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Craft a Paper Aquarium!

Tue., 1/2/18 - Wed., 1/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Start the new year out by helping stock our Athens Branch's paper "aquarium" by crafting coral, sea creatures and more!
Activities Animals Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

Community Writing Competition

Mon., 1/22/18 - Tue., 5/29/18 @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Drop-in Calling all local writers! Submit your entry for a writing competition in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Winners' work published in a local paper!
Writing Contest Marathon City Adults Teen

Book Club: "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield

Mon., 1/22/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "The Thirteenth Tale," about a dying writer bids a young bookshop assistant to write her biography
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman

Mon., 1/22/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Come discuss this book, about real-life zookeepers who helped hide hundreds of people from the Nazis after Germany invaded Poland during World War II.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "Too Close to the Falls" by Catherine Gildiner

Mon., 1/22/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Too Close to the Falls," about the childhood of Catherine Gildiner as she grew up in the sleepy town of Lewiston, New York near Niagara Falls in the 1950s.
Book Club Spencer Adults

Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Join us every Tuesday afternoon to socialize with other like-minded fans of fiber arts like knitting and crocheting. Bring friends or make new ones!
More events in this series (9). » Crafts Activities Hands-on Learning Community Athens Adults

Needle Arts at the Library

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!
More events in this series (17). » Crafts Hands-on Learning Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "Small Great Things " by Jodi Picoult

Wed., 1/24/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Small Great Things," about an African American nurse who is charged with a crime after performing life-saving CPR on the child of two white supremacists.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Honorary Consul" by Graham Greene

Wed., 1/24/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some great, classic works of literature, including Graham Greene's 1973 British thriller!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

Myths and Realities in Wisconsin's Court System

Thu., 1/25/18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Please Note: This program has been rescheduled for Jan. 25. Learn the ins and outs of Wisconsin's judicial system and learn how it differs from the courts portrayed in books, movies and TV shows with this fun and informative presentation!
Community Spencer Adults

"Love in Six Words"

Mon., 1/29/18 - Fri., 2/9/18, 5pm @ All MCPL Locations
Adult Event Drop-in Show us what love means to you in six words with the return of our "Love in Six Words" story contest. Three entries per person, top five get shared in the library and on social media.
Activities Holiday Writing Contest None 0 All Locations Adults

International Puzzle Day

Mon., 1/29/18, 12pm - 8pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Drop-in Celebrate International Puzzle Day with a variety of puzzles for all ages at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults Children

Quilting and Crafting

Adult Event Drop-in Quilters and crafters are invited to gather to learn, create, and share! In addition to sharing quilting skills and techniques, we'll also teach a new craft each month. Bring supplies, the library will supply patterns and books.
More events in this series (3). » Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts Stratford Adults

MCPL Movie Night: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

Tue., 1/30/18, 6:30pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free screening of the sequel to Al Gore's 2006 landmark documentary about climate change and progress made over the last decade. Free.
Health History Movie Nature Outdoor Recreation Science Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Thu., 2/1/18, 5pm - Sun., 2/4/18, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in The Friends of MCPL will hold their first book sale of the year, and the first in their new space at MCPL Wausau!
Book Sale Wausau Adults

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Children's Event Drop-in 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 (1). » Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

Create a Valentine!

Children's Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Holiday Valentines Day Hatley Children Adults Tweens Teens

A Burning Issue with the Spencer Area Fire Department

Tue., 2/6/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Learn about how the Spencer Area Fire Department prepares to fight a fire from Fire Chief Jason Foth! Free and open to the public.
Fire Safety Community Spencer Adults

Reading Together for Fun and Learning!

Tue., 2/6/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Parents and caregivers can learn how to engage young children in reading and how to use reading as a learning tool at this free event!
Activities Community Children Rothschild Adults

MCPL DIY
Sock Snowman

Adult Event Adults can bring a bit of winter indoors during a fun winter craft at MCPL Wausau! Create your own no-sew snowman with a sock and other supplies, all of which are provided for this free program.
Crafts None 0 Wausau Adults

Book Club: "I Never Had It Made" by Jackie Robinson

Thu., 2/8/18, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of this autobiography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson!
Book Club Edgar Adults

Book Club: "The Spy" by Paulo Coelho

Thu., 2/8/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book about Mata Hari, an exotic dancer and courtesan who was executed as a spy during World War I.
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne

Mon., 2/12/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of February, we'll be reading "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

MCPL Movie Night: "Marshall"

Mon., 2/12/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free screening of a new film based on a historical court case argued by future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall!
History Movie Social Issues Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

MCPL DIY
I'm Saving All My Love For You

Mon., 2/12/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us at the Rothschild Branch for a fun and creative DIY program decorating glass jars with music sheets, poems and other materials! Free and all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Holiday Rothschild Adults

Library Learning
Introduction to Microsoft Word

Adult Event Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a document in Word. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 to sign up or for more information.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Clifford Larson

Tue., 2/13/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in February to discuss the novel "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Clifford Larson!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Adult Event Drop-in 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 (2). » Crafts Rothschild Adults

Book Club: "Calling Me Home" by Julie Kibler

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Calling Me Home," about two women who take a road trip from Texas to Cincinnati that ends up changing them both.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (11). » Games Crafts Activities Athens Adults

Learn about LENA!

Adult Event Attend this informational session to learn how you can improve your child's literacy and brain development by enrolling them in the LENA program!
More events in this series (1). » Health Science None 0 Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Two if By Sea" by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Mon., 2/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Two if By Sea," about a former police officer who saves an orphan boy from drowning and soon suspects he may have telepathic gifts.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

Mon., 2/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Join us for a discussion about this novel, about a curmudgeon who finds an unexpected friendship among neighbors.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Women's Night Out: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

Mon., 2/19/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this novel about three women - American, Polish and German - whose paths cross in unexpected ways during World War II.
Book Club Womens Night Out Wausau Adults

LENA Start Marathon County

NEW! Adult Event Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.
More events in this series (25). » Health Children Wausau Adults

Library Learning
Introduction to Excel

Adult Event Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman

Wed., 2/28/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry," about a girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters that bring to life a world of fairy tales.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Show Boat" by Edna Ferber

Wed., 2/28/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a classic homage to the Mississippi!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

Library Learning
Introduction to Pinterest

Adult Event 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 (2). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Mosinee Adults

MCPL Movie Night: "42: The Jackie Robinson Story"

Mon., 3/5/18, 6pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A special screening of the biopic about legendary African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson, one week ahead of a special Wausau event with Robinson's daughter!
History Movie Social Issues Sports Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

Endangered & Threatened Animals of North America

Tue., 3/6/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Join us to learn from Pam Resech of the Mead Wildlife Area about threatened and endangered animals in Wisconsin and beyond!
Animals Nature Science Spencer Adults

Book Club: "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure

Thu., 3/8/18, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of this book, about an architect who is hired to design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish citizen hiding from the Nazis.
Book Club Edgar Adults

Book Club: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris

Thu., 3/8/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
NEW! Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book by humorist David Sedaris, featuring a series of comical essays!
Book Club Athens Adults

Meet Libby: OverDrive's New E-book App

Fri., 3/9/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Library staff will get attendees acquainted with Libby, OverDrive's latest app for accessing free e-books, audiobooks and more! Registration is required.
E-books Hands-on Learning Technology Rothschild Adults

MCPL Live!
Cooking with Inga Witscher

Sat., 3/10/18, 10am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a demonstration on preparing a popular Scandinavian dish with Inga Witscher, host of the WPT series "Around the Farm Table."
Food Mcpl Live Wausau Adults

Book Club: "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner

Mon., 3/12/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of March, we'll be reading "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Library Learning
Internet Basics

Adult Event Join us for a class that will teach you how to get the most out of what the Internet has to offer, including how to use a web browser. Space ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant

Tue., 3/13/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in March to discuss the novel "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Book Club: "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter" by Kate Larson

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter," about the life of JFK's younger sister, Rosemary.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

MCPL Live!
The History of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

Thu., 3/15/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event 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! Spencer Adults

Book Club: "At the Water's Edge" by Sarah Gruen

Mon., 3/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "At the Water's Edge," about a woman named Maddie who experiences a social awakening in World War II-era Scotland.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Book That Matters Most" by Ann Hood

Mon., 3/19/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Ava joins a book club and rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood, which helped her through the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Passport Event

Mon., 3/19/18, 3pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Drop-in Residents of Edgar 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.
Passports Edgar Adults

Apron Strings

Mon., 3/19/18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Anna Chilsen Straub from the Marathon County Historical Society will present a historical look at aprons, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own to show and tell!
History Community Marathon City Adults

Women of Wausau and Marathon County

Thu., 3/22/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Learn more about some of the local women who made an impact in our area during this special presentation in honor of Women's History Month.
History None 0 Hatley Adults

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Fri., 3/23/18 - Sat., 3/31/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D pen, Dash and Dot Robot and more!
Activities Hands-on Learning Technology None 0 Hatley Adults Children Teens Tweens

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 1

Adult Event Learn how to make a Facebook profile, send friend requests, like, comment and more during part one of this two-part course. Free and open to adults.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Book Club: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

Wed., 3/28/18, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Lilac Girls," about the intersecting lives of an American woman and a Polish woman during World War II.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Wed., 3/28/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in The Readers of Classic Literature book club will discuss some of the legendary tales by the Brothers Grimm!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

Pipe Cleaner Creations

Mon., 4/2/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Patrons of all ages can make a variety of imaginative creations using pipe cleaners! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Adults Tweens Teens

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 2

Adult Event 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

"Pollution to Solution": Conservation Farming Practices

Wed., 4/4/18, 5pm - 6pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for a presentation on a variety of conservation farming practices with Jason Cavadini of the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County.
Community Farming None 0 Marathon City Adults

Bookmark Palooza

Mon., 4/9/18 - Fri., 4/13/18 @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate National Library Week by decorating your own bookmark! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Adults Children Teen Tweens

Book Club: "Felicity" by Mary Oliver

Mon., 4/9/18, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Adult Event Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of April, we'll be reading "Felicity" by Mary Oliver! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Poetry Marathon City Adults

The Importance of Work Zone Safety

Tue., 4/10/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Marathon County Highway Commissioner James Griesbach will discuss the importance of driving safe in work zones. Free and open to the public.
Community Spencer Adults Teens

Book Club: "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume

Tue., 4/10/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in April to discuss the novel "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Cherry Blossom Art

Tue., 4/10/18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Children and adults can create their own cherry blossom art using watercolor paints or 3-D blossoms using tissue paper!
Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Adults Children

Herbs, Herbs, Herbs

Tue., 4/10/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event Learn about growing herbs, incorporating them into your cooking and using them for health and beauty purposes during this free presentation!
Gardening Food Stratford Adults

Tech Time

Adult Event Drop-in Stop by MCPL Mosinee during National Library Week and let us help you with technology, devices and other questions!
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "Waiting" by Ha Jin

Thu., 4/12/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
NEW! Adult Event Join a lively discussion of this book, about a Chinese doctor torn between his feelings for two radically different women.
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty

Mon., 4/16/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "Big Little Lies," about three mothers all harboring their own troubles and secrets, including their involvement in a potential murder at a school fundraiser.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "The Lost Girls" by Heather Young

Mon., 4/16/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event In the summer of 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanished from her family's vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. 64 years later, the house is inherited by her grandniece Justine, ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

Book Club: "Left Neglected" by Lisa Genova

Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Left Neglected," about a young mother who suffers a traumatic brain injury that forces her to adapt to a new way of life.
More events in this series (1). » Book Club Spencer Adults

Earth Day Story Time

Tue., 4/17/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Celebrate Earth Day with stories about our planet and crafts and activities focused on the environment!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Hatley Adults Children Preschool

Intro to Raising Chickens!

Thu., 4/19/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a presentation on what it takes to raise chickens at home, and bring your questions! Free and no registration required.
Animals Farming Mosinee Adults

100 Years of Wedding Dresses

Mon., 4/23/18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Anna Chilsen-Straub from the Marathon County Historical Society will talk about and show off wedding dresses from the past 100 years!
History Spencer Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Oedipus Rex" or "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles

Wed., 4/25/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of classic novels, plays and other stories each month!
Book Club None 0 Wausau Adults

Make a Mini Journal

Thu., 5/3/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages are invited to make and decorate their own mini journals using a variety of craft supplies at our Athens Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Crafts Athens Adults Children Teen Tweens

Book Club: "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach

Tue., 5/8/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Join our Hatley Branch Book Club in May to discuss the book "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach!
Book Club Hatley Adults

Book Club: "Running With Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs

Thu., 5/10/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
NEW! Adult Event Join us for a lively discussion of this memoir, which chronicles Burroughs' unconventional upbringing as he is raised by his mother's psychiatrist.
Book Club Athens Adults

Book Club: "State of Wonder" by Anne Patchett

Mon., 5/21/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of "State of Wonder," about a researcher at a drug manufacturer who travels to the Brazilian jungle to investigate a supposed miracle drug and the death of a co-worker.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "Alice's Tulips" by Sandra Dallas

Mon., 5/21/18, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Adult Event In Civil War-era Iowa, Alice Bullock is a young newlywed whose husband has just joined the Union Army. Her life is filled with quilting bees, the rigors of farm life, ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults

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

Mon., 5/21/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of the book "Britt-Marie Was Here," about a woman who leaves her cheating husband, gets a new job and rediscovers the joys in life.
Book Club Spencer Adults

Fairy Houses

Children's Event Drop-in Decorate your own fairy house using a variety of craft supplies!
Activities Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children

Book Club: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

Thu., 6/14/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
NEW! Adult Event Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a woman who takes a job caring for a quadriplegic man who is struggling to find the will to live.
Book Club Athens Adults