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child reading to a dog

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
fossils

Colossal Fossils

Colossal Fossils, a Wisconsin non-profit, will share its large collection of fossils and fossil replicas during this hands-on presentation for children of all ages! The program also will share local prehistory and locations throughout Wisconsin where fossils may be found.
Slp Hands-on Learning Nature Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
scientific paraphernalia

Tween Science

Thu., 7/24/14, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to learn about chemical reactions while watching some crazy and awesome science experiments, including a few they can try on their own!
Slp Science Rothschild Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
tree in a field

Literary Elements: Nature

Thu., 7/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
This summer, adults are encouraged to read books from a variety of themes, and then meet at the library to discuss their selections. July's theme is "Nature." For reading suggestions, visit our Adult Book Lists webpage.
Slp Book Club Nature Literary Elements Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
LEGO blocks

Family LEGO® Club

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
Slp Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
Wisconsin Valley Fair logo

Visit our booth at the fair!

Tue., 7/29/14 Sun., 8/3/14 @ Wisconsin Valley Fair
Library staff and volunteers will be at the Wisconsin Valley Fair throughout the week at a display booth filled with information about the library and activities for all fairgoers of all ages! The booth will be staffed noon through 8pm throughout the week.
Off-site Slp Wisconsin Valley Fair Children Adults | Add to your calendar.
puppy made of poms

Pom Pom Pups

Tue., 7/29/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can design their very own puppy made of large poms! Choose a color and pet accessories, and name your pup! All supplies provided.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
Kourtney Heintz

Be a Productive Part-Time Writer

Thu., 7/31/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and blogger Kourtney Heintz will share tips and techniques on becoming a productive writer while maintaining a day job. Heintz, a former management consultant, wrote two novels while working full time, and will teach you how to set reasonable deadlines with clear goals. ... (read more)
Slp Author Visit Writing Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
fantasy space creatures

Sci-Fi Saturday: "The Dark Crystal"

Sat., 8/2/14, 2:00pm 3:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Watch a free sci-fi movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 93 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
Slp Movie Sci-fi Saturday Wausau Adults Children | Add to your calendar.
children swimming

Pool Party

Tue., 8/5/14, 1:00pm 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Bring your library card for free admission to any Wausau-area outdoor public swimming pool. One card is good for the whole family! ... (read more)
Slp Off-site Wausau Outdoor Pools Children Teens | Add to your calendar.
robot

Robot Rampage

Tue., 8/5/14, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens (grades 3-5) can create their own "robots" using recyclable materials! All necessary supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring recyclable materials of your own (cans, jars, wire, cardboard tubes, etc.).
Slp Crafts Marathon City Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
teens

TAG Meeting

Make a difference at the library! Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a great volunteer opportunity for students in grades six through twelve. Members help select materials for the teen collection, assist with events, write reviews, create displays and help with other projects.
Volunteer Tag Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
tiny artworks

Tiny Treasures and STAMP Exhibits

Wed., 8/6/14 Fri., 9/26/14 @ MCPL Wausau
Visit the library to view a special exhibit of tiny works of art created by members of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA)! Approximately 400 "tiny treasures" no larger than 2.5" x 3.5" will be on display throughout the second floor. ... (read more)
Art Tiny Treasures Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
craft supplies

Craft Day!

Children and their families or caregivers are invited to the library for science-themed arts and crafts! All supplies will be provided.
Slp Crafts Athens Children | Add to your calendar.
B.C. Kowalski

Author Visit: B. C. Kowalski

Sat., 8/9/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and journalist B. C. Kowalski, of Stevens Point, recently self-published his first novel, a science fiction book called "Robot Awareness." Join us as Kowalski reads excerpts from his book and discusses his writing process and self-publishing experiences.
Author Visit Writing Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Book Club: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

Mon., 8/11/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a discussion of "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro

Book Club: "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro

Tue., 8/12/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
dial-gauge canner

Free Canner Safety Test

Tue., 8/12/14, 4:30pm 6:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Planning to use your dial-gauge canner this season? Make sure you have it tested for safety! Jackie Carattini, family living agent with the UW-Extension of Marathon County, will be available to test your dial-gauge canner lids. ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
sci-fi space characters

Read & View: "Ender's Game"

Tue., 8/12/14, 6:00pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor (PG-13 | 114 min.), followed by a brief discussion of "Ender's Game," the book on which the movie was based. (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
Slp Movie Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
canned food

Introduction to Canning and Food Preservation

Tue., 8/12/14, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Jackie Carattini, family living agent with the UW-Extension of Marathon County, will provide an overview of canning procedures and the science behind them. Registration requested: 715-446-3537. ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton

Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club

Wed., 8/13/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Kiss the Dead" from the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Thu., 8/14/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
computer code

Hour of Code

Thu., 8/14/14, 3:00pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! This program is based on the national Hour of Code initiative.
Slp Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Children Tweens Teens | Add to your calendar.

Creating Tiny Treasures

Thu., 8/14/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Members of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association will share their techniques for creating Tiny Treasures – original artwork created on 2.5" x 3.5" surfaces. Then, participants will have the opportunity to create their own tiny treasure using a variety of art supplies. All materials will be provided. ... (read more)
Art Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
fireman burning books

Sci-Fi Saturday: "Fahrenheit 451"

Sat., 8/16/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Watch a free sci-fi movie on the library's third floor! (Unrated | 112 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
Slp Movie Sci-fi Saturday Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Book Club: "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Mon., 8/18/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Women's Book Club: "The Things That Keep Us Here" by Carla Buckley

Mon., 8/18/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Things That Keep Us Here" by Carla Buckley. ... (read more)
Book Club Womens Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
child reading

Summer Readers Party

Wed., 8/20/14, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to join us for a party at the end of this year's Summer Library Program! Children can share some of the things they read and did this summer, and there will be crafts and activities, including making pet toys for the Humane Society of Marathon County.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Creating Tiny Treasures

Sat., 8/23/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Members of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association will share their techniques for creating Tiny Treasures – original artwork created on 2.5" x 3.5" surfaces. Then, participants will have the opportunity to create their own tiny treasure using a variety of art supplies. All materials will be provided. ... (read more)
Art Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
books

Find your next book on Facebook!

Mon., 8/25/14, 4:00pm 7:00pm @ Facebook (Online)
Tell us the last two books you've read, and we'll recommend which book you should read next! To participate, visit www.mcpl.us/fynb during the event, select "Write Post," and provide the titles and authors of two books. Our readers advisory wizards at the Reference Desk will do the rest!
Readers Advisory Online Adults | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 8/26/14, 9:30am 10:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, meteorologist for WAOW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is a children's event; join us at 10:30am for the adult version. Note: This event formerly was scheduled for 7/22.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 8/26/14, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, meteorologist for WAOW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is an adult event; join us at 9:30am for the children's version. Note: This event formerly was scheduled for 7/22.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Book Club: "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan

Wed., 8/27/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
bracelets

Back to School Bracelet Making

Thu., 8/28/14, 2:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to visit the library and create the perfect back to school accessory: the bracelet! There will be plenty of opportunities to experiment with a wide variety of bracelet-making supplies.
Crafts Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
laboratory equipment

Literary Elements: Science

Thu., 8/28/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
This summer, adults are encouraged to read books from a variety of themes, and then meet at the library to discuss their selections. August's theme is "Science." For reading suggestions, visit our Adult Book Lists webpage.
Slp Book Club Science Literary Elements Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
knitting supplies

Knit Night

Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing. The library will provide pattern books and other resources, along with some knitting supplies, but knitters are invited to bring their own supplies as well. ... (read more)
Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Club: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Mon., 9/8/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
syringe

Flu Clinic

Tue., 9/9/14, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Patrons six months and older can get their flu shots at the library courtesy of the Aspirus VNA Home Health program. Aspirus can bill Medicaid, Medicare and most commercial insurance plans. The cost is $40 for those who wish to pay cash. No appointments necessary.
Health Spencer Adults Children | Add to your calendar.
Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer

Book Club: "Home Song" by LaVyrle Spencer

Tue., 9/9/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "Home Song" by LaVyrle Spencer. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
children learning

Exploration Station: S.T.E.A.M.

Wed., 9/10/14, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Wausau
S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Stations will occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month and will be repeated the following Saturday. 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! ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club

Wed., 9/10/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Butler by Wil Haygood

"The Butler" by Wil Haygood

Thu., 9/11/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of "The Butler" by Wil Haygood! ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Book Club: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

Thu., 9/11/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. ... (read more)
Book Club Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Book Club: "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton

Mon., 9/15/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a discussion of "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton! ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
stepping stones

Memories, Rituals and Stepping-Stones

Mon., 9/15/14, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Share your traditions and memorable experiences while working together as a family to create a beautiful keepsake stepping-stone! Bring special or meaningful items to put in your stone. All other supplies will be provided. This will be our first Family Fun Night for the school year! ... (read more)
Crafts Family Fun Night Edgar Children | Add to your calendar.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Book Club: "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline! ... (read more)
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Women's Book Club: "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin

Mon., 9/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin. ... (read more)
Book Club Womens Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
CommUNITY Fest logo

Visit us at CommUNITY Fest!

Sat., 9/20/14, 9:30am 3:00pm @ Marathon Park
NEW! Library staff and volunteers will be at United Way's annual community festival offering information about the library and providing arts & crafts and other hands-on activities for children!
Off-site Crafts Marathon Park Children | Add to your calendar.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Wed., 9/24/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
antiques

What's It Worth? An Antiques Appraisal Roadshow

Sun., 9/28/14, 1:30pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise items such as toys, clocks, lamps, costume jewelry, vintage photographs and glassware. The cost will be $10 per item. Call 715-261-7234 to register (required) or for additional information.
Antiques Wausau Adults Seniors | Add to your calendar.
Bright With Silver by Kathrene Pinkerton

"Bright With Silver" by Kathrene Pinkerton

Thu., 10/9/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of "Bright With Silver," a history of the Fromm Bros. fox farm in Hamburg, Wisconsin! ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
Atonement by Ian McEwan

Book Club: "Atonement" by Ian McEwan

Thu., 10/9/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "Atonement" by Ian McEwan. ... (read more)
Book Club Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book Club: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern

Mon., 10/13/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a discussion of "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly

Book Club: "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly

Mon., 10/20/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a discussion of "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly! ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Book Club: "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck

Mon., 10/20/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Cannery Row," the classic tale by John Steinbeck! ... (read more)
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Women's Book Club: "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor

Mon., 10/20/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor. ... (read more)
Book Club Womens Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Book Club: "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

Wed., 10/22/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Book Club: "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck

Thu., 10/23/14, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Cannery Row," the classic tale by John Steinbeck! ... (read more)
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Book Club: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

Mon., 11/10/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Book Club: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

Tue., 11/11/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendk

Book Club: "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Mon., 11/17/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philipp Sendker! ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Round House by Louise Erdich

Book Club: "The Round House" by Louise Erdich

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Round House" by Louise Erdich! ... (read more)
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
Whered You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Women's Book Club: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple

Mon., 11/17/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. ... (read more)
Book Club Womens Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith

Book Club: "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith

Wed., 11/19/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling).
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Book Club: "The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci

Mon., 12/8/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci! ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

Book Club: "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans

Tue., 12/9/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans

Book Club: "A Winter Dream" by Richard Paul Evans

Thu., 12/11/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a friendly discussion of "A Winter Dream" by Richard Paul Evans! ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

Book Club: "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry

Mon., 12/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Gift of the Magi," a classic tale by O. Henry! ... (read more)
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

Book Club: "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry

Thu., 12/18/14, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Gift of the Magi," a classic tale by O. Henry! ... (read more)
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.


child reading to a dog

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
fossils

Colossal Fossils

Colossal Fossils, a Wisconsin non-profit, will share its large collection of fossils and fossil replicas during this hands-on presentation for children of all ages! The program also will share local prehistory and locations throughout Wisconsin where fossils may be found.
Slp Hands-on Learning Nature Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
scientific paraphernalia

Tween Science

Thu., 7/24/14, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to learn about chemical reactions while watching some crazy and awesome science experiments, including a few they can try on their own!
Slp Science Rothschild Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
tree in a field

Literary Elements: Nature

Thu., 7/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
This summer, adults are encouraged to read books from a variety of themes, and then meet at the library to discuss their selections. July's theme is "Nature." For reading suggestions, visit our Adult Book Lists webpage.
Slp Book Club Nature Literary Elements Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
LEGO blocks

Family LEGO® Club

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
Slp Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
Wisconsin Valley Fair logo

Visit our booth at the fair!

Tue., 7/29/14 Sun., 8/3/14 @ Wisconsin Valley Fair
Library staff and volunteers will be at the Wisconsin Valley Fair throughout the week at a display booth filled with information about the library and activities for all fairgoers of all ages! The booth will be staffed noon through 8pm throughout the week.
Off-site Slp Wisconsin Valley Fair Children Adults | Add to your calendar.
puppy made of poms

Pom Pom Pups

Tue., 7/29/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can design their very own puppy made of large poms! Choose a color and pet accessories, and name your pup! All supplies provided.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
Kourtney Heintz

Be a Productive Part-Time Writer

Thu., 7/31/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and blogger Kourtney Heintz will share tips and techniques on becoming a productive writer while maintaining a day job. Heintz, a former management consultant, wrote two novels while working full time, and will teach you how to set reasonable deadlines with clear goals. ... (read more)
Slp Author Visit Writing Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
fantasy space creatures

Sci-Fi Saturday: "The Dark Crystal"

Sat., 8/2/14, 2:00pm 3:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Watch a free sci-fi movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 93 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
Slp Movie Sci-fi Saturday Wausau Adults Children | Add to your calendar.
children swimming

Pool Party

Tue., 8/5/14, 1:00pm 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Bring your library card for free admission to any Wausau-area outdoor public swimming pool. One card is good for the whole family! ... (read more)
Slp Off-site Wausau Outdoor Pools Children Teens | Add to your calendar.
robot

Robot Rampage

Tue., 8/5/14, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens (grades 3-5) can create their own "robots" using recyclable materials! All necessary supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring recyclable materials of your own (cans, jars, wire, cardboard tubes, etc.).
Slp Crafts Marathon City Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
teens

TAG Meeting

Make a difference at the library! Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a great volunteer opportunity for students in grades six through twelve. Members help select materials for the teen collection, assist with events, write reviews, create displays and help with other projects.
Volunteer Tag Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
tiny artworks

Tiny Treasures and STAMP Exhibits

Wed., 8/6/14 Fri., 9/26/14 @ MCPL Wausau
Visit the library to view a special exhibit of tiny works of art created by members of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA)! Approximately 400 "tiny treasures" no larger than 2.5" x 3.5" will be on display throughout the second floor. ... (read more)
Art Tiny Treasures Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
craft supplies

Craft Day!

Children and their families or caregivers are invited to the library for science-themed arts and crafts! All supplies will be provided.
Slp Crafts Athens Children | Add to your calendar.
B.C. Kowalski

Author Visit: B. C. Kowalski

Sat., 8/9/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and journalist B. C. Kowalski, of Stevens Point, recently self-published his first novel, a science fiction book called "Robot Awareness." Join us as Kowalski reads excerpts from his book and discusses his writing process and self-publishing experiences.
Author Visit Writing Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Book Club: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

Mon., 8/11/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a discussion of "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro

Book Club: "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro

Tue., 8/12/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
dial-gauge canner

Free Canner Safety Test

Tue., 8/12/14, 4:30pm 6:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Planning to use your dial-gauge canner this season? Make sure you have it tested for safety! Jackie Carattini, family living agent with the UW-Extension of Marathon County, will be available to test your dial-gauge canner lids. ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
sci-fi space characters

Read & View: "Ender's Game"

Tue., 8/12/14, 6:00pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor (PG-13 | 114 min.), followed by a brief discussion of "Ender's Game," the book on which the movie was based. (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
Slp Movie Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
canned food

Introduction to Canning and Food Preservation

Tue., 8/12/14, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Jackie Carattini, family living agent with the UW-Extension of Marathon County, will provide an overview of canning procedures and the science behind them. Registration requested: 715-446-3537. ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton

Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club

Wed., 8/13/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Kiss the Dead" from the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Thu., 8/14/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
computer code

Hour of Code

Thu., 8/14/14, 3:00pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! This program is based on the national Hour of Code initiative.
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Creating Tiny Treasures

Thu., 8/14/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Members of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association will share their techniques for creating Tiny Treasures – original artwork created on 2.5" x 3.5" surfaces. Then, participants will have the opportunity to create their own tiny treasure using a variety of art supplies. All materials will be provided. ... (read more)
Art Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
fireman burning books

Sci-Fi Saturday: "Fahrenheit 451"

Sat., 8/16/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Watch a free sci-fi movie on the library's third floor! (Unrated | 112 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
Slp Movie Sci-fi Saturday Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Book Club: "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Mon., 8/18/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Women's Book Club: "The Things That Keep Us Here" by Carla Buckley

Mon., 8/18/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Things That Keep Us Here" by Carla Buckley. ... (read more)
Book Club Womens Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
child reading

Summer Readers Party

Wed., 8/20/14, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to join us for a party at the end of this year's Summer Library Program! Children can share some of the things they read and did this summer, and there will be crafts and activities, including making pet toys for the Humane Society of Marathon County.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Creating Tiny Treasures

Sat., 8/23/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Members of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association will share their techniques for creating Tiny Treasures – original artwork created on 2.5" x 3.5" surfaces. Then, participants will have the opportunity to create their own tiny treasure using a variety of art supplies. All materials will be provided. ... (read more)
Art Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
books

Find your next book on Facebook!

Mon., 8/25/14, 4:00pm 7:00pm @ Facebook (Online)
Tell us the last two books you've read, and we'll recommend which book you should read next! To participate, visit www.mcpl.us/fynb during the event, select "Write Post," and provide the titles and authors of two books. Our readers advisory wizards at the Reference Desk will do the rest!
Readers Advisory Online Adults | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 8/26/14, 9:30am 10:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, meteorologist for WAOW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is a children's event; join us at 10:30am for the adult version. Note: This event formerly was scheduled for 7/22.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 8/26/14, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, meteorologist for WAOW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is an adult event; join us at 9:30am for the children's version. Note: This event formerly was scheduled for 7/22.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Book Club: "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan

Wed., 8/27/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
bracelets

Back to School Bracelet Making

Thu., 8/28/14, 2:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to visit the library and create the perfect back to school accessory: the bracelet! There will be plenty of opportunities to experiment with a wide variety of bracelet-making supplies.
Crafts Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
laboratory equipment

Literary Elements: Science

Thu., 8/28/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
This summer, adults are encouraged to read books from a variety of themes, and then meet at the library to discuss their selections. August's theme is "Science." For reading suggestions, visit our Adult Book Lists webpage.
Slp Book Club Science Literary Elements Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
knitting supplies

Knit Night

Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing. The library will provide pattern books and other resources, along with some knitting supplies, but knitters are invited to bring their own supplies as well. ... (read more)
Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Club: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Mon., 9/8/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
syringe

Flu Clinic

Tue., 9/9/14, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Patrons six months and older can get their flu shots at the library courtesy of the Aspirus VNA Home Health program. Aspirus can bill Medicaid, Medicare and most commercial insurance plans. The cost is $40 for those who wish to pay cash. No appointments necessary.
Health Spencer Adults Children | Add to your calendar.
Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer

Book Club: "Home Song" by LaVyrle Spencer

Tue., 9/9/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "Home Song" by LaVyrle Spencer. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
children learning

Exploration Station: S.T.E.A.M.

Wed., 9/10/14, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Wausau
S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Stations will occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month and will be repeated the following Saturday. 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! ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club

Wed., 9/10/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon! ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Butler by Wil Haygood

"The Butler" by Wil Haygood

Thu., 9/11/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of "The Butler" by Wil Haygood! ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Book Club: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

Thu., 9/11/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. ... (read more)
Book Club Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.

Teen Movie Night

Sun., 9/14/14, 6:00pm Thu., 8/20/15, 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Book Club: "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton

Mon., 9/15/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a discussion of "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton! ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
stepping stones

Memories, Rituals and Stepping-Stones

Mon., 9/15/14, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Share your traditions and memorable experiences while working together as a family to create a beautiful keepsake stepping-stone! Bring special or meaningful items to put in your stone. All other supplies will be provided. This will be our first Family Fun Night for the school year! ... (read more)
Crafts Family Fun Night Edgar Children | Add to your calendar.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Book Club: "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline! ... (read more)
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Women's Book Club: "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin

Mon., 9/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin. ... (read more)
Book Club Womens Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
CommUNITY Fest logo

Visit us at CommUNITY Fest!

Sat., 9/20/14, 9:30am 3:00pm @ Marathon Park
NEW! Library staff and volunteers will be at United Way's annual community festival offering information about the library and providing arts & crafts and other hands-on activities for children!
Off-site Crafts Marathon Park Children | Add to your calendar.