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Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Women's Book Club: "Love Anthony" by Lisa Genova

Mon., 4/21/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of "Love Anthony" by Lisa Genova. ... (read more)
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ocean scene

Earth Day Documentary & Discussion

Tue., 4/22/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us on Earth Day for a documentary about how important oceans are to the planet and how ocean ecosystems are facing massive threats from human activity and other sources. (94 min. | 2012) The film will be followed by a short discussion. We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD)
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Angry Birds

Earth Day Demolition!

Tue., 4/22/14, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-age children (grades K-5) are invited to learn about recycling on Earth Day, followed by an Angry Birds-style structure demolition. Children will work in teams to build structures out of recycled materials and then work as a team to demolish it!
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NetSmartz logo

NetSmartz For Tweens

Thu., 4/24/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for NetSmartz, a nationally-recognized program on Internet safety, including cyberbullying, identity theft, proper and safe use of email and instant messaging, cyber predators, social networking, and more. It includes real-life stories, activities and games for tweens (grades 3-5) and their parents/guardians. ... (read more)
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Teen Book Club: Fantasy

Teen Book Club: Fantasy

Sat., 4/26/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens! Discuss your favorite books with fellow teens at our monthly Teen Book Club! This month's theme is Fantasy. Just read a book in this genre and visit the TeenZone on the second floor. For reading suggestions, visit our Teen Reads webpage. ... (read more)
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poetry reading

Karaoke Poetry!

Tue., 4/29/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Share your favorite poems with others! During "karaoke poetry," you are invited to read aloud the work of other poets — famous or otherwise — for the enjoyment of the group. For inspiration, check out the library's poetry collection. Registration requested (but not required). This event is part of our National Poetry Month celebration.
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books

Book Sale

Thu., 5/1/14 Sun., 5/4/14 @ MCPL Wausau
Hundreds of gently-used books are available for low prices! Your purchases help support the library. The book sale will be open: Thu., 5/1, 5:00-8:00pm (Friends only); Fri., 5/2, 9:30am-4:30pm; Sat., 5/3, 9:30am-4:30pm; Sun., 1-4pm – Bag Sale: $6 per bag (provided).
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spa gifts

Mother's Day DIY Spa Gifts

Sat., 5/3/14, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to create simple "spa gifts" for Mother's Day! A variety of techniques will be presented, including methods for creating homemade salt scrubs, body lotion and bubble bath. All necessary supplies will be provided.
Hands-on Learning Crafts Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
LEGO blocks

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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David LaRochelle

Author/Illustrator David LaRochelle

Sat., 5/10/14, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Award-winning children's author and illustrator David LaRochelle will read from several of his books and discuss his book creation process. Afterward, kids can create their own "Wanted" poster for a mean vegetable of their choice. Supplies will be provided. ... (read more)
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bicyclists

Bicycle Wausau Rodeo & Safety Day

Sat., 5/10/14, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Patrons of all ages are invited to library to learn about bicycle safety! Stations will offer free bicycle inspections and maintenance tips, free bicycle helmets for children (and reduced-price helmets for adults), bike safety tours of the downtown Wausau area, and more.
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Movie Night

Tue., 5/13/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG-13 | 105 min.) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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rainbow loom

Rainbow Loom® Fun!

Tue., 5/13/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can make colorful, woven rubber band artwork and jewelry using Rainbow Loom! Library staff will demonstrate basic weaving techniques and ideas, and kids can choose make their own projects to take home. All supplies provided.
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Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club

Wed., 5/14/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of "Styxx," a novel in the best-selling Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. ... (read more)
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Michael Perry

Lunch with Michael Perry

Thu., 5/15/14, 12:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Prior to his appearance at the Grand Theater, author Michael Perry will read from his new book "From the Top: Brief Transmissions from Tent Show Radio" and discuss his role in the Tent Show Radio program. Perry also will field some questions and, if time allows, sign copies of his latest book. ... (read more)
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Banning DDT

Banning DDT: Readings & Discussion

Thu., 5/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Journalist Bill Berry will discuss and share readings from his new book, "Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way," including stories and details from citizens, scientists, reporters and traditional conservationists who drew attention to the harmful effects of DDT, "the miracle pesticide," in the 1960s and '70s.
Nature Author Visit Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
man and woman

Movie Night

Tue., 5/27/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG-13 | 125 min.) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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Rainas Witness

Author Visit: Barbara Bolton

Tue., 6/3/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Weston author Barbara Bolton will share readings from her debut novel, "Raina's Witness," a contemporary crime and mystery thriller based on real stories of human trafficking. Bolton also will discuss her writing process and the research she did to make her story more realistic.
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book bag

Design Your Book Bag!

Tue., 6/10/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can design their very own book bag using cloth paint, markers, stickers and more! All necessary supplies will be provided. Additionally, a variety of popular new books for tweens will be presented for consideration.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
child reading to a dog

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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Tom Pease

Tom Pease

Children and their families are invited to receive "a big musical hug" from Tom Pease, a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist whose performances are entirely participatory!
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computer code

Hour of Code

Teens and tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! This program is based on the national Hour of Code initiative.
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rocket

Balloon Rockets

Thu., 6/19/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn how rockets work, construct their own rockets made of straws and balloons, and launch them to see how far they travel.
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Doc Ron

Weird Science Show

Children of all ages are invited to meet Doc Ron, a time-traveling student of Doc Brown from Back to the Future! He will perform several fun and interactive science experiments for all to enjoy.
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chemical reaction

Tween Science

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to learn about chemical reactions while watching some crazy and awesome science experiments, including a few they can try on their own!
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melted crayon art

Art with Heat!

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) can experiment with heat to create melted crayon art and ice candles! Also, teens will have the chance to experiment with Flame Painter, a free computer program.
Slp Hands-on Learning Crafts Science Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
canned food

Science of Canning and Preservation

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Jackie Carattini, family living agent with Marathon County UW-Extension, will present a program on the science behind the canning and preserving of various fruits and vegetables.
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volcano

Volcano Science

Tue., 7/1/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn how volcanoes work and work as teams to construct volcanos using clay. Each team will then get the chance to make their volcano "erupt"!
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Benjamin Franklin

Industrious Mr. Franklin

Meet the intrepid inventor, quipping author, productive scientist, and founding father: Mr. Benjamin Franklin! Children of all ages will enjoy this fascinating and humorous performance by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
Slp History Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
animals

Nature's Niche

Children of all ages will discover how different creatures have been important to new scientific discoveries. Many creatures have unique adaptations, some of which are stranger than science fiction!
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terrarium

Build a Terrarium

Tue., 7/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) can create terrariums using simple materials, including recycled glass bottles! Participants also will learn how a terrarium models the earth's water cycle and how the greenhouse effect works.
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robot

Robot Rampage

Tweens (grades 3-5) can create their own "robots" using recyclable materials! All necessary supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring recyclable materials of your own (cans, jars, wire, cardboard tubes, etc.).
Slp Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson

Happy Birthday Dr. Gonzo!

Thu., 7/17/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
In honor of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's July 18 birthday, join us for a special showing of a cult-favorite film loosely based on his life. (Rated R | 96 min. | 1980) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) (Books on Hunter S. Thompson) ... (read more)
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Dan Kirk

The Juggler with the Yellow Shoes

Lively juggling fun for all ages, plus comedy and balloon tricks, all while promoting the joy of books and reading! ... (read more)
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space

Science Fiction or Science Fact?

Tue., 7/22/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and adults are invited to a science fiction and science fact trivia contest! Participants can form teams to compete against their friends.
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puppy made of poms

Pom Pom Pups

Tue., 7/29/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can design their very own puppy made of large poms! Choose a color and pet accessories, and name your pup! All supplies provided.
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children swimming

Pool Party

Tue., 8/5/14, 1:00pm 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Bring your library card for free admission to any Wausau-area outdoor public swimming pool. One card is good for the whole family! ... (read more)
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craft supplies

Craft Day!

Children and their families or caregivers are invited to the library for science-themed arts and crafts! All supplies will be provided.
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sci-fi space characters

Read & View

Tue., 8/12/14, 6:00pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor (PG-13 | 114 min.), followed by a brief discussion of the book by Orson Scott Card on which the movie was based. We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
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child spy

Spy School

Do you dream of being a spy or detective? School-age children (grades K-5) can engage their undercover curiosity with fun activities and science experiments including secret messages, fingerprinting and more!
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antiques

What's It Worth? An Antiques Appraisal Roadshow

Sun., 9/28/14, 1:30pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise items such as toys, clocks, lamps, costume jewelry, vintage photographs and glassware. The cost will be $10 per item. Call 715-261-7234 to register (required) or for additional information.
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fossils

Colossal Fossils

Colossal Fossils, a Wisconsin non-profit, will share its large collection of fossils and fossil replicas during this hands-on presentation for children of all ages! The program also will share local prehistory and locations throughout Wisconsin where fossils may be found.
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