Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
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)
Sat., 5/9/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
The magical world of candy man Willy Wonka is brought to life in this amazing show by Robert and Lynn Halbook. Willy's adventure begins with recounting the Golden Tickets that changed five children's lives. This show features interactive theatre with lots ... (read more)
Hands-on learning activities for children ages 3-5! S.T.E.A.M. programs are specially focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. ... (read more)
Tue., 5/19/15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn the science behind how boats float and carry heavy cargo! We will construct model boats and test their strength by seeing how much cargo (pennies) they can hold while floating in water.
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)
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)
You will not want to miss this engaging adaptation of the legendary story of the relationship between the future King Arthur and the wise old sorcerer Merlin. Children of all ages will enjoy this fascinating, humorous theatrical performance by the Traveling Lantern ... (read more)
Wed., 6/17/15, 1:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "The Incredibles" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "The Incredibles" is 115 minutes long and rated PG. The movie is about a family of superheroes who are trying to live the ... (read more)
Children can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to the well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin. Preschool children who are not yet reading can tell stories to dogs and pet them. No registration is required. ... (read more)
Meet the "Soda Pups", trained Pomeranian dogs named after soft drinks who will perform amazing tricks and obedience skills. Children may pet the dogs after the show. Free and open to the public.
Lynn and Rob Holbrook (aka Professor Marvel) present a fun, fast-paced magical show focusing on superheroes in books and the hero in each one of us. Children of all ages will not want to miss this exciting, interactive show. Free and open ... (read more)
- Thu., 6/25/15, 11:00am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Thu., 6/25/15, 1:30pm – 2:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Tue., 7/14/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
- Tue., 7/14/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
- Wed., 7/15/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Edgar
- Wed., 7/15/15, 1:30pm – 2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Thu., 7/16/15, 10:00am – 11:00am @ MCPL Marathon City
- Thu., 7/16/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Sat., 6/27/15, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Our local heroes from the Wausau Fire Department will be here to talk to children and families about fire safety and fighting fires. Themed stories for children will be shared and a fire engine and rescue vehicle will also be available for ... (read more)
Randy, a nationally-recognized children's musician, tells a musical story about a boy who is on a mission to meet a superhero. Sing-along songs and audience participation are part of his unforgettable shows. Free and open to the public.
- Thu., 6/18/15, 11:00am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Thu., 6/18/15, 1:30pm – 2:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Tue., 6/23/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
- Tue., 6/23/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Athens
- Tue., 6/30/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
- Tue., 6/30/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
- Wed., 7/1/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Edgar
- Wed., 7/1/15, 1:30pm – 2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Wed., 7/8/15, 10:00am – 11:00am @ MCPL Marathon City
- Wed., 7/8/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Wed., 7/1/15, 1:00pm – 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "Despicable Me" will be shown at 1pm and "Despicable Me 2" at 2:45pm. The movies are rated PG and ... (read more)
Tue., 7/7/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children can become the Super Hero they always wanted to become. Whether a famous favorite, local hero or their own personal version of a super hero, children (with the help of parents or caregivers) will be able to create the costume to ... (read more)
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.
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.
Sat., 7/11/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to meet our local heroes: Deputy Cory S. Gladden and his dog Radar from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, K-9 Unit. With Radar's help, Deputy Gladden will demonstrate and talk about how trained dogs are their ... (read more)
The Truly Remarkable Loon will amaze you as he juggles balls, clubs, bean bag chairs, books, and performs his plate-spinning routine. All ages are welcome to attend this free performance.
Children of all ages are invited to join us to create art and craft projects with a hero theme. This is a drop-in activity. All supplies are provided. Free and open to the public.
Join us for Mr. Steve, a.k.a. "The Master Facilitator of Fun”. There will be plenty of audience participation in this fast-paced musical comedy show as Steve Lundquist performs silly magic and creates wacky balloon creatures for children. Free fun for the whole ... (read more)
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.
Sat., 7/25/15, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to build and create together with blocks, tinker toys and other materials. This family-friendly program involves hands-on, open-ended exploration. All materials will be provided. It is free and open to the public.
Children and their families are invited to receive a great big "musical hug" from Tom Pease. Tom is a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist. This family-friendly program is free and open to the public.
Sat., 8/8/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Families and children are invited to hear stories and create art together using all kinds of dots and other circular materials. All materials will be provided; free and open to the public.
Tue., 8/11/15, 1:00pm – 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Family members are invited to swim at Wausau's outdoor pools for free with a library card, thanks to a partnership with Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. One card is good for the entire family.
Sat., 8/15/15, 10:30am – 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the everyday hero within you at this congratulatory party for our summer readers. We'll have stories, art and craft projects, games, building materials, and other projects for you. We will also feature activities that will help you contribute your superhero talents ... (read more)
Thu., 9/17/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, school-aged children (grades K-5) are invited for a night of pirate activities. Learn what your pirate name is, learn how to talk like a pirate, and create pirate crafts and accessories! Pirate books and ... (read more)
Sat., 9/19/15, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Wear your favorite party hat, bring your best friend, get your giggles on and dance on in. Gerald, the pessimistic elephant created by author Mo Willems, doesn’t think that it will be much fun, but Piggie is absolutely sure that you’re going ... (read more)