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Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!

Beginning this fall, together with our usual literacy offerings, we are incorporating more S.T.E.A.M. into our children’s programs! What’s S.T.E.A.M.?  It is an approach to education that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics by providing kids with ...




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Family LEGO® Club

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
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Winter Break: Holiday Movie Marathon

Mon., 12/22/14, 10:00am 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to the library for a marathon of classic children's holiday movies! Movies will include "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman" and others, and will be played in a loop throughout the day.
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Winter Break: DIY Crafts

Mon., 12/29/14, 11:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to create any of a variety of craft projects at the library! Project ideas, supplies and guidance will be provided by library staff.
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Volcano Science

Mon., 12/29/14, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children in grades K-5 are invited to the library to learn how volcanoes work! Kids will work in teams to construct volcanos using dough and make their volcanoes erupt.
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Winter Break: Lego® Club

Tue., 12/30/14, 11:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using Lego® blocks at this specially-scheduled session of our weekly Lego Club! Blocks and inspiration will be provided by library staff.
Hands-on Learning Winter Break Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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Movin' & Groovin' Mini-series

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.
More events in this series (2). » Crafts Games Hands-on Learning Music Story Time Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.
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S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Station

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)
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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sat., 1/17/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to help us celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with stories, art and other activities; presented by AmeriCorps and Wausau School District.
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“Wintertime Means Snow…Create a Paper ‘Frosty’ Snow Globe!”

Tue., 1/20/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
NEW! To celebrate the excitement of winter, Hatley Branch Library will be offering a special Family Story Time on Tuesday, January 20th, from 10:30am-11:30am. In addition to sharing songs, games and stories about winter and snowmen, we will have a fun “snowy” ... (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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S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Station-Engineering

Wed., 2/11/15, 10:30am Sun., 2/1/15, 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Hands-on learning activities for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers! S.T.E.A.M. programs are specially focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Station will meet every month on the second Wednesday and the following Saturday. February ... (read more)
Activities Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

Spaghetti Buildings

Thu., 2/12/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) 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!
Art Hands-on Learning Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Sat., 2/28/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Tue., 3/3/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their families are invited to celebrate the birthday of beloved children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel - aka "Dr. Seuss" - at this special Family Story Time! The morning will be filled with stories, arts & crafts and other Seuss-themed ... (read more)
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World Read Aloud Day

Wed., 3/4/15, 2:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
March 4 is World Read Aloud Day, which calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories for all ages! MCPL-Wausau will offer read aloud sessions throughout the day. Children birth to preschool and their caregivers can join us at ... (read more)
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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 Book Club Crafts Story Time Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

Story Time with the Humane Society!

Tue., 3/31/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children of all ages are invited to discover what the Humane Society of Marathon County is all about! Meet a member of their staff and one of their friendly animals. We also will share stories and songs about pets.
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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.
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Experimenting with Yarn: Hand and Arm Knitting

Thu., 4/2/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Teens and tweens will have an opportunity to experiment with yarn in the second of a three part event. Our second event will feature finger and arm knitting. Arm knitting can be used to create cowls,scarves or even large blankets. Finger knitting ... (read more)
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Spaghetti Buildings

Tue., 4/14/15, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
In honor of the National Library Week theme, "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®" school-aged children (grades K-5) 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!
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.

Experimenting with Yarn: Basic Knitting

Thu., 4/23/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Teens and tweens are invited to experiment with yarn and try their hand at basic knitting. Basic knitting stitches will be taught and a pattern for an easy wash cloth will be shared.
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Boat Science

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.
Hands-on Learning Science Rothschild Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.

Visit the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) for access to thousands of children's books, magazines, videos, audio books, music and more! Plus, MCPL offers a variety of children's events including story times, arts and crafts, sing-alongs, summer reading program, hands-on learning, musical performances, puppet shows and more! MCPL children's activities are intended for children (pre-K–grade 5) and tweens (grades 3–5). Teen programming (grades 6-12) is offered via our TeenZone / Teen Services program.