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Steampunk Necklaces for Young Adolescents!

Mon., 10/2/17, 1pm - Tue., 10/31/17, 4pm @ MCPL Edgar
The Edgar Branch, in coordination with the Edgar School District, is inviting students to stop by during the Month of the Young Adolescent to create necklaces with a steampunk theme, including a special program on Oct. 11. Free and all supplies provided.
Hands-on Activities Crafts Edgar Children Tweens

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery"

Thu., 10/19/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery" by Deborah and James Howe and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Halloween Craft Day

Tue., 10/24/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Kids can get ready for Halloween by decorating scary and silly masks and making mummy bookmarks at our Mosinee Branch!
Crafts Holiday Activities Mosinee Children

Duct Tape Palooza!

Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Hands-on Learning Crafts Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Monster Mash Halloween Party

Join us for a monstrously good time at this Halloween party, featuring stories, songs, crafts and costumes!
Crafts Story Time Holiday Activities Games Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

Fall Craft Day

Families are encouraged to visit us and make a variety of autumn crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Holiday Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Horror Fest

Fri., 10/27/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids and tweens are invited for this horrific event at the library, featuring spooky and scary crafts, activities and stories!
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Tweens

MCPL DIY
Stained Glass Votive Jars

Sat., 10/28/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Learn how to upcycle baby food jars into a beautiful work of faux stained glass art! Free and all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Rothschild Adults

Halloween Story Time

Tue., 10/31/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Visit our Hatley Branch for a special Halloween story time followed by making a fun and festive craft project!
Art Crafts Story Time Activities Holiday Hatley Children Preschool

Pokemon Club

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 (1). » Activities Crafts Games Wausau Children Tweens

Color Chemistry!

Sat., 11/4/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a color-themed story time followed by hands-on art projects and experiments all about colors! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Preschool

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
More events in this series (6). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

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 (6). » Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

MCPL DIY
Autumn Candle Holders

Mon., 11/6/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Visit our Mosinee Branch to create autumn leaf mason jar candle holders, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults

LEGO® Block Party

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 Mosinee Children Preschool Early Elementary

After School Art: Artist Trading Cards

Thu., 11/9/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters to make their own artist trading cards! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Bead Bonanza

Fri., 11/10/17, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens are invited to our Marathon City Branch to create their own beaded jewelry! Free and all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Teens Tweens

Veteran's Day Celebration of Real (and Imaginary) Heroes!

Sat., 11/11/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
For this Veteran's Day program, we'll be celebrating the real heroes around us, imaginary heroes, and pondering the question: What makes a hero?
Activities Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Sat., 11/11/17, 11am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes such as red cabbage, carrot greens, beets and more during this free informational presentation!
Art Crafts Nature Hands-on Activities Food Rothschild Adults

Building Adventures

Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
More events in this series (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Family Adventure Night: Building with Bob

Mon., 11/13/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Hear Bob the Builder stories read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Crafts Activities Community Edgar Children Preschool

MCPL DIY
Holiday Cardmaking

Mon., 11/13/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Spencer
Local cardmaking enthusiast Jean Fischer will lead this free presentation on how to make festive personalized holiday greeting cards! Open to adults, with registration required.
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Hands-on Learning Spencer Adults

Fairy Fun!

Tue., 11/14/17, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited for an afternoon of fairy fun! Listen to fairy stories and then decorate your own fairy house and magic wand. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Wausau Children Grades K 5

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio

Thu., 11/16/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Kids' Colored Pumpkin Seed Mosaic

Sat., 11/18/17, 11am - 12:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their parents or caregivers can join us for this fun new craft program using Halloween leftovers! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Rothschild Grades-k 5

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (6). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

After School Holiday Fun!

Tue., 12/5/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Stratford
Kids in grades 3-7 are invited for an afternoon of games, music, stories and holiday-themed crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Crafts Activities Games Music Hands-on Activities Stratford Children Tweens

MCPL DIY
Star Holiday Ornaments

Adults can learn how to make decorative holiday star ornaments out of cardboard, yarn and cardstock! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Activities Holiday Wausau Adults

After School Art: Handmade Gifts

Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in December to make a variety of handmade gifts you can give to family and friends! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

It's A Wrap!

Thu., 12/7/17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Learn different techniques for holiday gift wrapping, including making bows, adding other flourishes and more! Free, with no registration required.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Spencer Adults

Holiday Dough Fest!

Sat., 12/9/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids can play with Play-Doh and use gingerbread salt dough and clay to make holiday ornaments during this free event!
Activities Art Story Time Holiday Wausau Children Preschool

Create Your Own Holiday Cards

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

Family Adventure Night: Arctic Adventures

Mon., 12/11/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Hear stories about animals that live in the Arctic region and make fun crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Story Time Edgar Children Preschool

Decorative Craft Box for Kids

Wed., 12/13/17, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
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

Holiday Craft Day

Tue., 12/19/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
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
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
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
Visit MCPL Wausau for a birthday party celebrating Frosty the Snowman! Join us for a morning of magic, music, laughs and more!
Holiday Activities Magic Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Winter Craft Day

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
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
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

DIY Snowflakes!

Mon., 1/8/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
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

Bubble Science

Tue., 1/9/18, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
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

Library Aquarium Anniversary Celebration

Sat., 1/13/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
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

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

Thu., 1/18/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
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

Word Play!

Mon., 1/22/18, 10am - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
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

International Puzzle Day

Mon., 1/29/18, 12pm - 8pm @ MCPL Mosinee
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

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 (5). » Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts Stratford Adults

Valentine's Day Story Time

Tue., 2/13/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
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 Hatley 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
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

Little House on the Prairie Party!

Fri., 2/23/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
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

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

Thu., 3/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
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

Kids' Needle Arts Night

Wed., 3/21/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of knitting and create a knitted headband during this free intro at our Marathon City Branch!
Crafts Hands-on Learning Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Tweens Teens

Chilren's Festival

Sat., 4/7/18, 9am - 3pm @ Marathon Park
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

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

Thu., 4/19/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
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

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

Thu., 5/17/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
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