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

Events: Art


Letters to Santa

Children's Event Drop-in Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
Holiday Writing Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Early Elemen

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

Random Moments of Verse
"Becoming Trans-Parent"

Thu., 12/14/17, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A monthly gathering of central Wisconsin poets, featuring the occasional special guest. In December, we're happy to welcome Annette Grunseth reading from her chapbook "Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family's Journey of Gender Transition."
Community Poetry Writing Social Issues Wausau Adults

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
More events in this series (12). » Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

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

Portugal and Spain: A Tourist's Perspective

Tue., 12/19/17, 6pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A free, picture-filled presentation on travels through Portugal, Spain and elsewhere for those interested in their own vacations or just hearing about international adventures!
Food History Travel Wausau Adults

Readers of Classic Lit: The Short Stories of O. Henry

Wed., 12/20/17, 12pm - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a discussion of some of O. Henry's classic short stories!
Book Club Wausau Adults

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

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

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

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 (34). » Story Time Wausau Children

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

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 (17). » Story Time None 0 Wausau 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 (117). » Story Time Wausau Children

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

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 (16). » Story Time Wausau Children

Meet Libby: OverDrive's New E-book App

Adult Event Library staff will get attendees acquainted with Libby, OverDrive's latest app for accessing free e-books, audiobooks and more! Registration is required.
More events in this series (1). » E-books Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Adults

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 Story Time

Tue., 1/9/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids and families can hear bubble-themed stories and participate in bubble activities at our Hatley Branch!
Art Crafts Story Time Hatley Children Preschool

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

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). » Story Time None 0 Wausau Children

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

Women's Night Out: "Imagine Me Gone" by Adam Haslett

Mon., 1/15/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of Adam Haslett's novel about events that unfold after a woman marries her fiance after he's hospitalized for depression.
Book Club Womens Night Out Wausau Adults

Paddling the Palmetto State with John E. Van Barriger

Tue., 1/16/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event MCPL Wausau welcomes back John Van Barriger to share tales and pictures from another recent paddling adventure, this time in South Carolina!
Nature Outdoor Recreation Photography Travel None 0 Wausau Adults

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

Anime Afternoon

Fri., 1/19/18, 12:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Teens can get a taste of the world of Japanese animation by viewing the series "Soul Eater," "Mushishi," "Trigun" and "Kuma Miko."
Movie Wausau Teens

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

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

Book Bowl ... The Prequel!

Children's Event Wausau School District students can prepare for the 2018 Book Bowl with fun games centered around this year's selections! Join us for either (or both) events and practice as a team if you'd like!
More events in this series (1). » Games Wausau Grades K 5

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 (3). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

Winter Fest

Sat., 1/27/18, 10:30am - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Stop by the library during Wausau's Winter Fest to hear stories and make some fun crafts!
Crafts Hands-on Learning Story Time Family Story Time Wausau Children

MCPL Movie Night: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

Tue., 1/30/18, 6:30pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Join us for a free screening of the sequel to Al Gore's 2006 landmark documentary about climate change and progress made over the last decade. Free.
Health History Movie Nature Outdoor Recreation Science Mcpl Movie Night Wausau 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

Create a Valentine!

Children's Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Holiday Valentines Day Hatley Children Adults Tweens Teens

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

A Burning Issue with the Spencer Area Fire Department

Tue., 2/6/18, 9am - 10am @ MCPL Spencer
Adult Event Learn about how the Spencer Area Fire Department prepares to fight a fire from Fire Chief Jason Foth! Free and open to the public.
Fire Safety Community Spencer Adults

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

MCPL DIY
Sock Snowman

Adult Event Adults can bring a bit of winter indoors during a fun winter craft at MCPL Wausau! Create your own no-sew snowman with a sock and other supplies, all of which are provided for this free program.
Crafts None 0 Wausau Adults

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

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

Library Learning
Introduction to Microsoft Word

Adult Event Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a document in Word. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 to sign up or for more information.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

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

Women's Night Out: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly

Mon., 2/19/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of this novel about three women - American, Polish and German - whose paths cross in unexpected ways during World War II.
Book Club Womens Night Out 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

Library Learning
Introduction to Excel

Adult Event Participants will learn basic skills required to create and format a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Space is limited so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Art Cluster Reception

Sat., 3/3/18, 11:30am - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Celebrate the works of art made by students in Wausau School District's Art Cluster program with this special community reception!
Art Community Wausau Adults 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

MCPL Movie Night: "42: The Jackie Robinson Story"

Mon., 3/5/18, 6pm - 8:15pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event A special screening of the biopic about legendary African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson, one week ahead of a special Wausau event with Robinson's daughter!
History Movie Social Issues Sports Mcpl Movie Night Wausau Adults

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

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

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

Adult Event Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults. Free, with all supplies provided. No registration required.
More events in this series (4). » Art Inside The Lines Spencer Adults

Library Learning
Internet Basics

Adult Event Join us for a class that will teach you how to get the most out of what the Internet has to offer, including how to use a web browser. Space ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

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

Kids Needle Arts Night

Wed., 3/21/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event 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 Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Tweens Teens

Escape from Alcatraz

Tue., 3/27/18, 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Kids can learn about the history of Alcatraz and see if they can escape our Alcatraz "tunnels" at this fun and interactive Spring Break event!
Hands-on Learning History Wausau Grades K 5

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 1

Adult Event Learn how to make a Facebook profile, send friend requests, like, comment and more during part one of this two-part course. Free and open to adults.
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

Library Learning
Facebook Fundamentals Part 2

Adult Event Increase your knowledge of Facebook and learn how to use additional tools on the social media site with Part 2 of our Facebook Fundamentals class!
More events in this series (1). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

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

Library Learning
Introduction to Gmail

Adult Event Learn how to create your own email account and how to use it during this free introductory class! Call 715-261-7230 to register.
More events in this series (5). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults

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

Library Learning
Introduction to Pinterest

Adult Event Learn how to create a free Pinterest account and how to navigate the website during this free class! Registration required.
More events in this series (2). » Hands-on Learning Technology Library Learning Wausau Adults