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Summer Library Program (SLP)

Summer Events

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Kids Craft Week: Fairy Houses

Children Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Wausau
  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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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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Medicare Basics

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!

  • Mon., 6/1/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 6/3/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • Thu., 6/4/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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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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Family Story Time

Children Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program featuring stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Wed., 6/3/20, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 6/3/20, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Wed., 6/3/20, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Thu., 6/4/20, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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Play & Learn

Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities.

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 6/3/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 6/3/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 6/4/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
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CANCELED: LEGO® Block Party

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 6/2/20, 1–7 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Fri., 6/5/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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Needle Arts

All-Ages Drop-in Drop by the library to work on fiber arts projects such as knitting, crocheting and quilting!

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Tue., 6/2/20, 25 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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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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World Oceans Day

Children Join us for a fun morning of stories, fish and other oceanic creatures, and crafts during our annual World Oceans Day celebration!

  • Sat., 6/6/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Draw sidewalk chalk creations outside the library!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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Kids Craft Week: Fire-Breathing Dragons

Children Drop-in Craft your own dragon during this week-long event!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 8/98/15/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Kids Craft Week: Dragon Eyes

Children Drop-in Craft dragon during this free week-long event!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 6/287/2/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Fairy Wand Creation Station

Children Drop-in Children and their parents or caregivers are invited to stop by the library to create their own magical fairy wand!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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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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Tom Pease

Children Get ready for a great performance by beloved children's musician Tom Pease!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 6/9/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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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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Paws to Read

Children Drop-in Young readers can improve their reading skills or keep skills sharp throughout the summer by reading to well-behaved therapy dogs!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/11/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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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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Unicorn Sparkle & Shine Story Time

Children Hear stories about unicorns and make crafts during this magical story time!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 7/23/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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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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Genealogy Hunters: Census Records

Adults Pick up some tips during this monthly program, including unique topics to find specialized information!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
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Legends & Myths of Mount Olympus

Children Learn about the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece during this interactive play!

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/11/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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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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Jack & the Beanstalk Plant Growing

Children Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean and watch it grow throughout the summer!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • Sat., 6/20/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Magic Reading Wands Week

Children Drop-in Jump into a world of make-believe and join us at the library for a week-long craft during June 15-20 to make a magic wand!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Edgar

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3D Paper Castles

Children Drop-in Design and build your own castle using a variety of paper!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 56 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Mon., 7/6/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 7/227/25/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • Wed., 7/22/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Superhero Week

Children Drop-in Patrons can discover their inner superhero during a special craft week at the library!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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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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Dinosaurs & Dragons

Children Did you know that dragons, the Cyclops, griffins, and many other mythological creatures were all inspired by real fossils? Join us to learn more during this fun hands-on presentation!

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 6/16/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 6/17/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 6/17/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Thu., 6/18/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 6/23/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Tue., 6/23/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 6/25/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/25/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Wed., 7/29/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/29/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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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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Fairy Slime Lab

Kids & Teens Make colorful, sparkly slime during this event!

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children Drop-in Drop your best stuffed friend off at the library for a sleepover!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Storybook STEM: Three Little Pigs Building

Children Hear retellings of this classic tale and make your own model house!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 7/16/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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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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Mission STEAM: Ozobot Robots!

Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with a smart robots during this week of STEAM!

  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Rick Riordan Party

Kids & Teens Make crafts and engage in other fun activities related to the books of Rick Riordan!

  • Mon., 6/22/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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MCPL DIY
Fairy Bottle

Children Drop-in Create a little piece of magic with a bright and sparkly fairy bottle!

  • Tue., 6/23/20, 122 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 6/297/2/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/277/31/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • Fri., 7/31/20, 1:303:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Bookbinding & Writing Scavenger Hunt

Kids & Teens Join us for a super-fun craft program to create a mini journal, and stick around for a scavenger hunt filled with ideas to write about in the journal!

  • Tue., 6/23/20, 24:30 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., 6/23/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Zoozort

Children All ages will enjoy this hands-on, interactive program featuring live, wild animals.

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ Edgar High School
  • Wed., 6/24/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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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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MCPL DIY
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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Yarn Stars Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library for a fun craft that will have you seeing (and making) stars!

  • 6/297/3/20 @ MCPL Edgar

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Story Time for Dragon Lovers!

Children Hear stories, make crafts and sing songs during this dragon-themed story time!

  • Wed., 7/1/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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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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Spencer Scavenger Hunt

Children Drop-in Visit the library and embark on a scavenger hunt around the Village of Spencer!

  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Spencer

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Kids Craft Week: DIY Unicorns

Children Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn during this craft event!

  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/268/1/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 7/268/1/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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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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Duke Otherwise

Children Join spirited musician Duke Otherwise for fun shows filled with music, dancing and more!

  • Tue., 7/7/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 7/7/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ Edgar High School
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 7/9/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Thu., 7/9/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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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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Dog Man Mania!

Children Drop-in Participate in crafts and activities related to the popular Dog Man graphic novel series!

  • Wed., 7/15/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Children Registration Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room!

  • Fri., 7/17/20, 12:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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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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Attack the Fort! Catapult Challenge

Children Create catapults and attack each other's fort during this event!

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 8/4/20, 35 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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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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DIY Dragon Eggs

Kids & Teens Make a mystical dragon's egg during this craft event!

  • Wed., 7/22/20, 35 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Ollivander's Wand Shop

Kids & Teens Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!

  • Thu., 7/23/20, 3:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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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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A Magic Tree House Pirate-Themed Escape Room

Children Registration Attempt to escape from this Magic Tree House-themed escape room!

  • Mon., 7/27/20, 16 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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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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Pirate Eye Patch Craft Program

Kids & Teens Drop-in Celebrate International Pirate Month in "Arrrrgust" by making your own eye patch!

  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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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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Free Pool Day

Kids & Teens Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 12 a.m.11:59 p.m. @ Wausau Outdoor Pools

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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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Story Time at the Splash Pad

Children Attend this afternoon of stories, water, songs and rhymes - all outside!

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 11:30 p.m. @ Marathon Park

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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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Newspaper Castles

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make castles out of newspaper during this drop-in event!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Create You Own Crown!

Children Drop-in Make and decorate your own royal crown!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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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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Mission STEAM: Lego WeDo

Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with programmable LEGO blocks during this week of STEAM!

  • 8/218/28/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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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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