Events for Adults


Mosinee Social Hour: DIY Antique Terracotta Pots

Mon., 5/2/16, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for a mix of socializing and creative crafting to create antique-looking terracotta pots! We will supply the chalk paint and painting utensils, as well as some templates that ... (read more)
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Top 10 Tips for Your Garden

Tue., 5/3/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for useful and handy tips to give you the best garden year after year! Wood County Master Gardener Margie Austin will give us her top 10 list of ... (read more)
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What's Bugging Your Plants?

Are you having trouble with your plants, trees or shrubs? Don't know what kind of insect or disease is attacking them, or what kind of plant or tree is growing ... (read more)
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YA for Adults: "The Wrath and the Dawn" by Renee Ahdieh

Thu., 5/5/16, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young adult novels are definitely not just for teens anymore! Join our YA librarian for a discussion of The Wrath and the Dawn. New members are always welcome! Call 715-261-7230 for more information. ... (read more)
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Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Sat., 5/7/16, 1:30pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring the whole family and join us for this relaxing afternoon of coloring in the Children's activity room. Coloring sheets and patterns will be available for all ages, or families ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Girl Who Chased the Moon" by Sarah Addison Allen

Mon., 5/9/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
The Marathon City Book Club is held the second Monday of each month. The book for May is "The Girl Who Chased the Moon" by Sarah Addison Allen. ... (read more)
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Make your own Zentangle art

Mon., 5/9/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join Edgar High School art teacher Monique Olson to learn the fun, relaxing and creative art of Zentangle, which is a way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf

Tue., 5/10/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf! ... (read more)
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Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

A question for you adults: When is the last time you picked up a coloring book without kids around? Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with ... (read more)
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It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Join us for a night of board games and card games throughout MCPL Wausau! We'll have some of the classics - Monopoly, decks of cards - but others are designed ... (read more)
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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Book Club: "I Am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai

Thu., 5/12/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "I Am Malala" by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai! ... (read more)
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Friends of MCPL Book Sale!

Thu., 5/12/16, 5:00pm Sun., 5/15/16, 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by MCPL Wausau for our book sale hosted by the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library! We'll have a plethora of donated items and material withdrawn from our ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult

Thu., 5/12/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us as we discuss "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult. We're always happy to have new members, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Walk 'n' Talk Book Club

Do you like to discuss books and also to stay active? Join us for a "healthy" look at fiction and nonfiction with our new Walk 'n' Talk Book Club, when ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby

Mon., 5/16/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us at the Mosinee Branch Library for a friendly, lively discussion of Nick Hornby's "Funny Girl." Set in 1960's London, the novel is an account of the adventures of ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Finding Jake" by Bryan Reardon

Mon., 5/16/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Stratford! The book we'll read and discuss for the month of May is "Finding Jake" by Bryan Reardon. ... (read more)
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Needle Arts Night

Interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, quilting or other needle-related crafts? People of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather together to work on your own projects and ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Intro to Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word isn't just for writing letters to family or friends. You can craft resumes and cover letters, even use templates to help get you started, make invitations and a ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Into The Free" by Julie Cantrell

Mon., 5/16/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Spencer! For the month of May, we'll read and discuss "Into The Free" by Julie Cantrell. ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson

Mon., 5/16/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for our monthly Women's Night Out Book Club! We'll read and discuss "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! Call 715-261-7230 for more information. ... (read more)
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History Speaks: Polio, Scourge of the 1950s and Beyond

Mon., 5/23/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Rick Lohr, a retired history teacher and world traveler, will tell the personal story of his sister's illness and trace the history of polio in Marathon County. Lohr will also speak about vaccines against the disease and tell stories from an immunization trip to India in 2004. ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck

Wed., 5/25/16, 12:00pm 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature book club for a lively discussion of Steinbeck's epic novel East of Eden, which is set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas ... (read more)
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Exercise Your Mind and Body: Adult Summer Reading Program

Wed., 6/1/16 Wed., 8/31/16 @ All MCPL Locations
Join us in an effort to exercise your mind and body during our adult Summer Reading Program! Simply sign up at any MCPL location and receive a log to track ... (read more)
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YA for Adults: "Every Breath" by Ellie Marney

Thu., 6/2/16, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join our young adult librarian and discuss a popular teen novel! For the month of June, we'll be reading "Every Breath" by Ellie Marney. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Crocheting 101

Having trouble reading a crochet pattern, double crocheting or keeping count of your stitches? Whether you are new to crochet or just need a refresher, Chris Gumz will be at ... (read more)
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Be Bear Aware

Tue., 6/7/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Pam Resech from the Wisconsin DNR's wildlife management department will discuss the unique adaptations that black bears have and how some of their traits are similar to that of humans. Resech will also have a bear mount and bear pelts on display.
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Friend Speed Dating

Tue., 6/7/16, 5:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Let's face it: Meeting new people and making new friends can be a challenge in any city or town. We want to help! ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Internet Basics

Would you like to learn more about the World Wide Web and some of its many uses? Join us for a class on basic information about the internet and how ... (read more)
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Book Club: "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Go Set Watchman" by Harper Lee

Thu., 6/9/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for our monthly book club where we will discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman," both by Harper Lee. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! Call 715-352-3155 for more information. ... (read more)
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Anime for Adults

Most people think that anime (Japanese animation) is for teens only, but there is plenty of anime geared for adult tastes and interests and you can join us to watch ... (read more)
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Book Club: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Thu., 6/9/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us as we discuss "All the Light we Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris and is blind by age six. Her father ... (read more)
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Book Club: "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mon., 6/13/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
The Marathon City Book Club is held the second Monday of each month. The book for June is "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick. Read the book and join us for a lively discussion. New members are always welcome! ... (read more)
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Invasion of the Purple Loosestrife!

Mon., 6/13/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Did you know you can enlist an army of beetles to combat the invasive purple loosestrife? Join Chris Hamerla, regional aquatic invasive species coordinator with the Golden Sands Resource ... (read more)
Nature Hands-on Learning Rothschild Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.

MCPL Live! Tim Pletkovich: "Sons of the Civil War in WWII"

Mon., 6/13/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a presentation by author Tim Pletkovich as he shares stories from his book "Civil War Fathers: Sons of the Civil War in World War II." Pletkovich's book ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Beginner's Goodbye" by Anne Tyler

Tue., 6/14/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Beginner's Goodbye" by Anne Tyler! Simply read the book and attend our monthly book club to discuss it. We're always open to new attendees! ... (read more)
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MCPL DIY: Herb Container Gardens [Part 1]

If you're interested in gardening but have limited space (or if you just want to add a little more flavor to your cooking), you'll want to attend this instructional and hands-on DIY program! ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah

Mon., 6/20/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us as we get together to discuss "Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah! This book is about the lives of two sisters and how they survived and contributed to the ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Rosie Effect" by Graeme Simsion

Mon., 6/20/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join our monthly Mosinee Book Club to discuss the book "The Rosie Effect" by Graeme Simsion. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to read the book and join us! ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "Astonish Me" by Maggie Shipstead

Mon., 6/20/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for our monthly Women's Night Out Book Club! For the month of June, we'll be reading "Astonish Me" by Maggie Shipstead. ... (read more)
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LGBT Pride Month Documentary & Discussion: "Out in the Night"

Tue., 6/21/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a screening of director Blair Dorosh-Walther's documentary from the acclaimed POV film series in observance of LGBT Pride Month! ... (read more)
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Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Book Club: "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler

Wed., 6/22/16, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us as we discuss the book "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler. We're always happy to have new attendees, so feel free to read the book and join us! ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: Short stories of Alexander Pushkin

Wed., 6/22/16, 12:00pm 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature to discuss the short stories of Alexander Pushkin! Considered by many to be the founder of modern Russian literature, Pushkin pioneered the use of ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Introduction to Gmail

Have you been wanting to create your own email account but don't know where to start? Let us help with our "Introduction to Gmail" class! Participants will create their own ... (read more)
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MCPL DIY: Herb Container Gardens [Part 2]

Local chef Brian Fruend will teach participants how to cook with the herbs grown in their container garden at the Kitchen Garden Pavilion. Please note that only participants who attended Part 1 of this event may attend Part 2. ... (read more)
Gardening Hands-on Learning Off-site Slp Monk Botanical Gardens Adults | Add to your calendar.

First Call...Reveille!

Tue., 7/5/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Join the Spencer Branch Library when Elmer Hayes, a Korean War Veteran from Stratford, presents this unique historical presentation that will combine a musical instrument with war history. Hayes will ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Mon., 7/11/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
The Marathon City Book Club is held the second Monday of each month. The book for July is "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline

Tue., 7/12/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Hatley! For July, we'll read and discuss "Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals - Part 1

Do you ever feel like you're missing out on things because you don't have a Facebook account? Let us help you change that with our Facebook Fundamentals class! Participants will create a Facebook account (if they don't already have one) and learn how to perform basic functions within Facebook, such as completing your profile, adding pictures and sending friend requests. Part 2 of the class, which will expand upon what is taught in Part 1, will be held on July 27. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Joy for Beginners" by Erica Bauermeister

Thu., 7/14/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Edgar! We'll read and discuss "Joy for Beginners" by Eric Bauermeister for the month of July. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Oregon Trail" by Rinker Buck

Thu., 7/14/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us as we discuss "The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey" by Rinker Buck. Buck"s epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way -- ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Room" by Emma Donoghue

Mon., 7/18/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Room" by Emma Donoghue. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Heaven is For Real" by Todd Burpo

Mon., 7/18/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Mosinee! The book we'll read and discuss in July is "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Mon., 7/18/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for our monthly Women's Night Out Book Club! We'll read and discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Personal Money Management: Money Management Strategies

Tue., 7/26/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
You work hard for your money - get tips to help make your money work harder and smarter for you! Reggie Jorgensen, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial, will present a seminar on general money management strategies as part of the Personal Money Management series at the Hatley Branch Library. Topics during this seminar will range from becoming an active money manager to teaching your child good money habits such as sharing, saving and spending. Tools and resources will be provided to help you on your journey. Free and open to the public, no registration required. ... (read more)
Community Money Management Small Business Social Issues Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Book Club: "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" by Thomas L. Friedman

Wed., 7/27/16, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly discussion of "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" by Thomas L. Friedman! We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Perennial Planting

Wed., 7/27/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join Janice Berry, volunteer with the UW-Extension Master Gardeners program, to learn all about perennials! Janice will be bringing soil and pots to demonstrate the best ways to plant and ... (read more)
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Walloping Wonder Game Day

Wed., 7/27/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children and their families are invited to play some larger-than-life board games at our Edgar Branch! Attendees will have the opportunity to play over-sized versions of several popular games including Kerplunk, tic-tac-toe and Jenga!
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Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals - Part 2

If you're relatively new to Facebook or just want to explore all that the social network has to offer, join us for part 2 of our Facebook Fundamentals class! After ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel

Mon., 8/8/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! The book for August is "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

Tue., 8/9/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Hatle! For August, we'll read and discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima

Tue., 8/9/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
What started as a genealogy project for Dennis Blocker to learn more about his grandfather's WWII military service turned into a 15-year effort to research a little-known battle that occurred ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

Wed., 8/10/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Edgar! We'll read and discuss "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs for the month of August. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Book Club: B.Y.O. Book

Thu., 8/11/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
In August, our monthly book club members are encouraged to bring a book of their choice for a Bring Your Own Book Club! You'll get to share what you loved ... (read more)
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Book Club: "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Mon., 8/15/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. We're always happy to ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Mon., 8/15/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Mosinee! The book we're reading for the month of August is "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. We're always looking for more attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Personal Money Management: Preparing for Life Events

Tue., 8/16/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
You've heard the old saying "Life happens when you're making other plans." Join us for a seminar on making financial plans for life events! Reggie Jorgensen, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial, will present the seminar "Preparing for Life Events" as part of the Personal Money Management series at the Hatley Branch Library. Life's changes - marriage, sending kids to college, career changes, aging parents, retirement and collecting Social Security - all take preparation. In this seminar you will be provided with information and guidance to help you make sound decisions for the future. Free and open to the public, no registration required. ... (read more)
Community Money Management Social Issues Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.

Ninja Night

Tue., 8/16/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited to discover their inner ninja and help celebrate the close of the Summer Reading Club! We'll begin by reading a few ninja-related stories, followed by activities such ... (read more)
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