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Events: Wausau

Preschool Story Time

Children This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.

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PAWS to Read

Children Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!

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Play & Learn

Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Family Story Time

Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

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Book Babies

Children Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities.

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Toddler Dance Party

Children Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of history's greatest written works, including June's discussion of short stories from a master of the form!

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Tales for Tots

Children Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time!

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Miller & Mike

Children Come explore a cosmos of comedy with former Ringling Bros. circus clowns Miller & Mike for their fast-paced, fun show!

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Chalk Art

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own chalk art creations at the library in advance of Wausau's annual ChalkFest!

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Women's Night Out
"The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle" by Leslie Connor

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Celebration!

All-Ages To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us to watch footage of the event as it happened!

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Planetary Pasta Rovers

Children Drop-in Create a planetary pasta rover using different types of pasta and glue as we celebrate "A Universe of Stories" (and crafts) during our Summer Library Program!

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Escape From the Deathday Dungeon: A Harry Potter Escape Room Experience

All-Ages Registration Back by popular demand! Bring your friends or family and see if you can solve the puzzles in time to escape Nearly Headless Nick and the Dungeon!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of items for sale at low prices during this quarterly book sale!

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TAG - Teen Advisory Group

Teens Drop-in Teens are welcome to meet others, volunteer and help plan library programs through our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Meetings monthly

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Free Family Pool Day!

Kids & Teens Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.

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MCPL & POV Movie Night: "Farmsteaders"

Adults & Teens Join us for this special documentary screening - before it airs on public television - about one family's journey to resurrect a dairy farm in rural America.

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Women's Night Out
"The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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MCPL Movie Night
"The Public"

Adults & Teens Join us in the library for a free screening of a new film that takes place in a library! As always, BYOP (bring your own popcorn!)

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Soft Circuits: Sewing With Electricity

Adults Registration Crafting and Needle Arts Lovers: Want to up your sewing game? Add some spark with electricity!

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Family Pajama Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time filled with relaxing stories, music and movement - pajamas, blankets and stuffed animals encouraged!

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MCPL & Reel to Real Film Night: "Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories"

Adults Join us for a free screening of a moving documentary on childhood trauma and its impacts on adulthood. This film is offered in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Library Association.

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Pokemon Club

Children 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!

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MCPL Live!
Cooking With Inga Witscher

Adults Join us for another demonstration of creating delicious food with public television's Inga Witscher!

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Browse through thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and much more! You're sure to find something at a great price and all proceeds benefit the library!

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