Visit your local MCPL for events and activities for all ages, including books clubs, arts & crafts, movie nights, computer 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.
Book Club: "Refugee"
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with the library staff and other fans of literature!
Putting Wausau on the Map: Wausau Snow Plow
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!
Planting the Garden: Direct Sowing & Transplanting
Book Club: "Dewey"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion about a small-town cat who touched the world!
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!
"The Splendid & the Vile"
Adults Please join the library staff and others for an ongoing, online Book Club discussion each month. In April, we'll discuss the book The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.
Book of the Month Club: "The End of October"
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!
Pasta Sculptures & Mosaics
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.
Book Club: "A Woman Is No Man"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging discussion of Rum's 2019 novel. The group may meet outside but attendees can participate virtually, too!
Book Club: "Becoming"
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of the former First Lady's memoir with the library staff and other book lovers!
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!
Book Club: "Before She Knew Him"
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!
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!
"When Breath Becomes Air"
Book of the Month Club: "The Glass Hotel"
Book Club: "Little Fire Everywhere"
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!
Beginning Foraging With Samuel Thayer
Tail-Wagging Story Time!
Children Join us outdoors at the library for a fun story time with books, games, songs and more, all based on animal tales!
LENA Start Marathon County
Book Club: "The Body"
Adults Join the library staff and others who like to chat about books for June's discussion of Bryson's tour of the human body! Outside if possible with a virtual option, too!
Fiction in the Fresh Air Book Club: "The Giver of Stars"
Adults Starting in June, the library will host its monthly book club discussion outdoors in the green space near the library!
Mosinee Book Club: "Books Can Be Deceiving"
Little Treasures: Dried Flower Paper Lantern
Book of the Month: "The Book of Rosy"
Book Club: "The Giver of Stars"
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of some (hopefully) great books with the library staff and other lit lovers! The group may meet outside but will offer a virtual option, too.
Beach Party Story Time
Children Join us for an outdoor Beach Party Story Time with all sorts of fun songs and stories!
Book Club: "The Tattooist of Auschwitz"
Adults Join the library staff and others who like to chat about the good and bad of books! We'll decide closer to the gathering about the safest way to meet, so give the library a call!
Fiction in the Fresh Air Book Club: "Virgin River"
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!
Book Club: "Missing You"
Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of a wide variety of books!
Trail Tales Along Wausau's River Edge Parkway!
Book of the Month Club: "The Weight of Ink"
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!