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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.-Mon., 9/2-9/4.

Wisconsin CLICK for Babies Campaign Donation Collections

Wed., 6/21/17, 9am - Sat., 9/30/17, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2017 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Charity Crafts Social Issues Wausau Adults

Create and Donate in Edgar!

Wed., 7/26/17 - Tue., 8/22/17 @ MCPL Edgar
Learn about different ways you can give back to the community in Edgar and beyond! Free and open to the public.
Community Slp Charity Edgar Adults Children Preschool

August Building Extravaganza!

Tue., 8/1/17 - Thu., 8/31/17 @ MCPL Mosinee
Throughout the month of August, kids can build their own model robots using recycled materials and craft supplies at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Mosinee Children Preschool Grades K 5

Book Club: "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Wed., 8/23/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Join us for a discussion of "The Nest," about an affluent dysfunctional family bickers as they get closer to losing their joint trust fund.
Book Club Rothschild Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "Kristin Lavransdatter, I" by Sigrid Undset

Wed., 8/23/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lively discussion of a Norwegian novel about the courtship of a passionate, headstrong woman and a charming, impetuous man. No registration required, and the group meets in the fiction area of MCPL Wausau.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Duct Tape Palooza!

Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Crafts Slp Athens Children Tweens Teens

Anime Apocalypse After Dark

Thu., 8/24/17, 5pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adults are invited to watch apocalypse-themed anime series "Guilty Crown," "Wolf's Rain" and "Casshern SINS" at MCPL Wausau!
Movie Slp Wausau Adults

Pokemon Pictionary

Fri., 8/25/17, 11:30am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Players can battle for points by drawing (and guessing) their favorite Pokemon characters!
Slp Games Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5

LEGO® Block Party

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
More events in this series (13). » Hands-on Learning Marathon City Children

Paws to Read

Mon., 8/28/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!
Slp Activities Animals Mosinee Children Early Elementary K 5

Walk 'n' Talk Book Club

Bi-monthly meeting to walk and discuss a variety of books. Mid-May through September.
More events in this series (2). » Book Club Health Outdoor Recreation Hatley Adults

Intro to Microsoft Excel

Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

Intro to Food Dehydration and Fermentation

Tue., 9/5/17, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
NEW! An introduction to dehydrating food and the basics of safe fermentation, with Jackie Carattini of Marathon County UW-Extension. Free and no registration required.
Activities Food Gardening Spencer Adults

Back to School Story Time and Crafts

Tue., 9/5/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Stories and crafts to celebrate the return to school! Free and all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Story Time Hatley Children Preschool

Stitching an Enlightened World Together

Join us at the Athens Branch every Tuesday afternoon and learn new fiber arts skills with hooks, punches and needles, or join other experienced crafters to work on projects old ... (read more)
More events in this series (8). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Teen Advisory Group

Make a difference at the library! TAG is a volunteer opportunity for teens in grades 6-12. Members help select materials for the library's collection, assist with events, write reviews, create ... (read more)
More events in this series (3). » Volunteer Community Wausau Teens

Pokemon Club

Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game and (with parental permission) trade Pokemon cards! Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (3). » Activities Crafts Games Wausau Children Tweens

Book Club: "Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen" by Kate Williams

Mon., 9/11/17, 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Join us for our monthly book club at MCPL Marathon City! For the month of September, we'll be reading "Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen" by Kate Williams! Free, with new members always welcome! Call 715-443-2775 for more information.
Book Club Marathon City Adults

Library Learning
Internet Basics

Join us for a class that will teach you how to get the most out of what the internet has to offer, including how to use a web browser. Space ... (read more)
More events in this series (2). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

mom reading to child

Story Time Changes / Breaks

As our Summer Library Program draws to a close, a number of our "year-round" story times will be taking a short break toward the end of August. Of course, our "September - May" story times will kick into gear shortly thereafter -- in the second week of September unless otherwise specified. These changes and other relevant dates are described...

Children Story Times

Smick! by Doreen Cronin

★★★★★ This adorable book of few words is perfect to share with beginning readers and older kids too. Smick is irresistibly cute as he does what dogs do, chases, fetches, and looks huggable. Smick is happy when a stick shows up, but how will he react when a chick appears? Actions, rhymes, and wordplay make this a fun and quick read that will help kids discover the...

Audience: Children
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book, Easy Reader

Resource of the Moment

Ancestry: Library Edition

Only accessible while at the library. With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry is a comprehensive online source of information available for conducting genealogical and local history research. (Note: There may be occasions when this resource is temporarily unavailable due to a limit of four simultaneous connections within...

Genealogy WVLS Online


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