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

Events: Hands On Activities

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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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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Get Money Smart!

Children 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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Quilting & Beyond

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

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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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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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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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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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Foraging for Wild Edibles

Adults Have you ever come across plants or berries during a walk and wondered if they were safe to eat? Learn all about foraging for those and other wild edibles during this event!

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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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Natural Body Care Recipes: How to Make Your Own

Adults & Teens Join us for a creative evening at the library where we will teach you the basics of making your very own natural beauty products for hair, skin and body.

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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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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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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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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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DIY Stress Balls

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

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Firework Paintings!

Children Make paintings resembling fireworks with this Fourth of July-inspired craft event!

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"I Survived" Mini Camp

Children Join us over the course of three days for survival presentations and activities inspired by the "I Survived" book series!

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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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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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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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Star Search!

Children Discover how the sky is the biggest storybook in the universe as you listen to some of the ancient stories about the star patterns. Plus, create a constellation scope and art!

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Escape From the Deathday Dungeon: A Harry Potter Escape Room Experience

All-Ages Registration Back by popular demand! Bring your friends or family and see if you can solve the puzzles in time to escape Nearly Headless Nick and the Dungeon!

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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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A Universe of Stories: Writing Your Own Story

Adults & Teens If you've ever thought about writing the story of your life, or would like to help a family member do it, join us in Marathon City to get an idea what it takes to write an autobiography or memoir!

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Eat Your Veggies Story Time

Children Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies and games!

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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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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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