All-Ages Drop-in MCPL Marathon City in conjunction with the Marathon City Heritage Center is sponsoring an essay contest, "Marathon Memories." The entries should focus on the writer's memories and connections to the Village of Marathon. Entries due by May 31, 2019.
All-Ages Drop-in All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2019 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Kids & Adults To prepare for our annual Summer Library Program, MCPL-Wausau will be taking a story time break. Our summer session starts June 8!
Kids & Adults Join us as we meet and celebrate our Hatley EMT heroes!
Adults Adults are invited to a craft event at the library just for them as we create pull string art!
Adults Join us for a special presentation that explores what day-to-day life is like for a Muslim woman living in central Wisconsin!
Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of May, we'll read and discuss this novel, about an eccentric loner who meets two other isolated individuals and forms friendships with them.
Adults & Teens Learn about human trafficking, and how the topic hits home in central Wisconsin, during this informative event!
Adults Have you ever come across plants or berries during a walk and wondered if they were safe to eat? Learn all about foraging for those and other wild edibles during this event!
Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our monthly book club pick!
Adults & Teens Join us for a creative evening at the library where we will teach you the basics of making your very own natural beauty products for hair, skin and body.
Adults Poetry and literature lovers are invited to join us for a special celebration marking the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman! Attendees are especially encouraged to bring a favorite Whitman poem to share with the group!
- Mon., 6/3/19, 2–4pm @ MCPL Wausau
- Tue., 6/11/19, 5–7pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Wed., 6/19/19, 10:30am–12:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Wed., 6/19/19, 4:30–6:30pm @ MCPL Marathon City
- Sat., 8/24/19, 9–11am @ MCPL Hatley
- Tue., 8/27/19, 1–3pm @ MCPL Mosinee
- Thu., 9/5/19, 5:30–7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
- Mon., 9/16/19, 5–7pm @ MCPL Edgar
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Adults Rick Lohr shares a personal story about polio's impact on his family within the context of the disease and vaccines in Marathon County.
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a World War II rescue mission that caused a trio of U.S. military personnel to crash-land on New Guinea.
Adults If you enjoy spending time with children in the garden and are looking for some new ideas on how to spark a child's interest in horticulture, please join us for Gardening with Kids.
Adults Stop by the library to discuss Kao Kalia Yang's beloved memoir of a Hmong family's balance between their past and future.
Adults Learn more from the Alzheimer's Association about healthy aging tips and the research behind it! Part of a series with the Association.
Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of this 2018 spellbinding novel of memory, murder and the consequences of addiction!
Adults Stop by the library to create a unique gift for your dad or grandpa (or someone else's) ahead of Father's Day!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about the deadliest fire in American history - and it happened in Wisconsin!
Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of Sloan's 2017 novel!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!
Adults Create your own artistic renderings of the night sky!
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 Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of Kate Quinn's WWII novel!
Adults Learn about the health benefits of dairy and how milk gets from the farm to your kitchen table!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about one of the greatest historical fiction books ever written!
Adults Join us for a presentation with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia specifically aimed at those who help care for someone with the disease.
Adults Get engaged with a group discussion of Carol Oates' searing family drama.
Adults Join us for a presentation on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association.
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about three African-American women who contributed to some of NASA's greatest missions.
Adults Join us for an engaging discussion of Paulsen's book, about a 15-year-old boy forced to survive in the wilderness.
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of bestselling author Peter Heller's new novel. New people are always welcome!
Adults Stop by the library to take part in an interesting discussion of a wide variety of books, including Sullivan's WWII tale!
All-Ages Learn about various UFO sightings that happened in Wisconsin!
Adults Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes and more during this free informational presentation!
All-Ages To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us to watch footage of the event as it happened!
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.
Adults Learn about various diseases that can affect trees and plants in your yard!
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.
Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of Martin's 2018 novel!
Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of this best-selling 2018 novel!
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 Turn your dreams into reality at the library and enjoy an evening viewing the sky full of stars!
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.
Children Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling book by Jodi Picoult!
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 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!
Adults Join us for a presentation by a representative from the Wisconsin Beef Council on the health benefits of including beef in a Mediterranean diet!
Kids & Adults Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. In partnership with the Family Resource Center.
Adults Go beyond the book and learn more about the world around you with Stratford's Nonfiction@Night book club! September's discussion will revolve around the Great Lakes!
Adults All are welcome to attend the Marathon City book club! Interesting discussions over a variety of books, including Harper Lee's recently discovered novel!
Adults Learn how to create a beautiful piece of art with just a few simple supplies, including flowers!
Adults Join the library Book Club in September to discuss this beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle!
Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with friendly folks in Stratford!
Adults Calling all gardeners! Join us at the library and learn about preparing your plots for winter bring other gardening questions, too!
Adults Join us at the library and learn how to make a decorative canoe ornament using birch bark, thread, and sticks. Makes a great gift or a unique decoration for your home!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion about a teen girl and her family, who move to Alaska after her father returns from the Vietnam War.
Adults & Teens Attend our free craft supply swap! Open to swap ticket holders at 5pm and to the general public at 6pm
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their social prospects.
Adults Join the library Book Club in October to discuss this best-seller by Robert Galbraith!
Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of October!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a woman who receives a letter regarding a large inheritance only to realize that something strange is afoot.
Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling novel by Tayari Jones!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this book, about a mother and daughter reconnecting with one another in adulthood.
All-Ages Make decorative glass magnets in autumn designs!
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the legendary brothers who invented modern flight!
Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of November!
Adults Join the library Book Club in November to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a teen girl and her family, who move to Alaska after her father returns from the Vietnam War.
Adults Join us for a lively discussion of this best-selling book, about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel in 1920s Russia.
Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library in November when we discuss Backman's 2017 novel!
Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about introverts and the advantages they can have in society.
Adults Attend a lively discussion at the library book club's pick for the month of December!
Adults Join the library Book Club in December to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!
Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a couple who decides to skip Christmas and go on a Caribbean cruise, only to face backlash from friends and neighbors.