Thu., 10/19/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery" by Deborah and James Howe and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Thu., 10/19/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a presentation on what it takes to raise chickens at home, and bring your questions! Free and no registration required.
Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.
Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
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!
Wed., 10/25/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of this classic book, about a successful author who combines her different notebooks of writings into one single golden notebook. No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Join us for a monstrously good time at this Halloween party, featuring stories, songs, crafts and costumes!
Families are encouraged to visit us and make a variety of autumn crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Join us each month to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments related to math and science. Free and no registration required, all supplies provided.
Thu., 10/26/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Get in the mood for Halloween as we welcome back members of the Wausau Paranormal Research Society to discuss their investigations of hauntings around the Wausau area.
Fri., 10/27/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids and tweens are invited for this horrific event at the library, featuring spooky and scary crafts, activities and stories!
Sun., 10/29/17, 1:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
The library celebrates International Games Week with an afternoon of board games and card games! Bring family or friends, or come by yourself and join a group. Free and no registration required.
Tue., 10/31/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Visit our Hatley Branch for a special Halloween story time followed by making a fun and festive craft project!
Tue., 10/31/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a spooky Halloween version of our popular Anime After Dark series. Free and mature audiences only.
Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game and (with parental permission) trade Pokemon cards! Free and no registration required.
Sat., 11/4/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a color-themed story time followed by hands-on art projects and experiments all about colors! Free, with all supplies provided.
Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.
Tue., 11/7/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and photographer Matt Janzen will share stories and photos from his book "State of Craft Beer," a two-year effort to explore every aspect of the craft beer brewing process ... (read more)
Make a difference at the library! TAG is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 6-12. Members help select materials for the library's collection, assist with events, write reviews, create ... (read more)
Thu., 11/9/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters to make their own artist trading cards! Free, with all supplies provided.
A monthly gathering of central Wisconsin poets, who are invited to share original work and/or the work of other poets. No registration required - just show up and read or listen!
Fri., 11/10/17, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens are invited to our Marathon City Branch to create their own beaded jewelry! Free and all supplies provided.
Sat., 11/11/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
For this Veteran's Day program, we'll be celebrating the real heroes around us, imaginary heroes, and pondering the question: What makes a hero?
Sat., 11/11/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes such as red cabbage, carrot greens, beets and more during this free informational presentation!
Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
Tue., 11/14/17, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited for an afternoon of fairy fun! Listen to fairy stories and then decorate your own fairy house and magic wand. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided.
Thu., 11/16/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Thu., 11/16/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lee Willis of UWSP will take an historical look at immigration law in the United States and how it compares to current events. (Rescheduled from earlier date.)
Sat., 11/18/17, 11am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their parents or caregivers can join us for this fun new craft program using Halloween leftovers! Free and all supplies provided.
Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
- Mon., 11/20/17 - Fri., 12/15/17 @ MCPL Spencer
- Mon., 11/20/17 - Wed., 12/20/17 @ MCPL Wausau
- Mon., 11/20/17 - Fri., 12/15/17 @ MCPL Hatley
- Mon., 11/20/17 - Fri., 12/15/17 @ MCPL Stratford
- Mon., 11/20/17 - Fri., 12/15/17 @ MCPL Edgar
- Mon., 11/20/17 - Fri., 12/15/17 @ MCPL Rothschild
- Mon., 11/20/17 - Fri., 12/15/17 @ MCPL Marathon City
Mon., 11/20/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
While on a space mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is accidentally left behind and must figure out a way to grow food and survive until NASA can send a mission back to rescue him.
Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
Mon., 11/20/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the Women's Night Out book club for a lively, social discussion of a novel about an Irish family whose children spread across the globe and reunite over Christmas.
Wed., 11/22/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of two of Edward Albee's classic one-act plays! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Teens can get a taste of the world of Japanese animation by viewing the series "Orange," "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid," Occultic; Nine," and "Eureka 7!"
Thu., 11/30/17, 5:30pm - 7:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
A free screening of the 2017 film adaptation of Jeannette Walls' best-selling memoir. Rated PG-13.
Library staff will get attendees acquainted with Libby, OverDrive's latest app for accessing free e-books, audiobooks and more! Registration is required.
Adults can learn how to make decorative holiday star ornaments out of cardboard, yarn and cardstock! Free, with all supplies provided.
Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in December to make a variety of handmade gifts you can give to family and friends! Free, with all supplies provided.
Thu., 12/7/17, 6:30pm - 7pm @ MCPL Wausau
Enjoy sounds of the season when Wausau West High School's Master Singers perform a free holiday concert at our Wausau Headquarters!
Sat., 12/9/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids can play with Play-Doh and use gingerbread salt dough and clay to make holiday ornaments during this free event!
Kids and tweens can learn how to make their own graphic novel during this free program!
Tue., 12/19/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A free, picture-filled presentation on travels through Portugal, Spain and elsewhere for those interested in their own vacations or just hearing about international adventures!
Wed., 12/20/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of some of O. Henry's classic short stories!
Thu., 12/21/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Wed., 12/27/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Visit MCPL Wausau for a birthday party celebrating Frosty the Snowman! Join us for a morning of magic, music, laughs and more!
Fri., 12/29/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Make your own 3-D paper buildings and sculptures using a variety of paper and techniques!
Tue., 1/2/18 - Wed., 1/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
Start the new year out by helping stock our Athens Branch's paper "aquarium" by crafting coral, sea creatures and more!
Tue., 1/9/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Kids and families can hear bubble-themed stories and participate in bubble activities at our Hatley Branch!
Tue., 1/9/18, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Kids are invited to participate in a number of bubble experiments and activities! Free, with all supplies provided.
Sat., 1/13/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the five-year anniversary of MCPL's Phyllis Donner Aquarium with a special day featuring live sea creatures, stories, games and activities!
Thu., 1/18/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Tue., 2/6/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn about how the Spencer Area Fire Department prepares to fight a fire from Fire Chief Jason Foth! Free and open to the public.
Thu., 2/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Fri., 2/23/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids can celebrate the "Little House on the Prairie" series by hearing stories, making crafts related to the books and playing old-fashioned games!
Thu., 3/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Wed., 3/21/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of knitting and create a knitted headband during this free intro at our Marathon City Branch!
Thu., 4/19/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!