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child reading to a dog

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
More events in this series. » Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
LEGO blocks

Family LEGO® Club

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
More events in this series. » Slp Hands-on Learning Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
book bag

Design Your Book Bag!

Tue., 6/10/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can design their very own book bag using cloth paint, markers, stickers and more! All necessary supplies will be provided. Additionally, a variety of popular new books for tweens will be presented for consideration.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
Tom Pease

Tom Pease

Children and their families are invited to receive "a big musical hug" from Tom Pease, a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist whose performances are entirely participatory!
Slp Music Athens Children | Add to your calendar.
animals

Nature's Niche

Children of all ages will discover how different creatures have been important to new scientific discoveries. Many creatures have unique adaptations, some of which are stranger than science fiction!
Slp Nature Off-site Edgar Elementary Children | Add to your calendar.
child spy

Spy School

Do you dream of being a spy or detective? School-age children (grades K-5) can engage their undercover curiosity with fun activities and science experiments including secret messages, fingerprinting and more!
Slp Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
medical examiner

Meet the Medical Examiner!

Wed., 6/18/14, 1:00pm 1:45pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Jessica Blahnik, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Marathon County, will illuminate the science that is part of her job. If you are interested in how real death investigations compare to those you see on popular TV series, this program is for you! This is an adult event; join us at 2:00pm for the teen version.
Slp Science Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
medical examiner

Meet the Medical Examiner!

Wed., 6/18/14, 2:00pm 2:45pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Jessica Blahnik, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Marathon County, will illuminate the science that is part of her job. If you are interested in how real death investigations compare to those you see on popular TV series, this program is for you! This is a teen event; join us at 1:00pm for the adult version.
Slp Science Mosinee Teens | Add to your calendar.
Pomeranian

Soda Pups

Meet the Soda Pups, trained Pomeranian dogs that will perform amazing tricks and obedience skills, including riding in a toy truck!
Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
computer code

Hour of Code

Teens and tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! This program is based on the national Hour of Code initiative.
More events in this series. » Slp Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Children Tweens Teens | Add to your calendar.
rocket

Balloon Rockets

Thu., 6/19/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn how rockets work, construct their own rockets made of straws and balloons, and launch them to see how far they travel.
Slp Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
robot

Robot Rampage

Tweens (grades 3-5) can create their own "robots" using recyclable materials! All necessary supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring recyclable materials of your own (cans, jars, wire, cardboard tubes, etc.).
Slp Crafts Athens Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
craft supplies

Craft Day!

Children and their families or caregivers are invited to the library for science-themed arts and crafts! All supplies will be provided.
More events in this series. » Slp Crafts Marathon City Children | Add to your calendar.
Doc Ron

Weird Science Show

Children of all ages are invited to meet Doc Ron, a time-traveling student of Doc Brown from Back to the Future! He will perform several fun and interactive science experiments for all to enjoy.
Slp Science Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
scientific paraphernalia

Science Exploration

Tue., 6/24/14, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children and their families are invited to explore science with a variety of hands-on activities!
Slp Hands-on Learning Science Hatley Children | Add to your calendar.
chemical reaction

Tween Science

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to learn about chemical reactions while watching some crazy and awesome science experiments, including a few they can try on their own!
Slp Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
melted crayon art

Art with Heat!

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) can experiment with heat to create melted crayon art and ice candles! Also, teens will have the chance to experiment with Flame Painter, a free computer program.
Slp Hands-on Learning Crafts Science Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
canned food

Science of Canning and Preservation

Tue., 6/24/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Jackie Carattini, family living agent with Marathon County UW-Extension, will present a program on the science behind the canning and preserving of various fruits and vegetables.
Slp Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
volcano

Volcano Science

Tue., 7/1/14, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn how volcanoes work and work as teams to construct volcanos using clay. Each team will then get the chance to make their volcano "erupt"!
Slp Science Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
Benjamin Franklin

Industrious Mr. Franklin

Meet the intrepid inventor, quipping author, productive scientist, and founding father: Mr. Benjamin Franklin! Children of all ages will enjoy this fascinating and humorous performance by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
Slp History Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
mala bracelet

Mindful Meditation and Mala Bracelets

Mon., 7/14/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Teens (grades 6-12) can learn about the history and benefits of meditation and create their own mala bracelet to be used during meditation (or simply as jewelry).
Slp Crafts Hands-on Learning Mosinee Teens | Add to your calendar.
terrarium

Build a Terrarium

Tue., 7/15/14, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) can create terrariums using simple materials, including recycled glass bottles! Participants also will learn how a terrarium models the earth's water cycle and how the greenhouse effect works.
Slp Hands-on Learning Crafts Nature Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
fossils

Colossal Fossils

Colossal Fossils, a Wisconsin non-profit, will share its large collection of fossils and fossil replicas during this hands-on presentation for children of all ages! The program also will share local prehistory and locations throughout Wisconsin where fossils may be found.
Slp Hands-on Learning Nature Edgar Children | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 7/22/14, 9:30am 10:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, chief meteorologist for WSAW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is a children's event; join us at 10:30am for the adult version.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 7/22/14, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, chief meteorologist for WSAW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is an adult event; join us at 9:30am for the children's version.
Slp Science Nature Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
Dan Kirk

The Juggler with the Yellow Shoes

Lively juggling fun for all ages, plus comedy and balloon tricks, all while promoting the joy of books and reading! ... (read more)
Slp Juggling Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
space

Science Fiction or Science Fact?

Tue., 7/22/14, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and adults are invited to a science fiction and science fact trivia contest! Participants can form teams to compete against their friends.
Slp Trivia Science Wausau Teens Adults | Add to your calendar.
scientific paraphernalia

Tween Science

Thu., 7/24/14, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library for some wacky science experiments!
Slp Science Rothschild Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
puppy made of poms

Pom Pom Pups

Tue., 7/29/14, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) can design their very own puppy made of large poms! Choose a color and pet accessories, and name your pup! All supplies provided.
Slp Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
children swimming

Pool Party

Tue., 8/5/14, 1:00pm 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Bring your library card for free admission to any Wausau-area outdoor public swimming pool. One card is good for the whole family! ... (read more)
Slp Off-site Wausau Outdoor Pools Children Teens | Add to your calendar.
sci-fi space characters

Read & View

Tue., 8/12/14, 6:00pm 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a free movie on the library's third floor (PG-13 | 114 min.), followed by a brief discussion of the book by Orson Scott Card on which the movie was based. We can't advertise the movie's title online, but if you contact us, we'll tell you. (film details) (request the DVD) (request the book) ... (read more)
Slp Movie Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.