School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library to explore computer coding using a "Frozen" themed activity made available by code.org. Children will learn how to move Anna and Elsa across the ice using computer blocks. Coding games and activities without ... (read more)
Thu., 4/2/15, 11:30am – 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using Lego blocks at this specially-scheduled session of our weekly Lego Club! Blocks and inspiration will be provided by library staff.
Thu., 4/2/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of creation and socializing. The library will provide pattern books and other resources, along with some knitting supplies, but knitters are invited to bring their own supplies as ... (read more)
Teens and tweens will have an opportunity to experiment with yarn in the second of a three part event. Our second event will feature finger and arm knitting. Arm knitting can be used to create cowls,scarves or even large blankets. Finger knitting ... (read more)
Tue., 4/7/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to our second annual Duct Tape Palooza with even more fun duct tape crafts to explore! Projects will include favorites from last year, plus bookmarks, bracelets, wallets, pens and more. Come and create with lots of different ... (read more)
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)
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
Tue., 4/14/15, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
In honor of the National Library Week theme – "Unlimited possibilities @ your library" – school-age children (grades K-5) are invited to construct buildings out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Use your creativity, imagination, and engineering skills to build the tallest, widest, or ... (read more)
Wed., 4/15/15, 1:30pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to create and test their own unique magnetic microbot while learning about scientific advancements in the robotics field. All necessary supplies will be provided.
Thu., 4/16/15, 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tap into your creative side with bubble magnets! Cut out pictures from magazines, comic books or other media and glue it to a marble to magnify the image. Then, glue it to a magnet and you've got fun decorations for the house, ... (read more)
Thu., 4/16/15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to discover the world of dinosaurs. Children will get to excavate dinosaurs from dirt, create fossils out of clay, and attempt to recreate a dinosaur skeleton.
Sat., 4/18/15, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Presented by Snapshot Science, LLC, in collaboration with Robert W. Monk Gardens and Marathon County Public Library: Do you like nature and science? Do you want to see alien species invading Wisconsin? Do you want to learn how to plant seeds ... (read more)
Tue., 4/21/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Help us celebrate and learn about our Earth in honor of Earth Day! We will read books, sing songs and create crafts – all while learning about the earth and how we can keep it a safe and wonderful place. Children of ... (read more)
Thu., 4/23/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Come learn about gardening and get your hands dirty! MCPL Wausau is partnering with Robert W. Monk Gardens to provide a series of garden programs. The first pair of programs-"Container Gardening"-at the library will teach you the ins and outs of container ... (read more)
Sat., 4/25/15, 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, learn about Hmong clothing, language, and story cloths (pa ndau). Participants will be also have the ... (read more)
Wed., 5/6/15, 1:30pm – 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teens in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to create their own Zentangle and Mandala artwork. These fun and easy to learn art forms are relaxing, beautiful, and unique. All supplies will be provided. This will be a great way to enjoy ... (read more)
Sat., 5/9/15, 10:30am – 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
The magical world of candy man Willy Wonka is brought to life in this amazing show by Robert and Lynn Halbook. Willy's adventure begins with recounting the Golden Tickets that changed five children's lives. This show features interactive theatre with lots ... (read more)
Tue., 5/19/15, 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.
Sat., 6/6/15, 11:30am – 1:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. No registration required. ... (read more)
Mon., 6/8/15, 6:00pm – 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
We are celebrating World Oceans Day with a presentation by aquarium expert Darren Letner. World Oceans Day helps raise awareness about the importance of protecting this irreplaceable resource. Darren will have fossils available for participants to examine and will answer questions and ... (read more)
Sat., 6/13/15, 10:00am – 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Families, teens and tweens are invited to learn about heroes and heroism from the past. The Shire of Falcon's Keep, a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, will visit the library to demonstrate sword fighting, share crafts and teach ... (read more)
Fri., 7/10/15, 1:30pm – 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library to create cards and decorate other projects with a variety of stamps and stickers. All materials and supplies will be provided.
Mon., 7/20/15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm @ MCPL Spencer
Join the Spencer Branch Library on July 20th from 6:00pm,- 7:30pm to read to a therapy dog. Children are invited to come and practice their reading to a well trained therapy dog. Your child will enjoy reading out loud as ... (read more)
Thu., 7/23/15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to make a variety of washi tape crafts! Children can use this decorative masking tape to decorate magnets, pencils, bookmarks and other materials. All supplies and materials will be provided.
Sat., 7/25/15, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to build and create together with blocks, tinker toys and other materials. This family-friendly program involves hands-on, open-ended exploration. All materials will be provided. It is free and open to the public.
Mon., 7/27/15, 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the library to watch and discuss a selection of talks from the TED lecture series! (TED is a nonprofit group dedicated to sharing ideas in the form of powerful talks up to 20 min. in length.) All TED programs are free ... (read more)
Sat., 9/19/15, 10:30am – 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Wear your favorite party hat, bring your best friend, get your giggles on and dance on in. Gerald, the pessimistic elephant created by author Mo Willems, doesn’t think that it will be much fun, but Piggie is absolutely sure that you’re going ... (read more)