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Craft a Paper Aquarium!

Tue., 1/2/18 - Wed., 1/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Start the new year out by helping stock our Athens Branch's paper "aquarium" by crafting coral, sea creatures and more!
Activities Animals Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

Community Writing Competition

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

Home School Huddle

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.
More events in this series (16). » Activities Crafts Story Time Technology Home School Huddle Science Edgar Children Grades K 5

Fiber Arts

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!
More events in this series (9). » Crafts Activities Hands-on Learning Community Athens Adults

Book Bowl ... The Prequel!

Children's Event Wausau School District students can prepare for the 2018 Book Bowl with fun games centered around this year's selections! Join us for either (or both) events and practice as a team if you'd like!
More events in this series (1). » Games Wausau Grades K 5

Needle Arts at the Library

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!
More events in this series (17). » Crafts Hands-on Learning Rothschild Adults

Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 90-minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Call 715-845-6747 for the latest information.
More events in this series (101). » Story Time Mosinee Children Preschool

Preschool Story Time

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.
More events in this series (14). » Story Time None 0 Wausau Children

Book Club: "Small Great Things " by Jodi Picoult

Wed., 1/24/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Small Great Things," about an African American nurse who is charged with a crime after performing life-saving CPR on the child of two white supremacists.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Honorary Consul" by Graham Greene

Wed., 1/24/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some great, classic works of literature, including Graham Greene's 1973 British thriller!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

Polar Bear Story Time

Thu., 1/25/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Kids and families can attend this special story time featuring polar bear stories, songs and crafts!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Animals Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

After School Experiments

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.
More events in this series (3). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

Myths and Realities in Wisconsin's Court System

Thu., 1/25/18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Please Note: This program has been rescheduled for Jan. 25. Learn the ins and outs of Wisconsin's judicial system and learn how it differs from the courts portrayed in books, movies and TV shows with this fun and informative presentation!
Community Spencer Adults

Winter Fest

Sat., 1/27/18, 10:30am - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Stop by the library during Wausau's Winter Fest to hear stories and make some fun crafts!
Crafts Hands-on Learning Story Time Family Story Time Wausau Children

"Love in Six Words"

Mon., 1/29/18 - Fri., 2/9/18, 5pm @ All MCPL Locations
Adult Event Drop-in Show us what love means to you in six words with the return of our "Love in Six Words" story contest. Three entries per person, top five get shared in the library and on social media.
Activities Holiday Writing Contest None 0 All Locations Adults

Book Babies

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)
More events in this series (13). » Story Time Wausau Children

International Puzzle Day

Mon., 1/29/18, 12pm - 8pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Drop-in Celebrate International Puzzle Day with a variety of puzzles for all ages at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults Children

Quilting and Crafting

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.
More events in this series (3). » Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts Stratford Adults

MCPL Movie Night: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

Tue., 1/30/18, 6:30pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free screening of the sequel to Al Gore's 2006 landmark documentary about climate change and progress made over the last decade. Free.
Health History Movie Nature Outdoor Recreation Science Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

Pokemon Club

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.
More events in this series (3). » Games Crafts Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Thu., 2/1/18, 5pm - Sun., 2/4/18, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in The Friends of MCPL will hold their first book sale of the year, and the first in their new space at MCPL Wausau!
Book Sale Wausau Adults

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!
More events in this series (10). » Story Time Sensory Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Children's Event Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
More events in this series (3). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Children's Event Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
More events in this series (1). » Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

Create a Valentine!

Children's Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Holiday Valentines Day Hatley Children Adults Tweens Teens

Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics!

Mon., 2/5/18 - Sun., 2/11/18 @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with Olympics-themed crafts at our Wausau Headquarters! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Community Crafts Sports Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

A Burning Issue with the Spencer Area Fire Department

Tue., 2/6/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Learn about how the Spencer Area Fire Department prepares to fight a fire from Fire Chief Jason Foth! Free and open to the public.
Fire Safety Community Spencer Adults

LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (11). » Activities Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children Preschool Early Elementary

Boat Science

Children's Event Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us and learn the science behind how boats float and carry heavy cargo! Free, with all supplies provided.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Grades K 5

Reading Together for Fun and Learning!

Tue., 2/6/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Parents and caregivers can learn how to engage young children in reading and how to use reading as a learning tool at this free event!
Activities Community Children Rothschild Adults

MCPL DIY
Sock Snowman

Adult Event Adults can bring a bit of winter indoors during a fun winter craft at MCPL Wausau! Create your own no-sew snowman with a sock and other supplies, all of which are provided for this free program.
Crafts None 0 Wausau Adults

Valentine's Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special story time featuring stories, songs and a craft! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Story Time Valentines Day Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

Book Club: "I Never Had It Made" by Jackie Robinson

Thu., 2/8/18, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of this autobiography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson!
Book Club Edgar Adults

After School Art: Anti-Valentine's Day Cards

Thu., 2/8/18, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Not a fan of Valentine's Day? Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in February to make their own anti-Valentine's Day cards to give to others who are avoiding the holiday!
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "The Spy" by Paulo Coelho

Thu., 2/8/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book about Mata Hari, an exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed as a spy during World War I.
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne

Mon., 2/12/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of February, we'll be reading "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

MCPL Movie Night: "Marshall"

Mon., 2/12/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free screening of a new film based on a historical court case argued by future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall!
History Movie Social Issues Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

Family Adventure Night: Clifford and Other Red Things!

Mon., 2/12/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about Clifford the Big Red Dog read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

MCPL DIY
I'm Saving All My Love For You

Mon., 2/12/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us at the Rothschild Branch for a fun and creative DIY program decorating glass jars with music sheets, poems and other materials! Free and all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Holiday Rothschild Adults

Little Love Bug Story Time

Tue., 2/13/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Join us for a special love-themed story time and create some lovely crafts to keep or give to someone special! Free, all supplies provided.
Hands-on Activity Story Time Holiday Crafts Rothschild Children

Library Learning
Introduction to Microsoft Word

Adult Event 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.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Clifford Larson

Tue., 2/13/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in February to discuss the novel "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Clifford Larson!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
More events in this series (2). » Crafts Rothschild Adults

Create A Love Bug Cup!

Wed., 2/14/18, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Visit our Mosinee Branch on Valentine's Day to transform a plain red cup into a cute love bug! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Activities Valentines Day Mosinee Children

Book Club: "Calling Me Home" by Julie Kibler

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Calling Me Home," about two women who take a road trip from Texas to Cincinnati that ends up changing them both.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha

Thu., 2/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (11). » Games Crafts Activities Athens Adults

Dr. Seuss and Diverse Readers!

Sat., 2/17/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us for our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, along with a variety of multicultural stories as part of Read Across America.
Activities Art Games Hands-on Learning Story Time None 0 Wausau Children

Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
More events in this series (2). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Learn about LENA!

Adult Event Attend this informational session to learn how you can improve your child's literacy and brain development by enrolling them in the LENA program!
More events in this series (1). » Health Science None 0 Wausau Adults

Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

Mon., 2/19/18, 12pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Crafts Nature None 0 Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

Book Club: "Two if By Sea" by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Mon., 2/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Two if By Sea," about a former police officer who saves an orphan boy from drowning and soon suspects he may have telepathic gifts.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

Mon., 2/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Join us for a discussion about this novel, about a curmudgeon who finds an unexpected friendship among neighbors.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Women's Night Out: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

Mon., 2/19/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this novel about three women - American, Polish and German - whose paths cross in unexpected ways during World War II.
Book Club Womens Night Out Wausau Adults

Little House on the Prairie Party!

Fri., 2/23/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Kids can celebrate the "Little House on the Prairie" series by hearing stories, making crafts related to the books and playing old-fashioned games!
Activities Games History Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5

LENA Start Marathon County

Adult Event Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.
More events in this series (25). » Health Children Wausau Adults

Library Learning
Introduction to Excel

Adult Event Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman

Wed., 2/28/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry," about a girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters that bring to life a world of fairy tales.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Show Boat" by Edna Ferber

Wed., 2/28/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a classic homage to the Mississippi!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

Month of Crafts and Coloring

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!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Library Learning
Introduction to Pinterest

Adult Event Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
More events in this series (2). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Mosinee Adults

Art Cluster Reception

Sat., 3/3/18, 11:30am - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Celebrate the works of art made by students in Wausau School District's Art Cluster program with this special community reception!
Art Community Wausau Children Tween Teen

Teen Library Photo Scavenger Hunt

Sun., 3/4/18 - Sat., 3/10/18 @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Teens can celebrate Teen Tech Week at MCPL Wausau by taking photos around the library and submitting them to our teen Instagram account!
Photography Activities Technology Wausau Teens

Scratch Art Creations

Mon., 3/5/18 - Sat., 3/10/18 @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5

MCPL Movie Night: "42: The Jackie Robinson Story"

Mon., 3/5/18, 6pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A special screening of the biopic about legendary African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson, one week ahead of a special Wausau event with Robinson's daughter!
History Movie Social Issues Sports Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

Endangered & Threatened Animals of North America

Tue., 3/6/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Join us to learn from Pam Resech of the Mead Wildlife Area about threatened and endangered animals in Wisconsin and beyond!
Animals Nature Science Spencer Adults

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Story Time!

Tue., 3/6/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Celebrate the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss with a special story time and birthday party! Free and open to the public.
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Activities Hands-on Activities Hatley Children Preschool

Duct Tape and Washi Tape Palooza!

Children's Event Join us for an afternoon of making magnets, wallets, bookmarks and more, all out of duct tape and washi tape! Free, with all supplies provided.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Wausau Grades K 5

Meet the Marathon County SWAT Team

Wed., 3/7/18, 10:30am - 11am @ MCPL Spencer
Teen Event Members of the Marathon County SWAT Team will join us to explain the work they do and what it takes to become a SWAT team member. Free and open to the public.
Community Spencer Tweens

Book Club: "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure

Thu., 3/8/18, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of this book, about an architect who is hired to design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish citizen hiding from the Nazis.
Book Club Edgar Adults

After School Art: DIY Wind Chimes

Teen Event Drop-in Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in March to make their own wind chimes, with all supplies provided!
More events in this series (1). » Art Activities Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris

Thu., 3/8/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book by humorist David Sedaris, featuring a series of comical essays!
Book Club Athens Adults

Meet Libby: OverDrive's New E-book App

Fri., 3/9/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Library staff will get attendees acquainted with Libby, OverDrive's latest app for accessing free e-books, audiobooks and more! Registration is required.
E-books Hands-on Learning Technology Rothschild Adults

Brown Bag Puppets

Fri., 3/9/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can make their own puppets out of brown paper lunch bags and a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children

MCPL Live!
Cooking with Inga Witscher

Sat., 3/10/18, 10am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a demonstration on preparing a popular Scandinavian dish with Inga Witscher, host of the WPT series "Around the Farm Table."
Food Mcpl Live Wausau Adults

Book Club: "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner

Mon., 3/12/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of March, we'll be reading "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Family Adventure Night: Wild Kratts Adventures

Mon., 3/12/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the PBS Kids show "Wild Kratts" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Story Time with the Humane Society!

Tue., 3/13/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Hear stories about pets, meet a volunteer from the Humane Society of Marathon County and meet one of their pets available for adoption at this special family story time!
Animals Story Time Family Story Time Community Hatley Children Preschool

Library Learning
Internet Basics

Adult Event Join us for a class that will teach you how to get the most out of what the Internet has to offer, including how to use a web browser. Space ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant

Tue., 3/13/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in March to discuss the novel "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Book Club: "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Larson

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter," about the life of JFK's younger sister, Rosemary.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck

Thu., 3/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

MCPL Live!
The History of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

Thu., 3/15/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Learn about the history of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television and how they shaped stations across the country from Rick Reyer, regional manager of WPR!
Community History Local History Mcpl Live! Spencer Adults

Dragon Mania!

Sat., 3/17/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Kids can hear stories about dragons, then make their own using craft supplies at our Wausau Headquarters!
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Book Club: "At the Water's Edge" by Sarah Gruen

Mon., 3/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "At the Water's Edge," about a woman named Maddie who experiences a social awakening in World War II-era Scotland.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Book That Matters Most" by Ann Hood

Mon., 3/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Ava joins a book club and rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood, which helped her through the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Passport Event

Mon., 3/19/18, 3pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Drop-in Residents of Edgar and its surrounding communities will have a chance to apply for a U.S. passport locally during a special one-day-only application event at the Marathon County Public Library! Appointments taken, not required.
Passports Edgar Adults

Apron Strings

Mon., 3/19/18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Anna Chilsen Straub from the Marathon County Historical Society will present a historical look at aprons, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own to show and tell!
History Community Marathon City Adults

Women's Night Out: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

Mon., 3/19/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of Vance's best-selling book! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Social Issues None 0 Wausau Adults

Hurray for Spring Story Time

Tue., 3/20/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Celebrate the arrival of spring with a special story time filled with books, songs, games and crafts!
Rothschild Children

Kids Needle Arts Night

Wed., 3/21/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of knitting and create a knitted headband during this free intro at our Marathon City Branch!
Crafts Hands-on Learning Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Tweens Teens

Women of Wausau and Marathon County

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.
History None 0 Hatley Adults

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Fri., 3/23/18 - Sat., 3/31/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Adult 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!
Activities Hands-on Learning Technology None 0 Hatley Adults Children Teens Tweens

Stamp and Sticker Party

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.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning None 0 Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

MCPL Children's Matinee: "Wonder"

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.
Movie Childrens Matinee Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tween

Escape from Alcatraz

Tue., 3/27/18, 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event 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!
Hands-on Learning History Wausau Grades K 5

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 1

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.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Open in Case of Outdoor Emergency: A Murphy's Law Adventure Guide

Tue., 3/27/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! 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!
Nature Outdoor Recreation None 0 Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

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.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

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!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

Dough and Clay Fest!

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.
Art Hands-on Learning None 0 Wausau Children Tweens

Science Marvels

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!
Activities Hands-on Activities Hands-on Learning Science Spring Break Edgar Children Grades K 5

Jelly Bean Creations!

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.
Activities Crafts None 0 Hatley Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tween

Children's Matinee: "Coco"

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.
Movie None 0 Wausau Children Grades K 5

DYI Galaxy Bottle Charm Necklace

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.
Craft Day Activities Art Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children Teens Tweens

Pipe Cleaner Creations

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.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Adults Tweens Teens

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 2

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!
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

"Pollution to Solution": Conservation Farming Practices

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.
Community Farming None 0 Marathon City Adults

Children's Festival

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.
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Off-site Marathon Park Children

Bookmark Palooza

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.
Activities Art Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Adults Children Teen Tweens

Book Club: "Felicity" by Mary Oliver

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.
Book Club Poetry Marathon City Adults

Family Adventure Night: Dinosaur Train

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!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

The Importance of Work Zone Safety

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.
Community Spencer Adults Teens

Book Club: "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume

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!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Cherry Blossom Art

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!
Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Adults Children

Herbs, Herbs, Herbs

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!
Gardening Food Stratford Adults

Tech Time

Adult Event Drop-in Stop by MCPL Mosinee during National Library Week and let us help you with technology, devices and other questions!
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "Waiting" by Ha Jin

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.
Book Club Athens Adults

Trail Tales

Children's Event Drop-in Enjoy the pages of children's books as you walk through two of Wausau's scenic parks!
Nature Off-site Outdoor Recreation None 0 Alexander Airport Park Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Book Club: "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

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.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Lost Girls" by Heather Young

Mon., 4/16/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event In the summer of 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanished from her family's vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. 64 years later, the house is inherited by her grandniece Justine, ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "Left Neglected" by Lisa Genova

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.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Women's Night Out: "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles

Mon., 4/16/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of Jiles' novel! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

Earth Day Story Time

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!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Hatley Adults Children Preschool

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker

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!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Intro to Raising Chickens!

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.
Animals Farming Mosinee Adults

Poetry Poker

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!
Activities Games Hands-on Learning Poetry None 0 Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

100 Years of Wedding Dresses

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!
History Spencer Adults

MCPL Live!
Bats!

Tue., 4/24/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! 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!
Animals Hands-on Learning Nature Outdoor Recreation None 0 Wausau Adults Children Grades K 5 Preschool Teen

Get Money Smart!

Wed., 4/25/18, 10am - 10:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Kids are encouraged to attend this special money management and coin recognition story time program in partnership with Get $mart Wausau Coalition. Free items for participants.
Money Management Story Time Mosinee Children

Life Can Take You Higher Than Drugs!

Wed., 4/25/18, 10:30am - 11am @ MCPL Spencer
Teen Event Teens can learn about the dangers of drug use during a free presentation at our Spencer Branch.
Off Site Community Social Issues Spencer Teens

Readers of Classic Lit: "Oedipus Rex" or "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles

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!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

MCPL DIY
Tin Can Napkin Decoupage

Thu., 4/26/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Adult Event Adults and teens are welcome to learn a new, fun and easy way to make fun decorations! Free and supplies provided.
Mcpl Diy Craft Hands-on Activities Rothschild Adults Teens

PAW Patrol: Dogs to the Rescue!

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!"
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Animals Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

May Day Baskets

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!
None 0 Crafts Craft Day Mosinee Children

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Friends Party!

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.
Crafts Story Time Games Activities Hands-on Activities Childrens Book Week Edgar Children

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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.
Gardening None 0 Spencer Adults

Make a Mini Journal

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!
Activities Hands-on Activities Crafts Athens Adults Children Teen Tweens

May the Fourth Be With You

Fri., 5/4/18, 3pm - 4:45pm @ 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!)
Activities Crafts Games Hands-on Learning None 0 Wausau Children Grades K 5

Book Club: "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach

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!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Book Club: "Running With Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs

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.
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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!
Book Club Book Club Marathon City Adults

Family Adventure Night: Arthur and Friends!

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!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Summer Sun Story Time

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!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Hatley Adults Children Preschool

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia

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!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Book Club: "State of Wonder" by Anne Patchett

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

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

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

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

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

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