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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Take a stroll through Bluegill Bay Park this summer and read while you walk with our Trail Tales program!

  • 7/158/15/20 @ Bluegill Bay Park

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Write Your Story! Teen Summer 2020 Short Story Writing Contest

Teens Drop-in Teens across Marathon County are invited to share their writing with the library (and the world!) with our short story contest, with prizes for the top three entries!

  • 7/318/14/20 @ All MCPL Locations

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Fire-Breathing Dragons

Children Registration Drop-in Pick up a kit throughout the summer via curbside pickup at various MCPL locations to craft your own dragon at home!

  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 8/108/14/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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"Forever Garden" Woven Sunflower Project

Children Drop-in Become inspired by Laurel Snyder's "The Forever Garden" picture book; listen to the story and create your own sunflower. Available for curbside pickup at the library.

  • 8/38/7/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Jack & the Beanstalk

Children Registration Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean at home and watch it grow throughout the summer, with supplies and instructions provided by the library via curbside pickup, as well as stories for budding green thumbs!

  • 8/38/7/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Virtual Story Time

Children Hear a variety of stories read by library staff live on Facebook!

  • Thu., 8/6/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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Create Your Own Crown!

Children Drop-in Pick up all the supplies you need tp decorate your own royal crown!

  • 8/108/14/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Little Grab & Go Treasures: DIY Pompom Coaster

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in August to pick up a kit and create your own unique pompom coaster at home! Available curbside, no appointment needed, and part of our monthly "Little Treasures" craft offerings!

  • 8/108/21/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Summer Refrigerator Magnets

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Make decorative glass magnets, with all the supplies provided in a convenient take-home kit that can be picked up curbside!

  • 8/108/14/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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Virtual Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Attend a lively, virtual discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of August!

  • Mon., 8/10/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson

Adults Join the library Book Club in August for a virtual discussion of this book by S.J. Watson!

  • Tue., 8/11/20, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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CANCELED: Needle Arts

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 8/11/20, 1–4 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Tue., 8/11/20, 2–5 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Book Club: "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author J. Ryan Stradal!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Take a stroll through Wausau's Brockmeyer Park this summer and read while you enjoy nature with our popular Trail Tales program!

  • 8/159/18/20 @ Brockmeyer Park

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DIY Unicorns

Children Registration Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn and spark your creativity before you start with a few online stories, with this grab and go craft project!

  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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Virtual Book Club: "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

Adults Take part in a lively, virtual discussion of this novel about four siblings who find out the exact date that each of them will die, and how their lives play out.

  • Mon., 8/17/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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CANCELED: MCPL DIY
Pressed Flower Coasters

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 8/18/20, 1–2 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Virtual Gardening With Extension Marathon County: Tomato Triage

Adults Registration Join us for an online presentation from Marathon County Extension on caring for your precious tomato plants, no matter what might be ailing them!

  • Thu., 8/20/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Bow-Tie Noodle Butterfly

Children Registration Kids and their caregivers are welcome to pick up a take-home kit from the library and create a butterfly craft using brightly painted bow-tie pasta!

  • 8/248/28/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

Adults Join us virtually to discuss this best-selling memoir by Michelle Obama from the comfort and safety of home!

  • Wed., 8/26/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Watercolor Surprise!

Children Drop-in Stop at the library's drive thru window to pick up a grab and go watercolor surprise kit for your preschool-aged child!

  • 8/319/11/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Virtual Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers on the second Tuesday of each month for a virtual book discussion, including Du Maurier's novel in September.

  • Tue., 9/8/20, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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CANCELED: Medicare Basics

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 9/10/20, 2–4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • CANCELED: Wed., 9/16/20, 1–2:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • Thu., 9/24/20, 57 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Virtual Gardening With Extension Marathon County: Bring Them Inside!

Adults Registration Join us for a virtual program with Marathon County Extension about preparing your plants for the colder months ahead of us!

  • Thu., 9/10/20, 2:304 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Book Club: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Louise Erdrich!

  • Thu., 9/10/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Letter of the Week

Children Registration Drop-in Let's learn our letters with books and fun activities for your little one(s)!

  • 9/149/18/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
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Little Grab & Go Treasures: DIY Needlepoint Mandalas

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in September to pick up a kit and create your own unique needlepoint mandala! Available curbside, no appointment needed, and part of our monthly "Little Treasures" craft offerings!

  • 9/149/25/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Dog's Colorful Day

Children Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit based on Emma Dodd's popular "Dog's Colorful Day" book and watch a virtual story to go along with it!

  • 9/149/25/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Roald Dahl Grab & Go Craft: Pipe Cleaner Lollipops

Children Registration Drop-in To celebrate the birthday of author Roald Dahl, stop by the library to pick up a fun craft to make at home!

  • 9/149/19/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Virtual Book Club: "The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems" by Tomas Tranströmer

Adults Registration Drop-in Join the library staff and other book lovers for a virtual discussion of poetry and a memoir by Tomas Tranströmer!

  • Mon., 9/14/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Raise Your Trunk for Elephants!

Children Registration Drop-in Celebrate National Elephant Day on Sept. 22 with a fun take-home craft kit and virtual story to go along with it!

  • 9/219/25/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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Fiber Arts Fashion Show

Adults Drop-in See various fiber arts items on display during this afternoon showcase!

  • Tue., 9/22/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See

Adults Join the library and other book lover for a lively, virtual discussion about a variety of books!

  • Wed., 9/23/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Join us virtually for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection!

  • Mon., 9/28/20, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Gardening With Extension Marathon County: Forcing Bulbs

Adults Registration Although we're heading into fall, it's time to think spring! Join us for a free virtual class with Janell Wehr of Extension Marathon County on preparing flowering bulbs for some early season color!

  • Thu., 10/8/20, 2:304 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Book Club: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson

Adults & Teens Join us in October at the library book club to discuss what has been called a perfect work of unnerving terror.

  • Thu., 10/8/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Virtual Book Club: The Witch Elm by Tana French

Adults Join us virtually to discuss Tana French's 2018 suspenseful novel with other book lovers!

  • Tue., 10/13/20, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our October book club selection, "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman!

  • Mon., 10/19/20, 12 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "The Wife Between Us" by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Adults Join us virtually to take part in a fun and lively discussion! In October, we'll discuss the this thrilling novel about tangled love triangle.

  • Wed., 10/28/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

Adults Join the library staff and others the second Tuesday of the month for a virtual book discussion. For November, it's David Grann's true-crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon."

  • Tue., 11/10/20, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Gardening With Extension Marathon County: Heirloom Biographies

Adults Registration Join us for a free, virtual class led by Extension Marathon County and learn more about the history and importance of heirloom plants!

  • Thu., 11/12/20, 2:304 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Book Club: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Adults Join us at the library to discuss Gilbert's sweeping novel with a group of like-minded book lovers!

  • Thu., 11/12/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Preschool Art Lab: Tissue Paper Painting

Children Drop-in Preschoolers can make colorful tissue paper paintings!

  • Fri., 11/20/20, 10 a.m.2 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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