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Family Story Time

Children Follow along with a variety of stories, songs and other activities shared by library staff on Facebook or YouTube! New programs every week!

  • Attend 4/134/19/21 @ Online (See event details.)
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Putting Wausau on the Map: Wausau Homes

Adults & Teens Join the Marathon County Historical Society online for a series of short programs in April about businesses who put Wausau on the minds of people far and wide!

  • Attend Thu., 4/22/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Book of the Month Club: "The End of October" by Lawrence Wright

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up the April Book of the Month, along with a set questions to get you thinking about Wright's 2020 novel!

  • 4/14/30/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Little Treasures Beaded Wrap Bracelet

Adults & Teens Registration [except Wausau] Stop by any MCPL location during the month of April and pick up a kit to make your own "Little Treasure." This month, we'll provide supplies and instructions to make a beaded wrap bracelet!

  • 4/14/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Pasta Sculptures & Mosaics

Children Registration [except Wausau] Kids can cook up their own fun craft with a grab-and-go colored pasta kit! (Pun intended - the pasta is not meant to be cooked!)

  • 4/14/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Stories Seldom Told: Women & the Civil War

Adults & Teens Join Prof. Brett Barker for a virtual presentation on the critical role of women's support for both sides of the Civil War. Part of the Marathon County Historical Society's "History Speaks" series.

  • Attend Sat., 4/24/21, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Book Club: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of the former First Lady's memoir with the library staff and other book lovers!

  • Tue., 5/11/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Gardening
Growing Veggies in Small Spaces

Adults Registration Janell Wehr, horticulture educator with Extension Marathon County, will lead a virtual class on growing vegetables in small spaces. You'll be surprised how much can be grown with just a little room!

  • Register Thu., 5/13/21, 2:303:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Book Club: "Before She Knew Him" by Peter Swanson

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our May book club selection, "Before She Knew Him" by Peter Swanson!

  • Mon., 5/17/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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yarn mandalas

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Little Treasures: Needlepoint Mandala

Adults & Teens Registration [except Wausau] Patrons can stop by any MCPL location in May to pick up a "Little Treasure" craft kit to make their own needlepoint mandala. Free and available while supplies last!

  • 5/35/28/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Flowergram

Children Registration [except Wausau] Create a special, one-of-a-kind flowergram that's both a lovely craft and a positive message for someone else, with supplies and instructions provided!

  • 5/35/28/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book of the Month Club: "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St. John Mandel

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up the May book of the month, along with questions and comments to get you thinking. It's your own solo book club!

  • 5/15/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "Little Fire Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Adults Join the library staff and others who like to read and discuss a variety of books, for Hatley's virtual June book club gathering!

  • Tue., 6/8/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Mosinee Book Club: "Books Can Be Deceiving"

Adults Registration Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our June book club selection, a library lover's mystery by Jenn McKinley!

  • Mon., 6/21/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Little Treasures: Dried Flower Paper Lantern

Adults & Teens Registration [except Wausau] Pick up a little treasure for yourself at any MCPL location in June with a kit to create a dried paper lantern!

  • 6/16/25/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Mushroom Magic

Teens Registration [except Wausau] Teens can mix a bit of science with a bit of fun with a mushroom magic craft kit!

  • 6/76/28/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book of the Month: "The Book of Rosy" by Rosayra Pablo Cruz

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a copy of Cruz's gripping story about family separation, along with questions and comments to get you thinking!

  • 6/16/30/21 @ MCPL Athens

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crafted colorful fish

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Rainbow Fish

Children Registration [except Wausau] Stop by any MCPL location in June and pick up a craft kit for a bright and beautiful rainbow fish you can create at home! No aquarium needed!

  • 6/16/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book Club: "Missing You" by Harlan Coben

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of a wide variety of books!

  • Mon., 7/19/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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crafted bug houses

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Bug Hotel!

Children Registration [except Wausau] Where do bugs sleep at night? You might find out and have fun with a couple kinds of bug hotel projects, too! Available for pickup in July at any MCPL location.

  • 7/17/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book of the Month Club: "The Weight of Ink" by Rachel Kadish

Adults Stop by the library in July and pick up Kadish's 2017 novel about two women of remarkable intellect, along with some comments and questions to get you thinking like a book club would!

  • 7/17/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our August book club selection, "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens!

  • Mon., 8/16/21, 12 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book of the Month Club: "In Five Years" by Rebecca Serle

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a copy of our August Book of the Month selection, along with a sheet of questions and comments to get you thinking!

  • 8/28/31/21 @ MCPL Athens

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