Wed., 8/6/14 – Fri., 9/26/14 @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 9/2/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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.
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)
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
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)
Wed., 9/10/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Mon., 9/15/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 9/18/14, 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Debi Traeder, from Prevent Suicide Marathon County, will meet with teens to discuss suicide prevention, depression and mental health issues. Teens will be encouraged to bring questions and learn how to help friends through difficult times.
Tue., 9/23/14, 5:30pm – 8:10pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited for an evening full of LEGO® activities! Kids can create LEGO art using stamp pads and LEGO blocks, build and race LEGO balloon cars, and create a mask of their favorite LEGO character. Then at 6:30pm, we'll show The LEGO Movie in the story room. (Rated PG | 100 min.)
Thu., 9/25/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Sat., 9/27/14, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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 715-261-7230 to register (required) or for additional information.
Wed., 10/1/14 – Sun., 10/26/14 @ All MCPL Locations
Sun., 10/5/14, 1:30pm – 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 10/7/14, 7:00pm – 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Meet Ilsa J. Bick, an award-winning Wisconsin author of short stories and novels for teens and adults! She will be reading from her latest books, signing copies of her books, and discussing how she became a writer. Teens are especially encouraged to read one of her books and come prepared with questions! ... (read more)
Sun., 10/12/14, 1:30pm – 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Sun., 10/12/14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, will share a slideshow and video footage about the size and scale of the universe, stars and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. After the presentation, the audience will venture outside to view sunspots on the sun through a solar filter.
Tue., 10/14/14, 7:30pm – 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to compete in a friendly, team-based trivia contest based on young adult literature!
Thu., 10/16/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 10/16/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens! On World Food Day, stop by the library to learn about some unusual and natural sources of food – including bugs! Intended for grades 6-12.
Thu., 10/16/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (K-5) are invited to learn about all things gross! Kids can will learn how fast germs travel, make their own "snot" (aka green slime), make fake scabs and learn about other "gross" things the body does. This event is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival.
Sat., 10/18/14, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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.
Sat., 10/18/14, 2:00pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a screening of "Secret Life, Secret Death," an award-winning independent film that highlights the true story of a young mother who fell into crime in Chicago during the Roaring Twenties and later ran a shady hotel in Wisconsin during the Great Depression. A discussion with Genevieve Davis, the film's director/writer/producer, will follow. ... (read more)
Sun., 10/19/14, 1:30pm – 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Mon., 10/20/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to make new friends and discover the latest books, technology, art and writing techniques, helpful library resources and more! ... (read more)
Children and their families are invited to a free movie – "Muppets Most Wanted" – on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 107 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
Children and their families are invited to a free movie – "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" – on the library's third floor! (Rated PG | 92 min.) (film details) (request the DVD) ... (read more)
NEW! Local celebrities will share their love of books by reading some of their favorite stories to children at 10am and 11am! Free books will be distributed to children six years of age and younger after each reading session. ... (read more)
Sat., 10/25/14, 3:00pm – 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a screening of "The Lumberjack" (1914), the oldest film shot in Wisconsin that still exists in its original, complete form. Cast with Wausau locals, this 16-minute silent film tells a romantic story set against the backdrop of the city's lumber mills. Musician Dan Larson will provide accompaniment and the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research staff will discuss its restoration. ... (read more)
Sun., 10/26/14, 1:30pm – 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 10/30/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Mon., 11/17/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 11/20/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 12/18/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 1/29/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 2/26/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 3/19/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 4/16/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 5/21/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau