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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Book Club: "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain

Mon., 4/21/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain.
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Book Club: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

Mon., 4/21/14, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich.
Book Club Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Women's Book Club: "Love Anthony" by Lisa Genova

Mon., 4/21/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of "Love Anthony" by Lisa Genova. ... (read more)
Book Club Womens Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
ocean scene

Earth Day Documentary & Discussion

Tue., 4/22/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us on Earth Day for a documentary about how important oceans are to the planet and how ocean ecosystems are facing massive threats from human activity and other sources. (94 min. | 2012) The film will be followed by a short discussion. We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD)
Movie Nature Science Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Book Club: "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Thu., 4/24/14, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a lively discussion of "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Extra copies of the book will be available at the front desk. This book club also meets Mon., 4/21/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
poetry reading

Karaoke Poetry!

Tue., 4/29/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Share your favorite poems with others! During "karaoke poetry," you are invited to read aloud the work of other poets — famous or otherwise — for the enjoyment of the group. For inspiration, check out the library's poetry collection. Registration requested (but not required). This event is part of our National Poetry Month celebration.
Poetry National Poetry Month Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.
books

Book Sale

Thu., 5/1/14 Sun., 5/4/14 @ MCPL Wausau
Hundreds of gently-used books are available for low prices! Your purchases help support the library. The book sale will be open: Thu., 5/1, 5:00-8:00pm (Friends only); Fri., 5/2, 9:30am-4:30pm; Sat., 5/3, 9:30am-4:30pm; Sun., 1-4pm – Bag Sale: $6 per bag (provided).
Book Sale Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
passport

Passport Event

Sat., 5/3/14, 9:00am 1:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Apply for your U.S. passport in Athens during this special, one-day-only passport application event! Appointments are not required, but please visit www.mcpl.us/passports to determine what you will need to bring. ... (read more)
Passports Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
butterfly on a flower

Attracting Birds and Butterflies

Tue., 5/6/14, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Eileen Riehle, a master gardener with the Marathon County UW-Extension, will share tips and some of the different trees, shrubs and flowers that can be used to attract butterflies, birds and other desirable creatures to your backyard.
Gardening Nature Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Book Club: "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom

Thu., 5/8/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
bicyclists

Bicycle Wausau Rodeo & Safety Day

Sat., 5/10/14, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Patrons of all ages are invited to library to learn about bicycle safety! Stations will offer free bicycle inspections and maintenance tips, free bicycle helmets for children (and reduced-price helmets for adults), bike safety tours of the downtown Wausau area, and more.
Hands-on Learning Community Wausau Children Teens Adults | Add to your calendar.
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Book Club: "Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger

Mon., 5/12/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us to discuss "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger, the classic story of sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield and his life after being expelled from prep school in New York City.
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Book Club: "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter

Tue., 5/13/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter.
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.

Movie Night

Tue., 5/13/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG-13 | 105 min.) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
books

Mosinee Book Sale

Wed., 5/14/14 Fri., 5/16/14 @ MCPL Mosinee
Hundreds of gently-used books are available for low prices! Your purchases help support the library. The book sale will be open: Wed., 5/14, 10am-4pm; Thu., 5/15, 12-5pm; Fri., 5/16, 12-3pm.
Book Sale Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club

Wed., 5/14/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of "Styxx," a novel in the best-selling Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Michael Perry

Lunch with Michael Perry

Thu., 5/15/14, 12:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Prior to his appearance at the Grand Theater, author Michael Perry will read from his new book "From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio" and discuss his role in the Tent Show Radio program. Perry also will field some questions and, if time allows, sign copies of his latest book. ... (read more)
Author Visit Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Banning DDT

Banning DDT: Readings & Discussion

Thu., 5/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Journalist Bill Berry will discuss and share readings from his new book, "Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way," including stories and details from citizens, scientists, reporters and traditional conservationists who drew attention to the harmful effects of DDT, "the miracle pesticide," in the 1960s and '70s.
Nature Author Visit Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Book Club: "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin

Mon., 5/19/14, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin.
Book Club Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Fli

Book Club: "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School" by Kathleen Flinn

Mon., 5/19/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a lively discussion of "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School" by Kathleen Flinn. Extra copies of the book will be available at the front desk. There will be no 'second meeting' of the book club this week, as this will be our 2013-2014 book club finale.
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
man and woman

Movie Night

Tue., 5/27/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG-13 | 125 min.) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Book Club: "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

Wed., 5/28/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
Rainas Witness

Author Visit: Barbara Bolton

Tue., 6/3/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Weston author Barbara Bolton will share readings from her debut novel, "Raina's Witness," a contemporary crime and mystery thriller based on real stories of human trafficking. Bolton also will discuss her writing process and the research she did to make her story more realistic.
Author Visit Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Book Club: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

Mon., 6/9/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a discussion of "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
Bitter Sweet by LaVyrle Spencer

Book Club: "Bitter Sweet" by LaVyrle Spencer

Tue., 6/10/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Bitter Sweet" by LaVyrle Spencer.
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Book Club: "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Thu., 6/12/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Book Club: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

Mon., 6/16/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
medical examiner

Meet the Medical Examiner!

Wed., 6/18/14, 1:00pm 1:45pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Jessica Blahnik, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Marathon County, will illuminate the science that is part of her job. If you are interested in how real death investigations compare to those you see on popular TV series, this program is for you! This is an adult event; join us at 2:00pm for the teen version.
Slp Science Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
canned food

Science of Canning and Preservation

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Jackie Carattini, family living agent with Marathon County UW-Extension, will present a program on the science behind the canning and preserving of various fruits and vegetables.
Slp Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

Book Club: "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

Tue., 7/8/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Logging Road Gang by Buzz Humke

Book Club: "The Logging Road Gang" by Buzz Humke

Thu., 7/10/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of "The Logging Road Gang" by Wisconsin author Buzz Humke. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Club: "Divergent" by Veronica Roth

Mon., 7/14/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson

Happy Birthday Dr. Gonzo!

Thu., 7/17/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
In honor of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's July 18 birthday, join us for a special showing of a cult-favorite film loosely based on his life. (Rated R | 96 min. | 1980) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) (Books on Hunter S. Thompson) ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Book Club: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

Mon., 7/21/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 7/22/14, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, chief meteorologist for WSAW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is an adult event; join us at 9:30am for the children's version.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
space

Science Fiction or Science Fact?

Tue., 7/22/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and adults are invited to a science fiction and science fact trivia contest! Participants can form teams to compete against their friends.
Slp Trivia Science Wausau Teens Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Book Club: "The Silver Star" by Jeannette Walls

Wed., 7/23/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Silver Star" by Jeannette Walls.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Book Club: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

Mon., 8/11/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a discussion of "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro

Book Club: "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro

Tue., 8/12/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Thu., 8/14/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Book Club: "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Mon., 8/18/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Wed., 8/27/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Club: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Mon., 9/8/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
syringe

Flu Clinic

Tue., 9/9/14, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Seasonal flu shots for ages six months to adult will be offered via the VNA Home Health program at Aspirus. Appointments are not necessary. There will be a nominal fee; please bring your insurance information. Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances can be billed for this service.
Health Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer

Book Club: "Home Song" by LaVyrle Spencer

Tue., 9/9/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "Home Song" by LaVyrle Spencer. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Book Club: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

Thu., 9/11/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. ... (read more)
Book Club Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Book Club: "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

Wed., 9/24/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
antiques

What's It Worth? An Antiques Appraisal Roadshow

Sun., 9/28/14, 1:30pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise items such as toys, clocks, lamps, costume jewelry, vintage photographs and glassware. The cost will be $10 per item. Call 715-261-7234 to register (required) or for additional information.
Antiques Wausau Adults Seniors | Add to your calendar.
Atonement by Ian McEwan

Book Club: "Atonement" by Ian McEwan

Thu., 10/9/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "Atonement" by Ian McEwan. ... (read more)
Book Club Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book Club: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern

Mon., 10/13/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a discussion of "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Book Club: "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

Wed., 10/22/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

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

Mon., 11/10/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Book Club: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

Tue., 11/11/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith

Book Club: "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith

Wed., 11/19/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling).
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

Book Club: "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans

Tue., 12/9/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.

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