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Events: Hands On


Grab & Go
Octopus Week

Children Drop-in Celebrate one of the most intelligent creatures in the ocean (and our Summer Library Program) with a grab and go kit from the library to make your own yarn-wrapped octopus!

  • 6/136/18/22 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Three Kinds of Painting Fun!

Kids & Teens Express your creative side at the library this summer with a fun, outdoor painting program with three different types of styles!

  • Wed., 6/22/22, 2:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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T-shirt bags

Recycled T-Shirt Bags

All-Ages Join us on either of two dates to learn how to make your own bag from a recycled T-shirt and keep plastic bags out of landfills and oceans! Bring your own shirt and we'll take care of the rest!

  • Sat., 7/9/22, 1011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Bubble Science

Children To go along with our SLP theme "Oceans of Possibilities," children and their families and caregivers are invited to create something found all throughout the oceans - bubbles!

  • Fri., 7/15/22, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Stories & Crafts From the Deep Blue Sea

Children Join us at Lions Park in Spencer for a fun morning of stories and crafts during our Summer Library Program!

  • Tue., 7/19/22, 1011 a.m. @ Lions Park (Spencer)

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treasure chest

Grab & Go
Jeweled Treasure Chest

Children Drop-in Discover "Oceans of Possibilities" during MCPL's Summer Library Program and pick up this grab and go kit at any location to make your own jeweled treasure chest!

  • 7/17/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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craft supplies

Grab & Go
Locker Decorations

Teens Drop-in During the month of August, gear up to head back to school by picking up a grab and go craft kit at the library that includes supplies to make your own locker magnets!

  • 8/18/31/22 @ MCPL Mosinee

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