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Community Writing Competition

Mon., 1/22/18 - Tue., 5/29/18 @ All MCPL Locations
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 All Locations Adults Teen

LENA Start Marathon County

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

Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Join us every Tuesday afternoon to socialize with other like-minded fans of fiber arts like knitting and crocheting. Bring friends or make new ones!
More events in this series (4). » Crafts Activities Hands-on Learning Community Athens Adults

Quilting and Crafting

Adult Event Drop-in Quilters and crafters are invited to gather to learn, create, and share! In addition to sharing quilting skills and techniques, we'll also teach a new craft each month. Bring supplies, the library will supply patterns and books.
More events in this series (2). » Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts Stratford Adults

Library Learning
Introduction to Excel

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

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

Recognizing Dating Violence

Tue., 2/27/18, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Hear the story of a real-life family who was affected by dating violence and get other helpful information from representatives from The Women's Community during this free presentation!
Community Social Issues Wausau Adults Tweens

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

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

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

Wed., 2/28/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a classic homage to the Mississippi!
Book Club Wausau Adults

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 (3). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Mosinee Adults

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Sat., 3/3/18, 11:30am - 1:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
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.
Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

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

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

Endangered & Threatened Animals of North America

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

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

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

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

Meet Libby: OverDrive's New E-book App

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

MCPL Live!
Cooking with Inga Witscher

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

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

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

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Adult Event Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
Art Inside The Lines Spencer Adults

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

MCPL Live!
The History of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

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

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). » Games Crafts Activities Athens Adults

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

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

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

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

Passport Event

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

Apron Strings

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

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

Mon., 3/19/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of Vance's best-selling book! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Social Issues Wausau Adults

Women of Wausau and Marathon County

Thu., 3/22/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Learn more about some of the local women who made an impact in our area during this special presentation in honor of Women's History Month.
History Hatley Adults

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Fri., 3/23/18 - Sat., 3/31/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D pen, Dash and Dot Robot and more!
Activities Hands-on Learning Technology Hatley Adults Children Teens Tweens

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

That's Gonna Leave a Mark: Packing the Perfect Outdoors Emergency Kit

Tue., 3/27/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a presentation by experienced outdoor adventurer John E. Van Barriger about essential equipment to handle emergencies for just about any silent sport!
Nature Outdoor Recreation Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

Wed., 3/28/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Lilac Girls," about the intersecting lives of an American woman and a Polish woman during World War II.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

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

Wed., 3/28/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in The Readers of Classic Literature book club will discuss some of the legendary tales by the Brothers Grimm!
Book Club Wausau 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

"Pollution to Solution": Conservation Farming Practices

Wed., 4/4/18, 5pm - 6pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for a presentation on a variety of conservation farming practices with Jason Cavadini of the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County.
Community Farming Marathon City Adults

Bookmark Palooza

Mon., 4/9/18 - Fri., 4/13/18 @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate National Library Week by decorating your own bookmark! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Adults Children Teen Tweens

Book Club: "Felicity" by Mary Oliver

Mon., 4/9/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of April, we'll be reading "Felicity" by Mary Oliver! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Poetry Marathon City Adults

The Importance of Work Zone Safety

Tue., 4/10/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Marathon County Highway Commissioner James Griesbach will discuss the importance of driving safe in work zones. Free and open to the public.
Community Spencer Adults Teens

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

Tue., 4/10/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in April to discuss the novel "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Cherry Blossom Art

Tue., 4/10/18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Children and adults can create their own cherry blossom art using watercolor paints or 3-D blossoms using tissue paper!
Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Adults Children

Herbs, Herbs, Herbs

Tue., 4/10/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Learn about growing herbs, incorporating them into your cooking and using them for health and beauty purposes during this free presentation!
Gardening Food Stratford Adults

Tech Time

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

Book Club: "Waiting" by Ha Jin

Thu., 4/12/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book, about a Chinese doctor torn between his feelings for two radically different women.
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

Mon., 4/16/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Big Little Lies," about three mothers all harboring their own troubles and secrets, including their involvement in a potential murder at a school fundraiser.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Lost Girls" by Heather Young

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

Book Club: "Left Neglected" by Lisa Genova

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Left Neglected," about a young mother who suffers a traumatic brain injury that forces her to adapt to a new way of life.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

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

Mon., 4/16/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of Jiles' novel! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Earth Day Story Time

Tue., 4/17/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Celebrate Earth Day with stories about our planet and crafts and activities focused on the environment!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Hatley Adults Children Preschool

Intro to Raising Chickens!

Thu., 4/19/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a presentation on what it takes to raise chickens at home, and bring your questions! Free and no registration required.
Animals Farming Mosinee Adults

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

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

Wed., 4/25/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of classic novels, plays and other stories each month!
Book Club Wausau Adults

MCPL DIY
Tin Can Napkin Decoupage

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

All About Composting!

Adult Event Learn the basics of composting from Paul Kage, Wausau's Urban Community Garden Coordinator!
Farming Gardening Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Tue., 5/1/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event It's time again to think about and plan for your garden (if you aren't already)! Here's a chance to pick the brain of a master gardener.
Gardening Spencer Adults

MCPL Live!
Bats!

Tue., 5/1/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Jennifer Redell, bat biologist with the Wisconsin DNR, will talk about Wisconsin's bat population, the part they play in the state's ecosystem and more!
Animals Hands-on Learning Nature Outdoor Recreation Wausau Adults Children Grades K 5 Preschool Teen

MCPL DIY
Cotton Swab Flowers

Adult Event 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. Registration required.
Mcpl Diy Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts Wausau 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

Friends of MCPL Book Sale

Thu., 5/3/18, 5pm - Sun., 5/6/18, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the library for great deals on gently used books, movies, music and more! Members-only sale Thursday, open to the public Friday-Sunday.
Art Book Sale Crafts Food History Movie Music Poetry Social Issues Wausau Adults

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

MCPL Movie Night: "Phantom Thread"

Tue., 5/8/18, 6pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free screening of this Academy Award-nominated film about a meticulous dressmaker who falls for a working-class woman.
Movie Movie Night Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Running With Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs

Thu., 5/10/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join us for a lively discussion of this memoir, which chronicles Burroughs' unconventional upbringing as he is raised by his mother's psychiatrist.
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Mon., 5/14/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this landmark environmental book at our Marathon Branch!
Book Club Book Club Marathon City Adults

Summer Sun Story Time

Tue., 5/15/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids and families are invited to attend this story time all about the summer sun, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Hatley Adults Children Preschool

Taking Care of Caregivers

Thu., 5/17/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Julie Lucko from Wausau's Mount View Care Center will share tips and techniques for caregivers to relieve stress involved in day-to-day care. Free, no registration required.
Health Social Issues Spencer Adults

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

Women's Night Out: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

Mon., 5/21/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction, including Towles' novel about an unrepentant Russian aristocrat!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas

Wed., 5/23/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this classic tale, about a man who assumes a new identity and seeks revenge on those who got him wrongly imprisoned.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Fairy Houses

Children's Event Drop-in Decorate your own fairy house using a variety of craft supplies!
Activities Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children

Anime After Dark

Thu., 5/31/18, 6pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Adults can watch three episodes of anime series "Chaika: Coffin Princess" and "Serial Experiment Lain!" Suitable for adults ages 18+ only.
Movie Wausau Adults

Miles Thro' Middle Earth Fitness Challenge!

Fri., 6/1/18 - Sat., 6/30/18 @ MCPL Marathon City
NEW! Adult Event Drop-in Replicate Frodo's journey walking from The Shire to Mount Doom with this fitness challenge at our Marathon City Branch!
Health Outdoor Recreation Slp Marathon City Adults

Library Paper Flower Garden

Fri., 6/1/18, 1pm - Mon., 7/2/18, 1pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate summer by helping our Athens Branch "cultivate" a colorful paper flower garden! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Gardening Nature Slp Nature Athens Adults Children Grades K 5 Preschool Teen

Has Anybody Seen My Car Keys?

Tue., 6/5/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Learn more about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, and how to help someone you know who is suffering.
Health Spencer Adults

Escape Room Family Adventure

NEW! Children's Event Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room! Free, with registration required.
More events in this series (2). » Activities Slp Edgar Adults Children Grades K 5

Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks!

Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the Mosinee Branch monthly on the first Thursday over the summer and let us show you how libraries can "rock!"
More events in this series (2). » Art Hands-on Activities Crafts Slp Mosinee Adults Children Teens

Book Club: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

Thu., 6/14/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a woman who takes a job caring for a quadriplegic man who is struggling to find the will to live.
Book Club Athens Adults

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

Wed., 6/27/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event 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.
Book Club Wausau Adults