Marathon County Public Library

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Mon., 1/9/17, 9am - Fri., 2/24/17, 11pm @ All MCPL Locations
Attention sports fans and readers: Pick up a Milwaukee Bucks Reading Challenge form from any MCPL location! ... (read more)
Activities Book Club Sports All Locations Children Teens Tweens

Thu., 2/23/17, 6pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Bring a friend, a date or just yourself and join us for a free film screening! ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Adults

Thu., 2/23/17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Pam Resech from the George W. Mead Wildlife Area in Marathon County will discuss the habits and habitats of black bears, and also where you might spot some in our area! Free and open to the public.
Animals Spencer Adults Children Teens

Thu., 2/23/17, 7pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Parents are invited to learn about social media platforms that are popular with teens, and ways in which teens are using these platforms. This presentation was created with help from our Teen Advisory Group.
Social Issues Technology Wausau Adults Teens

Fri., 2/24/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Want to learn a new and easy hobby? Children in grades 1-5 are invited to learn finger knitting! Kids will learn the basics and how to make a few different ... (read more)
Crafts Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children Tweens

Children, tweens and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us every Friday afternoon through mid-May to create! ... (read more)
More events in this series (12). » Activities Crafts Games Hands-on Learning Edgar Children Tweens

Join us on the last Monday of the month, after Book Babies story time, for fun and slightly messy hands-on activities for children less than two years old! Activities will help babies develop fine motor skills, grow their vocabulary and explore their world. ... (read more)
More events in this series (2). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children

Do you find learning math to be dull and boring? Join the Crazy 8 Math Club and see how fun math can be! This weekly program will meet every Monday afternoon and will show kids the math behind some of their favorite activities! Kids will also apply what they've learned by working on craft and building projects that incorporate math. Participants also learn to work together and to accept others' ideas. ... (read more)
More events in this series (12). » Activities Games Edgar Children

Many teens love playing video games, but now they can make their own! Tweens and Teens are invited to learn about creating games using Scratch, a computer code created by ... (read more)
More events in this series (5). » Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Children and their families are invited to build and create together with multiple types of building materials: Tinkertoys, Gears, LEGO and DUPLO blocks, wood blocks and other materials. This family-friendly ... (read more)
More events in this series (6). » Spencer Children Preschool

Tue., 2/28/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
You're invited to celebrate the birthday of one of the world's most beloved children's authors, Dr. Seuss! We'll celebrate by reading some of our favorite Dr. Seuss stories, followed by making a special Seuss-inspired craft! ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Hatley Children Preschool

Home School Huddle is a weekly program that invites the home school community into the library for an hour of programming designed just for them! Families can hear stories read and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. You'll also pick up some great ideas to incorporate into your curriculum at home! ... (read more)
More events in this series (11). » Activities Community Games Story Time Edgar Children Parents Preschool

Quilters young and old, experienced and beginners, are invited to gather to learn, create and share. We will be hand quilting, so machines are not needed. Quilters are asked to bring their own supplies. The library will provide pattern and instruction books to further your learning experience. ... (read more)
More events in this series (2). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Stratford Adults

Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for an afternoon of creation and socializing! ... (read more)
More events in this series (3). » Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Rothschild Adults Teens

Wed., 3/1/17 - Fri., 3/31/17 @ MCPL Mosinee
A variety of crafts celebrating different themes, with different activities each week!
Crafts Mosinee Children

Thu., 3/2/17, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Explore the adventures of Jack, Annie and their magical tree house at this fun-filled event based off of the popular "Magic Tree House" book series! ... (read more)
Activities Hands-on Learning History Science Wausau Children Early Elementary

Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Free and open to the public, and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.
More events in this series (12). » Activities Crafts Wausau Adults

Thu., 3/2/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for an overview of the music of the Fab Four during this presentation by Lawrence University music professor Carl Rath! ... (read more)
History Music Wausau Adults

Bring the whole family for a relaxing afternoon of coloring at our Hatley Branch! Coloring sheets and patterns will be available for both children and adults, or families can work on projects together. We'll provide all of the necessary supplies, though attendees are also welcome to bring their own. ... (read more)
More events in this series (8). » Art Activities Hatley Children

Sat., 3/4/17, 11:30am - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a special reception celebrating the young artists in our community! The 4th and 5th grade students in the Wausau School District's Art Cluster program have been busy creating beautiful Tiffany-like paintings and sculptures and our Wausau Headquarters will be the place to check out these works of art! ... (read more)
Art Food Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents

Looking to meet some new people? Or is being cooped up all winter making you a little crazy? Come to our Wausau Headquarters for a friendly game of cribbage! We'll provide boards, cards and game rules, and all you need to bring is yourself! Play against a friend or two or against someone new! ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Games Wausau Adults

Pamper Yourself with Homemade Relaxation Products!

Last week, we held a program for teens and adults at our Mosinee Branch focused on making two homemade relaxation products: a coconut oil salt scrub and a stress-relieving foot soak. If you missed that program, you can now make the items yourself using the provided instructions below!  Both items seemed to go over well to those who came to the...

Library Branches Mosinee Branch DIY Programs

Resource of the Moment

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes a section with teacher resources. Please note: As of June 2015, a library card is required to access this resource from outside of the library.

For Children E-books MCPL Online

The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna van Praag

★★★★★ What a beautiful, enchanting read! This is a book you will fall in love with, and characters that you feel as if you know from the very beginning. Studious and unfeeling Cora, after the death of her parents, splits her life between trying to continue her parents' scientific work and keeping her grandmother company in the beautiful dress shop she owns in...

Audience: Adults
Genre: Fiction

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