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.
Thu., 10/19/17, 1:30pm - 3pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a discussion of the book "Ordinary Grace," about a man who looks back on a tragic event that shattered his small Minnesota hometown when he was 13.
Thu., 10/19/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery" by Deborah and James Howe and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Thu., 10/19/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a presentation on what it takes to raise chickens at home, and bring your questions! Free and no registration required.
Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
Increase your knowledge of Facebook and learn how to use additional tools on the social media site with Part 2 of our Facebook Fundamentals class!
Tue., 10/24/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Kids can get ready for Halloween by decorating scary and silly masks and making mummy bookmarks at our Mosinee Branch!
Wed., 10/25/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
A 1960s teen girl becomes swept up in a chaotic cult and its charismatic leader in "The Girls" by novelist Emma Cline.
Wed., 10/25/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of this classic book, about a successful author who combines her different notebooks of writings into one single golden notebook. No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Join us for a monstrously good time at this Halloween party, featuring stories, songs, crafts and costumes!
Families are encouraged to visit us and make a variety of autumn crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
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.
Thu., 10/26/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Get in the mood for Halloween as we welcome back members of the Wausau Paranormal Research Society to discuss their investigations of hauntings around the Wausau area.
Fri., 10/27/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids and tweens are invited for this horrific event at the library, featuring spooky and scary crafts, activities and stories!
Sat., 10/28/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Learn how to upcycle baby food jars into a beautiful work of faux stained glass art! Free and all supplies provided.
Sun., 10/29/17, 1:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
The library celebrates International Games Week with an afternoon of board games and card games! Bring family or friends, or come by yourself and join a group. Free and no registration required.
Tue., 10/31/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Visit our Hatley Branch for a special Halloween story time followed by making a fun and festive craft project!
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)
Tue., 10/31/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a spooky Halloween version of our popular Anime After Dark series. Free and mature audiences only.
Learn about the history of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television and how they shaped stations across the country from Rick Reyer, regional manager of WPR!
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 and (with parental permission) trade Pokemon cards! Free and no registration required.
Thu., 11/2/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Learn the basics of canning and preserving wild game and other meats during this free presentation, led by Jackie Carattini from UW-Extension!
Sat., 11/4/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a color-themed story time followed by hands-on art projects and experiments all about colors! Free, with all supplies provided.
Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
Mon., 11/6/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Visit our Mosinee Branch to create autumn leaf mason jar candle holders, with all supplies provided!
Tue., 11/7/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn the details of Marathon County's new uniform addressing system and what it means for you at this free informational meeting!
Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.
Tue., 11/7/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and photographer Matt Janzen will share stories and photos from his book "State of Craft Beer," a two-year effort to explore every aspect of the craft beer brewing process ... (read more)
Make a difference at the library! TAG is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 6-12. Members help select materials for the library's collection, assist with events, write reviews, create ... (read more)
Thu., 11/9/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of this book, which chronicles a real-life rescue mission the U.S. Coast Guard made in 1954 to save oil tankers ripped apart by a massive storm.
Thu., 11/9/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters to make their own artist trading cards! Free, with all supplies provided.
A monthly gathering of central Wisconsin poets, who are invited to share original work and/or the work of other poets. No registration required - just show up and read or listen!
Thu., 11/9/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Join a lively discussion of this historical fiction novel about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New members always welcome!
Fri., 11/10/17, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens are invited to our Marathon City Branch to create their own beaded jewelry! Free and all supplies provided.
Sat., 11/11/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
For this Veteran's Day program, we'll be celebrating the real heroes around us, imaginary heroes, and pondering the question: What makes a hero?
Sat., 11/11/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes such as red cabbage, carrot greens, beets and more during this free informational presentation!
Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
Mon., 11/13/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of November, we'll be reading "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Mon., 11/13/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Hear Bob the Builder stories read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Mon., 11/13/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Spencer
Local cardmaking enthusiast Jean Fischer will lead this free presentation on how to make festive personalized holiday greeting cards! Open to adults, with registration required.
Tue., 11/14/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in November to discuss the novel "Dear Daughter" by Elizabeth Little!
Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
Tue., 11/14/17, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited for an afternoon of fairy fun! Listen to fairy stories and then decorate your own fairy house and magic wand. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided.
Wed., 11/15/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
After a tragic plane crash, the only two survivors are a down-and-out painter and the four year-old heir to a media empire in Noah Hawley's novel "Before the Fall."
Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with stories and crafts at MCPL!
Join us at our Spencer Branch for a discussion of the book "The Silver Star," about two sisters who move in with their uncle and face hardships as they grow up.
Thu., 11/16/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Sat., 11/18/17, 11am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their parents or caregivers can join us for this fun new craft program using Halloween leftovers! Free and all supplies provided.
Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
Mon., 11/20/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
This story follows the lives of four generations of the Whitshank family, spanning from the 1920s until present day.
Mon., 11/20/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
While on a space mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is accidentally left behind and must figure out a way to grow food and survive until NASA can send a mission back to rescue him.
Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
Mon., 11/20/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the Women's Night Out book club for a lively, social discussion of a novel about an Irish family whose children spread across the globe and reunite over Christmas.
Wed., 11/22/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of two of Edward Albee's classic one-act plays! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Teens can get a taste of the world of Japanese animation by viewing the series "Orange," "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid," Occultic; Nine," and "Eureka 7!"
Thu., 11/30/17, 5:30pm - 7:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
A free screening of the 2017 film adaptation of Jeannette Walls' best-selling memoir. Rated PG-13.
Tue., 12/5/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Join us as the Spencer High School Handbell Choir performs songs for the holiday season! Free and open to the public.
Library staff will get attendees acquainted with Libby, OverDrive's latest app for accessing free e-books, audiobooks and more! Registration is required.
Tue., 12/5/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Stratford
Kids in grades 3-7 are invited for an afternoon of games, music, stories and holiday-themed crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Adults can learn how to make decorative holiday star ornaments out of cardboard, yarn and cardstock! Free, with all supplies provided.
Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Tweens can build sculptures and structures using gum drops and toothpicks at this event requiring a little imagination! Free, with all supplies provided.
Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in December to make a variety of handmade gifts you can give to family and friends! Free, with all supplies provided.
Thu., 12/7/17, 6:30pm - 7pm @ MCPL Wausau
Enjoy sounds of the season when Wausau West High School's Master Singers perform a free holiday concert at our Wausau Headquarters!
Thu., 12/7/17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Learn different techniques for holiday gift wrapping, including making bows, adding other flourishes and more! Free, with no registration required.
Sat., 12/9/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids can play with Play-Doh and use gingerbread salt dough and clay to make holiday ornaments during this free event!
Sat., 12/9/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Learn about the current state of Russia, including current events there and how the country has changed, from UW-Marathon County professor Jeff Leigh!
Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Mon., 12/11/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of December, we'll be reading "Greenglass House" by Kate Milford! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Mon., 12/11/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Hear stories about animals that live in the Arctic region and make fun crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Tue., 12/12/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us at our Hatley Branch to discuss "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
Kids and tweens can learn how to make their own graphic novel during this free program!
Wed., 12/13/17, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Kids can craft their own decorative box to give as a gift to a loved one during this free program!
Thu., 12/14/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us as we discuss this award-winning book, about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom!
Thu., 12/14/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adults can transform recycled book pages into beautiful decorative ornaments during this free craft event!
Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
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!
Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
This story follows the lives of a man and a boy who cross paths one fateful Christmas Eve.
Mon., 12/18/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
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.
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.
Celebrate the season with a holiday-themed story time featuring stories, songs and crafts!
Tue., 12/19/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Make decorative evergreen trees during this fun and festive holiday craft event!
Tue., 12/19/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A free, picture-filled presentation on travels through Portugal, Spain and elsewhere for those interested in their own vacations or just hearing about international adventures!
Wed., 12/20/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of some of O. Henry's classic short stories!
Thu., 12/21/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Sat., 12/23/17 - Sat., 12/30/17 @ MCPL Hatley
Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including snap circuits, a 3D printer and more!
Wed., 12/27/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Visit MCPL Wausau for a birthday party celebrating Frosty the Snowman! Join us for a morning of magic, music, laughs and more!
Kids and families are invited to make winter-themed crafts, with all supplies provided!
Thu., 12/28/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids and tweens can learn how to make their own graphic novel during this free program!