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Visit our booth at the fair!

Tue., 7/29/14 Sun., 8/3/14 @ Wisconsin Valley Fair
Library staff and volunteers will be at the Wisconsin Valley Fair throughout the week at a display booth filled with information about the library and activities for all fairgoers of all ages! The booth will be staffed noon through 8pm throughout the week.
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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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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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Kourtney Heintz

Be a Productive Part-Time Writer

Thu., 7/31/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and blogger Kourtney Heintz will share tips and techniques on becoming a productive writer while maintaining a day job. Heintz, a former management consultant, wrote two novels while working full time, and will teach you how to set reasonable deadlines with clear goals. ... (read more)
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fantasy space creatures

Sci-Fi Saturday: "The Dark Crystal"

Sat., 8/2/14, 2:00pm 3:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Watch a free sci-fi movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 93 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
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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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teddy bear

"Sweet Dreams" Story Time

NEW! Children of all ages are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animals and wear pajamas to this special evening story time! (This story time only meets during the summer.)
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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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teens

TAG Meeting

Make a difference at the library! Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a great volunteer opportunity for students in grades six through twelve. Members help select materials for the teen collection, assist with events, write reviews, create displays and help with other projects.
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tiny artworks

Tiny Treasures and STAMP Exhibits

Wed., 8/6/14 Fri., 9/26/14 @ MCPL Wausau
Visit the library to view a special exhibit of tiny works of art created by members of the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association (WRAA)! Approximately 400 "tiny treasures" no larger than 2.5" x 3.5" will be on display throughout the second floor. ... (read more)
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B.C. Kowalski

Author Visit: B. C. Kowalski

Sat., 8/9/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and journalist B. C. Kowalski, of Stevens Point, recently self-published his first novel, a science fiction book called "Robot Awareness." Join us as Kowalski reads excerpts from his book and discusses his writing process and self-publishing experiences.
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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: "Ender's Game"

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 "Ender's Game," the book on which the movie was based. (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
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Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton

Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club

Wed., 8/13/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Kiss the Dead" from the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton! ... (read more)
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computer code

Hour of Code

Thu., 8/14/14, 3:00pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
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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Creating Tiny Treasures

Thu., 8/14/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Members of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association will share their techniques for creating Tiny Treasures – original artwork created on 2.5" x 3.5" surfaces. Then, participants will have the opportunity to create their own tiny treasure using a variety of art supplies. All materials will be provided. ... (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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fireman burning books

Sci-Fi Saturday: "Fahrenheit 451"

Sat., 8/16/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Watch a free sci-fi movie on the library's third floor! (Unrated | 112 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Women's Book Club: "The Things That Keep Us Here" by Carla Buckley

Mon., 8/18/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Things That Keep Us Here" by Carla Buckley. ... (read more)
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Summer Readers Party

Wed., 8/20/14, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to join us for a party at the end of this year's Summer Library Program! Children can share some of the things they read and did this summer, and there will be crafts and activities, including making pet toys for the Humane Society of Marathon County.
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Creating Tiny Treasures

Sat., 8/23/14, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Members of the Wisconsin Valley Art Association will share their techniques for creating Tiny Treasures – original artwork created on 2.5" x 3.5" surfaces. Then, participants will have the opportunity to create their own tiny treasure using a variety of art supplies. All materials will be provided. ... (read more)
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books

Find your next book on Facebook!

Mon., 8/25/14, 4:00pm 7:00pm @ Facebook (Online)
Tell us the last two books you've read, and we'll recommend which book you should read next! To participate, visit www.mcpl.us/fynb during the event, select "Write Post," and provide the titles and authors of two books. Our readers advisory wizards at the Reference Desk will do the rest!
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bracelets

Back to School Bracelet Making

Thu., 8/28/14, 2:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to visit the library and create the perfect back to school accessory: the bracelet! There will be plenty of opportunities to experiment with a wide variety of bracelet-making supplies.
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laboratory equipment

Literary Elements: Science

Thu., 8/28/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
This summer, adults are encouraged to read books from a variety of themes, and then meet at the library to discuss their selections. August's theme is "Science." For reading suggestions, visit our Adult Book Lists webpage.
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knitting supplies

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, along with some knitting supplies, but knitters are invited to bring their own supplies as well. ... (read more)
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children learning

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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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Paranormal, Romance & Intrigue Book Club

Wed., 9/10/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon! ... (read more)
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The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Women's Book Club: "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin

Mon., 9/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin. ... (read more)
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Visit us at CommUNITY Fest!

Sat., 9/20/14, 9:30am 3:00pm @ Marathon Park
Library staff and volunteers will be at United Way's annual community festival offering information about the library and providing arts & crafts and other hands-on activities for children!
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