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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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.
Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in early December for a cute little grab and go craft perfect for the winter!
Book Club: "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret"
Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff for a discussion of Judy Blume's classic story!
Book Club: "The Christmas Box"
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!
Book Club: "The Deal of a Lifetime"
Adults Visit the library for an engaging conversation about their book club pick of the month!
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!
Book Club: "Educated"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers as they discuss this popular memoir by Tara Westover!
"The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay"
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!
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!
CANCELED: Newbery Medal Book Club: "Bud, Not Buddy"
Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thu., 12/8/22, 5:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Book Club: "Before We Were Yours"
Adults Join the library staff and other book enthusiasts to discuss Lisa Wingate's riveting novel, based on a true story!
Book Club: "When You Reach Me"
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!
Book Club: "One of Us Is Lying"
Adults Each month, the library staff and other book enthusiasts discuss a featured selection among a variety of titles, including McManus' incredibly popular novel!
Book Club: "Cloud Cuckoo Land"
Adults Join us for a lively mid-afternoon book discussion at the library, as we chat about Doerr's award-winning 2021 novel!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Book Club: "The Rose Code"
Adults Join the library staff and other fans of literature each month for a discussion of great books!
Book Club: "The Quiet Season"
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.
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.
Newbery Medal Book Club: "The One & Only Ivan"
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!
Book Club: "The Last Story of Mina Lee"
Adults Join us at the library to discuss this gripping novel by Nancy Jooyoun Kim!
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!)
"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."
Thimble Bouquet Pendant
Adults Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in January and pick up a kit to make a unique thimble pendant!
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!
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!
Book Club: Black Cake"
Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff in a lively, friendly discussion of Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel, Black Cake!
Book Club: "Uncommon Type: Some Stories"
Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff for a discussion of famed actor Tom Hanks's collection of short stories!
Book Club: "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo"
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!
Book Club: "All Adults Here"
Adults Stop by the library in February (or any other month) for a lively discussion of great books during their book club meetings!
Book Club: "The Lincoln Highway"
Adults Join the library and fellow readers for a wonderful Book Club discussion in February (or any other month!)
"The Lager Queen of Minnesota"
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!
Book Club: "What You Wish For"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion of "What You Wish For" by Katherine Center!
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.
Book Club: "Apples Never Fall"
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Book Club: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone"
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!
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.
Book Club: "The Reading List"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion of "The Reading List" by Sarah Nisha Adams!