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Summer Library Program Events


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.
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.
More events in this series. » Slp Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children | 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.
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!
More events in this series. » Slp Rothschild 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 Hatley Children | 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.
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.
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.
child spy

Spy School

Thu., 8/14/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Do you dream of being a spy or detective? School-age children (grades K-5) can engage their undercover curiosity with fun activities and science experiments including secret messages, fingerprinting and more!
Slp Hands-on Learning Wausau Children | 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.
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.
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.
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.