Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.-Mon., 5/25–5/27. PATRON SURVEY: Click here to help us learn more about the times you visit your local MCPL!
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 June 30, 2019.
All-Ages Drop-in All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2019 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Kids & Adults To prepare for our annual Summer Library Program, MCPL-Wausau will be taking a story time break. Our summer session starts June 8!
Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.
- Tue., 5/28/19, 10–10:30am @ MCPL Athens
- Tue., 5/28/19, 10:30–11am @ MCPL Hatley
- Tue., 5/28/19, 10:30–11am @ MCPL Rothschild
- Wed., 5/29/19, 10–10:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
- Wed., 5/29/19, 10:15–10:45am @ MCPL Stratford
- Thu., 6/6/19, 10:30–11am @ MCPL Marathon City
- Sat., 6/8/19, 10:30–11am @ MCPL Wausau
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Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.
- Tue., 5/28/19, 10:30am–12pm @ MCPL Athens
- Tue., 5/28/19, 11am–12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Wed., 5/29/19, 10:30–11:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
- Wed., 5/29/19, 10:45am–12pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Thu., 5/30/19, 10–11:30am @ MCPL Edgar
- Thu., 5/30/19, 10–11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
- Fri., 5/31/19, 9:30–10:45am @ MCPL Wausau
- Wed., 6/12/19, 10–11:30am @ MCPL Spencer
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Children Tweens are invited to join us for a fun program revolving around a short, short story - also known as flash fiction!
Children Preschoolers and their caregivers are encouraged to discover the science of chromatography and use it to make a fun craft!
Children Hear stories about outer space and make a craft that's out of this world!
Children Join us for Family Film Friday about Dory's epic adventure to find her parents!
Children Visit the library for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!
Children Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities.
Children Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!
Children Stop by the library to make your own ocean suncatcher as we celebrate World Oceans Day!
Children Get ready for a great performance by beloved children's musician Tom Pease!
Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.
- Wed., 6/12/19, 10–11am @ MCPL Spencer
- Wed., 6/12/19, 1:30–2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Thu., 6/13/19, 11am–12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Thu., 6/13/19, 1:30–2:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Tue., 6/25/19, 10:30–11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
- Tue., 6/25/19, 2–3pm @ MCPL Wausau
- Wed., 6/26/19, 10:30–11:30am @ Edgar High School
- Wed., 6/26/19, 2–3pm @ MCPL Mosinee
- Thu., 6/27/19, 10–11am @ Marathon Elementary
- Thu., 6/27/19, 2–3pm @ MCPL Athens
Children This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.
Children Join Doc Ron (and his faithful traveling companion, Einstein, the world's cutest bunny) as they conduct crazy experiments with fire, smoke and flying cheese curds!
Children Join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate the moon and stars in the sky!
Children Join Jim Lenz as he infuses comedy, drama, audience participation, and his love of science into one unique, zany, and unforgettable performance!
Children Come explore a cosmos of comedy with former Ringling Bros. circus clowns Miller & Mike for their fast-paced, fun show!
- Wed., 6/19/19, 10–11am @ Marathon Elementary
- Wed., 6/19/19, 2–3pm @ MCPL Mosinee
- Tue., 7/9/19, 10:30–11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
- Tue., 7/9/19, 2–3pm @ MCPL Wausau
- Wed., 7/10/19, 10:30–11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
- Wed., 7/10/19, 1:30–2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Thu., 7/18/19, 11am–12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Thu., 7/18/19, 1:30–2:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children Blast off with Randy Peterson and into the universe of music during our Summer Library Program!
Children Join us for this special family story time about traveling to the planets and stars!
Children Join us as we learn more about summer constellations and the stories of their origins!
Children Kids can make their own stress balls for stress relief during this program!
Children Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time!
Children Make paintings resembling fireworks with this Fourth of July-inspired craft event!
Children Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic story time and craft event!
Children Join us over the course of three days for survival presentations and activities inspired by the "I Survived" book series!
Children Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab!
All-Ages Learn about various UFO sightings that happened in Wisconsin!
Children Feeling groovy? If not, would you like to? Join us for a special groovy story time with fun outer space stories, songs and crafts!
Children Kids can attend this story time with the chief of the Mosinee Fire Department!
All-Ages To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us to watch footage of the event as it happened!
Children Touch mammoth tusks, bear skulls, and more as Sean the Mammoth Hunter talks about life in the Ice Age!
Children Discover how the sky is the biggest storybook in the universe as you listen to some of the ancient stories about the star patterns. Plus, create a constellation scope and art!
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!
Children To prepare for the transition from summer to fall, the library will be taking a story time break from Aug. 10-Sept. 2!
Children Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies and games!
Children Children of all ages are invited to join us to learn a little bit of what it takes to be an astronaut!
Children Kids can hear stories about the sun and conduct an easy, educational science experiment!
Children Bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Drop off and story time starts at 6pm, pickup starts the next day at noon!
Children Capture a galaxy in a bottle during this unique craft program for kids!
All-Ages Turn your dreams into reality at the library and enjoy an evening viewing the sky full of stars!
Kids & Teens Make paper airplanes, straw rockets and straw planes!
Children Kids can create a cute paper hedgehog during this free craft event!
Children Celebrate Fire Prevention Week by hearing stories about fire safety, then meet a real-life firefighter during this special story time!
All-Ages Make decorative glass magnets in autumn designs!