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Events

Month of Crafts and Coloring

Children Drop-in Kids can celebrate National Craft Month with a different craft project each week and coloring pages all month long at the library!

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Marathon Memories

All-Ages Drop-in MCPL Marathon City in conjunction with the Marathon City Heritage Center is sponsoring an essay contest, "Marathon Memories." The entries should focus on the writer's memories and connections to the Village of Marathon. Entries due by May 31, 2019.

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Children Registration Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room!

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Book Babies

Children Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities. Caregiver-child interaction is stressed in Book Babies, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Escape from the Deathday Dungeon: A Harry Potter Escape Room Experience

Adults & Teens Can you and your group solve all the puzzles to escape the Deathday Dungeon? Give it a try during our special two-day Harry Potter escape room event!

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Tales for Tots

Children Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! We have two half-hour sessions at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - stop by for either one!

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Play and Learn

Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Fiber Arts

Adults Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Home School Huddle

Children Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

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Quilting & Beyond

Adults Drop-in Work on your quilting projects at the library with your friends and neighbors!

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Cribbage at the Library

Adults Adults are invited to play a few games of cribbage against friends or other library patrons !

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MCPL Movie Night
"Green Book"

Adults & Teens Join us for a free screening of the current Best Picture Oscar-winning film "Green Book" and bring your popcorn!

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Preschool Story Time

Children This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.

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Book Club: "Surprise Me" by Sophie Kinsella

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of March, we'll read and discuss this novel, about a married couple who realize they don't know each other as well as they had thought.

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LENA Start Marathon County

Adults Registration Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.

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Readers of Classic Literature
"Razor's Edge" by W. Somerset Maugham

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of classic works of fiction and non-fiction, including Singer's novel of a man in search of spiritual wisdom.

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Effective Communication Strategies for Families Facing Alzheimer's

Adults Join for a presentation on ways to communicate with a friend or loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia, with plenty of time included for questions.

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Spring Break Movie: "Smallfoot"

Children Join us during Spring Break for a free movie about a Yeti who finds something he didn't know existed - a human!

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Teen Book Club: "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo

Teens Teens are invited to take part in a lively discussion of a wide range of books!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.

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Wolves: A Family Tradition

Adults Join us for a presentation about one of nature's most revered - and maligned - mammals: the wolf!

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MCPL DIY
Creative Journals

Adults & Teens Drop-in Journals contain some of our most personal thoughts, and patrons not only have the opportunity to make their own journal, but also to personalize it with decorations!

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Health and Wellness Club: Organize Your Life!

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by our monthly health and wellness club to discuss a wide range of topics with others, including April's discussion about ways to organize your time and home!

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Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in Drop by the library any (or every!) Tuesday afternoon for a mix of creation and socialization!

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TAG - Teen Advisory Group!

Teens Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings monthly

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the qualities and habits of successful people!

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Get Money Smart!

Children Join us during Money Smart Week for special money-related activities for kids, in collaboration with the Get Smart Wausau Coalition!

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Pokemon Club

Children Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game!

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Design Your Own Butterfly Garden

All-Ages Learn about the importance of butterflies to nature, the species that are native to Wisconsin and built a butterfly garden, with all supplies provided!

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Children's Fest

Children Drop-in Stop by MCPL's booth at the 46th annual Children's Festival at Marathon Park to learn more about the library - including a sneak peek at summer events!

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Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Children Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!

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Show Us Your Bookface!

All-Ages Drop-in Take a bookface selfie that you can post on social media for others to see!​

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3D Paper Sculptures

Children Drop-in Children of all ages are invited to explore the wonderful versatility of paper and create three-dimensional paper sculptures!

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Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals

Adults Registration Learn how to make a Facebook profile, send friend requests, like, comment and more !

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Herb Gardening

Adults Learn the basics of herb gardening, and get some of your other gardening questions answered!

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Book Club: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

Adults Join us for our monthly book club at the library! For the month of April, we'll be reading "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde!

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Family Adventure Night: Peppa Pig

Children Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Peppa Pig" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Mo Willems Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time celebrating the books of popular children's author Mo Willems!

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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Adults Join us for a presentation on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association.

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Book Club: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

Adults Join the library Book Club in April to discuss this best-seller by J.D. Vance!

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Wicked Plants

Adults Some plants may be nice to look at, or have a pleasant smell, but beware! Other plants can be dangerous. Join us to find out more about these wicked plants!

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Story Time from Space!

Children Hear stories about outer space, and hear a story read by an astronaut from the International Space Station!

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Spring Egg Decoration for Adults!

Adults Why should kids have all the fun? Adults can join us in creating a floral egg, perfect for use as a decoration to celebrate the warmer spring months.

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Book Club: "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware

Adults Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Myths and Truths: Human Trafficking in Central Wisconsin

Adults & Teens Learn about human trafficking, and how the topic hits home in central Wisconsin, during this informative event!

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Book Club: "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about the lives of two different families, who live centuries apart.

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Building Challenges

Children Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

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Book Club: "I Let You Go" by Clare Mackintosh

Adults Join us for a discussion of "I Let You Go," about a woman who suffers the loss of her young son and the two officers who try to get to solve the case.

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this quirky 2017 book by Gail Honeyman!

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adults Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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Women's Night Out
"Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrick Backman

Adults Drop-in Stop by the Wausau library for a lively monthly discussion of a wide range of titles, including Backman's 2016 novel!

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Hop Like a Bunny Story Time

Children Hear stories about bunnies, then make a cute craft, with all supplies provided!

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Celebrate Spring Story Time

Children We're "eggcited" at story time, because Spring is here! Come celebrate with us.

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Hatching Eggs

Children Drop-in Craft your own egg to "hatch" and see what kind of animal emerges from it!

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Book-to-Movie Night
"Ella Enchanted"

All-Ages All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Ella Enchanted" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Gail Carson Levine!

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Kids' Needle Arts Night: Dry Felting

Kids & Teens Registration Kids, tweens and teens can learn how to do dry felting and make their own project, with all supplies provided!

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Science Marvels

Children Drop-in Kids can stop in to the library to perform their own zany science experiments, with all supplies provided!

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Family Film Friday
"The LEGO Ninjago Movie"

Children LEGO® (and movie) lovers young and old are welcome to join us for Family Film Friday in April!

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Wordstock: Three Days of Peace and Poetry

All-Ages Drop-in Attend this three-day poetry event, where different poetry activities will be offered for all ages each day!

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Walk along Wausau's scenic River Edge trail and read two children's books as you stroll!

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Logging and Sawmills of Marathon County

Adults Learn about central Wisconsin's logging and sawmill history during this free presentation!

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Library Learning
Intro to Libby and Downloading E-Books!

Adults Registration Did you know a MCPL card gives you access to thousands of books and audiobooks available to download for free with a few taps or clicks on your computer, smartphone or tablet? Let us show you how it works!

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Celebrate Earth Day Story Time

Children Celebrate Earth Day at the library with a special story time!

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Create a Catapult!

Children Get ready to launch! We'll be making catapults out of some common craft supplies and not only test them, but challenge participants with different obstacles!

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Book Club: "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of April, we'll read and discuss this novel, about the hundreds of young women worked at the radium-dial factories during World War I.

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Readers of Classic Literature
"The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of the greatest works of fiction and non-fiction ever written, including Baum's tale of Dorothy's adventure in Oz!

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DIY Sugar Scrub

Adults & Teens Make your own scented sugar scrub, with all supplies provided!

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Teen Book Club: "Property of the Rebel Librarian" by Allison Varnes

Teens Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this book about books, libraries and one child's love of reading!

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Superhero Celebration

Children Drop-in Make superhero-themed crafts and color themed pages to celebrate National Superhero Day!

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Family Pajama Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time filled with relaxing stories, music and movement - pajamas, blankets and stuffed animals encouraged!

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May Day Baskets

Children Drop-in Kids are invited bring back the tradition of May Day by crafting their own decorative basket, with all supplies provided!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the cells of a woman that were taken without her consent and used to study cancer, develop the polio vaccine and more.

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Health and Wellness Club: Get Moving in May!

Adults Take part in lively health and wellness discussions to help you live better, including May's topic: how to get moving (and why you should!)

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Apple Blossom Flower Art

All-Ages Drop-in Celebrate spring by creating your own apple blossoms with a variety of craft supplies!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time again for the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale!

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Learn to Line Dance

Adults Join us at the library and step your way to fun with this introduction to line dancing!

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"Rock on Kindness" Author Stepheni Curran

Kids & Adults In celebration of Children's Book Week, Wisconsin author Stephani Curran will visit us and talk about her book "Rock on, Kindness!"

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Create a Mother's Day Card!

Children Drop-in Kids can make a card for the maternal figure in their life, with all supplies provided!

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Spring Story Time Break

Kids & Adults To prepare for our annual Summer Library Program, MCPL-Wausau will be taking a story time break. Our summer session starts June 10!

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Make your own Mini Pinata

Children Create your own mini piñatas with supplies at the library!

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Adults Alzheimer's Disease affects millions of people each year, including those directly affected by it as well as family, friends and caregivers who help. Join us to learn about some of the warning signs of the disease.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Adults Pick the brain of a master gardener and get helpful info for your summer garden!

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Mother's Day Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time and craft hour as we celebrate mothers ahead of their special day!

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Tink Party

Children Join us for a fun fairy party with stories and a DIY light-up fairy jar before "Finding Neverland" at the Grand Theater. Costumes encouraged!

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Teen Star Search Karaoke Night

Teens Teens are welcome to join us and bring their friends to sing the night away with karaoke!

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A History of the Fromm Brothers Fur Farm

Adults Learn the history of a Marathon County landmark that was, at one time, the largest silver fox and mink farm in the United States!

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Flower Fairies

Adults & Teens Join us to craft adorable fairies! Whether you want to celebrate Mother's day as mother and daughter, or just celebrate spring, we welcome you to channel your creativity!

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Book Club: "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson

Adults Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Spring Wreaths

Adults Drop-in Want to give your home the decorative touch of nature this spring? Channel your creativity by making your very own spring wreath!

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Book Club: "There There" by Tommy Orange

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a Native American powwow that changes the lives of some of its attendees forever.

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Gardening with Pollinators in Mind

Adults Would you like to learn about research-based gardening techniques that support pollinating insects? Join us for a program with UW-Extension educator Brianna Wright.

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Book Club: "Unthinkable" by Helen Thompson

Adults Take part in lively discussion of Helen Thompson's intriguing book about nine different, but extraordinary, brains!

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Adults Join us for a presentation with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia specifically aimed at those who help care for someone with the disease.

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Book Club: "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie

Adults Join the library Book Club in May to discuss this book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows!

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Aroma Therapy and Essential Oils Discussion Group

Adults Drop-in If you're interested in learning more about aroma therapy, essential oils and natural or homemade health products - or if you have tips and concoctions to share with others - join us each month to talk about it!

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MCPL DIY
Bottle Cap Bling

Adults & Teens Who knew a bottle cap could inspire so much creativity? Find out how and create a unique, artistic craft!

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Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Adults Join us for a discussion of "The Underground Railroad," about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom.

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Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of Cheryl Strayed's celebrated memoir!

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Women's Night Out
"Truly Madly Guilty" by Liane Moriarity

Adults Drop-in You've probably read, heard of or watched Moriarty's "Big Little Lies." Here's a chance to read and discuss one of her other books with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Library Learning
Ancestry and Genealogy

Adults Learn more about genealogy information available through Ancestry and how you can track down your own family roots. Ask us how you can access Ancestry at the library, too!

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Pull String Art

Adults Adults are invited to a craft event at the library just for them as we create pull string art!

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of May, we'll read and discuss this novel, about an eccentric loner who meets two other isolated individuals and forms friendships with them.

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Readers of Classic Literature
"Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of the greatest works of literature ever written, including Williams' famous drama!

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Create your own Pinwheels

Children Are you ready for spring and summer? Stop by the library to create your own pinwheel to capture the warmer breezes!

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Foraging for Wild Edibles

Adults Have you ever come across plants or berries during a walk and wondered if they were safe to eat? Learn all about foraging for those and other wild edibles during this event!

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Family Film Friday
"A Wrinkle in Time"

Children Join us for Family Film Friday (and bring snacks if you'd like!) as we show the film version of Madeline L'Engle's famous novel!

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Flash Fiction Story Project

Children Tweens are invited to join us for a fun program revolving around a short, short story - also known as flash fiction!

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Chromatography Butterflies

Children Preschoolers and their caregivers are encouraged to discover the science of chromatography and use it to make a fun craft!

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Teen Book Club: "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn

Teens Teens are welcome to join us for a discussion of Quinn's adventure involving a gorilla and the history of the earth!

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Book Club: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our monthly book club pick!

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Natural Body Care Recipes: How to Make Your Own

Adults & Teens Join us for a creative evening at the library where we will teach you the basics of making your very own natural beauty products for hair, skin and body.

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Weeks and Weeks of SLP Crafts!

Children Drop-in Stop by the library all summer long to work on different crafts to go along with our summer reading theme. A new craft each week to keep things interesting!

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Polio: Scourge of the 1950s

Adults Rick Lohr shares a personal story about polio's impact on his family within the context of the disease and vaccines in Marathon County.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Lost in Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a World War II rescue mission that caused a trio of U.S. military personnel to crash-land on New Guinea.

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Family Film Friday
"Finding Dory"

Children Join us for Family Film Friday about Dory's epic adventure to find her parents!

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World Ocean's Day

Children Visit the library for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!

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Create a Father's Day Card!

Kids & Adults Drop-in Kids can make a card for their dad or the father figure in their life, with all supplies provided!

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Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Children Drop-in Help the library kick off the Summer Library Program with fun chalk art outside of the library all week long!

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Toddler Dance Party

Children Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!

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SLP Ocean Suncatchers

Children Stop by the library to make your own ocean suncatcher as we celebrate World Oceans Day!

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Book Club: "The Latehomecomer" by Kao Kalia Yang

Adults Stop by the library to discuss Kao Kalia Yang's beloved memoir of a Hmong family's balance between their past and future.

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Tom Pease

Children Get ready for a great performance by beloved children's musician Tom Pease!

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Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Adults Learn more from the Alzheimer's Association about healthy aging tips and the research behind it! Part of a series with the Association.

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Book Club: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of this 2018 spellbinding novel of memory, murder and the consequences of addiction!

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PAWS to Read

Children Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!

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Weird Science Comedy Show

Children Join Doc Ron (and his faithful traveling companion, Einstein, the world's cutest bunny) as they conduct crazy experiments with fire, smoke and flying cheese curds!

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GrapeVine Session: Better Bone Health

Adults Registration Stop by the library to learn more about bone health and osteoporosis with the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation!

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Father's Day Cards and Coasters

Adults Stop by the library to create a unique gift for your dad or grandpa (or someone else's) ahead of Father's Day!

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Book Club: "Firestorm at Peshtigo" by Denise Gess

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about the deadliest fire in American history - and it happened in Wisconsin!

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Book Club: "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of Sloan's 2017 novel!

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June Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make aliens and planets!

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Book Club: "How to Walk Away" by Katherine Center

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of Center's novel about a woman with a bright future, whose life is changed forever in one tumultuous moment.

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Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!

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Moon and Stars Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate the moon and stars in the sky!

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Jim Lenz's Comedy Science Show

Children Join Jim Lenz as he infuses comedy, drama, audience participation, and his love of science into one unique, zany, and unforgettable performance!

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DIY Fairy Houses

Adults Drop-in Adults can decorate a wooden fairy house during this two-day event!

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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Planets, Stars and Beyond!

Children Join us for this special family story time about traveling to the planets and stars!

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A Journey through the Heavens, The Legends of the Stars

Children Join us as we learn more about summer constellations and the stories of their origins!

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Book Club: "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of Kate Quinn's WWII novel!

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of history's greatest written works, including June's discussion of short stories from a master of the form!

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DIY Stress Balls

Children Kids can make their own stress balls for stress relief during this program!

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Outer Space Sand Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Use colored sand to color outer space-themed pictures, create decorative bottles or make colorful keychains!

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Exploring Space with a Rover

Kids & Teens Registration Get an idea what it's like to be "Mission Control" and explore space during this Summer Library Program event!

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Milk: From Farm to Table

Adults Learn about the health benefits of dairy and how milk gets from the farm to your kitchen table!

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Firework Paintings!

Children Make paintings resembling fireworks with this Fourth of July-inspired craft event!

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Celebrate the USA Story Time

Children Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic story time and craft event!

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"I Survived" Mini Camp

Children Join us over the course of three days for survival presentations and activities inspired by the "I Survived" book series!

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Starry Watercolor Mini Paintings

All-Ages Registration All ages are welcome to make mini paintings of a starry sky using watercolors, salt, star stickers, and watercolor paper!

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Book Club: "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about one of the greatest historical fiction books ever written!

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Book Club: "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates

Adults Get engaged with a group discussion of Carol Oates' searing family drama.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about three African-American women who contributed to some of NASA's greatest missions.

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Book Club: "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen

Adults Join us for an engaging discussion of Paulsen's book, about a 15-year-old boy forced to survive in the wilderness.

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Chalk Art

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own chalk art creations at the library in advance of Wausau's annual ChalkFest!

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Slime Lab

Children Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab!

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Book Club: "The Breakdown" by B.A. Paris

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion about Paris' thrilling novel!

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Book Club: "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan

Adults Stop by the library to take part in an interesting discussion of a wide variety of books, including Sullivan's WWII tale!

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Groovy Space Story Time

Children Feeling groovy? If not, would you like to? Join us for a special groovy story time with fun outer space stories, songs and crafts!

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Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Adults Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes and more during this free informational presentation!

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Constellation Banner

Teens Registration Hey teens, if you're a fan of starry nights, the galaxy, or astrological constellations, this craft is for you! We will be using paint markers, glitter, and gems to decorate your very own constellation banner.

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July Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make flying saucers and paper rocket ships!

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Read With A Friend Day

All-Ages Drop-in Read with a friend at the library or make new friends with other library patrons!

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Star Search!

Children Discover how the sky is the biggest storybook in the universe as you listen to some of the ancient stories about the star patterns. Plus, create a constellation scope and art!

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Paper Beads

All-Ages Join us for an evening at the library and learn how to make your very own paper beads.

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Library Learning
Introduction to Pinterest

Adults Registration Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website ! Registration required.

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Ollivander's Wand Shop

All-Ages Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of items for sale at low prices during this quarterly book sale!

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Summer Story Time Break

Children To prepare for the transition from summer to fall, the library will be taking a story time break from Aug. 10-Sept. 2!

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SLP Constellation Craft Week

Children Drop-in Children are invited to the library to create their own craft constellations all week!

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Constellation Sensory Bag

Children Drop-in Children are invited to the library for a fun hands-on craft project that will have them "seeing stars."

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A Universe of Stories: Writing Your Own Story

Adults & Teens If you've ever thought about writing the story of your life, or would like to help a family member do it, join us in Marathon City to get an idea what it takes to write an autobiography or memoir!

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Free Family Pool Day!

Kids & Teens Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.

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A Journey Through Adoption: A Story of Hope & Faith

Adults Join us for a fascinating program as author and father Adam Schnabel talks about the process, and the ups and downs, of adopting his child from Bulgaria.

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Eat your Veggies Story Time

Children Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies and games!

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GrapeVine Session: Better Brain Health

Adults Registration Stop by the library to learn from a registered nurse what to do to lower the risk of dementia and keep the brain healthy.

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DIY Galaxy Jars and Slime

Teens Drop-in Make your own slime and mini galaxy in a jar during this tween/teen event!

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Astronaut Training

Children Children of all ages are invited to join us to learn a little bit of what it takes to be an astronaut!

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Plant Diseases

Adults Learn about various diseases that can affect trees and plants in your yard!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a woman who pursues an education after being raised by survivalist parents who isolated her and her siblings from mainstream society.

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Shine like the Sun Story Time

Children Kids can hear stories about the sun and conduct an easy, educational science experiment!

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Book Club: "Send down the Rain" by Charles Martin

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of Martin's 2018 novel!

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children Bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Drop off and story time starts at 6 p.m., pickup starts the next day at noon!

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Galaxy Bottle Charm Necklace

Children Capture a galaxy in a bottle during this unique craft program for kids! Free and all supplies provided.

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August Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make spaceships and paper plate aliens!

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Book Club: "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michelle McNamara

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of McNamara's award-winning true crime book!

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MCPL DIY
Marker-Dyed Coasters

Adults Make decorative, colorful coasters using markers and other supplies!

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Book Club: "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff

Adults Join us for a discussion of this book, about a teenage girl who joins a German circus in order to save children during WWII.

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Book Club: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Children Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling book by Jodi Picoult!

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Early Stage Alzheimer's and Preparing for the Future

Adults All are welcome to join us for a presentation on questions and preparations that arise when a friend or loved one is in the early stage of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Tiny Chicken Pin Cushions

Adults Some crafts can be elaborate and intricate, but others can be a fun, relatively simple project - like our chicken pin cushion!

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SLP Cupcake Factory Craft Week

Children Drop-in It's going to be a busy summer across the MCPL system - and maybe in your own lives, too - so why not finish off the summer with a sweet craft?

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Book Club: "Emma" by Jane Austen

Adults Discuss this classic novel during our next book club session!

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Create a Card for Grandparents Day!

Children Drop-in Kids can prepare for Grandparents Day by making a handmade card for their grandma or grandpa, with all supplies provided!

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Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Adults Join the library Book Club in September to discuss this beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle!

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Book Club: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng!

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

Adults Join the library Book Club in October to discuss this best-seller by Robert Galbraith!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and much more! You're sure to find something at a great price and all proceeds benefit the library!

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Book Club: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson

Adults Join the library Book Club in November to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!

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

Adults Join the library Book Club in December to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!

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