Events for Adults


Wisconsin's Role in the Civil War

Sat., 5/30/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Brett Barker, Associate Professor of History at UW-Marathon County, will present "Wisconsin's Role in the Civil War" as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration to mark the end of the ... (read more)
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Mondays with TED

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 theme or randomly chosen and discussion is encouraged! June is LGBT Awareness Month, so our first program of the month features talks related to LGBT issues, including: Yoruba Richen - "What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement" Norman Spack - "How I help transgender teens become who they want to be" and iO Tillett Wright - "Fifty Shades of Gay". ... (read more)
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History of Railroading in Marathon County

Tue., 6/2/15, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society will be taking us down memory lane as he discusses the history of the railroads in Spencer as well as Marathon County. ... (read more)
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Lunch & Learn: Working Women in Pop Culture

Wed., 6/3/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Spend your lunch hour at the library and learn something new during MCPL Wausau's "Lunch and Learn" series. Kelly Wilz, associate professor of communication and theater arts at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, ... (read more)
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Flower Bed Design

Thu., 6/4/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ Monk Gardens
Learn how to plan or improve your flower garden! Please plan to attend both sessions held at Monk Gardens. The May 16 session will be on garden design, while the ... (read more)
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Knit Night

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)
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Older Americans Day: Heroes of Marathon County

Mon., 6/8/15, 10:00am 11:00am @ MCPL Wausau
Did you know that Marathon County has its share of well-known heroes? Gary Gisselman of the Marathon County Historical Society will present this Older Americans Day program on such fabled ... (read more)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Funny Face"

Mon., 6/8/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free matinee on the library's third floor! Stanley Donen's 1957 adaptation of a George Gershwin musical centers on owlish bookstore clerk Jo (Audrey Hepburn), who is ... (read more)
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Book Club: "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. ... (read more)
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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

Book Club: "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini

Tue., 6/9/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Each month book club participants discuss a featured selection. For June, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini is the featured selection. The publisher summary states, "In Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, novelist ... (read more)
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Raising Your Own Chickens: An Introduction

Tue., 6/9/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Curious about adding a clutch of baby chickens to your life? Join us for an introduction to raising a flock at home! Heather Schlesser, dairy and livestock agent with (read more)
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White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway

Book Club: "White Ghost Girls" by Alice Greenway

Thu., 6/11/15, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Everyone is invited to attend and discuss the book of the month! "White Ghost Girls" is about sisters, memory and loss. The story takes place in Hong Kong where ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Dog Stars" by Peter Heller

Thu., 6/11/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "Dog Stars" by Peter Heller. Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport ... (read more)
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

YA for Adults Book Club

Thu., 6/11/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Starting with "Twilight" and "Harry Potter," young adult literature has grown in popularity with more and more adults enjoying novels written for teens. Join our young adult librarian for a ... (read more)
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Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Book Club: "Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

Mon., 6/15/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

Mon., 6/15/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out book club for a friendly discussion of "Me Before You." Jojo Moyes' 2012 novel brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common, ... (read more)
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University of Wisconsin Degree Fair

Tue., 6/16/15, 1:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
You are invited to attend an informal degree fair at the Marathon County Public Library. Learn how you can complete your Bachelor's degree without leaving Wausau! There are a variety ... (read more)
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Lunch & Learn: Hunger in Marathon County

Wed., 6/17/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to MCPL Wausau and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! June is National Hunger Awareness Month, and members of the Marathon County ... (read more)
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Superhero Trivia

Adults and teens! Show off your superhero knowledge! Come as a team or join a team when you get here. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia team! Questions ... (read more)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Paths of Glory"

Mon., 6/22/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a classic matinee on the library's third floor! When soldiers in World War I, led by Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), refuse to continue with an impossible attack, ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Drew Maxwell and the Art of Comics

Tue., 6/23/15, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Learn about the world of comic books, from creation to promotions and distribution, with writer/illustrator Drew Maxwell. Maxwell is the creator of the comics Lost Earth and Atomic Fist Punch, ... (read more)
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Movie Night: "Selma"

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie, and bring your snacks! Follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists over a three-month period in 1965 to secure voting ... (read more)
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Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Planning to pass on such items – a treasured wedding photo, Grandpa's fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow ... (read more)
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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fan

Book Club: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg

Wed., 6/24/15, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg. ... (read more)
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The Settlers by Vilhelm Moberg

Classic Book Club: "The Settlers (The Emigrants #3)" by Vilhelm Moberg

Wed., 6/24/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Classic Book Club for a lively discussion of the third novel in Vilhelm Moberg's Emigrants series, which focuses on Karl Oskar and Kristina as they adapt to their ... (read more)
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No Yelling!

Wed., 6/24/15, 5:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Linda Salzman from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will share ways to discipline children without yelling, plus insight into the meanings behind challenging behaviors. ... (read more)
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Comics Club

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)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Hud"

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)
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Life of a Lumberjack

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!
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Lunch & Learn: 10 Signs of Alzheimer's

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)
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The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

Book Club: "The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht

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)
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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Book Club: "I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai

Thu., 7/9/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "I am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai. The book documents the educational ... (read more)
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YA for Adults Book Club

Thu., 7/9/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Starting with "Twilight" and "Harry Potter," young adult literature has grown in popularity with more and more adults enjoying novels written for teens. Join our young adult librarian for a ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. ... (read more)
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Book Club: "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke

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)
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Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom by Mai Na M. Lee

MCPL Live! Mai Na M. Lee: "Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom"

Tue., 7/14/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an interesting presentation and discussion on Hmong history! In her new book "Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom," Mai Na M. Lee details the political alliances and ... (read more)
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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Book Club: "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield

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)
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"Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Book Club: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple

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)
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Lunch & Learn: Climate Change in Greenland

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)
History Science Lunch And Learn Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Your Rights as a Renter

Thu., 7/23/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Have a question about security deposits, leases or eviction notices? Visit the library for a presentation by Kristin Holmes, an attorney from the non-profit law firm Judicare. You will ... (read more)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "The Apartment"

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)
Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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What's It Worth? Antique Appraisals

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 ... (read more)
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Mystery and History of Wildlife Areas

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)
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The Super-est Superhero Debate

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)
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YA for Adults Book Club

Thu., 8/6/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Starting with "Twilight" and "Harry Potter," young adult literature has grown in popularity with more and more adults enjoying novels written for teens. Join our young adult librarian for a ... (read more)
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Book Club: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. ... (read more)
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Bombshell by Catherine Coulter

Book Club: "Bombshell" by Catherine Coulter

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)
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MCPL Live! Spiritual Songs: The History of the Negro Spiritual

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)
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Lunch & Learn: Mark Treinen of Daily Herald Media

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)
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Unborken by Lauren Hillenbrand

Book Club: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

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)
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Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Book Club: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver

Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us in a discussion of "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to ... (read more)
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The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Book Club: "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell

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)
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MCPL DIY: Creating Rope Vases

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)
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Club: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

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)
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