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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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LENA Start Marathon County

Adults Registration 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 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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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.

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

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Library Learning
Basics of the iPhone and iPad

Adults Registration Do you have an Apple iPhone or iPad, or thinking about buying one, and want to learn more about how they work? We want to help!

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Tales for Tots

Children 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 Movie Night
"First Man"

Adults Join us for a free screening of the 2018 film exploring the life of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, and bring your popcorn!

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Readers of Classic Literature
"O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of history's greatest works of literature, including Cather's prototype feminist novel!

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Art Cluster Reception

Kids & Adults Drop-in Parents and other family members are invited to view and celebrate their child's artwork which was created as part of Wausau School District's Art Cluster program.

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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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Needle Arts at the Library

Adults 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 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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Library Learning
The Basics of Craigslist

Adults Registration Join us for a free presentation to learn more about the popular online marketplace Craigslist!

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Library Learning
The Wide World of Google Resources

Adults Registration The word "Google" is synonymous with searching the internet ("Just Google it"), but join us to learn about some of the other resources the company offers.

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Rescheduled: Grow Your Own Microgreens

Adults Join us to learn about microgreens and how to grow them during these cold winter months! Plus, we'll have extra time for general questions about lawns, trees and gardens. This program was originally scheduled in January.

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

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

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Family Film Friday
"The House with a Clock in its Walls"

Children Join us for Family Film Friday to watch the movie based on John Bellairs' popular mystery series!

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

Adults & Teens Can you and your group solve all the puzzles to escape the Deathday Dungeon? Give it a try during our special two-day Harry Potter escape room event!

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MCPL Movie Night
"Green Book"

Adults & Teens Join us for a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated film "Green Book" and bring your popcorn!

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Spring Break Movie: "Smallfoot"

Children Join us during Spring Break for a free movie about a Yeti who finds something he didn't know existed - a human!

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Children's Fest

Children Stop by MCPL's booth at the 46th annual Children's Festival at Marathon Park to learn more about the library - including a sneak peek at summer events!

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

All-Ages 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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Family Film Friday
"The LEGO Ninjago Movie"

Children LEGO® (and movie) lovers young and old are welcome to join us for Family Film Friday in April!

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Walk along Wausau's scenic River Edge trail and read two children's books as you stroll!

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Library Learning
Intro to Libby and Downloading E-Books!

Adults Registration Did you know a MCPL card gives you access to thousands of books and audiobooks available to download for free with a few taps or clicks on your computer, smartphone or tablet? Let us show you how it works!

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Create a Catapult!

Children Get ready to launch! We'll be making catapults out of some common craft supplies and not only test them, but challenge participants with different obstacles!

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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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"Rock on Kindness" Author Stepheni Curran

Kids & Adults In celebration of Children's Book Week, Wisconsin author Stephani Curran will visit us and talk about her book "Rock on, Kindness!"

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Spring Story Time Break

Kids & Adults To prepare for our annual Summer Library Program, MCPL-Wausau will be taking a story time break. Our summer session starts June 10!

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Tink Party

Children Join us for a fun fairy party with stories and a DIY light-up fairy jar before "Finding Neverland" at the Grand Theater. Costumes encouraged!

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Teen Star Search Karaoke Night

Teens Teens are welcome to join us and bring their friends to sing the night away with karaoke!

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Medicare Basics Info Session

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!

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Family Film Friday
"A Wrinkle in Time"

Children Join us for Family Film Friday (and bring snacks if you'd like!) as we show the film version of Madeline L'Engle's famous novel!

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