Mon., 6/12/17 - Sat., 8/19/17 @ MCPL Wausau
Children can help better their community all summer long by donating a penny or more and voting for which organization they want to receive the money!
Wed., 6/21/17, 9am - Sat., 9/30/17, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2017 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Sat., 7/1/17 - Mon., 7/31/17 @ MCPL Mosinee
Throughout the month of July, kids can build their own pixelated, Minecraft-themed creations at our Mosinee Branch!
Mon., 7/3/17 - Fri., 7/28/17 @ MCPL Spencer
Visit our Spencer Branch to make a different craft each week throughout the month of July! Free, with all supplies provided.
Sun., 7/23/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Comedy about parents who think their teen is a lesbian and send her to gay reparative therapy camp.(1999|85 min.|Rated R)
Award-winning children's musician Leonardo will perform songs, lead letter and word-building exercises and entertain audiences of all ages! Free and open to the public.
Mon., 7/24/17, 2pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens in grades 4-12 can learn how to use Scratch computer programming to make a variety of games, stories and animations at our Wausau Headquarters!
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 can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!
Teens can expand their writing skills and share their work with others during this six-week creative writing workshop!
Tue., 7/25/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Meet and hear stories read by Katelyn Schmoll, the 2017 Fairest of the Fair for the Wisconsin Valley Fair. No registration is required.
Tue., 7/25/17, 1:30pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Escape the summer heat and compete in a series of crazy games and challenges - each with a 60-second time limit!
Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!
Wed., 7/26/17 - Tue., 8/22/17 @ MCPL Edgar
Learn about different ways you can give back to the community in Edgar and beyond! Free and open to the public.
Wed., 7/26/17, 10am - 10:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
Katelyn Schmoll, this year's Wisconsin Valley Fairest of the Fair, will join us for a special session of our weekly Play and Learn program! Free and no registration is required. Call 715-693-2144 for more information.
Wed., 7/26/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
A young woman becomes an aristocrat's second wife but finds his home and the estate's staff to be haunted by the memory of his first wife, Rebecca.
Wed., 7/26/17, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Spencer
Kids can use duct tape and other supplies to turn recycled materials like soda bottles and milk cartons into something entirely new!
Wed., 7/26/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 can use a variety of techniques to create their own 3-D sculptures out of paper. Free, with all supplies provided.
Wed., 7/26/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Edgar
Meet a Marathon County Sheriff's Department Deputy and his K9 partner at our Edgar Branch!
Wed., 7/26/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Visit MCPL Wausau and try to escape from the library's escape room! The clock is ticking and the pressure is on...can you get out in time?
Thu., 7/27/17, 2pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Girls in grades 4-12 are invited to learn Scratch computer programming during this six-week workshop!
Thu., 7/27/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Free screening of the film adapted from the best-selling book of the same name about a married couple who work as zoo caretakers and help save Jews from the Holocaust. Stars Jessica Chastain. (2017|124 min.|PG-13)
Fri., 7/28/17, 2pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Kids and families are encouraged to visit the library to complete a host of summer-themed craft projects! Free, with all supplies provided.
Mon., 7/31/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Tweens and Teens can learn how to make a small yarn basket using the ancient art of yarn coiling! Free, with all supplies provided.
Tue., 8/1/17 - Thu., 8/31/17 @ MCPL Mosinee
Throughout the month of August, kids can build their own model robots using recycled materials and craft supplies at our Mosinee Branch!
Tue., 8/1/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn about popular Village of Spencer saloons and businesses of days gone by during this presentation by local historian Ronald Draeger!
Tue., 8/1/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids can learn how buildings withstand the elements and create their own building using marshmallows and spaghetti noodles!
Bi-monthly meeting to walk and discuss a variety of books. Mid-May through September.
Make a difference at the library! TAG is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 6-12. Members help select materials for the library's collection, assist with events, write reviews, create ... (read more)
Wed., 8/2/17, 1:30pm - 3pm @ MCPL Stratford
Tweens and teens are invited to join us at the library to make a picture frame using mixed mediums. Free and all supplies provided.
Sat., 8/5/17, 10:30am - 1:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
Mon., 8/7/17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
A night of relaxing and socializing with board games and other adults. Bring friends or join others in a game! Free and no registration required.
Tue., 8/8/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Pet-related stories, songs, games and crafts! Free.
Tue., 8/8/17, 1pm - 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
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., 8/8/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us at our Hatley Branch in August for a discussion of "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," about a widowed book store owner who must take care of a toddler abandoned in the store.
Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
Bring your family and friends, or come in by yourself and meet some new people, and try out some of the games the library has to offer.
Wed., 8/9/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
If you can dream it, you should try to build it! Stop by MCPL Wausau and get creative with various types of building materials.
Wed., 8/9/17, 1:30pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creating fleece blankets for Project Linus and hats for Knots of Love. Free and all supplies provided.
Thu., 8/10/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join our Edgar Branch's monthly book club in August to discuss "The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey" by Rinker Buck!
Thu., 8/10/17, 5pm - Sun., 8/13/17, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Friends of MCPL will not hold a book sale in August, as they're getting ready to move to their new space at MCPL Wausau. The next book sale will be announced at a later date. Call 715-261-7200 for more information.
Thu., 8/10/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Poets around central Wisconsin and beyond are invited to share their work and the work of others during our monthly open poetry night!
Thu., 8/10/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Learn how to turn your fresh, ripe tomatoes into salsa during this free introductory presentation at MCPL Mosinee Branch!
Thu., 8/10/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Group discussion of a novel about an unexpected friendship that spans nearly three decades. No registration required, new participants always welcome.
Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
Sat., 8/12/17, 6:35pm - 8:30pm @ Athletic Park
Kids who complete their summer reading program goals will receive a voucher to attend a Wisconsin Woodchucks game for free on this special game night!
Mon., 8/14/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A flower-pounding program using fresh flowers and leaves to make colorful prints on watercolor paper. Free and some supplies provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own flowers and leaves.
Mon., 8/14/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Visit our Marathon City Branch in August for a discussion of the novel "Washington Square" by Henry James!
Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a document in Word. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 to sign up or for more information.
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.
Tue., 8/15/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Techniques for preserving apples with UW-Extension's Jackie Carattini. Free and no registration required.
Tue., 8/15/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Pam Resech of the George W. Mead Wildlife Area shares info about native plants of central Wisconsin, including some you could plant in your yard!
Wed., 8/16/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Tweens and teens can make their own bracelet using wooden and plastic beads, yarn, hemp cord and more! Free, with all supplies provided.
Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.
Thu., 8/17/17, 6:30pm - Fri., 8/18/17, 9am @ MCPL Wausau
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.
Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
Mon., 8/21/17, 11am - 1:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Safely watch the solar eclipse outside with pin-hole viewers (weather permitting). Free and all supplies provided.
Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A 16 year-old girl witnesses a shocking crime in the English countryside that challenges what she knows about her family.
Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at our Stratford Branch! The book we'll read and discuss for the month of August is "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler.
Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
Mon., 8/21/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Women's Night Out book club will discuss Mitch Albom's epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. No registration required and new members always welcome!
Tue., 8/22/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A special evening with Wisconsin's own bestselling author Nickolas Butler reading from his new novel "The Hearts of Men." Q&A and signing to follow.
Wed., 8/23/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "The Nest," about an affluent dysfunctional family bickers as they get closer to losing their joint trust fund.
Wed., 8/23/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lively discussion of a Norwegian novel about the courtship of a passionate, headstrong woman and a charming, impetuous man. No registration required, and the group meets in the fiction area of MCPL Wausau.
Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Thu., 8/24/17, 5pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adults are invited to watch apocalypse-themed anime series "Guilty Crown," "Wolf's Rain" and "Casshern SINS" at MCPL Wausau!
Fri., 8/25/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Players can battle for points by drawing (and guessing) their favorite Pokemon characters!