Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.–Mon., 8/31–9/2.

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Wisconsin CLICK for Babies Hat Collection

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.

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Needle Arts

All-Ages Drop-in Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies.

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CANCELED: Family Game Day

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

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TAG - Teen Advisory Group

Teens Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings monthly

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MCPL DIY
Watercolor Tile Art

Adults & Teens Drop-in Looking to add a splash of color to your home? Adults and Teens are welcome to join us at the library to create unique watercolor tile art!

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MCPL Movie Night
"The Public"

Adults & Teens Join us in the library for a free screening of a new film that takes place in a library! As always, BYOP (bring your own popcorn!)

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Craft Supply Swap Drop-Off Week

Adults & Teens Drop-in Drop off items to be swapped at our Craft Supply Swap and receive a ticket for early admission to the swap night on Sept. 26!

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Hobbies & Crafts Night

All-Ages Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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Passport Event

All-Ages Drop-in Residents of Athens and its surrounding communities will have a chance to apply for a U.S. passport locally during a special one-day-only application event!

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Homemade Journals & Notebooks

Adults & Teens Registration Journals and notebooks contain some of our most personal thoughts, and patrons will have the opportunity to make their own and also to personalize it with decorations!

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Coffee Filter Candy Corn

All-Ages Drop-in Get in the mood for fall by making a craft inspired by a traditional autumn treat - candy corn!

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MCPL DIY
Craft Felties!

Teens Drop-in Teens who can sew a stitch, and have even a little imagination, can create a feltie! (And if you can't sew a stitch, we'll show you how!)

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Craft Supply Swap Day

Adults & Teens Attend our free craft supply swap! Open to swap ticket holders at 5pm and to the general public at 6pm

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
"Fluid States" With Heidi Czerwiec

Adults & Teens Hear poet and essayist Heidi Czerwiec during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival, and bring your own work to share during an open mic session prior to Heidi's reading!

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The 2019 Central Wisconsin Book Festival

All-Ages The Central Wisconsin Book Festival returns for its third year to bring a wide variety of authors and artists to the Wausau area for readings, workshops and much more!

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Charles Hughes: Hidden Histories of Race in Pop Culture

Adults & Teens We're excited to welcome back to the Wausau area historian and author Charles Hughes to discuss the intersection of pop culture with issues of race!

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Hanif Abdurraqib: Readings From "A Fortune for Your Disaster"

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is thrilled that poet, essayist and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib will join us for one of our festival's headline events to read from his newest poetry collection.

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We Are Staying: A Family Memoir Reading With Jen Rubin

Adults & Teens Hear a fascinating, true tale with author Jen Rubin of a family, a business and a neighborhood during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival.

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CWBF Authors Panel: How (and Why) I Write

Adults & Teens Hear from three acclaimed authors about their writing methods and techniques, and why they do what they do, during this Central Wisconsin Book Festival panel discussion!

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Madison: 1969 With Stuart Levitan

Adults & Teens Whether you lived through the 1960s, or you're a history buff yearning to learn, join us for a talk about the scene in Wisconsin's capital city in the Sixties!

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A Conversation With Graphic Novelist Craig Thompson

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes writer and artist Craig Thompson back to his native Wisconsin to talk about his work - including a new series partly set in his native Marathon County!

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Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Reading & Reception

Adults & Teens Join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to hear poets from around the state read their work, including featured guest Bruce Dethlefsen!

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MCPL DIY
Yarn Weaving Decor

Adults & Teens As the autumn weather turns cooler and the leaves have changed, we are having a cozy DIY night at the Rothschild Library!

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Make Your Own Papel Picado

Kids & Teens Drop-in Celebrate the Mexican holiday of el Día de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead - by making decorative paper banners!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and much more! You're sure to find something at a great price and all proceeds benefit the library!

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National Game & Puzzle Week

All-Ages Drop-in Stop in to the library to play a variety of games and put together puzzles!

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