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Birding for Beginners!

All-Ages Event All ages can learn about birds in Wisconsin, create a bird feeder and a nature journal!

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Women's Night Out: "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

Adult Event Drop-in Participate in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of books with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages 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.

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Book Club: "A Fall of Marigolds" by Susan Meissner

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "A Fall of Marigolds," about two women - one in 1911 and the other in 2011 - who mourn the men that they love, both of whom died tragically.

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Library Learning
Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Adult Event Registration Required Microsoft Excel can be used for many things, from creating simple lists to calculating budgets. Learn more about it during this free class!

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International Puzzle Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate International Puzzle Day with a variety of puzzles for all ages at the library!

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Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Grow Your Own Microgreens

Adult Event Join us to learn about microgreens and how to grow them during these cold winter months! Plus, we'll have extra time for general questions about lawns, trees and gardens.

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Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 1

Adult Event Registration Required Do you ever feel like you're missing out on things because you're not on Facebook? Would you like to learn how to use Facebook to better connect with family and friends? We can help!

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Powered By Wisconsin Potatoes

Adult Event Learn how to incorporate potatoes into a healthy diet during this free informative event!

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Health and Wellness Club: Treats for a Happy Heart

Adult Event Treat yourself well with a discussion about health and wellness, recipe swap and more!

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Create a Valentine!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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LENA Start Marathon County

Adult Event Registration Required Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel Brown

Adult Event Discuss our monthly book club pick about the American rowing crew that prevailed at the 1936 Berlin Olympics!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

Adult Event Drop-in It's time again for the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale!

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Celebrate 120 years of Mosinee Branch History!

Adult Event Join us for a special celebration as the library celebrates its 120th anniversary!

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Book Club: "The Last Mrs. Parrish" by Liv Constantine

Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of February, we'll be reading "The Last Mrs. Parrish" by Liv Constantine!

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Cribbage at the Library

Adult Event Adults are invited to play a few games of cribbage against friends or other library patrons during this free monthly program!

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Book Club: "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in February to discuss this book by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler!

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CANCELED: MCPL DIY
Spa Night

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 2/12/19, 4:30–6:30pm @ MCPL Stratford

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

Adult Event Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Event Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the next Honor Flight!

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Book Club: "Circe" by Madeline Miller

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this bold retelling of Homer's Odyssey!

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Book Club: "Still Life with Bread Crumbs" by Anna Quindlen

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Still Life with Bread Crumbs," about a world-famous photographer who learns to look at life in a new way after moving to a small country cabin.

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Book Club: "The Widower's Tale" by Julia Glass

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this novel by Julia Glass!

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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!

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Women's Night Out: "The Education of Will" by Patricia McConnell

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Wearable Art Spring Shawl

Teen & Adult Event Spend an afternoon with our fiber arts group and learn how to create your very own spring shawl.

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Bridge to Terabithia"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Bridge to Terabithia" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Katherine Paterson!

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Birding for Beginners II

All-Ages Event Learn about the beautiful birds of Wisconsin and how to attract them to your own backyard.

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Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals

Adult Event Registration Required Learn how to make a Facebook profile, send friend requests, like, comment and more during this free class!

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Library Learning
Basics of the iPhone and iPad

Adult Event Registration Required Do you have an Apple iPhone or iPad, or thinking about buying one, and want to learn more about how they work? We want to help!

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Quilting & Beyond

Adult Event Drop-in Work on your quilting projects at the library with your friends and neighbors!

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MCPL Movie Night: "First Man"

Adult Event Join us for a free screening of the 2018 film exploring the life of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, and bring your popcorn!

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Book Club: "Anna and the Swallow Man" by Gavriel Savit

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of February, we'll read and discuss this novel, about a young girl who travels to the Polish countryside after her father is taken to a concentration camp.

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Readers of Classic Lit Book Club: "O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest works of literature, including Cather's prototype feminist novel!

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Natural Body Care Recipes: How to Make Your Own

Teen & Adult Event Join us for a creative evening at the library where we will teach you the basics of making your very own natural beauty products for hair, skin and body.

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Art Cluster Reception

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Parents and other family members are invited to view and celebrate their child's artwork which was created as part of Wasuau School District's Art Cluster program.

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Starting Garden Plants

Adult Event Learn how to start tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and more during this free event!

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Health and Wellness Club: Allergies and Spring Cleaning

Teen & Adult Event Join us for a group discussion about spring cleaning and shedding the clutter, DIY natural cleaning products and ways to beat seasonal allergies!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Adult Event Discuss our monthly book club pick about eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads.

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What's the Buzz? Honey Bees and Beekeeping

Adult Event Learn about honey bees, beekeeping and more during this free event with a local expert!

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Needle Felting Workshop

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Adults and teens are welcome to drop by the library to discover and learn the basics of needle felting.

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Book Club: "How To Stop Time" by Matt Haig

Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of March, we'll be reading "How to Stop Time" by Matt Haig!

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Library Learning
The Basics of Craigslist

Adult Event Registration Required Join us for a free presentation to learn more about the popular online marketplace Craigslist!

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Book Club: "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in March to discuss this revered novel by Amy Tan!

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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Adult Event Join us for a presentation on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association.

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Book Club: "She Stood for Freedom" by Loki Mulholland

Adult Event Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Recycled Glass Creations for Your Garden!

Adult Event Adults can join us and learn how to make one-of-a-kind garden sculptures from recycled glass dishware.

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Book Club: "The Overstory" by Richard Powers

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "The Overstory," consisting of fables about the impacts of humans on the natural world.

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Book Club: "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Of Mice and Men," about two ranch hands in Depression-era California who dream of a better life until an act of unintentional violence threatens their future.

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Book Club: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of J.D. Vance's best-selling book!

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Library Learning
The Wide World of Google Resources

Adult Event Registration Required The word "Google" is synonymous with searching the internet ("Just Google it"), but join us to learn about some of the other resources the company offers.

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Passport Event

Adult Event Registration Required Drop-in Apply for a U.S. passport locally during a special one-day-only application event!

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Book Club: "The Last Suppers" by Mandy Mikulencak

Adult Event Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our monthly book club pick!

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Women's Night Out: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion a variety of books during the Women's Night Out book club!

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Gardening Techniques for Adults

Adult Event Learn tips and techniques for gardening from a local horticulture educator!

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Calm: A Guided Tour of Mindfulness and Meditation

Adult Event Have you heard of mindfulness but you've been unsure of what it is, where to start, or how it can apply to your life? Join us for an informal presentation, including some basic techniques, appropriate for all skill levels!

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Container Gardening

Adult Event Learn about new horticultural techniques in container gardening and bring your other gardening and horticulture questions for UW-Extension Educator Brianna Wright!

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Recycled Magazine Crafts

All-Ages Event Drop-in Find a fun, creative use for old magazines and newspapers and recycle at the same time!

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Escape from the Deathday Dungeon: A Harry Potter Escape Room Experience

Teen & Adult Event Can you and your group solve all the puzzles to escape the Deathday Dungeon? Give it a try during our special two-day Harry Potter escape room event!

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Logging and Sawmills of Marathon County

Adult Event Learn about central Wisconsin's logging and sawmill history during this free presentation!

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Book Club: "Surprise Me" by Sophie Kinsella

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of March, we'll read and discuss this novel, about a married couple who realize they don't know each other as well as they had thought.

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Effective Communication Strategies for Families Facing Alzheimer's

Adult Event Join for a presentation on ways to communicate with a friend or loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia, with plenty of time included for questions.

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Wolves: A Family Tradition

Adult Event Join us for a presentation about one of nature's most revered - and maligned - mammals: the wolf!

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Creative Journals

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Journals contain some of our most personal thoughts, and patrons not only have the opportunity to make their own journal, but also to personalize it with decorations!

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Health and Wellness Club: Organize Your Life!

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Stop by our monthly health and wellness club to discuss a wide range of topics with others, including April's discussion about ways to organize your time and home!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell

Adult Event Discuss our monthly book club pick about the qualities and habits of successful people!

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Show Us Your Bookface!

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Take a bookface selfie that you can post on social media for others to see!​

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Herb Gardening

Adult Event Learn the basics of herb gardening, and get some of your other gardening questions answered!

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Book Club: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of April, we'll be reading "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde!

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Book Club: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in April to discuss this best-seller by J.D. Vance!

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Book Club: "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware

Adult Event Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Myths and Truths: Human Trafficking in Central Wisconsin

Teen & Adult Event Learn about human trafficking, and how the topic hits home in central Wisconsin, during this informative event!

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Book Club: "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about the lives of two different families, who live centuries apart.

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Book Club: "I Let You Go" by Clare Mackintosh

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "I Let You Go," about a woman who suffers the loss of her young son and the two officers who try to get to solve the case.

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

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this quirky 2017 book by Gail Honeyman!

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Ella Enchanted"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Ella Enchanted" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Gail Carson Levine!

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Wordstock: Three Days of Peace and Poetry

All-Ages Event Drop-in Attend this three-day poetry event, where different poetry activities will be offered for all ages each day!

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Library Learning
Intro to Libby and Downloading E-Books!

Adult Event Registration Required Did you know a MCPL card gives you access to thousands of books and audiobooks available to download for free with a few taps or clicks on your computer, smartphone or tablet? Let us show you how it works!

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Book Club: "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of April, we'll read and discuss this novel, about the hundreds of young women worked at the radium-dial factories during World War I.

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DIY Sugar Scrub

Teen & Adult Event Make your own scented sugar scrub, with all supplies provided!

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Gardening with Kids

Adult Event Adults can learn methods and activities to help interest kids in gardening!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Adult Event Discuss our monthly book club pick about the cells of a woman that were taken without her consent and used to study cancer, develop the polio vaccine and more.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Adult Event Pick the brain of a master gardener and get helpful info for your summer garden!

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A History of the Fromm Brothers Fur Farm

Adult Event Learn the history of a Marathon County landmark that was, at one time, the largest silver fox and mink farm in the United States!

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Book Club: "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson

Adult Event Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Book Club: "There There" by Tommy Orange

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a Native American powwow that changes the lives of some of its attendees forever.

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Book Club: "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie

Adult Event Join the library Book Club in May to discuss this book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows!

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Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "The Underground Railroad," about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom.

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Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Adult Event Drop by the library for a lively discussion of Cheryl Strayed's celebrated memoir!

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Book Club: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Adult Event Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our monthly book club pick!

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

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of May, we'll read and discuss this novel, about an eccentric loner who meets two other isolated individuals and forms friendships with them.

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