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Never Counted Out

Never Counted Out

Teens, have you ever felt like your voice wasn’t heard?  Or were there times when you spoke out about your truth?  Now you have the opportunity to share these by submitting an essay, poem, graphic novel or photograph about these times to Never Counted Out, a website created to ...




It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Join us for a night of board games and card games throughout MCPL Wausau! We'll have some of the classics - Monopoly, decks of cards - but others are designed ... (read more)
More events in this series (9). » Activities Games Hands-on Learning Slp Wausau Adults Teens Tweens Children Parents | Add to your calendar.
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Glowing and Exploding Art!

Wed., 5/11/16, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens will have the opportunity to create their own exploding masterpiece! We will mix science and art to create something truly one of a kind. (Don't worry Mom ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Hands On Learning Science Marathon City Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Teen Advisory Group

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a chance for teens to have a say in program decisions and volunteer at the library. TAG meetings are for members only, but teens can apply by completing the forms at www.mcpl.us/teenzone/tag.
More events in this series (6). » Volunteer Community Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Invasion of the Purple Loosestrife!

Mon., 6/13/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Did you know you can enlist an army of beetles to combat the invasive purple loosestrife? Join Chris Hamerla, regional aquatic invasive species coordinator with the Golden Sands Resource ... (read more)
Nature Hands-on Learning Rothschild Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.

LGBT Pride Month Documentary & Discussion: "Out in the Night"

Tue., 6/21/16, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a screening of director Blair Dorosh-Walther's documentary from the acclaimed POV film series in observance of LGBT Pride Month! ... (read more)
History Movie Social Issues Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.

MasterBlender

Wed., 6/22/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are challenged to become the MasterBlender! Teens will use a variety of healthy (and not-so-healthy) ingredients to create a smoothie. The smoothies will then be assessed by our team ... (read more)
Food Health Slp Hands-on Learning Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Sports Movie: "The Blind Side"

Fri., 6/24/16, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
By the time Michael Oher is in high school, he is homeless on the streets of Memphis. When he meets Leigh Anne Tuohy, Oher's whole life changes as he becomes ... (read more)
Movie Sports Slp Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Spencer's Amazing Race (to the Library)

Mon., 6/27/16 Fri., 7/1/16 @ MCPL Spencer
Visit our Spencer Branch during the week of June 27th to get a set of clues that will lead you around the Village of Spencer! Look at our photo clues, ... (read more)
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Creative Writing for Teens

Teens will have an opportunity to exercise their imagination and try creative writing! Our creative writing workshop focuses primarily on receiving creative feedback from a group of fellow writers. Teens will be encouraged to submit works to be read and critiqued by the rest of the group. In addition, writing prompts and short discussions of published pieces will be held to help facilitate the writing process. ... (read more)
More events in this series (3). » Writing Writing Workshop Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
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Sports Movie: "A League of Their Own"

Fri., 7/8/16, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
With World War II looming, the threat of no baseball inspires Cubs owner Walter Harvey to persuade his fellow baseball owners to bankroll a baseball league for women. Sisters Kit and Dottie travel to Chicago to try out for a place on one of the teams and end up together on the Rockford Peaches. The Peaches, coached by a former home run king, are down-on-their-luck underdogs who just barely manage to qualify for the World Series. But with Dottie's husband returning from the war and Kit being traded to another team, will the Peaches be able to win? ... (read more)
Movie Sports Slp Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Life-Sized Game Night for Teens

Mon., 7/11/16, 5:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens are invited to join us for some life-sized versions of their favorite family games! We'll have large versions of games like Jenga and Scrabble, along with a large maze ... (read more)
Activities Games Slp Athens Teens | Add to your calendar.

Teen Journaling with a Twist

Tue., 7/12/16, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Teens: Join us and discover new ways to make journaling fun and creative! Participants will spend the afternoon creating their own personal journal by doodling, drawing, cutting and pasting. Free and open to teens only, with all supplies provided.
Art Writing Slp Stratford Teens | Add to your calendar.

Dewey's Amazing Race for Teens

Wed., 7/13/16, 1:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens, join us for Dewey's Amazing Race! Come with a partner or work alone. You'll be racing through the Dewey Decimal System, competing with (and against?) friends to answer Wisconsin ... (read more)
Art Crafts Games Hands-on Learning History Nature Science Trivia Slp Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Needle Arts Nights

Interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, quilting or other needle related crafts? People of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather with others for creating and socializing. Bring ... (read more)
More events in this series (6). » Activities Community Crafts Hands-on Learning Hatley Adults Children Teens | Add to your calendar.

Sports Movie: "She's the Man"

Fri., 7/22/16, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Based on Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night," "She's the Man," features Viola, a smart mouthed high school soccer player. When her school cancels their girl's soccer team and her request to ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Anime Afternoon

Teens are invited to spend an afternoon watching anime. We will watch two to three different anime series from different genres, with exact titles to be decided at a later ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Movie Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Sports Movie: "Miracle"

Fri., 8/5/16, 1:00pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Soviet Union dominated Olympic ice hockey for decades until, during the height of the Cold War, the United States men's ice hockey team dethroned them at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in what became forever known as the "Miracle on Ice." "Miracle" tells the story of coach Herb Brooks' challenge of melding together a temperamental group of collegiate hockey players into a cohesive team able to defeat the Soviet juggernaut. ... (read more)
Movie Sports Slp Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Relax with Aromatherapy for Teens

Wed., 8/10/16, 10:00am 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
This program will teach teens about the importance of relaxation in relation to one's health. Attendees will make aromatherapy foot soaks using Epsom salt and essential oils and will also ... (read more)
Health Hands-on Learning Mosinee Teens | Add to your calendar.

The Teen Review

"Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

★★★★★ Before the story starts, Hannah Baker committed suicide. After the news of her death has spread, a fellow student from the same high school, Clay Jensen, receives a box of tapes. Curious, he listens to the tapes, and learns that the tapes were created by ...


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