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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed by 5pm on Wed., 11/21, and closed all day Thu., 11/22.

Events: Activities

Create a Scarecrow

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to craft your own scarecrow, with all supplies provided!

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Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program.

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Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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Home School Huddle

Children's Event Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Children's Event Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room! Free, with registration required.

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Very Simply Eric Carle

Children's Event Hear stories by children's author Eric Carle, then participate in crafts and activities related to the books!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.

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Paper Snowflake Designs

All-Ages Event Drop-in Turn the library into a winter wonderland by making paper snowflakes and other winter designs!

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LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.

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CD Etching

Teen & Adult Event Teens and adults can learn how to etch creative designs into recycled CDs!

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Toddler Dance Party

Children's Event Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!

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Pokemon Club

Children's Event Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game! Free, with no registration required.

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DIY Gift Bags

Teen & Adult Event Learn how to make your own holiday gift bags during a special event at the library!

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Glitter, Glow and Dance Party

Children's Event Visit the library for a story time and craft event filled with all things sparkly, glittery and shiny!

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Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!

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Create Your Own Holiday Cards

All-Ages Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Make Your Own Play Dough

Children's Event Kids can make their own modeling clay and play dough, with all supplies provided! Registration required.

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Family Adventure Night: Thomas the Tank Engine

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the popular character Thomas the Tank Engine during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Book Folding Art

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Learn how to fold paper into certain creative designs during this free event!

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NYE Toddler Dance Party!

Children's Event Kids can celebrate the end of 2018 with a toddler dance party featuring music, props and a balloon drop!

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Create a Snowman

All-Ages Event Drop-in All ages are invited to create their own snowman using wooden craft sticks and other provided supplies!

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Adult Night at the Library: Pull String Art

Adult Event Learn the basics of string art and make your own string art creation during this free craft event!

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Family Adventure Night: Mickey Mouse Picnic

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to popular Disney character Mickey Mouse during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Pete the Cat Story Time

Children's Event Kids and families can attend this Pete the Cat-themed story time at the library!

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Homemade Pine Cone Fire Starters

Adult Event Learn how to use pine cones as a natural fire starter during this free event!

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Finger and Arm Knitting

All-Ages Event Drop-in Learn the skills of finger knitting and arm knitting during this drop-in event at the library!

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Marble Maze Run

Children's Event Kids can build their own marble maze runs and test them out during this fun building program! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Snowflake Craft Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own decorative snowflakes out of paper or with pipe cleaners and beads! All supplies provided.

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Winter Fest

Children's Event Drop-in Stop by the library during Wausau's Winter Fest to hear stories and make some fun crafts!

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International Puzzle Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate International Puzzle Day with a variety of puzzles for all ages at the library!

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Narnia Week: What Lucy Found There

Kids & Teens Event Kids, tweens and teens can make their own pine cone forests, with all supplies provided!

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Art Day with Paint Stations

Children's Event Kids can visit the library to different unique painting stations that will inspire their creativity!

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Magnet Painting for Kids

Children's Event Children are invited to drop in at the library for this fun, hands-on artistic learning activity.

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Health and Wellness Club: Treats for a Happy Heart

Adult Event Treat yourself good with a discussion about health and wellness, recipe swap and more!

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Decoupage Jars

All-Ages Event Create unique decor for your home or office! Free and all supplies provided.

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Family Adventure Night: Paw Patrol

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Paw Patrol" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Marker-Dyed Coasters

Adult Event Make decorative, colorful coasters using markers and other supplies!

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Valentine's Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special story time featuring stories, songs and a craft! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Honor Flight Mail Call

All-Ages Event Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the next Honor Flight!

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Birding for Beginners II

All-Ages Event Learn about the beautiful birds of Wisconsin and how to attract them to your own backyard.

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Teen Tech Week: Let's Get Animated!

Teen Event Drop-in Teens can drop in to make their own graphic novels and comic strips during Teen Tech Week!

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Month of Crafts and Coloring

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can celebrate National Craft Month with a different craft project each week and coloring pages all month long at the library!

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Family Adventure Night: Who is Dr. Suess?

Children's Event Hear stories written by Dr. Seuss and make fun crafts related to some of his most famous books during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Hey, It's The Sun! Story Time

Children's Event Hear stories about the sun and make a decorative craft during this special story time!

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Family Adventure Night: Peppa Pig

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Peppa Pig" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Kids' Needle Arts Night: Dry Felting

Kids & Teens Event Kids, tweens and teens can learn how to do dry felting and make their own project, with all supplies provided!

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Science Marvels

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can stop in to the library to perform their own zany science experiments, with all supplies provided!

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