Children Drop-in Join us for more Trail Tales this summer at Marathon Park! These collaborations between the library and the Marathon County Parks Dept. are a great way to exercise the body and the mind!
Fiber Arts Kits
All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library in July to pick up a kit of supplies and instructions to create your own fiber arts project at home!
Adults Drop-in Kids shouldn't have all the fun when it comes to crafts! Adults are encouraged to pick up a craft kit to create their own version of a dragon egg. Available for curbside pickup at the library.
Make Your Own Lavender Gnome
Adults & Teens Registration Drop-in Craft a lavender-scented gnome, with all supplies provided in a kit that you can conveniently pick up curbside or by appointment!
Children Registration Drop-in Pick up a kit throughout the summer via curbside pickup at various MCPL locations to craft your own dragon at home!
Children Registration Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn and spark your creativity before you start with a few online stories, with this grab and go craft project!
Jack & the Beanstalk
Children Registration Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean at home and watch it grow throughout the summer, with supplies and instructions provided by the library via curbside pickup, as well as stories for budding green thumbs!
Virtual Book Club: "Educated"
Adults Attend a lively, virtual discussion of the library's book club pick for the month of July!
Virtual Story Time
Children Just because MCPL is currently closed doesn't mean we can't share stories with each other: Join us for virtual story time!
Virtual Book Club: "Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?"
Adults Join the library Book Club in July for a virtual chat about this book by Lisa Scottoline!
Children Drop-in Take a stroll through Bluegill Bay Park this summer and read while you walk with our Trail Tales program!
CANCELED: Dog Man Mania!
Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Wed., 7/15/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
Superhero Craft Kit
Children Registration Drop-in Patrons can discover and create their inner superhero with a special craft kit available at the library!
Virtual Book Club: "The Winner"
Adults Take part in a lively, virtual discussion of this novel about a woman who is sought by the FBI and a dangerous man after becoming wealthy by fraud.
"The Lager Queen of Minnesota"
Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Mon., 7/20/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
CANCELED: The History of Tea
Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Fri., 7/24/20, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
All-Ages Drop-in Drop by the library to work on fiber arts projects such as knitting, crocheting and quilting!
Virtual Book Club: "Mrs. Everything"
Adults Join us to discuss this riveting novel by Jennifer Weiner from the comfort and safety of home!
Write Your Story! Teen Summer 2020 Short Story Writing Contest
Teens Drop-in Teens across Marathon County are invited to share their writing with the library (and the world!) with our short story contest, with prizes for the top three entries!
"Forever Garden" Woven Sunflower Project
Children Drop-in Become inspired by Laurel Snyder's "The Forever Garden" picture book; listen to the story and create your own sunflower. Available for curbside pickup at the library.
CANCELED: Hot Off the Grill
Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Tue., 8/4/20, 10–11 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
CANCELED: Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Discussion Group
Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Wed., 8/5/20, 3–4:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
Grab & Go Craft: Create Your Own Crown!
Children Drop-in Pick up all the supplies you need tp decorate your own royal crown!
Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine"
Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of August!
Book Club: "Before I Go to Sleep"
Adults Join the library Book Club in August to discuss this book by S.J. Watson!
Book Club: "The Lager Queen of Minnesota"
Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author J. Ryan Stradal!
Virtual Book Club: "The Immortalists"
Adults Take part in a lively, virtual discussion of this novel about four siblings who find out the exact date that each of them will die, and how their lives play out.
Pressed Flower Coasters
Adults Registration Make a decorative coaster with pressed flowers and other supplies!
Mission STEAM: Lego WeDo
Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with programmable LEGO blocks during this week of STEAM!
Bow-Tie Noodle Butterfly
Children Registration Kids and their caregivers are welcome to pick up a take-home kit from the library and create a butterfly craft using brightly painted bow-tie pasta!
Virtual Book Club: "Becoming"
Adults Join us virtually to discuss this best-selling memoir by Michelle Obama from the comfort and safety of home!
Healthy Living for Your Mind & Body
Adults Learn different tips for staying healthy during this free talk!
Honor Flight Mail Call
All-Ages Drop-in Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the Honor Flight in October!
Book Club: Rebecca
Adults Stop by the library on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a featured selection for their book club, including Du Maurier's novel in September.
Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!
Book Club: "The Night Watchman"
Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Louise Erdrich!
Mission STEAM: Gravity Maze
Children Drop-in Create a gravity maze during this week of STEAM!
Fiber Arts Fashion Show
Adults Drop-in See various fiber arts items on display during this afternoon showcase!
Book Club: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See
Adults Stop by the library and take part in a fun and lively discussion about a variety of books!
Book Club: "Britt-Marie Was Here"
Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman!
Book Club: "The Haunting of Hill House"
Adults & Teens Join us in October at the library book club to discuss what has been called a perfect work of unnerving terror.
Book Club: The Witch Elm
Adults Stop by the library in October to discuss Tana French's 2018 suspenseful novel with other book lovers!
Write Your Truth: Coping With Trauma & Mental Health Through Words
Adults Join us in Rothschild for writing programs exploring creative nonfiction, including ways to write about difficult topics and trauma.
Mission STEAM: Dash & Dot Robots
Children Drop-in Young patrons are invited to experiment with coding and robotic technology using the Dash & Dot robot kits!
Book Club: "Something in the Water"
Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our October book club selection, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman!
Book Club: "The Wife Between US"
Adults Stop by the library and take part in a fun and lively discussion! In October, we'll discuss the this thrilling novel about tangled love triangle.
Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon"
Adults The second Tuesday of each month, book club participants discuss a featured selection. For November, it's David Grann's true-crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon."
Book Club: "The Signature of All Things"
Adults Join us at the library to discuss Gilbert's sweeping novel with a group of like-minded book lovers!
Preschool Art Lab: Tissue Paper Painting
Children Drop-in Preschoolers can make colorful tissue paper paintings!