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Teen Events

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Visit your local MCPL for teen activities, including arts & crafts, movie nights, STEAM / STEM events, hands-on learning, Teen Advisory Group, our summer library program and more!

Follow this webpage or subscribe to our e-newsletter for the most recent schedule of library events for teens at our branches in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford. We also publish featured teen events on our social media channels.

Please note: If you plan to bring a large group to a teen event at the library, please notify us using our group visit form.

MCPL On-site For Teens Events

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Community Writing Project

Adults & Teens Drop-in The world is living through unprecedented times and many of us are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But MCPL is encouraging people to channel some of that concern and chaos into something creative!

  • 3/234/24/20 @ All MCPL Locations

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LEGO blocks in a 2-D pattern

CANCELED: Coding a LEGO® Maze

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

  • CANCELED: 3/23–3/28/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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CANCELED: Family Game Day

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

  • CANCELED: Sat., 3/28/20, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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yarn project and knitting supplies

CANCELED: Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 3/31/20, 1–4 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/2/20, 2–4 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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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: DIY Headphone Organizer

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: 4/6–4/11/20 @ MCPL Athens

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CANCELED: TAG - Teen Advisory Group

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

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/6/20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Wine Cork Flower Photo Holders

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

  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/10/20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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CANCELED: Bracelet Yarn Weaving

Adults & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 4:30–6:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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CANCELED: Teen Fandom Trivia Night

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 6–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Warriors book covers

CANCELED: Warrior Wednesday

Kids & Teens Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 5:30–7 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Friends of MCPL Saturday Sale

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

  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/18/20, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: MCPL Movie Night
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 6–7:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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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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Lions, Sharks & Bears: A Photographic Primer

Adults & Teens Get ready for stunning visuals and humorous stories as the library welcomes back John Van Barriger to present his top tips for taking better wildlife photographs.

  • Tue., 4/28/20, 67:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Drop-in Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the Honor Flight in May!

  • 5/15/9/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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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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Spring Refrigerator Magnets

All-Ages Drop-in Make decorative glass magnets in spring designs!

  • Wed., 5/6/20, 36 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 5/65/9/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Maple Seed Dragonflies

All-Ages Drop-in Celebrate the start of summer by creating your own version of one of summer's prettiest insects - the dragonfly!

  • 6/16/6/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Draw sidewalk chalk creations outside the library!

  • 6/86/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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MCPL Movie Night
"Little Women"

Adults & Teens Join us for a free screening of this 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, and bring your popcorn!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 5:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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DIY Fairy House

Adults & Teens Drop-in Decorate a fairy house using a variety of supplies!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 17 p.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Fairy Slime Lab

Kids & Teens Make colorful, sparkly slime during this event!

  • Tue., 6/16/20, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Create an Art Journal

Adults & Teens Make and decorate your own journal!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 23:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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MCPL DIY
Plastic Bottle Planters

Adults & Teens Learn about a creative use for recycled plastic bottles and tap into your own creativity at the same time!

  • Thu., 6/18/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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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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Rick Riordan Party

Kids & Teens Make crafts and engage in other fun activities related to the books of Rick Riordan!

  • Mon., 6/22/20, 23 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Bookbinding & Writing Scavenger Hunt

Kids & Teens Join us for a super-fun craft program to create a mini journal, and stick around for a scavenger hunt filled with ideas to write about in the journal!

  • Tue., 6/23/20, 24:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Make Your Own Lavender Gnome

Adults & Teens Drop-in Craft a lavender-scented gnome, with all supplies provided.

  • 7/157/16/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Hack Your Notebook: Learning to Use Paper Circuits

Adults & Teens Take your journaling and card making to the next level by adding electricity!

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

Kids & Teens Make a mystical dragon's egg during this craft event!

  • Wed., 7/22/20, 35 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Ollivander's Wand Shop

Kids & Teens Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!

  • Thu., 7/23/20, 3:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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Pirate Eye Patch Craft Program

Kids & Teens Drop-in Celebrate International Pirate Month in "Arrrrgust" by making your own eye patch!

  • 8/38/8/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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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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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in It's time for the next Friends of the Marathon County Public Library book sale, where thousands of items will be for sale at low, low prices!

  • 8/58/8/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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DIY Wind Chimes

All-Ages Drop-in Make your own set of wind chimes using natural materials!

  • 8/108/15/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Newspaper Castles

Kids & Teens Drop-in Make castles out of newspaper during this drop-in event!

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

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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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Book Club: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson

Adults & Teens Join us in October at the library book club to discuss what has been called a perfect work of unnerving terror.

  • Thu., 10/8/20, 67 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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