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Trail Tales

Children's Event Drop-in Please note: The kick-off for Trail Tales will be held April 21 in the Wausau Flying Service lobby with goody bags and information. But due to the inclement weather, the books will be installed at a later date.
Nature Off-site Outdoor Recreation Alexander Airport Park Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Book Babies

Children's Event 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. Older ... (read more)
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LENA Start Marathon County

Adult Event Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.
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Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! This program is designed to help 2- and 3-year-olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers, colors, rhyming and more in a fun and interactive way.
More events in this series (3). » Story Time Wausau Children

Preschool Story Time

Children's Event This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities. Children may attend this story time without a caregiver, but caregivers are asked to remain in the children's area during the story time.
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Readers of Classic Lit: "Oedipus Rex" or "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles

Wed., 4/25/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of classic novels, plays and other stories each month!
Book Club Wausau Adults

After School Experiments

Thu., 4/26/18, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us each month to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments related to math and science! Free and no registration required, all supplies provided.
Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

All About Composting

Adult Event Learn the basics of composting from Paul Kage, Wausau's Urban Community Garden Coordinator!
Farming Gardening Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults

Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 90-minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Call 715-845-6747 for the latest information.
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PAW Patrol: Dogs to the Rescue!

Sat., 4/28/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Hear stories, do activities and make crafts related to the Nick Jr. series "PAW Patrol!"
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Animals Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.
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Building Adventures

Sat., 4/28/18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

MCPL Live!
Bats!

Tue., 5/1/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
All-Ages Event Jennifer Redell, bat biologist with the Wisconsin DNR, will talk about Wisconsin's bat population, the part they play in the state's ecosystem and more!
Animals Hands-on Learning Nature Outdoor Recreation Wausau Adults Children Grades K 5 Preschool Teen

MCPL DIY
Cotton Swab Flowers

Adult Event Join us for this fun and creative craft project, where we'll transform some simple household items into beautiful flowers! Free, with all supplies provided. Registration required.
Mcpl Diy Hands-on Learning Activities Crafts Wausau Adults

Needle Arts at the Library

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to work on a variety of needle arts projects and socializing at MCPL! And it's not just for knitters - crocheters and other fans of the needle arts are invited, too!
More events in this series (10). » Activities Community Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults

May the 4th Be With You

Thu., 5/3/18, 4pm - 6pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us for Star Wars crafts and other activities, and come dressed as your favorite character! (You might even meet one of them in person!)
Activities Crafts Games Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5

Pokemon Club

Thu., 5/3/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event 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 and (with parental permission) trade Pokemon cards! Free and no registration required.
Games Crafts Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Friends of MCPL Book Sale

Thu., 5/3/18, 5pm - Sun., 5/6/18, 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Stop by the library for great deals on gently used books, movies, music and more! Members-only sale Thursday, open to the public Friday-Sunday.
Art Book Sale Crafts Food History Movie Music Poetry Social Issues Wausau Adults

CANCELED: Play and Learn

Fri., 5/4/18, 9:30am - 11am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 90-minute programs feature ... (read more)
Story Time Wausau Children

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!
More events in this series (7). » Story Time Sensory Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Story Time Break

Sun., 5/6/18 - Sun., 6/3/18 @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Please pardon the break in our story time as we get ready for an action-packed summer schedule! Play and Learn continues as scheduled.
Story Time Wausau Children

Library Learning
Introduction to Gmail

Adult Event Learn how to create your own email account and how to use it during this free introductory class! Call 715-261-7230 to register.
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MCPL Movie Night: "Phantom Thread"

Tue., 5/8/18, 6pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free screening of this Academy Award-nominated film about a meticulous dressmaker who falls for a working-class woman.
Movie Movie Wausau Adults

LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in 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 (34). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Early Elemen

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia

Thu., 5/17/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Women's Night Out: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

Mon., 5/21/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction, including Towles' novel about an unrepentant Russian aristocrat!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Library Learning
Introduction to Pinterest

Adult Event Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
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Readers of Classic Lit: "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas

Wed., 5/23/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this classic tale, about a man who assumes a new identity and seeks revenge on those who got him wrongly imprisoned.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Anime After Dark

Adult Event Adults can watch three episodes of anime series "Chaika: Coffin Princess" and "Serial Experiment Lain!" Suitable for adults ages 18+ only.
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MCPL Live: Mourning Dayze and Wisconsin Rock 'n' Roll

Tue., 6/5/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Members of the Wisconsin garage rock band Mourning Dayze will join us to talk about their new book and bringing rock 'n' roll to the people over several decades.
History Music Mcpl Live Wausau Adults

TAG - Teen Advisory Group!

Teen Event Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings monthly
More events in this series (5). » Volunteer Teen Advisory Group Wausau Teens

World Oceans Day Story Time

Sat., 6/9/18, 10:30am - 11:45am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Visit MCPL Wausau for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!
Animals Hands-on Learning Story Time Slp Wausau Children

Pennies For Animals

Mon., 6/11/18, 9am - Sat., 8/11/18, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Over the summer children will have the chance to help animals in need starting in our area! We will be accepting pennies and other monetary donations in a jar during ... (read more)
Community Animals Wausau Children Tweens

Toddler Dance Party

Children's Event Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!
More events in this series (3). » Activities Story Time Slp Music Wausau Children Preschool

Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
More events in this series (2). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children

Tom Pease

Children's Event Children's musician (and MCPL favorite) Tom Pease returns to rock the library this summer with a wonderful blend of songs, humor and stories!
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Paws to Read

Children's Event Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!
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Family Game Night

All-Ages Event Visit our Wausau Headquarters for a fun and entertaining game night for folks of all ages!
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Women's Night Out: "Life in Motion" by Misty Copeland

Mon., 6/18/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this memoir by Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Zoozort

Children's Event Participants of all ages will enjoy this hands-on, interactive program featuring live, wild animals.
Animals Hands-on Learning Slp Wausau Children

MCPL Movie Night: "Black Panther"

Thu., 6/21/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Adult Event Visit MCPL Wausau for a free screening of this blockbuster superhero film featuring an all-star cast!
Movie Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

Space Camp

Children's Event Are you interested in space? Want to know what's happening in the solar system and beyond? Children in grades 3-5 are invited to attend Space Camp for a mix of experiments and crafts!
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The Great Rondini Magic Show

Children's Event Award-winning magician Ron Lindberg, a.k.a. "The Great Rondini" will perform amazing feats of magic for all ages along with his famous bunny, Trixie. Free and no registration required.
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Readers of Classic Literature: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain

Wed., 6/27/18, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion of this classic tale, about a boy and his friends growing up along the banks of the Mississippi in the 1800s.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time!
More events in this series (4). » Story Time Wausau Children

Anime Afternoon

Teen Event Visit MCPL Wausau as we screen three anime series for teens, including "Blue Exorcist," "Eccentric Family" and "Kiznaiver!"
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Silly Songs with Duke Otherwise!

Children's Event Join us as we welcome spirited musician, Duke Otherwise to MCPL for fun shows filled with music, dancing and more!
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Women's Night Out: "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout

Mon., 7/16/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, which explores a wide range of human emotions through a collection of vignettes.
Book Club Wausau Adults

The Life of Mozart

Children's Event A historically accurate, fun-filled play about one of the greatest musical geniuses who ever lived, presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company!
Theatre History Slp Music Wausau Children

Jukebox Hero Music Trivia Night!

Tue., 7/17/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Bring a team or join one to play some multimedia music trivia at MCPL Wausau as part of our "Libraries Rock" summer theme.
Games Music Trivia Slp Wausau Adults

Summer Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make crafts based on popular children's songs! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5

Pete the Cat Rock & Read Party

Sat., 7/21/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event We're celebrating how much libraries rock with a program full of Pete the Cat activities!
Activities Music Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Nature's Niche Animal Program

Children's Event Dino Tlachac from Nature's Niche will introduce children to live animals, their native habitats and importance in our environment. Free and open to the public.
Animals Natures Niche Slp Wausau Children Tween Grades K 5

MCPL & POV Documentary Night: "Whose Streets?"

Thu., 7/26/18, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Adult Event Join us for a special screening of this documentary in collaboration with the POV independent film series, and see it before the PBS premiere!
Movie Social Issues Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

Free Family Pool Day

Tue., 8/7/18, 1pm - 7:45pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
All-Ages Event 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.
Outdoor Recreation Off-site Slp Community Wausau Outdoor Pools Adults Children Tweens Teens

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over

Thu., 8/16/18, 6:30pm - Fri., 8/17/18, 9am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event 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 Slp Wausau Children Preschool

Women's Night Out: "Glass House" by Brian Alexander

Mon., 8/20/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this nonfiction book, about a town in Ohio, which went from being middle class to run down over the past 40 years.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Partisan Polarization in the Trump Age

Tue., 9/11/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us as UW-Madison assistant professor Michael Wagner discusses the US's current political divide, what contributes to it and how it may affect our nation's future.
Community History Social Issues Wausau Adults

The Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games

Tue., 9/18/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen & Adult Event Learn about the positive effects of playing video games from UW-Madison professor C. Shawn Green! Free, no registration required.
Games Health Wausau Adults Teens