Events for Children
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
Hands-on learning activities for children ages 3-5! S.T.E.A.M. programs are specially focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. ... (read more)
Mon., 9/15/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Sat., 9/20/14, 9:30am – 3:00pm @ Marathon Park
Library staff and volunteers will be at United Way's annual community festival offering information about the library and providing arts & crafts and other hands-on activities for children!
Tue., 9/23/14, 5:30pm – 8:10pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited for an evening full of LEGO® activities! Kids can create LEGO art using stamp pads and LEGO blocks, build and race LEGO balloon cars, and create a mask of their favorite LEGO character. Then at 6:30pm, we'll show The LEGO Movie in the story room. (Rated PG | 100 min.)
Sat., 9/27/14, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tue., 10/7/14, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
In honor of Fire Prevention Week we invite children of all ages to join us for a special Family Story Time featuring stories and songs about fire safety, plus a visit by local firefighters!
Sat., 10/11/14, 10:00am – 2:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their families are invited to the library to celebrate Star Wars with a variety of thematically-related crafts and activities. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars characters!
Sun., 10/12/14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, will share a slideshow and video footage about the size and scale of the universe, stars and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. After the presentation, the audience will venture outside to view sunspots on the sun through a solar filter.
Thu., 10/16/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (K-5) are invited to learn about all things gross! Kids can will learn how fast germs travel, make their own "snot" (aka green slime), make fake scabs and learn about other "gross" things the body does. This event is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival.
Sat., 10/18/14, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Colossal Fossils, a Wisconsin non-profit, will share its large collection of fossils and fossil replicas during this hands-on presentation for children of all ages! The program also will share local prehistory and locations throughout Wisconsin where fossils may be found.
Mon., 10/20/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Linda Salzman from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will share ways to discipline children without yelling, plus insight into the meanings behind challenging behaviors.
Mon., 10/20/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children and their families are invited to the library to learn about pumpkins! We'll read pumpkin stories by the light of a jack-o'-lantern, discover the history of pumpkins, and share some pumpkin seed recipes.
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to the library to make new friends and discover the latest books, technology, art and writing techniques, helpful library resources and more! ... (read more)
Thu., 10/23/14, 11:00am – 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Thu., 10/23/14, 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Fri., 10/24/14, 11:00am – 12:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Fri., 10/24/14, 2:00pm – 3:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Local celebrities will share their love of books by reading some of their favorite stories to children at 10am and 11am! Free books will be distributed to children six years of age and younger after each reading session. ... (read more)
Tue., 10/28/14, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their families are invited to a special Family Story Time featuring fall and Halloween fun! Paint pumpkins and gourds, sing songs and hear stories. All ages are invited.
Tue., 10/28/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Children and their families are invited to an evening of Halloween-themed stories and activities. Children are welcome to wear costumes! Presented in partnership with the Stratford Family Resource Center.
Mon., 11/17/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children and their families will learn about things that happen in autumn every year! We will be reading related stories and making crafts as well. Everyone will be encouraged to share what they like about fall.
Wed., 11/26/14, 11:00am – 12:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Wed., 11/26/14, 2:00pm – 3:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Fri., 11/28/14, 11:00am – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Mon., 12/15/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children and their families are invited to learn about different holidays that happen at this time of the year. Everyone will be encouraged to share their family traditions. We will be reading related stories and making holiday crafts as well.