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Pennies for a Cause

Mon., 6/12/17 - Sat., 8/19/17 @ MCPL Wausau
Children can help better their community all summer long by donating a penny or more and voting for which organization they want to receive the money!
Charity Community Slp Wausau Children Tweens

Wisconsin CLICK for Babies Campaign Donation Collections

Wed., 6/21/17, 9am - Sat., 9/30/17, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2017 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Charity Crafts Social Issues Wausau Adults

July Building Extravaganza!

Sat., 7/1/17 - Mon., 7/31/17 @ MCPL Mosinee
Throughout the month of July, kids can build their own pixelated, Minecraft-themed creations at our Mosinee Branch!
Slp Activities Crafts Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children Preschool Grades K 5

July Month of Crafts

Mon., 7/3/17 - Fri., 7/28/17 @ MCPL Spencer
Visit our Spencer Branch to make a different craft each week throughout the month of July! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Slp Spencer Children

Summer Camp Sundays Film Series
"But I'm a Cheerleader"

Sun., 7/23/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Comedy about parents who think their teen is a lesbian and send her to gay reparative therapy camp.(1999|85 min.|Rated R)
Movie Social Issues Slp Wausau Adults

Read and Rock with Leonardo!

Award-winning children's musician Leonardo will perform songs, lead letter and word-building exercises and entertain audiences of all ages! Free and open to the public.
Music Slp Wausau Children

Creative Computing for Everyone

Mon., 7/24/17, 2pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens in grades 4-12 can learn how to use Scratch computer programming to make a variety of games, stories and animations at our Wausau Headquarters!
Hands-on Learning Slp Technology Wausau Children Teens Tweens

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.
More events in this series (22). » Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Hatley Children Preschool Early Elementary

Paws to Read

Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!
More events in this series (4). » Slp Activities Animals Mosinee Children Early Elementary K 5

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Teens can expand their writing skills and share their work with others during this six-week creative writing workshop!
More events in this series (4). » Writing Writing Workshop Slp Wausau Teens

Story Time with the Fairest of the Fair

Tue., 7/25/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Meet and hear stories read by Katelyn Schmoll, the 2017 Fairest of the Fair for the Wisconsin Valley Fair. No registration is required.
Story Time Rothschild Children

Minute to Win It - for Tweens!

Tue., 7/25/17, 1:30pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Escape the summer heat and compete in a series of crazy games and challenges - each with a 60-second time limit!
Games Activities Slp Wausau Children Tweens

Needle Arts at the Library

Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!
More events in this series (10). » Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Slp Rothschild Adults

Create and Donate in Edgar!

Wed., 7/26/17 - Tue., 8/22/17 @ MCPL Edgar
Learn about different ways you can give back to the community in Edgar and beyond! Free and open to the public.
Community Slp Charity Edgar Adults Children Preschool

Play and Learn with the Fairest of the Fair!

Wed., 7/26/17, 10am - 10:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
Katelyn Schmoll, this year's Wisconsin Valley Fairest of the Fair, will join us for a special session of our weekly Play and Learn program! Free and no registration is required. Call 715-693-2144 for more information.
Story Time Activities Mosinee Children

Book Club: "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier

Wed., 7/26/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
A young woman becomes an aristocrat's second wife but finds his home and the estate's staff to be haunted by the memory of his first wife, Rebecca.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Recycle Day

Wed., 7/26/17, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Spencer
Kids can use duct tape and other supplies to turn recycled materials like soda bottles and milk cartons into something entirely new!
Activities Hands-on Activities Slp Spencer Children

3-D Paper Sculpture

Wed., 7/26/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 can use a variety of techniques to create their own 3-D sculptures out of paper. Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Hands-on Activities Slp Wausau Children Grades K 5

Paws Enforcing Laws

Wed., 7/26/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Edgar
Meet a Marathon County Sheriff's Department Deputy and his K9 partner at our Edgar Branch!
Animals Community Slp Edgar Adults Children Preschool

Library Escape Room

Wed., 7/26/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Visit MCPL Wausau and try to escape from the library's escape room! The clock is ticking and the pressure is on...can you get out in time?
Activities Slp Wausau Adults Teens

Creative Computing for Girls

Thu., 7/27/17, 2pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Girls in grades 4-12 are invited to learn Scratch computer programming during this six-week workshop!
Hands-on Learning Slp Technology Wausau Children Teens Tweens

MCPL Movie Night: "The Zookeeper's Wife"

Thu., 7/27/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Free screening of the film adapted from the best-selling book of the same name about a married couple who work as zoo caretakers and help save Jews from the Holocaust. Stars Jessica Chastain. (2017|124 min.|PG-13)
Movie History Wausau Adults Teen

Summer Craft Day

Fri., 7/28/17, 2pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Kids and families are encouraged to visit the library to complete a host of summer-themed craft projects! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Slp Athens Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

Fiber Art Basket Making

Mon., 7/31/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Tweens and Teens can learn how to make a small yarn basket using the ancient art of yarn coiling! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Slp Rothschild Children Teens Tweens

August Building Extravaganza!

Tue., 8/1/17 - Thu., 8/31/17 @ MCPL Mosinee
Throughout the month of August, kids can build their own model robots using recycled materials and craft supplies at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Mosinee Children Preschool Grades K 5

Spencer's Saloons and Businesses of the Past

Tue., 8/1/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn about popular Village of Spencer saloons and businesses of days gone by during this presentation by local historian Ronald Draeger!
History Community Slp Local History Spencer Adults

Spaghetti Buildings

Tue., 8/1/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids can learn how buildings withstand the elements and create their own building using marshmallows and spaghetti noodles!
Activities Hands-on Learning Sciences Slp Marathon City Children Grades K 5

Walk 'n' Talk Book Club

Bi-monthly meeting to walk and discuss a variety of books. Mid-May through September.
More events in this series (4). » Book Club Health Outdoor Recreation Hatley Adults

Teen Advisory Group

Make a difference at the library! TAG is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 6-12. Members help select materials for the library's collection, assist with events, write reviews, create ... (read more)
More events in this series (4). » Volunteer Community Wausau Teens

Crafting for Tweens & Teens: Create a Picture Frame

Wed., 8/2/17, 1:30pm - 3pm @ MCPL Stratford
Tweens and teens are invited to join us at the library to make a picture frame using mixed mediums. Free and all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Learning Photography Stratford Teens Tweens

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Sat., 8/5/17, 10:30am - 1:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
Activities Art Slp Hatley Children Grades K 5

Grown-up Game Night

Mon., 8/7/17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
A night of relaxing and socializing with board games and other adults. Bring friends or join others in a game! Free and no registration required.
Games Athens Adults

Free Pool Day

Tue., 8/8/17, 1pm - 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.
Off-site Slp Community Wausau Outdoor Pools Children

Book Club: "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin

Tue., 8/8/17, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us at our Hatley Branch in August for a discussion of "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," about a widowed book store owner who must take care of a toddler abandoned in the store.
Book Club Hatley Adults

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
More events in this series (7). » Art Hands-on Activities Slp Rothschild Adults

It's Your Move: Family Game Night

Bring your family and friends, or come in by yourself and meet some new people, and try out some of the games the library has to offer.
More events in this series (1). » Games Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Building Palooza

Wed., 8/9/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
If you can dream it, you should try to build it! Stop by MCPL Wausau and get creative with various types of building materials.
Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Wausau Children Grades K 5

Craftivism: Project Linus and Knots of Love

Wed., 8/9/17, 1:30pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creating fleece blankets for Project Linus and hats for Knots of Love. Free and all supplies provided.
Crafts Wausau Teens

Book Club: "The Oregon Trail" by Rinker Buck

Thu., 8/10/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join our Edgar Branch's monthly book club in August to discuss "The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey" by Rinker Buck!
Book Club Slp Edgar Adults

CANCELLED: Friends of MCPL Book Sale

Thu., 8/10/17, 5pm - Sun., 8/13/17, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Friends of MCPL will not hold a book sale in August, as they're getting ready to move to their new space at MCPL Wausau. The next book sale will be announced at a later date. Call 715-261-7200 for more information.
Book Sale Wausau Adults

Random Moments of Verse

Thu., 8/10/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Poets around central Wisconsin and beyond are invited to share their work and the work of others during our monthly open poetry night!
Community Poetry Writing Wausau Adults

Tomatoes and Salsa

Thu., 8/10/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Learn how to turn your fresh, ripe tomatoes into salsa during this free introductory presentation at MCPL Mosinee Branch!
Gardening Food Slp Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "An Invisible Thread" by L. Schroff and A. Tresniowski

Thu., 8/10/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Athens
Group discussion of a novel about an unexpected friendship that spans nearly three decades. No registration required, new participants always welcome.
Book Club Athens Adults

Sensory Story Time

Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
More events in this series (4). » Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Wisconsin Woodchucks: Summer Readers Game Night

Sat., 8/12/17, 6:35pm - 8:30pm @ Athletic Park
Kids who complete their summer reading program goals will receive a voucher to attend a Wisconsin Woodchucks game for free on this special game night!
Sports Community Athletic Park Children

MCPL DIY
Floral Pounding for Watercolor Prints

Mon., 8/14/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A flower-pounding program using fresh flowers and leaves to make colorful prints on watercolor paper. Free and some supplies provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own flowers and leaves.
Art Crafts Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "Washington Square" by Henry James

Mon., 8/14/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Visit our Marathon City Branch in August for a discussion of the novel "Washington Square" by Henry James!
Book Club Slp Marathon City Adults

Library Learning
Intro to Microsoft Word

Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a document in Word. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 to sign up or for more information.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 1

Learn how to make a Facebook profile, send friend requests, like, comment and more during part one of this two-part course. Free and open to adults.
More events in this series (3). » Hands-on Learning Library Learning Technology Slp Rothschild Adults

Apples, Apples, Apples (And How to Preserve Them)

Tue., 8/15/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Techniques for preserving apples with UW-Extension's Jackie Carattini. Free and no registration required.
Food Hatley Adults

Native Plants of Central Wisconsin

Tue., 8/15/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Pam Resech of the George W. Mead Wildlife Area shares info about native plants of central Wisconsin, including some you could plant in your yard!
Gardening Nature Wausau Adults

Build Your Own Beaded Bracelets

Wed., 8/16/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Tweens and teens can make their own bracelet using wooden and plastic beads, yarn, hemp cord and more! Free, with all supplies provided.
Slp Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Teens Children Tweens

Knit Night

Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.
More events in this series (7). » Activities Crafts Marathon City Adults

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thu., 8/17/17, 6:30pm - Fri., 8/18/17, 9am @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Drop off starts at 6:30 p.m., pickup starts the next morning at 9 a.m.
Animals Activities Wausau Children Preschool Slp

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
More events in this series (6). » Games Slp Rothschild Adults Children Tweens Teens Grades K 5

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at MCPL!

Mon., 8/21/17, 11am - 1:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Safely watch the solar eclipse outside with pin-hole viewers (weather permitting). Free and all supplies provided.
Science Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Book Club: "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton

Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Mosinee
A 16 year-old girl witnesses a shocking crime in the English countryside that challenges what she knows about her family.
Book Club Mosinee Adults

Book Club: "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler

Mon., 8/21/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for our monthly book club at our Stratford Branch! The book we'll read and discuss for the month of August is "A Place in the Country" by Elizabeth Adler.
Book Club Slp Stratford Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (1). » Activities Community Crafts Slp Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Women's Night Out: "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom

Mon., 8/21/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Women's Night Out book club will discuss Mitch Albom's epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. No registration required and new members always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

MCPL Live!
An Evening with Nickolas Butler

Tue., 8/22/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A special evening with Wisconsin's own bestselling author Nickolas Butler reading from his new novel "The Hearts of Men." Q&A and signing to follow.
Author Visit Wausau Adults

Book Club: "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Wed., 8/23/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "The Nest," about an affluent dysfunctional family bickers as they get closer to losing their joint trust fund.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Kristin Lavransdatter, I" by Sigrid Undset

Wed., 8/23/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lively discussion of a Norwegian novel about the courtship of a passionate, headstrong woman and a charming, impetuous man. No registration required, and the group meets in the fiction area of MCPL Wausau.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Duct Tape Palooza!

Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Crafts Slp Athens Children Tweens Teens

Anime Apocalypse After Dark

Thu., 8/24/17, 5pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adults are invited to watch apocalypse-themed anime series "Guilty Crown," "Wolf's Rain" and "Casshern SINS" at MCPL Wausau!
Movie Slp Wausau Adults

Pokemon Pictionary

Fri., 8/25/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Players can battle for points by drawing (and guessing) their favorite Pokemon characters!
Slp Games Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5

Intro to Microsoft Excel

Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

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