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.
Mon., 9/25/17, 10am - Sat., 9/30/17, 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids can read and lounge inside a reading tent set up inside our Marathon City Branch from September 25-30!
Tue., 9/26/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday with us at this fun-filled story time featuring songs, stories and games!
Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Join us at the Athens Branch every Tuesday afternoon and learn new fiber arts skills with hooks, punches and needles, or join other experienced crafters to work on projects old ... (read more)
Quilters and crafters - experienced and beginners - are invited to gather to learn, create, and share. In addition to sharing quilting skills and techniques, we'll also teach a new ... (read more)
Learn how to create your own email account and how to use it during this free introductory class!
Wed., 9/27/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Two slaves escape a cotton plantation via the Underground Railroad with a relentless slave catcher in pursuit.
Wed., 9/27/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Discussion of the classic book about two girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier. No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Join us each month to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments related to math and science. Free and no registration required, all supplies provided.
Fri., 9/29/17, 7pm - 9pm @ UW Center for Civic Engagement
Ten stories by 10 different storytellers, and the audience judges if the stories are true or false! Prizes for the two stories that fake out the audience the most! Free to attend, but mature audiences only. Send submissions by 9/15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., 9/29/17, 7pm - Sat., 9/30/17, 9pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for the first-ever Central Wisconsin Book Festival, starting with a live storytelling event the evening of Friday, Sept. 29 and events throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 30. All events are free and no registration or tickets required!
Sat., 9/30/17, 9:30am - 11am @ MCPL Wausau
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a pediatrician, public health professional and child health advocate, will discuss the importance of early literacy and the roles that human relationships and interactions play in a child's first thousand days of life.
Sat., 9/30/17, 10am - 11:30am @ Janke Book Store
Steven D. Schmitt will share the history of baseball at the University of Wisconsin, which started in 1870 and ended in 1991, making UW the only Big Ten school with ... (read more)
Sat., 9/30/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author, hunter and UW-Marathon County Senior Lecturer Mark Parman will read from his book "A Grouse Hunter's Almanac," newly released in paperback that chronicles 20 seasons of hunts. Q&A and signing to follow. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Sat., 9/30/17, 1pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
One of Wisconsin's own favorite writers, Victoria Houston, will join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to share stories of how she became a mystery writer. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Sat., 9/30/17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young Adult author Brittany Cavallaro will join us via Skype to share with teens how she got started as a writer, what it's like to write a book series, her ... (read more)
Sat., 9/30/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author B.J. Hollars presents information about extinct birds from his book "Flock Together," and how we can save threatened species and ourselves. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Sat., 9/30/17, 3pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Comic book writer and artist Tim Seeley joins us for the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to talk about his work, including the upcoming film adaptation of his book "Revival." Free and no registration or tickets required.
Sat., 9/30/17, 3pm - 4:30pm @ Janke Book Store
Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin Schreiber will read from his new book "My Two Elaines: learning, coping, and surviving as an Alzheimer's caregiver" and answer questions about the role of caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Sat., 9/30/17, 7pm - 8:30pm @ UW Center for Civic Engagement
We'll close out the Central Wisconsin Book Festival with award-winning poet Mai Der Vang, whose collection "Afterland" recounts the Hmong exodus from Laos and the Hmong culture's ongoing resilience in exile. Free and no registration or tickets required.
Mon., 10/2/17, 1pm - Tue., 10/31/17, 4pm @ MCPL Edgar
The Edgar Branch, in coordination with the Edgar School District, is inviting students to stop by during the Month of the Young Adolescent to create necklaces with a steampunk theme, including a special program on Oct. 11. Free and all supplies provided.
Tue., 10/3/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Members of the Marathon County SWAT Team will join us to explain the work they do and what it takes to become a SWAT team member. Free and open to the public.