Mon., 1/22/18 - Tue., 5/29/18 @ All MCPL Locations
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!
Thu., 3/1/18 - Fri., 3/30/18 @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can celebrate National Craft Month with a different craft project each week and coloring pages all month long at our Mosinee Branch!
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 715-845-6747 for the latest information.
Children's Event Join us each month to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments related to math and science! Free and no registration required, all supplies provided.
Thu., 3/22/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Learn more about some of the local women who made an impact in our area during this special presentation in honor of Women's History Month.
Adult Event Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.
Fri., 3/23/18 - Sat., 3/31/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D pen, Dash and Dot Robot and more!
Children's Event Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities. Older ... (read more)
Mon., 3/26/18, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us during Spring Break and create a unique piece of art using stamps and stickers! Free and all supplies provided.
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.
Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! This program is designed to help 2- and 3-year-olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers, colors, rhyming and more in a fun and interactive way.
Children's Event Join us for either of two Spring Break screenings of the film version the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio! The first starts at 11 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m.
Children's Event Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Tue., 3/27/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Drop-in Join us every Tuesday afternoon to socialize with other like-minded fans of fiber arts like knitting and crocheting. Bring friends or make new ones!
Adult Event Drop-in Quilters and crafters are invited to gather to learn, create, and share! In addition to sharing quilting skills and techniques, we'll also teach a new craft each month. Bring supplies, the library will supply patterns and books.
Tue., 3/27/18, 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Kids can learn about the history of Alcatraz and see if they can escape our Alcatraz "tunnels" at this fun and interactive Spring Break event!
Adult Event Learn how to make a Facebook profile, send friend requests, like, comment and more during part one of this two-part course. Free and open to adults.
Children's Event Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Adult Event Drop-in Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!
Tue., 3/27/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a presentation by experienced outdoor adventurer John E. Van Barriger about essential equipment to handle emergencies for just about any silent sport!
Children's Event This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities. Children may attend this story time without a caregiver, but caregivers are asked to remain in the children's area during the story time.
Wed., 3/28/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Lilac Girls," about the intersecting lives of an American woman and a Polish woman during World War II.
Wed., 3/28/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in The Readers of Classic Literature book club will discuss some of the legendary tales by the Brothers Grimm!
Wed., 3/28/18, 1pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us during Spring Break to get creative with different types of dough and clay, both with hands and various tools. Free and all supplies provided.
Thu., 3/29/18, 9:30am - 2:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can stop in to our Edgar Branch to perform their own zany science experiments, with all supplies provided!
Thu., 3/29/18, 10am - 8pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Test your creativity using only toothpicks and jelly beans! Free and all supplies provided.
Children's Event Join us during spring break for a free showing of Pixar's animated feature about a boy who goes in search of his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Thu., 3/29/18, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Teen Event Drop-in Capture a galaxy in a bottle during this unique craft program for tweens and teens! Free and all supplies provided.
Fri., 3/30/18, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Come and make your own button during Spring Break! Design a button using scrapbook paper, stickers, and other fun supplies. Then we'll make it art you can wear!
Mon., 4/2/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Patrons of all ages can make a variety of imaginative creations using pipe cleaners! Free, with all supplies provided.
Adult Event Increase your knowledge of Facebook and learn how to use additional tools on the social media site with Part 2 of our Facebook Fundamentals class!
Tue., 4/3/18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings monthly
Wed., 4/4/18, 5pm - 6pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for a presentation on a variety of conservation farming practices with Jason Cavadini of the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County.
Children's Event 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.
Sat., 4/7/18, 9am - 3pm @ Marathon Park
Children's Event Drop-in Stop and see us at our booth at the 44th annual Children's Festival at Marathon Park! Fun crafts and information about the library will be offered.
Children's Event Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!
Children's Event Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
Mon., 4/9/18 - Fri., 4/13/18 @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate National Library Week by decorating your own bookmark! Free and all supplies provided.
Mon., 4/9/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of April, we'll be reading "Felicity" by Mary Oliver! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Mon., 4/9/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about trains and make fun crafts related to the PBS Kids show "Dinosaur Train" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Tue., 4/10/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Marathon County Highway Commissioner James Griesbach will discuss the importance of driving safe in work zones. Free and open to the public.
Tue., 4/10/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in April to discuss the novel "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume!
Tue., 4/10/18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Children and adults can create their own cherry blossom art using watercolor paints or 3-D blossoms using tissue paper!
Tue., 4/10/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Learn about growing herbs, incorporating them into your cooking and using them for health and beauty purposes during this free presentation!
Adult Event Drop-in Stop by MCPL Mosinee during National Library Week and let us help you with technology, devices and other questions!
Thu., 4/12/18, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in April to make their decorative own suncatchers, with all supplies provided!
Thu., 4/12/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book, about a Chinese doctor torn between his feelings for two radically different women.
Children's Event Decorate your own fairy house using a variety of craft supplies!
Children's Event Drop-in Enjoy the pages of children's books as you walk through two of Wausau's scenic parks!
Mon., 4/16/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Big Little Lies," about three mothers all harboring their own troubles and secrets, including their involvement in a potential murder at a school fundraiser.
Mon., 4/16/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Left Neglected," about a young mother who suffers a traumatic brain injury that forces her to adapt to a new way of life.
Mon., 4/16/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of Jiles' novel! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Children's Event Families, please join us for this special family story time with activities on money management and coin recognition for children!
Tue., 4/17/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Celebrate Earth Day with stories about our planet and crafts and activities focused on the environment!
Tue., 4/17/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free showing of this award-winning film about one of the most revered figures in world history!
Thu., 4/19/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Thu., 4/19/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a presentation on what it takes to raise chickens at home, and bring your questions! Free and no registration required.
Fri., 4/20/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teen Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens can make their own verses of poetry using poetry playing cards!
Mon., 4/23/18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Anna Chilsen-Straub from the Marathon County Historical Society will talk about and show off wedding dresses from the past 100 years!
Wed., 4/25/18, 10:30am - 11am @ Spencer High School
Teen Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Teens can learn about the dangers of drug use during a free presentation at Spencer High School.
Wed., 4/25/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of classic novels, plays and other stories each month!
Thu., 4/26/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Adults and teens are welcome to learn a new, fun and easy way to make fun decorations! Free and supplies provided.
Thu., 4/26/18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Learn the basics of composting from Paul Kage, Wausau's Urban Community Garden Coordinator!
Sat., 4/28/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Hear stories, do activities and make crafts related to the Nick Jr. series "PAW Patrol!"
Sat., 4/28/18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
Mon., 4/30/18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Kids are invited bring back the tradition of May Day by crafting their own decorative basket, with all supplies provided!
Mon., 4/30/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Celebrate Children's Book Week with a special Peanuts-themed story time, followed by crafts and activities! Free and open to the public.
Tue., 5/1/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event It's time again to think about and plan for your garden (if you aren't already)! Here's a chance to pick the brain of a master gardener.
Tue., 5/1/18, 1pm - Sun., 9/30/18, 5pm @ All MCPL Locations
NEW! 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.
Adult Event Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
Tue., 5/1/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Jennifer Redell, bat biologist with the Wisconsin DNR, will talk about Wisconsin's bat population, the part they play in the state's ecosystem and more!
Adult Event Join us for this fun and creative craft project, where we'll transform some simple household items into beautiful flowers! Free, with all supplies provided. Registration required.
Thu., 5/3/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages are invited to make and decorate their own mini journals using a variety of craft supplies at our Athens Branch!
Thu., 5/3/18, 4pm - 6pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us for Star Wars crafts and other activities, and come dressed as your favorite character! (You might even meet one of them in person!)
Thu., 5/3/18, 5pm - Sun., 5/6/18, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the library for great deals on gently used books, movies, music and more! Members-only sale Thursday, open to the public Friday-Sunday.
Sun., 5/6/18 - Sun., 6/3/18 @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Please pardon the break in our story time as we get ready for an action-packed summer schedule! Play and Learn continues as scheduled.
Mon., 5/7/18 - Sat., 5/12/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can make a card for the maternal figure in their life, with all supplies provided!
Adult Event Learn how to create your own email account and how to use it during this free introductory class! Call 715-261-7230 to register.
Tue., 5/8/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in May to discuss the book "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach!
Tue., 5/8/18, 6pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free screening of this Academy Award-nominated film about a meticulous dressmaker who falls for a working-class woman.
Thu., 5/10/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join us for a lively discussion of this memoir, which chronicles Burroughs' unconventional upbringing as he is raised by his mother's psychiatrist.
Fri., 5/11/18, 12pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teen Event Children, tweens, and teens are invited to the library to work on sudoku puzzles. Library staff will be able to teach participants how to do the puzzles and there will be varying levels of difficulty offered.
Mon., 5/14/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this landmark environmental book at our Marathon Branch!
Mon., 5/14/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories and make crafts from the Arthur books and the PBS Kids series "Arthur" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Tue., 5/15/18, 10am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies, games and crafts. Free, no registration required.
Tue., 5/15/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids and families are invited to attend this story time all about the summer sun, with all supplies provided!
Thu., 5/17/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Thu., 5/17/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Julie Lucko from Wausau's Mount View Care Center will share tips and techniques for caregivers to relieve stress involved in day-to-day care. Free, no registration required.
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.
Mon., 5/21/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
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.
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!
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.
Thu., 5/24/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Celebrate National Airplane Day with a paper airplane making and flying contest at our Mosinee Branch!
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.