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Events: Wausau

Book Babies

Children's Event 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. Caregiver-child interaction is stressed in Book Babies, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! We have two half-hour sessions at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - stop by for either one!

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MCPL Documentary Night
"In Search of America"

Teen & Adult Event Join us for a free screening of a documentary featuring Americans from all walks of life talking about what matters to them most, and meet the film's director!

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Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Sensory Story Time is an inclusive weekly story time that has been adapted to meet the needs of children of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, children who simply have difficulty sitting still, and their typically developing peers.

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Preschool Story Time

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

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Pet Palooza!

Children's Event Drop-in Read to a therapy dog, make pet-themed crafts and more during this no-school day event!

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LENA Start Marathon County

Adult Event Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.

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Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 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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Children's Matinee: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"

Children's Event Watch the third, and newest, Hotel Transylvania movie for free at the library! Two shows during this no-school day!

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Family Story Time

Children's Event 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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Fantastic Beasts Story Time

Children's Event Attend this story time about legendary creatures, make your own, and go on a hunt for the library hobgoblins!

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Haunted Central Wisconsin

Teen & Adult Event Shawn Blaschka of the Wausau Paranormal Research Society (WPRS) will deliver a fascinating and chilling presentation about paranormal occurrences and investigations from the Central Wisconsin and nearby areas!

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Needle Arts at the Library

All-Ages Event Drop-in 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.

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Pokemon Club

Children's Event 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! Free, with no registration required.

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale!

All-Ages Event Drop-in It's time again for the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale! Browse through thousands of items available at fantastic prices!

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Toddler Dance Party

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

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TAG - Teen Advisory Group!

Teen Event 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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Teen Emo Karaoke Night

Teen Event Karaoke in the library? Why not! Teens can join us for a night of singing all their favorite emo songs!

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Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!

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LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in 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.

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Get Your Glow On

Children's Event Hear stories that glow and light up, then stick around to make glow-in-the-dark crafts during this fun and unique event!

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Women's Night Out: "Janesville" by Amy Goldstein

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion a variety of books during the Women's Night Out book club!

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Very Simply Eric Carle

Children's Event Hear stories by children's author Eric Carle, then participate in crafts and activities related to the books!

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Holes"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the 2003 film adaptation of "Holes" then discuss how the movie compares to book by Louis Sachar!

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Family Film Friday: "Paddington 2"

Children's Event Kids and families can enjoy a free screening of "Paddington 2" at the library!

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Glitter, Glow and Dance Party

Children's Event Visit the library for a story time and craft event filled with all things sparkly, glittery and shiny!

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Winter Story Time Break

Children's Event Due to the winter holidays, we'll be taking a break from our regular story times at MCPL-Wausau, with the exception of Play and Learn, which will continue on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Regularly scheduled story times will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

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The Magic of Dr. Seuss

Children's Event Magic Bob and his assistant Lynn will envelop you in the funny, wacky world of Dr. Seuss and astound you with some magical storytelling as well!

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Family Film Friday: "Pete's Dragon"

Kids & Adults Event Kids and families can enjoy a free screening of 2016 remake of "Pete's Dragon" at the library!

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NYE Toddler Dance Party!

Children's Event Kids can celebrate the end of 2018 with a toddler dance party featuring music, props and a balloon drop!

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Myths and Truths: Human Trafficking in Central Wisconsin

Teen & Adult Event Learn about human trafficking, and how the topic hits home in central Wisconsin, during this informative event!

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CANCELED: Book Babies

Children's Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 1/21/19, 10–10:30am @ MCPL Wausau 

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Marble Maze Run

Children's Event Kids can build their own marble maze runs and test them out during this fun building program! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Women's Night Out: "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

Adult Event Drop-in Participate in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of books with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Women's Night Out: "The Education of Will" by Patricia McConnell

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Bridge to Terabithia"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Bridge to Terabithia" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Katherine Paterson!

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Women's Night Out: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Adult Event Take part in a lively discussion a variety of books during the Women's Night Out book club!

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Ella Enchanted"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Ella Enchanted" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Gail Carson Levine!

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