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"The Story Of Us" by Deb Caletti

The Story Of Us by Deb Caletti

★★★★ Cricket is on the verge of change, which scares her. She just graduated from high school, her mother is (hopefully) getting remarried, she is meeting her soon-to-be stepsisters, and her dog is getting old. All this, plus she may have made a huge mistake ...

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Sync offers free YA audiobook downloads this summer

Sync offers free YA audiobook downloads this summer

Dreading assigned summer reading?  Have to spend hours in the car with your annoying younger siblings?  Mowing thousands of lawns this summer?  I may have a solution as close as your headphones and smartphone.  As I was scrolling around the internet this week, I discovered that ...




Parenting: Whining, Tantrums, Back Talk, Oh NO!

Thu., 3/5/15, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Are you frustrated about telling children the same thing over and over? Learn to get your children to tune in so you can stop yelling and they start listening. You'll learn how to teach your child respect and responsibility. Linda Salzman ... (read more)
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Working with App Inventor

Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to create apps using MIT's App Inventor software during one of several free classes! Teens should bring their smart phone along to test their creation. Teens will also create a Google and Gmail account during this event in order to use App Inventor. ... (read more)
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Experimenting with Yarn

Teens and tweens are invited to experiment with yarn and try their hand at weaving with common household items including paper plates and straws during this event to celebrate Teen Tech Week: Libraries are for Making. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to ... (read more)
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Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin's Traveling Exhibition

Wed., 3/18/15 Wed., 5/20/15 @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the library to view works of art created by children, young adults and adults with disabilities from across Wisconsin. The "Creative Power" traveling exhibition includes 30 pieces of art, and is curated by VSA Wisconsin, a group dedicated to providing ... (read more)
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Design A Disc

Wed., 3/18/15, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to use the scratch art technique to create their own unique artwork from recycled CDs. All necessary supplies will be provided.
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Teen Movie Night: "It's Kind of a Funny Story"

Thu., 3/19/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! This month's movie is based on the book "It's Kind of a Funny Story" by Ned Vizzini. ... (read more)
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Create-a-poem

Wed., 4/1/15, 1:00pm Thu., 4/30/15, 8:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month by creating a poem using found words from other materials, cutting out words and gluing them to a new page. No registration is required, and all materials will be provided. ... (read more)
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Social Action: Altered Books

Mon., 4/13/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to the Edgar branch Library to create “altered books” with a social action message in this event series led by Edgar High School Art Instructor Monique Olson. Altered books are an art form of creating art by ... (read more)
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Mighty Microbots

Wed., 4/15/15, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to create and test their own unique magnetic microbot while learning about scientific advancements in the robotics field. All necessary supplies will be provided.
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I am Number Four book cover

Teen Movie Night: "I am Number Four"

Thu., 4/16/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! This month's movie is based on the book "I am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore. ... (read more)
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Zentangle and Mandalas

Wed., 5/6/15, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to create their own Zentangle and Mandala artwork. These fun and easy to learn art forms are relaxing, beautiful, and unique. All supplies will be provided. This will be a great way to enjoy ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night: "Flipped"

Thu., 5/21/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! This month's movie is based on the book "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen. ... (read more)
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Teen Movie Night

Thu., 6/18/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor! (Title TBA.) ... (read more)
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Superhero Trivia

Thu., 6/18/15, 6:30pm Mon., 6/15/15, 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Adults and teens! Display your superhero trivia knowledge! Come as a team or just show up and join a team. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia team! Questions will be drawn from a wide variety of superhero traditions, ... (read more)
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Create Your Own Comic!

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Teens and Tweens! Would you like to learn how to create your own comic? Join us to learn the comic creating process step-by-step, including demonstrations on how to draw and create by a real comic artist! You will learn ... (read more)
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Bracelets for a Cause

Tue., 7/14/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Teens and Tweens: Would you like to make a difference in a young child's life? Please join us to create some really cool bracelets that we can donate to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (www.chw.org). The Children's Hospital will ... (read more)
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Altered Books: Add a Monster

Thu., 7/16/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! By now everyone has seen the thrift store landscapes where an artist has added something new to the picture. Teens are invited to alter a picture book to add a monster to the text and pictures. We will provide the ... (read more)
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Mask Making Workshop

Tue., 7/21/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Masks are used to hide your identity…whether you are a thief, a superhero, a villain or partygoer. Often we wear masks to hide who we truly are. Or we “wear” many different masks throughout our day; sister, brother, son, daughter, ... (read more)
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The Super-est Superhero Debate

Thu., 8/6/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Who is the mightiest superhero of them all? Can Batman defeat Superman or anyone else? Would the Incredible Hulk crush all competition? This is your chance to present "evidence" in support of your favorite superhero. We'll form teams, or let you go ... (read more)
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