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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun., 4/21.

Events: Crafts

Wordstock: Three Days of Peace & Poetry

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

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Home School Huddle

Children 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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Quilting & Beyond

Adults Drop-in Work on your quilting projects at the library with your friends and neighbors!

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Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in Drop by the library to work on fiber arts projects such as knitting, crocheting and quilting!

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Play & Learn

Children 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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Superhero Celebration

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

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May Day Baskets

Children Drop-in Kids are invited bring back the tradition of May Day by crafting their own decorative basket!

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Apple Blossom Flower Art

All-Ages Drop-in Celebrate spring by creating your own apple blossoms with a variety of craft supplies!

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Mother's Day Story Time

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

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Flower Fairies

Adults & Teens Join us to craft adorable fairies! Whether you want to celebrate Mother's day as mother and daughter, or just celebrate spring, we welcome you to channel your creativity!

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Spring Wreaths

Adults Drop-in Want to give your home the decorative touch of nature this spring? Channel your creativity by making your very own spring wreath!

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Bottle Cap Bling

Adults & Teens Drop-in Who knew a bottle cap could inspire so much creativity? Find out how and create a unique, artistic craft!

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Hobbies & Crafts Night

Adults Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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Pull String Art

Adults Adults are invited to a craft event at the library just for them as we create pull string art!

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Create Your Own Pinwheels

Children Are you ready for spring and summer? Stop by the library to create your own pinwheel to capture the warmer breezes!

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Flash Fiction Story Project

Children Tweens are invited to join us for a fun program revolving around a short, short story - also known as flash fiction!

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Chromatography Butterflies

Children Preschoolers and their caregivers are encouraged to discover the science of chromatography and use it to make a fun craft!

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Weeks & Weeks of SLP Crafts!

Children Drop-in Stop by the library all summer long to work on different crafts to go along with our summer reading theme. A new craft each week to keep things interesting!

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World Oceans Day

Children Visit the library for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!

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Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Children Drop-in Help the library kick off the Summer Library Program with fun chalk art outside of the library all week long!

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Ocean Suncatchers

Children Stop by the library to make your own ocean suncatcher as we celebrate World Oceans Day!

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Father's Day Cards & Coasters

Adults Stop by the library to create a unique gift for your dad or grandpa (or someone else's) ahead of Father's Day!

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June Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make aliens and planets!

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Moon & Stars Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate the moon and stars in the sky!

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DIY Fairy Houses

Adults Drop-in Adults can decorate a wooden fairy house during this two-day event!

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Planets, Stars & Beyond!

Children Join us for this special family story time about traveling to the planets and stars!

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DIY Stress Balls

Children Kids can make their own stress balls for stress relief during this program!

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Outer Space Sand Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Use colored sand to color outer space-themed pictures, create decorative bottles or make colorful keychains!

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Celebrate the USA Story Time

Children Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic story time and craft event!

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Chalk Art

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own chalk art creations at the library in advance of Wausau's annual ChalkFest!

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Groovy Space Story Time

Children Feeling groovy? If not, would you like to? Join us for a special groovy story time with fun outer space stories, songs and crafts!

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Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Adults Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes and more during this free informational presentation!

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Constellation Banner

Teens Registration Hey teens, if you're a fan of starry nights, the galaxy, or astrological constellations, this craft is for you! We will be using paint markers, glitter, and gems to decorate your very own constellation banner.

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July Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make flying saucers and paper rocket ships!

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Paper Beads

All-Ages Join us for an evening at the library and learn how to make your very own paper beads.

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Ollivander's Wand Shop

All-Ages Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!

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Constellation Craft

Children Drop-in Children are invited to the library to create their own craft constellations all week!

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Constellation Sensory Bag

Children Drop-in Children are invited to the library for a fun hands-on craft project that will have them "seeing stars."

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DIY Galaxy Jars & Slime

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make your own slime and mini galaxy in a jar during this tween/teen event!

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Astronaut Training

Children Children of all ages are invited to join us to learn a little bit of what it takes to be an astronaut!

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Galaxy Bottle Charm Necklace

Children Capture a galaxy in a bottle during this unique craft program for kids!

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August Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make spaceships and paper plate aliens!

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Marker-Dyed Coasters

Adults Make decorative, colorful coasters using markers and other supplies!

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Tiny Chicken Pin Cushions

Adults Some crafts can be elaborate and intricate, but others can be a fun, relatively simple project - like our chicken pin cushion!

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Cupcake Factory Craft

Children Drop-in It's going to be a busy summer across the MCPL system - and maybe in your own lives, too - so why not finish off the summer with a sweet craft?

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Create a Card for Grandparents Day!

Children Drop-in Kids can prepare for Grandparents Day by making a handmade card for their grandma or grandpa!

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