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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)
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teen silhouette

Suicide Prevention for Teens

Thu., 9/18/14, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Debi Traeder, from Prevent Suicide Marathon County, will meet with teens to discuss suicide prevention, depression and mental health issues. Teens will be encouraged to bring questions and learn how to help friends through difficult times.
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CommUNITY Fest logo

Visit us at CommUNITY Fest!

Sat., 9/20/14, 9:30am 3:00pm @ Marathon Park
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!
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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.
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LEGO projects

LEGO-Palooza!

Tue., 9/23/14, 5:30pm 8:10pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited for an evening full of LEGO® activities! Kids can create LEGO art using stamp pads and LEGO blocks, build and race LEGO balloon cars, and create a mask of their favorite LEGO character. Then at 6:30pm, we'll show The LEGO Movie in the story room. (Rated PG | 100 min.)
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Teen Movie Night: "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"

Thu., 9/25/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free showing of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" on the library's third floor! (PG-13| 130 min.) (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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cows

Moo, Who?

Sat., 9/27/14, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a special Family Story Time as we take a whimsical look at cows through stories, rhymes, riddles, information and activities. We'll laugh, learn and fall in love (all over again) with our state's official domestic animal!
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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 715-261-7230 to register (required) or for additional information.
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books

Book Sale

Thu., 10/2/14 Sun., 10/5/14 @ MCPL Wausau
Hundreds of gently-used books are available for low prices! Your purchases help support the library. The book sale will be open: Thu., 10/2, 5:00-8:00pm (Friends only); Fri., 10/3, 9:30am-4:30pm; Sat., 10/4, 9:30am-4:30pm; Sun., 10/5, 1:00-4:00pm (Bag Sale). ... (read more)
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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)
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Coraline

Spooky Sunday: "Coraline"

Sun., 10/5/14, 1:30pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! We will be watching "Coraline" (PG | 100 min.) based on the young adult novel by Neil Gaiman. (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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Ilsa Bick

Author Visit: Ilsa J. Bick

Tue., 10/7/14, 7:00pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Meet Ilsa J. Bick, an award-winning Wisconsin author of short stories and novels for teens and adults! She will be reading from her latest books, signing copies of her books, and discussing how she became a writer. Teens are especially encouraged to read one of her books and come prepared with questions! ... (read more)
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S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Station

Hands-on learning activities for children ages 3-5! S.T.E.A.M. programs are specially focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. ... (read more)
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Star Wars Reads Day

Sat., 10/11/14, 10:30am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
http://www.mcpl.us/events?event_id=1261
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Secret Life, Secret Death

Film & Discussion: "Secret Life, Secret Death"

Sat., 10/11/14, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a screening of "Secret Life, Secret Death," an award-winning independent film that highlights the true story of a young mother who fell into crime in Chicago during the Roaring Twenties and later ran a shady hotel in Wisconsin during the Great Depression. A discussion with Genevieve Davis, the film's director/writer/producer, will follow. (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
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The Haunting

Spooky Sunday: "The Haunting"

Sun., 10/12/14, 1:30pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! We will be watching "The Haunting" (PG-13 | 113 min.) based on "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson. (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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planets

Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

Mon., 10/13/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, will share a slideshow and video footage about the size and scale of the universe, stars and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. After the presentation, the audience will venture outside to view celestial objects in the night sky.
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teen books

Teen Read Week Trivia

Tue., 10/14/14, 7:30pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to compete in a friendly, team-based trivia contest based on young adult literature!
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romantic couple

A Night of Romance (Writers)

Thu., 10/16/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a roundtable discussion with members of the Wisconsin chapter of Romance Writers of America as they discuss the craft of writing romance novels. Featured authors include Renee Wildes, Lyn Cote, Amy Sandas, Helen Johannes, Steve Mitchell and others. ... (read more)
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edible bugs

Eating Bugs?!?

Thu., 10/16/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Calling all teens! On World Food Day, stop by the library to learn about some unusual and natural sources of food – especially bugs! We will be video chatting with Patrick Liesch, an entomologist from UW-Madison's Insect Diagnostic Lab, and Six Foods, a company founded by three women who produce cricket flour based snacks.
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gross things

Grossology!

Thu., 10/16/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to discover all the gross things the human body does and explore these functions and fluids with hands-on activities! Children will make fake scabs, learn about mucus and create their own "snot," and explore other gross science. This event is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival.
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fossils

Colossal Fossils

Sat., 10/18/14, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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.
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The Mothman Prophecies

Spooky Sunday: "The Mothman Prophecies"

Sun., 10/19/14, 1:30pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! We will be watching "The Mothman Prophecies" (PG-13 | 119 min.) loosely based on the book by John Keel. (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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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)
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tweens

Tween Club

Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to make new friends and discover the latest books, technology, art and writing techniques, helpful library resources and more! ... (read more)
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Muppets Most Wanted

Children's Matinee: "Muppets Most Wanted"

Children and their families are invited to a free movie – "Muppets Most Wanted" – on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 107 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Children's Matinee: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"

Children and their families are invited to a free movie – "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" – on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 92 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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books

Make a Difference Day

Local celebrities will share their love of books by reading some of their favorite stories to children at 10am and 11am! Free books will be distributed to children six years of age and younger after each reading session. ... (read more)
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lumberjack

Wausau Films: "The Lumberjack"

Sat., 10/25/14, 3:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a screening of "The Lumberjack" (1914), the oldest film shot in Wisconsin that still exists in its original, complete form. Cast with Wausau locals, this 16-minute silent film tells a romantic story set against the backdrop of the city's lumber mills. Musician Dan Larson will provide accompaniment and the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research staff will discuss its restoration. ... (read more)
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I am Legend

Spooky Sunday: "I am Legend"

Sun., 10/26/14, 1:30pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! We will be watching "I am Legend" (PG-13 | 101 min.) based on the novel by Richard Matheson. (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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Warm Bodies

Teen Movie Night: "Warm Bodies"

Thu., 10/30/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free showing of "Warm Bodies" on the library's third floor! (PG-13| 98 min.) (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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Native American dreamcatcher

Celebrate Native American Heritage

Sat., 11/8/14, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Help us celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the American Indian Resource Center! Native American stories and legends will be shared as well as authentic music and dancing. Participants will have an opportunity to learn Indian dance steps and create an authentic dreamcatcher. This is a family-friendly event open to all ages.
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open pit mine

Documentary & Discussion: Wisconsin's Mining Standoff

Sat., 11/8/14, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Produced and directed by Milwaukee-based 371 Productions, this film takes viewers to Ashland and Iron counties, where the company Gogebic Taconite has set off a battle over the state's natural resources by proposing to dig what could be one of North America's largest open pit mines in Wisconsin's Penokee Hills. ... (read more)
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holding hands

Gay Rights: A Civil Discussion

Thu., 11/13/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of the state of gay rights in America and our community in terms of marriage, employment discrimination and other areas. Speakers from all sides of the issue will be invited, and thoughtful audience participation and questions are welcome.
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boat

Boat Science

Thu., 11/13/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn the science behind how boats float and carry heavy cargo! We will construct model boats and test their strength by seeing how much cargo (pennies) they can hold while floating in water.
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games

International Games Day

Sat., 11/15/14, 12:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to the library for a day of board games, card games and more!
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The Hunger Games

Teen Movie Night: "The Hunger Games"

Thu., 11/20/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free showing of "The Hunger Games" on the library's third floor! (PG-13| 142 min.) (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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Maleficent

Children's Matinee: "Maleficent"

Children and their families are invited to a free movie – "Maleficent" – on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 97 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Children's Matinee: "How to Train Your Dragon 2"

Children and their families are invited to a free movie – "How to Train Your Dragon 2" – on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 102 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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The Golden Compass

Teen Movie Night: "The Golden Compass"

Thu., 12/18/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free showing of "The Golden Compass" on the library's third floor! (PG-13| 113 min.) (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Teen Movie Night: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

Thu., 1/29/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free showing of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" on the library's third floor! (PG-13| 94 min.) (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Teen Movie Night: "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"

Thu., 2/26/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free showing of "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" on the library's third floor! (PG-13| 90 min.) (film details) (read the book) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night

Thu., 3/19/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! (Title TBA.) ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night

Thu., 4/16/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! (Title TBA.) ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night

Thu., 5/21/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! (Title TBA.) ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night

Thu., 6/18/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! (Title TBA.) ... (read more)
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