Staff Reviews

The MCPL Blog

Wisconsin Science Festival: Curiosity Unleashed

Wisconsin Science Festival: Curiosity Unleashed

The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration of science focused on curiosity, creativity and community. Based in Madison, but spread out across the state, a variety of interactive science programs will be offered October 16-19, 2014. Visit their website for a full listing of ...




Pigeon book cover

Pigeon Party

Tue., 1/27/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children ages birth through 2nd grade are invited to a party celebrating the one and only Pigeon! We will read Mo Willems classics such as "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "Pigeon Needs a Bath", among others. Pigeon-related crafts will ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.
children and snowman

Winter Fest

Sat., 1/31/15, 10:30am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to join us for stories and crafts as we partner with Wausau Events to help celebrate Winter Fest. We will begin at 10:30 with a "snowy" family story time followed by art and craft projects ... (read more)
Art Community Crafts Story Time Wausau Adults Children Parents Preschool | Add to your calendar.

WAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit and Reception

Sat., 2/7/15, 9:00am Sat., 2/14/15, 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Stop by the library to view art created by students from across Wisconsin! About 40 works of art by K-12 students will be on display for one week throughout the second floor, as part of the Wisconsin Art Education Association's Youth Art ... (read more)
Art Community Crafts Wausau Adults Children Parents Teens | Add to your calendar.
dancing children

Movin' & Groovin' Mini-series

Children of all ages and their families are invited to a special three-part series of story times that are focused on movement, music, rhythm and early literacy! Each session features a different aspect of music and includes a special craft activity.
More events in this series (1). » Crafts Games Hands-on Learning Music Story Time Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.
S.T.E.A.M. logo

S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Station

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)
More events in this series (7). » Activities Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.
spaghetti building

Spaghetti Buildings

School-aged 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 weirdest building!
More events in this series (1). » Art Hands-on Learning Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Family Fun Night: Heart Warming Stories

Mon., 2/16/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
It's time for Family Fun Night! "Heart Warming Stories" with Linda Salzman Wausau Family Resource Center Program Coordinator,Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Community Services. Linda will join us as children and adults alike listen to stories, and make a special Valentine candle. ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Edgar Adults Children Parents | Add to your calendar.
tweens

Tween Club

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)
More events in this series (3). » Hands-on Learning Crafts Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Family Lego Club

Mon., 2/23/15, 5:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO and DUPLO blocks!
Activities Spencer Children | Add to your calendar.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Sat., 2/28/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Help us celebrate the wild and wacky world of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss with a morning of Seuss stories, arts, crafts and more. Families, children, adults, and seniors are all invited to attend this free, fun event. ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Games Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Adults Children Parents Preschool Seniors | Add to your calendar.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Tue., 3/3/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
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 morning will be filled with stories, arts & crafts and other Seuss-themed ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Rothschild Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

Help Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Yertle the Turtle Craft Event!

Tue., 3/3/15, 10:30am 10:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Join us Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Hatley Branch Library for Family Story Time celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We will have stories, rhyming fun and a “crafty” activity creating your own Yertle the Turtle to take home! ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Hatley Adults Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.

World Read Aloud Day

Wed., 3/4/15, 2:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
March 4 is World Read Aloud Day, which calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories for all ages! MCPL-Wausau will offer read aloud sessions throughout the day. Children birth to preschool and their caregivers can join us at ... (read more)
Activities E-books Technology Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Art Cluster Student Artwork On Display

Sat., 3/7/15, 11:30am 1:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! A reception is being held for friends and relatives of students in Wausau School District's Art Cluster program. Everyone is invited to see and celebrate the beautiful works of art created by our local grade-school students. Student art will be on display ... (read more)
Art Community Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Educators | Add to your calendar.

Movie Night: "Big Hero 6"

Tue., 3/10/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a free movie on the library's third floor! When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot ... (read more)
Community Movie Technology Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Experimenting with Yarn

Thu., 3/12/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and tweens are invited to experiment with yarn and try their hand at weaving with common household items including paper plates and straws during this event to celebrate Teen Tech Week: Libraries are for Making. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to ... (read more)
Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Family Fun Night: Reading with animals

Mon., 3/16/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
It's time for Family Fun Night! Reading is FUN! Everyone is asked to bring in their favorite stuffed animal to listen and read stories to. There may even be some real therapy dogs to read to! Everyone will be encouraged to ... (read more)
Activities Animals Crafts Edgar Adults Children Parents | Add to your calendar.

Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin's Traveling Exhibition

Wed., 3/18/15 Wed., 5/20/15 @ MCPL Wausau
Stop by the library to view works of art created by children, young adults and adults with disabilities from across Wisconsin. The "Creative Power" traveling exhibition includes 30 pieces of art, and is curated by VSA Wisconsin, a group dedicated to providing ... (read more)
Art Community Wausau Adults Children Educators Parents Teens | Add to your calendar.

Anna's Million Dollar Cow

Sat., 3/21/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Families with young children are invited to hear Marathon County children's author Mary Denk perform a hilarious enactment of her book "Ann's Million Dollar Cow" with her friend Marilyn Sonnentag playing the part of the cow. Art and craft projects related to ... (read more)
Author Visit Book Club Crafts Story Time Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

Spring Break: DIY Crafts

Mon., 3/30/15, 11:30am 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited to create a variety of craft projects at the library during Spring Break! Project ideas, supplies and guidance will be provided by library staff.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Story Time with the Humane Society!

Tue., 3/31/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children of all ages are invited to discover what the Humane Society of Marathon County is all about! Meet a member of their staff and one of their friendly animals. We also will share stories and songs about pets.
Animals Story Time Rothschild Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

Spring Break: Children's Movie Matinee

Tue., 3/31/15, 11:00am 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to view "The Penguins of Madagascar" during this special Spring Break movie matinee! The movie is 92 minutes long and rated PG.
Movie Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

Create with Rainbow Loom®!

Tue., 3/31/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Tweens (grades 3-5) can make colorful, woven rubber band artwork and jewelry using Rainbow Loom®! Library staff will demonstrate basic weaving techniques and ideas, and kids can make their own projects to take home. All supplies provided.
Art Crafts Rothschild Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

"Frozen" Coding

Wed., 4/1/15, 1:00pm 5:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Activities Games Hands-on Learning Technology Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Spring Break: Lego Club

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.
Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

Experimenting with Yarn: Hand and Arm Knitting

Thu., 4/2/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Spring Break: Children's Movie Matinee

Fri., 4/3/15, 11:00am 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch the movie "Annie" on the library's third floor during Spring Break! The movie is 118 minutes long and rated PG.
Movie Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

2nd Annual Duct Tape-Palooza

Tue., 4/7/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
It's Back!! Duct Tape-Palooza is back with more fun duct tape crafts to explore. Tweens will be making favorites from last year and new fun projects including bookmarks, bracelets, wallets, pens, and more. Come and create with lots of different duct tape ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Enchanted Miniature Woodland Gardens

Tue., 4/14/15, 6:00pm 6:45pm @ MCPL Stratford
NEW! How do fairies plant their gardens, create their pathways and build their water features? Join Master Gardener Volunteer Eileen Riehle who will share tips with you on creating and planting your own woodland, herb or other miniature garden. This program ... (read more)
Nature Stratford Adults Children | Add to your calendar.

Dinosaur Science

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.
Animals Hands-on Learning Nature Science Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Alien Species Invade the Library! Part One

Sat., 4/18/15, 10:30am Wed., 4/8/15, 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Presented by Snapshot Science, LLC, in collaboration with Robert E. 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)
Activities Community Crafts Gardening Hands-on Learning Nature Outdoor Recreation Science Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Family Fun Night: Spring is here!

Mon., 4/20/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
It's time for Family Fun Night! Spring is here! With spring in the air stories and crafts will feature springs things, from butterflies to caterpillars' and flower. There will also be a presentation on how the MCPL website can help make summer ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Edgar Adults Children Parents | Add to your calendar.

Celebrate Earth Day!

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)
Crafts Hands-on Learning Nature Story Time Rothschild Adults Children Parents Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Experimenting with Yarn: Basic Knitting

Thu., 4/23/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and tweens are invited to experiment with yarn and try their hand at basic knitting. Basic knitting stitches will be taught and a pattern for an easy wash cloth will be shared.
Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Celebrate Hmong Stories and Culture

Sat., 4/25/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! 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)
Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Adults Children Parents Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Boat Science

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.
Hands-on Learning Science Rothschild Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.

Heroes of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Mon., 6/15/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
NEW! "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 Spencer Branch Library on June 15, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm as we make cards and ... (read more)
Crafts Spencer Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 6/16/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 6/30/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 7/7/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Local Heroes: The Mosinee Police Department

Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
NEW! Children are invited to meet members of Mosinee's police department. The police will teach everyone about how they protect their community and how you can help them out by staying safe.
Community Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 7/14/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 7/21/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Local Heroes: The Mosinee Firefighters

Wed., 7/22/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Come to the library to meet the Mosinee firefighters and learn how to stay safe in a fire!
Fire Safety Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 7/28/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Local Heroes: Humane Society of Marathon County

Wed., 7/29/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Ever wonder how you can help animals in need? Come to the Mosinee Branch to learn about the Humane Society of Marathon County. Find out how the organization promotes the welfare of local animals and how you can get involved.
Animals Community Social Issues Volunteer Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 8/4/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 8/11/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tue., 8/18/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
NEW! Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
None 0 Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Visit the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) for access to thousands of children's books, magazines, videos, audio books, music and more! Plus, MCPL offers a variety of children's events including story times, arts and crafts, sing-alongs, summer reading program, hands-on learning, musical performances, puppet shows and more! MCPL children's activities are intended for children (pre-K–grade 5) and tweens (grades 3–5). Teen programming (grades 6-12) is offered via our TeenZone / Teen Services program.