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Valentines craft supplies

Create a Valentine!

Children of all ages are invited to visit the library the week before Valentine's Day to create their own unique cards to give to their friends and family members. This ... (read more)
Crafts Holiday Valentines Day Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
colored art

Inside the Lines: An Adult Coloring Party!

A question for you adults: When is the last time you picked up a coloring book without kids around? Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with ... (read more)
More events in this series (23). » Crafts Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
knitting supplies

Needle Arts Night

Interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross-stitching, quilting or other needle-related crafts? People of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for time with others creating and socializing. Whether ... (read more)
More events in this series (4). » Crafts Hatley Adults | Add to your calendar.
flags and veterans

Family Fun Night: Let's Celebrate the Veterans!

Mon., 2/15/16, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
"Mail call" is one of the highlights for the veterans on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight on their way home from Washington D.C. Please join the Edgar Branch Library as ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Story Time Edgar Adults | Add to your calendar.
Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Children and their families are invited to celebrate the birthday of beloved children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel – aka "Dr. Seuss" – at this special Family Story Time! The ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
polar bear

Polar Bear Craft Day!

Tue., 2/23/16, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Have some fun with us as we celebrate International Polar Bear Day! Children of all ages are invited to a special Family Story Time where we will learn ... (read more)
Animals Crafts Story Time Hatley Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.
patchwork quilt

Quilting in the Afternoon

Quilters young and old, experienced and beginners are invited to gather to learn, create and share. This will be a hand quilting experience, so machines are not needed. Quilters are ... (read more)
More events in this series (2). » Hands-on Learning Crafts Stratford Adults | Add to your calendar.
balloon car

Mighty Mini Machines!

Thu., 2/25/16, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens are invited to create their own balloon-powered cars and mini catapults using household materials and basic scientific principles! Then, we will have contests and other activities using ... (read more)
Crafts Hands-on Learning Science Marathon City Teens | Add to your calendar.
Downton Abbey characters

MCPL DIY: "Downton Abbey" Teacup Candle and Trivia

Sat., 2/27/16, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Are you in denial about the looming series finale for "Downton Abbey"? Join us to create a teacup candle to bring a bit of Downton-inspired DIY into your home, and ... (read more)
Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
knitting supplies

Knit Night

Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing! Our monthly Knit Night continues to have a dedicated following, and new ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Crafts Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
coloring paraphernalia

Outside / Inside the Lines: Family Coloring Party

Bring the whole family and join us for this relaxing Saturday afternoon of coloring in the Children's activity room. Coloring sheets and patterns will be available for all ages, or ... (read more)
More events in this series (2). » Crafts Wausau Children Adults Parents | Add to your calendar.
easter eggs

Mosinee Social Hour: Easter Fun

Mon., 3/7/16, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adults are invited to our monthly social hour! This group meets on the first Monday of each month. Love Easter? In March, join us to make yarn Easter eggs to celebrate!
Community Crafts Holiday Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.
crochet project

Crocheting 101

Having trouble reading a crochet pattern, double crocheting or keeping count of your stitches? Whether you are new to crochet or just need a refresher, Chris Gumz will be here ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Crafts Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
Teen Tech Week logo

Teen Tech Week: Lights & Tentacles

Tue., 3/8/16, 3:30pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Tech Week by making an LED throwie and then fashioning a squid costume for their throwie. Teens will learn how to create an electric circuit and some basic sewing techniques. All supplies provided.
Technology Crafts Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
greeting cards

Make Your Own Greeting Cards

Back by popular demand, Chris Gumz will show you how to design and personalize your own custom cards. Intended for adults of all ages, all supplies provided at this fun, free event. Registration required: 715-659-3996.
More events in this series (1). » Crafts Spencer Adults | Add to your calendar.
Hawaiian paraphernalia

Hawaiian Luau!

Sat., 3/19/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to join us for a fun Hawaiian luau! Hear Hawaiian music and stories, dance, try a twirl with a hula hoop, make a lei, get your Hawaiian name and more. Free and open to the public.
Activities Crafts Story Time Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
knitting paraphernalia

Learn to Knit for Teens

Teens are invited to learn the basics of knitting, which has many proven benefits - the most important being the ability to create awesome projects for your family and friends! ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.
boat

Boat Science

Tue., 3/29/16, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn the science behind how boats float and carry heavy cargo! We will construct model boats and test their strength by seeing how much cargo (pennies) they can hold while floating in water.
Crafts Hands-on Learning Science Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
crafts

Spring Crafts DIY

Wed., 3/30/16, 12:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us on this no school day during Spring Break to create a variety of spring crafts! Children can create a sun catcher, decorate a flower pot and create other fun, spring-themed crafts. All supplies provided.
Activities Crafts Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.
fingerpainting

Regression Session for Teens

Fri., 4/1/16, 2:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens (grades 6-12), remember when life was simpler? Join us in reliving those times! Build with LEGO® blocks, play with Play-Doh®, paint with finger paints and enjoy picture books read aloud! Wearing comfy play clothes is suggested, but not mandatory.
Crafts Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Mosinee Social Hour: Card Nights

Mon., 4/4/16, 3:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for an hour of playing cards and socializing. Decks of cards will be provided, and players of all levels of skill are invited.
Activities Crafts Mosinee Adults | Add to your calendar.

Children's Festival

Sat., 4/9/16, 9:00am 3:00pm @ Marathon Park
Stop and see us at the 43rd annual Children's Festival at East Gate Hall, Marathon Park, Wausau. We will be in our usual spot in the entryway corner with information ... (read more)
Crafts Off-site Marathon Park Children | Add to your calendar.
National Library Week 2016 logo

National Library Week

Sun., 4/10/16 Fri., 4/15/16 @ MCPL Stratford
Visit the library to help us celebrate National Library Week! Stop by to say "hello," look around, check out our materials or get a new library card. Children can drop ... (read more)
Crafts National Library Week Stratford Adults Children Teens | Add to your calendar.
hearts

Hearts at the Library

Mon., 4/11/16, 1:00pm Fri., 4/15/16, 5:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Stop into the library during National Library Week and fill out a paper heart with your favorite library memory, or share why you love visiting the library. We'll put them up as a collage for everyone to see.
Crafts Writing National Library Week Athens Adults | Add to your calendar.
stepping stones

Memories, Traditions and Stepping Stones

Tue., 4/12/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Hatley
Linda Salzman of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will help present this special Family Story Time! We will hear stories and songs, and enjoy a family-centered activity celebrating traditions and ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time National Library Week Hatley Children | Add to your calendar.
pigeon

Pigeon Party

Tue., 4/12/16, 3:30pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children of all ages are invited to join us for crafts and stories celebrating the ever-popular Pigeon books by Mo Willems.
Story Time Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.
pinata

Mini Piñatas!

Wed., 4/13/16, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to design, create and decorate mini piñatas to display or use at parties. All supplies will be provided. This will be a great way to enjoy an early release day!
Crafts National Library Week Marathon City Teens | Add to your calendar.
aluminum butterflies

MCPL DIY: Aluminum Can Butterflies

Help us celebrate National Library Week's theme of transformation as we turn recycled aluminum cans into colorful butterfly decorations! Open to adults of all ages. Attend either session; both are identical. All supplies will be provided.
Crafts National Library Week Wausau Adults | Add to your calendar.
spaghetti art

Spaghetti Art

Thu., 4/14/16, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Children of all ages are invited to transform spaghetti and marshmallows into creative pieces of art! Use your creativity, imagination and engineering skills to build your masterpiece. All necessary supplies will be provided.
Crafts National Library Week Spencer Children | Add to your calendar.
fancy t-shirt

Teens Transform Tees

Thu., 4/14/16, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the National Library Week and the power of libraries to transform by learning how to transform your tee. Whether you decide to makeover your tee into a new ... (read more)
Crafts National Library Week Wausau Teens | Add to your calendar.

Library Stories and Fun

Sat., 4/16/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for this special National Library Week family story time. We'll be celebrating libraries with lots of great children's stories about libraries, books and reading. Children and ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time National Library Week Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
nebula

Tween STEAM: Create a Nebula (In a Bottle)

Tue., 4/19/16, 4:00pm 5:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens in grades 4-6 can explore astronomy at this special crafting event! Using common household materials, we will explore star formation and the science behind nebulae. When we're done, participants ... (read more)
Crafts Science Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Celebrate Hmong Culture

Sat., 4/23/16, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to join us as we partner with the Hmong American Center to celebrate Hmong Heritage Month. Hear stories and folktales, and learn about Hmong clothing, ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.
hands holding a globe

Celebrate Earth Day!

Tue., 4/26/16, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Help us celebrate and learn about our planet in honor of Earth Day! We will read books, sing songs and create crafts – all while learning about the earth ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
fairies

Fairy Fun!

Tue., 4/26/16, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library for a night of Fairy activities and fun! Rainbow Magic excerpts and other fairy stories will be read. Children will also create their own fairy wand and wooden fairy house.
Crafts Rothschild Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.