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Grab & Go
Fiber Arts Kits

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library in July to pick up a kit of supplies and instructions to create your own fiber arts project at home!

  • 7/17/31/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Dragon Eggs

Adults Drop-in Kids shouldn't have all the fun when it comes to crafts! Adults are encouraged to pick up a craft kit to create their own version of a dragon egg. Available for curbside pickup at the library.

  • 7/67/31/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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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., 7/9/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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purple felt gnome craft

Grab & Go
Make Your Own Lavender Gnome

Adults & Teens Registration Drop-in Craft a lavender-scented gnome, with all supplies provided in a kit that you can conveniently pick up curbside or by appointment!

  • 7/137/17/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Virtual Book Club: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Attend a lively, virtual discussion of the library's book club pick for the month of July!

  • Mon., 7/13/20, 5:456:45 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?" by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

Adults Join the library Book Club in July for a virtual chat about this book by Lisa Scottoline!

  • Tue., 7/14/20, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Virtual Book Club: "The Winner" by David Baldacci

Adults Take part in a lively, virtual 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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CANCELED: Women's Night Out
"The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

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

  • CANCELED: Mon., 7/20/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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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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Needle Arts

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

  • Tue., 7/28/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Tue., 8/11/20, 25 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Virtual Book Club: "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner

Adults Join us to discuss this riveting novel by Jennifer Weiner from the comfort and safety of home!

  • Wed., 7/29/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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beef steaks on a grill

CANCELED: Hot Off the Grill

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 8/4/20, 10–11 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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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., 8/5/20, 34:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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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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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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Virtual Book Club: "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin

Adults Take part in a lively, virtual 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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MCPL 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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Virtual Book Club: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

Adults Join us virtually to discuss this best-selling memoir by Michelle Obama from the comfort and safety of home!

  • Wed., 8/26/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Healthy Living for Your Mind & Body

Adults Learn different tips for staying healthy during this free talk!

  • Tue., 9/1/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Drop-in Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the Honor Flight in October!

  • 9/19/30/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Adults Stop by the library on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a featured selection for their book club, including Du Maurier's novel in September.

  • Tue., 9/8/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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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!

  • Thu., 9/10/20, 24 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Wed., 9/16/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • Thu., 9/24/20, 57 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich

Adults Stop by the library and to discuss the latest novel by best-selling author Louise Erdrich!

  • Thu., 9/10/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Fiber Arts Fashion Show

Adults Drop-in See various fiber arts items on display during this afternoon showcase!

  • Tue., 9/22/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a fun and lively discussion about a variety of books!

  • Wed., 9/23/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman!

  • Mon., 9/28/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson

Adults & Teens Join us in October at the library book club to discuss what has been called a perfect work of unnerving terror.

  • Thu., 10/8/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Book Club: The Witch Elm by Tana French

Adults Stop by the library in October to discuss Tana French's 2018 suspenseful novel with other book lovers!

  • Tue., 10/13/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Write Your Truth: Coping With Trauma & Mental Health Through Words

Adults Join us in Rothschild for writing programs exploring creative nonfiction, including ways to write about difficult topics and trauma.

  • Thu., 10/15/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Something in the Water" by Catherine Steadman

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our October book club selection, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman!

  • Mon., 10/19/20, 12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book Club: "The Wife Between US" by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a fun and lively discussion! In October, we'll discuss the this thrilling novel about tangled love triangle.

  • Wed., 10/28/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann

Adults The second Tuesday of each month, book club participants discuss a featured selection. For November, it's David Grann's true-crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon."

  • Tue., 11/10/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Book Club: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Adults Join us at the library to discuss Gilbert's sweeping novel with a group of like-minded book lovers!

  • Thu., 11/12/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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