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Attention Teens! Voting has started for YALSA’s Teen Top Ten!

Attention Teens!  Voting has started for YALSA’s Teen Top Ten!

If you have visited the TeenZone over the summer, you probably noticed our display of books that have been nominated for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten!  If you haven’t, check out the picture of the display.   Every year YALSA works with teens and libraries around ...

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Create Your Own Urban Legend: The Mill

Create Your Own Urban Legend: The Mill

Earlier this month, teens had an opportunity to create their own urban legends using materials found in the library. This terrifying story was inspired by a picture of the Island Mill in Wausau (c. 1900-1919) from the Marathon County Historical Society, found in the Central Wisconsin Digitization ...




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)
Art Community Wausau Adults Children Educators Parents Teens | Add to your calendar.

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)
Poetry Athens Teens | Add to your calendar.

Experimenting with Yarn: Hand and Arm Knitting

Teens and tweens will have an opportunity to experiment with yarn in the second of a three part event. Our second event will feature finger and arm knitting. Arm knitting can be used to create cowls,scarves or even large blankets. Finger knitting ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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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)
Activities Art Crafts Edgar Teens | Add to your calendar.

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.
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Technology Marathon City Teens | Add to your calendar.
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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)
Movie Teen Movie Night Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Finding the Middle Way: Nhriav Txoj Kev Hauv Nraub Nrab

Sat., 4/25/15, 1:00pm 2:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
The public is invited to a community presentation of this documentary film showing the history of the Hmong American community primarily in Portage County. It explores such topics as cultural traditions, working life, intergenerational relationships and Hmong and non-Hmong relationships. There will ... (read more)
Community Movie Wausau Adults Children Preschool Seniors Teens | Add to your calendar.

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)
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Marathon City Teens | Add to your calendar.
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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)
Movie Teen Movie Night Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Heroes from Another Age

Sat., 6/13/15, 10:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Families, teens and tweens are invited to learn about heroes and heroism from the past. The Shire of Falcon's Keep, a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, will visit the library to demonstrate sword fighting, share crafts and teach ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning History Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.

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)
Movie Teen Movie Night Slp Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Superhero Trivia

Thu., 6/18/15, 6:30pm Mon., 6/15/15, 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Trivia Slp Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.

Create Your Own Comic!

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Activities Art Writing Writing Workshop Slp Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Teen Trivia Night

Mon., 7/13/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to test their knowledge of superheroes, sidekicks, and villains at our trivia night.
Trivia Slp Athens Teens | Add to your calendar.

Bracelets for a Cause

Tue., 7/14/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Activities Art Charity Community Crafts Slp Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Altered Books: Add a Monster

Thu., 7/16/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Art Slp Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

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)
Crafts Slp Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.

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)
Art Community Slp Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.

Teen Movies

Thu., 9/24/15, 6:00pm Thu., 8/25/16, 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Movies will be shown once a month that appeal to teens and are based on ya/teen book titles. All movies will be rated PG13 and be based on a book or series.
Movie Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Haunted Wausau

Tue., 10/27/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and adults are invited to join us in welcoming Shawn Blaschka from the Wausau Paranormal Research Society as he shares stories of his group's investigations of haunted locations around Wausau.
History Paranormal Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.

Creative Writing for Beginners

Tue., 11/10/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creative Writing for Beginners is a three week opportunity to express yourself creatively through writing. You will be asked to take risks and must be willing to write honestly. No critiques on your writing will happen, but you should be ... (read more)
Writing Writing Workshop Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Creative Writing for Beginners

Tue., 11/24/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creative Writing for Beginners is a three week opportunity to express yourself creatively through writing. You will be asked to take risks and must be willing to write honestly. No critiques on your writing will happen, but you should be willing to ... (read more)
Writing Writing Workshop Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Creative Writing for Beginners

Tue., 12/8/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creative Writing for Beginners is a three week opportunity to express yourself creatively through writing. You will be asked to take risks and must be willing to write honestly. No critiques on your writing will happen, but you should be willing to ... (read more)
Writing Writing Workshop Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Creative Writing for Beginners

Tue., 12/22/15, 7:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Creative Writing for Beginners is a three week opportunity to express yourself creatively through writing. You will be asked to take risks and must be willing to write honestly. No critiques on your writing will happen, but you should be willing to ... (read more)
Writing Writing Workshop Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

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