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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun.-Tue., 12/24-12/26.

Letters to Santa

Children's Event Drop-in Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
Holiday Writing Spencer Children Grades K 5 Preschool Early Elemen

Create Your Own Holiday Cards

Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Mosinee Adults Children Teens Tweens

Decorative Craft Box for Kids

Wed., 12/13/17, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can craft their own decorative box to give as a gift to a loved one during this free program!
Crafts Holiday Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Thu., 12/14/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Join us as we discuss this award-winning book, about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom!
Book Club Edgar Adults

MCPL DIY
Paper Holiday Ornaments

Thu., 12/14/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Adults can transform recycled book pages into beautiful decorative ornaments during this free craft event!
Crafts Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "Silent Night: The Story of the WWI Christmas Truce" by Stanley Weintraub

Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book, about when men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms on Christmas Eve and joined in celebration during World War I. New members always welcome!
Book Club Athens Adults

Random Moments of Verse
"Becoming Trans-Parent"

Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A monthly gathering of central Wisconsin poets, featuring the occasional special guest. In December, we're happy to welcome Annette Grunseth reading from her chapbook "Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family's Journey of Gender Transition."
Community Poetry Writing Social Issues Wausau Adults

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
More events in this series (12). » Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Book Club: "The Christmas Shoes" by Donna VanLiere

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event This story follows the lives of a man and a boy who cross paths one fateful Christmas Eve.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Smith

Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event After the death of her husband, Joanne Smith is dreading the holiday season. But 12 days before Christmas, she begins receiving unexpected gifts from her family's "True Friends," which changes her outlook.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (14). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Book Club: "A Season of Angels" by Debbie Macomber

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "A Season of Angels," about three wacky angels who set out to answer the Christmas prayers of those on earth.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Holiday Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate the season with a holiday-themed story time featuring stories, songs and crafts!
Crafts Holiday Story Time Rothschild Children Preschool

Needle Arts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of working on knitting projects and socializing at MCPL! And it's not just for knitters - crocheters and other fans of the needle arts are invited, too!
More events in this series (22). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Holiday Craft Day

Tue., 12/19/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Make decorative evergreen trees during this fun and festive holiday craft event!
Crafts Holiday Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Resource of the Moment

document scanner

Image / Document Scanners

Scanners are available at all MCPL locations for the purpose of creating digital files from photos, documents and other media. To ensure scanner availability, please contact us before you arrive at the library.

MCPL On-site Computers and Technology

2017 National Book Award Winners

The 68th annual National Book Awards were held on November 15 in New York City. The National Book Foundation awarded the prestigious honor of a National Book Award to authors and poets in four different literary categories - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature.  The winner of the NBA for Fiction was Sing, Unburied, Sing by...

Awards National Book Award Books

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

★★★★★ After three long years, teen-aged William Everett is dropped off at the train tracks in a town without a name to meet up with his father who is helping build the Canadian Pacific Railway.  The train they will be boarding is called "The Boundless" because of its size and magnificence.  After accidentally witnessing a murder and finding a train car...

Audience: Children, Tweens
Genre: Fiction, Action Adventure

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