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Adult Summer Program

Calling all adults! We've planned a variety of summer activities just for you (ages 18+), including book clubs, arts & crafts, gardening seminars, historical presentations and more! (See below.)

Join our Summer Reading Club! Starting 5/30, register at any MCPL location or online to receive a log to track your reading and acts of kindness performed over the summer. Return it to the library by 8/12 to receive a reward!

Need some ideas for what to read this summer? Check out our Staff Reviews or browse our listing of New Books recently added to the collection!


Wisconsin CLICK for Babies Campaign Donation Collections

Wed., 6/21/17, 9am - Sat., 9/30/17, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2017 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Charity Crafts Social Issues Wausau Adults

Needle Arts at the Library

Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!
More events in this series (10). » Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Slp Rothschild Adults

Create and Donate in Edgar!

Wed., 7/26/17 - Tue., 8/22/17 @ MCPL Edgar
Learn about different ways you can give back to the community in Edgar and beyond! Free and open to the public.
Community Slp Charity Edgar Adults Children Preschool

Book Club: "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier

Wed., 7/26/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
A young woman becomes an aristocrat's second wife but finds his home and the estate's staff to be haunted by the memory of his first wife, Rebecca.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Paws Enforcing Laws

Wed., 7/26/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Edgar
Meet a Marathon County Sheriff's Department Deputy and his K9 partner at our Edgar Branch!
Animals Community Slp Edgar Adults Children Preschool

Library Escape Room

Wed., 7/26/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Visit MCPL Wausau and try to escape from the library's escape room! The clock is ticking and the pressure is on...can you get out in time?
Activities Slp Wausau Adults Teens

MCPL Movie Night: "The Zookeeper's Wife"

Thu., 7/27/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Free screening of the film adapted from the best-selling book of the same name about a married couple who work as zoo caretakers and help save Jews from the Holocaust. Stars Jessica Chastain. (2017|124 min.|PG-13)
Movie History Wausau Adults Teen

Spencer's Saloons and Businesses of the Past

Tue., 8/1/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn about popular Village of Spencer saloons and businesses of days gone by during this presentation by local historian Ronald Draeger!
History Community Slp Local History Spencer Adults

Walk 'n' Talk Book Club

Bi-monthly meeting to walk and discuss a variety of books. Mid-May through September.
More events in this series (4). » Book Club Health Outdoor Recreation Hatley Adults

Grown-up Game Night

Mon., 8/7/17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
A night of relaxing and socializing with board games and other adults. Bring friends or join others in a game! Free and no registration required.
Games Athens Adults

Book Club: "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin

Tue., 8/8/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us at our Hatley Branch in August for a discussion of "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," about a widowed book store owner who must take care of a toddler abandoned in the store.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
More events in this series (7). » Art Hands-on Activities Slp Rothschild Adults

It's Your Move: Family Game Night

Bring your family and friends, or come in by yourself and meet some new people, and try out some of the games the library has to offer.
More events in this series (1). » Games Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "The Oregon Trail" by Rinker Buck

Thu., 8/10/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join our Edgar Branch's monthly book club in August to discuss "The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey" by Rinker Buck!
Book Club Slp Edgar Adults

CANCELLED: Friends of MCPL Book Sale

Thu., 8/10/17, 5pm - Sun., 8/13/17, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Friends of MCPL will not hold a book sale in August, as they're getting ready to move to their new space at MCPL Wausau. The next book sale will be announced at a later date. Call 715-261-7200 for more information.
Book Sale Wausau Adults

Random Moments of Verse

Thu., 8/10/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Poets around central Wisconsin and beyond are invited to share their work and the work of others during our monthly open poetry night!
Community Poetry Writing Wausau Adults

Tomatoes and Salsa

Thu., 8/10/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Learn how to turn your fresh, ripe tomatoes into salsa during this free introductory presentation at MCPL Mosinee Branch!
Gardening Food Slp Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "An Invisible Thread" by L. Schroff and A. Tresniowski

Thu., 8/10/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Group discussion of a novel about an unexpected friendship that spans nearly three decades. No registration required, new participants always welcome.
Book Club Athens Adults

MCPL DIY
Floral Pounding for Watercolor Prints

Mon., 8/14/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A flower-pounding program using fresh flowers and leaves to make colorful prints on watercolor paper. Free and some supplies provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own flowers and leaves.
Art Crafts Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "Washington Square" by Henry James

Mon., 8/14/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Visit our Marathon City Branch in August for a discussion of the novel "Washington Square" by Henry James!
Book Club Slp Marathon City Adults

Library Learning
Intro to Microsoft Word

Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a document in Word. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 to sign up or for more information.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 1

Learn how to make a Facebook profile, send friend requests, like, comment and more during part one of this two-part course. Free and open to adults.
More events in this series (3). » Hands-on Learning Library Learning Technology Slp Rothschild Adults

Apples, Apples, Apples (And How to Preserve Them)

Tue., 8/15/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Techniques for preserving apples with UW-Extension's Jackie Carattini. Free and no registration required.
Food Hatley Adults

Native Plants of Central Wisconsin

Tue., 8/15/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Pam Resech of the George W. Mead Wildlife Area shares info about native plants of central Wisconsin, including some you could plant in your yard!
Gardening Nature Wausau Adults

Knit Night

Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.
More events in this series (7). » Activities Crafts Marathon City Adults

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
More events in this series (6). » Games Slp Rothschild Adults Children Tweens Teens Grades K 5

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at MCPL!

Mon., 8/21/17, 11am - 1:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Safely watch the solar eclipse outside with pin-hole viewers (weather permitting). Free and all supplies provided.
Science Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton

Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A 16 year-old girl witnesses a shocking crime in the English countryside that challenges what she knows about her family.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler

Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at our Stratford Branch! The book we'll read and discuss for the month of August is "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler.
Book Club Slp Stratford Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (1). » Activities Community Crafts Slp Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Women's Night Out: "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom

Mon., 8/21/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Women's Night Out book club will discuss Mitch Albom's epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. No registration required and new members always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

MCPL Live!
An Evening with Nickolas Butler

Tue., 8/22/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A special evening with Wisconsin's own bestselling author Nickolas Butler reading from his new novel "The Hearts of Men." Q&A and signing to follow.
Author Visit Wausau Adults

Book Club: "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Wed., 8/23/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "The Nest," about an affluent dysfunctional family bickers as they get closer to losing their joint trust fund.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Kristin Lavransdatter, I" by Sigrid Undset

Wed., 8/23/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lively discussion of a Norwegian novel about the courtship of a passionate, headstrong woman and a charming, impetuous man. No registration required, and the group meets in the fiction area of MCPL Wausau.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Anime Apocalypse After Dark

Thu., 8/24/17, 5pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adults are invited to watch apocalypse-themed anime series "Guilty Crown," "Wolf's Rain" and "Casshern SINS" at MCPL Wausau!
Movie Slp Wausau Adults

Intro to Microsoft Excel

Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

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