All-Ages Drop-in MCPL Marathon City in conjunction with the Marathon City Heritage Center is sponsoring an essay contest, "Marathon Memories." The entries should focus on the writer's memories and connections to the Village of Marathon. Entries due by May 31, 2019.
Adults Learn about central Wisconsin's logging and sawmill history!
Adults Registration Did you know a MCPL card gives you access to thousands of books and audiobooks available to download for free with a few taps or clicks on your computer, smartphone or tablet? Let us show you how it works!
All-Ages Learn the basics of hand quilting!
Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of April, we'll read and discuss this novel, about the hundreds of young women worked at the radium-dial factories during World War I.
Adults & Teens Make your own scented sugar scrub!
Adults Adults can learn methods and activities to help interest kids in gardening!
- Mon., 4/29/19, 4–6pm @ MCPL Hatley
- Mon., 5/13/19, 5–7pm @ MCPL Edgar
- Thu., 5/16/19, 5–7pm @ MCPL Wausau
- Tue., 6/11/19, 5–7pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Wed., 6/19/19, 10:30am–12:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Wed., 6/19/19, 4:30–6:30pm @ MCPL Marathon City
- Tue., 8/27/19, 1–3pm @ MCPL Mosinee
- Thu., 9/5/19, 5:30–7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
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Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the cells of a woman that were taken without her consent and used to study cancer, develop the polio vaccine and more.
Adults Take part in lively health and wellness discussions to help you live better, including May's topic: how to get moving (and why you should!)
Adults Join us at the library and step your way to fun with this introduction to line dancing!
Kids & Adults In celebration of Children's Book Week, Wisconsin author Stephani Curran will visit us and talk about her book "Rock on, Kindness!"
Adults Alzheimer's Disease affects millions of people each year, including those directly affected by it as well as family, friends and caregivers who help. Join us to learn about some of the warning signs of the disease.
Adults Pick the brain of a master gardener and get helpful info for your summer garden!
Adults Learn the history of a Marathon County landmark that was, at one time, the largest silver fox and mink farm in the United States!
Adults & Teens Join us to craft adorable fairies! Whether you want to celebrate Mother's day as mother and daughter, or just celebrate spring, we welcome you to channel your creativity!
Adults Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a Native American powwow that changes the lives of some of its attendees forever.
Adults Would you like to learn about research-based gardening techniques that support pollinating insects? Join us for a program with UW-Extension educator Brianna Wright.
Adults Take part in lively discussion of Helen Thomson's intriguing book about nine different, but extraordinary, brains!
Adults Join us for a presentation with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia specifically aimed at those who help care for someone with the disease.
Adults Join the library Book Club in May to discuss this book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows!
Adults & Teens MCPL Wausau is happy to welcome back outdoor enthusiast John E. Van Barriger to share another of his adventures - a return trip to Alaska's Yukon River! It was a journey fraught with challenges but also included many rewarding moments!
Adults Drop-in If you're interested in learning more about aroma therapy, essential oils and natural or homemade health products - or if you have tips and concoctions to share with others - join us each month to talk about it!
Adults Join us for a special presentation that explores what day-to-day life is like for a Muslim woman living in central Wisconsin!
Adults Join us for a discussion of "The Underground Railroad," about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom.
Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of Cheryl Strayed's celebrated memoir!
Kids & Adults Join us as we meet and celebrate our Hatley EMT heroes!
Adults Adults are invited to a craft event at the library just for them as we create pull string art!
Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of May, we'll read and discuss this novel, about an eccentric loner who meets two other isolated individuals and forms friendships with them.
Adults & Teens Learn about human trafficking, and how the topic hits home in central Wisconsin, during this informative event!
Adults Have you ever come across plants or berries during a walk and wondered if they were safe to eat? Learn all about foraging for those and other wild edibles during this event!
Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our monthly book club pick!
Adults & Teens Join us for a creative evening at the library where we will teach you the basics of making your very own natural beauty products for hair, skin and body.
Adults Poetry and literature lovers are invited to join us for a special celebration marking the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman! Attendees are especially encouraged to bring a favorite Whitman poem to share with the group!
Adults Rick Lohr shares a personal story about polio's impact on his family within the context of the disease and vaccines in Marathon County.
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a World War II rescue mission that caused a trio of U.S. military personnel to crash-land on New Guinea.
Adults Stop by the library to discuss Kao Kalia Yang's beloved memoir of a Hmong family's balance between their past and future.
Adults Learn more from the Alzheimer's Association about healthy aging tips and the research behind it! Part of a series with the Association.
Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of this 2018 spellbinding novel of memory, murder and the consequences of addiction!
Adults Stop by the library to create a unique gift for your dad or grandpa (or someone else's) ahead of Father's Day!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about the deadliest fire in American history - and it happened in Wisconsin!
Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of Sloan's 2017 novel!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!
Adults Create your own artistic renderings of the night sky!
Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of Kate Quinn's WWII novel!
Adults Learn about the health benefits of dairy and how milk gets from the farm to your kitchen table!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about one of the greatest historical fiction books ever written!
Adults Get engaged with a group discussion of Carol Oates' searing family drama.
Adults Join us for a presentation on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association.
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about three African-American women who contributed to some of NASA's greatest missions.
Adults Join us for an engaging discussion of Paulsen's book, about a 15-year-old boy forced to survive in the wilderness.
Adults Stop by the library to take part in an interesting discussion of a wide variety of books, including Sullivan's WWII tale!
All-Ages Learn about various UFO sightings that happened in Wisconsin!
Adults Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes and more during this free informational presentation!
All-Ages To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us to watch footage of the event as it happened!
All-Ages Join us for an evening at the library and learn how to make your very own paper beads.
All-Ages Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!
Adults & Teens If you've ever thought about writing the story of your life, or would like to help a family member do it, join us in Marathon City to get an idea what it takes to write an autobiography or memoir!
Adults Join us for a fascinating program as author and father Adam Schnabel talks about the process, and the ups and downs, of adopting his child from Bulgaria.
Adults Learn about various diseases that can affect trees and plants in your yard!
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a woman who pursues an education after being raised by survivalist parents who isolated her and her siblings from mainstream society.
Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of Martin's 2018 novel!
Adults Go beyond the book with lively discussion at the library's book club!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of McNamara's award-winning true crime book!
Adults Make decorative, colorful coasters using markers and other supplies!
Adults & Teens Join us for this special documentary screening - before it airs on public television - about one family's journey to resurrect a dairy farm in rural America.
Adults Join us for a discussion of this book, about a teenage girl who joins a German circus in order to save children during WWII.
Children Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling book by Jodi Picoult!
Adults All are welcome to join us for a presentation on questions and preparations that arise when a friend or loved one is in the early stage of Alzheimer's Disease.
Adults Some crafts can be elaborate and intricate, but others can be a fun, relatively simple project - like our chicken pin cushion!
Adults Discuss this classic novel during our next book club session!
Adults Join the library Book Club in September to discuss this beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle!
Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about a teen girl and her family, who move to Alaska after her father returns from the Vietnam War.
Adults Join the library Book Club in October to discuss this best-seller by Robert Galbraith!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this book, about a mother and daughter reconnecting with one another in adulthood.
Adults Join the library Book Club in November to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!
Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library in November when we discuss Backman's 2017 novel!