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Black History Month Documentary & Discussion: "Homegoings"

Thu., 2/11/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a documentary and discussion as we recognize Black History Month with the film "Homegoings." This acclaimed film from PBS' POV series focuses on funeral director Isaiah Owens ... (read more)
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Needle Arts Night

Interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, quilting or other needle-related crafts? People of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for time with others creating and socializing. Whether ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

Mon., 2/15/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out book club for a lively discussion of best-selling author Erik Larson's book "Dead Wake" about the sinking of the ship Lusitania that preceded World ... (read more)
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Tween STEAM: Experiment with Scratch Programming

Tue., 2/16/16, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens in grades 4-6 are invited to experiment with Scratch programming. Scratch uses blocks to help kids learn the fundamentals of computer programming. Participants will get an overview of Scratch and then have time to work with the program.
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America's Economic Prosperity Forum Series

Tue., 2/16/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is hosting a series of community forums aimed at gathering public input on several important topics. Thoughts and comments generated during these forums will be shared with federal officials and policymakers through a nationwide effort by the Kettering Foundation. Seating is limited to 18 participants for each forum. To register, call Connie Nikolai at 715-261-6368 or email connie.nikolai@uwc.edu. ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Internet Basics

Thu., 2/18/16, 2:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Are you interested in using the Internet but aren't sure where to start? Or have you used the Internet but think you're missing out on some of the things it has to offer? Join us to learn the fundamental skills necessary to navigate the Internet. Call 715-261-7230 to register or for more information. Open to adults. ... (read more)
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The Science of Ghost Hunting

Thu., 2/18/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join Shawn Blaschka from Wausau Paranormal Research Society as he discusses the science behind ghost hunting and paranormal research. Shawn will share information on scientific aspects of paranormal research, describe ... (read more)
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The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Building

Thu., 2/18/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library to listen to the tale and variations of "The Three Little Pigs" and then build structures out of a variety of ... (read more)
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Children and their families are invited to celebrate the birthday of beloved children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel – aka "Dr. Seuss" – at this special Family Story Time! The ... (read more)
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Building Adventures

Children and their families are invited to build and create together with multiple types of building materials: Tinkertoys, Gears, LEGO and DUPLO blocks, wood blocks and other materials. This family-friendly ... (read more)
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Black History Month Documentary & Discussion: "When We Were Kings"

Mon., 2/22/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a documentary and discussion as we recognize Black History Month with the Academy Award-winning documentary "When We Were Kings." Leon Gast's film details the 1974 "Rumble in ... (read more)
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Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Our Inside the Lines adult coloring party is back by popular demand! We had such a great crowd the first time around, we're turning it into a monthly gathering. Join ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

Wed., 2/24/16, 12:00pm 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature book club as they follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a wonderland filled with strange and mysterious creatures. No registration required, and new members are always welcome! Call 715-261-7230 for more information.
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MCPL Live! Folksongs of the Upper Midwest

Thu., 2/25/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Since the 1970s, folklorist and UW-Madison Professor James P. Leary has worked steadily to bring the folk music of the Upper Midwest to a larger public. His 2015 book "(read more)
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MCPL DIY: "Downton Abbey" Teacup Candle and Trivia

Sat., 2/27/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Are you in denial about the looming series finale for "Downton Abbey"? Join us to create a teacup candle to bring a bit of Downton-inspired DIY into your home, and ... (read more)
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Messy Mondays

Once a month on the last Monday, join us after Book Babies story time for fun and slightly messy hands-on activities for children less than two years old! Activities ... (read more)
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Teen Advisory Group

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a chance for teens to have a say in program decisions and volunteer at the library. TAG meetings are for members only, but teens can apply by completing the forms at www.mcpl.us/teenzone/tag.
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Library Learning: Introduction to Gmail

Would you like to create an email account and learn the basics of using Gmail, Google's free web-based email service? Join us to learn how to create a Google ... (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! Our monthly Knit Night continues to have a dedicated following, and new ... (read more)
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YA for Adults: "There Will Be Lies" by Nick Lake

Thu., 3/3/16, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Starting with "Harry Potter" and "Twilight," young adult literature has grown in popularity with more and more adults enjoying novels written for teens. Join our young adult librarian for a discussion around some of the most popular teen novels of the last couple of years. In February we will be reading Nick Lake's "There Will Be Lies." ... (read more)
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Art Cluster Reception

Sat., 3/5/16, 11:30am 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Come to the library to view beautiful artwork and celebrate our local student artists from the Art Cluster program at Wausau School District. Student artwork will be on display all ... (read more)
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Outside / Inside the Lines: Family Coloring Party

Bring the whole family and join us for this relaxing Saturday afternoon of coloring in the Children's activity room. Coloring sheets and patterns will be available for all ages, or ... (read more)
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Teen Tech Week: Lights & Tentacles

Tue., 3/8/16, 3:30pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Tech Week by making an LED throwie and then fashioning a squid costume for their throwie. Teens will learn how to create an electric circuit and some basic sewing techniques. All supplies provided.
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Documentary & Discussion: "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"

Thu., 3/10/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Help us recognize Women's History Month at this free screening of a film about activist Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese-American writer, philosopher and activist from Detroit. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, Boggs challenged a new generation to throw off assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. A short discussion will follow the film. ... (read more)
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LEGO® Building Night

Children and their families are invited to imagine, build and create together with LEGO and DUPLO blocks. This is a drop-in program so come any time during this time period. All blocks will be provided.
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Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals [Part 1]

Would you like to learn how to use Facebook to connect with family and friends? Join us to learn how to create a Facebook account and to learn Facebook fundamentals, including creating a profile and posting status updates. Call 715-261-7230 to register or for more information. Open to adults. ... (read more)
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Tween STEAM: Attack the Fort!

Tue., 3/15/16, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens in grades 4-6 are invited to help attack the fort! After hearing the story of the Trojan War, tweens will have the opportunity to construct mini catapults and attack a model fort.
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March Magnet Madness

Thu., 3/17/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library for a night of magnet exploration and activities. Create magnetic slime, use magnets to create a unique painting, and participate in other magnet madness activities.
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Hawaiian Luau!

Sat., 3/19/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to join us for a fun Hawaiian luau! Hear Hawaiian music and stories, dance, try a twirl with a hula hoop, make a lei, get your Hawaiian name and more. Free and open to the public.
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Learn to Knit for Teens

Teens are invited to learn the basics of knitting, which has many proven benefits - the most important being the ability to create awesome projects for your family and friends! ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: "Out of Africa" by Isak Dinesen

Wed., 3/23/16, 12:00pm 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of "Out of Africa," a memoir by Isak Dinesen (aka Karen Blixen) about her 17 years living on a 4,000-acre coffee plantation near Nairobi, ... (read more)
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Kurosawa Birthday Celebration: "Dreams"

Wed., 3/23/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us as we celebrate the March 23 birthday of acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa! "Dreams," one of Kurosawa's last films, is a visual feast comprised of eight short ... (read more)
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Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals [Part 2]

Would you like to learn how to use Facebook to connect with family and friends? Join us to learn additional skills to enhance your Facebook experience. Call 715-261-7230 to register or for more information. Open to adults. ... (read more)
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Read to a Therapy Dog

Read to a therapy dog during Spring Break! Children of all ages are invited to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to one of these well-trained, friendly dogs.
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Spring Crafts DIY

Wed., 3/30/16, 12:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us on this no school day during Spring Break to create a variety of spring crafts! Children can create a sun catcher, decorate a flower pot and create other fun, spring-themed crafts. All supplies provided.
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Spring Break Anime Afternoon

Wed., 3/30/16, 1:00pm 6:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to spend an afternoon watching anime! We will be watching episodes from "My Love STORY!!," "Bleach," "Yami Shibai" and "Space Brothers." Stop by anytime during this event to join in the fun. Bring your own snacks, and invite your friends! ... (read more)
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Children's Matinee: "The Good Dinosaur"

Children and families are invited to watch "The Good Dinosaur" during Spring Break on the library's third floor! In this Disney / Pixar film, dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Jason Breitenfeld: "The Dangers of Drinking & Driving"

Thu., 3/31/16, 4:30pm 6:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Jason Breitenfeld's life irrevocably changed on a January night in 2013, when his car was struck by a drunken driver. Hospitalized with injuries over his entire body, Breitenfeld - who ... (read more)
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Regression Session for Teens

Fri., 4/1/16, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12), remember when life was simpler? Join us in reliving those times! Build with LEGO® blocks, play with Play-Doh®, paint with finger paints and enjoy picture books read aloud! Wearing comfy play clothes is suggested, but not mandatory.
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YA for Adults: "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi

Thu., 4/7/16, 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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Hearts at the Library

Mon., 4/11/16, 1:00pm Fri., 4/15/16, 5:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Stop into the library during National Library Week and fill out a paper heart with your favorite library memory, or share why you love visiting the library. We'll put them up as a collage for everyone to see.
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Pigeon Party

Tue., 4/12/16, 3:30pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children of all ages are invited to join us for crafts and stories celebrating the ever-popular Pigeon books by Mo Willems.
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MCPL DIY: Aluminum Can Butterflies

Help us celebrate National Library Week's theme of transformation as we turn recycled aluminum cans into colorful butterfly decorations! Open to adults of all ages. Attend either session; both are identical. All supplies will be provided.
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Spaghetti Art

Thu., 4/14/16, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Children of all ages are invited to transform spaghetti and marshmallows into creative pieces of art! Use your creativity, imagination and engineering skills to build your masterpiece. All necessary supplies will be provided.
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Teens Transform Tees

Thu., 4/14/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the National Library Week and the power of libraries to transform by learning how to transform your tee. Whether you decide to makeover your tee into a new ... (read more)
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Butterfly Science

Thu., 4/14/16, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to explore the lives of butterflies with Paul Whitaker, Professor of Biological Sciences at UW-Marathon County! There will be butterfly-themed stories, live caterpillars and mounted butterflies for viewing under a microscope. ... (read more)
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Library Stories and Fun

Sat., 4/16/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for this special National Library Week family story time. We'll be celebrating libraries with lots of great children's stories about libraries, books and reading. Children and ... (read more)
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Get Money Smart!

Families are invited to this special Family Story Time focused on money management and coin recognition for children as we partner with United Way and the Get $mart Wausau Coalition ... (read more)
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Tween STEAM: Create a Nebula (In a Bottle)

Tue., 4/19/16, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens in grades 4-6 can explore astronomy at this special crafting event! Using common household materials, we will explore star formation and the science behind nebulae. When we're done, participants ... (read more)
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Meet Wisconsin's Amphibians

Thu., 4/21/16, 3:30pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about native amphibian species of Wisconsin with the Herpetology Society from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Additionally, there will be amphibian-themed stories and crafts for children of all ages.
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Celebrate Hmong Culture

Sat., 4/23/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to join us as we partner with the Hmong American Center to celebrate Hmong Heritage Month. Hear stories and folktales, and learn about Hmong clothing, ... (read more)
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Celebrate Earth Day!

Tue., 4/26/16, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Help us celebrate and learn about our planet in honor of Earth Day! We will read books, sing songs and create crafts – all while learning about the earth ... (read more)
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Readers of Classic Literature: "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen

Wed., 4/27/16, 12:00pm 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a lively discussion of Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play, "A Doll's House," which portrays the tragic hypocrisy of Victorian middle-class marriage. No registration required, and new members are always welcome! Call 715-261-7230.
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YA for Adults

Thu., 5/5/16, 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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Readers of Classic Literature: "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck

Wed., 5/25/16, 12:00pm 1:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Readers of Classic Literature book club for a lively discussion of Steinbeck's epic novel "East of Eden," which is set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley ... (read more)
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