Events


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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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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Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular

Join us for this comedic and somewhat unconventional look at the wonderful world of science! Kooky scientist Cletus Beaker will present silly experiments to the delight of the audience, including ... (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Knit Night

Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing! Our monthly Knit Night continues to have a dedicated following, but new knitters are always welcome! We provide the space and a selection of pattern books, you bring your own supplies. ... (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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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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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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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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MCPL Live! My Sister's Mother: War, Exile and Stalin's Siberia

Mon., 7/11/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an evening with author Donna Urbikas as she discusses her book "My Sister's Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile and Stalin's Siberia." ... (read more)
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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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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 3:00pm @ 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! Participants in this free class 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 this class will expand upon what is taught in Part 1. ... (read more)
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Needle Arts Nights

Interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, quilting or other needle related crafts? People of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather with others for creating and socializing. Bring ... (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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MCPL DIY: Thumb Tack Paper Lantern

Join us to create a unique "shade" for candles, mason jars and other receptacles using paper and thumb tacks! We'll show you how to draw a design on your shade ... (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 co-sponsored by the Monk Botanical Gardens! A representative from the gardens will be on-hand to teach children about veggies, why we ... (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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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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Building Adventures

Sat., 7/23/16, 1:30pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
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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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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Anime Afternoon

Are you a teenage fan of anime or interested in seeing what it's all about? Spend an afternoon watching anime at MCPL! Titles that will be screened include "Blood Lad," ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: "A Long Day's Journey Into Night"

Wed., 7/27/16, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature book club to discuss Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical drama "Long Days Journey into Night." ... (read more)
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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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MCPL Live! Wisconsin Author CeCelia Zorn

Thu., 7/28/16, 5:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an evening with Eau Claire author CeCelia Zorn as she reads from her novel "Angels Don't Get Tattoos" about a 16-year-old with end-stage cancer who expects to die peacefully. Instead, she collides with family, friends, societal isolation, her aching heart, and a brutal secret from her past. ... (read more)
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Summer Canning Series

Learn how to can your garden vegetables in these presentations by Jackie Carattini, family living agent for Marathon County UW-Extension! ... (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
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. Starring Kurt Russell and Patricia Clarkson. ... (read more)
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Anime for Adults

Tue., 8/9/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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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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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Library Learning: Intro to Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word isn't just for writing letters to family or friends. You can also craft resumes, cover letters, make signs, invitations and a range of other options! During this class, ... (read more)
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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

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! ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

Wed., 8/24/16, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature for a lively, friendly discussion of the classic novel "Heart of Darkness," which also was the basis for the classic film "Apocalypse Now." ... (read more)
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Teen Art: Dot Mosaics

Thu., 8/25/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens are invited to the library for an evening of paper art! Attendees will use small multi-colored paper dots to create decorative mosaics and will have the option of filling ... (read more)
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Missing Threads: The Story of the Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act

Thu., 8/25/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a film that documents an important chapter in Wisconsin's state and Native American history! ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! "Going for Wisconsin Gold" with Jesse Garcia

Mon., 8/29/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
After the Summer Olympics wrap up in Brazil, join author and award-winning sportscaster Jesse Garcia to hear stories of state Olympians from her new book "Going for Wisconsin Gold," published in August by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. ... (read more)
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