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Raise Great Kids Parent Survey

Raise Great Kids Parent Survey

If you are a parent, guardian, grandparent, or child caregiver, we would like your input! Raisgreatkids.org is a local website put out by a collaborative effort of community partners under the Early Years Coalition. Marathon County Public Library is a member of this coalition, and we need your help ...




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 ... (read more)
Art Community Wausau Adults Children Teens | Add to your calendar.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thu., 4/30/15, 1:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Athens
It’s poem in your pocket day! Stop into the library and share your favorite poem by writing it on one of our pocket shaped pieces of paper. Don’t have a ... (read more)
Poetry Athens Children Adults | Add to your calendar.
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.
More events in this series (31). » Hands-on Learning Athens Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Pigeon Party

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

Willy Wonka's Magical Chocolate Factory

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 ... (read more)
Hands-on Learning Theatre Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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Bicycle Wausau: Family Bike Safety Day

Sat., 5/9/15, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for the second annual Bicycle Wausau bike safety day! This year the focus is on families: guided rides through the area around the library, child and adult bike inspections from staff at several local shops, a rodeo for kids to ride through, decoration station and helmets for anyone who doesn't already own one. Wausau Police and EMTs also will be on hand to share safety tips and road rules. Anyone who completes the rodeo or family ride is eligible for prizes! ... (read more)
Activities Community Hands-on Learning Health Outdoor Recreation Sports Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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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 (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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Alien Species Invade the Library!

Sat., 5/16/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ Monk Gardens
Join us out at beautiful Monk Gardens in Wausau for part 2 of our Alien Species event. Children and families can enjoy a morning of fresh air and nature, ... (read more)
Gardening Hands-on Learning Nature Off-site Monk Gardens Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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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.
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Summer Reading Party

Mon., 6/8/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Help us celebrate the start of summer and the Summer Reading Club by joining us for a special story time! We'll have superhero-themed books and activities to share. After the ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Story Time Slp Athens Children Early Elementary Preschool | Add to your calendar.
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World Oceans Day

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 ... (read more)
Crafts Nature Story Time Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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Experiments With Paint

Fri., 6/12/15, 1:30pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
School-aged children (grades K-5) are invited to the library for messy and fun experiments with paint! Children can try a variety of techniques such as fingerpainting and watercolors. Some non-traditional ... (read more)
Crafts Slp Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Heroes from Another Age

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, ... (read more)
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning History Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Heroes of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight

Mon., 6/15/15, 6:00pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Spencer
"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 ... (read more)
Crafts Slp Spencer Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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"Sweet Dreams" Story Time

Families, please join us for an evening family story time this summer. Children can wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed toy. No registration required.
More events in this series (8). » Story Time Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

The Sword in the Stone

You will not want to miss this engaging adaptation of the legendary story of the relationship between the future King Arthur and the wise old sorcerer Merlin. Children of all ... (read more)
Theatre Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

My Dad is My Superhero

Tue., 6/16/15, 11:00am 3:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children of all ages can create a hero-themed Father's Day card for their favorite superhero...DAD! Show Dad how much his "super powers" are appreciated.
Crafts Slp Marathon City Children Preschool Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin!
More events in this series (17). » None 0 Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

Favorite Hero Stories and Crafts

Wed., 6/17/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Stratford
Visit the Stratford Library dressed like your favorite hero, hear stories about heroes and make craft projects related to superheroes.
Activities Crafts Story Time Slp Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.

Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 6/17/15, 1:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "The Incredibles" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "The Incredibles" is 115 minutes long and rated PG. The movie ... (read more)
Movie Slp Wausau Children Early Elementary Preschool Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Searching for a Superhero

Randy Peterson, a nationally-recognized children's musician, tells a musical story about a boy who is on a mission to meet a superhero. Sing-along songs and audience participation are part of his unforgettable shows.
Music Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.

The Soda Pups

Meet the "Soda Pups", trained Pomeranian dogs named after soft drinks who will perform amazing tricks and obedience skills. Children may pet the dogs after the show. Free and open to the public.
Animals Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
Atomic Fistpunch artwork

Create Your Own Comic!

Tue., 6/23/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and tweens! Learn the comic-creating process step-by-step, including demonstrations by Drew Maxwell, creator of the Atomic Fistpunch webcomic! You will learn secrets to creating awesome comics of ... (read more)
Art Writing Workshop Slp Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.
David Stokes

Nature's Biggest, Fastest, Strongest and Smelliest

Environmental educator David Stokes shares stories and songs about nature's biggest, fastest, strongest and smelliest animals. With his infectious enthusiasm, humor and live animals, all ages will be captivated. Free and open to the public.
Animals Nature Slp Marathon Elementary Children | Add to your calendar.

Tom Pease

Children and their families are invited to receive a great big "musical hug" from Tom Pease. Tom is a regionally-renowned musician, storyteller and humorist. This family-friendly program is free and open to the public.
Music Slp Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.
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No Yelling!

Wed., 6/24/15, 5:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Marathon City
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. ... (read more)
Parenting Series Children Marathon City Adults | Add to your calendar.

Professor Marvel's Superhero Magic Show

Lynn and Rob Halbrook (aka Professor Marvel) present a fun, fast-paced magical show focusing on superheroes in books and the hero in each one of us. Children of all ages will not want to miss this exciting, interactive show.
None 0 Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
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Local Heroes: Wausau Fire Department

Sat., 6/27/15, 10:30am 12:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Our local heroes from the Wausau Fire Department will be here to talk to children and families about fire safety and fighting fires. Themed stories for children will be shared ... (read more)
Fire Safety Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 7/1/15, 1:00pm 2:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "Despicable Me" will be shown at 1pm ... (read more)
Movie Slp Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 7/1/15, 2:45pm 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Despicable Me" and "Despicable Me 2" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "Despicable Me" will be shown at 1pm ... (read more)
Movie Slp Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.
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Heroes in our Community

Tue., 7/7/15, 10:30am 11:15am @ MCPL Rothschild
Come join this special Story Time and learn about the different heroes in our community through books and songs. A special guest will be making an appearance to speak about what job he has in the community! All ages are welcome!
Community Story Time Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
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Hero Day!

Tue., 7/7/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children can become the superhero they always wanted to become. Whether a famous favorite, local hero or their own personal version of a superhero, children (with the help of parents ... (read more)
Crafts Slp Hatley Children Early Elementary | Add to your calendar.
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Local Heroes: The Mosinee Police Department

Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Mosinee
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 Slp Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
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Superhero Training Camp

Wed., 7/8/15, 1:00pm 2:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Children of all ages are invited to a superhero training camp where they will create their own superhero identity and practice their hero skills at different stations. This event is free and open to the public.
Activities Crafts Slp Athens Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Stamp and Sticker Party

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.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Slp Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Paws Enforcing Laws

Sat., 7/11/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to meet our local heroes: Deputy Cory S. Gladden and his dog Radar from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, K-9 Unit. With Radar's help, ... (read more)
Animals Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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Bracelets for a Cause

Tue., 7/14/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teens and Tweens: Would you like to make a difference in a young child's life? Please join us to create some really cool bracelets that we can donate ... (read more)
Charity Crafts Slp Wausau Children Teens Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Read books and juggle everything else!

The Truly Remarkable Loon will amaze you as he juggles balls, clubs, bean bag chairs, books, and performs his plate-spinning routine. All ages are welcome to attend this free performance.
Juggling Slp Hatley Children | Add to your calendar.

Craft Day!

Children of all ages are invited to join us to create art and craft projects with a hero theme. This is a drop-in activity. All supplies are provided. Free and open to the public.
Art Crafts Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
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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 Slp Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.

Mr. Steve, Master Facilitator of Fun

Join us for Mr. Steve, a.k.a. "The Master Facilitator of Fun”. There will be plenty of audience participation in this fast-paced musical comedy show as Steve Lundquist performs silly magic ... (read more)
Music Slp Rothschild Children | Add to your calendar.
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Washi Tape-Palooza

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.
Crafts Slp Wausau Children Early Elementary Tweens | Add to your calendar.
Hercules DVD cover

Children's Superhero Matinee

Fri., 7/24/15, 1:00pm 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Hercules" in the children's aquarium room for a special hero matinee! "Hercules" is 93 minutes long and rated G. The movie is about ... (read more)
Movie Slp Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Building Adventures

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.
Activities Hands-on Learning Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Spaghetti Buildings

Tue., 7/28/15, 1:30pm 2:30pm @ MCPL Stratford
"Unlimited possibilities @ your library" – school-age children 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!
Activities Crafts Slp Stratford Children | Add to your calendar.
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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 Volunteer Slp Mosinee Children | Add to your calendar.
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Hometown Heroes

Wed., 7/29/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Library staff and various "Heroes of Edgar" will be doing art and craft projects together! Children of all ages are invited to meet a policeman, a fireman, a teacher and others.
Crafts Slp Edgar Children | Add to your calendar.

Lots of Dots!

Sat., 8/8/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Families and children are invited to hear stories and create art together using all kinds of dots and other circular materials. All materials will be provided; free and open to the public.
Art Slp Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Pool Party!

Tue., 8/11/15, 1:00pm 7:50pm @ Wausau Outdoor Pools
Family members are invited to swim at Wausau's outdoor pools for free with a library card, thanks to a partnership with Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. One card is good for the entire family.
Outdoor Recreation Slp Wausau Outdoor Pools Children | Add to your calendar.
Monsters vs Aliens DVD cover

Children's Superhero Matinee

Wed., 8/12/15, 1:00pm 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children and families are invited to watch "Monsters vs. Aliens" in the children's aquarium room for a special superhero matinee! "Monsters vs. Aliens" is 94 minutes long and rated PG. ... (read more)
Movie Slp Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Design a Gratitude Journal or Book Bag

Thu., 8/13/15, 6:30pm 8:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens! Come join us to design your choice between a book bag or journal, and learn what being grateful really means. Get inspired by some positive quotes, and ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Slp Wausau Children Tweens | Add to your calendar.

Every Reader a Hero Party

Sat., 8/15/15, 10:30am 12:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Celebrate the everyday hero within you at this congratulatory party for our summer readers. We'll have stories, art and craft projects, games, building materials, and other projects for you. We ... (read more)
Activities Art Crafts Games Slp Wausau 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.