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Steampunk Necklaces for Young Adolescents!

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.
Hands-on Activities Crafts Edgar Children Tweens

Home School Huddle

Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
More events in this series (7). » Hands-on Activities Science Edgar Children

Needle Arts Night

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)
More events in this series (16). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 2

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!
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Halloween Craft Day

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!
Crafts Holiday Activities Mosinee Children

Book Club: "The Girls" by Emma Cline

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.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "The Golden Notebook" by Doris Lessing

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!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Duct Tape Palooza!

Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Hands-on Learning Crafts Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Monster Mash Halloween Party

Join us for a monstrously good time at this Halloween party, featuring stories, songs, crafts and costumes!
Crafts Story Time Holiday Activities Games Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

Fall Craft Day

Families are encouraged to visit us and make a variety of autumn crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Holiday Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

After School Experiments

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.
More events in this series (1). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

Wausau Area Haunts

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.
Community History Paranormal Wausau Adults Teens

Horror Fest

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!
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Tweens

MCPL DIY
Stained Glass Votive Jars

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.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Rothschild Adults

International Games Week: Family Game Afternoon

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.
Games Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Halloween Story Time

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!
Art Crafts Story Time Activities Holiday Hatley Children Preschool

Quilting and Crafting

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)
More events in this series (5). » Stratford Adults

Anime After Dark: Halloween Edition

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.
Movie Wausau Adults

MCPL Live!
The History of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

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!
Community History Local History Mcpl Live! Edgar Adults

Pokemon Club

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.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Crafts Games Wausau Children Tweens

Canning Meat and Wild Game

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!
Food Nature Hands-on Learning Hatley Adults

Color Chemistry!

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.
Activities Art Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Preschool

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
More events in this series (6). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
More events in this series (6). » Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

MCPL DIY
Autumn Candle Holders

Mon., 11/6/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Visit our Mosinee Branch to create autumn leaf mason jar candle holders, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults

Learn About Marathon County's Uniform Addressing System

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!
Community Spencer Adults

Library Learning
Introduction to Pinterest

Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

LEGO® Block Party

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.
More events in this series (15). » Activities Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children Preschool Early Elementary

MCPL Live!
Author & Photographer Matt Janzen: State of Craft Beer

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)
Art Author Visit History Photography Writing Wausau Adults

Teen Advisory Group

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)
More events in this series (1). » Volunteer Community Wausau Teens

Book Club: "The Finest Hours" by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman

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.
Book Club Edgar Adults

After School Art: Artist Trading Cards

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.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Random Moments of Verse

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!
More events in this series (1). » Community Poetry Writing Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Redeployment" by Phil Klay

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!
Book Club Athens Adults

Bead Bonanza

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.
Art Crafts Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Teens Tweens

Veteran's Day Celebration of Real (and Imaginary) Heroes!

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?
Activities Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Natural Dyeing for Beginners

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!
Art Crafts Nature Hands-on Activities Food Rothschild Adults

Building Adventures

Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
More events in this series (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Book Club: "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling

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.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Family Adventure Night: Building with Bob

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!
Crafts Activities Community Edgar Children Preschool

MCPL DIY
Holiday Cardmaking

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.
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Hands-on Learning Spencer Adults

Book Club: "Dear Daughter" by Elizabeth Little

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!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
More events in this series (4). » Crafts Rothschild Adults

Fairy Fun!

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.
Activities Art Crafts Wausau Children Grades K 5

Book Club: "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley

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."
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "The Silver Star" by Jeanette Walls

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.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio

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!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Immigration Then and Now: Causes, Consequences of the 1917 Immigration Act

Thu., 11/16/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lee Willis of UWSP will take an historical look at immigration law in the United States and how it compares to current events. (Rescheduled from earlier date.)
History Social Issues Wausau Adults

Sensory Story Time

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 (1). » Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Kids' Colored Pumpkin Seed Mosaic

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.
Activities Art Crafts Rothschild Grades-k 5

Letters to Santa

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

Book Club: "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

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.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club "The Martian" by Andy Weir

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.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (6). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Women's Night Out: "The Green Road" by Anne Enright

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.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "The American Dream"/"Zoo Story" by Edward Albee

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!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Anime Afternoon

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!"
More events in this series (1). » Movie Wausau Teens

MCPL Movie Night: "The Glass Castle"

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.
Movie Wausau Adults

Passport Camp

Mon., 12/4/17, 3pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
NEW! Residents of Athens and its surrounding communities will have a chance to apply for a U.S. passport locally during a special one-day-only application event at the Marathon County Public Library! Appointments taken, not required.
Athens Adults

Spencer High School Handbell Choir

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.
Holiday Music Spencer Adults

Meet Libby: OverDrive's New E-book App

Library staff will get attendees acquainted with Libby, OverDrive's latest app for accessing free e-books, audiobooks and more! Registration is required.
More events in this series (3). » E-books Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

After School Holiday Fun!

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.
Holiday Crafts Activities Games Music Hands-on Activities Stratford Children Tweens

MCPL DIY
Star Holiday Ornaments

Adults can learn how to make decorative holiday star ornaments out of cardboard, yarn and cardstock! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Holiday Wausau Adults

Gum Drop Creations!

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.
Crafts Hands-on Learning Hatley Children Tweens

After School Art: Handmade Gifts

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.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

An Evening with the Wausau West Master Singers

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!
Holiday Music Community Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

It's A Wrap!

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.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Spencer Adults

Holiday Dough Fest!

Sat., 12/9/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids can play with Play-Doh, gingerbread-scented salt dough and clay to make their own creations during this free event!
Activities Art Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Russia Today

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!
History Travel Edgar Adults

Create Your Own Holiday Cards

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

Book Club: "Greenglass House" by Kate Milford

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.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Family Adventure Night: Arctic Adventures

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!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Story Time Edgar Children Preschool

Book Club: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

Tue., 12/12/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us at our Hatley Branch to discuss "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Create Your Own Graphic Novel

Kids and tweens can learn how to make their own graphic novel during this free program!
More events in this series (1). » Art Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Decorative Craft Box for Kids

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!
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
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
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
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

Book Club: "The Christmas Shoes" by Donna VanLiere

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.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Smith

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.
Book Club Stratford Adults

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

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

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

Holiday Craft Day

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

Portugal and Spain: A Tourist's Perspective

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!
Food History Travel Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: The Short Stories of O. Henry

Wed., 12/20/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of some of O. Henry's classic short stories!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt

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!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

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!
Activities Games Technology Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Frosty's Magical Birthday Party

Wed., 12/27/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Join MCPL Wausau and magician Professor Marvel for a birthday party celebrating Frosty the Snowman, featuring magic, music, laughs and more!
Holiday Activities Magic Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Winter Craft Day

Kids and families are invited to make winter-themed crafts, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Hatley Children Teens Tweens

3-D Paper Art

Fri., 12/29/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Make your own 3-D paper buildings and sculptures using a variety of paper and techniques!
Activities Art Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

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