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Events: Activities

Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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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.

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Winter Fest

Children's Event Drop-in Stop by the library during Wausau's Winter Fest to hear stories and make some fun crafts!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages 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.

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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.

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International Puzzle Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate International Puzzle Day with a variety of puzzles for all ages at the library!

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Home School Huddle

Children's Event Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

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Art Day with Paint Stations

Children's Event Kids can visit the library to different unique painting stations that will inspire their creativity!

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Magnet Painting for Kids

Children's Event Children are invited to drop in at the library for this fun, hands-on artistic learning activity.

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Health and Wellness Club: Treats for a Happy Heart

Adult Event Treat yourself well with a discussion about health and wellness, recipe swap and more!

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Duct Tape DIY

Children's Event Drop-in Drop by the library anytime between 4-7 p.m. to create a fun (and maybe useful!) craft out of duct tape, like a wallet and more! Free and all supplies provided.

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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.

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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! Free, with no registration required.

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Family Adventure Night: Paw Patrol

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Paw Patrol" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Spa Night

All-Ages Event Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 2/12/19, 4:30–6:30pm @ MCPL Stratford

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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.

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Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Event Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the next Honor Flight!

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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!

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Birding for Beginners II

All-Ages Event Learn about the beautiful birds of Wisconsin and how to attract them to your own backyard.

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Teen Tech Week: Let's Get Animated!

Teen Event Drop-in Teens can drop in to make their own graphic novels and comic strips during Teen Tech Week!

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Month of Crafts and Coloring

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 the library!

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Family Adventure Night: Who is Dr. Seuss?

Children's Event Hear stories written by Dr. Seuss and make fun crafts related to some of his most famous books during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Hey, It's The Sun! Story Time

Children's Event Hear stories about the sun and make a decorative craft during this special story time!

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Calm: A Guided Tour of Mindfulness and Meditation

Adult Event Have you heard of mindfulness but you've been unsure of what it is, where to start, or how it can apply to your life? Join us for an informal presentation, including some basic techniques, appropriate for all skill levels!

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Children's Event Registration Required Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room! Free, with registration required.

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Escape from the Deathday Dungeon: A Harry Potter Escape Room Experience

Teen & Adult Event Can you and your group solve all the puzzles to escape the Deathday Dungeon? Give it a try during our special two-day Harry Potter escape room event!

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Show Us Your Bookface!

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Take a bookface selfie that you can post on social media for others to see!​

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3D Paper Sculptures

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages are invited to explore the wonderful versatility of paper and create three-dimensional paper sculptures!

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Family Adventure Night: Peppa Pig

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Peppa Pig" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Building Challenges

Children's Event Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

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Kids' Needle Arts Night: Dry Felting

Kids & Teens Event Registration Required Kids, tweens and teens can learn how to do dry felting and make their own project, with all supplies provided!

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Science Marvels

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can stop in to the library to perform their own zany science experiments, with all supplies provided!

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Wordstock: Three Days of Peace and Poetry

All-Ages Event Drop-in Attend this three-day poetry event, where different poetry activities will be offered for all ages each day!

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Get Money Smart!

Children's Event Join us during Money Smart Week for special money-related activities for kids, in collaboration with the Get Smart Wausau Coalition!

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DIY Sugar Scrub

Teen & Adult Event Make your own scented sugar scrub, with all supplies provided!

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Superhero Celebration

Children's Event Drop-in Make superhero-themed crafts and color themed pages to celebrate National Superhero Day!

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Create a Mother's Day Card!

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can make a card for the maternal figure in their life, with all supplies provided!

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Mother's Day Story Time

Children's Event Join us for a special story time and craft hour as we celebrate mothers ahead of their special day!

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