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Kids' Corner

Events: Children


Trail Tales

Children's Event Drop-in Join the Marathon County Public Library and the Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department for some trail tales and read while you exercise!
Nature Off-site Outdoor Recreation Alexander Airport Park Children Grades K 5 Preschool

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 (1). » Health Children Lena Wausau Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages 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 (7). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens Teens

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 (84). » Story Time Athens 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 715-848-1457 for the latest information.
More events in this series (64). » Story Time Mosinee Children Preschool

Fairy Houses

Thu., 5/24/18, 2pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Decorate your own fairy house using a variety of craft supplies!
Activities Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children

Paper Airplane Contest

Thu., 5/24/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Kids & Teens Event Celebrate National Paper Airplane Day with a paper airplane making and flying contest at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children Teens Tweens

Slime Lab

Thu., 5/24/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children Grades K 5

Meet a Hatley EMT!

Tue., 5/29/18, 11am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Kids & Adults Event Meet a local EMT, learn about the job and take an up-close look at an ambulance!
Community Health Hatley Adults Children

Library Paper Flower Garden

Fri., 6/1/18, 1pm - Mon., 7/2/18, 1pm @ MCPL Athens
All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate summer by helping our Athens Branch "cultivate" a colorful paper flower garden! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Gardening Nature Slp Nature Athens Adults Children Grades K 5 Preschool Teen

CANCELED: Sensory Story Time

Sat., 6/2/18, 9:15am - 9:45am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!
Story Time Sensory Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

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 (6). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

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 (31). » Lego Block Party Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Mosinee Children Preschool Early Elementary

Escape Room Family Adventure

Kids & Adults Event Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room! Free, with registration required.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Slp Edgar Adults Children Grades K 5

Rainbow Fish Story Time

Thu., 6/7/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Celebrate summer with a "Rainbow Fish" story time featuring stories, songs and a colorful craft!
Art Story Time Family Story Time Slp Animals Marathon City Children Preschool

Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the Mosinee Branch monthly on the first Thursday over the summer and show us how libraries can "rock!" by decorating your own rocks with all sorts of art supplies!
More events in this series (2). » Art Hands-on Learning Crafts Slp Mosinee Adults Children Teens

World Oceans Day Story Time

Sat., 6/9/18, 10:30am - 11:45am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Visit MCPL Wausau for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!
Animals Hands-on Learning Story Time Slp Wausau Children

Create a Father's Day Card!

Mon., 6/11/18 - Sat., 6/16/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can make a card for their dad or the father figure in their life, with all supplies provided!
Art Crafts Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Hatley Children

Pennies For Animals

Mon., 6/11/18, 9am - Sat., 8/11/18, 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Over the summer children will have the chance to help animals in need starting in our area! We will be accepting pennies and other monetary donations in a jar during ... (read more)
Community Animals Wausau Children Tweens

Toddler Dance Party

Children's Event Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!
More events in this series (3). » Activities Story Time Slp Music Wausau Children Preschool

Make Your Own Musical Instruments!

Children's Event To celebrate our "Libraries Rock" Summer Library Program, children of all ages are invited to create their own musical instruments, with all supplies provided!
Art Music Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children Grades K 5 Preschool

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 (2). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children

Tom Pease

Children's Event Children's musician (and MCPL favorite) Tom Pease returns to rock the library this summer with a wonderful blend of songs, humor and stories!
More events in this series (6). » Music Tom Pease Slp Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

Children's Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks and then hide them around their community! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Community Slp Nature Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Paws to Read

Children's Event Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!
More events in this series (12). » Slp Activities Animals Paws To Read Rothschild Children Early Elementary K 5 Preschool

CANCELED: Play and Learn

Wed., 6/13/18, 10am - 11:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 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.
Play And Learn Mosinee Children

The Great Rondini Magic Show

Children's Event Award-winning magician Ron Lindberg, a.k.a. "The Great Rondini" will perform amazing feats of magic for all ages along with his famous bunny, Trixie. Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (7). » Magic Slp Spencer Children

Summer Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make crafts based on popular children's songs! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children Grades K 5

Nature's Niche Animal Program

Children's Event Dino Tlachac from Nature's Niche will introduce children to live animals, their native habitats and importance in our environment. Free and open to the public.
Animals Natures Niche Slp Edgar Elementary Children Tween Grades K 5

Family Game Night

All-Ages Event Visit our Wausau Headquarters for a fun and entertaining game night for folks of all ages!
More events in this series (5). » Activities Games Slp Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Read Books and Juggle Everything Else

Children's Event Truly Remarkable Loon will thrill everyone with his awe-inspiring juggling skills and throw in a few lessons for how to get started!
More events in this series (5). » Juggling Slp Spencer Children

Zoozort

Children's Event Participants of all ages will enjoy this hands-on, interactive program featuring live, wild animals.
Animals Hands-on Learning Slp Wausau Children

Slide Into Summer

Tue., 6/19/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Join us at Rothschild Branch and slide into summertime at this special family story time with songs, games, stories and crafts!
Crafts Story Time Crafts Hands-on Activities Rothschild Children

Shake, Shimmy and Dance! Family Story Time

Children's Event Children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to these special story times filled with music, dance and, of course, stories!
More events in this series (2). » Activities Music Family Story Time Rothschild Children

I Wanna Rock!

Fri., 6/22/18, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Drop-in Show us how much you rock during our summer library program by decorating your own cardboard guitar. Free and all supplies provided.
Art Music Summer Crafts Slp Marathon City Children Grades K 5

Sound Stations

Fri., 6/22/18, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Join us for some fun activities where we will learn about sound!
Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Rothschild Children

Space Camp

Children's Event Are you interested in space? Want to know what's happening in the solar system and beyond? Children in grades 3-5 are invited to attend Space Camp for a mix of experiments and crafts!
More events in this series (7). » Hands-on Learning Science Activities Wausau Grades K 5 Children

Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time!
More events in this series (4). » Story Time Wausau Children

Celebrate the USA Story Time

Tue., 7/3/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic story time and craft event!
Art Crafts Holiday Story Time Slp Hatley Children Preschool

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!
More events in this series (5). » Story Time Sensory Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

"Rock Around Spencer" Geology Tour!

Mon., 7/9/18 - Fri., 7/13/18 @ MCPL Spencer
Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Visit our Spencer Branch for clues, then embark on a geology trek around the Village of Spencer during this week-long event!
Nature Outdoors Community Slp Activities Off Site Spencer Children Teens Tweens

Silly Songs with Duke Otherwise!

Children's Event Join us as we welcome spirited musician, Duke Otherwise to MCPL for fun shows filled with music, dancing and more!
More events in this series (5). » Music Slp Wausau Children

CD Scratch Art

Fri., 7/13/18, 11am - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Tweens and teens are invited to the Marathon City Branch to create their own wall hanging using compact discs!
Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Marathon City Children Teens Tweens

Summer Craft: Handmade Maracas

Mon., 7/16/18 - Wed., 7/18/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own handmade maracas! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5

The Life of Mozart

Children's Event A historically accurate, fun-filled play about one of the greatest musical geniuses who ever lived, presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company!
Theatre History Slp Music Wausau Children

Keep Cool Story Time

Tue., 7/17/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Keep cool this July and join us for our special story time celebrating the hot days of summer with songs, tales and crafts!
Crafts Story Time Rothschild Children

Pete the Cat Rock & Read Party

Sat., 7/21/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event We're celebrating how much libraries rock with a program full of Pete the Cat activities!
Activities Music Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Rockin' and Rollin' in Edgar!

Wed., 7/25/18, 2pm - 3pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Make some crafts (and maybe sing a tune or two!) during this fun-filled afternoon at our Edgar Branch!
Music Slp Activities Hands-on Activities Edgar Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Kids Needle Arts Night

Wed., 7/25/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of finger knitting and make their own knitted accessories during this free program at our Marathon City Branch!
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Knit Night Slp Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Summer Craft: Marching Ants

Mon., 7/30/18 - Wed., 8/1/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own crafted ants! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5

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Harry Potter Owl Craft

Mon., 7/30/18, 12pm - Fri., 8/3/18, 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Patrons are invited to stop in any time we're open during the week of July 30th to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a make-your-own Hedwig owl craft!
Crafts Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Harry Potter Potions Class

Mon., 7/30/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event MCPL Mosinee is celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with all sorts of fun science experiments like flobberworms and fizzy potions! Free and all supplies provided.
Science Hands-on Learning Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Let's Make Some Noise! Story Time

Tue., 7/31/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids and families can attend this story time focusing on musical instruments at our Hatley Branch!
Art Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Slp Hatley Children Preschool

Ollivander's Wand Shop

Tue., 7/31/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
All-Ages Event Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at our Mosinee Branch!
Crafts Hands-on Activities Activities Slp Mosinee Children Tweens Teens Adults

Chalk Up A Storm: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Mon., 8/6/18, 10am - Sat., 8/11/18, 1:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens, teens and their families are invited to decorate the sidewalk outside the library during this week.
Activities Art Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens All Ages

Under The Sea Story Time

Tue., 8/7/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Visit our Rothschild Branch for a special underwater-themed story time complete with crafts, songs and more!
Crafts Story Time Slp Activities Nature Rothschild Children

Free Family Pool Day

Tue., 8/7/18, 1pm - 7:45pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
All-Ages Event Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.
Outdoor Recreation Off-site Slp Community Wausau Outdoor Pools Adults Children Tweens Teens

Summer Craft: Dino Buddies!

Wed., 8/8/18 - Fri., 8/10/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to craft their own dinosaur! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Sat., 8/11/18 - Sat., 8/18/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D printer, snap circuits and more!
Activities Hands-on Learning Technology Slp Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over

Thu., 8/16/18, 6:30pm - Fri., 8/17/18, 9am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Drop off starts at 6:30 p.m., pickup starts the next morning at 9 a.m.
Animals Activities Slp Wausau Children Preschool

Summer Craft: Monkey Hats

Mon., 8/20/18 - Wed., 8/22/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own monkey hats! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Summer Crafts Slp Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5

Scrabble Week

Mon., 8/27/18 - Fri., 8/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by our Athens Branch to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!
Games Slp Activities Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

Create a Grandparents Day Card!

Tue., 9/4/18 - Sat., 9/8/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can prepare for Grandparents Day by making a handmade card for their grandma or grandpa, with all supplies provided!
Art Crafts Activities Hands-on Learning Hatley Children

Origami Afternoon

All-Ages Event Drop-in Come try your hand at folding paper into various creative shapes at our Athens Branch! All ages welcome.
More events in this series (2). » Activities Hands-on Activities Crafts Art Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

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.
More events in this series (3). » Games Crafts Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Still Life Sketching

Mon., 9/24/18, 1pm - Wed., 9/26/18, 4pm @ MCPL Athens
All-Ages Event Drop-in Sketch a variety of still life drawings during this creative all-ages event!
Art Hands-on Activities Activities Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

Scratch Art Creations

Fri., 10/26/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Hatley
Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Hatley Children Tweens Teens