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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Help us celebrate the wild and wacky world of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss with a morning of Seuss stories, arts, crafts and more. Families, children, adults, and seniors are all invited to attend this free, fun event. ... (read more)
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Knit Night

Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing. The library will provide pattern books and other resources, along with some knitting supplies, but knitters are invited to bring their own supplies as ... (read more)
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Movin' & Groovin' Mini-series

Sat., 3/7/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children of all ages and their families are invited to a special three-part series of story times that are focused on movement, music, rhythm and early literacy! Each session features a different aspect of music and includes a special craft activity.
Crafts Games Hands-on Learning Music Story Time Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Experimenting with Yarn

Teens and tweens are invited to experiment with yarn and try their hand at weaving with common household items including paper plates and straws during this event to celebrate Teen Tech Week: Libraries are for Making. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to ... (read more)
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Family Fun Night: Reading with Animals!

Mon., 3/16/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
It's time for Family Fun Night! Reading is FUN! Everyone is asked to bring in their favorite stuffed animal to listen and read stories to. There may even be some real therapy dogs to read to! Everyone will be encouraged to ... (read more)
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Tween Club

Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to make new friends and discover the latest books, technology, art and writing techniques, helpful library resources and more! ... (read more)
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Design A Disc

Wed., 3/18/15, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to use the scratch art technique to create their own unique artwork from recycled CDs. All necessary supplies will be provided.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Marathon City Teens | Add to your calendar.
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Anna's Million Dollar Cow

Sat., 3/21/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Families with young children are invited to hear Marathon County children's author Mary Denk perform a hilarious enactment of her book "Ann's Million Dollar Cow" with her friend Marilyn Sonnentag playing the part of the cow. Art and craft projects related to ... (read more)
Author Visit Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.

Spring Break: DIY Crafts

Mon., 3/30/15, 11:30am 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited to create a variety of craft projects at the library during Spring Break! Project ideas, supplies and guidance will be provided by library staff.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Create with Rainbow Loom®!

Tue., 3/31/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Tweens (grades 3-5) can make colorful, woven rubber band artwork and jewelry using Rainbow Loom! Library staff will demonstrate basic weaving techniques and ideas, and kids can make their own projects to take home. All supplies provided.
Art Crafts Rothschild Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

2nd Annual Duct Tape-Palooza

Tue., 4/7/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
It's Back!! Duct Tape-Palooza is back with more fun duct tape crafts to explore. Tweens will be making favorites from last year and new fun projects including bookmarks, bracelets, wallets, pens, and more. Come and create with lots of different duct tape ... (read more)
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Children's Festival

Sat., 4/11/15, 9:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring your children and stop and see us at the 42nd annual Children's Festival at East Gate Hall, Marathon Park, Wausau. We will be in our usual spot at the entryway with information and art and craft projects for your children. This ... (read more)
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Corner Bookmarks

Mon., 4/13/15, 1:00pm Fri., 4/17/15, 5:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children of all ages are invited to stop into the library to make their own bookmarks during National Library Week. Learn how to make triangle shaped bookmarks to fit onto the corner pages of your books using paper, stickers, markers, and other ... (read more)
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Social Action: Altered Books

Mon., 4/13/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to the Edgar branch Library to create “altered books” with a social action message in this event series led by Edgar High School Art Instructor Monique Olson. Altered books are an art form of creating art by ... (read more)
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Make Your Own Bubble Magnets

Thu., 4/16/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tap into your creative side with bubble magnets! Cut out pictures from magazines, comic books or other media and glue it to a marble to magnify the image. Then, glue it to a magnet and you've got fun decorations for the house, ... (read more)
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Alien Species Invade the Library! Part One

Sat., 4/18/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Presented by Snapshot Science, LLC, in collaboration with Robert W. Monk Gardens and Marathon County Public Library: Do you like nature and science? Do you want to see alien species invading Wisconsin? Do you want to learn how to plant seeds ... (read more)
Activities Community Crafts Gardening Hands-on Learning Nature Outdoor Recreation Science Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Family Fun Night: Spring is here!

Mon., 4/20/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
It's time for Family Fun Night! Spring is here! With spring in the air stories and crafts will feature springs things, from butterflies to caterpillars' and flower. There will also be a presentation on how the MCPL website can help make summer ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Edgar Adults Children Parents | Add to your calendar.
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Celebrate Earth Day!

Tue., 4/21/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Help us celebrate and learn about our Earth in honor of Earth Day! We will read books, sing songs and create crafts – all while learning about the earth and how we can keep it a safe and wonderful place. Children of ... (read more)
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Celebrate Hmong Stories and Culture

Sat., 4/25/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to join us as we partner with the Hmong American Center to celebrate Hmong Heritage Month. Hear stories and folktales, learn about Hmong clothing, language, and story cloths (pa ndau). Participants will be also have the ... (read more)
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Pigeon Party

Children ages birth through 2nd grade are invited to a party celebrating the one and only Pigeon! We will read Mo Willems classics such as "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "Pigeon Needs a Bath", among others. Pigeon-related crafts will ... (read more)
Crafts Spencer Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.

Zentangle and Mandalas

Wed., 5/6/15, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to create their own Zentangle and Mandala artwork. These fun and easy to learn art forms are relaxing, beautiful, and unique. All supplies will be provided. This will be a great way to enjoy ... (read more)
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Pigeon Party

Sat., 5/9/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Marathon City
NEW! Children ages birth through 2nd grade are invited to a party celebrating the one and only Pigeon! We will read Mo Willems classics such as "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "Pigeon Needs a Bath", among others. Pigeon-related crafts will ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Marathon City Children Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Summer Reading Party

Mon., 6/8/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Help us celebrate the start of summer and the summer reading program by joining us for a special story time. We’ll have superhero themed books and activities to share. After the stories are read, we’ll have a craft for you to make ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Story Time Athens Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Experiments With Paint

Fri., 6/12/15, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library for messy and fun experiments with paint! Children can try a variety of techniques such as fingerpainting and watercolors. Some non-traditional techniques such as pom-pom dropping and squirt bottle creations will also be ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Heroes of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Mon., 6/15/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
"Mail Call" is one of the highlights for the veterans on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight on their way home from Washington D.C. Please join the Spencer Branch Library on June 15, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm as we make cards and ... (read more)
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My Dad is My Super Hero

Tue., 6/16/15, 11:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
NEW! Children of all ages can create a hero-themed Father's Day card for their favorite super hero...DAD! Show Dad how much his "super powers" are appreciated.
Crafts Marathon City Children Preschool Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Favorite Hero Stories and Crafts

Wed., 6/17/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Visit the Stratford Library dressed like your favorite hero, hear stories about heroes and make craft projects related to superheroes.
Activities Crafts Story Time Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.

Superhero Training Camp

Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children of all ages are invited to a superhero training camp where they will create their own superhero identity and practice their hero skills at different stations. This event is free and open to the public.
Activities Crafts Athens Children Early Elementary Preschool Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Stamp and Sticker Party

Fri., 7/10/15, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library to create cards and decorate other projects with a variety of stamps and stickers. All materials and supplies will be provided.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Bracelets for a Cause

Tue., 7/14/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Teens and Tweens: Would you like to make a difference in a young child's life? Please join us to create some really cool bracelets that we can donate to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (www.chw.org). The Children's Hospital will ... (read more)
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Mask Making Workshop

Tue., 7/21/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Masks are used to hide your identity…whether you are a thief, a superhero, a villain or partygoer. Often we wear masks to hide who we truly are. Or we “wear” many different masks throughout our day; sister, brother, son, daughter, ... (read more)
Crafts Wausau Adults Teens | Add to your calendar.

Washi Tape-Palooza

Thu., 7/23/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to make a variety of washi tape crafts! Children can use this decorative masking tape to decorate magnets, pencils, bookmarks and other materials. All supplies and materials will be provided.
Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Craft Day

Tue., 7/28/15, 11:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
NEW! Children and their families are invited to create hero themed arts and crafts. All supplies will be provided.
Crafts Marathon City Children Preschool Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Spaghetti Buildings

Tue., 7/28/15, 1:30pm 2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
"Unlimited possibilities @ your library" – school-age children are invited to construct buildings out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Use your creativity, imagination, and engineering skills to build the tallest, widest, or weirdest building!
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What's It Worth? Antiques Appraisal

Sun., 8/2/15, 1:30pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Antiques expert Mark Moran is coming back to MCPL Wausau! Moran has more than three decades of experience buying and selling antiques and is coming to the library to appraise your antiques - and this time with no registration fees! There is a ... (read more)
Antiques Art Crafts History Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.

Superhero Craft Day

Wed., 8/5/15, 12:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children of all ages are invited to make themselves into superheroes by making their own capes, masks, cuffs, and shields as well as book marks and bracelets.
Crafts Mosinee Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.

Craft Day

Wed., 8/5/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children and their families are invited to create hero themed arts and crafts. All supplies will be provided.
Art Crafts Athens Children Preschool Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Washi Tape-Palooza

Wed., 8/12/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
School-aged children are invited to make a variety of washi tape crafts! Children can use this decorative masking tape to decorate magnets, pencils, bookmarks and other materials. All supplies and materials will be provided.
Activities Art Crafts Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.

Craft Day!

Thu., 8/13/15, 1:30pm Wed., 7/15/15, 3:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their families or caregivers are invited to the library for hero-themed arts and crafts! All supplies will be provided.
Crafts Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Washi Tape-Palooza

Sat., 8/15/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
School-aged children are invited to make a variety of washi tape crafts! Children can use this decorative masking tape to decorate magnets, pencils, bookmarks and other materials. All supplies and materials will be provided.
Activities Art Crafts Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.