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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Wed., 7/4.

Events: Crafts

CLICK for Babies

Adult Event Drop-in All MCPL locations will serve as collection sites for knit and crocheted baby caps for the 2018 Wisconsin CLICK for Babies: Period of Purple Crying. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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Library Paper Flower Garden

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate summer by helping the library "cultivate" a colorful paper flower garden! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Needle Arts at the Library

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!

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Celebrate the USA Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic story time and craft event!

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Marker Explosions!

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Teens and adults are invited to make their own firework-like designs on tiles and fabrics during this Fourth of July-inspired craft event!

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Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library monthly on the first Thursday over the summer and show us how libraries can "rock!" by decorating your own rocks with all sorts of art supplies!

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Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Children's Event Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!

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CD Scratch Art

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Tweens and teens are invited to the library to create their own wall hanging using compact discs!

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Summer Craft: Handmade Maracas

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own handmade maracas! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Make Your Own Musical Instruments!

Children's Event Drop-in To celebrate our "Libraries Rock" Summer Library Program, children of all ages are invited to create their own musical instruments, with all supplies provided!

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages 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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Keep Cool Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Keep cool this July and join us for our special story time celebrating the hot days of summer with songs, tales and crafts!

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Teen Craft Day

Teen Event Drop-in Teens! Visit the library and leave with an awesome craft!

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Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

All-Ages Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks and then hide them around their community! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Kids Needle Arts Night

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of finger knitting and make their own knitted accessories during this free program at the library!

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Create Your Own Mosaics!

Teen Event Drop-in Teens are invited to stop by the library to create their own colorful mosaics! Free and all supplies provided.

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DIY Marbled Paper

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Ever wanted to add that extra touch to paper crafts? Marbling is the perfect technique to create that beautiful artistic design!

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Summer Craft: Marching Ants

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own crafted ants! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Harry Potter Owl Craft

Children's Event Drop-in Patrons are invited to stop in any time we're open during the week of July 30th to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a make-your-own Hedwig owl craft!

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Let's Make Some Noise! Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Kids and families can attend this story time focusing on musical instruments at the library!

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Ollivander's Wand Shop

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!

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Crafted Rock Photo Holder

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Teens and adults can make their own unique photo holder using rocks, paint and wire!

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Chalk Up A Storm: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens, teens and their families are invited to decorate the sidewalk outside the library during this week.

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Under The Sea Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Visit the library for a special underwater-themed story time complete with crafts, songs and more!

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Fiber Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Summer Craft: Dino Buddies!

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to craft their own dinosaur! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Recycled CD Coasters

Adult Event Drop-in Make your own set of stylish coasters using recycled CDs and a variety of craft materials! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Beauty Products

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Join us to learn how to make your own beauty products and take it home with you!

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Summer Craft: Monkey Hats

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own monkey hats! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Adult Event Drop-in Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes such as red cabbage, carrot greens and more during this free informational presentation!

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Learn to Embroider

Adult Event Drop-in Adults can get an introduction to embroidery during this free class at the library!

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Create a Grandparents Day Card!

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can prepare for Grandparents Day by making a handmade card for their grandma or grandpa, with all supplies provided!

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Origami Afternoon

All-Ages Event Drop-in Come try your hand at folding paper into various creative shapes at the library! All ages welcome.

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Pokemon Club

Children's Event Drop-in 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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A Week of International Dot Day

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in We're turning International Dot Day into Dot Week! Children can use dot markers to color in dot worksheets, and teens can practice their pointillism skills to create artwork. Children and teens can come any time during library hours.

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Afternoon Poetry Workshop

Adult Event Drop-in Are you a poet? Or do you love to write and are looking for an opportunity to enhance your writing skills with that certain creative touch? We are here to help! Join us at the library for an afternoon with poet Dawn Anderson.

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Fall Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate the arrival of fall with a fun craft you can take home! Free and all supplies provided.

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Fall Leaves Fall

Children's Event Drop-in Autumn leaves are falling down! Join us for a special story time and help us welcome in the colorful Autumn season with songs, crafts and games.

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Button Making For Tweens and Teens

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Teens and tweens are invited to stop by the library and get creative designing their own buttons.

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3D Paper Sculptures

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages are invited to drop in at the library to explore the wonderful versatility of paper and create three dimensional paper sculptures.

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Still Life Sketching

All-Ages Event Drop-in Sketch a variety of still life drawings during this creative all-ages event!

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Quilting & Crafting

Adult Event Drop-in Work on your quilting projects at the library with your friends and neighbors and learn a new craft!

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Stratford Stitchers & Rippers

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Do some math work with your patchwork! Join us every other Tuesday in Stratford to discover the beauty of math through the art of quilting!

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Cotton Swab Flowers

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Join us for this fun and creative craft project, where we'll transform some simple household items into beautiful flowers! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Scratch Art Creations

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Day of the Dead Origami Bookmarks

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos by making decorated skull-shaped bookmarks!

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