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Events: Drop In

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Community Writing Project

Adults & Teens Drop-in The world is living through unprecedented times and many of us are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But MCPL is encouraging people to channel some of that concern and chaos into something creative!

  • 3/234/24/20 @ All MCPL Locations

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CANCELED: Needle Arts

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 2–5 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 2–4 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–4 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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CANCELED: Children's Festival

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/4/20, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. @ Marathon Park

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CANCELED: LEGO® Block Party

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/4/20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–7 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/11/20, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Fri., 6/5/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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CANCELED: DIY Headphone Organizer

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: 4/6–4/11/20 @ MCPL Athens

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colorful speaker, musical notes and equalizer

CANCELED: Mission STEAM: Electronic Synth Kit

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: 4/6–4/10/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: TAG - Teen Advisory Group

Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Tech Time: Technology Assistance

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

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Cribbage at the Library

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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CANCELED: Wine Cork Flower Photo Holders

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/10/20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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CANCELED: Bracelet Yarn Weaving

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 4:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Warriors book covers

CANCELED: Warrior Wednesday

Kids & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 5:30–7 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Friends of MCPL Saturday Sale

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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red barn and a farm windmill

CANCELED: Saturday Spotlight: Farms

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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CANCELED: Hobbies & Crafts Night

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

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 3–7 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
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CANCELED: Women's Night Out
"The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

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

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

adults book club »

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CANCELED: Readers of Classic Literature
"O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather

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

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 12–1 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Milk Jug Bird Feeders

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 1–7 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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CANCELED: Family Game Day

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/25/20, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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May Day Baskets

Children Drop-in Kids are invited bring back the tradition of May Day by crafting their own decorative basket!

  • Thu., 4/30/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Trail Tales, our popular partnership with the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, returns for another session this spring!

  • 5/15/31/20 @ Oak Island Park

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Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Drop-in Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the Honor Flight in May!

  • 5/15/9/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Make Your Own Notebook

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make and decorate your own notebook, journal or diary during Screen-Free Week!

  • 5/45/9/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Kid-Made Flower Cards

Children Drop-in Children and their parents or caretakers are welcome to create handmade cards at the Athens branch during the week of May 4th - 9th!

  • 5/45/9/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Make Your Own Mini Piñatas

Children Drop-in Create your own mini piñatas!

  • Tue., 5/5/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Spring Refrigerator Magnets

All-Ages Drop-in Make decorative glass magnets in spring designs!

  • Wed., 5/6/20, 36 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 5/65/9/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Create Your Own BB-8

Children Drop-in Make a paper BB-8 during this Star Wars-themed event!

  • Fri., 5/8/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Saturday Spotlight: Breakfast

Children Drop-in Visit the library anytime on Saturday, March 21st to celebrate our favorite meal of the day - breakfast! - with stories and crafts.

  • Sat., 5/16/20, 10 a.m.2 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Mission STEAM: Gizmos & Gadgets

Children Drop-in Experiment with different electronic building tools during this week of STEAM!

  • 5/185/22/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Women's Night Out
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including Hannah's novel about two sisters in war-torn France.

  • Mon., 5/18/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Readers of Classic Literature
"The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest books with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

  • Wed., 5/27/20, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Preschool Art Lab: Cardboard Sculptures

Children Drop-in Make creative sculptures out of cardboard during this free craft event!

  • Thu., 5/28/20, 122 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Kids Craft Week: Fairy Houses

Children Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Wausau
  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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Maple Seed Dragonflies

All-Ages Drop-in Celebrate the start of summer by creating your own version of one of summer's prettiest insects - the dragonfly!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Draw sidewalk chalk creations outside the library!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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Kids Craft Week: Fire-Breathing Dragons

Children Drop-in Craft your own dragon during this week-long event!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 8/98/15/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Kids Craft Week: Dragon Eyes

Children Drop-in Craft dragon during this free week-long event!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 6/287/2/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Fairy Wand Creation Station

Children Drop-in Children and their parents or caregivers are invited to stop by the library to create their own magical fairy wand!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Paws to Read

Children Drop-in Young readers can improve their reading skills or keep skills sharp throughout the summer by reading to well-behaved therapy dogs!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/11/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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DIY Fairy House

Adults & Teens Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 17 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Jack & the Beanstalk Plant Growing

Children Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean and watch it grow throughout the summer!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • Sat., 6/20/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Magic Reading Wands Week

Children Drop-in Jump into a world of make-believe and join us at the library for a week-long craft during June 15-20 to make a magic wand!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Edgar

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3D Paper Castles

Children Drop-in Design and build your own castle using a variety of paper!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 56 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Mon., 7/6/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 7/227/25/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • Wed., 7/22/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Superhero Week

Children Drop-in Patrons can discover their inner superhero during a special craft week at the library!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Women's Night Out
"The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with the Women's Night Out book club, including Marie Benedict's novel in June!

  • Mon., 6/15/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children Drop-in Drop your best stuffed friend off at the library for a sleepover!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Mission STEAM: Ozobot Robots!

Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with a smart robots during this week of STEAM!

  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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MCPL DIY
Fairy Bottle

Children Drop-in Create a little piece of magic with a bright and sparkly fairy bottle!

  • Tue., 6/23/20, 122 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 6/297/2/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/277/31/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • Fri., 7/31/20, 1:303:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Edith Wharton

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest books with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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MCPL DIY
Gnome & Toadstool Craft Week

Kids & Adults Drop-in Jump into a world of make-believe at the library to create a unique craft or two!

  • 6/297/3/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Yarn Stars Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library for a fun craft that will have you seeing (and making) stars!

  • 6/297/3/20 @ MCPL Edgar

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Spencer Scavenger Hunt

Children Drop-in Visit the library and embark on a scavenger hunt around the Village of Spencer!

  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Spencer

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Kids Craft Week: DIY Unicorns

Children Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn during this craft event!

  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/268/1/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 7/268/1/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Make Your Own Lavender Gnome

Adults & Teens Drop-in Craft a lavender-scented gnome, with all supplies provided.

  • 7/157/16/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Dog Man Mania!

Children Drop-in Participate in crafts and activities related to the popular Dog Man graphic novel series!

  • Wed., 7/15/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Women's Night Out
"The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including the new novel by the author of "Kitchens of the Great Midwest."

  • Mon., 7/20/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Fiber Arts Fashion Show

Adults Drop-in See various fiber arts items on display during this afternoon showcase!

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Pirate Eye Patch Craft Program

Kids & Teens Drop-in Celebrate International Pirate Month in "Arrrrgust" by making your own eye patch!

  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Free Pool Day

Kids & Teens Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 12 a.m.11:59 p.m. @ Wausau Outdoor Pools

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 8/58/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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DIY Wind Chimes

All-Ages Drop-in Make your own set of wind chimes using natural materials!

  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Newspaper Castles

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make castles out of newspaper during this drop-in event!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Create You Own Crown!

Children Drop-in Make and decorate your own royal crown!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Women's Night Out
"Southernmost" by Silas House

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including House's novel about a preacher who is ostracized for showing kindness to two gay men.

  • Mon., 8/17/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Mission STEAM: Lego WeDo

Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with programmable LEGO blocks during this week of STEAM!

  • 8/218/28/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Mission STEAM: Gravity Maze

Children Drop-in Create a gravity maze during this week of STEAM!

  • 9/219/26/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Mission STEAM: Dash & Dot Robots

Children Drop-in Young patrons are invited to experiment with coding and robotic technology using the Dash & Dot robot kits!

  • 10/1910/24/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Preschool Art Lab: Tissue Paper Painting

Children Drop-in Preschoolers can make colorful tissue paper paintings!

  • Fri., 11/20/20, 10 a.m.2 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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