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Family Story Time

Children Follow along with a variety of stories, songs and other activities shared by library staff on Facebook or YouTube! New programs every week!

  • Attend 1/111/17/22 @ Online (See event details.)
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Virtual Book Club
"The Children's Blizzard" by Melanie Benjamin

Adults Take part in a lively virtual discussion with other book enthusiasts and the library staff! In January, we'll discuss Benjamin's new novel about pioneers stuck in a freak storm on the Plains.

  • Wed., 1/19/22, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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History Chats: Wausau Stories

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a series of virtual programs in January about the City of Wausau to mark its 150 years as a city!

  • Attend Thu., 1/20/22, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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History Speaks: Running the River - the Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company

Adults & Teens Join the Marathon County Historical Society and Jay Dick for a virtual History Speaks presentation on The Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company and Wisconsin River!

  • Attend Sat., 1/22/22, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Little Treasures: Pompom Coaster

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in January to pick up a kit and create your own unique pompom coaster at home! Part of our monthly "Little Treasures" craft offerings!

  • 1/31/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Teleidoscope

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in January to pick up a grab and go kit for young ones to create their own teleidoscope!

  • 1/31/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Spring Poetry Contest for Youth

Kids & Teens Drop-in Young writers between the ages of 9-18 are invited to send us original, unpublished poems for our spring poetry contest! Winners will receive recognition and prizes! Must be Marathon County resident.

  • 1/15/27/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book Club: "The Winemaker's Wife" by Kristin Harmel

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our January book club selection, "The Winemaker's Wife" by Kristin Harmel!

  • Mon., 1/24/22, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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"Foxconned": A Discussion With Lawrence Tabak

Adults Join us for a virtual discussion with Wisconsin journalist Lawrence Tabak about his new book on the Foxconn development, and the dangers of government incentives for economic development.

  • Attend Tue., 1/25/22, 78 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Lunch With Colonel Mustard: A True Crime Book Club

Adults MCPL Wausau is starting a new bi-monthly, virtual book club focused on true crime! If you're a fan of the genre, join us for our first discussion of David Grann's book "Killers of the Flower Moon!"

  • Wed., 1/26/22, 121 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club
"Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

Adults Join the library staff and other fans of great books for an engaging, virtual discussion of comedian Trevor Noah's fascinating life story.

  • Tue., 2/8/22, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Teen Night: February Hearts

Teens Registration Teens are invited to a casual, virtual hangout with others around the state, with a heart-shaped holiday theme in February. Trivia contest, and express your love and/or angst with cards and poetry.

  • Thu., 2/10/22, 67:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Book Club: "Evvie Drake Starts Over" by Linda Holmes

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for engaging discussions of a wide variety of books each month, including Holmes's 2019 novel!

  • Mon., 2/14/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Virtual Book Club
"The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Join the library staff and other readers for a lively virtual discussion of Louise Erdrich's critically acclaimed, award-winning 2020 novel!

  • Wed., 2/16/22, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club
"The Switch" by Beth O'Leary

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our February book club selection, "The Switch" by Beth O'Leary!

  • Mon., 2/21/22, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Little Treasures: Felt Heart Magnet

Adults & Teens Drop-in Get crafty while commemorating American Heart Month with a Little Treasures grab and go kit available at all MCPL locations (while they last!)

  • 2/12/28/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Craft Stick Launcher

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in February to pick up a fun grab and go craft kit that will encourage young ones to (safely) use some engineering skills!

  • 2/12/28/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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LENA Start

Adults Registration Join other parents in learning how to talk more with your baby through the LENA Start program! Winter classes held virtually throughout the week, and registration required by Feb. 28, 2022.

  • Mon., 2/28/22, 12 a.m.11:59 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Book Club: "The Quiet Season" by Jerry Apps

Adults Join the library staff and fellow readers in a discussion of The Quiet Season from acclaimed Wisconsin author and historian Jerry Apps.

  • Mon., 3/14/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Virtual Book Club
"Leave the World Behind" by Rumaan Alam

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our March book club selection about two families stuck together on a weekend gone wrong.

  • Mon., 3/21/22, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Quilled Monster Magnets

Children Stop by any MCPL location in March and pick up a grab-and-go kit to create your own monster magnet at home with a fun, unique process called quilling!

  • 3/13/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Little Art Show

All-Ages Drop-in Check out our display of creative "Little Treasures" artwork submitted by our patrons!

  • 5/25/16/22 @ MCPL Marathon City

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