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Wed., 3/12/14, 4:30pm – 6:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
A free, hands-on introduction to Apple's iPad including basic functions and popular features. A limited number of iPads will be available, so if you have your own, please bring it! (Just be sure your iPad set up with an iTunes account beforehand.) Registration required: 715-443-2775.
Wed., 3/12/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 3/13/14, 11:30am – 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Thu., 3/13/14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Fri., 3/14/14, 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Mon., 3/17/14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Mon., 3/17/14, 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Mon., 3/17/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
It's time for Family Fun Night! This month, children and their families can explore different places and times throughout history!
Mon., 3/17/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 3/18/14, 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided. Meets monthly: 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17.
Tue., 3/18/14, 4:00pm – 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Visit the Phyllis Donner Aquarium and hear a fish tale! Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited for ocean-related stories followed by an aquarium activity, experiment or craft.
Wed., 3/19/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Review basic computer skills, including how to turn a computer on; using a mouse or touchpad; navigating the operating system; identifying icons; and understanding computer terminology. The class will focus on Windows 7, but Windows 8 will be discussed too. If you have a laptop, bring it along! Registration required: 715-352-3155.
Thu., 3/20/14, 1:30pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Thu., 3/20/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 3/20/14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Learn the basics of childhood and adolescent vaccines in this presentation by Becky Mroczenski and Vicki Chrapkowski, public health nurses at the Marathon County Health Department. ... (read more)
Thu., 3/20/14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
In honor of National Women's History Month, Gary Gisselman of the Marathon County Historical Society will present an engaging slideshow on influential women in Wausau and Marathon County during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Sat., 3/22/14, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited for a morning of 'fractured' fairy and folk tales, followed by some twisted and tangled arts and crafts. For a list of fractured tales, visit our Children's Book Lists webpage.
Sat., 3/22/14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 3/25/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Wed., 3/26/14, 11:00am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Mon., 3/31/14, 11:00am – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children of all ages are invited to the library during for a variety of fun and educational craft projects. All necessary materials will be provided. Stop by at any time between 11am and 4pm to participate. This event is part of our Spring Break series for school-age children.
Tue., 4/1/14, 9:00am – 10:00am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin (BBBSNCW), including its services and volunteer opportunities. Adults interested in becoming mentors to children are especially invited to attend. Presented by Andrea Stelzl, Enrollment & Match Support Specialist at BBBSNCW.
Tue., 4/1/14, 1:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 4/1/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Think you're prepared to survive in the woods? Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library for wilderness survival trivia and to make a paracord bracelet (a specially-woven bracelet that can be unraveled for several yards of strong rope in an emergency). This event is a part of our Spring Break series for school-age children.
Tue., 4/1/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a friendly poetry-reading competition! At a "poetry slam," poets read or recite original work and are judged on their performance by members of the audience. Bring one or more poems of your own creation, or just come to listen. Registration requested (but not required). This event is part of our National Poetry Month celebration.
Tue., 4/1/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Calling all teens (especially aspiring fashion designers)! Join us and the Woodson Art Museum for a special three-day art project that aims to present topics of 'social action' via the medium of clothing. This first meeting is for "Learning, Planning and Design." Future meetings at the Woodson Art Museum: 4/15, 4/26, 5/2 and 5/10. No registration required.
Wed., 4/2/14, 1:00pm – 2:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 4/3/14, 11:30am – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited to make their own decorative bookmarks! Stop by any time between 11:30am and 4pm to participate. All supplies will be provided. This event is part of our Spring Break series for school-age children.
Fri., 4/4/14, 11:30am – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children of all ages and their families are invited to use their imaginations and build creative projects using LEGO and DUPLO® blocks! Blocks will be provided. This event is part of our Spring Break series for school-age children.
Sat., 4/5/14, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 4/8/14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Tue., 4/8/14, 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Marathon City
NEW! Children of all ages and their families are invited to use their imaginations and build creative projects using LEGO and DUPLO blocks! Blocks will be provided.
Tue., 4/8/14, 6:00pm – 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 4/8/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
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.
Tue., 4/8/14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Design and build creative structures using LEGO blocks! Use your imagination and mechanical skills to match the monthly theme. For tweens in grades 3-5 only. LEGO blocks will be provided.
Wed., 4/9/14, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Preschool children (ages 4-6) and their caregivers are invited to experience hands-on, curriculum-based activities on the second Wednesday of each month, September-April. Free and open to the public. Registration required: 715-261-7220.
Wed., 4/9/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 4/10/14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Sun., 4/13/14, 1:30pm – 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Mon., 4/14/14, 3:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Apply for your U.S. passport in Edgar 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. It is highly recommended that you confer with one of our passport acceptance agents before the event by calling 715-261-7200 — especially if applying on behalf of a minor.
Mon., 4/14/14, 5:45pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tue., 4/15/14, 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided. Meets monthly: 5/20, 6/17.
Tue., 4/15/14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau