Visit your local MCPL for adult activities, including books clubs, arts & crafts, movie nights, computer 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.
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Little Art Show
All-Ages Drop-in Check out our display of creative "Little Treasures" artwork submitted by our patrons!
Ollivander's Wand Shop
All-Ages Drop-in Calling all Harry Potter fans! Stop by the library in July to pick up a grab and go kit to make your own wand modeled after the great Ollivander!
Book of the Month "Find Layla"
Adults & Teens Drop-in Pick up a copy of Meg Elison's 2020 young adult novel at the library, and a set of questions and comments put together by our staff to get you thinking more about the book!
Mountain-to-Sea Salt Scrub
Adults & Teens Drop-in Do your skin a favor and stop by any MCPL location in July to pick up a salt scrub grab and go kit!
Recycled T-Shirt Bags
All-Ages Join us on either of two dates to learn how to make your own bag from a recycled T-shirt and keep plastic bags out of landfills and oceans! Bring your own shirt and we'll take care of the rest!
Book Club: "Such a Fun Age"
Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff to discuss Kiley Reid's acclaimed and popular novel!
Book Club: "What Alice Forgot"
Adults Stop by the library for a lively chat with our staff and other book lovers! In July, they'll discuss Moriarty's acclaimed novel about a woman who must construct a lost decade.
Book Club: "Beautiful Day"
Adults Join fellow book lovers and the library staff each month for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including acclaimed author Hilderbrand's 2013 novel.
Book Club: "The Vanishing Half"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion of our July book club selection, "The Vanishing Half" by acclaimed and popular author Brit Bennett!
Romaine Calm & Garden On: Managing Weeds
Adults Registration Join Extension Marathon County for an in-depth, virtual course on beginner gardening! Classes run March-September, including this July 20 class on managing weeds in the garden. Registration required.
Book Club: "News of the World"
Adults Join the library staff and fellow readers for a wonderful book club discussion in July of Jiles' acclaimed novel "News of the World."
Book Club: "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an outdoor discussion of Schwab's dazzling 2020 novel!
Book Club: "The Lager Queen of Minnesota"
Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff in a discussion of J. Ryan Stradal's (author of "Kitchens of the Great Midwest"), "The Lager Queen of Minnesota!"
Book Club: "Nobody Will Tell You This but Me"
Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of books with fellow lit lovers and our staff! In August, they'll chat about Bess Kalb's maternal ancestry memoir.
Book Club: "The Four Winds"
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with the library staff and other book lovers, including Kristin Hannah's 2021 novel in August!
"The Midnight Library"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our August book club selection, "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig!
Book Club: "Malibu Rising"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for a return of their monthly book club gatherings! In August they'll discuss Taylor Jenkins Reid's wildly popular novel Malibu Rising.
Book Club: "These Precious Days"
Adults Join the library staff and fellow readers for a wonderful book club discussion in August of Patchett's newest collection of essays!
Book Club: "The Lost Apothecary"
Adults Anyone is invited to join the library staff and fellow book lovers for a discussion of a wide variety of books each month, including Penner's 2021 novel "The Lost Apothecary."
That Day in September: An Air Traffic Controller's Perspective
Adults The public is invited to this special event at the library featuring Chris Tucker, an air traffic controller who will share his experiences about working in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.
Book of the Month: "The Keeper of Happy Endings"
Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in August to pick up their Book of the Month selection, Davis's 2021 novel, along with questions and comments about the book.
Knotted Sailor Bracelet
Adults & Teens Drop-in Anchors away with our August grab and go craft for adults (perhaps for teens, too!) Stop by any MCPL location and pick up a kit to make your own sailor bracelet!
Newbery Medal Book Club: "From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"
Adults Who says children's literature is just for children? Spark a sense of wonder, imagination and fun with a new book club in Rothschild to read and discuss Newbery Medal winners over the decades!
Book Club: "The Martian"
Adults Join fellow readers and our Marathon City staff for a discussion of Andy Weir's interstellar thriller The Martian!
Book Club: "Population: 485"
Adults Stop by the library for an afternoon of engaging conversation about a wide variety of books, including Michael Perry's classic account of returning to his hometown as a volunteer firefighter.
Book Club: "Nine Perfect Strangers"
Adults Join the library staff and fellow literary enthusiasts each month to discuss a wide variety of books!
As the Page Turns Book Club: "Becoming"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers each month for our book club! In September, the group will discuss former First Lady Michelle Obama's acclaimed memoir. The group also meets 9/19.
Book Club: "Becoming"
Adults Adults are invited to join us at the library on Sept. 19 to discuss former First Lady Michelle Obama's acclaimed autobiography!
Book Club: "The Island of Sea Women"
Adults Join the library staff and fellow book enthusiasts each month for an engaging discussion of a variety of books - new and old, fiction and nonfiction!
Book of the Month: "Hippie"
Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in September to pick up their Book of the Month selection along with some questions and comments to get you thinking about Coelho's 2018 novel!