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Tween Book Club: "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery"

Thu., 10/19/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery" by Deborah and James Howe and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Intro to Raising Chickens!

Thu., 10/19/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a presentation on what it takes to raise chickens at home, and bring your questions! Free and no registration required.
Animals Farming Wausau Adults

Needle Arts Night

Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.
More events in this series (17). » Activities Crafts Mosinee Adults

Sensory Story Time

Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
More events in this series (2). » Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 2

Increase your knowledge of Facebook and learn how to use additional tools on the social media site with Part 2 of our Facebook Fundamentals class!
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "The Golden Notebook" by Doris Lessing

Wed., 10/25/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of this classic book, about a successful author who combines her different notebooks of writings into one single golden notebook. No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
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 Art Hands-on Learning Crafts Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Monster Mash Halloween Party

Join us for a monstrously good time at this Halloween party, featuring stories, songs, crafts and costumes!
Crafts Story Time Holiday Activities Games Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

Fall Craft Day

Families are encouraged to visit us and make a variety of autumn crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Holiday Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

After School Experiments

Join us each month to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments related to math and science. Free and no registration required, all supplies provided.
More events in this series (1). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

Wausau Area Haunts

Thu., 10/26/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Get in the mood for Halloween as we welcome back members of the Wausau Paranormal Research Society to discuss their investigations of hauntings around the Wausau area.
Community History Paranormal Wausau Adults Teens

Horror Fest

Fri., 10/27/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids and tweens are invited for this horrific event at the library, featuring spooky and scary crafts, activities and stories!
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Tweens

International Games Week: Family Game Afternoon

Sun., 10/29/17, 1:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
The library celebrates International Games Week with an afternoon of board games and card games! Bring family or friends, or come by yourself and join a group. Free and no registration required.
Games Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Halloween Story Time

Tue., 10/31/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Visit our Hatley Branch for a special Halloween story time followed by making a fun and festive craft project!
Art Crafts Story Time Activities Holiday Hatley Children Preschool

Anime After Dark: Halloween Edition

Tue., 10/31/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a spooky Halloween version of our popular Anime After Dark series. Free and mature audiences only.
Movie Wausau Adults

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 (1). » Activities Crafts Games Wausau Children Tweens

Color Chemistry!

Sat., 11/4/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a color-themed story time followed by hands-on art projects and experiments all about colors! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Preschool

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
More events in this series (6). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

Library Learning
Introduction to Pinterest

Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

LEGO® Block Party

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (15). » Activities Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children Preschool Early Elementary

MCPL Live!
Author & Photographer Matt Janzen: State of Craft Beer

Tue., 11/7/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Author and photographer Matt Janzen will share stories and photos from his book "State of Craft Beer," a two-year effort to explore every aspect of the craft beer brewing process ... (read more)
Art Author Visit History Photography Writing Wausau Adults

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 (1). » Volunteer Community Wausau Teens

After School Art: Artist Trading Cards

Thu., 11/9/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters to make their own artist trading cards! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Random Moments of Verse

A monthly gathering of central Wisconsin poets, who are invited to share original work and/or the work of other poets. No registration required - just show up and read or listen!
More events in this series (1). » Community Poetry Writing Wausau Adults

Bead Bonanza

Fri., 11/10/17, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens are invited to our Marathon City Branch to create their own beaded jewelry! Free and all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Teens Tweens

Veteran's Day Celebration of Real (and Imaginary) Heroes!

Sat., 11/11/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
For this Veteran's Day program, we'll be celebrating the real heroes around us, imaginary heroes, and pondering the question: What makes a hero?
Activities Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Sat., 11/11/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes such as red cabbage, carrot greens, beets and more during this free informational presentation!
Art Crafts Nature Hands-on Activities Food Rothschild Adults

Building Adventures

Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
More events in this series (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Fairy Fun!

Tue., 11/14/17, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited for an afternoon of fairy fun! Listen to fairy stories and then decorate your own fairy house and magic wand. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Wausau Children Grades K 5

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

Thu., 11/16/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Immigration Then and Now: Causes, Consequences of the 1917 Immigration Act

Thu., 11/16/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Lee Willis of UWSP will take an historical look at immigration law in the United States and how it compares to current events. (Rescheduled from earlier date.)
History Social Issues Wausau Adults

Kids' Colored Pumpkin Seed Mosaic

Sat., 11/18/17, 11am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their parents or caregivers can join us for this fun new craft program using Halloween leftovers! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Rothschild Grades-k 5

Letters to Santa

Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
Holiday Writing Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Early Elemen

Book Club "The Martian" by Andy Weir

Mon., 11/20/17, 1pm - 2pm @ MCPL Stratford
While on a space mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is accidentally left behind and must figure out a way to grow food and survive until NASA can send a mission back to rescue him.
Book Club Stratford Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (6). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Women's Night Out: "The Green Road" by Anne Enright

Mon., 11/20/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the Women's Night Out book club for a lively, social discussion of a novel about an Irish family whose children spread across the globe and reunite over Christmas.
Book Club Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: "The American Dream"/"Zoo Story" by Edward Albee

Wed., 11/22/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of two of Edward Albee's classic one-act plays! No registration required and new participants are always welcome!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Anime Afternoon

Teens can get a taste of the world of Japanese animation by viewing the series "Orange," "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid," Occultic; Nine," and "Eureka 7!"
More events in this series (1). » Movie Wausau Teens

MCPL Movie Night: "The Glass Castle"

Thu., 11/30/17, 5:30pm - 7:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
A free screening of the 2017 film adaptation of Jeannette Walls' best-selling memoir. Rated PG-13.
Movie Wausau Adults

Meet Libby: OverDrive's New E-book App

Library staff will get attendees acquainted with Libby, OverDrive's latest app for accessing free e-books, audiobooks and more! Registration is required.
More events in this series (3). » E-books Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

MCPL DIY
Star Holiday Ornaments

Adults can learn how to make decorative holiday star ornaments out of cardboard, yarn and cardstock! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Holiday Wausau Adults

After School Art: Handmade Gifts

Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in December to make a variety of handmade gifts you can give to family and friends! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

An Evening with the Wausau West Master Singers

Thu., 12/7/17, 6:30pm - 7pm @ MCPL Wausau
Enjoy sounds of the season when Wausau West High School's Master Singers perform a free holiday concert at our Wausau Headquarters!
Holiday Music Community Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Holiday Dough Fest!

Sat., 12/9/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids can play with Play-Doh and use gingerbread salt dough and clay to make holiday ornaments during this free event!
Activities Art Story Time Holiday Wausau Children Preschool

Create Your Own Graphic Novel

Kids and tweens can learn how to make their own graphic novel during this free program!
More events in this series (1). » Art Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Portugal and Spain: A Tourist's Perspective

Tue., 12/19/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
A free, picture-filled presentation on travels through Portugal, Spain and elsewhere for those interested in their own vacations or just hearing about international adventures!
Food History Travel Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: The Short Stories of O. Henry

Wed., 12/20/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a discussion of some of O. Henry's classic short stories!
Book Club Wausau Adults

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt

Thu., 12/21/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Frosty's Magical Birthday Party

Wed., 12/27/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Visit MCPL Wausau for a birthday party celebrating Frosty the Snowman! Join us for a morning of magic, music, laughs and more!
Holiday Activities Magic Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

3-D Paper Art

Fri., 12/29/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Make your own 3-D paper buildings and sculptures using a variety of paper and techniques!
Activities Art Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Craft a Paper Aquarium!

Tue., 1/2/18 - Wed., 1/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
Start the new year out by helping stock our Athens Branch's paper "aquarium" by crafting coral, sea creatures and more!
Activities Animals Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

Bubble Story Time

Tue., 1/9/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Kids and families can hear bubble-themed stories and participate in bubble activities at our Hatley Branch!
Art Crafts Story Time Hatley Children Preschool

Bubble Science

Tue., 1/9/18, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Kids are invited to participate in a number of bubble experiments and activities! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Science Hatley Children Tweens Grades K 5

Library Aquarium Anniversary Celebration

Sat., 1/13/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the five-year anniversary of MCPL's Phyllis Donner Aquarium with a special day featuring live sea creatures, stories, games and activities!
Activities Story Time Animals Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

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Tween Book Club: "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin

Thu., 1/18/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Create a Valentine!

Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Holiday Valentines Day Hatley Children Adults Tweens Teens

A Burning Issue with the Spencer Area Fire Department

Tue., 2/6/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Learn about how the Spencer Area Fire Department prepares to fight a fire from Fire Chief Jason Foth! Free and open to the public.
Fire Safety Community Spencer Adults

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Tween Book Club: "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha

Thu., 2/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Little House on the Prairie Party!

Fri., 2/23/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids can celebrate the "Little House on the Prairie" series by hearing stories, making crafts related to the books and playing old-fashioned games!
Activities Games History Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5

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Tween Book Club: "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck

Thu., 3/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Kids' Needle Arts Night

Wed., 3/21/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of knitting and create a knitted headband during this free intro at our Marathon City Branch!
Crafts Hands-on Learning Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Tweens Teens

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Tween Book Club: "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker

Thu., 4/19/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia

Thu., 5/17/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens