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Events: Adults

CLICK for Babies

Adult Event Drop-in All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2018 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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Miles Thro' Middle Earth Fitness Challenge!

Adult Event Drop-in Replicate Frodo's journey walking from The Shire to Mount Doom with this fitness challenge at the library!

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Library Paper Flower Garden

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate summer by helping the library "cultivate" a colorful paper flower garden! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

Kids & Adults 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: "Life in Motion" by Misty Copeland

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this memoir by Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Come join us in playing a variety of board games, suitable for all ages!

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Needle Arts at the Library

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.

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Medicare Cost Saving Options

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by anytime between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to talk to Mike Graper an outreach specialist from the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin (ADRC-CW) and have a discussion about Medicare and Medicare cost saving options.

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MCPL Movie Night: "Black Panther"

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Visit the library for a free screening of this blockbuster superhero film featuring an all-star cast!

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The Fromm Brothers & Their Fur Farm

Adult Event Drop-in Learn the history of a Marathon County landmark that was, at one time, the largest silver fox and mink farm in the United States! The presentation will be led by Ben Clark of the Marathon County Historical Society.

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Book Club: "The Stars are Fire" by Anita Shreve

Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the library for a lively discussion of a wide variety of books and novels!

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Readers of Classic Literature: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this classic tale, about a boy and his friends growing up along the banks of the Mississippi in the 1800s.

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Summertime Food Safety and Great Summer Recipes

Adult Event Drop-in Recipes and food safety tips from UW-Extension staff!

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Marker Explosions!

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Teens and adults are invited to make their own firework-like designs on tiles and fabrics during this Fourth of July-inspired craft event!

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Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library monthly on the first Thursday over the summer and show us how libraries can "rock!" by decorating your own rocks with all sorts of art supplies!

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Book Club: "Keeping The Castle" by Patrice Kindl

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of July, we'll be reading "Keeping the Castle" by Patrice Kindl! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.

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Book Club: "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

Adult Event Drop-in Join the library Book Club in July to discuss the novel "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty!

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

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of Vance's best-selling book!

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Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library for a lively discussion of R.J. Palacio's best-selling novel, as well as relevant issues raised in the book.

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Book Club: "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library for a lively discussion of Stradal's novel!

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Book Club: "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library for a discussion of our monthly book club selection, "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult!

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Women's Night Out: "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, which explores a wide range of human emotions through a collection of vignettes.

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Jukebox Hero Music Trivia Night!

Adult Event Drop-in Bring a team or join one to play some multimedia music trivia at the library as part of our "Libraries Rock" summer theme.

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room! Free, with registration required.

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Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

All-Ages Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks and then hide them around their community! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Cribbage Week

Adult Event Drop-in It's Cribbage week all week in Athens! Drop by with a friend or challenge someone in the library to a game. Cards and boards provided

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Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In July, we'll read and discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate, and new people are always welcome!

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DIY Marbled Paper

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Ever wanted to add that extra touch to paper crafts? Marbling is the perfect technique to create that beautiful artistic design!

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MCPL & POV Documentary Night: "Whose Streets?"

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a special screening of this documentary in collaboration with the POV independent film series, and see it before the PBS premiere!

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Ollivander's Wand Shop

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!

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MCPL DIY
Crafted Rock Photo Holder

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Teens and adults can make their own unique photo holder using rocks, paint and wire!

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MCPL Live!
Patrick W. Steele: How Milwaukee Lost the Braves

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for an interesting evening of sports history with Patrick W. Steele as he discusses his new book, "Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee," about the Milwaukee Braves and decision to relocate the team to Atlanta.

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The Power of Protein: Incorporating Beef into a Healthy Diet

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for this presentation on the importance of protein and a demonstration of a heart-healthy recipe with beef!

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Free Family Pool Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.

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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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Book Club: "One Thousand White Women" by Jim Fergus

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion on a wide variety of books!

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Book Club: "A Gentleman In Moscow" by Amor Towles

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel in 1920s Russia.

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Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Visit the library any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D printer, snap circuits and more!

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Library Learning
Internet Basics

Adult Event Drop-in 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 is limited so registration is required. Call 715-446-3537 for more information or to register.

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Book Club: "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of August, we'll be reading "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.

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Book Club: "Troublemaker" by Leah Remini

Adult Event Drop-in Join the library Book Club in August to discuss the book "Troublemaker" by Leah Remini!

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MCPL DIY
Recycled CD Coasters

Adult Event Drop-in Make your own set of stylish coasters using recycled CDs and a variety of craft materials! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Beauty Products

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Join us to learn how to make your own beauty products and take it home with you!

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Book Club: "Rosemary" by Kate Clifford Larson

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library for a discussion of our monthly book club selection. No need to register beforehand and new people are always welcome!

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Book Club: "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the library each month for a spirited discussion of a wide range of books!

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Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Adult Event Drop-in Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes such as red cabbage, carrot greens and more during this free informational presentation!

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Learn to Embroider

Adult Event Drop-in Adults can get an introduction to embroidery during this free class at the library!

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Women's Night Out: "Glass House" by Brian Alexander

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this nonfiction book, about a town in Ohio, which went from being middle class to run down over the past 40 years.

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Book Club: "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of August, we'll read and discuss Edith Wharton's 1911 novel about a tragic love triangle. New people are always welcome!

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Scrabble Week

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!

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Anime After Dark

Adult Event Drop-in Adults can watch episodes of anime series "Perfect Insider" and "Tokto ESP!" Suitable for adults ages 18+ only.

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What Was Social Media Before Computers?

Adult Event Drop-in Join local historian Ronald Draeger as he talks about the ways people stayed in contact with one another in the pre-computer era!

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Origami Afternoon

All-Ages Event Drop-in Come try your hand at folding paper into various creative shapes at the library! All ages welcome.

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Afternoon Poetry Workshop

Adult Event Drop-in Are you a poet? Or do you love to write and are looking for an opportunity to enhance your writing skills with that certain creative touch? We are here to help! Join us at the library for an afternoon with poet Dawn Anderson.

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Passport Event

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in In honor of National Passport Awareness Month, Mosinee will be hosting a passport event from 3-7 p.m.for any adults and teens who need a new passport or a passport renewal.

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Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of September, we'll be reading "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.

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Book Club: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

Adult Event Drop-in Join the library Book Club in September to discuss "Life After Life," about a woman who lives her life over and over again during the early 20th century.

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Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Partisan Polarization in the Trump Age

Adult Event Drop-in Join us as UW-Madison assistant professor Michael Wagner discusses the US's current political divide, what contributes to it and how it may affect our nation's future.

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Book Club: "The Magnolia Story" by Chip and Joanna Gains

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library in September for a lively discussion on this book, about the hosts of HGTV's "Fixer Upper!"

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Book Club: "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure

Adult Event Drop-in 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.

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

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a discussion about this novel, about a curmudgeon who finds an unexpected friendship among neighbors.

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Book Club "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Adult Event Drop-in Have some good times with great books every month during meetings of the library book club!

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Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the library for an engaging discussion on a variety of books during their monthly book club meetings!

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The Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Learn about the positive effects of playing video games from UW-Madison professor C. Shawn Green! Free, no registration required.

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Library Learning
Libby E-Books

Adult Event Drop-in Learn how to use the Libby app to checkout and download e-books and audiobooks for free with your library card!

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Still Life Sketching

All-Ages Event Drop-in Sketch a variety of still life drawings during this creative all-ages event!

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Quilting & Crafting

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

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Book Club: "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In September, we'll read and discuss "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff, and new people are always welcome!

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MCPL DIY
Cotton Swab Flowers

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Join us for this fun and creative craft project, where we'll transform some simple household items into beautiful flowers! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Book Club: "My Antonia" by Willa Cather

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of October, we'll be reading "My Antonia" by Willa Cather! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.

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Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Adult Event Drop-in Join the library Book Club in October to discuss "Wonder," about a young boy with facial differences who attends a public school for the first time after years of homeschooling.

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Book Club: "The Bright Hour" by Nina Riggs

Adult Event Drop-in Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "The Bright Hour," about a woman's journey living with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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Book Club: "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a discussion of "Rebecca," about a young woman who marries, but her husband and his staff cannot shake the memory of his former wife, Rebecca.

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Book Club: "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of November, we'll be reading "Radium Girls" by Kate Moore! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.

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Book Club: "The Good Nurse" by Charles Graeber

Adult Event Drop-in Join the library Book Club in November to discuss this book, about a nurse who killed hundreds of people over the course of 16 years.

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Book Club: "Kiss Carlo" by Adriana Trigiani

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a discussion of "Kiss Carlo," about a family whose lives change dramatically after the delivery of a telegram.

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Book Club: "The Little Prince" by Antoine Saint-Exupery

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of December, we'll be reading "The Little Prince" by Antoine Saint-Exupery! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.

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Book Club: "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

Adult Event Drop-in Join the library Book Club in December to discuss this classic holiday tale!

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Book Club: "An Irish Country Christmas" by Patrick Taylor

Adult Event Drop-in Join us for a discussion of "An Irish Country Christmas," about a doctor who faces competition from a new physician in town during the holiday season.

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