Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun., 4/21.

Events: Wausau

Family Film Friday
"The LEGO Ninjago Movie"

Children LEGO® (and movie) lovers young and old are welcome to join us for Family Film Friday in April!

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Family Story Time

Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program.

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Walk along Wausau's scenic River Edge trail and read two children's books as you stroll!

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Book Babies

Children Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities. Caregiver-child interaction is stressed in Book Babies, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Library Learning
Intro to Libby & Downloading E-books!

Adults Registration Did you know a MCPL card gives you access to thousands of books and audiobooks available to download for free with a few taps or clicks on your computer, smartphone or tablet? Let us show you how it works!

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Tales for Tots

Children Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! We have two half-hour sessions at 10am and 10:30am - stop by for either one!

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Create a Catapult!

Children Get ready to launch! We'll be making catapults out of some common craft supplies and not only test them, but challenge participants with different obstacles!

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Preschool Story Time

Children This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.

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LENA Start Marathon County

Adults Registration Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.

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Readers of Classic Literature
"The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of the greatest works of fiction and non-fiction ever written, including Baum's tale of Dorothy's adventure in Oz!

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Play & Learn

Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Get Money Smart!

Children Join us for special money-related activities for kids, in collaboration with the Get Smart Wausau Coalition!

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Family Pajama Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time filled with relaxing stories, music and movement - pajamas, blankets and stuffed animals encouraged!

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Needle Arts at the Library

Adults Drop-in Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies.

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Pokemon Club

Children Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time again for the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale!

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"Rock on Kindness" Author Stepheni Curran

Kids & Adults In celebration of Children's Book Week, Wisconsin author Stephani Curran will visit us and talk about her book "Rock on, Kindness!"

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Spring Story Time Break

Kids & Adults To prepare for our annual Summer Library Program, MCPL-Wausau will be taking a story time break. Our summer session starts June 8!

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Tink Party

Children Join us for a fun fairy party with stories and a DIY light-up fairy jar before "Finding Neverland" at The Grand Theater. Costumes encouraged!

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TAG - Teen Advisory Group!

Teens Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). The group will not have an official meeting in May, but stop by for some karaoke and learn more about TAG when it restarts in August!

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Teen Star Search Karaoke Night

Teens Teens are welcome to join us and bring their friends to sing the night away with karaoke!

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Charity on the Water: The Yukon Journey Expedition

Adults & Teens MCPL Wausau is happy to welcome back outdoor enthusiast John E. Van Barriger to share another of his adventures - a return trip to Alaska's Yukon River! It was a journey fraught with challenges but also included many rewarding moments!

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Medicare Basics Info Session

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!

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Women's Night Out
"Truly Madly Guilty" by Liane Moriarity

Adults Drop-in You've probably read, heard of or watched Moriarty's "Big Little Lies." Here's a chance to read and discuss one of her other books with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Getting to Know American Muslims & Their Faith

Adults Join us for a special presentation that explores what day-to-day life is like for a Muslim woman living in central Wisconsin!

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Readers of Classic Literature
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of the greatest works of literature ever written, including Williams' famous drama!

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Family Film Friday
"A Wrinkle in Time"

Children Join us for Family Film Friday (and bring snacks if you'd like!) as we show the film version of Madeline L'Engle's famous novel!

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Walt Whitman 200th Birthday Celebration

Adults Poetry and literature lovers are invited to join us for a special celebration marking the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman! Attendees are especially encouraged to bring a favorite Whitman poem to share with the group!

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Family Film Friday
"Finding Dory"

Children Join us for Family Film Friday about Dory's epic adventure to find her parents!

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World Oceans Day

Children Visit the library for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!

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Toddler Dance Party

Children Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!

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Tom Pease

Children Get ready for a great performance by beloved children's musician Tom Pease!

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MCPL DIY
Father's Day Cards & Coasters

Adults Stop by the library to create a unique gift for your dad or grandpa (or someone else's) ahead of Father's Day!

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PAWS to Read

Children Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!

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Women's Night Out
"The Waters of Star Lake" by Sara Rath

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Jim Lenz's Comedy Science Show

Children Join Jim Lenz as he infuses comedy, drama, audience participation, and his love of science into one unique, zany, and unforgettable performance!

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of history's greatest written works, including June's discussion of short stories from a master of the form!

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Miller & Mike

Children Come explore a cosmos of comedy with former Ringling Bros. circus clowns Miller & Mike for their fast-paced, fun show!

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Chalk Art

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own chalk art creations at the library in advance of Wausau's annual ChalkFest!

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Women's Night Out
"The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle" by Leslie Connor

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Celebration!

All-Ages To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us to watch footage of the event as it happened!

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Planetary Pasta Rovers

Children Drop-in Create a planetary pasta rover using different types of pasta and glue as we celebrate "A Universe of Stories" (and crafts) during our Summer Library Program!

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Escape From the Deathday Dungeon: A Harry Potter Escape Room Experience

All-Ages Registration Back by popular demand! Bring your friends or family and see if you can solve the puzzles in time to escape Nearly Headless Nick and the Dungeon!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of items for sale at low prices during this quarterly book sale!

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Summer Story Time Break

Children To prepare for the transition from summer to fall, the library will be taking a story time break from Aug. 10-Sept. 2!

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Free Family Pool Day!

Kids & Teens Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.

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MCPL & POV Movie Night: "Farmsteaders"

Adults & Teens Join us for this special documentary screening - before it airs on public television - about one family's journey to resurrect a dairy farm in rural America.

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Women's Night Out
"The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and much more! You're sure to find something at a great price and all proceeds benefit the library!

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