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Events: Grades K 5

Family Story Time

Children 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.

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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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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!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages 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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Children's Fest

Children Stop by MCPL's booth at the 46th annual Children's Festival at Marathon Park to learn more about the library - including a sneak peek at summer events!

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Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Children Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!

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Family Adventure Night: Peppa Pig

Children Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Peppa Pig" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Building Challenges

Children Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

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Science Marvels

Children Drop-in Kids can stop in to the library to perform their own zany science experiments, with all supplies provided!

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Walk along Wausau's scenic River Edge trail and read two children's books as you stroll!

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Create a Catapult!

Children Get ready to launch! We'll be making catapults out of some common craft supplies and not only test them, but challenge participants with different obstacles!

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Get Money Smart!

Children Join us for special money-related activities for kids, in collaboration with the Get Smart Wausau Coalition!

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Tink Party

Children Join us for a fun fairy party with stories and a DIY light-up fairy jar before "Finding Neverland" at the Grand Theater. Costumes encouraged!

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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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Weeks and 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 Ocean's 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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Tom Pease

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

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PAWS to Read

Children Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!

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Weird Science Comedy Show

Children Join Doc Ron (and his faithful traveling companion, Einstein, the world's cutest bunny) as they conduct crazy experiments with fire, smoke and flying cheese curds!

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June Outer Space Craft Week

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

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Jim Lenz's Comedy Science Show

Children Join Jim Lenz as he infuses comedy, drama, audience participation, and his love of science into one unique, zany, and unforgettable performance!

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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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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Kids Needle Arts: Hacky Sacks!

Kids & Teens Kids can join us to learn how to crochet their own hacky sacks and try them out on the spot!

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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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Slime Lab

Children Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab!

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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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Read With A Friend Day

All-Ages Drop-in Read with a friend at the library or make new friends with other library patrons!

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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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Free Family 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.

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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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Book cover of The Little Engine That Could

Transportation theme comes to Early Literacy Center at MCPL Wausau! 

Parents and care givers, join your children in exploring the world of transportation in the Early Literacy Center (ELC) at the Marathon County Public Library's Wausau Headquarters! Throughout March, April and May, the theme for the ELC will be "Transportation." During these months, parents and children can: ·     Play on the...

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