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Book Club: “Wonder”

Sep 24, 2014 11am - Noon

Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild
Book Club: “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on September 24 at the Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild.

For more information, call 715-359-6208.


Women’s Night Out Book Club:” The Aviator’s Wife”

Sep 15, 2014 6:30pm - 8pm

Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Headquarters, 300 North First St, Wausau
Women’s Night Out Book Club:” The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin, 6:30-8:00 p.m. on September 15 at the Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Headquarters, 300 North First St, Wausau.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Book Club: “Orphan Train”

Sep 15, 2014 6:30pm - 8pm

Marathon County Public Library Spencer Branch, 105 South Park St, Spencer
Book Club: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline, 6:30-8:00 p.m. on September 15 at the Marathon County Public Library Spencer Branch, 105 South Park St, Spencer.

For more information, call 715-659-3996.


Book Club: “The Forgotten Garden”

Sep 15, 2014 1pm - 2pm

Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Avenue, Stratford
Book Club: “The Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton, 1:00-2:00 p.m. on September 15 at the Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Avenue, Stratford.

For more information, call 715-687-4420.


Book Club: “The Snow Child”

Sep 11, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Marathon County Public Library - Athens Branch, 221 Caroline Street, Athens
Book Club: “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey, 6:30-7:30 p.m on September 11 at the Marathon County Public Library - Athens Branch, 221 Caroline Street, Athens.

For more information, call 715-257-7292.


Book Club: “The Butler”

Sep 11, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Edgar Branch, 224 South Third Avenue, Edgar
Book Club: “The Butler” by Wil Haygood, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on September 11 at the Marathon County Public Library Edgar Branch, 224 South Third Avenue, Edgar.

For more information, call 715-352-3155.


Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club: “Outlander”

Sep 10, 2014 6:30pm - 8pm

Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Headquarters, 300 North First St, Wausau
Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club: “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon, 6:30-8:00 p.m. on September 10 at the Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Headquarters, 300 North First St, Wausau.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Book Club: “Home Song”

Sep 9, 2014 2pm - 3pm

Marathon County Public Library Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Avenue, Hatley
Book Club: “Home Song” by LaVyrle Spencer, 2:00-3:00 p.m. on September 9 at the Marathon County Public Library Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Avenue, Hatley.

For more information, call 715-446-3537.


Book Club: “The Fault in Our Stars”

Sep 8, 2014 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Marathon County Public Library Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington Street, Marathon City
Book Club: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, 5:45-7:45 p.m. on September 8 at the Marathon County Public Library Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington Street, Marathon City.

For more information, call 715-443-2775.


S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Stations

Sep 10, 2014 - Aug 15, 2015 2nd Wednesday and Saturday of Each Month at 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Stations will occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month and will be repeated the following Saturday. S.T.E.A.M. begins in September 2014 and runs until August 2015, with a break for the month of June 2015. Hands-on activities focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics will be provided for kids so that they can learn, discover, create and have fun. Starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-261-7230.
*Note: Story times scheduled for the second Wednesday and the following Saturday at MCPL Wausau will include S.T.E.A.M.-related stories and activities.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.



Hour of Code

Oct 7, 2014 - Jun 2, 2015 First Tuesday of Each Month at 3:45pm

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! Free, and open to tweens only. First Tuesday of every month, with no meeting on September 2 since that is the first day of school. This event starts at 3:45 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Tween Club

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) will participate in a variety of crafts and activities each month, along with learning about new books and technology. Meets every third Tuesday starting in October. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to tweens.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Book Babies

Sep 1, 2014 - Sep 7, 2015 Monday at 9:45am & 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Features 20 minutes of “lap sit” story time. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may attend, but please be aware that this program is designed to meet the developmental needs of younger children. Board books, songs, puppets and other activities are used to enhance your child’s vocabulary and motor skills. For children from birth to 23 months old.

MCPL Wausau: Mondays, 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 27, 2014 - Sep 23, 2015 Every Wednesday at 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library in Mosinee
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-693-2144.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 21, 2014 - Sep 24, 2015 Every Thursday at 10am

Marathon County Public Library in Hatley
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-446-3537.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 22, 2014 - Sep 25, 2015 Every Friday at 9:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Knit Night Event

Sep 4, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014 6:30pm

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to Knit Night on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The library will provide pattern books and some knitting supplies, but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies.
List of Knit Nights for fall:
September 4
October 2
November 6
December 4

The first Knit Night will occur on September 4 and recurs monthly on the first Thursday until December 4. Knit Night provides an opportunity for knitters to socialize while knitting, and learn from one another since the group is open to all levels of experience. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Back to School Bracelets

Aug 28, 2014 2:30pm

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Teens are invited to create the perfect back to school accessory: the bracelet! This teen-only event starts at 2:30 p.m. on August 28, at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau.
Teens are encouraged to create different bracelets based on the directions provided. There will be plenty of opportunities to create a unique bracelet with the wide variety of bracelet making supplies.
This event is free and open to teens only. All supplies are provided.

For more information, call 715-261-7230


Registration for Adult Reading Program and Summer Book Club

Jun 1, 2014 - Aug 28, 2014 Library Hours

Marathon Co. Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Registration for the Adult Reading Program and Summer Book Club kicks off on June 1. Participants can register at the Wausau headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau , starting June 1 and receive a free gift. At the end of each month, participants can meet and share their books with each other during a discussion at the Wausau headquarters. Adults are encouraged to read science-related fiction and non-fiction books in June, July, and August. The first meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters. June’s theme is Alkali Metals, such as sodium and potassium, which are essential for our diets if ingested in moderation. Read a fiction book with cooking as part of the plot, or non-fiction work such as cookbooks, diet books or books written by or about chefs. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-261-7230 or email the library at news@mcpl.us.

715-261-7230