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Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin's Traveling Exhibition

Wed., 3/18/15 Wed., 5/20/15 @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the library to view works of art created by children, young adults and adults with disabilities from across Wisconsin. The "Creative Power" traveling exhibition includes 30 pieces of art, and is curated by VSA Wisconsin, a group dedicated to providing ... (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.
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Spring Break: DIY Crafts

Mon., 3/30/15, 11:30am 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited to create a variety of craft projects at the library during Spring Break! Project ideas, supplies and guidance will be provided by library staff.
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Spring Break: Children's Movie Matinee

Children and families are invited to view "The Penguins of Madagascar" during this special Spring Break movie matinee! The movie is 92 minutes long and rated PG.
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Spring Break: "Frozen" Coding

School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library to explore computer coding using a "Frozen" themed activity made available by code.org. Children will learn how to move Anna and Elsa across the ice using computer blocks. Coding games and activities without ... (read more)
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Spring Break LEGO® Club

Thu., 4/2/15, 11:30am 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using Lego blocks at this specially-scheduled session of our weekly Lego Club! Blocks and inspiration will be provided by library staff.
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Knit Night

Thu., 4/2/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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, along with some knitting supplies, but knitters are invited to bring their own supplies as ... (read more)
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Experimenting with Yarn: Hand and Arm Knitting

Teens and tweens will have an opportunity to experiment with yarn in the second of a three part event. Our second event will feature finger and arm knitting. Arm knitting can be used to create cowls,scarves or even large blankets. Finger knitting ... (read more)
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Spring Break: Children's Movie Matinee

Children and families are invited to watch the movie "Annie" on the library's third floor during Spring Break! The movie is 118 minutes long and rated PG.
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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 powerful talks no more than 20 min. in length.) All TED programs ... (read more)
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Duct Tape Palooza

Tue., 4/7/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to our second annual Duct Tape Palooza with even more fun duct tape crafts to explore! Projects will include favorites from last year, plus bookmarks, bracelets, wallets, pens and more. Come and create with lots of different ... (read more)
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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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MCPL Live! The Poetry of Song

Thu., 4/9/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate National Poetry Month and the art of songwriting during this open mic reading session. Bring some of your favorite poetic lyrics to share with others - no instruments or singing necessary. Rap, folk or other genres, lyrics that rhyme or don't ... (read more)
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Children's Festival

Sat., 4/11/15, 9:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your children and stop and see us at the 42nd annual Children's Festival at East Gate Hall, Marathon Park, Wausau. We will be in our usual spot at the entryway with information and art and craft projects for your children. This ... (read more)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Singin' in the Rain"

Mon., 4/13/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us twice each month for a free movie matinee! Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds star in one of Hollywood's greatest musicals as cast members of a silent film production company struggling to make the transition to sound. (1952|103 min.|NR)
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MCPL Live! Author Nickolas Butler

Tue., 4/14/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an evening with Wisconsin's own Nickolas Butler, author of the critically acclaimed novel "Shotgun Lovesongs." The novel follows four friends born and raised in the fictional Wisconsin town of Little Wing, who must come to terms with how their ... (read more)
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Make Your Own Bubble Magnets

Thu., 4/16/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tap into your creative side with bubble magnets! Cut out pictures from magazines, comic books or other media and glue it to a marble to magnify the image. Then, glue it to a magnet and you've got fun decorations for the house, ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night: "I am Number Four"

Thu., 4/16/15, 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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Dinosaur Science

Thu., 4/16/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to discover the world of dinosaurs. Children will get to excavate dinosaurs from dirt, create fossils out of clay, and attempt to recreate a dinosaur skeleton.
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Alien Species Invade the Library! Part One

Sat., 4/18/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Presented by Snapshot Science, LLC, in collaboration with Robert W. Monk Gardens and Marathon County Public Library: Do you like nature and science? Do you want to see alien species invading Wisconsin? Do you want to learn how to plant seeds ... (read more)
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Women's Night Out: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

Mon., 4/20/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join the Women's Night Out book club for a friendly discussion of "The Round House." When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Author Patty Loew

Tue., 4/21/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an Earth Day program with Prof. Patty Loew, author of the 2014 book "Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin." Loew will read from her book, which includes biographies of members from each of Wisconsin's 12 Native nations ... (read more)
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MCPL Live! Author Nancy Runner

Wed., 4/22/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Visit the library for a book discussion with Wausau-area author Nancy Runner. Nancy's book "2Cute 2Be 4Gotten" features a collection of verses from retro autograph books, which were popular before high school yearbooks. Nancy will also share some autograph books from her ... (read more)
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Flower Gardening and Design

Thu., 4/23/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Come learn about gardening and get your hands dirty! MCPL Wausau is partnering with Robert W. Monk Gardens to provide a series of garden programs. The first pair of programs-"Container Gardening"-at the library will teach you the ins and outs of container ... (read more)
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Celebrate Hmong Stories and Culture

Sat., 4/25/15, 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, learn about Hmong clothing, language, and story cloths (pa ndau). Participants will be also have the ... (read more)
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Finding the Middle Way: Nhriav Txoj Kev Hauv Nraub Nrab

Sat., 4/25/15, 1:00pm 2:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
The public is invited to a community presentation of this documentary film showing the history of the Hmong American community primarily in Portage County. It explores such topics as cultural traditions, working life, intergenerational relationships and Hmong and non-Hmong relationships. There will ... (read more)
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Classic Movie Matinee: "Ride the High Country"

Mon., 4/27/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us twice each month for a classic matinee! In this film by Sam Peckinpah, an ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend ... (read more)
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Movie Night: "Inherent Vice"

Tue., 4/28/15, 5:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
An L.A. detective with a weakness for vices goes in search of his missing girlfriend in this adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel. Directed by Paul-Thomas Anderson, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson and others. (2015|148 min.|Rated R)
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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 that changed five children's lives. This show features interactive theatre with lots ... (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 hidden cash. All that stands in his way are two kids and ... (read more)
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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 records by legends like The Misfits, Black Flag and Husker Du. MCPL Wausau ... (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 of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will discuss the beauty and diversity of ... (read more)
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Alien Species Invade the Library! Part 2 out at Monk Gardens

Sat., 5/16/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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, and transfer their planted vegetable cups from the first day of the ... (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 club, steamrolling friends and enemies alike. Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) is a ... (read more)
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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. The discussion is open to the public, and new members are always ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night: "Flipped"

Thu., 5/21/15, 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)
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Movie Night: "American Sniper"

Tue., 5/26/15, 6:00pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie on the library's third floor! To mark Memorial Day, we'll show the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most deadly sniper in American military history. Directed by Clint Eastwood. (2014|134 min.|Rated ... (read more)
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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 to master as a sled dog in the harsh Yukon environment, but ... (read more)
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Summer Comics Club

Mon., 6/1/15 Thu., 8/20/15 @ MCPL Wausau
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 group will meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the ... (read more)
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Lunch and Learn: Women in the Pop Culture Workforce

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, will discuss the changing ways in which women are portrayed on popular ... (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 locals as football player Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, the Fromm Brothers of ... (read more)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Funny Face"

Mon., 6/8/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! 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 discovered by fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) and flung into the ... (read more)
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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 have fossils available for participants to examine and will answer questions and ... (read more)
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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 discussion around some of the most popular teen novels of the last ... (read more)
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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 techniques such as pom-pom dropping and squirt bottle creations will also be ... (read more)
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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, will visit the library to demonstrate sword fighting, share crafts and teach ... (read more)
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Sweet Dreams Family Storytime

Mon., 6/15/15, 6:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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, and is a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do ... (read more)
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Sword in the Stone

Tue., 6/16/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
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 ages will enjoy this fascinating, humorous theatrical performance by the Traveling Lantern ... (read more)
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Sword in the Stone

Tue., 6/16/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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 ages will enjoy this fascinating, humorous theatrical performance by the Traveling Lantern ... (read more)
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Lunch and 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 Hunger Coalition will share information about hunger and food insecurity in our ... (read more)
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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 is about a family of superheroes who are trying to live the ... (read more)
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Read to a Therapy Dog!

Thu., 6/18/15, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to the well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin. Preschool children who are not yet reading can tell stories to dogs and pet them. No registration is required. ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night

Thu., 6/18/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! (Title TBA.) ... (read more)
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Superhero Trivia

Thu., 6/18/15, 6:30pm Mon., 6/15/15, 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adults and teens! Display your superhero trivia knowledge! Come as a team or just show up and join a team. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia team! Questions will be drawn from a wide variety of superhero traditions, ... (read more)
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Classic Matinee Monday: "Paths of Glory"

Mon., 6/22/15, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! 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, their superior officers decide to make an example of them. Stanley Kubrick's ... (read more)
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Soda Pups Dogs Show

Tue., 6/23/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
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.
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Soda Pups Dog Show

Tue., 6/23/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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.
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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 rights, culminating in a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. "Selma" was ... (read more)
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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 pie plate — can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict. ... (read more)
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Create Your Own Comic!

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and Tweens! Would you like to learn how to create your own comic? Join us to learn the comic creating process step-by-step, including demonstrations on how to draw and create by a real comic artist! You will learn ... (read more)
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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 new homeland and struggle to survive on their farm. No registration is ... (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 and a fire engine and rescue vehicle will also be available for ... (read more)
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Randy Peterson—“Tommy Wants to Meet a Hero”

Tue., 6/30/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Randy, a nationally-recognized children’s musician, tells a musical story about a boy named Tommy who is on a mission to meet a superhero. Sing-along songs and audience participation are part of his unforgettable shows. Free and open to the public.
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Randy Peterson—“Tommy Wants to Meet a Hero”

Tue., 6/30/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Randy, a nationally-recognized children’s musician, tells a musical story about a boy named Tommy who is on a mission to meet a superhero. Sing-along songs and audience participation are part of his unforgettable shows. Free and open to the public.
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Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 7/1/15, 1:00pm 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 and "Despicable Me 2" at 2:45pm. The movies are rated PG and ... (read more)
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Nature's Biggest, Fastest, Strongest and Smelliest

Tue., 7/7/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
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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Nature's Biggest, Fastest, Strongest and Smelliest

Tue., 7/7/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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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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, Deputy Gladden will demonstrate and talk about how trained dogs are their ... (read more)
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Professor Marvel's Super Hero Magic Show

Tue., 7/14/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Lynn and Rob Holbrook (a.k.a. Professor Marvel) present a fun, fast-paced magical show focusing on super heroes in books and the hero in each one of us. Children of all ages will not want to miss this exciting, interactive show. Free and ... (read more)
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Professor Marvel's Super Hero Magic Show

Tue., 7/14/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lynn and Rob Holbrook (a.k.a. Professor Marvel) present a fun, fast-paced magical show focusing on super heroes in books and the hero in each one of us. Children of all ages will not want to miss this exciting, interactive magic show. ... (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 to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (www.chw.org). The Children's Hospital will ... (read more)
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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 a monster to the text and pictures. We will provide the ... (read more)
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Craft Day

Tue., 7/21/15, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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 we “wear” many different masks throughout our day; sister, brother, son, daughter, ... (read more)
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Summer Lego Club: Build a Superhero Lair

Wed., 7/22/15, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Joins us for summer themed Lego club. Children and caregivers are invited to collaborate in creating a superhero's lair using Lego bricks and building pieces. All creations will be displayed in the Children's Department until the next Lego club.
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Washi Tape-Palooza

Thu., 7/23/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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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Children's Hero 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 the son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera who is stripped ... (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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Mondays with TED

Mon., 7/27/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the library to watch and discuss a selection of talks from the TED lecture series! (TED is a nonprofit group dedicated to sharing ideas in the form of powerful talks up to 20 min. in length.) All TED programs are free ... (read more)
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Tom Pease

Tue., 7/28/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
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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Tom Pease

Tue., 7/28/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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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What's It Worth? Antiques Appraisal

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 ... (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 support of your favorite superhero. We'll form teams, or let you go ... (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 discussion around some of the most popular teen novels of the last ... (read more)
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Lots of Dots-Dot Art

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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Library Pool Day

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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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. The movie is about a woman who is transformed into a giant ... (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 think about the things that you are grateful for. Also, you ... (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 will also feature activities that will help you contribute your superhero talents ... (read more)
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Summer Lego Club: Superheroes

Wed., 8/19/15, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and caregivers are invited to participate in themed Lego Clubs for the summer. At this Lego Club, builders are invited to construct a super villain using Lego bricks. All creations will be displayed in the Children's Department until the next Lego ... (read more)
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Elephant and Piggie Party

Sat., 9/19/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Wear your favorite party hat, bring your best friend, get your giggles on and dance on in. Gerald, the pessimistic elephant created by author Mo Willems, doesn’t think that it will be much fun, but Piggie is absolutely sure that you’re going ... (read more)
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Teen Movies

Thu., 9/24/15, 6:00pm Thu., 8/25/16, 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Movies will be shown once a month that appeal to teens and are based on ya/teen book titles. All movies will be rated PG13 and be based on a book or series.
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Haunted Wausau

Tue., 10/27/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and adults are invited to join us in welcoming Shawn Blaschka from the Wausau Paranormal Research Society as he shares stories of his group's investigations of haunted locations around Wausau.
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Creative Writing for Beginners

Tue., 11/10/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creative Writing for Beginners is a three week opportunity to express yourself creatively through writing. You will be asked to take risks and must be willing to write honestly. No critiques on your writing will happen, but you should be ... (read more)
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Creative Writing for Beginners

Tue., 11/24/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creative Writing for Beginners is a three week opportunity to express yourself creatively through writing. You will be asked to take risks and must be willing to write honestly. No critiques on your writing will happen, but you should be willing to ... (read more)
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Creative Writing for Beginners

Tue., 12/8/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creative Writing for Beginners is a three week opportunity to express yourself creatively through writing. You will be asked to take risks and must be willing to write honestly. No critiques on your writing will happen, but you should be willing to ... (read more)
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Creative Writing for Beginners

Tue., 12/22/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creative Writing for Beginners is a three week opportunity to express yourself creatively through writing. You will be asked to take risks and must be willing to write honestly. No critiques on your writing will happen, but you should be willing to ... (read more)
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