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Events: Drop In

Month of Crafts and Coloring

Children Drop-in Kids can celebrate National Craft Month with a different craft project each week and coloring pages all month long at the library!

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Marathon Memories

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.

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Fiber Arts

Adults Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Recycled Magazine Crafts

All-Ages Drop-in Find a fun, creative use for old magazines and newspapers and recycle at the same time!

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Quilting & Beyond

Adults Drop-in Work on your quilting projects at the library with your friends and neighbors!

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Readers of Classic Literature
"Razor's Edge" by W. Somerset Maugham

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of classic works of fiction and non-fiction, including Singer's novel of a man in search of spiritual wisdom.

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Family Game Day

All-Ages Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.

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Creative Journals

Adults & Teens Drop-in Journals contain some of our most personal thoughts, and patrons not only have the opportunity to make their own journal, but also to personalize it with decorations!

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Health and Wellness Club: Organize Your Life!

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by our monthly health and wellness club to discuss a wide range of topics with others, including April's discussion about ways to organize your time and home!

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Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in Drop by the library any (or every!) Tuesday afternoon for a mix of creation and socialization!

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TAG - Teen Advisory Group!

Teens Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings monthly

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Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Children Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!

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Show Us Your Bookface!

All-Ages Drop-in Take a bookface selfie that you can post on social media for others to see!​

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3D Paper Sculptures

Children Drop-in Children of all ages are invited to explore the wonderful versatility of paper and create three-dimensional paper sculptures!

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Building Challenges

Children Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adults Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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Women's Night Out
"Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrick Backman

Adults Drop-in Stop by the Wausau library for a lively monthly discussion of a wide range of titles, including Backman's 2016 novel!

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Hatching Eggs

Children Drop-in Craft your own egg to "hatch" and see what kind of animal emerges from it!

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Science Marvels

Children Drop-in Kids can stop in to the library to perform their own zany science experiments, with all supplies provided!

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Wordstock: Three Days of Peace and Poetry

All-Ages Drop-in Attend this three-day poetry event, where different poetry activities will be offered for all ages each day!

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Walk along Wausau's scenic River Edge trail and read two children's books as you stroll!

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Readers of Classic Literature
"The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of the greatest works of fiction and non-fiction ever written, including Baum's tale of Dorothy's adventure in Oz!

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Superhero Celebration

Children Drop-in Make superhero-themed crafts and color themed pages to celebrate National Superhero Day!

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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, with all supplies provided!

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Apple Blossom Flower Art

All-Ages Drop-in Celebrate spring by creating your own apple blossoms with a variety of craft supplies!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time again for the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale!

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Create a Mother's Day Card!

Children Drop-in Kids can make a card for the maternal figure in their life, with all supplies provided!

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Aroma Therapy and Essential Oils Discussion Group

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!

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Women's Night Out
"Truly Madly Guilty" by Liane Moriarity

Adults Drop-in You've probably read, heard of or watched Moriarty's "Big Little Lies." Here's a chance to read and discuss one of her other books with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Readers of Classic Literature
"Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of the greatest works of literature ever written, including Williams' famous drama!

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Weeks and Weeks of SLP Crafts!

Children Drop-in Stop by the library all summer long to work on different crafts to go along with our summer reading theme. A new craft each week to keep things interesting!

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Create a Father's Day Card!

Kids & Adults Drop-in Kids can make a card for their dad or the father figure in their life, with all supplies provided!

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Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Children Drop-in Help the library kick off the Summer Library Program with fun chalk art outside of the library all week long!

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PAWS to Read

Children Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!

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Book Club: "How to Walk Away" by Katherine Center

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of Center's novel about a woman with a bright future, whose life is changed forever in one tumultuous moment.

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DIY Fairy Houses

Adults Drop-in Adults can decorate a wooden fairy house during this two-day event!

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of history's greatest written works, including June's discussion of short stories from a master of the form!

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Outer Space Sand Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Use colored sand to color outer space-themed pictures, create decorative bottles or make colorful keychains!

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CD Etching

Children Drop-in Teens can learn how to etch creative designs into recycled CDs!

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Chalk Art

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own chalk art creations at the library in advance of Wausau's annual ChalkFest!

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Book Club: "The Breakdown" by B.A. Paris

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion about Paris' thrilling novel!

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July Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make flying saucers and paper rocket ships!

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Read With A Friend Day

All-Ages Drop-in Read with a friend at the library or make new friends with other library patrons!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of items for sale at low prices during this quarterly book sale!

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SLP Constellation Craft Week

Children Drop-in Children are invited to the library to create their own craft constellations all week!

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Free Family 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.

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DIY Galaxy Jars and Slime

Teens Drop-in Make your own slime and mini galaxy in a jar during this tween/tween event!

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August Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make spaceships and paper plate aliens!

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SLP Cupcake Factory Craft Week

Children Drop-in It's going to be a busy summer across the MCPL system - and maybe in your own lives, too - so why not finish off the summer with a sweet craft?

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and much more! You're sure to find something at a great price and all proceeds benefit the library!

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