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Teen Summer Program

Teens (grades 6-12)! Help us "Build a Better World"! We've planned a variety of summer activities for you this summer, including arts & crafts, movie nights, computer programming and more! (See below.)

Join our Summer Reading Club! Starting 5/30, teens may register at any MCPL location or online to receive a BINGO-style activity log to track their reading and acts of kindness over the summer. Completed logs may be returned to the library by 8/12 in exchange for a free book and other rewards!

Need some reading ideas for this summer? Check out our Staff Reviews for Teens or browse our listing of New Teen Books recently added to the collection!

Paper Airplane Contest

Thu., 5/24/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Kids & Teens Event Celebrate National Paper Airplane Day with a paper airplane making and flying contest at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children Teens Tweens

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
More events in this series (1). » Volunteer Teen Advisory Group Wausau Teens

Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the Mosinee Branch monthly on the first Thursday over the summer and show us how libraries can "rock!" by decorating your own rocks with all sorts of art supplies!
More events in this series (2). » Art Hands-on Learning Crafts Slp Mosinee Adults Children Teens

Family Game Night

All-Ages Event Visit our Wausau Headquarters for a fun and entertaining game night for folks of all ages!
More events in this series (5). » Activities Games Slp Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

MCPL Movie Night: "Black Panther"

Thu., 6/21/18, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen & Adult Event Visit MCPL Wausau for a free screening of this blockbuster superhero film featuring an all-star cast!
Movie Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults Teens

Marker Explosions!

Tue., 7/3/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Teen & Adult Event Teens and adults are invited to make their own firework-like designs on tiles and fabrics during this Fourth of July-inspired craft event!
Slp Art Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Holiday Mosinee Adults Teens Tweens

"Rock Around Spencer" Geology Tour!

Mon., 7/9/18 - Fri., 7/13/18 @ MCPL Spencer
Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Visit our Spencer Branch for clues, then embark on a geology trek around the Village of Spencer during this week-long event!
Nature Outdoors Community Slp Activities Off Site Spencer Children Teens Tweens

Anime Afternoon

Teen Event Visit MCPL Wausau as we screen three anime series for teens, including "Blue Exorcist," "Eccentric Family" and "Kiznaiver!"
More events in this series (1). » Slp Movie Wausau Teens

CD Scratch Art

Fri., 7/13/18, 11am - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Tweens and teens are invited to the Marathon City Branch to create their own wall hanging using compact discs!
Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Marathon City Children Teens Tweens

Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (2). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens Teens

Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

All-Ages Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks and then hide them around their community! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Community Slp Nature Spencer Adults Children Teens Tweens

Kids Needle Arts Night

Wed., 7/25/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of finger knitting and make their own knitted accessories during this free program at our Marathon City Branch!
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Knit Night Slp Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Create Your Own Mosaics!

Thu., 7/26/18, 2pm - 5pm @ MCPL Hatley
Teen Event Teens are invited to stop by the Hatley Branch to create their own colorful mosaics! Free and all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Hands-on Activities Mcpl Diy Hatley Teens

DIY Marbled Paper

Thu., 7/26/18, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Teen & Adult Event Ever wanted to add that extra touch to paper crafts? Marbling is the perfect technique to create that beautiful artistic design!
Art Crafts Hands-on Activities Rothschild Adults Teens

Ollivander's Wand Shop

Tue., 7/31/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
All-Ages Event Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at our Mosinee Branch!
Crafts Hands-on Activities Activities Slp Mosinee Children Tweens Teens Adults

Chalk Up A Storm: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Mon., 8/6/18, 10am - Sat., 8/11/18, 1:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens, teens and their families are invited to decorate the sidewalk outside the library during this week.
Activities Art Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens All Ages

Free Family Pool Day

Tue., 8/7/18, 1pm - 7:45pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
All-Ages Event 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.
Outdoor Recreation Off-site Slp Community Wausau Outdoor Pools Adults Children Tweens Teens

Scrabble Week

Mon., 8/27/18 - Fri., 8/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by our Athens Branch to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!
Games Slp Activities Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

NERVE by Jeanne Ryan

★★★ Vee is used to living her life behind-the-scenes. As part of her high school’s drama department, she prefers to stick to doing costumes and makeup rather than stepping into the spotlight like her best friend, Sydney. But after Vee sees her crush flirting with Sydney, she decides to do something drastic to get the guy’s attention and to step outside her...

Audience: Teens
Genre: Fiction, Suspense

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