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Book Babies Story Time...Revamped!

Book Babies Story Time...Revamped!

Beginning Monday, January 5, 2015, MCPL is taking a new approach to Book Babies Story time. Story time will begin at 10 a.m., and just like usual, provide 15 minutes of books, songs, and rhymes. But then, parents and babies are encouraged to hang out after and give babies a chance to do ...




LEGO blocks

Family LEGO® Club

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
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Spanish Story Time

Wed., 9/9/15, 10:00am 10:30am @ MCPL Wausau
This interactive story time will introduce children and families to literature, reading and the Spanish language and culture through finger plays, music, dance, and games in Spanish and English. ... (read more)
Story Time Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
LEGO blocks

LEGO® Building Night

Children and their families are invited to imagine, build and create together with LEGO® and DUPLO® blocks. This is a drop-in program so come any time during this time period. ... (read more)
More events in this series (7). » Hands-on Learning Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Thu., 9/17/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, school-aged children (grades K-5) are invited for a night of pirate activities. Learn what your pirate name is, learn how to talk ... (read more)
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Elephgant and Piggie

Elephant & Piggie Party

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 ... (read more)
Crafts Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Family Fun Night: Let's Go Exploring

Mon., 9/21/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children and their families are invited to come explore and learn about animals that live in the wild. We will be reading related stories and doing craft projects.
Activities Games Edgar Adults Children Parents | Add to your calendar.
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CommUNITY Fest

Sat., 9/26/15, 9:00am 2:00pm @ CommUNITY Fest
Come and visit us at United Way's Community Fest at Marathon Park. We will have crafts and activities for children and information about the library. We will be looking for ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Community Fest Children | Add to your calendar.
books and an e-reader

Library Tips & Tricks

Tue., 9/29/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for an informative presentation on how to use your local library to its fullest potential. Topics will include how to find books in the library, use the online catalog, access e-books, navigate online reference resources, and more!
E-books Hands-on Learning Library Learning Mosinee Adults Children Parents | Add to your calendar.
fall leaves

Harvest Fest

Sat., 10/3/15, 10:30am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us as we partner with Wausau Events for Harvest Fest. Fall-themed stories for the whole family will be shared at 10:30am followed by art and craft projects until 3:00pm. Free and open to the public.
Crafts Story Time Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
pipe cleaner ninja

Housewares in Disguise!

Wed., 10/7/15, 1:30pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens can create their own "ninja" or "superhero" using common household items like straws, clothespins, markers and beads. Creativity, imagination and your own unique style will all come ... (read more)
Crafts Marathon City Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.
Star Wars Reads Day logo

Star Wars Reads Day

Sat., 10/10/15, 10:30am 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!
Activities Crafts Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
rubber band art

Create with Rainbow Loom®!

Tue., 10/13/15, 6:00pm 7:30pm @ 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.
Crafts Rothschild Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
pirates

Family Fun Night: Pirates' Treasure

Mon., 10/19/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children and their families are invited to learn about pirates and buried treasure. We will be reading related stories and doing craft projects.
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monster bookmarks

Monster Bookmarks

School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to create a monster bookmark on this no-school day! Create a scary, friendly or goofy monster that looks like it is eating your book! ... (read more)
More events in this series (1). » Activities Crafts Holiday Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Create a Constellation Guide Book (Wisconsin Science Festival)

Thu., 10/22/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and Tweens are invited to create a constellation guide book. Participants will learn about the location and mythology behind some of the 88 Modern Constellations visible in the Northern sky at night.
Crafts Science Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Bubble Science

Thu., 10/22/15, 6:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to create a variety of bubble experiments. Create your own unique bubble wand, reusable bubble goo, and other fun and wacky bubble experiments. This event is a part of the Wisconsin Science Festival (http://www.wisconsinsciencefest.org).
Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Children's Halloween Movie Matinee

Fri., 10/23/15, 11:00am 3:35pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Hocus Pocus" on the library's third floor! Join us on this no-school day to watch a classic Halloween movie. "Hocus Pocus" follows three ... (read more)
Movie Paranormal Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Saturday Building Adventures

Sat., 10/24/15, 1:30pm 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and their families are invited to build and create together with multiple types of building materials: Tinkertoys, Gears, LEGO and DUPLO blocks, wood blocks and other materials. This family-friendly ... (read more)
Activities Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
pumpkins

Pumpkin and Gourd Decorating

Tue., 10/27/15, 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.
Crafts Story Time Rothschild Children Preschool | Add to your calendar.
digital pattern

Digital Story Time

Thu., 10/29/15, 6:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a digital story time to watch and listen to animated talking picture books. We will be using the library's online resources to help tell the stories and will show parents how to access the sites we use.
E-books Story Time Technology Athens Children | Add to your calendar.

Boo! It's Halloween

Sat., 10/31/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Join us for a bewitching morning of family fun with not-too-spooky stories, art and craft projects, and other Halloween fun. Come in costume if you wish. Free and open to the public.
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Wausau Adults Children Parents Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Fairy Fun

Thu., 11/12/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library for a night of Rainbow Magic Fairy activities and fun! Rainbow Magic stories and excerpts from the series will be read. Children will also create their own fairy wand and wooden fairy house.
Activities Art Crafts Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Dinosaurs Roar

Sat., 11/14/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Roar! Practice your dinosaur roar because children and their families are invited to join us for all things dinosaur. We will be sharing stories and information, songs, crafts and other ... (read more)
Animals Crafts Hands-on Learning History Nature Story Time Wausau Adults Children Parents Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Family Fun Night: Fall Colors

Mon., 11/16/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
NEW! Children and their families are invited to learn about fall colors and scarecrows. We will be reading related stories and doing craft projects.
Crafts Story Time Edgar Adults Children Parents Preschool | Add to your calendar.

International Games Day

Sat., 11/21/15, 10:00am 2:00pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Celebrate International Games Day at your library! MCPL Rothschild will have a variety of board games for the entire family to enjoy.
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International Games Day

Sat., 11/21/15, 10:00am 2:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Celebrate International Games Day at your library! We will have a variety of board games and card games available, or you can game online using one of our public computers. ... (read more)
Activities Community Games Hands-on Learning Technology Marathon City Adults Children | Add to your calendar.

International Games Day

Sat., 11/21/15, 12:00pm 4:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
The Marathon County Public Library and the DC Everest Gaming Club invite everyone to get their game on at the library! The second floor will have a variety of ... (read more)
Games Wausau Adults Children Parents Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.
Pigeon book cover

Pigeon Party

Wed., 11/25/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Athens
NEW! Help us celebrate Picture Book Month with a Pigeon Party! Children of all ages are invited to a party celebrating the one and only Pigeon. We will read Mo ... (read more)
Crafts Story Time Athens Children | Add to your calendar.

Children's Matinee

Fri., 11/27/15, 11:00am 3:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch the 2015 remake of the classic tale "Cinderella" on the library's third floor. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself ... (read more)
Movie Wausau Adults Children Early Elementary Parents | Add to your calendar.

Family Holiday Craft Fair

Thu., 12/10/15, 3:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Want to give your mom or grandma something special this holiday season, but don't know what? How about creating something yourself to give as a gift? Come to ... (read more)
Art Crafts Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.
holiday ornament

DIY Holiday Cards and Ornaments

Thu., 12/10/15, 4:30pm 7:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Why buy when you can DIY? Children and adults are invited to the library to create custom holiday greeting cards and ornaments! This is a drop-in activity, so stop by any time during the event. All necessary supplies will be provided.
Crafts Holiday Mosinee Adults Children | Add to your calendar.

Gingerbread-Who? Can't Catch Me

Sat., 12/12/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
NEW! Can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread-Who? "Gingerbread-Who" wants to masquerade this holiday season as your favorite book character. Could it be Pete the Gingerbread Cat, Fancy Gingerbread Nancy, Elephant and ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Games Holiday Story Time Wausau Adults Children Parents Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Family Fun Night: We are Soldiers!

Mon., 12/21/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
NEW! Children and their families are invited to learn about different stories and adventures with soldiers. Everyone will be encouraged to share their family stories.
Crafts Story Time Edgar Adults Children Parents Preschool | Add to your calendar.

Story Time

Thu., 1/7/16, 10:30am Thu., 5/26/16, 10:00am @ MCPL Marathon City
Preschool Families: Join us for stories, music, and other literature-based activities at the Marathon City Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am!
Activities Story Time Marathon City Adults Children Parents Preschool | 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.