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Lunch With Col. Mustard: "With One Shot" & Author Dorothy Marcic!

Adults Join our Wausau staff and other true crime aficionados for a virtual book club discussion of "With One Shot." For May's discussion, we'll be joined by the book's author, Dorothy Marcic!

  • Attend Wed., 5/25/22, 1212:30 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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History Chats: Historic Preservation Month

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a series of programs in May celebrating Historic Preservation Month, including sites throughout the county on the National Register of Historic Places!

  • Attend Thu., 5/26/22, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Spring Poetry Contest for Youth

Kids & Teens Drop-in Young writers between the ages of 9-18 are invited to send us original, unpublished poems for our spring poetry contest! Winners will receive recognition and prizes! Must be Marathon County resident.

  • 1/15/27/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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ROCK'N Picture Stand

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in May to pick up a grab and go craft kit that not only encourages colorful creativity, but also functions as a picture holder!

  • 5/15/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Seed Bombs

Adults & Teens Drop-in Celebrate the start of summer by making wildflower seed bombs with this grab and go kit! Available at all MCPL locations while they last!

  • 5/25/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Romaine Calm & Garden On: Bug Off! Insect Management

Adults Registration Join Extension Marathon County for an in-depth, virtual course on beginner gardening! Classes run March-September, including this June 1 class on managing insects. Registration required.

  • Register Wed., 6/1/22, 1011 a.m. @ Online (See event details.)
  • Register Wed., 6/1/22, 67 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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Tom Pease

Children Beloved children's entertainer Tom Pease is back in Marathon County for Summer 2022! Join us at any of the four locations for his unique mix of music and humor!

  • Thu., 6/16/22, 23 p.m. @ Lions Park (Spencer)

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origami whale and turtle

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Under the Ocean Origami

Kids & Teens Drop-in Teens (and perhaps some tweens) are encouraged to stop by the library the week of June 20-25 to pick up a craft kit for a fun origami project!

  • 6/206/25/22 @ MCPL Spencer

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jellyfish crafts

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DIY Jellyfish

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in June to pick up a Summer Library Program craft kit: a DIY jellyfish with a few simple supplies for our youngest patrons and a terra cotta jellyfish for ages 8 and up!

  • 6/16/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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decorated sea shells

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Mermaid Barrette

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in June to pick up a grab and go kit to make your own barrette!

  • 6/16/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Rocking Crabs

Children Drop-in Children and their parents and caregivers are encouraged to stop by the library July 11-16 and pick up a rockin' SLP-themed craft!

  • 7/117/16/22 @ MCPL Spencer

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Little Art Show

All-Ages Drop-in Check out our display of creative "Little Treasures" artwork submitted by our patrons!

  • 7/57/18/22 @ MCPL Spencer

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Stories & Crafts From the Deep Blue Sea

Children Join us at Lions Park in Spencer for a fun morning of stories and crafts during our Summer Library Program!

  • Tue., 7/19/22, 1011 a.m. @ Lions Park (Spencer)

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treasure chest

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Jeweled Treasure Chest

Children Drop-in Discover "Oceans of Possibilities" during MCPL's Summer Library Program and pick up this grab and go kit at any location to make your own jeweled treasure chest!

  • 7/17/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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sea salt scrub

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Mountain-to-Sea Salt Scrub

Adults & Teens Drop-in Do your skin a favor and stop by any MCPL location in July to pick up a salt scrub grab and go kit!

  • 7/17/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Virtual Book Club
"The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our August book club selection, "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig!

  • Attend Mon., 8/15/22, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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3D Goldfish

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in August for our final SLP grab and go kit of the summer as we explore "Oceans of Possibilities!" This month, our craft will be a 3D goldfish!

  • 8/18/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Knotted Sailor Bracelet

Adults & Teens Drop-in Anchors away with our August grab and go craft for adults (perhaps for teens, too!) Stop by any MCPL location and pick up a kit to make your own sailor bracelet!

  • 8/18/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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