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Multicultural Story Time

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)
Story Time Crafts National Library Week Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Book Club: "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain

Mon., 4/21/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain.
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Book Club: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

Mon., 4/21/14, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich.
Book Club Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
baby animals

Family Fun Night: Animal Babies!

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!
Story Time Crafts Nature Family Fun Night Edgar Children | Add to your calendar.
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)
Book Club Womens Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
the earth

Celebrate Earth Day!

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!
Nature Story Time Rothschild Children | 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.
More events in this series. » Hands-on Learning Crafts Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
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)
Movie Nature Science Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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!
Hands-on Learning Crafts Nature Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Book Club: "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Thu., 4/24/14, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a lively discussion of "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Extra copies of the book will be available at the front desk. This book club also meets Mon., 4/21/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
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)
Community Social Issues Technology Parenting Series Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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)
Book Club Teen Book Club Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
stepping stone

Memories, Rituals & Stepping Stones

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)
Crafts Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
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.
Poetry National Poetry Month Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.
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).
Book Sale Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
books by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan Celebration

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.
Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
passport

Passport Event

Sat., 5/3/14, 9:00am 1:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Apply for your U.S. passport in Athens during this special, one-day-only passport application event! Appointments are not required, but please visit www.mcpl.us/passports to determine what you will need to bring. ... (read more)
Passports Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
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.
stepping stone

Memories, Rituals and Stepping-Stones

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)
Crafts Edgar Children | Add to your calendar.
butterfly on a flower

Attracting Birds and Butterflies

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.
Gardening Nature Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Book Club: "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom

Thu., 5/8/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
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)
Crafts Story Time Author Visit Childrens Book Week Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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.
Hands-on Learning Community Wausau Children Teens Adults | Add to your calendar.
Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Book Club: "Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger

Mon., 5/12/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us to discuss "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger, the classic story of sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield and his life after being expelled from prep school in New York City.
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.

Bicycle and Road Safety

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.
Story Time Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Book Club: "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter

Tue., 5/13/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter.
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.

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)
Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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.
Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
books

Mosinee Book Sale

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.
Book Sale Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
picnic

Story Time in the Park

Wed., 5/14/14, 10:15am 11:00am @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a special Family Story Time in Klemme Park! There will be picnic-themed stories followed by an activity or craft. ... (read more)
Story Time Crafts Off-site Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.
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)
Book Club Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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)
Author Visit Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
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.
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

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

Mon., 5/19/14, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin.
Book Club Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Fli

Book Club: "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School" by Kathleen Flinn

Mon., 5/19/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join us for a lively discussion of "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School" by Kathleen Flinn. Extra copies of the book will be available at the front desk. There will be no 'second meeting' of the book club this week, as this will be our 2013-2014 book club finale.
Book Club Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.