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winter

Teen Book Club: "Winter"

Sat., 12/28/13, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Wausau

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Teens! Discuss your favorite books with fellow teens at our monthly Teen Book Club! Just read a book related to the theme of the month and stop by the TeenZone on the library's second floor. This month's theme is "Winter." For reading suggestions, visit our Teen Reads webpage. Meets monthly: 1/25, 2/22, 3/22(?), 4/26, 5/24. Funding for this program was provided by the Friends of MCPL.
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Teen Literature Day

Thu., 4/17/14, 6:00pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) can discover great books that have been made into movies and watch one such movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG-13 | 124 min.) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but it is based on a popular young adult novel by Kami Garcia. (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
National Library Week Movie Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
parent and child

No Yelling!

Thu., 4/17/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Linda Salzman from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will share ways to communicate with and discipline children without yelling, plus insight into the meanings behind challenging behaviors. Toys and books will be available to keep children entertained while parents attend this program. This event is part of the library's Parenting series.
Parenting Series Children National Library Week Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
hands holding globe

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.
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)
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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).
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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)
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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)
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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.
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.
man and woman

Movie Night

Tue., 5/27/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie on the library's third floor! (Rated PG-13 | 125 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.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Book Club: "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

Wed., 5/28/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
child reading to a dog

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
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Rainas Witness

Author Visit: Barbara Bolton

Tue., 6/3/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Weston author Barbara Bolton will share readings from her debut novel, "Raina's Witness," a contemporary crime and mystery thriller based on real stories of human trafficking. Bolton also will discuss her writing process and the research she did to make her story more realistic.
Author Visit Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Sci-Fi Saturday

Sat., 6/7/14, 3:00pm Sat., 8/23/14, 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW!
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The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Book Club: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

Mon., 6/9/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a discussion of "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
Bitter Sweet by LaVyrle Spencer

Book Club: "Bitter Sweet" by LaVyrle Spencer

Tue., 6/10/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Bitter Sweet" by LaVyrle Spencer.
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
book bag

Design Your Book Bag!

Tue., 6/10/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can design their very own book bag using cloth paint, markers, stickers and more! All necessary supplies will be provided. Additionally, a variety of popular new books for tweens will be presented for consideration.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
Tom Pease

Tom Pease

Children and their families are invited to receive "a big musical hug" from Tom Pease, a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist whose performances are entirely participatory!
Slp Music Athens Children | Add to your calendar.
animals

Nature's Niche

Children of all ages will discover how different creatures have been important to new scientific discoveries. Many creatures have unique adaptations, some of which are stranger than science fiction!
Slp Nature Off-site Edgar Elementary Children | Add to your calendar.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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

Thu., 6/12/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Book Club: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich

Mon., 6/16/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
child spy

Spy School

Do you dream of being a spy or detective? School-age children (grades K-5) can engage their undercover curiosity with fun activities and science experiments including secret messages, fingerprinting and more!
Slp Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
medical examiner

Come Listen to a Real-Life Medical Examiner

Wed., 6/18/14, 1:00pm 1:45pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Jessica Blahnik, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Marathon County, will illuminate the science that is part of her job. If you are interested in how real death investigations compare to those you see on popular TV series, this program is for you! This is an adult event; join us at 2:00pm for the teen version.
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medical examiner

Meet a Medical Examiner!

Wed., 6/18/14, 2:00pm 2:45pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Jessica Blahnik, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Marathon County, will illuminate the science that is part of her job. If you are interested in how real death investigations compare to those you see on popular TV series, this program is for you! This is a teen event; join us at 1:00pm for the adult version.
Slp Science Mosinee Teens | Add to your calendar.
Pomeranian

Soda Pups

Meet the Soda Pups, trained Pomeranian dogs that will perform amazing tricks and obedience skills, including riding in a toy truck!
Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
computer code

Hour of Code

Teens and tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! This program is based on the national Hour of Code initiative.
Slp Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Children Tweens Teens | Add to your calendar.
rocket

Balloon Rockets

Thu., 6/19/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn how rockets work, construct their own rockets made of straws and balloons, and launch them to see how far they travel.
Slp Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
robot

Robot Rampage

Tweens (grades 3-5) can create their own "robots" using recyclable materials! All necessary supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring recyclable materials of your own (cans, jars, wire, cardboard tubes, etc.).
Slp Crafts Athens Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Sunday Recipe Swap

Sun., 6/22/14, 2:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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7 Films of Ray Harryhausen

Sun., 6/22/14, 6:30pm Sun., 6/29/14, 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW!
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craft supplies

Craft Day!

Children and their families or caregivers are invited to the library for science-themed arts and crafts! All supplies will be provided.
Slp Crafts Marathon City Children | Add to your calendar.
Doc Ron

Weird Science Show

Children of all ages are invited to meet Doc Ron, a time-traveling student of Doc Brown from Back to the Future! He will perform several fun and interactive science experiments for all to enjoy.
Slp Science Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
scientific paraphernalia

Science Exploration

Tue., 6/24/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children and their families are invited to explore science with a variety of hands-on activities!
Slp Hands-on Learning Science Hatley Children | Add to your calendar.
chemical reaction

Tween Science

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to learn about chemical reactions while watching some crazy and awesome science experiments, including a few they can try on their own!
Slp Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
melted crayon art

Art with Heat!

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) can experiment with heat to create melted crayon art and ice candles! Also, teens will have the chance to experiment with Flame Painter, a free computer program.
Slp Hands-on Learning Crafts Science Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
canned food

Science of Canning and Preservation

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Jackie Carattini, family living agent with Marathon County UW-Extension, will present a program on the science behind the canning and preserving of various fruits and vegetables.
Slp Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
volcano

Volcano Science

Tue., 7/1/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn how volcanoes work and work as teams to construct volcanos using clay. Each team will then get the chance to make their volcano "erupt"!
Slp Science Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
Benjamin Franklin

Industrious Mr. Franklin

Meet the intrepid inventor, quipping author, productive scientist, and founding father: Mr. Benjamin Franklin! Children of all ages will enjoy this fascinating and humorous performance by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
Slp History Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

Book Club: "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

Tue., 7/8/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty. ... (read more)
Book Club Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Logging Road Gang by Buzz Humke

Book Club: "The Logging Road Gang" by Buzz Humke

Thu., 7/10/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Join us for a discussion of "The Logging Road Gang" by Wisconsin author Buzz Humke. ... (read more)
Book Club Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Club: "Divergent" by Veronica Roth

Mon., 7/14/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
mala bracelet

Mindful Meditation and Mala Bracelets

Mon., 7/14/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Teens (grades 6-12) can learn about the history and benefits of meditation and create their own mala bracelet to be used during meditation (or simply as jewelry).
Slp Crafts Hands-on Learning Mosinee Teens | Add to your calendar.
terrarium

Build a Terrarium

Tue., 7/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) can create terrariums using simple materials, including recycled glass bottles! Participants also will learn how a terrarium models the earth's water cycle and how the greenhouse effect works.
Slp Hands-on Learning Crafts Nature Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson

Happy Birthday Dr. Gonzo!

Thu., 7/17/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
In honor of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's July 18 birthday, join us for a special showing of a cult-favorite film loosely based on his life. (Rated R | 96 min. | 1980) We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) (Books on Hunter S. Thompson) ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Book Club: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

Mon., 7/21/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. ... (read more)
Book Club Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
fossils

Colossal Fossils

Colossal Fossils, a Wisconsin non-profit, will share its large collection of fossils and fossil replicas during this hands-on presentation for children of all ages! The program also will share local prehistory and locations throughout Wisconsin where fossils may be found.
Slp Hands-on Learning Nature Edgar Children | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 7/22/14, 9:30am 10:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, chief meteorologist for WSAW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is a children's event; join us at 10:30am for the adult version.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 7/22/14, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, chief meteorologist for WSAW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is an adult event; join us at 9:30am for the children's version.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
Dan Kirk

The Juggler with the Yellow Shoes

Lively juggling fun for all ages, plus comedy and balloon tricks, all while promoting the joy of books and reading! ... (read more)
Slp Juggling Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
space

Science Fiction or Science Fact?

Tue., 7/22/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and adults are invited to a science fiction and science fact trivia contest! Participants can form teams to compete against their friends.
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The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Book Club: "The Silver Star" by Jeannette Walls

Wed., 7/23/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Silver Star" by Jeannette Walls.
Book Club Rothschild Adults | Add to your calendar.
scientific paraphernalia

Tween Science

Thu., 7/24/14, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library for some wacky science experiments!
Slp Science Rothschild Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
puppy made of poms

Pom Pom Pups

Tue., 7/29/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can design their very own puppy made of large poms! Choose a color and pet accessories, and name your pup! All supplies provided.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
children swimming

Pool Party

Tue., 8/5/14, 1:00pm 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Bring your library card for free admission to any Wausau-area outdoor public swimming pool. One card is good for the whole family! ... (read more)
Slp Off-site Wausau Outdoor Pools Children Teens | Add to your calendar.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Book Club: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

Mon., 8/11/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a discussion of "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. ... (read more)
Book Club Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.
The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro

Book Club: "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro

Tue., 8/12/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
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Read & View

Tue., 8/12/14, 6:00pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor (PG-13 | 114 min.), followed by a brief discussion of the book by Orson Scott Card on which the movie was based. We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Thu., 8/14/14, 11:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Book Club: "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Mon., 8/18/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Book Club: "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Wed., 8/27/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio.
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Club: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Mon., 9/8/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
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Flu Clinic

Tue., 9/9/14, 1:00pm 1:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
NEW! Seasonal flu shots for ages six months to adult will be offered via the VNA Home Health program at Aspirus. Appointments are not necessary. There will be a nominal fee; please bring your insurance information. Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances can be billed for this service.
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Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer

Book Club: "Home Song" by LaVyrle Spencer

Tue., 9/9/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Book Club: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

Thu., 9/11/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
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The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Book Club: "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

Wed., 9/24/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty.
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What's It Worth? An Antiques Appraisal Roadshow

Sun., 9/28/14, 1:30pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise items such as toys, clocks, lamps, costume jewelry, vintage photographs and glassware. The cost will be $10 per item. Call 715-261-7234 to register (required) or for additional information.
Antiques Wausau Adults Seniors | Add to your calendar.
Atonement by Ian McEwan

Book Club: "Atonement" by Ian McEwan

Thu., 10/9/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Athens
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book Club: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern

Mon., 10/13/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
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Grossology

Thu., 10/16/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Book Club: "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte

Wed., 10/22/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Book Club: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

Mon., 11/10/14, 5:45pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. ... (read more)
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Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Book Club: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

Tue., 11/11/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Join us for a discussion of "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. ... (read more)
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The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith

Book Club: "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith

Wed., 11/19/14, 11:00am 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a friendly get-together as we discuss "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling).
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The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

Book Club: "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans

Tue., 12/9/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
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