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Adult Events

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Visit your local MCPL for adult activities, including books clubsarts & crafts, movie nightscomputer classes, author visits, writing workshops, wellness events, informational presentations and more!

Follow this webpage or subscribe to our e-newsletter for the most recent schedule of library events for adults at our locations in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.

We also publish featured events on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

MCPL On-site For Adults Events

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Little Treasures: Bauble Magnets

Adults Registration [except Wausau] Stop by any MCPL location in February and pick up a kit to make your own colorful bauble magnet craft at home!

  • 2/12/26/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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History Speaks: Wausau Winter Frolics!

Adults & Teens Join the Marathon County Historical Society for an interesting presentation about the festival that sparked a winter sports revolution in the Wausau area! In partnership with MCPL.

  • Attend Sat., 2/27/21, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Online Book Club Chat
"This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger

Adults Drop-in Please join the library for an ongoing, online book club discussion each month that can be done at your own pace rather than during a single meeting!

  • 2/12/28/21 @ Goodreads (Online)

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Book of the Month Club: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

Adults Drop-in Pick up February's Book of the Month at the library, along with a set of questions to get you thinking about Bennett's newest novel!

  • 2/12/28/21 @ MCPL Athens

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History Chats: March Map-Ness!

Adults Tune in for an engaging series of History Chats with the Marathon County Historical Society and learn all about local maps during the month of March!

  • Thu., 3/4/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Online Book Club Chat
"Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane

Adults Drop-in Please join the library for an ongoing, online book club discussion each month that can be done at your own pace rather than during a single meeting!

  • 3/13/31/21 @ MCPL Stratford

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Book of the Month Club: "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi

Adults Drop-in While our Athens Book Club is on hiatus from in-person gatherings, we're still featuring a new book each month and will also send patrons home with questions to get them thinking!

  • 3/13/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Little Treasures: Pom Pom Garland

Adults & Teens Registration [except Wausau] Stop by any MCPL location in March and pick up a "Little Treasures" kit to make your own colorful pom pom garland craft at home!

  • 3/13/31/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Virtual Book Club
"Dear Edward" by Ann Napolitano

Adults Take part in a lively discussion with the library staff and other book lovers during this monthly virtual book club!

  • Mon., 3/8/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club
"Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers on the second Tuesday of each month for a virtual book discussion, including this mega best-seller by Delia Owens!

  • Tue., 3/9/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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From the Ground Up! Building Healthy Soil & Composting

Adults Registration Join Janell Wehr from Extension Marathon County for a free class on improving soil health and keeping soil healthy throughout the growing season!

  • Register Thu., 3/11/21, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Book Club: "The Secrets of Midwives" by Sally Hepworth

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our March book club selection, "The Secrets of Midwives" by Lisa Jackson!

  • Mon., 3/15/21, 12 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Planting the Garden: Direct Sowing & Transplanting

Adults Registration Join us for a free class and let Extension Marathon County's Janell Wehr take some of the mystery out of sowing seeds!

  • Register Thu., 4/8/21, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Virtual Poetry Reading With the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets!

Adults Registration Join us for a special virtual reading by poets from across the state to celebrate the release of a new pandemic-related collection by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets!

  • Register Thu., 4/8/21, 6:308 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Online Book Club Chat
"The Splendid & the Vile" by Erik Larson

Adults Please join the library staff and others for an ongoing, online Book Club discussion each month. In April, we'll discuss the book The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.

  • 4/14/30/21 @ MCPL Stratford

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Book of the Month Club: "The End of October" by Lawrence Wright

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up the April Book of the Month, along with a set questions to get you thinking about Wright's 2020 novel!

  • 4/14/30/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Little Treasures Beaded Wrap Bracelet

Adults & Teens Registration [except Wausau] Stop by any MCPL location during the month of April and pick up a kit to make your own "Little Treasure." This month, we'll provide supplies and instructions to make a beaded wrap bracelet!

  • 4/14/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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