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Events: Children

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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Birding for Beginners!

All-Ages Event All ages can learn about birds in Wisconsin, create a bird feeder and a nature journal!

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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.

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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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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. Caregiver-child interaction is stressed in Book Babies, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

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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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Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! We have two half-hour sessions at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - stop by for either one!

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Penguin Puppet Craft Day

Children's Event Hear penguin stories and make a cute puppet craft during this free family event!

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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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Create a Valentine!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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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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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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CANCELED: MCPL DIY
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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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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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Bridge to Terabithia"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Bridge to Terabithia" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Katherine Paterson!

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Needle Arts at the Library

All-Ages 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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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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Mid-Winter Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Young people can still work their brains and creativity with crafts on this no-school day!

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Art Cluster Reception

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Parents and other family members are invited to view and celebrate their child's artwork which was created as part of Wasuau School District's Art Cluster program.

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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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Spring Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Stop in on this no-school day to make a variety of spring-themed crafts!

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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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Recycled Magazine Crafts

All-Ages Event Drop-in Find a fun, creative use for old magazines and newspapers and recycle at the same time!

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Family Film Friday: "The House with a Clock in its Walls"

Children's Event Join us for Family Film Friday to watch the movie based on John Bellairs' popular mystery series!

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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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Spring Break Movie: "Smallfoot"

Children's Event Join us during Spring Break for a free movie about a Yeti who finds something he didn't know existed - a human!

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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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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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Mo Willems Story Time

Children's Event Join us for a special story time celebrating the books of popular children's author Mo Willems!

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Story Time from Space!

Children's Event Hear stories about outer space, and hear a story read by an astronaut from the International Space Station!

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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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Hop Like a Bunny Story Time

Children's Event Hear stories about bunnies, then make a cute craft, with all supplies provided!

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Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Ella Enchanted"

All-Ages Event All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Ella Enchanted" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Gail Carson Levine!

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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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Family Film Friday: "The LEGO Ninjago Movie"

Children's Event LEGO® (and movie) lovers young and old are welcome to join us for Family Film Friday in April!

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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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Celebrate Earth Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Earth Day at the library with a special story time!

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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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May Day Baskets

Children's Event Kids are invited bring back the tradition of May Day by crafting their own decorative basket, with all supplies provided!

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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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Under the sea in the ELC!

Under the sea is an exciting place to be, so bring your young children to MCPL Wausau to experience the ocean-themed activities and books in the Early Literacy Center (ELC) during the months of January and February!  Some of the activities we have available include puzzles for learning colors and matching animal shapes, a fish felt board featuring...

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