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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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History Chats: Favorite Photos From the Historical Society

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for their weekly "History Chats" series of virtual programs! In July, they'll be sharing (and explaining) some of their favorite pics from their collection!

  • Attend Thu., 7/29/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Little Treasures: Fairy Doll

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in July and pick up a "little treasure" craft kit to make your own fairy doll at home!

  • 7/67/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book of the Month: "The Weight of Ink" by Rachel Kadish

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in July and pick up Kadish's 2017 novel about two women of remarkable intellect, along with some comments and questions to get you thinking like a book club would!

  • 7/17/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Friends of MCPL Public Book Sale

All-Ages Stop by the library in early August and browse through thousands of items during our first Friends of MCPL sale open to the general public!

  • 8/48/7/21 @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" by Maria A. Trapp

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion in August about Trapp's take on a beloved film!

  • Mon., 8/9/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "The Great Peshtigo Fire" by Peter Pernin

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers to discuss Perin's book about a legendary moment in Wisconsin history!

  • Tue., 8/10/21, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our August book club selection, "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens!

  • Mon., 8/16/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book Club: "The Air You Breathe" by Frances De Pontes Peebles

Adults Our Edgar Branch book club is back! We'll meet at Scotch Creek Park in Edgar to discuss Peebles' gripping novel. If you've never joined us before, now's a great time to start!

  • Tue., 8/17/21, 121 p.m. @ Scotch Creek Park

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Fiction in the Fresh Air Book Club: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Adults This summer, the library will host its monthly book club discussion outdoors, with plenty of room in the green space outside of the library for patrons to spread out and enjoy some fresh air!

  • Wed., 8/18/21, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Friends of the Library Members-Only Sale!

All-Ages Drop-in Our Friends of the Library are excited to welcome back their members for their monthly sales! If you're not a member and want to browse and buy, you can join on the spot!

  • Sat., 8/21/21, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Grab & Go Little Treasures: Macramé Key Chain

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in August and pick up your own "Little Treasure" macramé craft kit that you can create at home!

  • 8/28/27/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book of the Month: "In Five Years" by Rebecca Serle

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a copy of our August Book of the Month selection, along with a sheet of questions and comments to get you thinking!

  • 8/28/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Normal People" by Sally Rooney

Adults Our Edgar Branch book club is back! Join us for an hour of engaging discussion and socializing outdoors (weather permitting.) If you've never joined us, now's a great time to start!

  • Tue., 9/14/21, 121 p.m. @ Scotch Creek Park

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Book Club: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Adults Join our Hatley staff and other book lovers for an engaging monthly discussion about a wide variety of books!

  • Tue., 9/14/21, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Virtual Book Club
"A Stranger in the House" by Shari Lapena

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our September book club selection, "A Stranger in the House" by Shari Lapena!

  • Mon., 9/20/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book of the Month: "Driving Miss Norma" by Tim Bauerschmidt

Adults Join our Athens staff and others for a discussion of Bauerschmidt's tale of a cross-country road trip with his 90-year-old mother.

  • 9/19/30/21 @ MCPL Athens

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