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Book Club: "The Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See

Adults Join the library staff and fellow book enthusiasts each month for an engaging discussion of a variety of books - new and old, fiction and nonfiction!

  • Wed., 9/28/22, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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History Chats: Notable Lasts

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society in September for a series of notable "Lasts" in Marathon County, including the last white pine and the last trolley car!

  • Attend Thu., 9/29/22, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Book of the Month
"Hippie" by Paulo Coelho

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in September to pick up their Book of the Month selection along with some questions and comments to get you thinking about Coelho's 2018 novel!

  • 9/19/30/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Little Treasures: Pocket Bear

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in September to pick up a little friend you can make at home - a grab and go pocket bear!

  • 9/19/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Wausau Poetry Walk

Adults Drop-in Poetry from writers across Wisconsin will be exhibited downtown Wausau throughout September for the Central Wisconsin Book Festival Poetry Walk, in partnership with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets!

  • 9/19/30/22 @ Downtown Wausau

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Book of the Month
"The Kindred Spirits Supper Club" by Amy E. Reichert

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up their Book-of-the-Month selection, along with some questions and comments to get you thinking about the novel!

  • 10/110/31/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Soap in a Sweater

Adults Drop-in You've seen soap on a rope, but you haven't lived until you've used soap in a sweater! Stop by any MCPL location in October to pick up this grab and go kit while they last!

  • 10/110/31/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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Pumpkin Sweater Craft

Adults & Teens Join us at the library for a fun, unique craft program perfect for the fall!

  • Tue., 10/4/22, 45:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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You & Your Mouse: Beginning Computer Use

Adults Registration Not sure what to do with a mouse? Afraid to even touch a computer? Sure you will break the internet? Join us for an introduction to using the computer. Registration required.

  • Wed., 10/5/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Book Club: "Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn

Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff for a discussion of Gillian Flynn's dark thriller!

  • Mon., 10/10/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "The Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel

Adults Join the library staff and other readers for a discussion of Michael Finkel's 2017 nonfiction best-seller!

  • Tue., 10/11/22, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Book Club: "Apples Never Fall" by Liane Moriarty

Adults Visit the library for an engaging conversation about their book club pick of the month!

  • Tue., 10/11/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Cribbage at the Spencer Branch

Adults Drop-in Grab your card decks and boards (or use ours) as the library welcomes back patrons for an hour or so of cribbage!

  • Tue., 10/11/22, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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Book Club: "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers as they discuss this novel by Fredrik Backman!

  • Tue., 10/11/22, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Newbery Medal Book Club: "Jacob Have I Loved" by Katherine Paterson

Adults Who says children's literature is just for children? Spark a sense of wonder, imagination and fun with a new book club in Rothschild to read and discuss Newbery Medal winners over the decades!

  • Thu., 10/13/22, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Wausau Yarn Swap

Adults & Teens Drop-in Do you have yarn spilling out of your cupboard? Want to try a new or different kind of yarn? Need one more skein of that special yarn? Come to our Yarn Swap at the Wausau headquarters!

  • 10/1010/15/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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Friends of MCPL Members-Only Sale

Adults Drop-in Our Friends of MCPL welcome members of the group for a monthly sale on the third Saturday! If you're not a member, you can join on the spot to access all the great material!

  • Sat., 10/15/22, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Book Club: "The Other Mrs." by Mary Kubica

Adults Join us at the library to discuss this thriller by author Mary Kubica!

  • Mon., 10/17/22, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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As the Page Turns Book Club
"The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers to discuss Kristin Hannah's best-selling novel! The group also meets on 10/20.

  • Mon., 10/17/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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Book Club: "The Woman They Could Not Silence" by Kate Moore

Adults Visit the library for a discussion of this book, detailing the unbelievably true story of Elizabeth Packard!

  • Wed., 10/19/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Library Learning
Goodreads

Adults Registration Do you want a way to keep track of all the books you have read and want to read? Why not try out Goodreads? Join us at the library for a free lesson on how it works!

  • Thu., 10/20/22, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "The Girl With the Louding Voice" by Abi Daré

Adults Join the library staff and fellow book lovers each month for a discussion of a variety of books - new and old, fiction and nonfiction!

  • Wed., 10/26/22, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Grab & Go
Mini Jenga Pumpkins

Adults Drop-in You've probably played Jenga the game, but did you know the pieces can also fit together for a fun fall craft? Stop by the library to pick up your own grab and go kit!

  • 10/2410/28/22 @ MCPL Hatley

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Eat This, Not That! With Jill Patterson, RDN

Adults Join us for a free virtual presentation on developing strong nutrition habits (including some helpful tips for the holidays) with Registered Dietician Nutritionist Jill Patterson!

  • Attend Thu., 11/3/22, 6:307:30 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library during our Friends of MCPL sale and you just might find your next treasured item: a book, a movie or something else from the wide variety of materials available!

  • 11/211/5/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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Book Club: "The Kitchen Front" by Jennifer Ryan

Adults Join the library staff and other readers for a discussion of this historical fiction novel by Jennifer Ryan!

  • Tue., 11/8/22, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Book Club: "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle

Adults Visit the library for an engaging conversation about their book club pick of the month!

  • Tue., 11/8/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Glass Bottle Scarecrow Craft

Adults Registration Adults are invited to join us at the library for a fun evening of crafting as we make a scarecrow craft perfect for the fall season! Space is limited and registration is required.

  • Wed., 11/9/22, 45:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Dick Bong: America's Ace of Aces

Adults Join us at the library for a fascinating look at one of America's most-decorated fighter pilots, Dick Bong, who grew up in Wisconsin!

  • Thu., 11/10/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Newbery Medal Book Club: "Holes" by Louis Sachar

Adults Who says children's literature is just for children? Spark a sense of wonder, imagination and fun with a new book club in Rothschild to read and discuss Newbery Medal winners over the decades!

  • Thu., 11/10/22, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "The Sound of Gravel" by Ruth Wariner

Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff for a discussion of this compelling memoir!

  • Mon., 11/14/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers as they discuss this best-seller by Kristin Hannah!

  • Tue., 11/15/22, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Firekeeper's Daughter" by Angeline Boulley

Adults Join the library staff and fellow book lovers each month for a discussion of a variety of books - new and old, fiction and nonfiction!

  • Wed., 11/16/22, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "The Maid" by Nita Prose

Adults Visit the library for a discussion of this gripping mystery novel by Nita Prose!

  • Wed., 11/16/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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As the Page Turns Book Club
"Run, Rose, Run" by James Patterson & Dolly Parton

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers to discuss this novel by James Patterson and Dolly Parton! The group also meets on 11/21.

  • Thu., 11/17/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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Book Club: "The Giver of Stars" by Jojo Moyes

Adults Join us at the library to discuss this best-seller by Jojo Moyes!

  • Mon., 11/21/22, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Grab & Go Wooden Coasters

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library in November to pick up a fun, easy wooden coaster craft for adults!

  • 11/111/30/22 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book of the Month
"The Sentence" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up their Book-of-the-Month selection, along with some questions and comments to get you thinking about the novel!

  • 11/111/30/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Common Scams & Frauds

Adults Join us at the library for important information about avoiding common scams and fraud attempts, and what do you if you or someone you know falls victim to either one.

  • Thu., 12/1/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Thu., 12/8/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Mon., 1/9/23, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Mon., 1/9/23, 45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Landlord & Tenant Rights & Responsibilities in Wisconsin Law

Adults Whether you own rental property or you rent your own living space, the public is invited to a presentation and Q&A on landlord and tenant rights with a representative from DATCP.

  • Thu., 12/1/22, 6:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Common Scams & Frauds Targeting Seniors

Adults Seniors are welcome to join us for a program with the state Bureau of Consumer Protection about important information on frauds and scams that specifically target senior citizens.

  • Fri., 12/2/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Wed., 12/7/22, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • Mon., 1/9/23, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Identity Theft: Protect & Prevent

Adults Join us for a presentation from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection on ways to protect yourself against identity theft.

  • Fri., 12/2/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume

Adults Join fellow readers and the library staff for a discussion of Judy Blume's classic story!

  • Mon., 12/12/22, 5:456:45 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: "The Deal of a Lifetime" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Visit the library for an engaging conversation about their book club pick of the month!

  • Tue., 12/13/22, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers as they discuss this popular memoir by Tara Westover!

  • Tue., 12/13/22, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book of the Month
"The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay" by Kelly Harms

Adults Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up their Book-of-the-Month selection, along with some questions and comments to get you thinking about the novel!

  • 12/112/30/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Last Story of Mina Lee" by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Adults Join us at the library to discuss this gripping novel by Nancy Jooyoun Kim!

  • Mon., 1/23/23, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library during our Friends of MCPL sale and you just might find your next treasured item: a book, a movie or something else from the wide variety of materials available!

  • 2/12/4/23 @ MCPL Wausau

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