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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Mon.-Tue., 12/24-12/25.

Events: Wausau

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aquarium Fest

Children's Event Hear ocean stories, play games and see real ocean creatures during this special event!

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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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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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Library Learning
Intro to Word and Resume Building

Adult Event Join us for a free presentation on Microsoft Word and using Word to craft your own resume!

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Library Learning
Intro to Libby and the World of E-Books!

Adult Event Did you know thousands of books and audiobooks are available to download for free with a few taps or clicks on your computer, smartphone or tablet? It's true!

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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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Winter Fest

Children's Event Drop-in Stop by the library during Wausau's Winter Fest to hear stories and make some fun crafts!

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Library Learning
Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Adult Event Microsoft Excel can be used for many things, from creating simple lists to calculating budgets. Learn more about it during this free class!

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Grow Your Own Microgreens

Adult Event 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.

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Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 1

Adult Event Do you ever feel like you're missing out on things because you're not on Facebook? Would you like to learn how to use Facebook to better connect with family and friends? We can help!

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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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Library Learning
Basics of the iPhone and iPad

Adult Event 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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Library Learning
The Basics of Craigslist

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

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The Wide World of Google Resources

Adult Event 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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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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Library Learning
Intro to Libby and Downloading E-Books!

Adult Event 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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