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Thu., 4/17/14, 6:00pm – 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) can discover great books that have been made into movies and watch one such movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG-13 | 124 min.) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but it is based on a popular young adult novel by Kami Garcia. (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
Thu., 4/17/14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Linda Salzman from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will share ways to communicate with and discipline children without yelling, plus insight into the meanings behind challenging behaviors. Toys and books will be available to keep children entertained while parents attend this program. This event is part of the library's Parenting series.
Sat., 4/19/14, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to experience stories from other cultures! Children also will be introduced to words in other languages, international music and dance, and multicultural craft projects. ... (read more)
Mon., 4/21/14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Mon., 4/21/14, 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Mon., 4/21/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
It's time for Family Fun Night! This month, children and their families can hear stories, do crafts and learn about baby animals of all shapes, sizes and colors!
Mon., 4/21/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 4/22/14, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Help us celebrate and learn about Earth Day! We will read books, sing songs and create crafts – all while learning about the earth and how we can keep it a safe and wonderful place. Children of all ages are welcome!
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
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)
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!
Wed., 4/23/14, 11:00am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Thu., 4/24/14, 1:30pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
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)
Sat., 4/26/14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Mon., 4/28/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Share your family traditions and memorable experiences while working together as a family to create a beautiful keepsake stepping stone! Bring special or meaningful items to put in your stone. All other supplies will be provided. Registration required: 715-693-2144. ... (read more)
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.
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).
Thu., 5/1/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Help us celebrate the books of Rick Riordan! Tweens (grades 3-5) can design camp flags and test their knowledge of Riordan's books and ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythology.
Sat., 5/3/14, 9:00am – 1:00pm @ MCPL Athens
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.
Mon., 5/5/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Share your family traditions and memorable experiences while working together as a family to create a beautiful keepsake stepping stone! Bring special or meaningful items to put in your stone. All other supplies will be provided. Registration required: 715-352-3155. ... (read more)
Tue., 5/6/14, 9:00am – 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Eileen Riehle, a master gardener with the Marathon County UW-Extension, will share tips and some of the different trees, shrubs and flowers that can be used to attract butterflies, birds and other desirable creatures to your backyard.
Thu., 5/8/14, 11:30am – 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Thu., 5/8/14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Sat., 5/10/14, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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.
Mon., 5/12/14, 5:45pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tue., 5/13/14, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
May is National Bike Safety Month! During this special Story Time, children will hear stories and sing songs about bicycling. Plus, an officer from the Rothschild Police Department will give a short presentation about bike safety and be available to answer questions.
Tue., 5/13/14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Tue., 5/13/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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.
Wed., 5/14/14 – Fri., 5/16/14 @ MCPL Mosinee
Hundreds of gently-used books are available for low prices! Your purchases help support the library. The book sale will be open: Wed., 5/14, 10am-4pm; Thu., 5/15, 12-5pm; Fri., 5/16, 12-3pm.
Wed., 5/14/14, 10:15am – 11:00am @ MCPL Stratford
Wed., 5/14/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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)
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.
Mon., 5/19/14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Mon., 5/19/14, 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Mon., 5/19/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed. ... (read more)
Mon., 5/19/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer