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Community Writing Competition

Mon., 1/22/18 - Tue., 5/29/18 @ All MCPL Locations
Adult Event Drop-in Calling all local writers! Submit your entry for a writing competition in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Winners' work published in a local paper!
Writing Contest All Locations Adults Teen

Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.
More events in this series (122). » Story Time Mosinee Children

Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 90-minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Call 715-845-6747 for the latest information.
More events in this series (79). » Story Time Mosinee Children Preschool

Preschool Story Time

Children's Event This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities. Children may attend this story time without a caregiver, but caregivers are asked to remain in the children's area during the story time.
More events in this series (10). » Story Time Wausau Children

Needle Arts at the Library

Adult Event Drop-in 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 (19). » Crafts Hands-on Learning Marathon City Adults

After School Experiments

Children's Event Join us each month to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments related to math and science! Free and no registration required, all supplies provided.
More events in this series (2). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

Learn about LENA!

Thu., 2/22/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Attend this informational session to learn how you can improve your child's literacy and brain development by enrolling them in the LENA program!
Health Science Wausau Adults

Little House on the Prairie Party!

Fri., 2/23/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Kids can celebrate the "Little House on the Prairie" series by hearing stories, making crafts related to the books and playing old-fashioned games!
Activities Games History Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5

Book Babies

Children's Event Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities. Older ... (read more)
More events in this series (9). » Story Time Wausau Children

LENA Start Marathon County

Adult Event Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.
More events in this series (25). » Health Children Wausau Adults

LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (15). » Activities Hands-on Learning Hatley Children Preschool Early Elementary

Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! This program is designed to help 2- and 3-year-olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers, colors, rhyming and more in a fun and interactive way.
More events in this series (19). » Story Time Wausau Children

The Thickety: A Path Begins by J. A. White, Andrea Offermann

★★★★★ Witchcraft and magic are denounced as evil, feared and banned on this island colony that is surrounded by a strange forbidden forest with feared creatures known as the Dark Wood or Thickety.  At only 5 years old Kara along with her newborn brother Taff witness the hanging death of their mother who was proclaimed a witch and their lives radically change...

Audience: Children, Tweens
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

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Athens Branch's Fiber Arts Group Donates Art Blanket to Charity

Our Athens Branch's Fiber Arts group recently collaborated on an art blanket to be donated to Aid Africa's Children charity. Local resident Darlene Strack crocheted the blanket and her fellow Fiber Arts group members supplied the yarn and inspired the theme "Four Seasons Farm Field." Every week, the group and other library patrons...

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