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Events

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Community Writing Project

Adults & Teens Drop-in The world is living through unprecedented times and many of us are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But MCPL is encouraging people to channel some of that concern and chaos into something creative!

  • 3/234/24/20 @ All MCPL Locations

adults teens community off-site writing »

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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!

  • Tue., 3/31/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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children grades k-5 off-site story time »

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Find Your Next Book With MCPL & Facebook

Adults Drop-in Let us help you find your next book on Facebook! While Facebook won't tell you what to read next, ask us for recommendations during this special social media event.

  • Tue., 3/31/20, 13 p.m. @ Facebook (Online)

adults community readers advisory writing »

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Aquarium Trivia for Kids!

Children Kids can learn about the aquarium at the library during this virtual trivia event!

  • Wed., 4/1/20, 22:30 p.m. @ Facebook (Online)

children grades k-5 animals trivia »

parent and toddler reading

CANCELED: Tales for Tots

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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children preschool music story time »

child and parent reading a book

CANCELED: Family Story Time

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 2–2:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/4/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Play & Learn

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 2:30–3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 10–11:30 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/3/20, 9:30–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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yarn project and knitting supplies

CANCELED: Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 1–4 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 2–5 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 2–4 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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adults teens crafts »

arm holding arm-knit yarn project

CANCELED: Knitting Without Needles

All-Ages This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 3:30–5 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

adults children grades k-5 teens tweens art crafts hands-on learning »

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CANCELED: Preschool Story Time

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 1–2 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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smart phone, tablet and laptop

CANCELED: Tech Time: Technology Assistance

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 2–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 3–4 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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adults hands-on learning technology »

Pokemon ball

CANCELED: Pokemon Club

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 4–4:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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two girls painting outdoors

CANCELED: Children's Festival

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/4/20, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. @ Marathon Park

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CANCELED: LEGO® Block Party

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/4/20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–7 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/11/20, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Fri., 6/5/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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CANCELED: DIY Headphone Organizer

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: 4/6–4/11/20 @ MCPL Athens

adults teens crafts hands-on activities »

baby looking at a book

CANCELED: Book Babies

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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children music story time activities »

elderly man and woman

CANCELED: Medicare Basics

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 5–7 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 2:30–4:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 5–7 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Thu., 5/14/20, 57 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 6/3/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
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adults community health »

colorful speaker, musical notes and equalizer

CANCELED: Mission STEAM: Electronic Synth Kit

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: 4/6–4/10/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

grades k-5 children tweens activities art music science technology hands-on learning »

TAG logo

CANCELED: TAG - Teen Advisory Group

Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Children's Author Karen Lorge: "Huntzi & Ruthie: Finding Home Together"

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Wed., 4/29/20, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Sat., 5/2/20, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

children author visit story time »

cribbage board

CANCELED: Cribbage at the Library

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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adults games »

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CANCELED: Art for Adults With Developmental Disabilities: Create a Collage Animal Picture

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults art crafts »

old family photos and documents

CANCELED: Genealogy Hunters

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/8/20, 1–2:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Starless Sea" by Erin Morgenstern

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 6–7 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Wine Cork Flower Photo Holders

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/10/20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

adults children teens tweens crafts »

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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/13/20, 5:45–6:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: Family Adventure Night: Superheroes!

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/13/20, 6–7 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

children story time activities »

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CANCELED: Hens & Chicks Planted in Every Pot

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 10–11 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

adults gardening »

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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 2–3 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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CANCELED: Bracelet Yarn Weaving

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 4:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

adults teens art crafts »

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CANCELED: Teen Fandom Trivia Night

Teens This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 6–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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frog doing yoga

CANCELED: Yoga Story Time

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

children preschool story time health »

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CANCELED: Ransom Note Magnetic Poetry

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 2–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Warriors book covers

CANCELED: Warrior Wednesday

Kids & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 5:30–7 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/16/20, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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CANCELED: As the Page Turns
"The Cherry Harvest" by Lucy Sanna

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/16/20, 1:30–2:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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laptop, smartphone, coffee and a journal on a desk

CANCELED: Write Your Truth: Coping With Trauma & Mental Health Through Words

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/16/20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

adults health writing writing workshop »

book sale room

CANCELED: Friends of MCPL Saturday Sale

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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adults children teen art book sale gardening history photography poetry theatre travel writing »

red barn and a farm windmill

CANCELED: Saturday Spotlight: Farms

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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CANCELED: Flower Photo Pops

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

grades k-5 art crafts »

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

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 1–2 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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craft supplies

CANCELED: Hobbies & Crafts Night

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 3–7 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
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CANCELED: Women's Night Out
"The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults book club »

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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 1–2 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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CANCELED: Author D. Strack: The Do's & Don'ts of Writing a Book

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 2–3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: MCPL Movie Night
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

All-Ages This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 6–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Earth Day Story Time & Stained Glass Craft

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 10:30–11:30 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Book Club: "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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CANCELED: Readers of Classic Literature
"O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 12–1 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Milk Jug Bird Feeders

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 1–7 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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DIY Seed Bombs

All-Ages Make seed bombs to plant in the Earth during this DIY event!

  • Wed., 4/22/20, 46 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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floral apron on a mannequin

CANCELED: The Traveling Trunk of Aprons

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer

adults history community »

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CANCELED: Animal Erasure Paintings

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/23/20, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: National Poetry Month Celebration With Max Garland

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/23/20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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tissue paper paintings and art supplies

CANCELED: Preschool Art Lab: Tissue Paper Painting

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/24/20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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colored paper spinners

CANCELED: Create Colored Paper Spinners!

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/24/20, 2:30–4:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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board game

CANCELED: Family Game Day

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/25/20, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Lions, Sharks & Bears: A Photographic Primer

Adults & Teens Get ready for stunning visuals and humorous stories as the library welcomes back John Van Barriger to present his top tips for taking better wildlife photographs.

  • Tue., 4/28/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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May Day Baskets

Children Drop-in Kids are invited bring back the tradition of May Day by crafting their own decorative basket!

  • Thu., 4/30/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Trail Tales, our popular partnership with the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, returns for another session this spring!

  • 5/15/31/20 @ Oak Island Park

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many U.S. flags being carried in a field

Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Drop-in Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the Honor Flight in May!

  • 5/15/9/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Make Your Own Notebook

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make and decorate your own notebook, journal or diary during Screen-Free Week!

  • 5/45/9/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Kid-Made Flower Cards

Children Drop-in Children and their parents or caretakers are welcome to create handmade cards at the Athens branch during the week of May 4th - 9th!

  • 5/45/9/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Create Your Own BB-8

Children Make a paper BB-8 during this Star Wars-themed event!

  • Mon., 5/4/20, 33:45 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Fri., 5/8/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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MCPL Movie Night
"Bombshell"

Adults Join us for a free screening of the acclaimed film "Bombshell," based on a true story of former Fox News anchors who sue their boss over sexual harassment.

  • Mon., 5/4/20, 67:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Make Your Own Mini Piñatas

Children Drop-in Create your own mini piñatas!

  • Tue., 5/5/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Marathon County: Window Capital of the World

Adults Join us for a presentation by the Marathon County Historical Society about one of the county's lesser-known - but historically vital - industries: window manufacturing.

  • Tue., 5/5/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Tue., 6/23/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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MCPL DIY
Paper Flowers

Adults Make paper flowers in a variety of styles and materials!

  • Tue., 5/5/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "Lincoln's Last Trial" by Dan Abrams & David Fisher

Adults Discuss this riveting true tale during our monthly book club for nonfiction lovers!

  • Wed., 5/6/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Spring Refrigerator Magnets

All-Ages Drop-in Make decorative glass magnets in spring designs!

  • Wed., 5/6/20, 36 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 5/65/9/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Who's Responsible for All This Waste?

Adults Join us at the library for a presentation on Marathon County's Solid Waste Department with its director, Meleesa Johnson, and learn how to play a role in waste reduction!

  • Wed., 5/6/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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As the Page Turns
"White Chrysanthemum" by Mary Lynn Bracht

Adults Discuss this title during one of the monthly book club meetings at the library!

  • Mon., 5/11/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Book Club: "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of May!

  • Mon., 5/11/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas

Adults Join the library Book Club in May to discuss this book by Angie Thomas!

  • Tue., 5/12/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of this young adult novel!

  • Thu., 5/14/20, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Check Your Facts About Dogs & Cats

Adults Join us for a discussion with a veterinary technician about our canine and feline companions, find books and other info and bring your own questions!

  • Thu., 5/14/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss this best-selling mystery novel!

  • Thu., 5/14/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Endangered Species Craft Day

Children Learn more about some of our planet's endangered species - including the efforts of a local couple to help baby turtles in Mexico! - and make some fun crafts, too!

  • Fri., 5/15/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Saturday Spotlight: Breakfast

Children Drop-in Visit the library anytime on Saturday, March 21st to celebrate our favorite meal of the day - breakfast! - with stories and crafts.

  • Sat., 5/16/20, 10 a.m.2 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Beginning Beekeeping

Adults If you've considered beekeeping as a source for fresh honey, or to support a population of important pollinators, join us to learn the basics to get started!

  • Sat., 5/16/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Mission STEAM: Gizmos & Gadgets

Children Drop-in Experiment with different electronic building tools during this week of STEAM!

  • 5/185/22/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "The President Is Missing" by James Patterson

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about what happens after the president of the United States vanishes without a trace.

  • Mon., 5/18/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Women's Night Out
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including Hannah's novel about two sisters in war-torn France.

  • Mon., 5/18/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this novel, about a heated legal case involving Thomas Edison and one of his rivals.

  • Tue., 5/19/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

adults book club »

event example [9730]

Vermicomposting: Easy, Year-Round Composting for the Garden

Adults Learn about the process of composting with worms - which might sound gross but is actually super easy and clean, provides rich soil for your garden and can be done throughout the year!

  • Wed., 5/20/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

adults animals farming gardening nature »

event example [9634]

DIY Flower Wreath

Adults Registration Join us at the library to create your own flower wreath that can be enjoyed throughout the whole year!

  • Thu., 5/21/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

adults activities crafts »

event example [8713]

Book Club: "Since We Fell" by Dennis Lehane

Adults Join us to discuss this suspense novel by Dennis Lehane!

  • Wed., 5/27/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

adults book club »

event example [9963]

Readers of Classic Literature
"The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest books with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

  • Wed., 5/27/20, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults book club »

event example [9318]

Preschool Art Lab: Cardboard Sculptures

Children Drop-in Make creative sculptures out of cardboard during this free craft event!

  • Thu., 5/28/20, 122 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

children preschool activities art crafts »

event example [9910]

Kids Craft Week: Fairy Houses

Children Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Wausau
  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Stratford

children grades k-5 activities crafts hands-on activities slp »

event example [9735]

Maple Seed Dragonflies

All-Ages Drop-in Celebrate the start of summer by creating your own version of one of summer's prettiest insects - the dragonfly!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Athens

adults children teens art crafts nature »

event example [9124]

Dance the Night Away: A History of Local Ballrooms

Adults Hear about the history of local ballrooms!

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

adults history slp »

event example [9965]

Spring Garden Forecast

Adults Get a jump on the 2020 growing season and learn how to keep your garden safe from diseases, pests and invasive species. In partnership with Extension Marathon County.

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults farming gardening nature »

event example [9628]

Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "Running With Sherman" by Christopher McDougall

Adults Discuss this riveting true tale during our monthly book club for nonfiction lovers!

  • Wed., 6/3/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

adults book club slp »

herbs and oil

Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Discussion Group

Adults Learn more about aromatherapy, essential oils and natural or homemade health products during this monthly event!

  • Wed., 6/3/20, 34:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • (more events in this series [2])

adults health community diy slp »

event example [9812]

World Oceans Day

Children Join us for a fun morning of stories, fish and other oceanic creatures, and crafts during our annual World Oceans Day celebration!

  • Sat., 6/6/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

children grades k-5 preschool activities science story time »

event example [9237]

Sidewalk Chalk Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Draw sidewalk chalk creations outside the library!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley

children tweens teens activities slp art »

event example [9911]

Kids Craft Week: Fire-Breathing Dragons

Children Drop-in Craft your own dragon during this week-long event!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 8/98/15/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Wausau

children grades k-5 activities crafts hands-on activities slp »

event example [9913]

Kids Craft Week: Dragon Eyes

Children Drop-in Craft dragon during this free week-long event!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 6/287/2/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

children grades k-5 activities crafts hands-on activities slp »

event example [9721]

Fairy Wand Creation Station

Children Drop-in Children and their parents or caregivers are invited to stop by the library to create their own magical fairy wand!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

children crafts hands-on activities slp »

event example [9483]

Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of June!

  • Mon., 6/8/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

adults book club slp »

event example [9720]

Tom Pease

Children Get ready for a great performance by beloved children's musician Tom Pease!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 6/9/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

children grades k-5 music SLP »

event example [9476]

Hatley Book Club: Free-For-All!

Adults Join the library Book Club in June to discuss this book any book you have recently read during this one-time free-for-all!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

adults book club slp »

dog with glasses and an open book

Paws to Read

Children Drop-in Young readers can improve their reading skills or keep skills sharp throughout the summer by reading to well-behaved therapy dogs!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/11/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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event example [9908]

MCPL Movie Night
"Little Women"

Adults & Teens Join us for a free screening of this 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, and bring your popcorn!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 5:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults teen tween movie »

event example [9845]

Unicorn Sparkle & Shine Story Time

Children Hear stories about unicorns and make crafts during this magical story time!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 7/23/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

children story time slp »

event example [9729]

DIY Mosaic Art

Adults Registration Adults are invited to the library to create their own mosaic art!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 13:30 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

adults art crafts gardening nature »

event example [9837]

DIY Fairy House

Adults & Teens Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 17 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

adults teens crafts activities hands-on activities slp »

event example [9899]

Legends & Myths of Mount Olympus

Children Learn about the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece during this interactive play!

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/11/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

children grades k-5 history slp theatre »

event example [9894]

Book Club: "We Were Rich & We Didn't Know It" by Tom Phelan

Adults Stop by the library and join the discussion of Tom Phelan's memoir of growing up in rural Ireland.

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

adults book club »

event example [8744]

Book Club: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss this best-selling sequel by Margaret Atwood!

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

adults book club slp »

event example [9699]

Jack & the Beanstalk Plant Growing

Children Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean and watch it grow throughout the summer!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • Sat., 6/20/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

children grades k-5 preschool slp gardening nature »

event example [9738]

Magic Reading Wands Week

Children Drop-in Jump into a world of make-believe and join us at the library for a week-long craft during June 15-20 to make a magic wand!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Edgar

children activities crafts hands-on activities slp »

event example [9909]

3D Paper Castles

Children Drop-in Design and build your own castle using a variety of paper!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 56 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Mon., 7/6/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 7/227/25/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • Wed., 7/22/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

children grades k-5 activities crafts hands-on activities slp »

event example [9719]

Superhero Week

Children Drop-in Patrons can discover their inner superhero during a special craft week at the library!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

children crafts hands-on activities »

event example [9541]

Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this best-selling novel!

  • Mon., 6/15/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

adults book club slp »

event example [9966]

Women's Night Out
"The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with the Women's Night Out book club, including Marie Benedict's novel in June!

  • Mon., 6/15/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults book club history »

event example [9724]

Dinosaurs & Dragons

Children Did you know that dragons, the Cyclops, griffins, and many other mythological creatures were all inspired by real fossils? Join us to learn more during this fun hands-on presentation!

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 6/16/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 6/17/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 6/17/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Thu., 6/18/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 6/23/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Tue., 6/23/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 6/25/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/25/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Wed., 7/29/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/29/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

children grades k-5 history nature science SLP »

event example [9625]

Book Club: "Miracle Creek" by Angie Kim

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this thriller, about a mother accused of murdering her eight year-old autistic son.

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

adults book club slp »

event example [9703]

Fairy Slime Lab

Kids & Teens Make colorful, sparkly slime during this event!

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

children teens tweens activities hands-on activities slp »

event example [9830]

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children Drop-in Drop your best stuffed friend off at the library for a sleepover!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

children preschool story time activities slp »

event example [9835]

Storybook STEM: Three Little Pigs Building

Children Hear retellings of this classic tale and make your own model house!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 7/16/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • (more events in this series [1])

children preschool activities hands-on learning story time crafts slp »

event example [9561]

Create an Art Journal

Adults & Teens Make and decorate your own journal!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 23:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults teens activities art hands-on learning writing slp »

event example [9897]

MCPL DIY
Plastic Bottle Planters

Adults & Teens Learn about a creative use for recycled plastic bottles and tap into your own creativity at the same time!

  • Thu., 6/18/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

adults teens activities crafts gardening »

event example [9740]

Mission STEAM: Ozobot Robots!

Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with a smart robots during this week of STEAM!

  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

children grades k-5 teens tweens activities games hands-on learning science technology slp »

event example [9616]

Rick Riordan Party

Kids & Teens Make crafts and engage in other fun activities related to the books of Rick Riordan!

  • Mon., 6/22/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

children teens tweens slp crafts games activities hands-on activities »

event example [9746]

MCPL DIY
Fairy Bottle

Children Drop-in Create a little piece of magic with a bright and sparkly fairy bottle!

  • Tue., 6/23/20, 122 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 6/297/2/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/277/31/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • Fri., 7/31/20, 1:303:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

children grades k-5 activities hands-on learning science slp »

event example [9734]

Bookbinding & Writing Scavenger Hunt

Kids & Teens Join us for a super-fun craft program to create a mini journal, and stick around for a scavenger hunt filled with ideas to write about in the journal!

  • Tue., 6/23/20, 24:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

tween teen art crafts writing »

event example [9725]

Zoozort

Children All ages will enjoy this hands-on, interactive program featuring live, wild animals.

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ Edgar High School
  • Wed., 6/24/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

children grades k-5 animals hands-on learning nature slp »

event example [8715]

Book Club: "The Identicals" by Elin Hilderbrand

Adults Join us to discuss this best-selling novel by Elin Hilderbrand!

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

adults book club slp »

event example [9964]

Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Edith Wharton

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest books with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults book club »

event example [9554]

John Kinville & the Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls

Adults Learn about a short-lived, all-female chapter of the KKK that operated in the '20s and '30s in Wisconsin.

  • Thu., 6/25/20, 6:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults author visit history slp »

event example [9565]

Library Learning
Goodreads

Adults Registration Learn how to use the literary social media site Goodreads!

  • Fri., 6/26/20, 1:303 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

adults slp technology »

event example [9737]

MCPL DIY
Gnome & Toadstool Craft Week

Kids & Adults Drop-in Jump into a world of make-believe at the library to create a unique craft or two!

  • 6/297/3/20 @ MCPL Athens

adults children grades k-5 preschool art crafts nature slp »

event example [9739]

Yarn Stars Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library for a fun craft that will have you seeing (and making) stars!

  • 6/297/3/20 @ MCPL Edgar

children activities art crafts »

event example [9861]

Story Time for Dragon Lovers!

Children Hear stories, make crafts and sing songs during this dragon-themed story time!

  • Wed., 7/1/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

children story time slp crafts »

event example [9629]

Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan

Adults Discuss this riveting true tale during our monthly book club for nonfiction lovers!

  • Wed., 7/1/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

adults book club slp »

event example [9700]

Spencer Scavenger Hunt

Children Drop-in Visit the library and embark on a scavenger hunt around the Village of Spencer!

  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Spencer

children tweens slp community games »

event example [9912]

Kids Craft Week: DIY Unicorns

Children Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn during this craft event!

  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/268/1/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 7/268/1/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Wausau

children grades k-5 activities crafts hands-on activities slp »

event example [9967]

Scents of Peace: Propagating Herbs for Well Being

Adults Learn to take a mindful approach to propagating fragrant herbs through cuttings with this program in partnership with Extension Marathon County.

  • Mon., 7/6/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults gardening health nature »

event example [9418]

Going Batty: Bat Management in Wisconsin

Adults Hear about bats in Wisconsin from Natural Resources Educator Pam Resech!

  • Tue., 7/7/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

adults animals slp nature »

event example [9855]

Duke Otherwise

Children Join spirited musician Duke Otherwise for fun shows filled with music, dancing and more!

  • Tue., 7/7/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 7/7/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ Edgar High School
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 7/9/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Thu., 7/9/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

children grades k-5 music slp »

event example [9895]

Book Club: "The Stranger in the Woods" by Micheal Finkel

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of this engaging nonfiction title!

  • Thu., 7/9/20, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

adults book club slp »

event example [8773]

Book Club: "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Jennifer Weiner!

  • Thu., 7/9/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

adults book club slp »

event example [9484]

Book Club: "Howards End" by E.M. Forster

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of July!

  • Mon., 7/13/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

adults book club slp »

event example [9479]

Book Club: "Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?" by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

Adults Join the library Book Club in July to discuss this book by Lisa Scottoline!

  • Tue., 7/14/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

adults book club slp »

event example [9836]

Make Your Own Lavender Gnome

Adults & Teens Drop-in Craft a lavender-scented gnome, with all supplies provided.

  • 7/157/16/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

adults teens crafts slp activities hands-on activities »

event example [9613]

Hack Your Notebook: Learning to Use Paper Circuits

Adults & Teens Take your journaling and card making to the next level by adding electricity!

  • Wed., 7/15/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • (more events in this series [1])

adults teens activities crafts hands-on learning science »

event example [9760]

Dog Man Mania!

Children Drop-in Participate in crafts and activities related to the popular Dog Man graphic novel series!

  • Wed., 7/15/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

grades k-5 activities hands-on learning slp »

locked vault door

Escape Room Family Adventure

Children Registration Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room!

  • Fri., 7/17/20, 12:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • (more events in this series [1])

children grades k-5 activities slp »

event example [9542]

Book Club: "The Winner" by David Baldacci

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a woman who is sought by the FBI and a dangerous man after becoming wealthy by fraud.

  • Mon., 7/20/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

adults book club slp »

event example [9961]

Women's Night Out
"The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including the new novel by the author of "Kitchens of the Great Midwest."

  • Mon., 7/20/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults book club »

event example [9731]

Attack the Fort! Catapult Challenge

Children Create catapults and attack each other's fort during this event!

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 8/4/20, 35 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

children grades k-5 activities hands-on learning slp »

event example [9626]

Book Club: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this true story, about a woman's whose cells were used, unbeknownst to her, to develop cures, vaccines and tests for a variety of illnesses.

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

adults book club slp »

event example [9736]

Fiber Arts Fashion Show

Adults Drop-in See various fiber arts items on display during this afternoon showcase!

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

adults art crafts slp »

event example [9885]

Beginning Genealogy: Telling Your Family's Story

Adults Registration Ever wanted to learn about your ancestors? Who were they? Where did they come from? Join us for this introductory class!

  • Wed., 7/22/20, 1:303 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults hands-on learning technology »

event example [9704]

DIY Dragon Eggs

Kids & Teens Make a mystical dragon's egg during this craft event!

  • Wed., 7/22/20, 35 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

children teens tweens crafts activities hands-on activities slp »

event example [9733]

Ollivander's Wand Shop

Kids & Teens Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!

  • Thu., 7/23/20, 3:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

children teens crafts hands-on activities activities slp »

event example [9635]

The History of Tea

Adults Registration Learn how tea is made, about the various kinds and how to make your own!

  • Fri., 7/24/20, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

adults slp health history food »

event example [9692]

A Magic Tree House Pirate-Themed Escape Room

Children Registration Attempt to escape from this Magic Tree House-themed escape room!

  • Mon., 7/27/20, 16 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • (more events in this series [2])

children grades k-5 games hands-on activities slp »

event example [9732]

History of the Ladies Saxophone Band

Adults Learn about a band of women who left a lasting impression on music and education in central Wisconsin!

  • Tue., 7/28/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

adults music history slp »

event example [9709]

Book Club: "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner

Adults Join us to discuss this riveting novel by Jennifer Weiner!

  • Wed., 7/29/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

adults book club slp »

event example [9698]

Pirate Eye Patch Craft Program

Kids & Teens Drop-in Celebrate International Pirate Month in "Arrrrgust" by making your own eye patch!

  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

children tweens teens crafts diy »

event example [9969]

Beyond Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme: Global Culinary Herbs

Adults Take a culinary trip around the world with a presentation by Extension Marathon County on cooking with herbs common outside of the United States.

  • Mon., 8/3/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults food gardening history »

event example [9832]

Free Pool Day

Kids & Teens 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.

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 12 a.m.11:59 p.m. @ Wausau Outdoor Pools

children grades k-5 teens tweens outdoor recreation off-site slp community »

event example [9329]

Hot Off the Grill

Adults Learn different ways to prepare beef on the grill!

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

adults food health slp »

event example [9833]

Story Time at the Splash Pad

Children Attend this afternoon of stories, water, songs and rhymes - all outside!

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 11:30 p.m. @ Marathon Park

children preschool off-site outdoor recreation story time slp »

event example [9630]

Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "The Moment of Lift" by Melinda Gates

Adults Discuss this riveting true tale during our monthly book club for nonfiction lovers!

  • Wed., 8/5/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

adults book club slp »

book sale room

Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 8/58/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

adults teens children book sale health history movie music poetry theatre writing »

event example [9857]

DIY Wind Chimes

All-Ages Drop-in Make your own set of wind chimes using natural materials!

  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of August!

  • Mon., 8/10/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson

Adults Join the library Book Club in August to discuss this book by S.J. Watson!

  • Tue., 8/11/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Newspaper Castles

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make castles out of newspaper during this drop-in event!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Create You Own Crown!

Children Drop-in Make and decorate your own royal crown!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author J. Ryan Stradal!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

Adults Take part in a lively 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.

  • Mon., 8/17/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Women's Night Out
"Southernmost" by Silas House

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including House's novel about a preacher who is ostracized for showing kindness to two gay men.

  • Mon., 8/17/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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DIY: Pressed Flower Coasters

Adults Registration Make a decorative coaster with pressed flowers and other supplies!

  • Tue., 8/18/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Lost Roses" by Martha Hall Kelly

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this novel, about three women who travel from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

  • Tue., 8/18/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Mission STEAM: Lego WeDo

Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with programmable LEGO blocks during this week of STEAM!

  • 8/218/28/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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150 Years of the Wisconsin Valley Fair

Adults Look back on the history of the Wisconsin Valley Fair during this informative event!

  • Tue., 8/25/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

Adults Join us to discuss this best-selling memoir by Michelle Obama!

  • Wed., 8/26/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Healthy Living for Your Mind & Body

Adults Learn different tips for staying healthy during this free talk!

  • Tue., 9/1/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

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.

  • Tue., 9/8/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Louise Erdrich!

  • Thu., 9/10/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Mission STEAM: Gravity Maze

Children Drop-in Create a gravity maze during this week of STEAM!

  • 9/219/26/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Rothschild 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!

  • Wed., 9/23/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman!

  • Mon., 9/28/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson

Adults & Teens Join us in October at the library book club to discuss what has been called a perfect work of unnerving terror.

  • Thu., 10/8/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: The Witch Elm by Tana French

Adults Stop by the library in October to discuss Tana French's 2018 suspenseful novel with other book lovers!

  • Tue., 10/13/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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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!

  • 10/1910/24/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our October book club selection, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman!

  • Mon., 10/19/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "The Wife Between US" by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

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.

  • Wed., 10/28/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

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."

  • Tue., 11/10/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Adults Join us at the library to discuss Gilbert's sweeping novel with a group of like-minded book lovers!

  • Thu., 11/12/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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