Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.-Mon., 5/27-5/29.

Adult Services


Bi-monthly meeting to walk and discuss a variety of books. Mid-May through September.
More events in this series (8). » Book Club Health Outdoor Recreation Hatley Adults

Wed., 5/31/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Jason Foth, EMT with the Spencer Fire Department, will demonstrate CPR care and guide the audience through some hands-on basics.
Health Hands-on Activities Spencer Adults

Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize! Free, must bring your own supplies.
More events in this series (5). » Activities Community Crafts Wausau Adults

Thu., 6/1/17, 7pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Parents are invited to learn about which social media platforms teens are currently using, how those app are being used, the dangers of cyberbullying and more during this free presentation.
Slp Social Issues Technology Wausau Adults Teens

Tue., 6/6/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Wood County Master Gardener Margie Austin will offer advice on how to get the most out of your flower and vegetable gardens at this informative event. Free and open the public.
Gardening Nature Spencer Adults

Tue., 6/6/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adults are invited to make painted rock garden markers and bottle cap flower stakes at our Rothschild Branch! Free, all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Slp Gardening Nature Rothschild Adults

Thu., 6/8/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join our Edgar Branch's monthly book club in July to discuss the novel "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova!
Book Club Slp Edgar Adults

Adults are invited to watch apocalypse-themed anime series "Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)," "Black Bullet" and "No. 6" at MCPL Wausau!
More events in this series (1). » Movie Slp Wausau Adults

Wisconsin's 2017-2018 Poet Laureate Karla Huston is the featured guest for our monthly poetry night. Open readings for the first hour, followed by readings from Huston and broader discussion of poetry.
More events in this series (2). » Author Visit Poetry Wausau Adults

Thu., 6/8/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Learn how to turn your summer harvest into delicious jams and jellies during this introductory presentation at MCPL Mosinee Branch!
Gardening Food Slp Mosinee Adults

Sun., 6/11/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
The adventures at Camp North Star, led by Bill Murray in his first film! Part of our Summer Camp Sundays series. (1979|94 min.|Rated PG)
Movie Slp Wausau Adults

Mon., 6/12/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Visit our Marathon City Branch in June for a discussion of the novel "The Pure Gold Baby" by Margaret Drabble!
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Tue., 6/13/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
The Hatley Book Club will read and discuss "Founding Mothers" by Cokie Roberts in the month of June.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
More events in this series (2). » Art Hands-on Activities Slp Rothschild Adults

Bring your family and friends, or come in by yourself and meet some new people, and try out some of the games the library has to offer.
More events in this series (5). » Games Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
More events in this series (2). » Games Slp Rothschild Adults Children Tweens Teens Grades K 5

Mon., 6/19/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recounts her upbringing and career.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Mon., 6/19/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us at our Stratford Branch in June for a discussion of the novel "Everyone Brave is Forgiven" by Chris Cleave.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (3). » Activities Community Crafts Slp Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Mon., 6/19/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
In 1885, a frontiersman and his crew set off on an expedition into the newly-acquired Alaskan territory, unsure of what they will face once there.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Tue., 6/20/17, 2pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Learn how to browse and download any of thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for free (with a library card) to any device - computer, tablet or smartphone! Registration required, call 715-359-6208 to sign up or for more info.
E-books Hands-on Learning Technology Slp Rothschild Adults

Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.
More events in this series (6). » Activities Crafts Marathon City Adults

Thu., 6/22/17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Marathon County Sheriff's Department staff will demonstrate how their drone works and explain some of its uses.
Technology Spencer Adults

Sun., 6/25/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Two 12-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness as a violent storm brews.(2012|94 min.|Rated PG-13)
Movie Slp Wausau Adults

Tue., 6/27/17, 10am - 11am @ MCPL Spencer
The newly-crowned Alice in Dairyland will visit our Spencer Branch with interactive activities to get folks excited about agriculture in Wisconsin!
Farming Activities Community Slp Spencer Children Teens Adults

Wed., 6/28/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
The only midwife in a small 1880s Colorado mining town is suspected of murdering an infant.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Wed., 6/28/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Thu., 6/29/17, 5:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Free screening of the adaptation of the best-selling novel about a grieving man who receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."
Movie Wausau Adults

Sun., 7/9/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
A group of underdog kids discover their beloved summer camp has been sold to a crazy fitness fanatic who's determined to make their lives miserable.(1995|100 min.|Rated PG)
Movie Slp Wausau Adults

Mon., 7/10/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Visit our Marathon City Branch in July for a discussion of the novel "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell.
Book Club Slp Marathon City Adults

Jackie Carattini, family living agent with Marathon County UW-Extension, will give a free introductory lesson on pickling cucumbers, dilly beans and more!
Food Gardening Slp Spencer Adults

Tue., 7/11/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn about the history of railroading in Marathon County with Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society. Free and no registration required.
History Local History Slp Spencer Adults

Tue., 7/11/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
A series of summer house fires exposes deep social faults in the hometown of Frankie Rowley in "The Arsonist" by Sue Miller.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Visit MCPL Wausau and try to escape from the library's escape room! The clock is ticking and the pressure is on...can you get out in time?
More events in this series (1). » Activities Slp Wausau Adults Teens

Thu., 7/13/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join our Edgar Branch's monthly book club in June to discuss "My Beloved World" by US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor!
Book Club Slp Edgar Adults

Mon., 7/17/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a discussion of "The Nest," about an affluent dysfunctional family bickers as they get closer to losing their joint trust fund.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Mon., 7/17/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Book club discussion of a novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Tue., 7/18/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Portage County author and farmer Stacy Martin will read from her new book "One with Nature, One with Love" and discuss her approach to small-scale food production.
Author Visit Farming Small Business Wausau Adults

Sun., 7/23/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Comedy about parents who think their teen is a lesbian and send her to gay reparative therapy camp.(1999|85 min.|Rated R)
Movie Social Issues Slp Wausau Adults

Wed., 7/26/17 - Tue., 8/22/17 @ MCPL Edgar
Learn about different ways you can give back to the community in Edgar and beyond! Free and open to the public.
Community Slp Charity Edgar Adults Children Preschool

Wed., 7/26/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
A young woman becomes an aristocrat's second wife but finds his home and the estate's staff to be haunted by the memory of his first wife, Rebecca.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Wed., 7/26/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Edgar
Meet a Marathon County Sheriff's Department Deputy and his K9 partner at our Edgar Branch!
Animals Community Slp Edgar Adults Children Preschool

Tue., 8/1/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn about popular Village of Spencer saloons and businesses of days gone by during this presentation by local historian Ronald Draeger!
History Community Slp Local History Spencer Adults

Mon., 8/7/17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
A variety of board games available for adults. Free and no registration required.
Games Athens Adults

Tue., 8/8/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us at our Hatley Branch in August for a discussion of "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," about a widowed book store owner who must take care of a toddler abandoned in the store.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Thu., 8/10/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join our Edgar Branch's monthly book club in August to discuss "The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey" by Rinker Buck!
Book Club Slp Edgar Adults

Thu., 8/10/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Learn how to turn your fresh, ripe tomatoes into salsa during this free introductory presentation at MCPL Mosinee Branch!
Gardening Food Slp Mosinee Adults

Mon., 8/14/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A flower-pounding program using fresh flowers and leaves to make colorful prints on watercolor paper. Free and some supplies provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own flowers and leaves.
Art Crafts Mosinee Adults

Mon., 8/14/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Visit our Marathon City Branch in August for a discussion of the novel "Washington Square" by Henry James!
Book Club Slp Marathon City Adults

NEW! Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a document in Word. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 to sign up or for more information.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

Tue., 8/15/17, 2pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Learn how to make a Facebook profile, send friend requests, like, comment and more during part one of this two-part course. Free and open to adults.
Hands-on Learning Library Learning Technology Slp Rothschild Adults

Tue., 8/15/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Techniques for preserving apples with UW-Extension's Jackie Carattini. Free and no registration required.
Food Hatley Adults

Tue., 8/15/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Pam Resech of the George W. Mead Wildlife Area shares info about native plants of central Wisconsin, including some you could plant in your yard!
Gardening Nature Wausau Adults

Mon., 8/21/17, 11am - 1:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Safely watch the solar eclipse outside with pin-hole viewers (weather permitting). Free and all supplies provided.
Science Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A 16 year-old girl witnesses a shocking crime in the English countryside that challenges what she knows about her family.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at our Stratford Branch! The book we'll read and discuss for the month of August is "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler.
Book Club Slp Stratford Adults

Mon., 8/21/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! The Women's Night Out book club will discuss Mitch Albom's epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. No registration required and new members always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Tue., 8/22/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A special evening with Wisconsin's own bestselling author Nickolas Butler reading from his new novel "The Hearts of Men." Q&A and signing to follow.
Author Visit Wausau Adults

Wed., 8/23/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "The Nest," about an affluent dysfunctional family bickers as they get closer to losing their joint trust fund.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Hands-on Learning Crafts Slp Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

NEW! Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

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