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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 branches in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford. We also publish featured adult events on our social media channels.

MCPL On-site For Adults Events

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Community Writing Project

Adults & Teens Drop-in The world is living through unprecedented times and many of us are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But MCPL is encouraging people to channel some of that concern and chaos into something creative!

  • 3/234/24/20 @ All MCPL Locations

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CANCELED: DIY Headphone Organizer

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: 4/6–4/11/20 @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Medicare Basics

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 5–7 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 2:30–4:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 5–7 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Thu., 5/14/20, 57 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 6/3/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
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adults community health »

smart phone, tablet and laptop

CANCELED: Tech Time: Technology Assistance

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–4 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 2–5 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • Thu., 5/7/20, 24 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Cribbage at the Library

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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CANCELED: Art for Adults With Developmental Disabilities: Create a Collage Animal Picture

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Genealogy Hunters

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/8/20, 1–2:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Starless Sea" by Erin Morgenstern

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 6–7 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Wine Cork Flower Photo Holders

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/10/20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/13/20, 5:45–6:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: Hens & Chicks Planted in Every Pot

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 10–11 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 2–3 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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CANCELED: Bracelet Yarn Weaving

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 4:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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CANCELED: Ransom Note Magnetic Poetry

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 2–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/16/20, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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CANCELED: As the Page Turns
"The Cherry Harvest" by Lucy Sanna

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/16/20, 1:30–2:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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CANCELED: Write Your Truth: Coping With Trauma & Mental Health Through Words

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/16/20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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CANCELED: Friends of MCPL Saturday Sale

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 1–2 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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CANCELED: Hobbies & Crafts Night

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 3–7 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
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CANCELED: Women's Night Out
"The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Book Club: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 1–2 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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CANCELED: Author D. Strack: The Do's & Don'ts of Writing a Book

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 2–3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: MCPL Movie Night
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

All-Ages This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 6–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Book Club: "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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CANCELED: Readers of Classic Literature
"O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 12–1 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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DIY Seed Bombs

All-Ages Make seed bombs to plant in the Earth during this DIY event!

  • Wed., 4/22/20, 46 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: The Traveling Trunk of Aprons

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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CANCELED: National Poetry Month Celebration With Max Garland

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/23/20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Family Game Day

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/25/20, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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CANCELED: Lions, Sharks & Bears: A Photographic Primer

Adults & Teens This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/28/20, 6–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Drop-in Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the Honor Flight in May!

  • 5/15/9/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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MCPL Movie Night
"Bombshell"

Adults Join us for a free screening of the acclaimed film "Bombshell," based on a true story of former Fox News anchors who sue their boss over sexual harassment.

  • Mon., 5/4/20, 67:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Marathon County: Window Capital of the World

Adults Join us for a presentation by the Marathon County Historical Society about one of the county's lesser-known - but historically vital - industries: window manufacturing.

  • Tue., 5/5/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Tue., 6/23/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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MCPL DIY
Paper Flowers

Adults Make paper flowers in a variety of styles and materials!

  • Tue., 5/5/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "Lincoln's Last Trial" by Dan Abrams & David Fisher

Adults Discuss this riveting true tale during our monthly book club for nonfiction lovers!

  • Wed., 5/6/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Spring Refrigerator Magnets

All-Ages Drop-in Make decorative glass magnets in spring designs!

  • Wed., 5/6/20, 36 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 5/65/9/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Who's Responsible for All This Waste?

Adults Join us at the library for a presentation on Marathon County's Solid Waste Department with its director, Meleesa Johnson, and learn how to play a role in waste reduction!

  • Wed., 5/6/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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As the Page Turns
"White Chrysanthemum" by Mary Lynn Bracht

Adults Discuss this title during one of the monthly book club meetings at the library!

  • Mon., 5/11/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Book Club: "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of May!

  • Mon., 5/11/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas

Adults Join the library Book Club in May to discuss this book by Angie Thomas!

  • Tue., 5/12/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of this young adult novel!

  • Thu., 5/14/20, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Check Your Facts About Dogs & Cats

Adults Join us for a discussion with a veterinary technician about our canine and feline companions, find books and other info and bring your own questions!

  • Thu., 5/14/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss this best-selling mystery novel!

  • Thu., 5/14/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Beginning Beekeeping

Adults If you've considered beekeeping as a source for fresh honey, or to support a population of important pollinators, join us to learn the basics to get started!

  • Sat., 5/16/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The President Is Missing" by James Patterson

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about what happens after the president of the United States vanishes without a trace.

  • Mon., 5/18/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Women's Night Out
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including Hannah's novel about two sisters in war-torn France.

  • Mon., 5/18/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this novel, about a heated legal case involving Thomas Edison and one of his rivals.

  • Tue., 5/19/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Vermicomposting: Easy, Year-Round Composting for the Garden

Adults Learn about the process of composting with worms - which might sound gross but is actually super easy and clean, provides rich soil for your garden and can be done throughout the year!

  • Wed., 5/20/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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DIY Flower Wreath

Adults Registration Join us at the library to create your own flower wreath that can be enjoyed throughout the whole year!

  • Thu., 5/21/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Since We Fell" by Dennis Lehane

Adults Join us to discuss this suspense novel by Dennis Lehane!

  • Wed., 5/27/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Readers of Classic Literature
"The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest books with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

  • Wed., 5/27/20, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Maple Seed Dragonflies

All-Ages Drop-in Celebrate the start of summer by creating your own version of one of summer's prettiest insects - the dragonfly!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Dance the Night Away: A History of Local Ballrooms

Adults Hear about the history of local ballrooms!

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Spring Garden Forecast

Adults Get a jump on the 2020 growing season and learn how to keep your garden safe from diseases, pests and invasive species. In partnership with Extension Marathon County.

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "Running With Sherman" by Christopher McDougall

Adults Discuss this riveting true tale during our monthly book club for nonfiction lovers!

  • Wed., 6/3/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Discussion Group

Adults Learn more about aromatherapy, essential oils and natural or homemade health products during this monthly event!

  • Wed., 6/3/20, 34:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
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Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of June!

  • Mon., 6/8/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Hatley Book Club: Free-For-All!

Adults Join the library Book Club in June to discuss this book any book you have recently read during this one-time free-for-all!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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MCPL Movie Night
"Little Women"

Adults & Teens Join us for a free screening of this 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, and bring your popcorn!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 5:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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DIY Mosaic Art

Adults Registration Adults are invited to the library to create their own mosaic art!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 13:30 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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DIY Fairy House

Adults & Teens Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 17 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "We Were Rich & We Didn't Know It" by Tom Phelan

Adults Stop by the library and join the discussion of Tom Phelan's memoir of growing up in rural Ireland.

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Book Club: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss this best-selling sequel by Margaret Atwood!

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this best-selling novel!

  • Mon., 6/15/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Women's Night Out
"The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with the Women's Night Out book club, including Marie Benedict's novel in June!

  • Mon., 6/15/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "Miracle Creek" by Angie Kim

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this thriller, about a mother accused of murdering her eight year-old autistic son.

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Create an Art Journal

Adults & Teens Make and decorate your own journal!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 23:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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MCPL DIY
Plastic Bottle Planters

Adults & Teens Learn about a creative use for recycled plastic bottles and tap into your own creativity at the same time!

  • Thu., 6/18/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "The Identicals" by Elin Hilderbrand

Adults Join us to discuss this best-selling novel by Elin Hilderbrand!

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Edith Wharton

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest books with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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John Kinville & the Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls

Adults Learn about a short-lived, all-female chapter of the KKK that operated in the '20s and '30s in Wisconsin.

  • Thu., 6/25/20, 6:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Library Learning
Goodreads

Adults Registration Learn how to use the literary social media site Goodreads!

  • Fri., 6/26/20, 1:303 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Gnome & Toadstool Craft Week

Kids & Adults Drop-in Jump into a world of make-believe at the library to create a unique craft or two!

  • 6/297/3/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan

Adults Discuss this riveting true tale during our monthly book club for nonfiction lovers!

  • Wed., 7/1/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Scents of Peace: Propagating Herbs for Well Being

Adults Learn to take a mindful approach to propagating fragrant herbs through cuttings with this program in partnership with Extension Marathon County.

  • Mon., 7/6/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Going Batty: Bat Management in Wisconsin

Adults Hear about bats in Wisconsin from Natural Resources Educator Pam Resech!

  • Tue., 7/7/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Book Club: "The Stranger in the Woods" by Micheal Finkel

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of this engaging nonfiction title!

  • Thu., 7/9/20, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Book Club: "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Jennifer Weiner!

  • Thu., 7/9/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Howards End" by E.M. Forster

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of July!

  • Mon., 7/13/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?" by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

Adults Join the library Book Club in July to discuss this book by Lisa Scottoline!

  • Tue., 7/14/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Make Your Own Lavender Gnome

Adults & Teens Drop-in Craft a lavender-scented gnome, with all supplies provided.

  • 7/157/16/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Hack Your Notebook: Learning to Use Paper Circuits

Adults & Teens Take your journaling and card making to the next level by adding electricity!

  • Wed., 7/15/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Book Club: "The Winner" by David Baldacci

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a woman who is sought by the FBI and a dangerous man after becoming wealthy by fraud.

  • Mon., 7/20/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Women's Night Out
"The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including the new novel by the author of "Kitchens of the Great Midwest."

  • Mon., 7/20/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this true story, about a woman's whose cells were used, unbeknownst to her, to develop cures, vaccines and tests for a variety of illnesses.

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Fiber Arts Fashion Show

Adults Drop-in See various fiber arts items on display during this afternoon showcase!

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Beginning Genealogy: Telling Your Family's Story

Adults Registration Ever wanted to learn about your ancestors? Who were they? Where did they come from? Join us for this introductory class!

  • Wed., 7/22/20, 1:303 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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The History of Tea

Adults Registration Learn how tea is made, about the various kinds and how to make your own!

  • Fri., 7/24/20, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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History of the Ladies Saxophone Band

Adults Learn about a band of women who left a lasting impression on music and education in central Wisconsin!

  • Tue., 7/28/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner

Adults Join us to discuss this riveting novel by Jennifer Weiner!

  • Wed., 7/29/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Beyond Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme: Global Culinary Herbs

Adults Take a culinary trip around the world with a presentation by Extension Marathon County on cooking with herbs common outside of the United States.

  • Mon., 8/3/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Hot Off the Grill

Adults Learn different ways to prepare beef on the grill!

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Nonfiction Fans Book Club: "The Moment of Lift" by Melinda Gates

Adults Discuss this riveting true tale during our monthly book club for nonfiction lovers!

  • Wed., 8/5/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 8/58/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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DIY Wind Chimes

All-Ages Drop-in Make your own set of wind chimes using natural materials!

  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of August!

  • Mon., 8/10/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson

Adults Join the library Book Club in August to discuss this book by S.J. Watson!

  • Tue., 8/11/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author J. Ryan Stradal!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about four siblings who find out the exact date that each of them will die, and how their lives play out.

  • Mon., 8/17/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Women's Night Out
"Southernmost" by Silas House

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including House's novel about a preacher who is ostracized for showing kindness to two gay men.

  • Mon., 8/17/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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DIY: Pressed Flower Coasters

Adults Registration Make a decorative coaster with pressed flowers and other supplies!

  • Tue., 8/18/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Lost Roses" by Martha Hall Kelly

Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this novel, about three women who travel from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

  • Tue., 8/18/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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150 Years of the Wisconsin Valley Fair

Adults Look back on the history of the Wisconsin Valley Fair during this informative event!

  • Tue., 8/25/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

Adults Join us to discuss this best-selling memoir by Michelle Obama!

  • Wed., 8/26/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Healthy Living for Your Mind & Body

Adults Learn different tips for staying healthy during this free talk!

  • Tue., 9/1/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Adults Stop by the library on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a featured selection for their book club, including Du Maurier's novel in September.

  • Tue., 9/8/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Louise Erdrich!

  • Thu., 9/10/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Rothschild Book Club: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a fun and lively discussion about a variety of books!

  • Wed., 9/23/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman!

  • Mon., 9/28/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson

Adults & Teens Join us in October at the library book club to discuss what has been called a perfect work of unnerving terror.

  • Thu., 10/8/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: The Witch Elm by Tana French

Adults Stop by the library in October to discuss Tana French's 2018 suspenseful novel with other book lovers!

  • Tue., 10/13/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our October book club selection, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman!

  • Mon., 10/19/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "The Wife Between US" by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a fun and lively discussion! In October, we'll discuss the this thrilling novel about tangled love triangle.

  • Wed., 10/28/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

Adults The second Tuesday of each month, book club participants discuss a featured selection. For November, it's David Grann's true-crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon."

  • Tue., 11/10/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Adults Join us at the library to discuss Gilbert's sweeping novel with a group of like-minded book lovers!

  • Thu., 11/12/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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