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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 locations in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.

We also publish featured events on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

MCPL On-site For Adults Events

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Common Scams & Frauds

Adults Join us at the library for important information about avoiding common scams and fraud attempts, and what do you if you or someone you know falls victim to either one.

  • Thu., 12/8/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Mon., 1/9/23, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Mon., 1/9/23, 45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Grab & Go
Winter Ornaments

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in early December for a cute little grab and go craft perfect for the winter!

  • 12/512/10/22 @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume

Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff for a discussion of Judy Blume's classic story!

  • Mon., 12/12/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans

Adults Join your friends and neighbors for a discussion of a variety of books in Edgar! New members are always welcome - just read the book and show up!

  • Tue., 12/13/22, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Book Club: "The Deal of a Lifetime" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Visit the library for an engaging conversation about their book club pick of the month!

  • Tue., 12/13/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Cribbage at the Spencer Branch

Adults Drop-in Grab your card decks and boards (or use ours) as the library welcomes back patrons for an hour or so of cribbage!

  • Tue., 12/13/22, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers as they discuss this popular memoir by Tara Westover!

  • Tue., 12/13/22, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book of the Month
"The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay" by Kelly Harms

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up their Book-of-the-Month selection, along with some questions and comments to get you thinking about the novel!

  • 12/112/30/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Felt Pin

Adults Drop-in Create a fashionable felt flower pin with this grab and go kit available (while they last) at all MCPL locations in December!

  • 12/112/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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CANCELED: Newbery Medal Book Club: "Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis

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

  • CANCELED: Thu., 12/8/22, 5:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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As the Page Turns Book Club
"The Return" by Nichols Sparks

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion each month with other book enthusiasts in the community! December's pick is a recent novel by Nicholas Sparks!

  • Thu., 12/15/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Friends of MCPL Members-Only Sale

Adults Drop-in Our Friends of MCPL welcome members of the group for a monthly sale on the third Saturday! If you're not a member, you can join on the spot to access all the great material!

  • Sat., 12/17/22, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Winter-Themed Escape Rooms

Adults & Teens Registration Do you have what it takes to get out of our winter escape rooms? Venture to the library and find out in December!

  • 12/2712/31/22 @ MCPL Hatley

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Crafts & Games Social Hour

Adults Drop-in Adults are invited to spend an afternoon at the library for some social fun outside of the house to chat with others while playing games, working on knitting projects and more!

  • Wed., 1/4/23, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Make Your Own Journal

Adults Drop-in Celebrate the start of the New Year with a self-care habit proven to have mental health benefits: journaling! Stop by the library to make your own!

  • 1/31/7/23 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Common Scams & Frauds Targeting Seniors

Adults Seniors are welcome to join us for a program with the state Bureau of Consumer Protection about important information on frauds and scams that specifically target senior citizens.

  • Mon., 1/9/23, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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

Adults Join the library staff and other book enthusiasts to discuss Lisa Wingate's riveting novel, based on a true story!

  • Mon., 1/9/23, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead

Adults Join the discussion of Stead's award-winning book with your friends and neighbors, and new people are always welcome - just read the book and show up!

  • Tue., 1/10/23, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Book Club: "One of Us Is Lying" by Karen McManus

Adults Each month, the library staff and other book enthusiasts discuss a featured selection among a variety of titles, including McManus' incredibly popular novel!

  • Tue., 1/10/23, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Cloud Cuckoo Land" by Anthony Doerr

Adults Join us for a lively mid-afternoon book discussion at the library, as we chat about Doerr's award-winning 2021 novel!

  • Tue., 1/10/23, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Intro to Online Job Searching

Adults Registration Looking for, or applying for, a job online can be an intimidating experience and MCPL wants to help! Join us for a class on setting up an email and other job search tools. Registration required.

  • Wed., 1/11/23, 1:303 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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The Unwanted Houseguest: Learn More About Radon

Adults Did you know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers? Learn more about this colorless, odorless gas (and how to stay safe from it) during this Rothschild Branch program!

  • Thu., 1/12/23, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Badger Aces With Mike O'Connor

Adults Join us at the library for a compelling presentation by author Mike O'Connor on ace fighter pilots from Wisconsin through WWI up to the Vietnam War!

  • Thu., 1/12/23, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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As the Page Turns Book Club
"Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for discussions of a wide variety of great books during our As the Page Turns Book Club!

  • Mon., 1/16/23, 5:456:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Book Club: "The Rose Code" by Kate Quinn

Adults Join the library staff and other fans of literature each month for a discussion of great books!

  • Wed., 1/18/23, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "The Quiet Season" by Jerry Apps

Adults Join the library and fellow readers for a wonderful book club discussion in January on "The Quiet Season" by acclaimed Wisconsin author Jerry Apps.

  • Wed., 1/18/23, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Make a Light-Up Headband!

Adults Registration Get crafty and learn a bit about electricity at the same time as we invite adults to join us in creating a headband that lights up! Registration required.

  • Wed., 1/18/23, 1:303 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Newbery Medal Book Club: "The One & Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate

Adults Adults are welcome to join the library staff to discuss a series of Newbery Medal-winning books aimed at children, but so well written adults can enjoy them, too!

  • Thu., 1/19/23, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "The Last Story of Mina Lee" by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Adults Join us at the library to discuss this gripping novel by Nancy Jooyoun Kim!

  • Mon., 1/23/23, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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3D Paper Snowflakes

Adults & Teens Children shouldn't have all the fun with crafts at MCPL! Adults are invited to the library to make their own 3D snowflakes! (Okay, well-behaved kids 10+ can come too with an adult!)

  • Thu., 1/26/23, 46 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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MCPL Movie Night
"Where the Crawdads Sing"

Adults & Teens Movies are back at the library! Join us for an evening screening of the film adaptation of Delia Owens' massively successful book, "Where the Crawdads Sing."

  • Thu., 1/26/23, 5:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Grab & Go
Thimble Bouquet Pendant

Adults Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in January and pick up a kit to make a unique thimble pendant!

  • 1/21/31/23 @ All MCPL Locations

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library during our Friends of MCPL sale and you just might find your next treasured item: a book, a movie or something else from the wide variety of materials available!

  • 2/12/4/23 @ MCPL Wausau

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Library Learning
Intro to Libby & the World of E-books!

Adults Registration Did you know thousands of books and audiobooks are available to download for free with a few taps or clicks on your computer, smartphone or tablet? Join us for this free class in Rothschild!

  • Fri., 2/10/23, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: Black Cake" by Charmaine Wilkerson

Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff in a lively, friendly discussion of Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel, Black Cake!

  • Mon., 2/13/23, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "Uncommon Type: Some Stories" by Tom Hanks

Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff for a discussion of famed actor Tom Hanks's collection of short stories!

  • Tue., 2/14/23, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Book Club: "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Adults You are cordially invited to discuss a wide variety of books with the library staff and other book readers, including Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel during our February gathering!

  • Tue., 2/14/23, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "All Adults Here" by Emma Straub

Adults Stop by the library in February (or any other month) for a lively discussion of great books during their book club meetings!

  • Tue., 2/14/23, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

Adults Join the library and fellow readers for a wonderful Book Club discussion in February (or any other month!)

  • Wed., 2/15/23, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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As the Page Turns Book Club
"The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Don't just turn the pages, discuss them! Our As the Page Turns book club in Spencer meets every month to discuss a wide variety of books, and new people are always welcome!

  • Thu., 2/16/23, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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Book Club: "What You Wish For" by Katerine Center

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion of "What You Wish For" by Katherine Center!

  • Mon., 2/20/23, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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LENA Start

Adults Registration Join other parents in learning how to talk more with your baby through the LENA Start program! Classes held at several different sites and virtually in the fall. Registration required by Feb. 20.

  • Mon., 2/20/23 @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "Apples Never Fall" by Liane Moriarty

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for a lively book discussion each month! February's pick is Liane Moriarty's thrilling novel "Apples Never Fall." No registration - just show up!

  • Wed., 2/22/23, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Job Search Bootcamp

Adults Registration Want to get a jump start on your job searching? Need help putting together a resume? Join us for Job Search Boot Camp at the library!

  • Wed., 2/22/23, 14:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Stained Glass Votive Candle Holders

Adults Learn how to recycle and upcycle an ordinary glass container into a small work of DIY (faux) stained glass candle holder at the library!

  • Thu., 2/23/23, 46 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Solar Week in Athens!

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library the week of Feb. 20-25 as we celebrate all things sunny and solar with crafts, activities and even a recipe for sun cookies!

  • 2/202/25/23 @ MCPL Athens

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Local Leader Chat With the Wausau Police Department

Adults Join us at the library for a chat with Wausau Police Chief Ben Bliven and Deputy Chief Matthew Barnes about their department, current events, and take some of your questions!

  • Tue., 2/28/23, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" by Lori Gottlieb

Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff in a discussion of "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed" by Lori Gottlieb. New people welcome!

  • Mon., 3/13/23, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Let's Talk! Social Hour

Adults A library encouraging people to talk? Yes, and the public is invited! Stop by the afternoon or evening of March 15 to chat with others during a roundtable social hour.

  • Wed., 3/15/23, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Book Club: "The Reading List" by Sara Nisha Adams

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion of "The Reading List" by Sarah Nisha Adams!

  • Mon., 3/20/23, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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