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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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Lunch With Colonel Mustard: A True Crime Book Club

Adults MCPL Wausau is starting a new bi-monthly, virtual book club focused on true crime! If you're a fan of the genre, join us for our first discussion of David Grann's book "Killers of the Flower Moon!"

  • Attend Wed., 1/26/22, 121 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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History Chats: Wausau Stories

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a series of virtual programs in January about the City of Wausau to mark its 150 years as a city!

  • Attend Thu., 1/27/22, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Athens Book of the Month: "A Year in the Wilderness" by Amy & Dave Freeman

Adults Start the year with a great book of adventure in the Boundary Waters, along with some questions and comments provided by Athens Branch staff to get you thinking!

  • 1/31/31/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Little Treasures: Pompom Coaster

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in January to pick up a kit and create your own unique pompom coaster at home! Part of our monthly "Little Treasures" craft offerings!

  • 1/31/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Little Treasures: Felt Heart Magnet

Adults & Teens Drop-in Get crafty while commemorating American Heart Month with a Little Treasures grab and go kit available at all MCPL locations (while they last!)

  • 2/12/28/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Little Art Show

All-Ages Drop-in Check out our display of creative "Little Treasures" creations submitted by our patrons, at the library anytime in February, or catch them at a branch in the spring and summer!

  • 2/12/28/22 @ MCPL Wausau
  • 3/73/21/22 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 3/284/4/22 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 4/114/25/22 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 5/25/16/22 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 5/236/6/22 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 6/136/27/22 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/57/18/22 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/258/6/22 @ MCPL Stratford

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Book of the Month: "The Sunday Philosophy Club" by Alexander McCall Smith

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in February to pick up their Book of the Month selection - a cozy mystery perfect for winter - and some questions to get you thinking!

  • 2/12/28/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library during our Friends of MCPL sale and you just might find your next treasured item: a book, a movie or something else from the wide variety of materials available!

  • 2/22/5/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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Virtual Book Club
"Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

Adults Join the library staff and other fans of great books for an engaging, virtual discussion of comedian Trevor Noah's fascinating life story.

  • Tue., 2/8/22, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book Club: "Evvie Drake Starts Over" by Linda Holmes

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for engaging discussions of a wide variety of books each month, including Holmes's 2019 novel!

  • Mon., 2/14/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Virtual Book Club
"The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Join the library staff and other readers for a lively virtual discussion of Louise Erdrich's critically acclaimed, award-winning 2020 novel!

  • Wed., 2/16/22, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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"The Switch" by Beth O'Leary

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our February book club selection, "The Switch" by Beth O'Leary!

  • Mon., 2/21/22, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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LENA Start

Adults Registration Join other parents in learning how to talk more with your baby through the LENA Start program! Winter classes held virtually throughout the week, and registration required by Feb. 28, 2022.

  • Register Mon., 2/28/22, 12 a.m.11:59 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Book Club: "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig

Adults Join the library staff and other lit fans for an engaging discussion of a variety of books, including Haig's acclaimed 2020 novel.

  • Tue., 3/8/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "The Quiet Season" by Jerry Apps

Adults Join the library staff and fellow readers in a discussion of The Quiet Season from acclaimed Wisconsin author and historian Jerry Apps.

  • Mon., 3/14/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

Adults Join the library staff and fellow book lovers for a discussion of comedian Trevor Noah's fascinating life story.

  • Wed., 3/16/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Virtual Book Club
"Leave the World Behind" by Rumaan Alam

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our March book club selection about two families stuck together on a weekend gone wrong.

  • Mon., 3/21/22, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book of the Month: "Once There Were Wolves" by Charlotte McConaghy

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in March to pick up their Book of the Month selection, along with some questions and comments to get you thinking about the book in different ways!

  • 3/13/31/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro

Adults Join fellow readers in Marathon City for a discussion of Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed novel!

  • Mon., 4/11/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library during our Friends of MCPL sale and you just might find your next treasured item: a book, a movie or something else from the wide variety of materials available!

  • 5/45/7/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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