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Visit your local MCPL for adult activities, including books clubsarts & crafts, movie nightscomputer classes, author visits, writing workshops, wellness events, informational presentations and more!

Follow this webpage or subscribe to our e-newsletter for the most recent schedule of library events for adults at our branches in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford. We also publish featured adult events on our social media channels.

MCPL On-site For Adults Events

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Grab & Go
Fiber Arts Kits

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library in July to pick up a kit of supplies and instructions to create your own fiber arts project at home!

  • 7/17/31/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Dragon Eggs

Adults Drop-in Kids shouldn't have all the fun when it comes to crafts! Adults are encouraged to pick up a craft kit to create their own version of a dragon egg. Available for curbside pickup at the library.

  • 7/67/31/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood

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

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

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Make Your Own Lavender Gnome

Adults & Teens Registration Drop-in Craft a lavender-scented gnome, with all supplies provided in a kit that you can conveniently pick up curbside or by appointment!

  • 7/137/17/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Virtual Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

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

  • Mon., 7/13/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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

Adults Join the library Book Club in July for a virtual chat about this book by Lisa Scottoline!

  • Tue., 7/14/20, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "The Winner" by David Baldacci

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

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

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

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

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

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The History of Tea

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

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

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Needle Arts

All-Ages Drop-in Drop by the library to work on fiber arts projects such as knitting, crocheting and quilting!

  • Tue., 7/28/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Tue., 8/11/20, 25 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Virtual Book Club: "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner

Adults Join us to discuss this riveting novel by Jennifer Weiner from the comfort and safety of home!

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

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Hot Off the Grill

Adults Learn different ways to prepare beef on the grill!

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

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Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Discussion Group

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

  • Wed., 8/5/20, 34:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Virtual Book Club: "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

Adults Take part in a lively, virtual discussion of this novel about four siblings who find out the exact date that each of them will die, and how their lives play out.

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

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Pressed Flower Coasters

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

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

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Virtual Book Club: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

Adults Join us virtually to discuss this best-selling memoir by Michelle Obama from the comfort and safety of home!

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

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Healthy Living for Your Mind & Body

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

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

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Honor Flight Mail Call

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

  • 9/19/30/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Adults Stop by the library on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a featured selection for their book club, including Du Maurier's novel in September.

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

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Medicare Basics

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!

  • Thu., 9/10/20, 24 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Wed., 9/16/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • Thu., 9/24/20, 57 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

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

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

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Fiber Arts Fashion Show

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

  • Tue., 9/22/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a fun and lively discussion about a variety of books!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Book Club: The Witch Elm by Tana French

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

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

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

Adults Join us in Rothschild for writing programs exploring creative nonfiction, including ways to write about difficult topics and trauma.

  • Thu., 10/15/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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

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

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

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

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a fun and lively discussion! In October, we'll discuss the this thrilling novel about tangled love triangle.

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

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

Adults The second Tuesday of each month, book club participants discuss a featured selection. For November, it's David Grann's true-crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon."

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

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

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

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

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