Summer Library Program Events


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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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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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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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)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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