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Events

Visit your local MCPL for events and activities for all ages, including books clubsarts & craftsmovie nightscomputer classesauthor visitswriting workshopswellness 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.


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Library Card Pool Day

All-Ages Drop-in A library card is good for more than just books, movies or music! Any MCPL patron can use their card for free entry to any of Wausau's outdoor pools!

  • Tue., 8/3/21, 17:30 p.m. @ Wausau Outdoor Pools

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History Chats: (Other) Parks Stories

Adults & Teens Join the Marathon County Historical Society throughout August for a series of short programs about Marathon County park, in conjunction with their new exhibit!

  • Attend Thu., 8/5/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Friends of MCPL Public Book Sale

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

  • 8/48/7/21 @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" by Maria A. Trapp

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion in August about Trapp's take on a beloved film!

  • Mon., 8/9/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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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 8/38/9/21 @ Online (See event details.)
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Outdoor Story Time

Children Join us for a special outdoor story time with all sorts of fun songs and stories!

  • Tue., 8/10/21, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
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Book Club: "The Great Peshtigo Fire" by Peter Pernin

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers to discuss Perin's book about a legendary moment in Wisconsin history!

  • Tue., 8/10/21, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Grab & Go Little Treasures: Macramé Key Chain

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in August and pick up your own "Little Treasure" macramé craft kit that you can create at home!

  • 8/28/27/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Book of the Month: "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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Grab & Go
Fun Feathered Magpie Magnet

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in August and pick up a fun craft kit to create your own feathered magnet!

  • 8/18/31/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Chalkfest Story Time

Children Bring your budding artists to the library for this fun, interactive story time all about chalk art!

  • Wed., 8/11/21, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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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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Story Time for Dragon Lovers!

Children Join us outdoors for a special Summer Library Program story time that's all about dragons!

  • Tue., 8/17/21, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ Scotch Creek Park

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Book Club: "The Air You Breathe" by Frances De Pontes Peebles

Adults Our Edgar Branch book club is back! We'll meet at Scotch Creek Park in Edgar to discuss Peebles' gripping novel. If you've never joined us before, now's a great time to start!

  • Tue., 8/17/21, 121 p.m. @ Scotch Creek Park

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Fiction in the Fresh Air Book Club: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Adults This summer, the library will host its monthly book club discussion outdoors, with plenty of room in the green space outside of the library for patrons to spread out and enjoy some fresh air!

  • Wed., 8/18/21, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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History Speaks: From Wheat to Dairy Farming in Wisconsin

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for its monthly History Speaks series and learn more about a crucial turning point in Wisconsin's agricultural history!

  • Attend Sat., 8/21/21, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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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., 8/21/21, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Share your creativity with others at the library by decorating our sidewalks with chalk art!

  • 8/238/27/21 @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Miss Benson's Beetle" by Rachel Joyce

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion about a wide variety of books, including Joyce's 2020 novel about the power of friendship and womanhood!

  • Mon., 9/13/21, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Fabulous Fall Story Time

Children Celebrate the fall season with a fabulous story time in the park! Even better, in the park right next to the library!

  • Tue., 9/14/21, 11:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Normal People" by Sally Rooney

Adults Our Edgar Branch book club is back! Join us for an hour of engaging discussion and socializing outdoors (weather permitting.) If you've never joined us, now's a great time to start!

  • Tue., 9/14/21, 121 p.m. @ Scotch Creek Park

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Book Club: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

  • Tue., 9/14/21, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "102 Minutes" by Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn

Adults This September marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Stratford Book Club will be reading and discussing a book related to that unforgettable day, "102 Minutes."

  • Wed., 9/15/21, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Virtual Book Club
"A Stranger in the House" by Shari Lapena

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our September book club selection, "A Stranger in the House" by Shari Lapena!

  • Mon., 9/20/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Book of the Month: "Driving Miss Norma" by Tim Bauerschmidt

Adults Drop-in Join our Athens staff and others for a discussion of Bauerschmidt's tale of a cross-country road trip with his 90-year-old mother.

  • 9/19/30/21 @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Straw Rockets

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own fun paper rockets at home (or anywhere) anytime with this Grab and Go kit!

  • 9/19/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Little Treasures: Lavender Sachet

Adults Drop-in Pick up your own Little Treasure kit to create a cute, sweet-smelling lavender sachet! Available at any MCPL location in September, while they last!

  • 9/19/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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