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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun.-Tue., 12/24-12/26.

Events: Activities


Create Your Own Holiday Cards

Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Mosinee Adults Children Teens Tweens

Home School Huddle

Children's Event Drop-in Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
More events in this series (18). » Hands-on Activities Science Edgar Children

Needle Arts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of working on knitting projects and socializing at MCPL! And it's not just for knitters - crocheters and other fans of the needle arts are invited, too!
More events in this series (23). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Decorative Craft Box for Kids

Wed., 12/13/17, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can craft their own decorative box to give as a gift to a loved one during this free program!
Crafts Holiday Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (14). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Holiday Craft Day

Tue., 12/19/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Make decorative evergreen trees during this fun and festive holiday craft event!
Crafts Holiday Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt

Thu., 12/21/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Sat., 12/23/17 - Sat., 12/30/17 @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including snap circuits, a 3D printer and more!
Activities Games Technology Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Frosty's Magical Birthday Party

Wed., 12/27/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join MCPL Wausau and magician Professor Marvel for a birthday party celebrating Frosty the Snowman, featuring magic, music, laughs and more!
Holiday Activities Magic Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Winter Craft Day

Children's Event Kids and families are invited to make winter-themed crafts, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Hatley Children Teens Tweens

3-D Paper Art

Fri., 12/29/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Make your own 3-D paper buildings and sculptures using a variety of paper and techniques!
Activities Art Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Craft a Paper Aquarium!

Tue., 1/2/18 - Wed., 1/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Start the new year out by helping stock our Athens Branch's paper "aquarium" by crafting coral, sea creatures and more!
Activities Animals Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Join us every Tuesday afternoon to socialize with other like-minded fans of fiber arts like knitting and crocheting. Bring friends or make new ones!
More events in this series (12). » Crafts Activities Hands-on Learning Community Athens Adults

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Children's Event Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
More events in this series (4). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Children's Event Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
More events in this series (3). » Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

DIY Snowflakes!

Mon., 1/8/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Patrons of all ages can make their own decorative snowflakes using wooden craft sticks or paper! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults Children Tweens Teens

Kirigami Paper Art

Mon., 1/8/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Adult Event Adults are invited to learn the art of kirigami (folding and cutting paper) at our Edgar Branch! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Hands-on Activities Edgar Adults

Bubble Science

Tue., 1/9/18, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids are invited to participate in a number of bubble experiments and activities! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Science Hatley Children Tweens Grades K 5

Volcano Science

Tue., 1/9/18, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us for an afternoon of volcano-blasting fun! Kids in grades K-5 and their families are invited to learn the science behind a volcanic eruption, create their own volcano, and then erupt it!
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Grades K 5 Children

Library Aquarium Anniversary Celebration

Sat., 1/13/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Celebrate the five-year anniversary of MCPL's Phyllis Donner Aquarium with a special day featuring live sea creatures, stories, games and activities!
Activities Story Time Animals Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

CANCELED: Volcano Science

Sat., 1/13/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us for an afternoon of volcano-blasting fun! Kids in grades K-5 and their families are invited ... (read more)
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Grades K 5

Family Adventure Night: Froggy and Friends

Mon., 1/15/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about Froggy and Friends read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

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 (170). » Activities Story Time Family Story Time Edgar Children Preschool

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin

Thu., 1/18/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
More events in this series (3). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Word Play!

Mon., 1/22/18, 10am - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens are invited to play fun vocabulary-building board games or to work on word puzzles like crosswords, word searches and word chains!
Activities Games Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

LEGO® Ninjago Afternoon

Mon., 1/22/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Visit MCPL Wausau to participate in some LEGO Ninjago activities and craft-making and stick around for a free screening of "The LEGO Ninjago Movie!"
Activities Hands-on Learning Movie Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Polar Bear Story Time

Thu., 1/25/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Kids and families can attend this special story time featuring polar bear stories, songs and crafts!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Animals Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

"Love in Six Words" Story Contest

Mon., 1/29/18 - Fri., 2/9/18, 5pm @ All MCPL Locations
Adult Event Drop-in Show us what love means to you in six words with the return of our "Love in Six Words" story contest. Three entries per person, top five get shared in the library and on social media.
Activities Holiday Writing Contest None 0 All Locations Adults

International Puzzle Day

Mon., 1/29/18, 12pm - 8pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Drop-in Celebrate International Puzzle Day with a variety of puzzles for all ages at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults Children

Quilting and Crafting

Adult Event Drop-in Quilters and crafters are invited to gather to learn, create, and share! In addition to sharing quilting skills and techniques, we'll also teach a new craft each month. Bring supplies, the library will supply patterns and books.
More events in this series (3). » Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts Stratford Adults

Pokemon Club

Children's Event Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game and (with parental permission) trade Pokemon cards! Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (3). » Games Crafts Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics!

Mon., 2/5/18 - Sun., 2/11/18 @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with Olympics-themed crafts at our Wausau Headquarters! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Community Crafts Sports Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

Boat Science

Children's Event Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us and learn the science behind how boats float and carry heavy cargo! Free, with all supplies provided.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Grades K 5

Reading Together for Fun and Learning!

Tue., 2/6/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Parents and caregivers can learn how to engage young children in reading and how to use reading as a learning tool at this free event!
Activities Community Children Rothschild Adults

Valentine's Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special story time featuring stories, songs and a craft! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Story Time Valentines Day Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

After School Art: Anti-Valentine's Day Cards

Thu., 2/8/18, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Not a fan of Valentine's Day? Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in February to make their own anti-Valentine's Day cards to give to others who are avoiding the holiday!
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

MCPL DIY
I'm Saving All My Love For You

Thu., 2/8/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Join us at the Rothschild Branch for a fun and creative DIY program decorating glass jars with music sheets, poems and other materials! Free and all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Holiday Rothschild Adults

Family Adventure Night: Clifford and Other Red Things!

Mon., 2/12/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about Clifford the Big Red Dog read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Create A Love Bug Cup!

Wed., 2/14/18, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Visit our Mosinee Branch on Valentine's Day to transform a plain red cup into a cute love bug! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Activities Valentines Day Mosinee Children

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha

Thu., 2/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Dr. Seuss and Diverse Readers!

Sat., 2/17/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us for our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, along with a variety of multicultural stories as part of Read Across America.
Activities Art Games Hands-on Learning Story Time None 0 Wausau Children

Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

Mon., 2/19/18, 12pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Crafts Nature None 0 Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

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

Month of Crafts and Coloring

Thu., 3/1/18 - Fri., 3/30/18 @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can celebrate National Craft Month with a different craft project each week and coloring pages all month long at our Mosinee Branch!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Scratch Art Creations

Mon., 3/5/18 - Sat., 3/10/18 @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5

Duct Tape and Washi Tape Palooza!

Children's Event Join us for an afternoon of making magnets, wallets, bookmarks and more, all out of duct tape and washi tape! Free, with all supplies provided.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Wausau Grades K 5

Brown Bag Puppets

Fri., 3/9/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can make their own puppets out of brown paper lunch bags and a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children

Family Adventure Night: Wild Kratts Adventures

Mon., 3/12/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the PBS Kids show "Wild Kratts" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck

Thu., 3/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Dragon Mania!

Sat., 3/17/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Kids can hear stories about dragons, then make their own using craft supplies at our Wausau Headquarters!
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Pipe Cleaner Creations

Mon., 4/2/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Patrons of all ages can make a variety of imaginative creations using pipe cleaners! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Adults Tweens Teens

Chilren's Festival

Sat., 4/7/18, 9am - 3pm @ Marathon Park
Children's Event Drop-in Stop and see us at our booth at the 44th annual Children's Festival at Marathon Park! Fun crafts and information about the library will be offered.
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Off-site Marathon Park Children

Family Adventure Night: Dinosaur Train

Mon., 4/9/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about trains and make fun crafts related to the PBS Kids show "Dinosaur Train" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

After School Art: DIY Suncatchers

Thu., 4/12/18, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in April to make their decorative suncatchers, with all supplies provided!
Art Activities Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker

Thu., 4/19/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Make a Mini Journal

Thu., 5/3/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages are invited to make and decorate their own mini journals using a variety of craft supplies at our Athens Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Crafts Athens Adults Children Teen Tweens

Family Adventure Night: Arthur and Friends!

Mon., 5/14/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories and make crafts from the Arthur books and the PBS Kids series "Arthur" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia

Thu., 5/17/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens