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Events: Grades K 5

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Virtual Story Time

Children Just because MCPL is currently closed doesn't mean we can't share stories with each other: Join us for virtual story time!

  • Wed., 4/1/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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Aquarium Trivia for Kids!

Children Kids can learn about the aquarium at the library during this virtual trivia event!

  • Wed., 4/1/20, 22:30 p.m. @ Facebook (Online)

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CANCELED: Knitting Without Needles

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 3:30–5 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: Family Story Time

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/1/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Edgar
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Pokemon ball

CANCELED: Pokemon Club

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 4–4:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Mission STEAM: Electronic Synth Kit

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: 4/6–4/10/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: Flower Photo Pops

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Milk Jug Bird Feeders

Children Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 1–7 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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DIY Seed Bombs

All-Ages Make seed bombs to plant in the Earth during this DIY event!

  • Wed., 4/22/20, 46 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: Animal Erasure Paintings

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/23/20, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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CANCELED: Create Colored Paper Spinners!

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/24/20, 2:30–4:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Make Your Own Notebook

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make and decorate your own notebook, journal or diary during Screen-Free Week!

  • 5/45/9/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Kid-Made Flower Cards

Children Drop-in Children and their parents or caretakers are welcome to create handmade cards at the Athens branch during the week of May 4th - 9th!

  • 5/45/9/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Mission STEAM: Gizmos & Gadgets

Children Drop-in Experiment with different electronic building tools during this week of STEAM!

  • 5/185/22/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Kids Craft Week: Fairy Houses

Children Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Wausau
  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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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.

  • Tue., 6/2/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
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World Oceans Day

Children Join us for a fun morning of stories, fish and other oceanic creatures, and crafts during our annual World Oceans Day celebration!

  • Sat., 6/6/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Kids Craft Week: Fire-Breathing Dragons

Children Drop-in Craft your own dragon during this week-long event!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 8/98/15/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Kids Craft Week: Dragon Eyes

Children Drop-in Craft dragon during this free week-long event!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 6/287/2/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/278/1/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Tom Pease

Children Get ready for a great performance by beloved children's musician Tom Pease!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 6/9/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Legends & Myths of Mount Olympus

Children Learn about the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece during this interactive play!

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/11/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 7/14/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Paws to Read

Children Drop-in Young readers can improve their reading skills or keep skills sharp throughout the summer by reading to well-behaved therapy dogs!

  • Thu., 6/11/20, 12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Jack & the Beanstalk Plant Growing

Children Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean and watch it grow throughout the summer!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Spencer

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3D Paper Castles

Children Drop-in Design and build your own castle using a variety of paper!

  • 6/156/20/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 7/1/20, 56 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Mon., 7/6/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 7/227/25/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • Wed., 7/22/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Dinosaurs & Dragons

Children Did you know that dragons, the Cyclops, griffins, and many other mythological creatures were all inspired by real fossils? Join us to learn more during this fun hands-on presentation!

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Tue., 6/16/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 6/17/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 6/17/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Thu., 6/18/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 6/23/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Tue., 6/23/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 6/25/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 6/25/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Wed., 7/29/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/29/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Mission STEAM: Ozobot Robots!

Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with a smart robots during this week of STEAM!

  • 6/226/27/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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MCPL DIY
Fairy Bottle

Children Drop-in Create a little piece of magic with a bright and sparkly fairy bottle!

  • Tue., 6/23/20, 122 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 6/297/2/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/277/31/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • Fri., 7/31/20, 1:303:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Zoozort

Children All ages will enjoy this hands-on, interactive program featuring live, wild animals.

  • Wed., 6/24/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ Edgar High School
  • Wed., 6/24/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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MCPL DIY
Gnome & Toadstool Craft Week

Kids & Adults Drop-in Jump into a world of make-believe at the library to create a unique craft or two!

  • 6/297/3/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Kids Craft Week: DIY Unicorns

Children Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn during this craft event!

  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 7/67/11/20 @ MCPL Stratford
  • 7/137/18/20 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 7/207/25/20 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 7/268/1/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 7/268/1/20 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 8/248/29/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Duke Otherwise

Children Join spirited musician Duke Otherwise for fun shows filled with music, dancing and more!

  • Tue., 7/7/20, 1011 a.m. @ Marathon Elementary
  • Tue., 7/7/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ Edgar High School
  • Wed., 7/8/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 7/9/20, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • Thu., 7/9/20, 1:302:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Dog Man Mania!

Children Drop-in Participate in crafts and activities related to the popular Dog Man graphic novel series!

  • Wed., 7/15/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Children Registration Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room!

  • Fri., 7/17/20, 12:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Attack the Fort! Catapult Challenge

Children Create catapults and attack each other's fort during this event!

  • Tue., 7/21/20, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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A Magic Tree House Pirate-Themed Escape Room

Children Registration Attempt to escape from this Magic Tree House-themed escape room!

  • Mon., 7/27/20, 16 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Free Pool Day

Kids & Teens 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.

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 12 a.m.11:59 p.m. @ Wausau Outdoor Pools

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Create You Own Crown!

Children Drop-in Make and decorate your own royal crown!

  • Thu., 8/13/20, 10 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Mission STEAM: Lego WeDo

Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with programmable LEGO blocks during this week of STEAM!

  • 8/218/28/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Mission STEAM: Gravity Maze

Children Drop-in Create a gravity maze during this week of STEAM!

  • 9/219/26/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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