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LEGO blocks

LEGO® Block Party

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.
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YA for Adults: "The Wrath and the Dawn" by Renee Ahdieh

Thu., 5/5/16, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young adult novels are definitely not just for teens anymore! Join our YA librarian for a discussion of The Wrath and the Dawn. New members are always welcome! Call 715-261-7230 for more information. ... (read more)
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Celebrate Children's Book Week!

Sat., 5/7/16, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Help us celebrate Children's Book Week with local author Terry Gunderson Shulta, who will read from her new book, "I Am a Robot" about a nine-year-old boy who wakes one ... (read more)
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Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Sat., 5/7/16, 1:30pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring the whole family and join us for this relaxing afternoon of coloring in the Children's activity room. Coloring sheets and patterns will be available for all ages, or families ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Girl Who Chased the Moon" by Sarah Addison Allen

Mon., 5/9/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
The Marathon City Book Club is held the second Monday of each month. The book for May is "The Girl Who Chased the Moon" by Sarah Addison Allen. ... (read more)
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Make your own Zentangle art

Mon., 5/9/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join Edgar High School art teacher Monique Olson to learn the fun, relaxing and creative art of Zentangle, which is a way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf

Tue., 5/10/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf! ... (read more)
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Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

A question for you adults: When is the last time you picked up a coloring book without kids around? Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with ... (read more)
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It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Join us for a night of board games and card games throughout MCPL Wausau! We'll have some of the classics - Monopoly, decks of cards - but others are designed ... (read more)
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Glowing and Exploding Art!

Wed., 5/11/16, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens will have the opportunity to create their own exploding masterpiece! We will mix science and art to create something truly one of a kind. (Don't worry Mom ... (read more)
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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Book Club: "I Am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai

Thu., 5/12/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "I Am Malala" by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai! ... (read more)
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Friends of MCPL Book Sale!

Thu., 5/12/16, 5:00pm Sun., 5/15/16, 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by MCPL Wausau for our book sale hosted by the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library! We'll have a plethora of donated items and material withdrawn from our ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult

Thu., 5/12/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us as we discuss "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult. We're always happy to have new members, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Walk 'n' Talk Book Club

Do you like to discuss books and also to stay active? Join us for a "healthy" look at fiction and nonfiction with our new Walk 'n' Talk Book Club, when ... (read more)
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Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

Book Club: "Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby

Mon., 5/16/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us at the Mosinee Branch Library for a friendly, lively discussion of Nick Hornby's "Funny Girl." Set in 1960's London, the novel is an account of the adventures of ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Finding Jake" by Bryan Reardon

Mon., 5/16/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Stratford! The book we'll read and discuss for the month of May is "Finding Jake" by Bryan Reardon. ... (read more)
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Needle Arts Night

Interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, quilting or other needle-related crafts? People of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather together to work on your own projects and ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Intro to Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word isn't just for writing letters to family or friends. You can craft resumes and cover letters, even use templates to help get you started, make invitations and a ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Into The Free" by Julie Cantrell

Mon., 5/16/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Spencer! For the month of May, we'll read and discuss "Into The Free" by Julie Cantrell. ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson

Mon., 5/16/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for our monthly Women's Night Out Book Club! We'll read and discuss "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! Call 715-261-7230 for more information. ... (read more)
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Tween STEAM: Painting with Forces

Tue., 5/17/16, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens in grades 4 through 6 are invited to experiment with paint, the forces of gravity and magnetism in order to create a work of art! Tweens will have the ... (read more)
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History Speaks: Polio, Scourge of the 1950s and Beyond

Mon., 5/23/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Rick Lohr, a retired history teacher and world traveler, will tell the personal story of his sister's illness and trace the history of polio in Marathon County. Lohr will also speak about vaccines against the disease and tell stories from an immunization trip to India in 2004. ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck

Wed., 5/25/16, 12:00pm 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature book club for a lively discussion of Steinbeck's epic novel East of Eden, which is set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas ... (read more)
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Exercise Your Mind and Body: Adult Summer Reading Program

Tue., 5/31/16 Wed., 8/31/16 @ All MCPL Locations
Join us in an effort to exercise your mind and body during our adult Summer Reading Program! Simply sign up at any MCPL location and receive a log to track ... (read more)
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What's Bugging Your Plants?

Are you having trouble with your plants, trees or shrubs? Don't know what kind of insect or disease is attacking them, or what kind of plant or tree is growing ... (read more)
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YA for Adults: "Every Breath" by Ellie Marney

Thu., 6/2/16, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join our young adult librarian and discuss a popular teen novel! For the month of June, we'll be reading "Every Breath" by Ellie Marney. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

Sat., 6/4/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join MCPL as we celebrate World Oceans Day! The morning will begin with ocean-themed stories followed by a presentation by aquarium expert Darren Letner, who cares for the Phyllis Donner ... (read more)
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PAWS to Read

Children will have the opportunity to read to a friendly pooch as part of our Summer Library Program! Kids can practice and improve their literary skills by reading aloud to ... (read more)
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Crocheting 101

Having trouble reading a crochet pattern, double crocheting or keeping count of your stitches? Whether you are new to crochet or just need a refresher, Chris Gumz will be at ... (read more)
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Be Bear Aware

Tue., 6/7/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Pam Resech from the Wisconsin DNR's wildlife management department will discuss the unique adaptations that black bears have and how some of their traits are similar to that of humans. Resech will also have a bear mount and bear pelts on display.
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Friend Speed Dating

Tue., 6/7/16, 5:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Let's face it: Meeting new people and making new friends can be a challenge in any city or town. We want to help! ... (read more)
Activities Community Slp Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Teen Advisory Group

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a chance for teens to have a say in program decisions and volunteer at the library. TAG meetings are for members only, but teens can apply by completing the forms at www.mcpl.us/teenzone/tag.
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Wed., 6/8/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children and their families are invited to join us as we kickoff the Summer Library Program with this special story time! We'll read sports-themed books, offer some fun movement activities ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Internet Basics

Would you like to learn more about the World Wide Web and some of its many uses? Join us for a class on basic information about the internet and how ... (read more)
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Book Club: "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Go Set A Watchman" by Harper Lee

Thu., 6/9/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for our monthly book club where we will discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman," both by Harper Lee. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! Call 715-352-3155 for more information. ... (read more)
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Anime for Adults

Most people think that anime (Japanese animation) is for teens only, but there is plenty of anime geared for adult tastes and interests and you can join us to watch ... (read more)
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Book Club: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Thu., 6/9/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us as we discuss "All the Light we Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris and is blind by age six. Her father ... (read more)
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Family Yoga

MCPL's Family Yoga program is a great opportunity for families to learn and experience yoga together! Children and their parents are invited to this interactive class, led by a child-certified ... (read more)
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Dewey's Amazing Race

Mon., 6/13/16 Mon., 8/15/16 @ MCPL Wausau
Kids can visit our Wausau Headquarters every week throughout the summer to participate in Dewey's Amazing Race! A different activity or challenge will be offered each week, Monday through Sunday--can ... (read more)
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Book Club: "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mon., 6/13/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
The Marathon City Book Club is held the second Monday of each month. The book for June is "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick. Read the book and join us for a lively discussion. New members are always welcome! ... (read more)
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Invasion of the Purple Loosestrife!

Mon., 6/13/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Did you know you can enlist an army of beetles to combat the invasive purple loosestrife? Join Chris Hamerla, regional aquatic invasive species coordinator with the Golden Sands Resource ... (read more)
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Sweet Dreams Story Time

Mon., 6/13/16, 6:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Put on your PJs and join us for a summer evening family story time! Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend this special story time, which ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Tim Pletkovich: "Sons of the Civil War in WWII"

Mon., 6/13/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a presentation by author Tim Pletkovich as he shares stories from his book "Civil War Fathers: Sons of the Civil War in World War II." Pletkovich's book ... (read more)
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Tom Pease

Children and their families are invited to receive a great big "musical hug" from Tom Pease. Pease is a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist who encourages audience participation and singing ... (read more)
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Owls in Wisconsin

Tue., 6/14/16, 1:30pm 2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join MCPL for a fun and educational presentation on owls! Pam Resech, Senior Natural Resources Educator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will lead the presentation on these intriguing birds of prey that are mostly active at night. After a brief introduction about their unique adaptations, attendees will get to see a live eastern screech owl as well as mounts of other species that live in Wisconsin. Owl-themed crafts will also be ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Beginner's Goodbye" by Anne Tyler

Tue., 6/14/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Beginner's Goodbye" by Anne Tyler! Simply read the book and attend our monthly book club to discuss it. We're always open to new attendees! ... (read more)
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Jim Mitchell

Ready, Set, Read: The Magic of Jim Mitchell

Packed with fun, this show includes amazing magic that will captivate your attention! Attendees can expect traditional magic tricks, optical illusions and slight-of-hand, along with lots of audience participation (a ... (read more)
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The Soda Pups

Soda Pups Dog Show

Come meet Jack, Nancy and their amazing "Soda Pups!" Watch these trained Pomeranian dogs perform amazing tricks and obedience skills, including navigating an obstacle course and riding in a toy ... (read more)
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Summer STEAM: Binary Baubles

Wed., 6/15/16, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens are invited to learn about computer programming through this unplugged program! Tweens will work with American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and binary programming to understand the basics ... (read more)
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MCPL DIY: Herb Container Gardens [Part 1]

If you're interested in gardening but have limited space (or if you just want to add a little more flavor to your cooking), you'll want to attend this instructional and hands-on DIY program! ... (read more)
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Dan Kirk

The Juggler with the Yellow Shoes

Dan Kirk, aka "The Juggler with the Yellow Shoes," is a comic juggler who entertains audiences of all ages with his quick wit, silly stunts and impressive juggling. Join us ... (read more)
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Playground Games

Fri., 6/17/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us at the Boys and Girls Club for a variety of playground games! Library staff and Boys and Girls Club staff will lead children grades K-5 in learning active ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah

Mon., 6/20/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us as we get together to discuss "Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah! This book is about the lives of two sisters and how they survived and contributed to the ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Rosie Effect" by Graeme Simsion

Mon., 6/20/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join our monthly Mosinee Book Club to discuss the book "The Rosie Effect" by Graeme Simsion. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to read the book and join us! ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "Astonish Me" by Maggie Shipstead

Mon., 6/20/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for our monthly Women's Night Out Book Club! For the month of June, we'll be reading "Astonish Me" by Maggie Shipstead. ... (read more)
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Miller & Mike Show

Professionally-trained circus clowns Otis Miller and Mike Lorenz will thrill you with their juggling, hat manipulation and yo-yo tricks! The Miller & Mike Show will provide lots of opportunities for audience participation and will have children of all ages cracking up!
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Craft Day!

Join us for a day of crafts and activities related to the Summer Library Program theme "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read"! All crafts will be centered around sports, movement ... (read more)
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LGBT Pride Month Documentary & Discussion: "Out in the Night"

Tue., 6/21/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a screening of director Blair Dorosh-Walther's documentary from the acclaimed POV film series in observance of LGBT Pride Month! ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler

Wed., 6/22/16, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us as we discuss the book "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler. We're always happy to have new attendees, so feel free to read the book and join us! ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: Short stories of Alexander Pushkin

Wed., 6/22/16, 12:00pm 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature to discuss the short stories of Alexander Pushkin! Considered by many to be the founder of modern Russian literature, Pushkin pioneered the use of ... (read more)
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MasterBlender

Wed., 6/22/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are challenged to become the MasterBlender! Teens will use a variety of healthy (and not-so-healthy) ingredients to create a smoothie. The smoothies will then be assessed by our team ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Introduction to Gmail

Have you been wanting to create your own email account but don't know where to start? Let us help with our "Introduction to Gmail" class! Participants will create their own ... (read more)
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Sports Movie: "The Blind Side"

Fri., 6/24/16, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
By the time Michael Oher is in high school, he is homeless on the streets of Memphis. When he meets Leigh Anne Tuohy, Oher's whole life changes as he becomes ... (read more)
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MCPL DIY: Herb Container Gardens [Part 2]

Local chef Brian Fruend will teach participants how to cook with the herbs grown in their container garden at the Kitchen Garden Pavilion. Please note that only participants who attended Part 1 of this event may attend Part 2. ... (read more)
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Building Adventures

Children and their families are invited to build and create together with multiple types of building materials: Tinkertoys, Gears, LEGO and DUPLO blocks, wood blocks and other materials. This family-friendly ... (read more)
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A Week of Roald Dahl: Trivia Contest

Sun., 6/26/16 Fri., 7/1/16 @ MCPL Wausau
Show off your knowledge of Roald Dahl's books with our trivia contest! Answer 10 easy trivia questions and receive a free copy of "The BFG," the basis for the latest ... (read more)
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Spencer's Amazing Race (to the Library)

Mon., 6/27/16 Fri., 7/1/16 @ MCPL Spencer
Visit our Spencer Branch during the week of June 27th to get a set of clues that will lead you around the Village of Spencer! Look at our photo clues, ... (read more)
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Silly Science Spectacular

Join us for this zany and somewhat unconventional look at the wonderful world of science! Zany scientists will present silly homemade experiments to the delight of the audience, including showing ... (read more)
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Community Heroes - Ready, Set, Ride

Tue., 6/28/16, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for this special story time where we will get to hear from a Rothschild Police Officer! The officer will talk about his job and share some helpful tips ... (read more)
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A Week of Roald Dahl: "James and the Giant Peach"

Tue., 6/28/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join MCPL in celebrating the release of the movie version of "The BFG" by Roald Dahl! We will be showing movies based on Roald Dahl's books all week long, starting with "James and the Giant Peach" (PG). ... (read more)
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A Week of Roald Dahl: "Matilda"

Wed., 6/29/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join MCPL in celebrating the release of the movie version of "The BFG" by Roald Dahl! We will be showing movies based on Roald Dahl's books all week long. ... (read more)
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Earth, Music, Magic!

This event featuring performer Bill Kehl will showcase a collection of unique and authentic musical instruments from all over the world! Kehl will engage audiences through his performance, which incorporates ... (read more)
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A Week of Roald Dahl: "The Witches"

Thu., 6/30/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join MCPL in celebrating the release of the movie version of "The BFG" by Roald Dahl! We will be showing movies based on Roald Dahl's books all week. ... (read more)
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Craft Month!

During the month of July, we will offer a different craft each week related to our Summer Library Program theme of "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" Drop in during ... (read more)
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StoryWalk®

Sat., 7/2/16, 7:00am Thu., 7/14/16, 8:00pm @ Monk Botanical Gardens
Get outside and walk at the beautiful Monk Botanical Gardens while enjoying children's books related to gardening, nature, and animals! Children and their parents can walk the scenic Monk Botanical Gardens trails and read eight storybooks along the way. This innovative event encourages people of all ages to get out and walk while enjoying wonderful children's books. Families can also visit the Monk Botanical Gardens on July 9 and 10 for our StoryWalk Weekend, which will include exhibitors, a hands-on art-making activity provided by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and more. ... (read more)
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First Call...Reveille!

Tue., 7/5/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Join the Spencer Branch Library when Elmer Hayes, a Korean War Veteran from Stratford, presents this unique historical presentation that will combine a musical instrument with war history. Hayes will ... (read more)
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Creative Writing for Teens

Teens will have an opportunity to exercise their imagination and try creative writing! Our creative writing workshop focuses primarily on receiving creative feedback from a group of fellow writers. Teens will be encouraged to submit works to be read and critiqued by the rest of the group. In addition, writing prompts and short discussions of published pieces will be held to help facilitate the writing process. ... (read more)
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YA for Adults: "The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey

Thu., 7/7/16, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join our young adult librarian and discuss a popular teen novel! For the month of July, we'll be reading "The 5th Wave" by Rick Yancey. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Sports Movie: "A League of Their Own"

Fri., 7/8/16, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
With World War II looming, the threat of no baseball inspires Cubs owner Walter Harvey to persuade his fellow baseball owners to bankroll a baseball league for women. Sisters Kit and Dottie travel to Chicago to try out for a place on one of the teams and end up together on the Rockford Peaches. The Peaches, coached by a former home run king, are down-on-their-luck underdogs who just barely manage to qualify for the World Series. But with Dottie's husband returning from the war and Kit being traded to another team, will the Peaches be able to win? ... (read more)
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StoryWalk® Weekend

Join us at Monk Botanical Gardens for StoryWalk Weekend! Families can walk along the Monk Botanical Gardens' scenic trails and read eight different storybooks, as well as participate in activities related to each book's theme at the end of each trail. Families can also view local exhibitors and participate in a hands-on art-making activity provided by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum that will focus on "Rooster's Off to See the World" and other Eric Carle books and illustration techniques. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. ... (read more)
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Life-Sized Game Night for Teens

Mon., 7/11/16, 5:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens are invited to join us for some life-sized versions of their favorite family games! We'll have large versions of games like Jenga and Scrabble, along with a large maze ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Mon., 7/11/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
The Marathon City Book Club is held the second Monday of each month. The book for July is "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline

Tue., 7/12/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Hatley! For July, we'll read and discuss "Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Teen Journaling with a Twist

Tue., 7/12/16, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Teens: Join us and discover new ways to make journaling fun and creative! Participants will spend the afternoon creating their own personal journal by doodling, drawing, cutting and pasting. Free and open to teens only, with all supplies provided.
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Dewey's Amazing Race for Teens

Wed., 7/13/16, 1:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens, join us for Dewey's Amazing Race! Come with a partner or work alone. You'll be racing through the Dewey Decimal System, competing with (and against?) friends to answer Wisconsin ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals - Part 1

Do you ever feel like you're missing out on things because you don't have a Facebook account? Let us help you change that with our Facebook Fundamentals class! Participants will create a Facebook account (if they don't already have one) and learn how to perform basic functions within Facebook, such as completing your profile, adding pictures and sending friend requests. Part 2 of the class, which will expand upon what is taught in Part 1, will be held on July 27. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Joy for Beginners" by Erica Bauermeister

Thu., 7/14/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Edgar! We'll read and discuss "Joy for Beginners" by Eric Bauermeister for the month of July. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Oregon Trail" by Rinker Buck

Thu., 7/14/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us as we discuss "The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey" by Rinker Buck. Buck"s epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way -- ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Room" by Emma Donoghue

Mon., 7/18/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Room" by Emma Donoghue. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Heaven is For Real" by Todd Burpo

Mon., 7/18/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Mosinee! The book we'll read and discuss in July is "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Mon., 7/18/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for our monthly Women's Night Out Book Club! We'll read and discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Ken Lonnquist

Come watch this summer as Wisconsin Children's Performer of the Year Ken Lonnquist brings high-energy stories and songs to life! Lonnquist, along with singer-keyboardist Dave Adler, will sing about bike-riding ... (read more)
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Summer STEAM: Soda Experiments

Wed., 7/20/16, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Summer is the best time for an icy can of soda! But what happens if you add some bleach to your soda, or if you spill it on your greasy ... (read more)
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Vegetable Art!

Thu., 7/21/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Learn about vegetables at this fun and unique event! Children will learn the answer to such questions as "Why do we need to eat our vegetables?" and "How can you ... (read more)
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Sports Movie: "She's the Man"

Fri., 7/22/16, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Based on Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night," "She's the Man," features Viola, a smart mouthed high school soccer player. When her school cancels their girl's soccer team and her request to ... (read more)
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Anime Afternoon

Teens are invited to spend an afternoon watching anime. We will watch two to three different anime series from different genres, with exact titles to be decided at a later ... (read more)
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Personal Money Management: Money Management Strategies

Tue., 7/26/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
You work hard for your money - get tips to help make your money work harder and smarter for you! Reggie Jorgensen, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial, will present a seminar on general money management strategies as part of the Personal Money Management series at the Hatley Branch Library. Topics during this seminar will range from becoming an active money manager to teaching your child good money habits such as sharing, saving and spending. Tools and resources will be provided to help you on your journey. Free and open to the public, no registration required. ... (read more)
Community Money Management Small Business Social Issues Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Book Club: "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" by Thomas L. Friedman

Wed., 7/27/16, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly discussion of "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" by Thomas L. Friedman! We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Perennial Planting

Wed., 7/27/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join Janice Berry, volunteer with the UW-Extension Master Gardeners program, to learn all about perennials! Janice will be bringing soil and pots to demonstrate the best ways to plant and ... (read more)
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Moveable Me Story Time

Wed., 7/27/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children are invited to a story time during which they are encouraged to move around. We'll use songs and stories with movements written into them to keep the children active. Free and open to the public.
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Walloping Wonder Game Day

Wed., 7/27/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children and their families are invited to play some larger-than-life board games at our Edgar Branch! Attendees will have the opportunity to play over-sized versions of several popular games including Kerplunk, tic-tac-toe and Jenga!
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Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals - Part 2

If you're relatively new to Facebook or just want to explore all that the social network has to offer, join us for part 2 of our Facebook Fundamentals class! After ... (read more)
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History of the One-Room Schoolhouse

Tue., 8/2/16, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Join MCPL for a presentation focused on the history of the one-room schoolhouse! Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society will lead the presentation, which will explore the use ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! John Bascom and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea

Tue., 8/2/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Join us for an engaging lecture and author visit centered around the origins of the "Wisconsin Idea"! ... (read more)
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YA for Adults: "The Sin Eater's Daughter" by Melinda Salisbury

Thu., 8/4/16, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join our young adult librarian and discuss a popular teen novel! For the month of August, we'll be reading "The Sin Eater's Daughter" by Melinda Salisbury. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Sports Movie: "Miracle"

Fri., 8/5/16, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Soviet Union dominated Olympic ice hockey for decades until, during the height of the Cold War, the United States men's ice hockey team dethroned them at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in what became forever known as the "Miracle on Ice." "Miracle" tells the story of coach Herb Brooks' challenge of melding together a temperamental group of collegiate hockey players into a cohesive team able to defeat the Soviet juggernaut. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel

Mon., 8/8/16, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! The book for August is "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. ... (read more)
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Free Pool Day!

Tue., 8/9/16, 1:00pm 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Get out and have some fun in the sun! Children and their families can enjoy a FREE pool day by showing their library card at Wausau's outdoor pools and Marathon ... (read more)
Off-site Outdoor Recreation Slp Wausau Outdoor Pools Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.
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Book Club: "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

Tue., 8/9/16, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Hatle! For August, we'll read and discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima

Tue., 8/9/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
What started as a genealogy project for Dennis Blocker to learn more about his grandfather's WWII military service turned into a 15-year effort to research a little-known battle that occurred ... (read more)
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Relax with Aromatherapy for Teens

Wed., 8/10/16, 10:00am 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
This program will teach teens about the importance of relaxation in relation to one's health. Attendees will make aromatherapy foot soaks using Epsom salt and essential oils and will also ... (read more)
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Book Club: "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

Wed., 8/10/16, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Edgar! We'll read and discuss "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs for the month of August. We're always looking for new attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Book Club: B.Y.O. Book

Thu., 8/11/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
In August, our monthly book club members are encouraged to bring a book of their choice for a Bring Your Own Book Club! You'll get to share what you loved ... (read more)
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Book Club: "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Mon., 8/15/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. We're always happy to ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Mon., 8/15/16, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Mosinee! The book we're reading for the month of August is "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. We're always looking for more attendees, so feel free to join us! ... (read more)
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Personal Money Management: Preparing for Life Events

Tue., 8/16/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
You've heard the old saying "Life happens when you're making other plans." Join us for a seminar on making financial plans for life events! Reggie Jorgensen, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial, will present the seminar "Preparing for Life Events" as part of the Personal Money Management series at the Hatley Branch Library. Life's changes - marriage, sending kids to college, career changes, aging parents, retirement and collecting Social Security - all take preparation. In this seminar you will be provided with information and guidance to help you make sound decisions for the future. Free and open to the public, no registration required. ... (read more)
Community Money Management Social Issues Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.

Ninja Night

Tue., 8/16/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited to discover their inner ninja and help celebrate the close of the Summer Reading Club! We'll begin by reading a few ninja-related stories, followed by activities such ... (read more)
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library

Thu., 8/18/16, 6:30pm Fri., 8/19/16, 10:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Toddlers, preschoolers and children in kindergarten and first grade are invited to leave their favorite stuffed animal at the library for a special sleepover! Your friend will meet other stuffed animals and get to do fun activities including hearing stories, playing with toys learning all about the library! Kids will get to hear a bedtime story and tuck in their animals before leaving them at the library overnight. Pick-up will be the following day, August 19, between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., during which time children can hear all about their stuffed friend's fun night! The library will also have their own stuffed animal chaperons on-hand to ensure everyone has fun until the sun comes up! ... (read more)
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