals of famous children’s authors and illustrators.   Of course it’s no surprise that Nick Bruel’s favorite is the infamous Bad Kitty;  but wait a minute, oh no, I think it really is octopuses;  sorry Bad Kitty.  Beautiful artwork by well-known children’s...

Audience: Children
Genre: Nonfiction, Picture Book

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Wisconsin Tax Forms

From January through April every year, a selection of the most commonly used Wisconsin state tax forms and publications are available at all MCPL locations. (Note: Supplies are limited! Call ahead to ensure we have the documents you need.) Otherwise, most forms and publications can be printed via the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue website.

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Mosinee Branch Reopens Tomorrow! (Wed., May 16)

The Marathon County Public Library's Mosinee Branch is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, May 16, following a brief closure due to a roofing construction project. The library has been closed to the public since last week. Once again, we'd like like to thank our patrons for their patience and understanding!

Mosinee Branch Library