Mon., 7/6/15, 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free classic movie and bring your popcorn! Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father ... (read more)
Families, please join us for an evening family story time this summer. Children can wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed toy. No registration required.
Tue., 7/7/15, 9:00am – 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Gladys Ruha from the Stratford Historical Society will share stories and photos of the lumberjack era!
Tue., 7/7/15, 10:30am – 11:15am @ MCPL Rothschild
Come join this special Story Time and learn about the different heroes in our community through books and songs. A special guest will be making an appearance to speak about what job he has in the community! All ages are welcome!
Environmental educator David Stokes shares stories and songs about nature's biggest, fastest, strongest and smelliest animals. With his infectious enthusiasm, humor and live animals, all ages will be captivated. Free and open to the public.
Tue., 7/7/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children can become the superhero they always wanted to become. Whether a famous favorite, local hero or their own personal version of a superhero, children (with the help of parents ... (read more)
Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a chance for teens to have a say in program decisions and volunteer at the library. TAG meetings are for members only, but teens can apply by completing the forms at www.mcpl.us/teenzone/tag.
Randy Peterson, a nationally-recognized children's musician, tells a musical story about a boy who is on a mission to meet a superhero. Sing-along songs and audience participation are part of his unforgettable shows.
Wed., 7/8/15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to the library and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! This interactive program, presented by Tasha Beestman of the Alzheimer's Association's Greater ... (read more)
Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children are invited to meet members of Mosinee's police department. The police will teach everyone about how they protect their community and how you can help them out by staying safe.
Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children of all ages are invited to a superhero training camp where they will create their own superhero identity and practice their hero skills at different stations. This event is free and open to the public.
Thu., 7/9/15, 11:30am – 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
As a young girl, Natalia was raised by her grandfather. He told her tales of his village when he was a child. One of the stories was the story of ... (read more)
Thu., 7/9/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Thu., 7/9/15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young adult (YA) literature isn't just for teens! Adults are invited to join our YA librarian for discussions of popular teen novels from the last couple of years. July's book will be Marissa Meyer's "Cinder."
Fri., 7/10/15, 1:30pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library to create cards and decorate other projects with a variety of stamps and stickers. All materials and supplies will be provided.
Sat., 7/11/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to meet our local heroes: Deputy Cory S. Gladden and his dog Radar from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, K-9 Unit. With Radar's help, ... (read more)
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Stop by the library to watch a selection of talks from the TED lecture series! Twice each month, we'll show a variety of informative, entertaining talks either related to a ... (read more)
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. ... (read more)
Mon., 7/13/15, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to test their knowledge of superheroes, sidekicks, and villains at our trivia night.
Lynn and Rob Halbrook (aka Professor Marvel) present a fun, fast-paced magical show focusing on superheroes in books and the hero in each one of us. Children of all ages will not want to miss this exciting, interactive show.
Tue., 7/14/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Each month book club participants discuss a featured selection. For July, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke is the featured selection. The publisher summary states, "Hannah Swensen already ... (read more)
Tue., 7/14/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 7/14/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and Tweens: Would you like to make a difference in a young child's life? Please join us to create some really cool bracelets that we can donate ... (read more)
The Truly Remarkable Loon will amaze you as he juggles balls, clubs, bean bag chairs, books, and performs his plate-spinning routine. All ages are welcome to attend this free performance.
Thu., 7/16/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
By now everyone has seen the thrift store landscapes where an artist has added something new to the picture. Teens are invited to alter a picture book to add ... (read more)
Mon., 7/20/15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. Biographer Margaret Lea is asked to write mysterious novelist Vida Winter's life story. ... (read more)
Mon., 7/20/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out Book Club for a lively discussion of Malcolm Gladwell's book "The Tipping Point: How little things can make a big difference." In this bestselling ... (read more)
Children of all ages are invited to join us to create art and craft projects with a hero theme. This is a drop-in activity. All supplies are provided. Free and open to the public.
Tue., 7/21/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Masks are used to hide your identity – whether you are a thief, a superhero, a villain or partygoer. Often we wear masks to hide who we truly are. ... (read more)
Wed., 7/22/15, 11:00am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. ... (read more)
Wed., 7/22/15, 12:00pm – 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Wed., 7/22/15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to MCPL Wausau and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! Lisa Siewert, lecturer and chairs assistant at UW-Marathon County, will share scientific ... (read more)
Wed., 7/22/15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Come to the library to meet the Mosinee firefighters and learn how to stay safe in a fire!
Meet Mr. Steve, aka "The Master Facilitator of Fun"! There will be plenty of audience participation in this fast-paced musical comedy show as Steve Lundquist performs silly magic and creates wacky balloon creatures for children. Free fun for the whole family.
Thu., 7/23/15, 4:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to join us for a summer of superhero movies! Join us for back-to-back screenings of "Thor" and "Thor: Dark World." "Thor" will begin at 4:00pm followed immediately by "Thor: The Dark World" at 6:00pm. ... (read more)
Thu., 7/23/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to make a variety of washi tape crafts! Children can use this decorative masking tape to decorate magnets, pencils, bookmarks and other materials. All supplies and materials will be provided.
Do you love comic books? Through our Summer Library Program theme of heroes and superheroes, MCPL Wausau is starting a discussion group for fans of comics and graphic novels. The ... (read more)
Fri., 7/24/15, 1:00pm – 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Hercules" in the children's aquarium room for a special hero matinee! "Hercules" is 93 minutes long and rated G. The movie is about ... (read more)
Sat., 7/25/15, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to build and create together with blocks, tinker toys and other materials. This family-friendly program involves hands-on, open-ended exploration. All materials will be provided. It is free and open to the public.
Mon., 7/27/15, 2:00pm – 4:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a classic matinee, and bring your popcorn! C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their ... (read more)
Children and their families are invited to receive a great big "musical hug" from Tom Pease. Tom is a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist. This family-friendly program is free and open to the public.
Tue., 7/28/15, 1:30pm – 2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
"Unlimited possibilities @ your library" "" school-age children are invited to construct buildings out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Use your creativity, imagination, and engineering skills to build the tallest, widest, or weirdest building!
Wed., 7/29/15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Ever wonder how you can help animals in need? Come to the Mosinee Branch to learn about the Humane Society of Marathon County. Find out how the organization promotes the welfare of local animals and how you can get involved.
Wed., 7/29/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children of all ages are invited to create some craft projects and meet various "Heroes of Edgar" including a police officer, a firefighter, a teacher and others.
Sun., 8/2/15, 1:30pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Antiques expert Mark Moran is coming back to MCPL Wausau! Moran has more than three decades of experience buying and selling antiques and is coming to the library to appraise your antiques - and this time with no registration fees! There is a limit of one appraisal per person and registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information. ... (read more)
Tue., 8/4/15, 9:00am – 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Pam Resech, DNR Natural Resources Educator, will focus on the similarities between the Mead Wildlife and the McMillan Marsh including recreational activities and the wildlife that call this home. ... (read more)
Thu., 8/6/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Who is the mightiest superhero of them all? Can Batman defeat Superman or anyone else? Would the Incredible Hulk crush all competition? This is your chance to present "evidence" in ... (read more)
Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing. The library will provide pattern books and other resources, and knitters are invited to bring their own supplies. ... (read more)
Thu., 8/6/15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young adult (YA) literature isn't just for teens! Adults are invited to join our YA librarian for discussions of popular teen novels from the last couple of years. August's book will be "These Broken Stars" by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.
Sat., 8/8/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Families and children are invited to hear stories and create art together using all kinds of dots and other circular materials. All materials will be provided; free and open to the public.
Mon., 8/10/15, 2:00pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free classic movie and bring your popcorn! "The Red Shoes" is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever ... (read more)
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. ... (read more)
Tue., 8/11/15, 1:00pm – 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Family members are invited to swim at Wausau's outdoor pools for free with a library card, thanks to a partnership with Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. One card is good for the entire family.
Tue., 8/11/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Each month book club participants discuss a featured selection. For August, Bombshell by Catherine Coulter is the featured selection. The publisher summary states, "FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen ... (read more)
Tue., 8/11/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an interactive musical lecture on the history of the Negro spiritual! Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush will guide the audience through the development of the Spiritual with a capella ... (read more)
Wed., 8/12/15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to MCPL Wausau and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! Mark Treinen, executive editor of Daily Herald Media, will provide a behind-the-scenes ... (read more)
Wed., 8/12/15, 1:00pm – 2:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Children and families are invited to watch "Big Hero 6" in the children's aquarium room. This event will take the place of "Monsters vs Aliens." The film is rated PG and is 102 minutes long.
Thu., 8/13/15, 11:30am – 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
The book Unbroken is a story of a hell raiser, who eventually became one of the greatest American track and field stars, competing in the Berlin Olympics in 1936. As ... (read more)
Thu., 8/13/15, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Come and listen to Josie Pingel as she shares her recent travels in Italy, including Rome, Milan, Sorrento, Naples, Turin and the Amalfi Coast! During this photo-filled presentation, Pingel will ... (read more)
Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens! Design a book bag or a journal, and learn what being grateful really means. Get inspired by some positive quotes, and think about the things for which you are ... (read more)
Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Sat., 8/15/15, 10:30am – 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the everyday hero within you at this congratulatory party for our summer readers. We'll have stories, art and craft projects, games, building materials, and other projects for you. We ... (read more)
Mon., 8/17/15, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell. Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents ... (read more)
Mon., 8/17/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out book club for a lively discussion of "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey." After losing the 1912 presidential election, Roosevelt and his ... (read more)
Thu., 8/20/15, 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Marathon County elementary school librarians, administraion and teachers will be invited to MCPL in Wausau to meet the public library's youth services staff. Educators will learn about what the public library can do to support their information literacy needs.
Thu., 8/20/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Turn something old - a bottle, can or vase - into something new by creating a rope vase! We'll show you how to create a textured vase using different colors ... (read more)
Mon., 8/24/15, 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free classic movie and bring your popcorn (and for this one, your tissues too)! "Make Way for Tomorrow" is director Leo McCarey's enormously moving depiction of ... (read more)
Wed., 8/26/15, 11:00am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. ... (read more)
Wed., 8/26/15, 12:00pm – 1:30pm @ 400 Block