Events: Hands On Activities
Children Join us during Money Smart Week for special money-related activities for kids, in collaboration with the Get Smart Wausau Coalition!
All-Ages Learn the basics of hand quilting!
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!
Adults & Teens Make your own scented sugar scrub!
Children Join us for a special story time and craft hour as we celebrate mothers ahead of their special day!
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!
Adults Adults are invited to a craft event at the library just for them as we create pull string art!
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!
Children Preschoolers and their caregivers are encouraged to discover the science of chromatography and use it to make a fun craft!
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.
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.
Children Visit the library for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!
Children Stop by the library to make your own ocean suncatcher as we celebrate World Oceans Day!
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.
- Wed., 6/12/19, 10–11am @ MCPL Spencer
- Wed., 6/12/19, 1:30–2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
- Thu., 6/13/19, 11am–12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Thu., 6/13/19, 1:30–2:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
- Tue., 6/25/19, 10:30–11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
- Tue., 6/25/19, 2–3pm @ MCPL Wausau
- Wed., 6/26/19, 10:30–11:30am @ Edgar High School
- Wed., 6/26/19, 2–3pm @ MCPL Mosinee
- Thu., 6/27/19, 10–11am @ Marathon Elementary
- Thu., 6/27/19, 2–3pm @ MCPL Athens
Adults Stop by the library to create a unique gift for your dad or grandpa (or someone else's) ahead of Father's Day!
Children Join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate the moon and stars in the sky!
Children Join Jim Lenz as he infuses comedy, drama, audience participation, and his love of science into one unique, zany, and unforgettable performance!
Adults Create your own artistic renderings of the night sky!
Children Kids can make their own stress balls for stress relief during this program!
Children Make paintings resembling fireworks with this Fourth of July-inspired craft event!
Children Join us over the course of three days for survival presentations and activities inspired by the "I Survived" book series!
Children Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab!
Adults Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes and more during this free informational presentation!
Children Touch mammoth tusks, bear skulls, and more as Sean the Mammoth Hunter talks about life in the Ice Age!
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!
All-Ages Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!
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!
Children Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies and games!
Children Children of all ages are invited to join us to learn a little bit of what it takes to be an astronaut!
Children Capture a galaxy in a bottle during this unique craft program for kids!
Adults Make decorative, colorful coasters using markers and other supplies!
Kids & Teens Make paper airplanes, straw rockets and straw planes!
Adults Some crafts can be elaborate and intricate, but others can be a fun, relatively simple project - like our chicken pin cushion!