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Movie Night: "Inherent Vice"

Tue., 4/28/15, 5:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
A private detective with a weakness for vices investigates a kidnapping case involving his old flame and her missing sugar daddy, a powerful real-estate mogul, at the tail end of ... (read more)
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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thu., 4/30/15, 1:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Athens
It’s poem in your pocket day! Stop into the library and share your favorite poem by writing it on one of our pocket shaped pieces of paper. Don’t have a ... (read more)
Poetry Athens Children Adults | Add to your calendar.
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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 (31). » Hands-on Learning Athens Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Teen Movie Night: "I am Number Four"

Thu., 4/30/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! This month's movie is based on the book "I am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore. ... (read more)
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Container Gardening

Thu., 4/30/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Learn how to prepare and plant your own container garden! The April 23 session is instructional, while the April 30 session is hands-on. Please plan to attend both sessions and ... (read more)
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Pigeon Party

Children ages birth through 2nd grade are invited to a party celebrating the one and only Pigeon! We will read Mo Willems classics such as "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive ... (read more)
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Mondays with TED

Stop by the library to watch a selection of talks from the TED lecture series! (What is TED? It's a nonprofit group dedicated to sharing ideas in the form of ... (read more)
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Nutrition for a Healthy Brain

Tue., 5/5/15, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
The ability to think clearly is something we all want, and brain health is linked to nutritional choices, physical activity and social activities. Join us for a presentation by Peggy ... (read more)
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Zentangle and Mandalas

Wed., 5/6/15, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to create their own Zentangle and Mandala artwork. These fun and easy to learn art forms are relaxing, beautiful, and unique. All ... (read more)
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Book Sale

Thu., 5/7/15 Sun., 5/10/15 @ MCPL Wausau
It's time again for the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library's book sale! Head to the third floor for great deals on a wide range of material: fiction and nonfiction, children and young adult books and more! Members of the Friends group are invited to a special members-only sale on Thursday (you can join on the spot if you aren't already a member). The sale continues Friday and Saturday and concludes with $6 all-you-can-bag sale on Sunday. ... (read more)
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Knit Night

Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing. The library will provide pattern books and other resources, and knitters are invited to bring their own supplies. ... (read more)
More events in this series (4). » Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Willy Wonka's Magical Chocolate Factory

Sat., 5/9/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
The magical world of candy man Willy Wonka is brought to life in this amazing show by Robert and Lynn Halbook. Willy's adventure begins with recounting the Golden Tickets ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Theatre Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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Bicycle Wausau: Family Bike Safety Day

Sat., 5/9/15, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for the second annual Bicycle Wausau bike safety day! This year the focus is on families: guided rides through the area around the library, child and adult bike inspections from staff at several local shops, a rodeo for kids to ride through, decoration station and helmets for anyone who doesn't already own one. Wausau Police and EMTs also will be on hand to share safety tips and road rules. Anyone who completes the rodeo or family ride is eligible for prizes! ... (read more)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "The Night of the Hunter"

Mon., 5/11/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free classic film, and bring a snack! Robert Mitchum stars as psychotic (and phony) preacher Harry Powell, whose deviousness knows no end in his hunt for ... (read more)
Community Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Book Club: "The Museum of Extraordinary Things" by Alice Hoffman

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Museum of Extraordinary Things" by Alice Hoffman. ... (read more)
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The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Book Club: "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

Tue., 5/12/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Each month book club participants discuss a featured selection. For May, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is the featured selection. The publisher summary states, “Imagine that your husband wrote ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
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MCPL Live! Spot: Sounds of Two Eyes Opening

Tue., 5/12/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
With both eyes open behind his lens, Spot captured indelible images of the beach scene, skaters and punks of Southern California in the 1970s and '80s. And he produced punk ... (read more)
Art Author Visit Music Photography Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Station

Hands-on learning activities for children ages 3-5! S.T.E.A.M. programs are specially focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. ... (read more)
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Book Club: "A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward" by Charles Schoenfeld

Thu., 5/14/15, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
This story is about a retired truck driver whose mother was a resident of a dementia ward in Wausau, Wisconsin. After visiting this ward to visit his mother, Charles ... (read more)
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Wetlands of the Penokee Hills

Thu., 5/14/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Learn about the science behind the wetlands around the Penokee Hills region of northern Wisconsin, which weave through the site of a once-proposed iron ore mine. Tracy Hames, executive director ... (read more)
Nature Science Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Book Club "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

Thu., 5/14/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "The Invention of Wings." Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
Book Club Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Alien Species Invade the Library!

Sat., 5/16/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ Monk Gardens
Join us out at beautiful Monk Gardens in Wausau for part 2 of our Alien Species event. Children and families can enjoy a morning of fresh air and nature, ... (read more)
Gardening Hands-on Learning Nature Off-site Monk Gardens Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Flower Bed Design

Learn how to plan or improve your flower garden! Please plan to attend both sessions held at Monk Gardens. The May 16 session will be on garden design, while the ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Community Gardening Nature Off-site Monk Gardens Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls

Book Club: "The Silver Star" by Jeanette Walls

Mon., 5/18/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Two motherless sisters Bean and Liz are shuttled to Virginia to live with their Uncle Tinsley in a decaying mansion. They must make a new life with their uncle. ... (read more)
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Book Club: "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion

Mon., 5/18/15, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Patrons are invited to the library for a discussion of "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion! ... (read more)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Sweet Smell of Success"

Mon., 5/18/15, 3:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free film on the library's third floor, and bring your popcorn! J. J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) is a news columnist who wields his power like a ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Book Club: "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan

Mon., 5/18/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan will be discussed on May 18th @ 6:30pm. This will be a combined Book club as the Thursday session will not meet. This will be the last session until September 2015.
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.

Women's Night Out: "Shotgun Lovesongs" by Nickolas Butler

Mon., 5/18/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out book club for a friendly discussion of "Shotgun Lovesongs," set in the fictional Wisconsin town of Little Wing and written by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler. ... (read more)
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Boat Science

Tue., 5/19/15, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn the science behind how boats float and carry heavy cargo! We will construct model boats and test their strength by seeing how much cargo (pennies) they can hold while floating in water.
Hands-on Learning Science Rothschild Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.
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Movie Night: "Unbroken"

Tue., 5/26/15, 5:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free film and bring your popcorn! The film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book tells the true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who ... (read more)
History Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Book Club: "George Washington's Secret Six" by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Wed., 5/27/15, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "George Washington's Secret Six" by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. ... (read more)
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Call of the Wild; White Fang by Jack London

Classic Book Club: "Call of the Wild," "White Fang" by Jack London

Wed., 5/27/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Classic Book Club for a lively discussion of two great novels by Jack London! In "Call of the Wild," a crossbreed canine named Buck is passed from master ... (read more)
Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Teen Movie Night: "Flipped"

Thu., 5/28/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! This month's movie is based on the book "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen. ... (read more)
Movie Teen Movie Night Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Wisconsin's Role in the Civil War

Sat., 5/30/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Brett Barker, Associate Professor of History at UW-Marathon County, will present “Wisconsin’s Role in the Civil War” as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration to mark the end of the ... (read more)
Community Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.

History of Railroading in Marathon County

Tue., 6/2/15, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society will be taking us down memory lane as he discusses the history of the railroads in Spencer as well as Marathon County. ... (read more)
None 0 Slp Spencer Adults Seniors | Add to your calendar.

Lunch & Learn: Working Women in Pop Culture

Wed., 6/3/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Spend your lunch hour at the library and learn something new during MCPL Wausau's "Lunch and Learn" series. Kelly Wilz, associate professor of communication and theater arts at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, ... (read more)
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Older Americans Day: Heroes of Marathon County

Mon., 6/8/15, 10:00am 11:00am @ MCPL Wausau
Did you know that Marathon County has its share of well-known heroes? Gary Gisselman of the Marathon County Historical Society will present this Older Americans Day program on such fabled ... (read more)
Community History Slp Wausau Adults Seniors | Add to your calendar.
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Funny Face"

Mon., 6/8/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free matinee on the library's third floor! Stanley Donen's 1957 adaptation of a George Gershwin musical centers on owlish bookstore clerk Jo (Audrey Hepburn), who is ... (read more)
Movie Music Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Book Club: "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. ... (read more)
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Summer Reading Party

Mon., 6/8/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Help us celebrate the start of summer and the Summer Reading Club by joining us for a special story time! We'll have superhero-themed books and activities to share. After the ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Story Time Slp Athens Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.
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World Oceans Day

Mon., 6/8/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
We are celebrating World Oceans Day with a presentation by aquarium expert Darren Letner. World Oceans Day helps raise awareness about the importance of protecting this irreplaceable resource. Darren will ... (read more)
Crafts Nature Story Time Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Book Club: "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini

Tue., 6/9/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Each month book club participants discuss a featured selection. For June, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini is the featured selection. The publisher summary states, “In Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, novelist ... (read more)
Book Club Slp Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.

Raising Your Own Chickens: An Introduction

Tue., 6/9/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Curious about adding a clutch of baby chickens to your life? Join us for an introduction to raising a flock at home! Heather Schlesser, dairy and livestock agent with Marathon ... (read more)
Animals Farming Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway

Book Club: "White Ghost Girls" by Alice Greenway

Thu., 6/11/15, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Everyone is invited to attend and discuss the book of the month.- The book White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway, is about sisters, memory and loss. The story takes place ... (read more)
Book Club Slp Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.

Book Club: "Dog Stars" by Peter Heller

Thu., 6/11/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "Dog Stars" by Peter Heller. Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport ... (read more)
Book Club Slp Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

YA for Adults Book Club

Thu., 6/11/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Starting with "Twilight" and "Harry Potter," young adult literature has grown in popularity with more and more adults enjoying novels written for teens. Join our young adult librarian for a ... (read more)
Book Club Ya For Adults Slp Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Experiments With Paint

Fri., 6/12/15, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library for messy and fun experiments with paint! Children can try a variety of techniques such as fingerpainting and watercolors. Some non-traditional ... (read more)
Crafts Slp Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Heroes from Another Age

Sat., 6/13/15, 10:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Families, teens and tweens are invited to learn about heroes and heroism from the past. The Shire of Falcon's Keep, a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning History Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Book Club: "Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

Mon., 6/15/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to ... (read more)
Book Club Slp Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.

Heroes of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Mon., 6/15/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
"Mail Call" is one of the highlights for the veterans on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight on their way home from Washington D.C. Please join the Spencer Branch Library on ... (read more)
Crafts Slp Spencer Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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"Sweet Dreams" Story Time

Families, please join us for an evening family story time this summer. Children can wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed toy. No registration required.
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Women's Night Out: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

Mon., 6/15/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out book club for a friendly discussion of "Me Before You." Jojo Moyes' 2012 novel brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common, ... (read more)
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The Sword in the Stone

You will not want to miss this engaging adaptation of the legendary story of the relationship between the future King Arthur and the wise old sorcerer Merlin. Children of all ... (read more)
Theatre Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

My Dad is My Superhero

Tue., 6/16/15, 11:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children of all ages can create a hero-themed Father's Day card for their favorite superhero...DAD! Show Dad how much his "super powers" are appreciated.
Crafts Slp Marathon City Children Preschool Tweens | Add to your calendar.

University of Wisconsin Degree Fair

Tue., 6/16/15, 1:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
You are invited to attend an informal degree fair at the Marathon County Public Library. Learn how you can complete your Bachelor’s degree without leaving Wausau! There are a variety ... (read more)
College College Prep Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

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!
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Lunch & Learn: Hunger in Marathon County

Wed., 6/17/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to MCPL Wausau and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! June is National Hunger Awareness Month, and members of the Marathon County ... (read more)
Community Social Issues Lunch And Learn Slp Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Favorite Hero Stories and Crafts

Wed., 6/17/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Visit the Stratford Library dressed like your favorite hero, hear stories about heroes and make craft projects related to superheroes.
Activities Crafts Story Time Slp Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.

Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 6/17/15, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "The Incredibles" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "The Incredibles" is 115 minutes long and rated PG. The movie ... (read more)
Movie Slp Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Searching for a Superhero

Randy Peterson, a nationally-recognized children's musician, tells a musical story about a boy who is on a mission to meet a superhero. Sing-along songs and audience participation are part of his unforgettable shows.
Music Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
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Superhero Trivia

Adults and teens! Show off your superhero knowledge! Come as a team or join a team when you get here. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia team! Questions ... (read more)
Trivia Slp Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Paths of Glory"

Mon., 6/22/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a classic matinee on the library's third floor! When soldiers in World War I, led by Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), refuse to continue with an impossible attack, ... (read more)
History Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

The Soda Pups

Meet the "Soda Pups", trained Pomeranian dogs named after soft drinks who will perform amazing tricks and obedience skills. Children may pet the dogs after the show. Free and open to the public.
Animals Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

MCPL Live! Drew Maxwell and the Art of Comics

Tue., 6/23/15, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Learn about the world of comic books, from creation to promotions and distribution, with writer/illustrator Drew Maxwell. Maxwell is the creator of the comics Lost Earth and Atomic Fist Punch, ... (read more)
Art Author Visit Writing Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Movie Night: "Selma"

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie, and bring your snacks! Follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists over a three-month period in 1965 to secure voting ... (read more)
History Movie Social Issues Slp Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Planning to pass on such items – a treasured wedding photo, Grandpa's fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow ... (read more)
Health History Social Issues Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Create Your Own Comic!

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and tweens! Learn the comic-creating process step-by-step, including demonstrations by Drew Maxwell, creator of the Atomic Fistpunch webcomic! You will learn secrets to creating awesome comics of ... (read more)
Art Writing Workshop Slp Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.
David Stokes

Nature's Biggest, Fastest, Strongest and Smelliest

Environmental educator David Stokes shares stories and songs about nature's biggest, fastest, strongest and smelliest animals. With his infectious enthusiasm, humor and live animals, all ages will be captivated. Free and open to the public.
Animals Nature Slp Marathon Elementary Children | Add to your calendar.
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fan

Book Club: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg

Wed., 6/24/15, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg. ... (read more)
Book Club Slp Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Settlers by Vilhelm Moberg

Classic Book Club: "The Settlers (The Emigrants #3)" by Vilhelm Moberg

Wed., 6/24/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Classic Book Club for a lively discussion of the third novel in Vilhelm Moberg's Emigrants series, which focuses on Karl Oskar and Kristina as they adapt to their ... (read more)
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Tom Pease

Children and their families are invited to receive a great big "musical hug" from Tom Pease. Tom is a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist. This family-friendly program is free and open to the public.
Music Slp Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.
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No Yelling!

Wed., 6/24/15, 5:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Linda Salzman from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will share ways to discipline children without yelling, plus insight into the meanings behind challenging behaviors. ... (read more)
Parenting Series Children Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.

Professor Marvel's Superhero Magic Show

Lynn and Rob Halbrook (aka Professor Marvel) present a fun, fast-paced magical show focusing on superheroes in books and the hero in each one of us. Children of all ages will not want to miss this exciting, interactive show.
None 0 Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Teen Movie Night: "Man of Steel"

Thu., 6/25/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! ... (read more)
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Comics Club

Do you love comic books? Through our Summer Library Program theme of heroes and superheroes, MCPL Wausau is starting a discussion group for fans of comics and graphic novels. The ... (read more)
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Local Heroes: Wausau Fire Department

Sat., 6/27/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Our local heroes from the Wausau Fire Department will be here to talk to children and families about fire safety and fighting fires. Themed stories for children will be shared ... (read more)
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Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 7/1/15, 1:00pm 2:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "Despicable Me" will be shown at 1pm ... (read more)
Movie Slp Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 7/1/15, 2:45pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "Despicable Me" will be shown at 1pm ... (read more)
Movie Slp Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Hud"

Mon., 7/6/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Join us for a free classic movie and bring your popcorn! Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father ... (read more)
Farming Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Life of a Lumberjack

Tue., 7/7/15, 9:00am 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Gladys Ruha from the Stratford Historical Society will share stories and photos of the lumberjack era!
History Spencer Adults Seniors | Add to your calendar.
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Heroes in our Community

Tue., 7/7/15, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Rothschild
Come join this special Story Time and learn about the different heroes in our community through books and songs. A special guest will be making an appearance to speak about what job he has in the community! All ages are welcome!
Community Story Time Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
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Hero Day!

Tue., 7/7/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children can become the superhero they always wanted to become. Whether a famous favorite, local hero or their own personal version of a superhero, children (with the help of parents ... (read more)
Crafts Slp Hatley Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.
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Lunch & Learn: 10 Signs of Alzheimer's

Wed., 7/8/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to the library and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! This interactive program, presented by Tasha Beestman of the Alzheimer's Association's Greater ... (read more)
Health Science Lunch And Learn Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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Local Heroes: The Mosinee Police Department

Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children are invited to meet members of Mosinee's police department. The police will teach everyone about how they protect their community and how you can help them out by staying safe.
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Superhero Training Camp

Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children of all ages are invited to a superhero training camp where they will create their own superhero identity and practice their hero skills at different stations. This event is free and open to the public.
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The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

Book Club: "The Tiger's Wife" by Tea Obreht

Thu., 7/9/15, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
NEW! As a young girl, Natalia was raised by her grandfather. He told her tales of his village when he was a child. One of the stories was the story of ... (read more)
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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Book Club: "I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai

Thu., 7/9/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "I am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai. The book documents the educational ... (read more)
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YA for Adults Book Club

Thu., 7/9/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Starting with "Twilight" and "Harry Potter," young adult literature has grown in popularity with more and more adults enjoying novels written for teens. Join our young adult librarian for a ... (read more)
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Stamp and Sticker Party

Fri., 7/10/15, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library to create cards and decorate other projects with a variety of stamps and stickers. All materials and supplies will be provided.
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Paws Enforcing Laws

Sat., 7/11/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to meet our local heroes: Deputy Cory S. Gladden and his dog Radar from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, K-9 Unit. With Radar's help, ... (read more)
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Book Club: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. ... (read more)
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery by Joanne Fluke

Book Club: "Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery" by Joanne Fluke

Tue., 7/14/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Each month book club participants discuss a featured selection. For July, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery by Joanne Fluke is the featured selection. The publisher summary states, “Hannah Swensen already ... (read more)
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Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom by Mai Na M. Lee

MCPL Live! Mai Na M. Lee: "Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom"

Tue., 7/14/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an interesting presentation and discussion on Hmong history! In her new book "Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom," Mai Na M. Lee details the political alliances and ... (read more)
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Bracelets for a Cause

Tue., 7/14/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and Tweens: Would you like to make a difference in a young child's life? Please join us to create some really cool bracelets that we can donate ... (read more)
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Read books and juggle everything else!

The Truly Remarkable Loon will amaze you as he juggles balls, clubs, bean bag chairs, books, and performs his plate-spinning routine. All ages are welcome to attend this free performance.
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Altered Books: Add a Monster

Thu., 7/16/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
By now everyone has seen the thrift store landscapes where an artist has added something new to the picture. Teens are invited to alter a picture book to add ... (read more)
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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Book Club: "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield

Mon., 7/20/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. Biographer Margaret Lea is asked to write mysterious novelist Vida Winter's life story. ... (read more)
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Craft Day!

Children of all ages are invited to join us to create art and craft projects with a hero theme. This is a drop-in activity. All supplies are provided. Free and open to the public.
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Mask Making Workshop

Tue., 7/21/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Masks are used to hide your identity…whether you are a thief, a superhero, a villain or partygoer. Often we wear masks to hide who we truly are. Or ... (read more)
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"Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Book Club: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple

Wed., 7/22/15, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. ... (read more)
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Lunch & Learn: Climate Change in Greenland

Wed., 7/22/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to MCPL Wausau and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! Lisa Siewert, lecturer and chairs assistant at UW-Marathon County, will share scientific ... (read more)
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Local Heroes: The Mosinee Firefighters

Wed., 7/22/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Come to the library to meet the Mosinee firefighters and learn how to stay safe in a fire!
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Mr. Steve, Master Facilitator of Fun

Join us for Mr. Steve, a.k.a. "The Master Facilitator of Fun”. There will be plenty of audience participation in this fast-paced musical comedy show as Steve Lundquist performs silly magic ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night: "Thor" & "Thor: The Dark World"

Thu., 7/23/15, 4:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to join us for a summer of superhero movies! Join us for back-to-back screenings of "Thor" and "Thor: Dark World." "Thor" will begin at 4:00pm followed immediately by "Thor: The Dark World" at 6:00pm. ... (read more)
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Your Rights as a Renter

Thu., 7/23/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Have a question about security deposits, leases or eviction notices? Visit the library for a presentation by Kristin Holmes, an attorney from the non-profit law firm Judicare. You will ... (read more)
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Washi Tape-Palooza

School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to make a variety of washi tape crafts! Children can use this decorative masking tape to decorate magnets, pencils, bookmarks and other materials. All supplies and materials will be provided.
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Hercules DVD cover

Children's Superhero Matinee

Fri., 7/24/15, 1:00pm 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Hercules" in the children's aquarium room for a special hero matinee! "Hercules" is 93 minutes long and rated G. The movie is about ... (read more)
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Building Adventures

Sat., 7/25/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to build and create together with blocks, tinker toys and other materials. This family-friendly program involves hands-on, open-ended exploration. All materials will be provided. It is free and open to the public.
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Classic Matinee Monday: "The Apartment"

Mon., 7/27/15, 2:00pm 4:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Join us for a classic matinee, and bring your popcorn! C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their ... (read more)
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Spaghetti Buildings

Tue., 7/28/15, 1:30pm 2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
"Unlimited possibilities @ your library" – school-age children are invited to construct buildings out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Use your creativity, imagination, and engineering skills to build the tallest, widest, or weirdest building!
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Local Heroes: Humane Society of Marathon County

Wed., 7/29/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Ever wonder how you can help animals in need? Come to the Mosinee Branch to learn about the Humane Society of Marathon County. Find out how the organization promotes the welfare of local animals and how you can get involved.
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Hometown Heroes

Wed., 7/29/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Library staff and various "Heroes of Edgar" will be doing art and craft projects together! Children of all ages are invited to meet a policeman, a fireman, a teacher and others.
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What's It Worth? Antique Appraisals

Sun., 8/2/15, 1:30pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Antiques expert Mark Moran is coming back to MCPL Wausau! Moran has more than three decades of experience buying and selling antiques and is coming to the library to appraise ... (read more)
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The Super-est Superhero Debate

Thu., 8/6/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Who is the mightiest superhero of them all? Can Batman defeat Superman or anyone else? Would the Incredible Hulk crush all competition? This is your chance to present "evidence" in ... (read more)
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YA for Adults Book Club

Thu., 8/6/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Starting with "Twilight" and "Harry Potter," young adult literature has grown in popularity with more and more adults enjoying novels written for teens. Join our young adult librarian for a ... (read more)
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Lots of Dots!

Sat., 8/8/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Families and children are invited to hear stories and create art together using all kinds of dots and other circular materials. All materials will be provided; free and open to the public.
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Book Club: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. ... (read more)
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Pool Party!

Tue., 8/11/15, 1:00pm 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Family members are invited to swim at Wausau's outdoor pools for free with a library card, thanks to a partnership with Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. One card is good for the entire family.
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Bombshell by Catherine Coulter

Book Club: "Bombshell" by Catherine Coulter

Tue., 8/11/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Each month book club participants discuss a featured selection. For August, Bombshell by Catherine Coulter is the featured selection. The publisher summary states, “FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Spiritual Songs: The History of the Negro Spiritual

Tue., 8/11/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Join us for an interactive musical lecture on the history of the Negro spiritual! Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush will guide the audience through the development of the Spiritual with a capella ... (read more)
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Lunch & Learn: Mark Treinen of Daily Herald Media

Wed., 8/12/15, 12:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your lunch to MCPL Wausau and learn from local and regional experts on a variety of topics! Mark Treinen, executive editor of Daily Herald Media, will provide a behind-the-scenes ... (read more)
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Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 8/12/15, 1:00pm 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Monsters vs. Aliens" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "Monsters vs. Aliens" is 94 minutes long and rated PG. ... (read more)
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Unborken by Lauren Hillenbrand

Book Club: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

Thu., 8/13/15, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
The book Unbroken is a story of a hell raiser, who eventually became one of the greatest American track and field stars, competing in the Berlin Olympics in 1936. As ... (read more)
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Design a Gratitude Journal or Book Bag

Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens! Come join us to design your choice between a book bag or journal, and learn what being grateful really means. Get inspired by some positive quotes, and ... (read more)
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Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Book Club: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver

Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us in a discussion of "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to ... (read more)
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Every Reader a Hero Party

Sat., 8/15/15, 10:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the everyday hero within you at this congratulatory party for our summer readers. We'll have stories, art and craft projects, games, building materials, and other projects for you. We ... (read more)
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The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Book Club: "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell

Mon., 8/17/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell. Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents ... (read more)
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Club: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

Wed., 8/26/15, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night: "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Thu., 8/27/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! ... (read more)
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