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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed by 5pm on Wed., 11/22, and closed all day Thu., 11/23.

Events


Letters to Santa

Children's Event Drop-in Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
Holiday Writing Spencer Children Grades K 5 Preschool Early Elemen

Book Club: "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

Mon., 11/20/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
This story follows the lives of four generations of the Whitshank family, spanning from the 1920s until present day.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Martian" by Andy Weir

Mon., 11/20/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
While on a space mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is accidentally left behind and must figure out a way to grow food and survive until NASA can send a mission back to rescue him.
Book Club Stratford Adults

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 (9). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Book Club: "The Silver Star" by Jeanette Walls

Mon., 11/20/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Join us at our Spencer Branch for a discussion of the book "The Silver Star," about two sisters who move in with their uncle and face hardships as they grow up.
Book Club Spencer Adults

Women's Night Out: "The Green Road" by Anne Enright

Mon., 11/20/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the Women's Night Out book club for a lively, social discussion of a novel about an Irish family whose children spread across the globe and reunite over Christmas.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Thanksgiving Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with stories and crafts at MCPL!
Crafts Holiday Story Time Rothschild Children Preschool

Home School Huddle

Children's Event Drop-in 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 (21). » Hands-on Activities Science Edgar Children

Readers of Classic Lit: "The American Dream"/"Zoo Story" by Edward Albee

Wed., 11/22/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of two of Edward Albee's classic one-act plays! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Anime Afternoon

Teen Event Drop-in Teens can get a taste of the world of Japanese animation by viewing the series "Orange," "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid," Occultic; Nine," and "Eureka 7!"
More events in this series (1). » Movie Wausau Teens

Quilting and Crafting

Adult Event Quilters and crafters - experienced and beginners - are invited to gather to learn, create, and share. In addition to sharing quilting skills and techniques, we'll also teach a new ... (read more)
More events in this series (4). » Stratford Adults

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 (12). » Crafts Hands-on Learning Rothschild Adults

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 (4). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

MCPL Movie Night: "The Glass Castle"

Thu., 11/30/17, 5:30pm - 7:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A free screening of the 2017 film adaptation of Jeannette Walls' best-selling memoir. Rated PG-13.
Movie Wausau Adults

Friends of MCPL "Everything Must Go!" Sale

Adult Event Drop-in A special sale to clear out the former area of our dedicated Friends group. Great deals on books as well as tables, shelving and more!
More events in this series (1). » Book Sale Wausau Adults

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 (5). » 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 (4). » Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

Passport Camp

Adult Event Drop-in Residents of Athens 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.
Athens Adults

Russia Today

Mon., 12/4/17, 7pm - 8pm @ Edgar High School
Adult Event Learn about the current state of Russia, including current events there and how the country has changed, from UW-Marathon County professor Jeff Leigh!
History Travel Edgar High School Adults

Spencer High School Handbell Choir

Tue., 12/5/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Join us as the Spencer High School Handbell Choir performs songs for the holiday season! Free and open to the public.
Holiday Music Spencer Adults

Meet Libby: OverDrive's New E-book App

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.
More events in this series (3). » E-books Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

LEGO® Block Party

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 (17). » Activities Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children Preschool Early Elementary

After School Holiday Fun!

Tue., 12/5/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Stratford
Children's Event Kids in grades 3-7 are invited for an afternoon of games, music, stories and holiday-themed crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Crafts Activities Games Music Hands-on Activities Stratford Children Tweens

Teen Advisory Group

Tue., 12/5/17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Volunteer Community Wausau Teens

MCPL DIY
Star Holiday Ornaments

Adult Event Adults can learn how to make decorative holiday star ornaments out of cardboard, yarn and cardstock! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Holiday Wausau Adults

Gum Drop Creations!

Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Tweens can build sculptures and structures using gum drops and toothpicks at this event requiring a little imagination! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Learning Hatley Children Tweens

After School Art: Handmade Gifts

Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in December to make a variety of handmade gifts you can give to family and friends! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Pokemon Club

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 (4). » Activities Crafts Games Wausau Children Tweens

An Evening with the Wausau West Master Singers

Thu., 12/7/17, 6:30pm - 7pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Enjoy sounds of the season when Wausau West High School's Master Singers perform a free holiday concert at our Wausau Headquarters!
Holiday Music Community Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

It's A Wrap!

Thu., 12/7/17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Learn different techniques for holiday gift wrapping, including making bows, adding other flourishes and more! Free, with no registration required.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Spencer Adults

Holiday Dough Fest!

Sat., 12/9/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Kids can play with Play-Doh, gingerbread-scented salt dough and clay to make their own creations during this free event!
Activities Art Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

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 (4). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Create Your Own Holiday Cards

Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Mosinee Adults Children Teens Tweens

MCPL Live!
The History of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

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! Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "Greenglass House" by Kate Milford

Mon., 12/11/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of December, we'll be reading "Greenglass House" by Kate Milford! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Family Adventure Night: Arctic Adventures

Mon., 12/11/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about animals that live in the Arctic region and make fun crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Story Time Edgar Children Preschool

Book Club: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

Tue., 12/12/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us at our Hatley Branch to discuss "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
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 (3). » Crafts Rothschild Adults

Create Your Own Graphic Novel

Teen Event Kids and tweens can learn how to make their own graphic novel during this free program!
More events in this series (1). » Art Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Decorative Craft Box for Kids

Wed., 12/13/17, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can craft their own decorative box to give as a gift to a loved one during this free program!
Crafts Holiday Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Thu., 12/14/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us as we discuss this award-winning book, about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom!
Book Club Edgar Adults

MCPL DIY
Paper Holiday Ornaments

Thu., 12/14/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Adults can transform recycled book pages into beautiful decorative ornaments during this free craft event!
Crafts Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "Silent Night: The Story of the WWI Christmas Truce" by Stanley Weintraub

Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book, about when men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms on Christmas Eve and joined in celebration during World War I. New members always welcome!
Book Club Athens Adults

Random Moments of Verse
"Becoming Trans-Parent"

Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A monthly gathering of central Wisconsin poets, featuring the occasional special guest. In December, we're happy to welcome Annette Grunseth reading from her chapbook "Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family's Journey of Gender Transition."
Community Poetry Writing Social Issues Wausau Adults

Sensory Story Time

Sat., 12/16/17, 9:15am - 9:45am @ MCPL Wausau
Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Book Club: "The Christmas Shoes" by Donna VanLiere

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
This story follows the lives of a man and a boy who cross paths one fateful Christmas Eve.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Smith

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event After the death of her husband, Joanne Smith is dreading the holiday season. But 12 days before Christmas, she begins receiving unexpected gifts from her family's "True Friends," which changes her outlook.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "A Season of Angels" by Debbie Macomber

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "A Season of Angels," about three wacky angels who set out to answer the Christmas prayers of those on earth.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Holiday Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate the season with a holiday-themed story time featuring stories, songs and crafts!
Crafts Holiday Story Time Rothschild Children Preschool

Holiday Craft Day

Tue., 12/19/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Make decorative evergreen trees during this fun and festive holiday craft event!
Crafts Holiday Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Portugal and Spain: A Tourist's Perspective

Tue., 12/19/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A free, picture-filled presentation on travels through Portugal, Spain and elsewhere for those interested in their own vacations or just hearing about international adventures!
Food History Travel Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: The Short Stories of O. Henry

Wed., 12/20/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of some of O. Henry's classic short stories!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt

Thu., 12/21/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Sat., 12/23/17 - Sat., 12/30/17 @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including snap circuits, a 3D printer and more!
Activities Games Technology Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Frosty's Magical Birthday Party

Wed., 12/27/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join MCPL Wausau and magician Professor Marvel for a birthday party celebrating Frosty the Snowman, featuring magic, music, laughs and more!
Holiday Activities Magic Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Winter Craft Day

Children's Event Kids and families are invited to make winter-themed crafts, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Hatley Children Teens Tweens

3-D Paper Art

Fri., 12/29/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Make your own 3-D paper buildings and sculptures using a variety of paper and techniques!
Activities Art Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

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

What's New in Spencer?

Tue., 1/2/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Find out the latest on what's happening in Spencer with Spencer Police Chief Shawn Bauer and Village Administrator Paul Hensch!
Community Spencer Adults

Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.
More events in this series (11). » Story Time Rothschild Children Preschool

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 (7). » Story Time Mosinee Children Preschool

DIY Snowflakes!

Mon., 1/8/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Patrons of all ages can make their own decorative snowflakes using wooden craft sticks or paper! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults Children Tweens Teens

Book Club: "1984" by George Orwell

Mon., 1/8/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of January, we'll be reading "1984" by George Orwell! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Kirigami Paper Art

Mon., 1/8/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Adults are invited to learn the art of kirigami (folding and cutting paper) at our Edgar Branch! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Hands-on Activities Edgar Adults

Bubble Story Time

Tue., 1/9/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids and families can hear bubble-themed stories and participate in bubble activities at our Hatley Branch!
Art Crafts Story Time Hatley Children Preschool

Book Club: "The Christmas Dog" by Melody Carlson

Tue., 1/9/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in January to discuss the novel "The Christmas Dog" by Melody Carlson!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Bubble Science

Tue., 1/9/18, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids are invited to participate in a number of bubble experiments and activities! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Science Hatley Children Tweens Grades K 5

Volcano Science

Children's Event Join us for an afternoon of volcano-blasting fun! Kids in grades K-5 and their families are invited to learn the science behind a volcanic eruption, create their own volcano, and then erupt it!
More events in this series (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Grades K 5

Book Club: "The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci

Thu., 1/11/18, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of this book, about a man who must take a train in order to make it home to see his girlfriend by Christmas.
Book Club Edgar Adults

Book Club: "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

Thu., 1/11/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event A lively discussion of Ransom Riggs' incredibly popular book - popular with all ages!
Book Club Athens Adults

Myths and Realities in Wisconsin's Court System

Thu., 1/11/18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event 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

Library Aquarium Anniversary Celebration

Sat., 1/13/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Celebrate the five-year anniversary of MCPL's Phyllis Donner Aquarium with a special day featuring live sea creatures, stories, games and activities!
Activities Story Time Animals Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Book Babies

Mon., 1/15/18, 10am - 10:30am @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Story Time Wausau Children

Book Club: "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield

Mon., 1/15/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "The Thirteenth Tale," about a dying writer bids a young bookshop assistant to write her biography
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman

Mon., 1/15/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Come discuss this book, about real-life zookeepers who helped hide hundreds of people from the Nazis after Germany invaded Poland during World War II.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Family Adventure Night: Froggy and Friends

Mon., 1/15/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about Froggy and Friends read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Book Club: "Too Close to the Falls" by Catherine Gildiner

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Too Close to the Falls," about the childhood of Catherine Gildiner as she grew up in the sleepy town of Lewiston, New York near Niagara Falls in the 1950s.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Tales for Tots

Tue., 1/16/18, 10am - 11am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! This program is designed to help 2- and 3-year-olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers, colors, rhyming and more in a fun and interactive way.
Wausau Children

Preschool Story Time

Wed., 1/17/18, 10:30am - 11am @ MCPL Wausau
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.
Story Time None 0 Wausau Children

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin

Thu., 1/18/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

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

Word Play!

Mon., 1/22/18, 10am - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens are invited to play fun vocabulary-building board games or to work on word puzzles like crosswords, word searches and word chains!
Activities Games Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

LEGO® Ninjago Afternoon

Mon., 1/22/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Visit MCPL Wausau to participate in some LEGO Ninjago activities and craft-making and stick around for a free screening of "The LEGO Ninjago Movie!"
Activities Hands-on Learning Movie Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tweens

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

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

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

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" Story Contest

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

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

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

Library Learning
Introduction to Gmail

Adult Event Learn how to create your own email account and how to use it during this free introductory class!
More events in this series (5). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Spencer Adults

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

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

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

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

Little Love Bug Story Time

Tue., 2/13/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! 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

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

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

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

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

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 Adults Children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chilren'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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