Adults

Bob Schulz and the Frisco Jazz Band in Concert

Where
McMillan Library Fine Arts Center

Bob Schulz is one of America’s best traditional jazz cornet players. Bob returns to his home state with the Frisco Jazz Band for a special concert at McMillan Memorial Library.  Enjoy one of the finest traditional jazz bands as they perform a vast array of selections from jazz legends ranging from Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Muggsy Spanier, Turk Murphy, to Eddie Condon.

"Godspeed" with Nickolas Butler

Where
Fine Arts Center

The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes internationally known, bestselling author - and one of Wisconsin's own - Nickolas Butler to the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids!

Butler will join us to read from his most recent, riveting novel "Godspeed," about three construction workers who get entangled in a dangerous plan to finish a project against an impossible deadline. Butler is the author of four novels and one collection of short stories, he's received many awards at home and abroad, starting with his debut novel "Shotgun Lovesongs."

Wisconsin Jazz Orchestra in Concert

When (Date)
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Where
McMillan Memorial Library

The Wisconsin Jazz Orchestra will be in concert at McMillan Library's newly redesigned Fine Arts Center on Thursday March 10th at 7:30 pm. 

The sixteen piece ensemble will play music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Thad Jones, along with contemporary composers from Wisconsin and beyond. The band members are professional musicians from Central and Northeast Wisconsin.

This will be McMillan's first concert since March 2020 and the first since the theater was redesigned. It now has new seats and improved handicapped accessibility.  

George Felty in Concert

Where
Fine Arts Center

George Felty in Concert

Playing Timeless Christmas Favorites

Join us for an afternoon of classic Christmas piano music played by renowned organist George Felty. Felty is the Organist at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ – Wausau, and the Dean of the Wisconsin River Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

 

Community Event - Puzzle Swap

Where
McMillan Library's Commons Area

This is your chance to exchange jigsaw puzzles you have already put together and no longer need with new to you puzzles. We ask that any puzzles you bring in for exchange have all pieces included. Also, to make it less likely that puzzle pieces get mixed up, please place the pieces of each puzzle into a zip top bag inside the original box. Space in the Library Commons area will be set aside for these three days for the puzzle swap. 

McMillan Book Club

Where
McCourt Room

Join us in the McCourt room for a friendly get together as we discuss a new title every month!

 

Books will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Service Desk. Audiobooks and E-books are available through the Libby app.

Tabletop Game Gather

Where
All-Purpose Room

Join us for a day of tabletop gaming!

Drop in anytime and choose from our massive tabletop game collection. Learn to play a new game or play an old favorite.

We will have a selection of games ready to go and some game enthusiasts to show you the ropes. Play games – meet gamers.

All ages welcome.

Red Cross Blood Drive

When (Date)
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Where
McMillan Library All Purpose Room

The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive that is open to the public.  You can save up to 3 lives just by donating blood.  Adults and teens 16 and over are eligible to donate.  Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to register for an appointment between 12:00pm and 5:00pm.  You can also drop by to see if there are any openings to donate.  Face coverings are optional for donors.  Thank you for saving lives!