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Events: Wausau

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Virtual Story Time

Children Just because MCPL is currently closed doesn't mean we can't share stories with each other: Join us for virtual story time!

  • Mon., 3/30/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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Find Your Next Book With MCPL & Facebook

Adults Drop-in Let us help you find your next book on Facebook! While Facebook won't tell you what to read next, ask us for recommendations during this special social media event.

  • Tue., 3/31/20, 13 p.m. @ Facebook (Online)

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Aquarium Trivia for Kids!

Children Kids can learn about the aquarium at the library during this virtual trivia event!

  • Wed., 4/1/20, 22:30 p.m. @ Facebook (Online)

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CANCELED: Family Story Time

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 3/28/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Book Babies

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 3/30/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Tales for Tots

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Preschool Story Time

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Tech Time: Technology Assistance

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 2–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 3–4 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 2–4 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Pokemon ball

CANCELED: Pokemon Club

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 4–4:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Play & Learn

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/3/20, 9:30–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Children's Festival

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/4/20, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. @ Marathon Park

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CANCELED: TAG - Teen Advisory Group

Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Art for Adults With Developmental Disabilities: Create a Collage Animal Picture

Adults Registration This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/7/20, 1–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Teen Fandom Trivia Night

Teens This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 6–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Ransom Note Magnetic Poetry

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 2–3 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Warrior Wednesday

Kids & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 5:30–7 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Friends of MCPL Saturday Sale

All-Ages Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Flower Photo Pops

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Women's Night Out
"The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/20/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: MCPL Movie Night
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

All-Ages This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 6–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Readers of Classic Literature
"O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather

Adults Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 12–1 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: National Poetry Month Celebration With Max Garland

Adults This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/23/20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Create Colored Paper Spinners!

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/24/20, 2:30–4:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Lions, Sharks & Bears: A Photographic Primer

Adults & Teens Get ready for stunning visuals and humorous stories as the library welcomes back John Van Barriger to present his top tips for taking better wildlife photographs.

  • Tue., 4/28/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Trail Tales, our popular partnership with the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, returns for another session this spring!

  • 5/15/31/20 @ Oak Island Park

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Children's Author Karen Lorge: "Huntzi & Ruthie: Finding Home Together"

Children Join us for a special story time with local children's author Karen Lorge!

  • Sat., 5/2/20, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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MCPL Movie Night
"Bombshell"

Adults Join us for a free screening of the acclaimed film "Bombshell," based on a true story of former Fox News anchors who sue their boss over sexual harassment.

  • Mon., 5/4/20, 67:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 5/65/9/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Medicare Basics

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!

  • Thu., 5/14/20, 57 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Women's Night Out
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including Hannah's novel about two sisters in war-torn France.

  • Mon., 5/18/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Readers of Classic Literature
"The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest books with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

  • Wed., 5/27/20, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Spring Garden Forecast

Adults Get a jump on the 2020 growing season and learn how to keep your garden safe from diseases, pests and invasive species. In partnership with Extension Marathon County.

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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World Oceans Day

Children Join us for a fun morning of stories, fish and other oceanic creatures, and crafts during our annual World Oceans Day celebration!

  • Sat., 6/6/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Tom Pease

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

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 6/9/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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MCPL Movie Night
"Little Women"

Adults & Teens Join us for a free screening of this 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, and bring your popcorn!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 5:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Paws to Read

Children Drop-in Young readers can improve their reading skills or keep skills sharp throughout the summer by reading to well-behaved therapy dogs!

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Women's Night Out
"The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of books with the Women's Night Out book club, including Marie Benedict's novel in June!

  • Mon., 6/15/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Dinosaurs & Dragons

Children Did you know that dragons, the Cyclops, griffins, and many other mythological creatures were all inspired by real fossils? Join us to learn more during this fun hands-on presentation!

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 6/16/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Create an Art Journal

Adults & Teens Make and decorate your own journal!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 23:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Jack & the Beanstalk

Children Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean and watch it grow throughout the summer!

  • Sat., 6/20/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Bookbinding & Writing Scavenger Hunt

Kids & Teens Join us for a super-fun craft program to create a mini journal, and stick around for a scavenger hunt filled with ideas to write about in the journal!

  • Tue., 6/23/20, 24:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Edith Wharton

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest books with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 121 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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John Kinville & the Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls

Adults Learn about a short-lived, all-female chapter of the KKK that operated in the '20s and '30s in Wisconsin.

  • Thu., 6/25/20, 6:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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3D Paper Castles

Children Drop-in Design and build your own castle using a variety of paper!

  • Wed., 7/1/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 56 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Scents of Peace: Propagating Herbs for Well Being

Adults Learn to take a mindful approach to propagating fragrant herbs through cuttings with this program in partnership with Extension Marathon County.

  • Mon., 7/6/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Duke Otherwise

Children Join spirited musician Duke Otherwise for fun shows filled with music, dancing and more!

  • Tue., 7/7/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Legends & Myths of Mount Olympus

Children Learn about the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece during this interactive play!

  • Tue., 7/14/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Hack Your Notebook: Learning to Use Paper Circuits

Adults & Teens Take your journaling and card making to the next level by adding electricity!

  • Wed., 7/15/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Dog Man Mania!

Children Drop-in Participate in crafts and activities related to the popular Dog Man graphic novel series!

  • Wed., 7/15/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Storybook STEM: Three Little Pigs Building

Children Hear retellings of this classic tale and make your own model house!

  • Thu., 7/16/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Women's Night Out
"The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including the new novel by the author of "Kitchens of the Great Midwest."

  • Mon., 7/20/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Attack the Fort! Catapult Challenge

Children Create catapults and attack each other's fort during this event!

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Beginning Genealogy: Telling Your Family's Story

Adults Registration Ever wanted to learn about your ancestors? Who were they? Where did they come from? Join us for this introductory class!

  • Wed., 7/22/20, 1:303 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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A Magic Tree House Pirate-Themed Escape Room

Children Registration Attempt to escape from this Magic Tree House-themed escape room!

  • Mon., 7/27/20, 16 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Kids Craft Week: Dragon Eyes

Children Drop-in Craft dragon during this free week-long event!

  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Beyond Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme: Global Culinary Herbs

Adults Take a culinary trip around the world with a presentation by Extension Marathon County on cooking with herbs common outside of the United States.

  • Mon., 8/3/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Free 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.

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 12 a.m.11:59 p.m. @ Wausau Outdoor Pools

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Story Time at the Splash Pad

Children Attend this afternoon of stories, water, songs and rhymes - all outside!

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 11:30 p.m. @ Marathon Park

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 8/58/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Kids Craft Week: Fairy Houses

Children Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Kids Craft Week: Fire-Breathing Dragons

Children Drop-in Craft your own dragon during this week-long event!

  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Women's Night Out
"Southernmost" by Silas House

Adults Drop-in Join a lively group of lit lovers for an engaging discussion of a wide variety of books, including House's novel about a preacher who is ostracized for showing kindness to two gay men.

  • Mon., 8/17/20, 6:307:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Kids Craft Week: DIY Unicorns

Children Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn during this craft event!

  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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