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, and knitters are invited to bring their own supplies. ... (read more)
Mon., 7/6/15, 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free classic movie and bring your popcorn! Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father ... (read more)
Families, please join us for an evening family story time this summer. Children can wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed toy. No registration required.
Environmental educator David Stokes shares stories and songs about nature's biggest, fastest, strongest and smelliest animals. With his infectious enthusiasm, humor and live animals, all ages will be captivated. Free and open to the public.
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.
Wed., 7/8/15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to the library and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! This interactive program, presented by Tasha Beestman of the Alzheimer's Association's Greater ... (read more)
Children can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to the well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin. Preschool children who are not yet reading can tell stories ... (read more)
Thu., 7/9/15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young adult (YA) literature isn't just for teens! Adults are invited to join our YA librarian for discussions of popular teen novels from the last couple of years. July's book will be Marissa Meyer's "Cinder."
Fri., 7/10/15, 1:30pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library to create cards and decorate other projects with a variety of stamps and stickers. All materials and supplies will be provided.
Sat., 7/11/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to meet our local heroes: Deputy Cory S. Gladden and his dog Radar from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, K-9 Unit. With Radar's help, ... (read more)
Stop by the library to watch a selection of talks from the TED lecture series! Twice each month, we'll show a variety of informative, entertaining talks either related to a ... (read more)
Lynn and Rob Halbrook (aka Professor Marvel) present a fun, fast-paced magical show focusing on superheroes in books and the hero in each one of us. Children of all ages will not want to miss this exciting, interactive show.
Tue., 7/14/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 7/14/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and Tweens: Would you like to make a difference in a young child's life? Please join us to create some really cool bracelets that we can donate ... (read more)
Thu., 7/16/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
By now everyone has seen the thrift store landscapes where an artist has added something new to the picture. Teens are invited to alter a picture book to add ... (read more)
Mon., 7/20/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out Book Club for a lively discussion of Malcolm Gladwell's book "The Tipping Point: How little things can make a big difference." In this bestselling ... (read more)
Children of all ages are invited to join us to create art and craft projects with a hero theme. This is a drop-in activity. All supplies are provided. Free and open to the public.
Tue., 7/21/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Masks are used to hide your identity – whether you are a thief, a superhero, a villain or partygoer. Often we wear masks to hide who we truly are. ... (read more)
Wed., 7/22/15, 12:00pm – 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Wed., 7/22/15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to MCPL Wausau and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! Lisa Siewert, lecturer and chairs assistant at UW-Marathon County, will share scientific ... (read more)
Joins us for summer themed Lego club. Children and caregivers are invited to collaborate in creating a superhero's lair using Lego bricks and building pieces. All creations will be displayed in the Children's Department until the next Lego club.
Thu., 7/23/15, 4:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to join us for a summer of superhero movies! Join us for back-to-back screenings of "Thor" and "Thor: Dark World." "Thor" will begin at 4:00pm followed immediately by "Thor: The Dark World" at 6:00pm. ... (read more)
Thu., 7/23/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to make a variety of washi tape crafts! Children can use this decorative masking tape to decorate magnets, pencils, bookmarks and other materials. All supplies and materials will be provided.
Do you love comic books? Through our Summer Library Program theme of heroes and superheroes, MCPL Wausau is starting a discussion group for fans of comics and graphic novels. The ... (read more)
Fri., 7/24/15, 1:00pm – 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Hercules" in the children's aquarium room for a special hero matinee! "Hercules" is 93 minutes long and rated G. The movie is about ... (read more)
Sat., 7/25/15, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to build and create together with blocks, tinker toys and other materials. This family-friendly program involves hands-on, open-ended exploration. All materials will be provided. It is free and open to the public.
Mon., 7/27/15, 2:00pm – 4:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a classic matinee, and bring your popcorn! C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their ... (read more)
Children and their families are invited to receive a great big "musical hug" from Tom Pease. Tom is a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist. This family-friendly program is free and open to the public.
Sun., 8/2/15, 1:30pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Antiques expert Mark Moran is coming back to MCPL Wausau! Moran has more than three decades of experience buying and selling antiques and is coming to the library to appraise your antiques - and this time with no registration fees! There is a limit of one appraisal per person and registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information. ... (read more)
Thu., 8/6/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Who is the mightiest superhero of them all? Can Batman defeat Superman or anyone else? Would the Incredible Hulk crush all competition? This is your chance to present "evidence" in ... (read more)
Thu., 8/6/15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young adult (YA) literature isn't just for teens! Adults are invited to join our YA librarian for discussions of popular teen novels from the last couple of years. August's book will be "These Broken Stars" by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.
Sat., 8/8/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Families and children are invited to hear stories and create art together using all kinds of dots and other circular materials. All materials will be provided; free and open to the public.
Mon., 8/10/15, 2:00pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free classic movie and bring your popcorn! "The Red Shoes" is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever ... (read more)
Tue., 8/11/15, 1:00pm – 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Family members are invited to swim at Wausau's outdoor pools for free with a library card, thanks to a partnership with Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. One card is good for the entire family.
Tue., 8/11/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an interactive musical lecture on the history of the Negro spiritual! Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush will guide the audience through the development of the Spiritual with a capella ... (read more)
Wed., 8/12/15, 12:00pm – 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to MCPL Wausau and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! Mark Treinen, executive editor of Daily Herald Media, will provide a behind-the-scenes ... (read more)
Wed., 8/12/15, 1:00pm – 2:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Children and families are invited to watch "Big Hero 6" in the children's aquarium room. This event will take the place of "Monsters vs Aliens." The film is rated PG and is 102 minutes long.
Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens! Design a book bag or a journal, and learn what being grateful really means. Get inspired by some positive quotes, and think about the things for which you are ... (read more)
Sat., 8/15/15, 10:30am – 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the everyday hero within you at this congratulatory party for our summer readers. We'll have stories, art and craft projects, games, building materials, and other projects for you. We ... (read more)
Mon., 8/17/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out book club for a lively discussion of "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey." After losing the 1912 presidential election, Roosevelt and his ... (read more)
Thu., 8/20/15, 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Marathon County elementary school librarians, administraion and teachers will be invited to MCPL in Wausau to meet the public library's youth services staff. Educators will learn about what the public library can do to support their information literacy needs.
Thu., 8/20/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Turn something old - a bottle, can or vase - into something new by creating a rope vase! We'll show you how to create a textured vase using different colors ... (read more)
Mon., 8/24/15, 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free classic movie and bring your popcorn (and for this one, your tissues too)! "Make Way for Tomorrow" is director Leo McCarey's enormously moving depiction of ... (read more)