Our 2019 Summer Program runs June through August and features educational and entertaining activities for children, teens and adults! Summer events for all ages are listed below, or pick up our summer brochure at any MCPL location. Printer-friendly pages of summer events by location are available as follows:
Please note: Groups of 10 or more planning to visit the library are asked to complete our Group Visit form at least one week in advance. This ensures we have enough staff, space and resources to serve all of our patrons.
Summer Reading Club
Join our Summer Reading Club to earn rewards for reading! Pick up a book review or activity sheet at your local MCPL starting May 28, or print your own using the links below. Return completed sheets to the library by the end of August for a reward.
Children Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities.
Children Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!
Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.
Children Touch mammoth tusks, bear skulls, and more as Sean the Mammoth Hunter talks about life in the Ice Age!
Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.
- Tue., 7/23/19, 10:30am–12pm @ MCPL Athens
- Wed., 7/24/19, 10–11:30am @ MCPL Spencer
- Wed., 7/24/19, 10–11:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
- Wed., 7/24/19, 10:45am–12pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Thu., 7/25/19, 10–11:30am @ MCPL Edgar
- Thu., 7/25/19, 10–11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
- Fri., 7/26/19, 9:30–10:45am @ MCPL Wausau
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Children Discover how the sky is the biggest storybook in the universe as you listen to some of the ancient stories about the star patterns. Plus, create a constellation scope and art!
Children This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!
All-Ages Join us for an evening at the library and learn how to make your very own paper beads.
All-Ages Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!
Adults & Teens If you've ever thought about writing the story of your life, or would like to help a family member do it, join us in Marathon City to get an idea what it takes to write an autobiography or memoir!
Adults Join us for a fascinating program as author and father Adam Schnabel talks about the process, and the ups and downs, of adopting his child from Bulgaria.
Children Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies and games!
Children Children of all ages are invited to join us to learn a little bit of what it takes to be an astronaut!
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a woman who pursues an education after being raised by survivalist parents who isolated her and her siblings from mainstream society.
Children Kids can hear stories about the sun and conduct an easy, educational science experiment!
Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of Martin's 2018 novel!
Children Bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Drop off and story time starts at 6pm, pickup starts the next day at noon!
Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of this best-selling 2018 novel!
Children Capture a galaxy in a bottle during this unique craft program for kids!
Adults Go beyond the book with lively discussion at the library's book club!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of McNamara's award-winning true crime book!
Adults Make decorative, colorful coasters using markers and other supplies!
Adults & Teens Join us for this special documentary screening - before it airs on public television - about one family's journey to resurrect a dairy farm in rural America.
All-Ages This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thu., 8/15/19, 5–7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Adults Join us for a discussion of this book, about a teenage girl who joins a German circus in order to save children during WWII.
Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling book by Jodi Picoult!
Kids & Teens Make paper airplanes, straw rockets and straw planes!
Adults All are welcome to join us for a presentation on questions and preparations that arise when a friend or loved one is in the early stage of Alzheimer's Disease.
Adults Drop-in If you're interested in learning more about aromatherapy, essential oils and natural or homemade health products - or if you have tips and concoctions to share with others - join us each month to talk about it!
Adults Some crafts can be elaborate and intricate, but others can be a fun, relatively simple project - like our chicken pin cushion!
Adults Registration Alzheimer's Disease affects millions of people each year, including those directly affected by it as well as family, friends and caregivers who help. Join us to learn about some of the warning signs of the disease.
Adults Discuss this classic novel during our next book club session!