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

TeenZone

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Paper Snowflake Designs

All-Ages Event Drop-in Turn the library into a winter wonderland by making paper snowflakes and other winter designs!

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Create Your Own Holiday Cards

All-Ages Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Knitting Without Needles

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own knitted accessories by finger knitting and arm knitting at the library!

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Wausau West Master Singers Holiday Concert

All-Ages Event Give your ears a holiday treat with a special concert from the Wausau West Master Singers!

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Book Folding Art

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Learn how to fold paper into certain creative designs during this free event!

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3D Paper Stars

Teen Event Make 3D decorative stars during this free event!

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Teen Book Club: "The Wee Free Men" by Terry Pratchett

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this book, about a girl who tries to rescue her baby brother from an invasion in Fairyland.

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

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this novel, about a fifth grader with facial differences who enters public school for the first time.

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Family Game Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.

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Create a Snowman

All-Ages Event Drop-in All ages are invited to create their own snowman using wooden craft sticks and other provided supplies!

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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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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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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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Finger and Arm Knitting

All-Ages Event Drop-in Learn the skills of finger knitting and arm knitting during this drop-in event at the library!

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Snowflake Craft Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own decorative snowflakes out of paper or with pipe cleaners and beads! All supplies provided.

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Birding for Beginners!

All-Ages Event All ages can learn about birds in Wisconsin, create a bird feeder and a nature journal!

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International Puzzle Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate International Puzzle Day with a variety of puzzles for all ages at the library!

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Narnia Week: What Lucy Found There

Kids & Teens Event Kids, tweens and teens can make their own pine cone forests, with all supplies provided!

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Create a Valentine!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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MCPL DIY
Decoupage Jars

All-Ages Event Create unique decor for your home or office! Free and all supplies provided.

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Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Event Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the next Honor Flight!

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Wearable Art Spring Shawl

Teen & Adult Event Spend an afternoon with our fiber arts group and learn how to create your very own spring shawl.

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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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Birding for Beginners II

All-Ages Event Learn about the beautiful birds of Wisconsin and how to attract them to your own backyard.

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Teen Book Club: "Steampunk!" by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

Teen Event Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this collection of 14 Steampunk-inspired stories written by various authors!

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Natural Body Care Recipes: How to Make Your Own

Teen & Adult Event Join us for a creative evening at the library where we will teach you the basics of making your very own natural beauty products for hair, skin and body.

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Teen Tech Week: Let's Get Animated!

Teen Event Drop-in Teens can drop in to make their own graphic novels and comic strips during Teen Tech Week!

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Needle Felting Workshop

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Adults and teens are welcome to drop by the library to discover and learn the basics of needle felting.

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Library Learning
Submit Writing to Literary Magazines

Teen & Adult Event Aspiring writers are welcome to join us for a discussion about getting work published!

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Recycled Magazine Crafts

All-Ages Event Drop-in Find a fun, creative use for old magazines and newspapers and recycle at the same time!

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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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Kids' Needle Arts Night: Dry Felting

Kids & Teens Event Kids, tweens and teens can learn how to do dry felting and make their own project, with all supplies provided!

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Our favorite young adult fantasy series!

This time of the year is the perfect time to start a series—it’s cold outside, there are upcoming holidays and books make great presents! And I’ve got some great recommendations for you! A lot of my recent (and not so recent) favorite books are part of a fantasy series. And while I could fill up a whole book case with what I think is awesome when it...

Reading Recommendations Books Teens

Sadie by Courtney Summers

★★★★★ Sadie is alone in the world.  Her sister was murdered and her mother has abandoned them.  With nothing to lose, Sadie sets out to find the person she believes is responsible for her sister's death.  Told from two perspectives, Sadie's own and from the perspective of a podcast producer/narrator, this novel is an intricate puzzle.  The...

Audience: Teens
Genre: Teen, Realistic, Fiction

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