Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Thu., 7/4.

Events: Hands On Activities

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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DIY Stress Balls

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

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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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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 for survival presentations and activities inspired by the "I Survived" book series!

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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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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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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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Planetary Pasta Rovers

Children Drop-in Create a planetary pasta rover using different types of pasta and glue as we celebrate "A Universe of Stories" (and crafts) during our Summer Library Program!

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Needle Arts at the Library

All-Ages Drop-in Knitters and crocheters are invited to gather for a night of crafts and socializing! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies.

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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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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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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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MCPL DIY
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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A Week of International Dot Day

Children Drop-in Celebrate a week of International Dot Day with an activity where children create pictures around a simple black dot!

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Family Adventure Night: Batman

Children Join us once a month for themed stories and crafts based on a variety of pop culture favorites!

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Homemade Journals & Notebooks

Adults & Teens Registration Journals and notebooks contain some of our most personal thoughts, and patrons will have the opportunity to make their own and also to personalize it with decorations!

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Autumn Hedgehog Craft

Children Kids can create a cute paper hedgehog during this free craft event!

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Coffee Filter Candy Corn

All-Ages Drop-in Get in the mood for fall by making a craft inspired by a traditional autumn treat - candy corn!

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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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Make Your Own Papel Picado

Kids & Teens Drop-in Celebrate the Mexican holiday of el Día de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead - by making decorative paper banners!

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"Coco" Party

Children Create a variety of crafts inspired by the Disney/Pixar film "Coco"!

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