Summer Library Program Events


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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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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!
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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.
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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)
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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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Randy Peterson

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.
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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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Book Club: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver

Thu., 7/9/15, 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 ... (read more)
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YA for Adults: "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer

Thu., 7/9/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young adult (YA) literature isn't just for teens! Adults are invited to join our YA librarian for discussions of popular teen novels from the last couple of years. July's book will be Marissa Meyer's "Cinder."
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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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Family LEGO® Club

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
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Mondays with TED

Stop by the library to watch a selection of talks from the TED lecture series! Twice each month, we'll show a variety of informative, entertaining talks either related to a ... (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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Superhero Trivia

Mon., 7/13/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to test their knowledge of superheroes, sidekicks, and villains at our trivia night.
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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.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Book Club: "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" 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 Murder by Joanne Fluke is the featured selection. The publisher summary states, "Hannah Swensen already ... (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. ... (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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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

Meet Mr. Steve, aka "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 and creates wacky balloon creatures for children. Free fun for the whole family.
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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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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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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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Children's Matinee: "Hercules"

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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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.
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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
Children of all ages are invited to create some craft projects and meet various "Heroes of Edgar" including a police officer, a firefighter, 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 your antiques - and this time with no registration fees! There is a limit of one appraisal per person and registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information. ... (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: "These Broken Stars" by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Thu., 8/6/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Young adult (YA) literature isn't just for teens! Adults are invited to join our YA librarian for discussions of popular teen novels from the last couple of years. August's book will be "These Broken Stars" by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.
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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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Design a Gratitude Journal or Book Bag

Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens! Design a book bag or a journal, and learn what being grateful really means. Get inspired by some positive quotes, and think about the things for which you are ... (read more)
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Book Club: "I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai

Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a discussion of "I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai. The book documents the educational pursuits of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee who became an international symbol ... (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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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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