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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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Virtual Book Club
"My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our October book club selection, "My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

  • Mon., 10/18/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Gardening
Preparing for Winter Flower Blooms!

Adults Registration While it's never too early to think spring flowers, join Extension Marathon County for a free virtual class on growing beautiful, colorful flowers indoors over the winter!

  • Register Mon., 10/18/21, 6:307:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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History Chats: Even More People You Should Know

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a series of weekly programs highlighting the rich history of our area, including October's chats on important local people!

  • Attend Thu., 10/21/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Little Treasures: Felt Coasters

Adults Drop-in Pick up your own Little Treasure kit to create an attractive, yet practical, felt coaster! Available at any MCPL location in October, while they last!

  • 10/410/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book of the Month: "The Once & Future Witches" by Alix Harrow

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in October to pick up their Book of the Month selection along with thoughts and questions to get you thinking!

  • 10/110/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Caddie Woodlawn" by Carol Ryrie Brink

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers - of all ages this month! - to discuss this classic children's tale of an 11-year-old girl growing up on the Wisconsin frontier.

  • Tue., 10/26/21, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Friends of MCPL Public Book Sale

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

  • 11/311/6/21 @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Join Marathon City Branch staff and other avid readers for a discussion of "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich!

  • Mon., 11/8/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

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

  • Tue., 11/9/21, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Virtual Book Club
"Playing Nice" by J.P. Delaney

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our November book club selection, "Playing Nice" by J.P. Delaney!

  • Mon., 11/15/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book Club: "Raft of Stars" by Andrew Graft

Adults Stop by the library for our November discussion of Graff's modern classic about two boys who take off into the woods, thinking they've committed a crime. New people always welcome!

  • Tue., 11/16/21, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Book Club: Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Adults Take part in a lively discussion each month with other book enthusiasts at the library! Weather permitting we'll meet outside, or discuss virtually if not.

  • Wed., 11/17/21, 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., 11/20/21, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Virtual Gardening
Heirloom Biographies

Adults & Teens Registration Interest in growing heirloom plants surged in the past few years, but do you know their histories? Learn more about heirlooms with a free virtual class through Extension Marathon County!

  • Register Mon., 11/22/21, 6:307:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Book of the Month: "Two Old Women" by Velma Wallis

Adults Drop-in Join our Athens staff and others for a discussion of this inspirational tale about two women who are abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine.

  • 11/111/30/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Little Treasures: Little Art Exhibit

Adults & Teens Drop-in Pick up your own Little Treasure kit to create your own mini work of art! Available at any MCPL location in November, while they last!

  • 11/111/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Virtual Gardening
Care for Common December Plants

Adults Registration Learn how to keep traditional winter and gift plants thriving with a free virtual class through Extension Marathon County! Click the Register button below to sign up by Dec. 5.

  • Register Mon., 12/6/21, 6:307:30 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Book Club: "Echo Mountain" by Lauren Wolk

Adults Join Marathon City staff and fellow readers in a discussion of Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk!

  • Mon., 12/13/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "A Week in Winter" by Maeve Binchy

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

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

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Virtual Book Club
"The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivy

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our December book club selection!

  • Mon., 12/20/21, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book of the Month : "Christmas at the Island Hotel" by Jenny Colgan

Adults Drop-in Join our Athens staff and others for a discussion of this holiday romance novel!

  • 12/112/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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